The global market is fragmented with no particular chain taking a large share of the worldwide market. Market leaders are rather limited to more local (countries, geographical region) ranks. Amongst the health & fitness club companies with revenues in excess of one billion U.S. dollars in 2017 are Planet Fitness, Life Time Fitness, Anytime Fitness and ClubCorp. In 2017, a total of more than 200 thousand fitness & health clubs were in operation worldwide, of which about 38.5 thousand are located in the United States. These clubs in the U.S. had about 55 million members. Globally more than 170 million people were members of a health/fitness club.
About 25 percent of people in the United States, who work out at least once a month, say that exercise, workout or sports in general is part of their daily routine according to a Statista survey. Almost two thirds of people who regularly exercise are, or have been at some point, a member health club or gym. The main reasons for exercising are - to stay healthy, weight reduction, optimizing strength and/or endurance and to get a better looking body and improving overall appearance.