Health & Fitness Clubs - Statistics & Facts

Health and fitness clubs provide their customers with the infrastructure for their workouts and physical activity in exchange for a membership fee. The global fitness and health club industry generates more than 80 billion U.S. dollars in revenue per year. The North American market had an estimated size of more than 32 billion U.S. dollars in 2017, of which around 90 percent, around 30 billion U.S. dollars, was attributable to the United States. The United States is the single biggest market worldwide not only in terms of revenue but in regards to the number of members in health & fitness clubs as well.

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.

Further information on the usage of health and fitness services among U.S. consumers can be explored in the Statista Global Consumer Survey. The exclusive database provides recent findings related to health and fitness services purchasing behavior, both online and offline, as well as general usage habits, with breakdowns by demographic and socio-economic target groups. Information on consumer choice of fitness tracker brands and the most commonly paid for online services is also included in the research. The Global Consumer Survey offers these, and many more insights related to services and eServices usage.

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