The fitness industry in Europe is the second largest when it comes to revenue worldwide, right behind North America. The revenues of the health club industry of European countries show that Germany and the United Kingdom generate the most revenue by far, with roughly 5.6 and 5.5 billion U.S.dollars worth, more than twice as much as the following countries, France, Italy and Spain. The eHealth fitness segment shows a very similar trend with the United Kingdom at around 538 million U.S. dollars, Germany at 509 million, followed by France at 353 million U.S. dollars.
When considering a location where people in Europe engage in sport or physical activity, most tend to use the outdoors such as parks or their own home. The duration of vigorous physical activity such as lifting heavy things, digging, aerobics or fast cycling appears to be slightly higher among males, yet overall is kept between 31 and 60 minutes for the majority of those who engage in it. When looking at the age, both, those who exercise or play sport, as well as those who engage in physical activity other than sport, show a clear tendency to have a higher frequency of activity the younger they are.
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