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Fitness industry in Germany - Statistics & Facts

The fitness industry is focused on exercise, health, and sports, including, but not limited to, gyms and fitness centers, personal trainers, fitness equipment companies, food and supplement companies, clothing companies, and sporting goods companies.

Europe's biggest fitness markets

Germany has one of the largest health club industries in Europe. In 2019, the German health club industry had the joint largest revenue in Europe, generating over six billion U.S. dollars of revenue alongside the United Kingdom. However, Germany leads the way outright when it comes to the number of health and fitness clubs in Europe. In 2019, there were almost 10 thousand gyms in Germany, almost two thousand more than in Italy, the country second in the European rankings.

Fitness fanatics in Germany

One of the drivers for this substantial fitness market growth observed in Germany in recent years is the number of regular gym goers and fitness enthusiasts. In 2020, almost 10 million people in the country were registered in fitness studios, making it the leading type of sport in Germany. Similarly, in 2020, a survey suggested that the younger generation of Germans looked to stay fit and healthy. Almost 30 percent of Millennials aged 25 to 30 exercised several times a week, while this figure stood at around 18 percent among the general population.

Interesting statistics

In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the 17 most important statistics relating to "Fitness industry in Germany".


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