Demographics Driving Fitness Club Industry Overview

  • May 2008
  • -
  • Koncept Analytics
  • -
  • 25 pages

During the past decade, the need for an active lifestyle and increasing health awareness has resulted in the growth of fitness club market . Fitness club growth is expected to continue with leading players introducing new club growth plans. A diverse range of membership plans exist at fitness clubs, and most clubs offer discounts at times. Baby boomers and rapidly increasing cases of obesity in children also present a significant opportunity for fitness clubs.

The fitness club industry is quite fragmented which presents significant growth opportunities for both established players and new entrants in the market . A key trend is growing popularity of low-cost clubs that eliminate all non-core elements such as swimming pools and cafe bars. Fitness club have started using digital signs which can display general information or real-time information.

The report analyzes the fitness club industry in the United States. It also discusses the European and Asian industry . Apart from providing a competitive landscape of the industry , the report also profiles the major fitness chains, with a discussion of their key business strategies. It also analyzes the major demographic and industry trends prevalent in the fitness club industry .

Table Of Contents

I. Fitness Clubs: An Introduction

II. Industry Definition

II. 1 United States

Market Size by Value
Market Size by Volume
Growth Rate
Market Outlook

II. 2 Asian and European Industry

US and Europe Comparison
Asia - Industry Value Comparison by Country

II. II. 1 UK Industry

Market Value
Health Club Operators Comparison

III. Demographic Trends

III. 1 Household Income
III. 2 Age Group
III. 3 Health Club Members vs. Home Exercisers
III. 4 Growing Proportion of Single Households

IV. Industry Trends

IV. 1 Health Clubs - Improvement in Financial Performance
IV. 2 Popularity of Low-cost Clubs
IV. 3 Digital Evolution in Health Clubs

V. Competitive Environment

Leading Health Clubs in United States

VI. Industry Player s

VI. 1 Life Time Fitness

Overview
Business Strategies
Opening New Centers
Increasing Membership
Optimizing Membership Dues

VI. 2 Town Sports

Overview
Business Strategies
Regional Clustering Strategy
Non-membership Revenues
Execute New Business Initiatives

VI. 3 Fitness First

Overview
Significant Developments
Entry in India
Olympic Deal
Thailand Investment Plan

VI. 4 Bally Total Fitness

Overview
Significant Developments
Chapter 11 Plan Distribution to Former Stockholders
Restructuring Plan

VI. 5 24 Hour Fitness

Overview
Significant Developments
New Brand Campaign
Olympic Deal
New Leadership

VI. 6 LA Fitness

Overview
Significant Developments
HealthPartners Frequent Fitness Program
Hires Gratterpalm

List of Tables

U.S. Fitness Clubs—Key Facts
Growth Potential in US Industry
US Health Club Membership by Club Type (2006)
Fitness Industry Comparison - Europe and US (2006)
Asia Fitness Industry Statistics (2006)
UK Health and Fitness Club Operators Comparison (2006)
UK Health and Fitness Club Industry Value (2002-06)
Comparison of Health Club Members vs. Home Exercisers
Various Competitor Segments
Top Health Club Chains in United States - Industry Share (2006)
Life Time Fitness - Comparison of Membership Types
Town Sports - Position Measured by Number of Clubs (2006)

List of Charts

US Health Club Market Revenues (2002-06)
US Health Club Market Membership (2002-06)
Core Health Members (2002-06)
US Health Club Growth (2002-06)
US Health Club Membership by Segment
US Health Club Membership by Annual Household Income
Fitness Club Members by Age
US Household Growth Rate (2000-05)

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