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Health Clubs & Fitness Centers – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 7991  |  NAICS 713940

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs  (view report)
Personal Trainers  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Questex LLC
Club Industry

Free online service features news and information for fitness and wellness facility owners, managers, and professionals, with content categories including including news by type of facility, leadership and management, healthcare integration, training/group exercise, technology, fitness studies, reports, top 100 awards and rankings, and insights and resources. Free e-newsletter is available with registration.

International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association
Publications available from this trade association include:

IHRSA Global Report
Annual publication provides a comprehensive overview of health club markets around the world, with topics covered in various sections including news highlights, industry performance, and insights from industry experts and leading club operators; revenues, number of facilities, number of members, and penetration rates for 70 global regions; and profiles of 300 leading companies from around the world.

IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report
Annual report provides demographic and health, sports, and fitness participation data for U.S. health club consumers, with topics covered in the study including membership and consumer growth trends, membership behavior and its impact on industry models, how member demographics are influencing the industry, member attendance and tenure, and consumer participation in group training programs.

Mintel Group Ltd.
Health and Fitness Clubs - US

Comprehensive study provides a detailed analysis of this market sector from a consumer standpoint, with topics covered in the report including market size and forecast, factors affecting demand, facility and membership types, visit frequency and commitment, motivators to go to a facility, fitness-related amenities, non-fitness-related facility amenities, and alternatives to traditional facilities and workouts.

Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers

Comprehensive report provides an in-depth analysis of this sector on a global basis, with information provided for the U.S. including market size and forecast by type (e.g., gym, yoga, swimming, aerobic dance, handball sports, racquet sports, skating) and age group (e.g., under 35, 35 - 54, 55 and over)
and firms profiled including Crossfit Inc., Equinox Holdings Inc., Gold's Gym, and Planet Fitness, Inc.

Gym and Health Clubs

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this sector on a global and regional basis, with information provided including market size and forecast by service (e.g., membership fees, personal training, instructional services, total admission fees) and companies profiled including Planet Fitness, Inc., Equinox Holdings Inc., Metroflex Gym, Gold's Gym, and Town Sports International Holdings Inc.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers  Search for "713940" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers  Search for "713940" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Financial benchmarks section provides detailed comparative income statements and balance sheets and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial benchmarks available for each of the five most recent fiscal years and on a historical average basis for three-year, five-year, and ten-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet that includes breakdowns by total asset size can be viewed free online.

IHRSA Profiles of Success

Annual benchmarking report analyzes the financial and operating performance of leading health and fitness clubs by facility type (e.g., fitness-only, multipurpose, independent, multi-chain facilities), with topics covered including growth by region, member growth and traffic, operating benchmarks, prices, facilities, staffing, payroll costs, profit center analysis, and income statement and balance sheet data.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

IHRSA Health Club Employee Compensation & Benefits Report

Biennial health club survey provides compensation and benefits information for approximately 50 job titles in the U.S. and Canada, with compensation data, including base salary and total compensation data for executive and club-level staff and hourly pay and commission data for club-level employees, reported by type of health club facilities, size based on total annual revenues, and geographic region.

PayScale, Inc.
Fitness Club

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as club manager, marketing director, fitness director, personal trainer, fitness instructor, and member service representative, with employers for which data is provided including (LA) Fitness International, LLC, 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc., Equinox Holdings, Inc., and Town Sports International Holdings, Inc.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for public and private company sales transactions by SIC or NAICS Code. These databases provide detailed information for sales transactions including sales price and terms, purchase price allocation, target financial data, and deal-derived valuation multiples. Sample reports can be viewed free online.

BVR Guides & Books
What It's Worth: Valuing Fitness Centers, Health Clubs, and Gyms

BVR special report features detailed insights on valuing fitness centers, health clubs, and gyms, with topics covered industry overview, current trends and forecast, financial ratios and benchmarks, rules of thumb for valuing fitness centers, DealStats valuation multiples, detailed fitness center case study, and analyses of key court cases. Introduction and detailed table of contents are available free online.

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