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Health Clubs and Fitness Centers

SIC 7991 | NAICS 713940

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

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Comprehensive market 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. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Information resources available from this trade association include:

Global Report: The State of The Health Club Industry
Annual publication provides a comprehensive overview of the global health club market, with topics covered including industry overview and performance along with expert analysis and insights; revenue, facility, and membership data; profiles of leading club companies; and equipment manufacturer and supplier profiles.

Health Club Consumer Report
Annual survey provides insights into consumer participation trends, with topics covered including membership trends, member attendance and tenure, membership dues and costs, activity participation, equipment usage, and member demographics and their impact on the industry. Free preview which includes the table of contents, survey methodology, and other selected excerpts can be downloaded and viewed online.

Fitness Centers

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Penton Media
Club Industry
Online news source provides news and information for health and fitness facility owners and managers, with content categories including news by facility type, expert advice, fitness studies, buyer's guide, industry show, and trends and analysis by subject category (e.g., management, operations, sales, marketing, training, group exercise, technology, nutrition, and weight loss). Selected articles can be viewed free online.

Mintel Group Ltd.
Health and Fitness Clubs - US
Market research study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. health and fitness club market, with topics covered including issues in the market, insights and opportunities, market size and forecast, market drivers, membership trends, competitive context, club performance, marketing strategies, and leading company profiles. Detailed table of contents which includes key points from the report can be viewed free online.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Health Clubs and Fitness Centers  Search for "713940"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

IHRSA Profiles of Success
Annual benchmark report provides financial and operating performance measures for health and fitness clubs, with topics covered in each section including: Part 1 - Executive Summary and Industry Outlook; Part 2 - Membership, Pricing, Payroll, and Facilities; and Part 3 - Financial and Operating Performance. Free preview which includes the introduction and table of contents can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

IHRSA Employee Compensation & Benefits Report
Annual survey provides compensation and benefits information for senior management, corporate staff, and salaried and hourly club employees, with data broken out by company type (e.g., independent, franchise, chain, fitness only, multipurpose), annual company sales, number of facilities, and geographic region.

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