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IHRSA Releases 2015 Health Club Consumer Report

IHRSA recently released the 2015 Health Club Consumer Report: The Story Behind Members and Their Health & Fitness Clubs. This annual publication provides demographics and participation data on American health club consumers.  

“U.S. health club participation has reached an all-time high of 63 million total consumers, including 54.1 million members and 9.3 million non-member club users;  showing that the many different club types are meeting consumers needs to get active, pursue their athletic goals, and maintain wellness,” said Jay Ablondi, IHRSA’s executive vice president of global products. “Last year, a large percentage of studio members indicated that they were enrolled at more than one facility in order to pursue their fitness goals. Specifically, 64-79% of small group training studio participants, and 86-91% of boot camp/cross training and boxing/MMA members, reported working out at more than one club.”

More than 63 million Americans used a health club or studio in 2014, including 9.3 millions non-members. Members utilized the health club for an average of 102 days.

The average membership tenure indicated by respondents was 4.9 years in 2014. However, membership duration varies across club segments as multipurpose club members remain members longer than studio segments. On average, multipurpose club members belong to their clubs for an average of 6.3 years, while membership tenure for studio members range between 4.4 and 5.1 years.

To learn more about the new IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report, visit

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