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Worldwide Health Club Revenue Up in 2016, Passing $83 Billion

The global health club industry continues to grow, with more than 200,000 clubs serving 162 million members and generating $83.1 billion in revenue in 2016, according to The 2017 IHRSA Global Report: The State of the Health Club Industry.

The top 10 markets across the globe account for roughly two out of three health clubs and nearly three out of four members worldwide. While the U.S. leads all markets in club count and memberships at 57.2 million and 36,540, respectively, Brazil is second in club count at 34,509, and Germany is second in number of members at 10.1 million. All three markets are also among the top 10 worldwide in revenue with the U.S. ranking first ($27.6 billion), Germany third ($5.6 billion), and Brazil tenth ($2.1 billion).

“This year’s report shows growth, led by top markets, along with a promising outlook for the industry in Latin America,” says Jay Ablondi, IHRSA's executive vice president of global products. 

Based on data gathered in the IHRSA Latin American Report (Second Edition) and IHRSA State of the Mexican Fitness Industry Report, 18 countries in Latin America attract 19.9 million members at more than 65,000 health clubs. Opportunities for growth remain in Latin America as member penetration rates remain low in comparison with developed health club markets worldwide. 

The report is divided into four sections:


  • The "Industry Overview" section details the industry's performance in 2016, along with analysis and insights from industry experts and leading club operators.
  • The "Industry Research" section includes data on revenue, number of facilities and number of club members for nearly 70 markets. New this year are updated statistics for 18 markets in Latin America. For the U.S. market, there is a breakdown of data for the number of health clubs by state and infographic insights for consumer growth and member visits.
  • The "Company Profiles" section highlights more than 300 leading health club companies from around the world.
  • The "Supplier Profiles" section features fitness equipment manufacturers and suppliers, whose innovative products and services help club operators to be more profitable. 


The 2017 IHRSA Global Report is available in print or as a PDF to IHRSA members ($74.95) and non-members ($149.95).