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Entries in Global Report (8)

Thursday
Jul032014

IHRSA Global 25: fitness industry making positive strides

Last year, when discussing the IHRSA Global 25, the phrase people used most frequently to describe the industry, overall, was “recession-resilient.” But that was last year.

Now, in reflecting on the industry’s performance in 2013, club operators, analysts, investors, and others seem to have moved on. “Many of the industry’s leaders have put the recession behind them, and are trying to figure out in what ways the sector is going to perform differently going forward,” observes Rick Caro, the president of Management Vision, Inc., a Manhattan- based consultancy.

In short: It’s a new day, a new game, and industry players are trying to sort it all out.

The IHRSA Global Report for 2014, the basis for the IHRSA Global 25 lists, chronicles changes from 2012 to 2013, and, in general, reveals across-the-board increases in a wide range of metrics - both with respect to the U.S. and global industries. Domestically, revenues climbed from $21.8 billion in 2012 to $22.4 billion in 2013, a 2.8% increase; the number of facilities, from 30,500 to 32,150, up 5.4%; and the number of members, from 50 million to 54 million, a solid 8% rise.

For more on the Global 25, read on.

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Tuesday
May272014

2014 IHRSA Global Report offers useful and pertinent information 

The health and fitness industry is doing quite well. One would be hard-pressed to argue against it. Recent reports, studies and research prove that.

  • revenue grew to $77.5 billion, up from $75.7 billion
  • 3,000 clubs worldwide; last year the number was just over 150,000
  • 32,150 facilities, a 2,000 increase
  • 140 million club users, a huge jump from 131.7 million last year

It isn’t just about numbers. How about these accolades:

  • A recent study said that fitness is the world’s biggest sport and there is still plenty of room for growth.
  • Entrepreneur magazine placed Anytime Fitness at the top of its 2014 Franchise 500 list.
  • Franchise Times named Snap Fitness and Founder and CEO Peter Taunton a Dealmaker of the Year in February 2014. 
  • Anytime Fitness plans to open more than 1,500 clubs in the next five years; Planet Fitness added 50.

More on these findings, and what this means to the industry, can be found in one place – the 2014 IHRSA Global Report, which is now available in a PDF. The publication is the most up-to-date on the global fitness industry, consisting of an industry overview, research, and company and supplier profiles.

Read on to learn more about what the 2014 IHRSA Global Report has to offer, and how to order it.

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Tuesday
Mar122013

Participation in Global Survey beneficial to many in industry

Ron Goldman, COO and VP of the Columbia Association in Maryland, is one of many people in the industry who rely on their colleagues’ participation in the IHRSA Global Survey. 

The information in the Global Report is culled from data and metrics from the 2013 Global Survey. The deadline has been pushed back to March 21, 2013. 

The survey gathers basic company contact information as well as revenue, membership, and club count figures. Clubs that complete the survey in its entirety are also eligible for recognition in the "IHRSA Global 25," a ranking of leading clubs in revenue, membership, and club units. IHRSA's Club Business International publishes the "IHRSA Global 25" in the July issue of the magazine.

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Thursday
Feb072013

Take part in Global Survey for accurate industry metrics

 

Ron Goldman, COO and VP of the Columbia Association in Maryland, is one of many people in the industry who rely on their colleagues’ participation in the IHRSA Global Survey. 

"The Columbia Association raises capital by selling bonds on the market in New York City," said Goldman. "We always look forward to receiving The IHRSA Global Report, since we share it with the major bond-rating agencies to demonstrate the financial strength of - and positive trends in - our industry." 

The information in the Global Report is culled from data and metrics from the 2013 Global Survey, which was just opened for participation on Jan. 23. 

The survey gathers basic company contact information as well as revenue, membership, and club count figures. Clubs that complete the survey in its entirety are also eligible for recognition in the "IHRSA Global 25," a ranking of leading clubs in revenue, membership, and club units. IHRSA's Club Business International publishes the "IHRSA Global 25"in the July issue of the magazine. 

"The Global Report recognizes leading club companies and increases the visibility of major players," said Jay Ablondi, IHRSA executive vice president of global products. "The report is a best-selling IHRSA publication, serving as a vital reference to key stakeholders within the industry as well as analysts and consultants outside of the industry. Investors, developers, researchers, club operators, media outlets and even business students and academics utilize The IHRSA Global Report as the first point of reference for the health club industry." 

Health club operators can participate in the survey by visiting ihrsa.org/research. Participants will receive a free PDF of The 2013 IHRSA Global Report: The State of the Health Club Industry before it is released. The deadline for participating is Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.  

The 2012 IHRSA Global Report is available as a PDF at ihrsa.org/2012-ihrsa-global-report for $49.95 (IHRSA members) or $99.95 (non-members). 

 

 

Thursday
Jun072012

IHRSA 2012 Global Report is out

If you like numbers, statistics and trends, and more importantly, you want to know how the industry – both nationally and internationally – is faring, then the 2012 IHRSA Global Report is something you should not do without.

Available as a PDF or in print, it is the most up-to-date publication on the global fitness business. The report consists of a comprehensive industry overview including input from several industry leaders from clubs of all sizes and types.

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