Industry Research

IHRSA regularly conducts industry research on more than 60 markets worldwide. IHRSA industry reports provide a comprehensive, country-specific overview of the fitness club industry in Europe, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and North America as well as a detailed view of the overall global market. IHRSA also tracks U.S. industry data on trends such club programs, facilities, and membership.

Industry Research Reports

International Industry Statistics

The 2016 IHRSA Global Report is the most up to date publication on the global fitness business. The Industry Research details the market size and scope of the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific Market.

IHRSA Asia-Pacific and European Market Reports
The IHRSA Asia-Pacific Health Club Report (sponsored by Precor) and The IHRSA European Health Club Report (sponsored by FIBO, Les Mills, miha bodytec, and ojmar) contain additional information on the primary Asia-Pacific and European club markets.

IHRSA Latin-American Report

The IHRSA Latin American Report is the most comprehensive examination of key Latin American health club markets available anywhere. Sponsored by Hoist Fitness, this research publication was produced in collaboration with Mercado Fitness (Argentina) and supported by Fitness Brasil. This report is available in English, Portuguese or Spanish.

Learn more about The IHRSA Latin American Report

Fitness Industry Trend Report: Executive Summary Available Free to IHRSA Members!


In 2015, IHRSA recently collaborated with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and ClubIntel to conduct a comprehensive study of fitness industry behavior. The ensuing report explores the offerings of fitness professionals and gym operators around the world, and quantifies the data to reflect growth in trends over the past two years.

Download the International Fitness Industry Trend Report: Executive Summary(member login required).

U.S. Industry Statistics

IHRSA Profiles of Success
The IHRSA Profiles of Success publication provides an overview of the U.S. health club industry and benchmarks from leading clubs. Purchase report

The Scope of the Health Club Industry
Number of US Clubs: 34,460 (as of 01/15)
Number of US Health Club Members: 54.1 million (as of 01/15)
2014 Total US Industry Revenues: $24.2 billion
Approximate Number of Health Clubs Worldwide (in 70 markets): 183,900 
Approximate Number of Health Club Members Worldwide: 144.7 million 
2014 Total Global Industry Revenues: $84 Billion (USD)

Club Facilities 
A sample of findings from current and past IHRSA research on facilities offered at clubs and areas of club expansion. Learn More

Club Programs
Top 10 Programs Offered at Clubs Learn More