BOSTON, MA—January 30, 2019—To ensure IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association maintains the most up-to-date research on the global fitness club industry, IHRSA has launched The 2019 Global Report Survey today. Industry leaders who participate in the survey will be recognized among global leaders in the “Company Profiles” section of The IHRSA Global Report, IHRSA’s most requested research publication. The survey gathers basic company contact information as well as revenue, membership, and club count figures. Health club operators can participate in the survey at the IHRSA Research Portal.

"As the most up-to-date publication on the club industry worldwide, The IHRSA Global Report not only raises the visibility of top performers, but also gauges industry performance in key markets,” said Jay Ablondi, IHRSA’s executive vice president of global products. "A perennial No. 1 selling industry resource, The IHRSA Global Report report is the first point of reference for anyone interested in learning more about the industry, and a must-have resource for club operators, developers, investors, researchers, and media."

IHRSA member clubs who participate in the survey will receive a free PDF of The 2019 IHRSA Global Report before its release in June. Survey responses from clubs who complete the full survey will also be considered for Club Business International magazine’s "IHRSA Global 25," a compilation of leading clubs ranked by revenue, membership, and club units.

The deadline for participating is Friday, March 1.

In addition to the “Company Profiles” section, the report consists of the following:

  • Industry Overview: A comprehensive feature on health club market news and developments of the previous year, along with analysis and insights from industry experts and leading club operators.
  • Industry Research: Data on revenue, number of facilities and number of club members for nearly 70 markets. 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.
  • Supplier Profiles: A valuable compilation of industry suppliers, which provides clubs with useful information about industry-leading products and services.

For stakeholders interested in last year’s report, The 2018 IHRSA Global Report is available as a PDF at the IHRSA website.


The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is the trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, racquet and sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. Its mission is to grow, promote, and protect the health and fitness industry. As one of the world's leading authorities on the commercial health club industry, IHRSA regularly conducts industry and consumer research, along with club operator studies.