BOSTON, MA—November 17, 2022—IHRSA, the Global Health & Fitness Association, today released its latest industry analysis report outlining the state of the industry which reflects positive progress across key metrics while still not fully recovered from the dramatic decline triggered by pandemic restrictions and closures.
The 2022 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report provides an essential tool to gain a deep and thorough understanding of the current state of the health and fitness industry. Key report users include industry health clubs and studios, finance and banking industry leaders, insurance partners, industry suppliers, investment analysts, facility and community developers, and others who monitor the industry’s financial status and consumer engagement benchmarks. Report data covers a full spectrum of details on consumer behavior and fitness choices, facility types, exercise choices, location size and performance, program and class trends, consumer demographics and spending, among other areas.
The 2022 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report was sponsored by Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group, supporting the fitness industry, and was assembled from detailed responses from 18,000 online consumer interviews and proprietary online panels representative of the U.S. population. Data analysis was conducted by L.E.K., a global strategy consulting firm.
The latest report indicates that the number of total health club consumers in the U.S. climbed to a record 76.5 million including 66.5 million who are currently active members of clubs, studios, programs, and other similar locations. These members are more diverse than ever, including a marked increase in participation by Hispanic consumers, a 5% increase in Gen Z engagement, and an approachable price point where 41% of members pay less than $25 per month to access a facility.