A positive economic outlook in 2018 was reflected by the U.S. health club industry, suggests new data collected by IHRSA, with an uptick in consumer interest, memberships, new facilities, and revenue.
Consumers flocked to health clubs and gyms last year, with over 6 billion individual visits to nearly 40,000 fitness facility. This resulted in a revenue increase to $32.3 billion, up from $30 billion in 2017, a 7.8% growth.
“We are happy to report that along with consumer growth, the number of fitness facilities and total industry revenue increased in 2018,” said Jay Ablondi, IHRSA’s executive vice president of global products. “Consumers in the U.S. continue to place a high value on their health, investing in club access and services in order to meet their health and wellness needs as well as fitness and athletic goals.”