“With Profiles of Success, club operators can compare their performance results across profit centers, membership growth and traffic as well as income and expense categories.”

Melissa Rodriguez, Senior Research Manager


IHRSA Profiles of Success is available in three cost-effective sections. Part 1 contains an outlook of the U.S. health club industry including member demographics, activity participation, and club growth by state. Also included are club operating benchmarks compiled from leading clubs that participated in the IHRSA Industry Data Survey (IDS).

Key findings include:

  • U.S. health club membership increased from 50.2 million members in 2012 to 57.2 million members in 2016.
  • One-third of health club members are between the ages of 35-54.
  • Clubs spent a median of 44.5% of total revenue on payroll.
  • Clubs generate 31% of total revenue from non-dues sources.

View the full 2017 IHRSA Profiles of Success.