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The 2018 IHRSA Global Report

This annual report provides the most comprehensive overview of health club markets worldwide, making it a must-have resource for industry insiders, including club operators, investors, market analysts, and other professionals. This product is a PDF download.

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In 2017, health club membership topped 174 million consumers around the globe, according to the report. Total industry revenue totaled an estimated $87.2 billion in 2017 and the club count exceeded 200,000 facilities. As leading markets posted strong performance, emerging markets—particularly in the Asia-Pacific region—showed potential for continued growth.

“The numbers tell the story: the health club industry continues to expand its presence around the globe and to serve more people every year. In 2017, health club membership topped 174 million consumers around the world.”

Kristen Walsh, Associate Publisher

IHRSA - Boston, MA

The report is divided into four sections:

  • The "Industry Overview" section details the industry's performance in 2017, along with analysis and insights from industry experts and leading club operators.
  • The "Industry Research" section includes 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.
  • The "Company Profiles" section highlights approximately 300 leading health club companies from around the world.
  • The "Supplier Profiles" section features fitness equipment manufacturers and suppliers.