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The 2022 IHRSA Global Report

This annual report is an IHRSA bestseller. The Global Report provides a comprehensive overview of the health club industry worldwide. This product is a PDF download.

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Although disruptions remain for the global fitness industry, promising data and trends keep us hopeful for the future. According to a study conducted by IHRSA as part of the Physical Activity Council, more than one out of five Americans (21.8%) belonged to a health club or studio in 2021, totaling 66.5 million consumers ages 6 years and older. This represents a 3.8% growth over the last two years, a validation of the importance of our industry. It's a strong testament to the value of clubs and studios, the importance of community, the quality of in-person instruction, and the expansive offerings of the on-site experience.

The 2022 IHRSA Global Report reflects on all that the global health and fitness industry has been through these past two years and how it's building a brighter, more unified, and active future.

“This year’s edition delivers on several landmark achievements, including the increased influence of the Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA), the continued recovery from the global pandemic crisis, the numerous mergers and acquisitions that shook up the industry, and other issues faced by fitness professionals and entrepreneurs around the world.”

Jim Schmaltz

Editor-in-Chief, CBI

The report is divided into four parts:

  • The "Industry Overview" section highlights relevant news from the past year, along with insights from industry experts and leading club operators as the industry begins to normalize, as well as a special tribute to the late John Holsinger.

  • The "Research" section underlines the global fitness industry's major economic contributions with a first-of-its-kind advocacy report produced by Deloitte, how clubs are bouncing back from the pandemic, and the performance of publicly traded fitness companies.

  • The "Company Profiles" section highlights leading health club companies from around the world.

  • The "Partner Profiles" section features innovative fitness industry suppliers whose products and services help club operators serve their members and communities.