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The IHRSA Canadian Health Club Report

This 2013 report provides a comprehensive examination of Canada’s health club industry. This product is a PDF download. Sponsored by Orangetheory Fitness

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The information for this first-ever industry report on health clubs in Canada was gathered from the IHRSA Canadian health club survey. Fifty-seven companies representing 170 facilities took part in the survey. The report is sponsored by Orangetheory® Fitness and was produced in cooperation with Fitness Business Canada, canfitpro, and the Fitness Industry Council of Canada.

Multipurpose clubs indicated offering a wide range of non-dues services beyond personal training, the primary source of non-dues revenue at fitness-only clubs, according to the report. Club operators across club segments can increase their bottom line by expanding non-dues offerings beyond personal training to include youth fitness programs, nutrition consultations, pro-shop, and other profit centers.

“The Canadian health club industry serves nearly 6 million members at roughly 6,000 private and public facilities.”

The report is divided into the following sections:

  • Fitness Industry Outlook: discusses Canada in the global community, the health and activity levels of Canadians, and a legislative review of public policy concerns surrounding the industry;
  • Canadian Health Club Survey: results and analysis of the Canadian health club business survey, which gathered financial and operational benchmarks along with compensation practices for common industry job titles;
  • Snapshot: Canadian Fitness Professional Survey Results: an excerpt of results of a fitness professional survey conducted by canfitpro;
  • Canadian Club Operator Profiles: a snapshot of more than 20 club companies in Canada.