Break a sweat: Rising health concerns and incentives from businesses will increase demand

The Gym, Health and Fitness Clubs industry in Canada has strengthened over the five years to 2019 as a result of consumer trends and the proliferation of public health campaigns. With the adult obesity rate expected to rise over the five years to 2019, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has increasingly stressed the merits of fitness regimens and healthy lifestyle choices. Many health insurance companies and businesses seeking to bolster workforce productivity and lower healthcare costs have provided incentives for health club memberships as a means of preventative care, buoying industry revenue growth. Industry operators have primarily focused on two opportunities for growth, which are service diversification or more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • An increasingly competitive economic landscape has characterized the industry
  • Growth in the number of health-conscious individuals has been a key driver
  • The industry will contend with competition from alternative fitness activities
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Gym, Health and Fitness Clubs industry in Canada is typified by a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2019, for every dollar spent on wages, the industry incurs an estimated $0.19 in capital costs, a proportion which has remained relatively stable during the current period. Wage costs account for just under 40.0% of industry revenue, and capital costs, represented by depreciation expenditures, account for just under 7.0% of revenue. Capital costs include the cost of fitness equipment, buildings, vehicles, furniture and computers. Nevertheless, labour costs remain high due to administration, training, supervision and maintenance requirements. These countervailing expenditures keep capital intensity relatively stable over the long run...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry are

  • Easy access for clients
  • Effective product promotion
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Leisure time and Per capita disposable income in the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry?

    This industry operates fitness and recreational sports facilities that feature exercise and other active physical fitness conditioning or recreational sports activities, such as swimming, skating or racquet sports. Operators are also involved in facilities management and fitness instruction.

    Industry Products
  • Amusement and recreation services
  • Fitness and recreational membership fees
  • Fitness and recreational admissions
  • Athletic instruction
  • Personal training services
  • Meals and beverages
  • Spa services
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating aerobic dance and exercise centres
  • Operating athletic club facilities for physical fitness
  • Operating body building studios for physical fitness
  • Operating fitness centres, health clubs and gyms
  • Operating recreational sports club facilities
  • Operating ice or roller skating rinks
  • Operating spas
  • Operating squash, racquetball or tennis clubs
  • Operating swimming pools
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Leisure time
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Adult obesity rate

  • Current Performance
  • Healthy gains
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Expanding markets
  • Establishments and employees
  • Table: Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing in Canada
  • Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors in Canada
  • Plumbing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Fitness and recreational membership fees
  • Personal training services
  • Amusement and recreation services
  • Fitness and recreational admissions
  • Athletic instruction
  • Meals and beverages
  • Other
  • Spa services
  • Chart: Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 55 and older
  • Consumers aged 20 to 39
  • Consumers aged 40 to 54
  • Consumers aged 19 and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    GoodLife Fitness,
  • Table: GoodLife Fitness - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Adult Obesity Rate (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Baby Boomer
  • A person born between 1946 and 1960, accounting for a major proportion of the population.
  • Cardiovascular Equipment
  • Equipment used for aerobic exercise that is meant to be used at light to medium intensity for a long period of time, such as treadmills, elliptical trainers and stationary bikes.
  • Pilates
  • A physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates with a focus on the strength and endurance on core muscle groups.
  • Retention Rate
  • A rate comparing the number of new gym memberships to cancelled gym memberships.
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