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Fitness deemed "fastest growing business sector" in the UK

The value of the UK fitness club market has been valued at £5.1bn – a figure which is expected to grow by more than 8 per cent each year.

The latest in-depth survey of the UK fitness club market – Project Fitness UK 2018, published by Allegra Strategies – projects a compound annual growth rate of 8.5 per cent in value and a 5 per cent increase in the number of gyms and health clubs over the next five years.

Allegra’s estimates are based on significant growth to date – 7.1 per cent in value terms since 2013.

Having increased its retail footprint by 15.1 per cent since 2012, the health and leisure centre sector is deemed to have been the fastest growing business sector in the UK over the last five years.

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of private sector clubs increased from 3,269 to 4,400, although the public sector contracted from 2,750 to 2,680 facilities.

The growth has been fuelled by increasing awareness – and actual experience – of the benefits of exercise on both physical and mental health.

The rise in obesity, heart disease and diabetes has further highlighted the need to alter sedentary lifestyles, and government initiatives and sporting events have given the industry a further boost, as have technological developments.

Given the fitness club market should now be in a mature state of development, and taking into account economic forecasts for the UK generally, these are impressive growth estimates.

For more analysis and data on Allegra Strategies' Project Fitness UK 2018 report, click here for the July 2018 issue of Health Club Management magazine.

and projects a compound annual growth rate of 8.5 per cent in value and circa five per cent in the number of gyms and health clubs over the next five years.

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The value of the UK fitness club market has been valued at £5.1bn – a figure which is expected to grow by more than 8 per cent each year.
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Fitness deemed "fastest growing business sector" in the UK

The value of the UK fitness club market has been valued at £5.1bn – a figure which is expected to grow by more than 8 per cent each year.

The latest in-depth survey of the UK fitness club market – Project Fitness UK 2018, published by Allegra Strategies – projects a compound annual growth rate of 8.5 per cent in value and a 5 per cent increase in the number of gyms and health clubs over the next five years.

Allegra’s estimates are based on significant growth to date – 7.1 per cent in value terms since 2013.

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Between 2013 and 2018, the number of private sector clubs increased from 3,269 to 4,400, although the public sector contracted from 2,750 to 2,680 facilities.

The growth has been fuelled by increasing awareness – and actual experience – of the benefits of exercise on both physical and mental health.

The rise in obesity, heart disease and diabetes has further highlighted the need to alter sedentary lifestyles, and government initiatives and sporting events have given the industry a further boost, as have technological developments.

Given the fitness club market should now be in a mature state of development, and taking into account economic forecasts for the UK generally, these are impressive growth estimates.

For more analysis and data on Allegra Strategies' Project Fitness UK 2018 report, click here for the July 2018 issue of Health Club Management magazine.

and projects a compound annual growth rate of 8.5 per cent in value and circa five per cent in the number of gyms and health clubs over the next five years.

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The value of the UK fitness club market has been valued at £5.1bn – a figure which is expected to grow by more than 8 per cent each year.
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Are you optimising HIIT for your members, or are they put off by the pain? Abigail Harris looks at research into ways to better support members towards a positive outcome
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In the name of work, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has undergone impressive physical transformations for film roles such as Thor in The Avengers and Marvel films. Inspired by the public’s interest in his workouts, he’s now created a health and fitness app called Centr that utilises the expertise of his team of world-class experts
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Flooring
With the increase in popularity of functional training, the floor is increasingly becoming a piece of equipment in itself. Kath Hudson investigates
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We noticed this gap in the UK market for a complete workout that invigorates the body while impacting the mind
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We like the idea of creating great brands and great companies that larger businesses then have a strong desire to own. We make our return by helping to grow businesses and build beautiful brands
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I wanted to create a gym that was good enough for Anthony Joshua – that was the benchmark
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Technogym has helped us ensure that every facility has the same selection of equipment. It’s part of the commitment we’ve made to deliver a top quality service for every community
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Featured supplier: Matrix unveils Glute Trainer
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promotion
Member retention is a growing problem for long-established gym chains, who are battling the growing budget and boutique gym market.
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Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
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