Les Mills
Les Mills
Les Mills
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

Follow Health Club Management on Twitter Like Health Club Management on Facebook Join the discussion with Health Club Management on LinkedIn Follow Health Club Management on Instagram
UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
Get the latest news, jobs and features in your inbox
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

News

State of industry report: UK fitness industry worth £5bn

The UK fitness industry has continued to grow in size and value, with the number of gyms hitting 7,000 for the first time in history.

The 2018 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report – published today by the Leisure Database Company (LeisureDB) – estimates the fitness market's value at £5bn, an increase of 2.9 per cent.

According to the report, market penetration rate is currently at 14.9 per cent, with one in every seven Brits – a total of 10 million people – now having a gym membership.

The 2018 report also shows that the industry is still growing.

During the 12 months to March 2018, the number of fitness facilities increased by 4.6 per cent – with 275 new openings – while total membership grew by 2 per cent.

The rates of growth are, however, lower than recorded during the previous 12 months (from March 2016 to March 2017), when the sector saw increases of more than 5 per cent in both members and market value.

When it comes to operators, budget chain Pure Gym and charitable enterprise GLL have strengthened their positions as the UK’s leading private and public operators – when measured by number of gyms and members.

Pure Gym have become the first operator to reach 200 clubs and passed the 1 million member mark earlier this year, while GLL, with 194 gyms, is also likely to break the 200 milestone in the next year.

Commenting on the figures, David Minton, director of LeisureDB said: “After being widely quoted from last year’s report about ‘the golden age of fitness’, I’m sticking to my prediction that the period up to 2020 remains the time for fitness to continue to break all barriers.

"It has for the past six years, after all; and as the consumer gets more personalisation, localisation, seamless booking and payment options, taking part will become easier. The next challenge will be broader consumer adoption. Could we aim for 20 per cent penetration in the UK by 2020?”

For more information on The State of the UK Fitness Industry Report and to download the full report, click here.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The UK fitness industry has continued to grow in size and value, with the number of gyms hitting 7,000 for the first time in history.
HAF,FIT,IND,PTS,SAM,TRA,SUP,RES
THUMB26718_412133.jpg
Latest News
Life Leisure is expanding its facility portfolio with the launch of an independent boutique fitness ...
Latest News
Almost half of children and young people (46.8 per cent) in England are doing the ...
Latest News
A local fitness operator with 11 clubs in Chicago, US, is looking to muscle in ...
Latest News
Fitness industry veteran Nick Coutts has been appointed chair of Danish fitness tech firm Motosumo. ...
Latest News
The improvements in health and wellbeing associated with exercise referral schemes aren’t as large as ...
Latest News
The Bannatyne Group has appointed Hugh Hanley as its new head of fitness. He joins ...
Latest News
Physical exercise can improve the health of blood vessels in the heart for people with ...
Latest News
Hufft have created a community fitness centre in Humboldt, Kansas, that reflects the US city's ...
Features
Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
Features
feature
A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
Features
Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
Features
Promotional feature
TVS Group is one of the leading suppliers of flooring and surfaces for gym, sports and play environments. We take a look at what's behind this company's success
Features
feature
Legend Leisure Services has delivered an elegant website solution for ANGUSalive
Features
feature
Exercises, workload, work/rest ratio and pace have been defined and integrated into personalised programmes
Features
Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
Features
People
HCM people

Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
People
We’re trying to help people understand exactly how much effort they need to apply in order to get the best outcome, so they can do it over a long period of time and not burn out. The overall training effect is then much better
People
One of the opportunities we’re looking at is in London. The location doesn’t suit a low-cost gym, but would suit a boutique-style model. - John Oxley
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates

News

State of industry report: UK fitness industry worth £5bn

The UK fitness industry has continued to grow in size and value, with the number of gyms hitting 7,000 for the first time in history.

The 2018 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report – published today by the Leisure Database Company (LeisureDB) – estimates the fitness market's value at £5bn, an increase of 2.9 per cent.

According to the report, market penetration rate is currently at 14.9 per cent, with one in every seven Brits – a total of 10 million people – now having a gym membership.

The 2018 report also shows that the industry is still growing.

During the 12 months to March 2018, the number of fitness facilities increased by 4.6 per cent – with 275 new openings – while total membership grew by 2 per cent.

The rates of growth are, however, lower than recorded during the previous 12 months (from March 2016 to March 2017), when the sector saw increases of more than 5 per cent in both members and market value.

When it comes to operators, budget chain Pure Gym and charitable enterprise GLL have strengthened their positions as the UK’s leading private and public operators – when measured by number of gyms and members.

Pure Gym have become the first operator to reach 200 clubs and passed the 1 million member mark earlier this year, while GLL, with 194 gyms, is also likely to break the 200 milestone in the next year.

Commenting on the figures, David Minton, director of LeisureDB said: “After being widely quoted from last year’s report about ‘the golden age of fitness’, I’m sticking to my prediction that the period up to 2020 remains the time for fitness to continue to break all barriers.

"It has for the past six years, after all; and as the consumer gets more personalisation, localisation, seamless booking and payment options, taking part will become easier. The next challenge will be broader consumer adoption. Could we aim for 20 per cent penetration in the UK by 2020?”

For more information on The State of the UK Fitness Industry Report and to download the full report, click here.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The UK fitness industry has continued to grow in size and value, with the number of gyms hitting 7,000 for the first time in history.
HAF,FIT,IND,PTS,SAM,TRA,SUP,RES
THUMB26718_412133.jpg

News

Life Leisure is expanding its facility portfolio with the launch of an independent boutique fitness
Almost half of children and young people (46.8 per cent) in England are doing the
A local fitness operator with 11 clubs in Chicago, US, is looking to muscle in
Fitness industry veteran Nick Coutts has been appointed chair of Danish fitness tech firm Motosumo.
The improvements in health and wellbeing associated with exercise referral schemes aren’t as large as
The Bannatyne Group has appointed Hugh Hanley as its new head of fitness. He joins
Servicesport UK Limited
Servicesport UK Limited
It’s just months away until active-net 2020, the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event,
Physical exercise can improve the health of blood vessels in the heart for people with
Hufft have created a community fitness centre in Humboldt, Kansas, that reflects the US city's
The main political parties need to "discuss prevention in the same breath as they discuss
SoulCycle chief executive Melanie Whelan has resigned from her role, capping off a challenging few
Workspace provider WeWork has launched a full service, on-site wellness programme at its largest site
On-demand fitness app Fiit has partnered with fitness marketplace Hussle, giving Hussle users access to
Focus Training
Focus Training
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout
Evolution Wellness has developed a new low cost gym concept, which it hopes can tap
EuropeActive has held its latest International Standards Meeting (ISM) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The theme for
Revenue management specialist Transaction Services Group (TSG) has acquired active leisure software and services provider
MyZone
MyZone
1 - 15 of 11,175
Features
Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
Features
feature
A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
Features
Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
Features
Promotional feature
TVS Group is one of the leading suppliers of flooring and surfaces for gym, sports and play environments. We take a look at what's behind this company's success
Features
feature
Legend Leisure Services has delivered an elegant website solution for ANGUSalive
Features
feature
Exercises, workload, work/rest ratio and pace have been defined and integrated into personalised programmes
Features
Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
Features
People
HCM people

Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
People
We’re trying to help people understand exactly how much effort they need to apply in order to get the best outcome, so they can do it over a long period of time and not burn out. The overall training effect is then much better
People
One of the opportunities we’re looking at is in London. The location doesn’t suit a low-cost gym, but would suit a boutique-style model. - John Oxley
People
My vision, based on my own personal experience, would be for physical activity to become the norm – not something you have to make an effort to do, but something you just go ‘yeah, that’s part of my everyday life’
People
I was seeing a lot of bad pad work and poor teaching in gyms, which broke my heart but spurred me on to develop a dedicated course for boxing technique
People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
People
HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
People
WE11 is a disruptive model and is going to cause mayhem in the industry: we’ve flipped the script and given the PTs a fair deal, instead of rinsing them
People
Rather than just being an outdoor fitness company, we felt we could evolve and adapt the business to become a dominating force in fitness generally
People
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Les Mills
Les Mills