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Health Club Management

Health Club Management

News

US health club membership stands at 18.2 per cent: IHRSA report

More than 62 million Americans used a health club in 2013, while nearly 53 million are health club members, according to the newly-released 2014 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report.

The paper reveals that US members are engaging with their health clubs more than ever before, racking up an average of 103 visits each in 2013 – a record high.

"By demonstrating a consistent ability to serve the health and wellness needs of consumers, the health club industry illustrates the important contribution it makes, every day, towards improving the health and well-being of tens of millions of people," said Jay Ablondi, IHRSA's executive vice president of global products.

According to the report, a positive correlation exists between the length of health club memberships and attendance, as members who stay on board for at least 10 years typically use their club for an above-average 139 days a year.

The paper also looks at macro health club membership trends, how members use clubs, member demographics and where the industry is headed from a price-value perspective.

"Club operators have come to rely on the annual Health Club Consumer Report for a comprehensive understanding of member demographics and participation data," Melissa Rodriguez, IHRSA senior research manager.

"This year's report goes beyond statistics and numerical results to provide actionable data, highlighting the opportunities across demographic segments. Club operators can cultivate a complete understanding of consumer demographics and perceptions of health clubs."

More than 62 million Americans used a health club in 2013, while nearly 53 million are health club members, according to the newly-released 2014 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report.
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People
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Keith Burnet

CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
People
The reopening of the industry, encouraging confidence in consumers and maintaining business is a collective responsibility
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Opinion
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News

US health club membership stands at 18.2 per cent: IHRSA report

More than 62 million Americans used a health club in 2013, while nearly 53 million are health club members, according to the newly-released 2014 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report.

The paper reveals that US members are engaging with their health clubs more than ever before, racking up an average of 103 visits each in 2013 – a record high.

"By demonstrating a consistent ability to serve the health and wellness needs of consumers, the health club industry illustrates the important contribution it makes, every day, towards improving the health and well-being of tens of millions of people," said Jay Ablondi, IHRSA's executive vice president of global products.

According to the report, a positive correlation exists between the length of health club memberships and attendance, as members who stay on board for at least 10 years typically use their club for an above-average 139 days a year.

The paper also looks at macro health club membership trends, how members use clubs, member demographics and where the industry is headed from a price-value perspective.

"Club operators have come to rely on the annual Health Club Consumer Report for a comprehensive understanding of member demographics and participation data," Melissa Rodriguez, IHRSA senior research manager.

"This year's report goes beyond statistics and numerical results to provide actionable data, highlighting the opportunities across demographic segments. Club operators can cultivate a complete understanding of consumer demographics and perceptions of health clubs."

More than 62 million Americans used a health club in 2013, while nearly 53 million are health club members, according to the newly-released 2014 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report.
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In breaking news, HCM understands the UK government has removed gyms and fitness facilities from
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feature
Active IQ optimised lockdown to create new opportunities for students and stakeholders
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feature
Gympass added personal training to its platform during the lockdown and has now delivered 30,000 sessions globally
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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As winter draws nearer in the north of the world, it’s time to set your members up for their indoor workouts by taking advantage of the latest developments in indoor cycling
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Keith Burnet

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People
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Dr Darshan Shah

Next Health: co-founder
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Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
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Featured supplier: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
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Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
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Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
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Company profile: Focus Training
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Gym flooring
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Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
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Red Light Therapy
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Sothys: Skincare
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Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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