Health Clubs See 5.3% Growth in Revenue from 2013 to 2014

Health Clubs See 5.3% Growth in Revenue from 2013 to 2014

According to the recently published 2015 IHRSA Profiles of Success report, the health & fitness club segment posted revenue growth of 5.3% from 2013 to 2014.  6

Fitness-only clubs reported median net membership growth of 4.2%, while clubs that were part of a chain reported median net membership growth of 9.4%, the highest of all segments observed.

Independent, multipurpose health & fitness clubs reported median retention rates of 69% and 79%, respectively.

Additional key fitness industry performance data include:

  • Fitness-only clubs reported the largest growth in revenue across all segments by club type (+8.9%).
  • Multipurpose clubs generated the highest revenue per member ($810.80).
  • Smaller clubs generated less revenue per individual member ($637.50) in comparison with larger clubs ($1,298.60), but achieved greater gross revenue growth (8.2% vs. 3.5%).
  • Payroll accounted for 39% (median) of total revenue for the clubs responding.
  • Reinvested in fitness equipment accounted for roughly 3% of total revenue.

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