Making gains: Demand has grown due to healthy lifestyle trends and government campaigns

The Gyms and Fitness Centres industry has been off to a flying start. Over the five years through 2019, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at a compound annual rate of 5.6%. In 2019, revenue is forecast to grow by 6.1% to reach €178 million. Industry demand has been buoyed by public health initiatives that have shed light on the role of exercise in fighting diabetes, obesity and other health ailments. Healthy lifestyle trends and a strong emphasis on appearance in the media have both heightened people's focus on self-image and fitness.However, growth has not been equal between operators and the industry's structure and operating models have undergone a radical shift in favour of budget more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Intense price competition has contributed to a decline in industry profit margins
  • Some budget gyms offer round-the-clock opening hours, which has helped firms draw greater membership
  • Smart equipment enables operators to personalise the consumer's gym experience
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Gyms and Fitness Centres industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle. Industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to GDP, is estimated to increase at a compound annual rate of 4.8% over the 10 years through 2024.As people are increasingly attracted to cheaper, no-frills options, both enterprise and establishment numbers are anticipated to increase, as low-cost gyms gain popularity. The lower price point is also expected to encourage people who would normally have been priced out of the industry to join a gym. Higher membership rates are indicative of an industry in the growth stage of its life cycle.The industry has developed to include a wide range of different classes catering to numerous age groups and membership contracts. Ris...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry are

  • Easy access for clients
  • Having a loyal consumer base
  • Having a clear market position
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Modified real disposable income per capita and Perceived health in the Gyms & Fitness Centres industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Gyms & Fitness Centres in Ireland Industry?

    Operators in this industry provide fitness facilities, specifically gyms and health clubs. These organisations typically provide services on a membership basis and benefits include the use of exercise equipment and weights, personal training, group classes and other club facilities.

    Industry Products
  • Membership
  • Personal Training
  • Classes
  • Daily passes
  • Industry Activities
  • gyms and health clubs
  • Provision and running of fitness and bodybuilding clubs and facilities
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Modified real disposable income per capita
  • Perceived health
  • National unemployment rate
  • Sport participation

  • Current Performance
    Rising demandBudget gymsBoutique fitnessCompetition and challengesMarket structure and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Competitive landscapeRising demandNew opportunitiesMarket structure and profit
  • Table: Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Medical Practices in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling in Ireland
  • Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Personal Training
  • Classes
  • Daily passes
  • Chart: Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Household disposable income
  • Social trends
  • Other

  • Major Markets
  • People aged between 25 and 44 years
  • People aged between 45 and 64 years
  • People aged between 16 and 24 years
  • People aged 65 and over
  • People aged 15 and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gyms & Fitness Centres

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Flyefit Holdings Ltd, Barkisland (Developments) Ltd, Energie Corporation Ltd,
  • Table: Flyefit Holdings Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Barkisland (Developments) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Energie Corporation Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gyms & Fitness Centres 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 Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Cardiovascular training or aerobics.
  • Smart Gym
  • A gym equipped with lighting, heating and electronic devices that monitor an individual’s health vitals through a device, or where facilities can be controlled remotely.
  • Yoga
  • A system of physical, mental and spiritual exercises that originated in ancient India.
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