Power up: Increasing health consciousness has helped the industry stay in good shape

The Personal Trainers industry is highly fragmented, populated by owner-operators. Typically, personal trainers begin their career path by working in a gym after they obtain their qualifications, as gyms provide clients and high-quality machinery that independent trainers may not be able to access. Personal trainers working at gyms are required to pay operation fees to their host venues. This is usually paid either as a percentage from each session or as a flat monthly rental fee. As they progress in their careers, the majority of personal trainers prefer to turn independent in order to maximise their salary.The industry is expected to perform well over the five years through 2017-18, with revenue forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 2.8% over the period, to total £631.1...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue has grown over the past five years despite competition from other fitness activities
  • Increasing rates of obesity have encouraged campaigns to get people to be more active
  • Competition from themed or branded fitness activities is expected to increase over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Personal Trainers industry has an extremely low level of capital intensity. For every £1.00 personal trainers spend on capital, they spend £269.45 on wages. Personal trainers use their own skills and knowledge to provide a service, which makes them highly flexible because they can offer this service in any location with enough space and do not have to depend on any particular physical infrastructure. In instances where personal trainers use expensive gym equipment, it is always owned by the gym or fitness centre, which receives a fee for letting the personal trainer use it. As a result, the capital intensity has remained very low over the past five years. Sin...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Personal Trainers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Personal Trainers Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Membership of an industry organisation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Health consciousness in the Personal Trainers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Personal Trainers Industry?

    Operators in this industry offer fitness training to individuals or small groups. They may also provide personalised fitness, health and dietary advice. Personal trainers are typically self-employed, but some are working on contract with gyms and fitness studios.

    Industry Products
  • Independent personal training
  • Personal training in gyms and fitness centres
  • Industry Activities
  • One-on-one training
  • Group training
  • Providing health, fitness and dietary advice
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Health consciousness
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • Sport participation

  • Current Performance
  • Making gains
  • In good shape
  • Budget competition
  • Competitive pressures
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Contracting spaces
  • Future developments
  • Online threats
  • Fighting fit
  • Table: Personal Trainers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Personal Trainers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Gyms & Fitness Centres
  • Sports Facilities
  • Technical & Vocational Education

  • Products & Services
  • Independent personal training
  • Personal training in gyms and fitness centres
  • Chart: Personal Trainers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged between 35 and 54
  • People aged 55 or over
  • People aged between 18 and 34
  • People aged under 18
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Personal Trainers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesRentOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Personal Trainers

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Personal Trainers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Personal Trainers 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 Personal Trainers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
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