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Fitness Industry Booms

by Ryan Halvorson on Aug 23, 2012

Making News

It’s a good time to be in the fitness industry. According to IBISWorld, an independent source of industry and market research, revenue has increased over the past 5 years in just about all sectors.

“Together, revenue from fitness clubs, Pilates and yoga studios, boxing gyms and clubs, personal trainers, fitness DVD production and online sporting apparel sales is expected to total $45.2 billion in 2012,” says the “Fitness Industries Pump Up Revenue” special report.

IBISWorld expects the fitness industry to grow at an annual average rate of 2.3% over the next 5 years. They cite improved health consciousness and perceived social status (being able to afford memberships or wear high-end fitness clothing) as potential factors for growth.

The breakdown of revenue changes from 2007 to 2012 is shown in the chart.

IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 9, Issue 9

© 2012 by IDEA Health & Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.

About the Author

Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson IDEA Author/Presenter

Ryan Halvorson is the associate editor for IDEA Health & Fitness Association; a Performance Specialist at Bird Rock Fit; a Master Instructor for Metabolic Effect and the creator of www.RYAN'Sworkouts....

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  • Brendan Casey

    That is good news, not only for the industry, but the fact that people are becoming more mindful in relation to their health and well-being. I train clients on the beach and I have noticed that more people are walking and running than before.
    Commented Aug 31, 2012

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