Curious about fitness facility activity, usage and trends among consumers? Here are some highlights from The IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report: 2012 Health Club Activity, Usage, Trends & Analysis, released by the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association:
Members visited fitness facilities an average of 102.5 times in 2011.
From 2008 to 2011, the number of members visiting their facility at least 100 times per year increased by 3.6 million.
The typical member visiting his or her facility at least 100 days per year in 2011
was slightly more likely to be male than female;
was about 42.9 years old;
had at least a college degree;
had been a member for an average of 5.4 years.
Consumers paid an average of $42.55 in monthly membership
fees in 2011—an increase from $40.94 in 2008.
6.4 million Americans used personal training in 2011.