concerns over a faltering economy, business appears to be booming for health
clubs, states the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association
(IHRSA) in its annual survey of U.S. health and sports club companies.
According to the survey, average revenues increased by more than 18% in the
third quarter of 2007.“This growth pattern has been observed during all three
quarters in 2007, and we anticipate a positive outlook for the year end due to
a historical increase in membership sales, which typically occurs late in the
4th quarter,” stated Katie Rollauer, IHRSA’s senior manager of research in a
February 2008 press release.
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