The 2017 IHRSA Global Report
This annual report provides the most comprehensive overview of health club markets worldwide, making it a must-have resource for industry insiders, including club operators, investors, market analysts, and other professionals. This year’s report shows growth, led by top markets, along with a promising outlook for the industry in Latin America.
In 2016, global health club industry revenue totaled $83.1 billion, as 162.1 million members visited 201,000 clubs, according to the report. The top 10 markets across the globe account for roughly two out of three health clubs and nearly three out of four members worldwide. While the U.S. leads all markets in club count and memberships at 57.2 million and 36,540, respectively, Brazil is second in club count at 34,509, and Germany is second in number of members at 10.1 million. All three markets are also among the top 10 worldwide in revenue with the U.S. ranking first ($27.6 billion), Germany third ($5.6 billion), and Brazil tenth ($2.1 billion).