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IHRSA Releases 2017 Health Club Consumer Report
Posted: September 27, 2017 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has released the 2017 Health Club Consumer Report. This annual publication, based on a nationwide sample of more than 24,000 interviews, provides demographics and health, sports and fitness participation data on America’s health club consumers. Read More...

IHRSA Releases 2017 Global Report
Posted: May 25, 2017 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced the release of The 2017 IHRSA Global Report: The State of the Health Club Industry. An IHRSA bestseller, the report provides a comprehensive overview of the health club industry worldwide. In 2016, global health club industry revenue totaled $83.1 billion, as 162.1 million members visited 201,000 clubs. Read More...

IHRSA Launches 2017 Global Report Survey
Posted: January 31, 2017 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - To ensure IHRSA maintains the most up-to-date research on the global fitness club industry, IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, has launched the 2017 Global Report Survey. Industry leaders who participate in the survey will be recognized among global leaders in the “Company Profiles” section of The IHRSA Global Report, IHRSA’s most requested research publication. Read More...

IHRSA Releases 2016 Profiles of Success
Posted: November 2, 2016 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released its annual Industry Data Survey (IDS) results and the accompanying publication, IHRSA Profiles of Success. The report provides a detailed analysis of the annual performance of leading health and fitness clubs, including results in key metrics such as revenue, membership growth and retention, traffic, payroll, non-dues revenue and EBITDA. Club reinvestment and profit center analysis as well as income statement and balance sheet data are also provided. Read More...

IHRSA Releases 2016 Health Club Consumer Report: U.S. Health Club Membership Reached High of 55.3 Million in 2015
Posted: September 7, 2016 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released the 2016 Health Club Consumer Report. This annual publication, based on a nationwide sample of more than 32,000 interviews, provides demographics and health, sports and fitness participation data on American health club consumers. Read More...

IHRSA Releases Health Club Equipment Report: Spending, Utilization & Programming Trends
Posted: June 30, 2016 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association released the IHRSA Health Club Equipment Report: Spending, Utilization & Programming Trends, sponsored by Precor. The report provides insights on health club equipment practices, including space allocation, spending trends and utilization in training programs. Based on data gathered from more than 400 health and fitness facilities, the publication contains the most recent and complete equipment data in the club industry. Read More...

Global Fitness Industry Records Another Year of Growth
Posted: May 25, 2016 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced the release of The 2016 IHRSA Global Report: The State of the Health Club Industry. An IHRSA bestseller, the report provides a comprehensive overview of the health club industry worldwide. In 2015, global health club industry revenue totaled $81 billion, as 151.5 million members visited nearly 187,000 clubs. Read More...

IHRSA Report: Health Clubs Saw 5.3% Revenue Growth from 2013 to 2014
Posted: May 16, 2016 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - Overall, health clubs posted revenue growth of 5.3% from 2013 to 2014, according to the 2015 IHRSA Profiles of Success report. Multipurpose and independent clubs reported median retention rates of 69% and 79%, respectively. Fitness-only clubs reported a median net membership growth of 4.2%, while clubs part of a chain achieved a median net membership growth of 9.4%, the highest among all segments observed. Read More...

IHRSA Report: Men and Women Now Equally Likely to Join Health Clubs
Posted: May 9, 2016 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - The health club member gender gap closed in 2014 as males and females were equally likely to join a gym, according to IHRSA’s 2015 Health Club Consumer Report: The Story Behind Members and Their Health & Fitness Clubs. While males are more likely to belong to commercial multipurpose and boot camp facilities, females are more likely to belong to yoga/Pilates/barre and residential centers. Men and women are nearly equally represented in nonprofit and combat-focused facilities (boxing/mixed martial arts/MMA). Read More...

Health Club Industry Serves 64 Million Americans, an All-time High
Posted: March 8, 2016 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - More than 64 million Americans were consumers of a health club in 2015, a record-high since IHRSA began tracking health club consumer statistics in 1987. The number of individual members totaled 55.3 million, up 2.2% from 54.1 million in 2014. Members visited their club an average of 104 days in 2015, also an all-time high. Read More...

IHRSA Releases Health Club Business Handbook
Posted: January 28, 2016 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association released the IHRSA Health Club Business Handbook: The Ultimate Investor and Operator Guide to Gyms, Studios and Fitness Centers. The primary goal of the Handbook is to help existing and potential club owners, managers and investors understand the key factors that affect the success of a health club company. Authored by John McCarthy, retired former executive director of IHRSA, The Handbook is the long-awaited update to The Guide to the Health Club Industry for Lenders and Investors, also by McCarthy. Read More...

Treadmills Reign Supreme Among Health Club Users
Posted: December 28, 2015 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - Treadmills are the most popular form of equipment-based exercise among club members, according to IHRSA’s Consumer Trend Report, which analyzed seasonality of club membership and usage based on data from Spring 2014 to Fall 2014. Read More...

Latest IHRSA Profiles of Success Reports Revenue Growth of 5.3% for Leading Health Clubs
Posted: October 21, 2015 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released its annual Industry Data Survey (IDS) results and the accompanying publication, IHRSA Profiles of Success. The report provides a detailed analysis of the annual performance of leading health and fitness clubs, including key performance metrics such as revenue and membership growth, payroll, member retention, non-dues revenue, and EBITDA. Profit center analysis as well as income statement and balance sheet data are also provided. Read More...

IHRSA Releases 2015 Health Club Consumer Report: The Story Behind Members and Their Clubs
Posted: September 30, 2015 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released the 2015 Health Club Consumer Report: The Story Behind Members and Their Health & Fitness Clubs. This annual publication provides demographics and participation data on American health club consumers. New to this year’s edition is an in-depth review of activity preferences by gender, consumer trend analysis of generational and ethnic groups, and multi-year analyses of membership trends by club type. Read More...

IHRSA Releases New Member Retention Report
Posted: July 30, 2015 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON MA - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released the IHRSA Member Retention Report (Volume 3, Issue 1): What Differentiates Promoters from Detractors? Conducted in partnership with The Retention People (TRP), the current report focuses on the impact of the Net Promoter Score on club member retention. Based on a survey of more than 10,000 health club members in the UK, the current installment examines how member demographics, duration, attendance, and activity participation vary between Promoters and Detractors. Read More...

IHRSA Releases One Million Strong: An In-Depth Study of Health Club Member Retention
Posted: June 25, 2015 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON MA – The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association released IHRSA One Million Strong: An In-Depth Study of Health Club Member Retention in North America. Written by Dr. Paul Bedford and sponsored by Life Fitness, the report provides a comprehensive retention analysis of more than one million membership records. Read More...

IHRSA Global 25 Report Highlights World’s Top Health Clubs
Posted: June 22, 2015 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA – The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced the release of The IHRSA Global 25, which lists the top 25 health club companies worldwide ranked by membership, number of locations and revenue. Read More...

IHRSA Releases 2015 Global Report
Posted: June 3, 2015 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA – The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released The 2015 IHRSA Global Report: The State of the Health Club Industry. A perennial IHRSA bestseller, the report provides a comprehensive overview of the health club industry worldwide, which in 2014 totaled $84 billion in revenue as more than 180,000 clubs attracted 144.7 million members. Read More...

Health Club Industry Continues Impressive Growth
Posted: April 22, 2015 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - More than 63 million Americans utilized a health club in 2014, up 2.3% from 2013 when 62.1 million consumers indicated using a health club. Total U.S. health club memberships exceeded 54 million. Read More...

IHRSA Releases New Seasonal Consumer Report
Posted: March 26, 2015 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA – The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association released the latest edition of the IHRSA Health Consumer Seasonal Trend Report (Spring 2015), which presents and analyzes the behavior of American health club-goers over the spring and summer months. Read More...

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