Health Club Management July 2017

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Global health club revenues grow, IHRSA reports


he health club

Racquet and Sportsclub

industry generated

Association (IHRSA) report.

US$83.1bn (€74bn, £64.6bn) in global

The 2017 IHRSA Global Report: The State of the

revenue in 2016, slightly

Health Club Industry shows

up on 2015, according to

that 2016 revenues were

an International Health,

up from US$81bn (€72bn, £55bn) in 2015, but lower than the US$84bn (€74m, £55m) generated in 2014. The document also shows that 201,000 health clubs served 162.1m members in 2016, an increase from 187,000 clubs and 151.5m members in 2015. The top 10 global markets

A total of 201,000 health clubs served 162.1m members in 2016

This year’s report shows growth led by top markets, along with a promising outlook for the industry in Latin America Jay Ablondi

and 57.2m respectively. The

products, said: “This year’s

clubs and nearly three out of

UK placed second for revenue,

report shows growth, led by

four members worldwide.

generating US$6.1bn (€5.4bn,

top markets, along with a

£4.7bn) and Germany third,

promising outlook for the

in revenue, club count and

with US$5.6bn (€5bn, £4.4bn).

industry in Latin America.”

memberships at US$27.6bn

Jay Ablondi, IHRSA’s execu-

The US led all markets

(€24.6bn, £21.5bn), 36,540

tive vice president of global


Beverly Hills makes wellness top priority The Beverly Hills Conference

The campaign focuses

& Visitors Bureau has launched

the Beverly Hills Hotel and

on five pillars of ‘wellth’:

a city-wide initiative that

the Beverly Hilton, are getting

Move, Eat, Restore, Gratitude

places health and wellbeing at

involved in the initiative by

and Experiences.

the top of the city’s agenda.

offering ‘Wellth’ room and

Fronted by supermodel

spa packages. Restaurants

Caley Alyssa (for Move),

Christie Brinkley, the

are also joining in with

founder of Alo Yoga; plant-

‘Beverly Hills: City of Wellth’

specials that are either locally

based chef and best-selling

campaign brings together

sourced, plant-based, paleo

author Matthew Kenney

leading industry experts

or made with meat that is

(for Eat); Feng Shui expert

for a season of wellness and

grass-fed or hormone-free.

Dana Claudat (for Restore);

mindfulness activities.


Hotels in the city, including

Speaking at the launch,

Pillar representatives are

Bodyism founder James

The ‘wellth’ campaign (a

Brinkley said: “A balanced

Duigan (for Gratitude); and

play on the words ‘wealth’

approach to diet, exercise

meditation teacher Charlie

and ‘wellness’) promotes the

and mindfulness is the key to

Knoles (for Explore).

idea that health is a more

happiness and life long vitality.

valuable currency than money.

Wellness is glamorous!” July 2017 ©Cybertrek 2017


A balanced approach to diet, exercise and mindfulness is the key to happiness Christie Brinkley


dominated, accounting for roughly two out of three health