Despite pandemic restrictions and the instability in the market, the fitness sector has continued to grow. There have, in total, been 338 new gym openings in the UK since the 1st of April 2019. A sure sign of the importance of fitness amongst the public.
Of the top 20 private health club operators in the UK, eight have grown their company’s holdings. The UK’s largest operators are now PureGym and The Gym Group, the former of which has partnered with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation to offer employability skills.
David Minton, founder of TLDB that published the 2021 Fitness Industry Preview Report, added:
“As we move from crisis to recovery mode, this report provides the most up-to-date view of how the industry is bouncing back.”
“Overall, across the top operators in the three sectors we have looked at (private, public and low cost), there are more gyms open now than in March 2019, which shows how the industry is playing its part in helping improve the health of the nation.”
As the penchant toward fitness, sustainability, and healthy lifestyle changes grow, we can look towards the future positively. The activities and fitness sector has shown incredible resilience in the last two years, adapting their skills and thriving in a digital world.
Looking on to 2022, we at Coordinate Sport wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We’ll see you in January!