Worked out: Intensifying competition from full-service gyms has affected revenue growth

Revenue in the Women's Gyms industry has contracted over the past five years, primarily due to growing competition and a highly saturated market. Volatile consumer sentiment over the period has driven many women's gym members to migrate to more cost-effective 24-hour gyms, which can provide cheaper memberships by having less staffed hours. The growing presence of ladies-only training areas in full-service gyms has also negatively affected women's gyms, providing greater opportunities for consumers to find a comfortable workout environment. In addition, Contours' franchises have exited the industry over the past five years, contributing to industry revenue falls. Consequently, industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 2.6% over the five years through 2018-19, to $ more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • High competition and a saturated market have affected the industry over the past five years
  • The rapid rise of 24-hour gyms has been the main impediment to industry demand growth
  • More ladies-only training areas in full-service gyms are anticipated to increase competition
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Women's Gyms industry provides a range of fitness and related services to female members and visitors. Full-service women's gyms such as Fernwood offer weights and cardio under standard membership fees. Gyms also offer studio classes and personal training, and derive income from merchandise sales and cross-promotional activities.MembershipsMembership fees are the industry's primary revenue stream. Memberships typically allow access to facilities at a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or annual cost. Memberships can also include a joining fee. Gyms can often sign up a large number of people, as many customers do not maximise their membership due to low attendance. Mem...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Women's Gyms Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Women's Gyms are:

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Accessibility to consumers/users
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Female population aged 35 and older and Health consciousness in the Women's Gyms industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Women's Gyms Industry?

    Industry firms operate gyms and fitness clubs that cater specifically to women.

    Industry Products
  • Memberships
  • Fitness classes
  • Personal training
  • Merchandise
  • Casual entry
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Fitness centre operation
  • Gymnasia operation
  • Health club operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Female population aged 35 and older
  • Health consciousness
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Levels of obesity
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Average weekly hours worked

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profit
  • Demand trends
  • Obesity and ageing
  • Market saturation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry structure
  • Market saturation
  • Intensifying competition
  • Population demographics
  • Table: Women's Gyms Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Women's Gyms Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • General Insurance
  • Sports Administrative Services
  • Toy and Sporting Goods Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Memberships
  • Personal training
  • Fitness classes
  • Other services
  • Casual entry
  • Merchandise
  • Chart: Women's Gyms Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Women aged 15 to 34
  • Women aged 35 to 54
  • Women aged 55 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Women's Gyms Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Women's Gyms

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Women's Gyms Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Fernwood Women's Health Clubs Pty Ltd, CJC Operations Australia Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Fernwood Women's Health Clubs Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: CJC Operations Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Women's Gyms Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Women's Gyms Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Circuit Training
  • Workout program aiming to build strength and muscular endurance. It features a set of exercises performed in order, which is often repeated multiple times.
  • Free Weights
  • Equipment used for weight training that is not connected to a stable apparatus, such as dumbbells, barbells and kettlebells.
  • Resistance Machines
  • Weight training apparatus using gravity to provide resistance to a particular motion. Machines can be plate-loaded or use a weight stack.
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