This summer, IHRSA 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.
“The IHRSA Health Club Equipment Report provides club owners with vital information needed in order to understand health club equipment practices,” said Jay Ablondi, IHRSA’s executive vice president of global products. “The technological innovation and quality of health club equipment plays a significant role in attracting and retaining members and helping them achieve their fitness goals. This one-of a-kind report is a valuable reference for club operators to compare their spending practices, purchasing considerations, and programming trends against their peers.”
Overall, responding clubs reported spending an average of $84,000 in fitness equipment in 2015. As the report shows, equipment spending varies across clubs. Top performing clubs spent an average of $90,000 in fitness equipment and achieved an annual revenue growth of 10.2%, in comparison with 3.8% for the overall sample.
The publication is organized into four sections:
“The IHRSA Health Club Equipment Report is designed to help familiarize club managers with major transformational trends and includes insights from real-world club owners,” said Rob Barker, Precor’s CEO/President. “The club industry is constantly shifting as facility operators aim to attract new members, retain current members, and build business. In light of the changing fitness industry, it is important for operators to stay informed on the latest trends.”
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