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Have we lost our fitness?

Updated: Feb 21, 2019


Have we lost our fitness?

The historical relationship between individuals and the gym is a long and complicated one.

Here are some numbers that partially illustrate what I am referring to.

The modern gym sector:

There are now 6,728 fitness facilities in the UK, up from 6,435 last year.

Total industry membership is also up by 5.1% to 9.7 million.

Total gym market value is currently estimated to be £4.7 billion, up 6.3% on 2016, while 272 new public and private fitness facilities have opened in the last 12 months alone, up from 224 in 2016.

Taking all this into account it would be easy to think that people today are keen on using the gym, as well as other fitness facilities. After all, the fitness industry appears to be expanding so rapidly, how could that not be the case?