The key findings reveal the industry is now worth an estimated AUD$1.31 billion worldwide, representing growth of 4.8% in the last five years alone. Albeit, the report states that forecasts show a 0.7% revenue decline in the Australian industry – mainly due to a mass-market shift to a preference for the cheaper, 24-hour gym chains.
It shows that with over 4 million participants in fitness activities, the Australian fitness industry now includes a wide range of different business models ranging from personal trainers to multi-national franchises.
Jim Antonopoulos, Executive Creative Director TANK says, “Something we have noticed in the international playing field is an industry that is moving in a range of directions, shifting and evolving into something new, with some players going about it in their own unique way, experiencing unmatched growth and carving out their own piece of a very lucrative pie that will over time, redefine the future of the fitness industry.”
Highlights of the report include:
- Increased competition forcing brands to reinvent themselves
- Sports apparel brands making moves
- The sport of fitness and the rise functional fitness.
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