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Health club industry mid-market report-Ray Algar Oxygen Consulting 

I research and publish strategic reports that focused on ’emerging topics’ that are relevant to the global health and fitness industry. The motivation for these reports was to provide deep insight to individuals and organisations seeking to better understand a ‘trending topic’.

Current health and fitness sector reports

  • 2015 Health Club Industry Mid-Market Report.
  • 2015 UK Boutique Fitness Sector Report.
  • 2014 Review of the UK Health and Fitness Industry and 2015 Outlook.
  • 2014 Fitness Sector Social Good Report.
  • 2013 Review of the UK Health and Fitness Industry and 2014 Outlook.
  • 2012 UK Low-cost Gym Sector Report.
  • 2011 Global Low-cost Gym Sector Report.
  • 2011 European Health Club Industry Web and Social Media Report.
  • 2010 UK Low-cost Gym Sector Report.

The reports can be purchased from my Knowledge Store.

Report feedback

‘Great work Ray, an excellent, comprehensive report on the mid-market sector of the fitness industry’

Chuck Runyon, CEO, Anytime Fitness

‘Outstanding; great work’

John McCarthy, former CEO, IHRSA

‘Excellent report, and very accurate representation of the sector’

 John Treharne, CEO, The Gym Group

‘This is outstanding and a very comprehensive report (UK boutique fitness sector report. Well done to you and your team and thanks for asking me to be part of this.’

Kevin Yates, Director, 1Rebel

‘Thank you for creating such a great tool for our industry. I am amazed how you figured out a way to systemise such a new and vague concept and turn into an almost exact science. It will help all of us evaluate our level, find out what we can improve, and raise our standards’

Pedro Ruiz, CEO, Vivafit

‘A great report that hopefully will stimulate operators to step up the level of involvement/engagement of the sector in social media and the power of the internet…a significant marketing tool that seems to be under-utilised, based on  Ray’s findings

Herman Rutgers, Executive Director, European Health and Fitness Association

‘This is a really robust document that should be compulsory reading for anyone operating a fitness facility’

Tim Webster, Editor, Fit Pro Business Magazine

Sponsor opportunities

Opportunities exist for a small number of organisations to be associated with each report. Sponsors receive association with highly valued research that features in a range of international publications and conference presentations as well as spreading across the web. Get in touch for further information.

Do you have an idea for a future industry report?

I am always interested in ideas for future industry reports, so please do get in touch.

Recent Reports

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