Report: 2013/2014 Review of UK Health & Fitness Industry


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This document summarises the key events that shaped the UK health and fitness industry during 2013. It then discusses the industry’s outlook for the year ahead.

Contents are as follows

  • Key highlights
  • A review of 2013
  • Changes in the mid-market
  • A new ‘leaner-looking’ fitness first
  • Consumer sentiment towards the industry
  • The UK national retention report
  • Strategic moves by existing industry players
  • LA Fitness – Lax launch
  • Corporate activity
  • Business growth fund says yes
  • David Lloyd Leisure moves to new owner
  • Leisure-impact bond
  • Timeline 2013
  • 2014 outlook
  • The changing structure of the industry
  • Growing reach of low-cost gyms
  • Testing and validation of new concepts
  • Dedicated indoor cycling studios
  • New opportunities for the public sector
  • Club as the hub
  • Are clubs really paying attention?
  • Beware the march of the salami-slicers
  • About the author
  • Acknowledgements

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