Report: 2014/2015 Review of the UK Health and Fitness Industry


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This is a unique 38-page report that summarises key events that shaped the UK health and fitness industry during the whole of 2014. It then discusses the industry’s outlook for 2015. It is an excellent way for a reader to gain a strategic overview of how the industry is evolving. It is designed in full colour for reading on a screen and is fully interactive with informative external links to enrich the reading experience.


  • Key report highlights
  • New entrants
  • JD Sports Fashion plc
  • Sports Direct plc
  • Psycle studio
  • Corporate activity
  • The Bannatyne Group
  • Xercise4Less goes national
  • PayasUgym secures a private equity partner
  • Fitness First secures new debt funding facility
  • Business growth fund says yes, again
  • Nuffield Health extend its national club network
  • Encore Capital acquire more premium London clubs
  • Us private equity firm KSL Capital Partners acquires Village Urban Resorts
  • Strategic plays by existing industry players
  • Pure Gym and the gym group announce plans to merge
  • Fitness First debuts beat, a stand-alone boutique studio
  • A smaller and leaner LA fitness
  • Dc Leisure converts to a social enterprise
  • Serco leisure put up for sale
  • Consumer sentiment towards the industry
  • 2014 key events timeline
  • 2015 outlook
  • The changing structure of the industry
  • UK low-cost gym brands move overseas
  • Testing and validating new concepts
  • Boutique fitness is ready to scale
  • Clubs as an integrated part of a wider public health system
  • The digitally distributed club
  • Prove it
  • About the author
  • Acknowledgements
  • Gymtopia

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