The proliferation of today's workout opportunities drove three million more Americans to begin exercising in 2019, curbing a three-year-long trend of stagnant activity rates, according to the latest report by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA).
Health Club News
24 Hour Fitness is expanding to the Chicago market, and its first clubs are slated to open in the suburbs of Carol Stream and Schaumburg this spring. Each club will be nearly 40,000 square feet and offer multiple group exercise studios, an indoor lap pool, basketball court and locker rooms with private showers.
Life Time, Chanhassen, Minnesota, opened its Life Time Rancho San Clemente Tennis and Athletic Resort on Jan. 24, the company announced. The 10.5-acre resort with a 46,000-square-foot facility was formerly the Rancho San Clemente Tennis and Fitness Club.
This is the fifth Life Time facility in California, according to the company’s website.
Gold's Gym International CEO Adam Zeitsiff highlighted the company's 2019 successes in a recent media release. This includes the opening of 35 clubs, the signing of 22 American franchise agreements and numerous business developments in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Town Sports International (TSI), the operator of New York Sports Clubs, plans to offer its existing 600,000-plus members access to Flywheel Sports' offerings through packaged membership options. Conversely, Flywheel’s 300,000-plus members will be offered similar packages for accessing TSI facilities.
NNN Fitness Research document
second half 2019
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- Continued Growth Cycle
- Strong Fundamentals
- Recent Transactions
- US Health Club Industry Statistics
- Key Players & Physical Footprints
Esporta Fitness Announcement
"We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Esporta Fitness model, which will operate under the LA Fitness umbrella of clubs. This means some exciting changes are coming soon – here’s a quick preview.
Traditional tenants in retail centers once scoffed at having gyms in their midst for all the parking spaces they took up. No more.
JLL’s research team examined 6,000-plus fitness center move-ins dating back to 2013 and learned that 111,055 fitness centers currently reside in retail centers, an increase of 23.5% since 2010.
As the new CEO of 24 Hour Fitness, he is leading a more aggressive growth strategy plan, is overseeing a transformation that the company had begun prior to him being hired in January and must overcome any skepticism that staff and others in the industry may have about yet another new face heading up one of the largest health club chains in the country.