After a long period of growth, the Personal Trainers industry ran into trouble during the past five years. While public concern with health and appearance ensures the industry's services remain popular, deteriorating economic conditions led many people to cut back on personal training, preferring to exercise on their own. Consumers also traded down from full-service gyms, which promote and provide facilities for personal trainers, to budget gyms that are not affiliated with industry operators. Personal trainers have faced rising competition from other sport and fitness activities, including branded group classes such as Zumba and spinning.
Operators in this industry offer fitness training to individuals or small groups. They may also provide personalised fitness, health and dietary advice. Personal trainers are typically self-employed, but some are employed by gyms and fitness studios.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.