Fitness Franchise Opportunities: The Business of Personal Training
As the fitness industry continues to segment into different categories (ex. yoga, classes, stretching therapies, etc.), the more confusing the options become to the public. The more confused the public is, the larger the need is for an expert voice. YOU could become that expert and position yourself for a successful future.
We know that starting a business is an overwhelming process but this industry sets you up to make it much harder to lose. Here are just a few of the statistics you’ll appreciate about this flourishing industry.
Industry Facts & Statistics for a Personal Training Franchise
We already know the benefits of working out effectively and eating properly. The industry is booming. More and more people are becoming health conscious and not motivated to do it on their own. Here are a few fun facts:
- Only one in three children are physically active every day.
- Less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day; only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week.
- Only 35 – 44% of adults 75 years or older are physically active, and 28-34% of adults ages 65-74 are physically active.
- More than 80% of adults do not meet the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, and more than 80% of adolescents do not do enough aerobic physical activity to meet the guidelines for youth.
- In 2013, research found adults in the following states to be most likely to report exercising 3 or more days a week for at least 30 minutes: Vermont (65.3%), Hawaii (62.2%), Montana (60.1%), Alaska (60.1%). The least likely were Delaware (46.5%), West Virginia (47.1%) and Alabama (47.5%). The national average for regular exercise is 51.6%.
- Children now spend more than seven and a half hours a day in front of a screen (e.g., TV, videogames, computer).
- Nationwide, 25.6% of persons with a disability reported being physically inactive during a usual week, compared to 12.8% of those without a disability.
- Only about one in five homes have parks within a half-mile, and about the same number have a fitness or recreation center within that distance.5
- Only 6 states (Illinois, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York and Vermont) require physical education in every grade, K-12. 10. 28.0% of Americans, or 80.2 million people, aged six and older are physically inactive.
- Nearly one-third of high school students play video or computer games for 3 or more hours on an average school day.
- Baby boomers are being encouraged to exercise regularly, so that they can stay healthy and fight the effects of aging.
- Personal Trainer is voted as one of the best careers.
- According to their calculations, the number of people in these occupations is expected to increase by 31.7% by 2020
- As of January 2013, there are approximately 58.5 million Americans who are utilizing fitness center via membership or other type of status.