Florida Is One Of The Top States For The Fitness Industry
January, the start of a new year, often leads to an influx of gym memberships. Of course, common New Year’s resolutions revolve around exercise and wellness. IBIS World recently detailed the states that have the most businesses in the fitness industry, and Florida is in the top three.
As you may expect, California leads the way, having 14,674 businesses that are within the gym, health, and fitness clubs industry, according to IBIS World’s report. However, right behind the Golden State is Florida. Here, there are 8,637 businesses in the industry. This ranks Florida as the second biggest state for fitness. New York then rounds out the top three.
Finances Online states that of the 8,637 fitness-related businesses, 2,809 of them are gyms or health clubs.
There Are 159 Planet Fitness Locations In Florida
One of the largest national fitness chains in the country enjoys setting up shop in Florida. Scrape Hero, a data intelligence organization, details that 7% of the total number of Planet Fitness centers are in the Sunshine State. Orlando ranks in the top 10 cities with the most Planet Fitness locations. Scrape Hero also states there is a Planet Fitness “location for every 135,082 people” in Florida.
At the end of 2023, the Ascent, from the Motley Fool, detailed the best value gym memberships across the country. In this, Planet Fitness ranked number one. The immediate draw is the low annual fee, with basic monthly membership costs starting at $10 per month. “Planet Fitness is hard to beat if you’re looking for a no-frills gym membership,” they state.
Crunch ranked as the second-best value. There are 10 locations in Florida, including Wesley Chapel.
IBIS World concludes, “The number of businesses in the Gym, Health and Fitness Clubs industry in the US has grown 2.3% per year on average over the five years between 2018 – 2023. With Florida ranking as the second highest fitness industry state in the country, there is great chance the percentage continues to increase.