BOSTON—September 17, 2018—Today, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released The IHRSA Indian Health Club Report, produced in collaboration with Deloitte China. This research publication contains an in-depth analysis of the fitness industry in India, along with a snapshot of the country’s leading health club companies.

“The first of its kind, The IHRSA Indian Health Club Report is an authoritative and valuable resource for club operators and other industry stakeholders,” said Jay Ablondi, IHRSA’s executive vice president of global products. “As the report shows, the health club industry in India is robust and promising with significant room for growth.”

Home to one of the global economic powers, the health club market in India is one of the largest in the Asia-Pacific region. India ranks fifth in market size among Asia-Pacific health club markets at $821 million (USD) in annual revenue. The number of health club locations ranks third in the region at 3,813 sites, while the country’s 2 million members ranks fifth among observed markets. However, opportunities remain for the health club industry in India as the country has the lowest member penetration rate in the Asia-Pacific region.

“With a population exceeding 1 billion, the health club industry in India is in a unique position to serve the health and fitness needs of Indian consumers,” said John Holsinger, IHRSA’s director of the Asia-Pacific.“In efforts to grow the industry in India, the United Health & Fitness Forum (UHFF) was formed in 2016. Led by the top club operators in India, UHFF and its members organize events such as training workshops, boot camps, walkathons, and group exercise classes, along with other health and fitness initiatives.”

The Indian Health Club Report is divided into the following sections:

  • Preface: This part of the report provides a qualitative view of the health club market trends in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Asia-Pacific Market Overview: This section summarizes topline statistics, including club count, number of memberships, market size, penetration rates, and market potential per market.
  • Indian Market Reports: Refer to this section for an in-depth examination of the health club market in India, including an analysis of the health club market, competition, industry prospects and trends, and overall economic indicators.
  • Company Profiles: This section contains a snapshot of leading club companies in India.

The Indian Health Club Report (35 pages) is available in PDF format for IHRSA members (U.S. $69.95) and non-members (U.S. $139.95).


The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is the trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, racquet and sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. Its mission is to grow, promote, and protect the health and fitness industry. As one of the world's leading authorities on the commercial health club industry, IHRSA regularly conducts industry and consumer research, along with club operator studies.