2021 IHRSA Media Report: Part 2

We're releasing a second 2021 Media Report to detail fitness industry data, statistics, and trends from the height of the COVID pandemic to now. As well as where we go from here.

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Non-Members: Free


We invite you to download the Fall 2021 IHRSA Media Report and share it with local news outlets to help share accurate, compelling information regarding fitness clubs, their members, and the countless benefits clubs provide to their communities.

Make sure you have the latest and best data for any interview you may do regarding the state of the fitness industry. We combed through the latest IHRSA research and industry reports to update the 2021 IHRSA Media Report to help.

Getting questions on if gym memberships are declining? We include information from several surveys and reports to aid you in that question.

Information like 26% of U.S. health clubs experienced more new members in Q2 2021 compared to the same quarter in 2019.

Additionally, the Fall 2021 IHRSA Media Report includes:

  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions From the Media
  • What We Know About COVID's Impact on the Fitness Industry
  • The Fitness Industry's Response to COVID
  • The Mental, Physical, and Social Benefits of Exercise
  • Where Americans Choose to Workout
  • Key Findings from the IHRSA Foundation
  • and More!

If you have any questions about this report, the industry, or would like to receive news alerts about health club industry trends, email pr@ihrsa.org.

“This data shows how health clubs and studios are adapting to the new normal to meet the needs and demands of today's fitness consumer and provides a snapshot of membership growth and trends. While the future presents many challenges, the industry is prepared to continue helping their customers and communities to lead healthy and active lives.”

Liz Clark, Chief Executive Officer & President