The Gym and Exercise Equipment Manufacturing industry is benefiting from US trends regarding general health consciousness and a younger, more active generation becoming involved in sports. This move has contributed to a rise in demand for industry equipment, which has led to revenue growth over the five-year period. However, labor-intensive tasks such as equipment manufacturing are increasingly being outsourced to areas with low labor costs, hurting domestic manufacturers. IBISWorld expects the industry to continue growing slowly over the five years to 2019, with revenue projected to increase. Trends in sports participation, exchange rates, competition from imported merchandise and demand for gym and exercise equipment will drive manufacturing sales.
Operators in this industry manufacture gym and exercise machines, including treadmills, exercise bikes, weights and other equipment for both home and fitness centers. Following the design of sample products, manufacturers purchase raw materials and transform these into a range of athletic equipment. The finished products are then marketed to wholesalers and retailers.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.