Companies and Markets
Call us on +44 (0) 203 086 8600
Market Research A to Z | Company Profiles A to Z | RegisterRegister | Contact UsContact Us | Shopping Basket Shopping Basket
+44 (0) 203 086 8600 Call us on

Physical fitness equipment market led by Cybex International, ICON Health & Fitness and Life Fitness

Industry Sector



6 December 2012


Mike King

Type of News


The physical fitness equipment market has been projected to reach US$14.8 billion by 2018, driven predominantly by the rising awareness about fitness and healthy living, increasing number of health clubs, and the advent of innovative products combining electronics and fitness.

The current obesity crisis, rising health care costs and an aging population have sparked an intense focus and diverted substantial financial resources toward improving the overall health of the global population. Given current trends, it has been forecast that corporations and the government will look for ways to lose weight, reduce stress and live an overall healthier lifestyle.

Exercising has emerged as one of the most noticeable trends in the millennium, with people across countries, age, and gender becoming concerned and aware about the health benefits accrued through healthy living. The availability of a wide range of fitness equipment ideal for all types of users is allowing individuals to take up exercising despite their hectic lifestyles.

In addition, rising memberships of clubs/spas, advent of user friendly equipment, and the development of innovative equipment in support of new fitness modalities are driving growth in the global physical fitness equipment market.

Major products included in the physical fitness equipment market are motorised treadmills, stationary bikes, stair climbers, rowing machines, and elliptical "cross-trainers," collectively called aerobic exercisers; and weightlifting machines and traditional weightlifting equipment ("free weights" and benches).Physical fitness equipment

In addition, there are a large number of ancillary products. This equipment allows individuals to exercise by themselves in a limited space. The two major market segments for fitness equipment are the home and the institutional exercise equipment market (including health clubs, corporations, apartments, and hotels).

Treadmills represent the most widely used exercise equipment, globally. Treadmills are preferred by serious joggers and runners who wish to replicate the experience of outdoor workouts in the interiors. Rapid rise in the number of joggers is driving fitness equipment makers to offer treadmills as a convenient indoor alternative to outdoor walking and jogging activities.

The US physical fitness equipment manufacturing industry consists of approximately 100 companies with combined annual revenues of nearly $3 billion. Major companies include Cybex International, ICON Health & Fitness, Life Fitness, Nautilus, and Precor. The industry is highly concentrated, with the top five companies accounting for more than 50% of revenue.

For more information on the physical fitness equipment market, see the latest research: Physical Fitness Equipment Market

Follow us on Twitter @CandMResearch

Visitor Comments

All posts are pre-moderated and must obey the house rules.

Change Currency


Change Currency


Use our research skills: Get free support

Free Research Support: Let us do the work for you and find information from public and private sources of information. Contact us now and we can save you time and money.......Free Research Support

Can't find the exact research required: We can provide you with cost-effective research on any industry or topic

Use our skills and global network of researchers and consultants to help find and source the business information you need.

Contact us now on 00 44 (0) 203 0868600 or "enquiries @" to discuss you requirements and we can provide you with a research solution at suprisingly efficient rates and timelines.

Sometimes we can even find the information you require for free.

Find all the research at the best prices. Great promotions being offered during October!

We are offering our clients substantial savings on the best research available during October. Please contact us either via email or by calling our team to discuss your specific research needs on Tel: 00 44 (0) 203 0868600.


Contrast settings

Text size settings