Penton's Club Industry Unveils the Top 100 Health Clubs Special Report

Research Shows LA Fitness is the New #1 Revenue Generating Club Company in the Industry

Jul 11, 2013, 09:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Club Industry, the leading magazine for fitness business professionals in the United States, today unveiled the Top 100 Health Clubs special report, which showcases the fastest-growing U.S. club companies based on their 2012 revenue.

The report shows that after nine years, LA Fitness, formally named Fitness International LLC, is the new number one company atop the list, which reflects the recent merger and acquisition trends in the industry.

LA Fitness acquired 171 clubs from Bally Total Fitness in 2011, and in 2012, it acquired 32 clubs from Lifestyle Family Fitness and all 36 clubs from Urban Active. The company has also steadily added clubs through Greenfield Development. A source told Club Industry that LA Fitness had 568 clubs at the end of 2012, a huge jump from the 505 clubs that the company had at the end of 2011. Club Industry estimated LA Fitness with $1.7 billion in 2012 revenue.

"With its growth in 2011 and 2012, LA Fitness has asserted itself as the clear market leader in the health club industry," says Stuart Goldman, Executive Editor, Club Industry.

LA Fitness surpasses 24 Hour Fitness, which held onto the number one spot for nine consecutive years. 24 Hour Fitness reported that it had more than $1 billion in revenue and more than 400 clubs at the end of 2012. Club Industry estimated 24 Hour Fitness to have $1.5 billion in 2012, the same estimate Club Industry gave 24 Hour Fitness the previous year.

Life Time Fitness is once again ranked number three with a reported $1.127 billion in 2012 revenue, an 11 percent increase from 2011. It was the second year in a row that the publicly held company surpassed the $1 billion mark in revenue.  

Club Corp. is again ranked number four on the list with $754.9 million in 2012 revenue. Town Sports International rounds out the top five on the list with a reported $479 million in 2012 revenue, a 3 percent increase from the previous year.

To read the complete report, go to  Purchase the Top 100 Health Clubs report: 2008-2012 in the Club Industry online store at

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