Fitness Is a Top Program, But Yoga Is Most Planned
More than half of respondents to the Industry Report survey in 2023 said they currently include fitness programs (55.3%) or group exercise programs (53.5%) at their facilities. Fitness programs were most common for respondents from health clubs (87.7%), colleges and universities (83%) and Ys (74.7%). Group exercise programs were most common for respondents from colleges (76.8%), health clubs (76.7%) and Ys (74.7%).
Looking forward, however, the most commonly planned fitness-related program addition for all facilities was mind-body balance programs like yoga. Some 23.3% of respondents with plans to add programs at their facilities over the next several years said they would be adding mind-body balance programs. These plans were most common for respondents from health clubs (39.1%), parks and recreation (25.9%) and sports and recreation centers (23.3%).