Is exercise a gender game? The answer, according to the IHRSA 2017 Health Club Consumer Report, is no. However, men and women do exhibit a few health club type preferences by gender.
In 2016, IHRSA tallied 28.1 million (49.8 percent) male health club members and 29.1 million (50.2 percent) female members.
Both genders belong to a range of facilities, with more men belonging to multipurpose clubs, boot camps and sports-specific clubs while more women belong to YMCAs and yoga studios. View this clickable gallery for a breakdown of which club types are more likely to attract each gender. (For a related breakdown of highest-grossing club types, click here.)
View the complete IHRSA report here.