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Gender Preferences Exhibited for Certain Health Club Types

Men are drawn to multipurpose clubs, boot camps and sports-specific clubs in higher numbers than women, according to the IHRSA 2017 Health Club Consumer Report.

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.)

The report also includes insights for better engaging club members from all demographics: Millennials, Generation XGeneration Z and Seniors.

View the complete IHRSA report here.

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