Gen Z and Millennials Impact Median Member Age for Certain Club Types


The average age of a health club member was 39 years old in 2016, according to the IHRSA 2017 Health Club Consumer Report, but some specific club models skew younger.

Members of Generation X and seniors are more likely to be drawn to multipurpose facilities, while the average age of studio-goers was 30.

The report states: "Nonetheless, a greater percentage and number of post-Millennials were members of studio facilities than fitness-only and multipurpose health clubs. It’s possible the parents of the youngest consumers in this study utilized studios to improve the activity levels and/or athletic fitness/performance of their children in 2016."

For the median ages of members at various health club types, view this clickable gallery.

For additional insights on club models, click here.

The IHRSA 2017 Health Club Consumer Report surveyed 24,134 American adults on a wide array of fitness topics in 2017. View the complete report here






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