Reports by Ray Algar

Launch of Fitness Sector Social Good Report

The 'Fitness Sector Social Good Report' is being published on March 6, 2014. The report is a collaborative effort between Ray Algar, ukactive and Matrix Fitness. The fundamental purpose of this report is to explore the idea that a business with a purpose beyond maximising its own self-interests can ensure long-term ...

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Lower gym fees for more consumers in 2014, predicts industry report

National chains of low-cost, high technology self-service gyms are set for accelerated growth in 2014, introducing new nationwide brands to high streets (and the odd grocery superstore), bringing down monthly membership fees across the industry, grabbing market share and further squeezing established middle-market names such as LA Fitness, Fitness First ...

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2013 Review of the UK Health and Fitness Industry and 2014 Outlook

Today I am publishing my 2013/2014 review of the UK Health and Fitness Industry. The document captures the key events that shaped the industry during 2013 and then discusses the outlook for 2014. The report (in PDF form) can be downloaded from my Knowledge Store. Reports Contents A review of 2013 Changes in ...

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New report – 2013 Review of the UK Health and Fitness Industry and 2014 Outlook

Today I am publishing my 2013/2014 review of the UK Health and Fitness Industry. The document captures the key events that shaped the industry during 2013 and then discusses the outlook for 2014. The report (in PDF form) can be purchased from my Knowledge Store.     Reports Contents A review of 2013 Changes in ...

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Exploring ideas for my next health club industry report

Five years ago, I was invited to speak to Swedish health and fitness operators at a conference in Gothenburg. My presentation was called: What does your fitness clubs stand for? You can read the presentation here: The themes in this presentation were: Proliferation of consumer choice and growing sense of ‘choice trauma’ Clubs beginning ...

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2012 UK Low-cost Gym Sector Report – Ray Algar

I have now published the 2012 UK Low-cost Gym Sector Report which can be purchased from the Knowledge Store. Please leave a comment below, or on the report website, when you have read the report.  

2012 UK Low-cost Gym Sector Report — Ray Algar, Oxygen Consulting

This report is a major update to my 2010 UK Low-cost Gym Sector Report. This report’s primary purpose is to assist the reader in understanding ‘why’  low-cost gyms are gaining popularity in the UK and provide a summary of the leading operators. Several of the UK’s leading low-cost CEOs contributed  ...

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2012 European Health Club Franchising Industry Report

I am presently scoping out a new report that investigates the European health club franchising industry. The key report sections are: 1 Strategic analysis of the franchising business model. 2 Interviews with out of industry franchising experts. 3 Interviews with health club franchise CEO's. 4 Detailed club franchise case study. 5 Consumer research. 6 Index of ...

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2011 Global Low-cost Gym Sector Report, supported by Precor

This report follows on from my 2010 UK Low-cost Gym Sector Report. The report investigates how the low-cost gym sector is growing internationally. The report features a series of out-of-sector interviews as well as several club CEO's who discuss why they have entered the low-cost segment. Download and read The full report ...

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2011 European Health Club Industry Web and Social Media Report

The 2011 European Health Club Industry Web and Social Media Report, supported by The Gym Group Consortium discusses the transformational affect that I believe the social web will have on the European health and fitness club industry. It is clear from the conferences that I participate in that there is ...

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