Tuesday, 21st November 2017
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HEALTH CLUBS

Health clubs provide a number of services from physiotherapy to gyms, as a result of this diversity the job opportunities provided are wide ranging. Depending on the particular health club, a gym will normally offer personal trainers and instructors to hold classes and offer advice on exercise. A spa on the other hand is far more focused on relaxation; beauticians and masseurs will carry out treatments on customers and ensure they are welcomed into a calm environment.

11% of adults claim to use a private health and fitness club; these members are typically young, affluent and single. Research shows that 50% more people would like to use a health and fitness club. This eagerness is not just in the 15-34 age range but the 'cash rich' over 55's. Whilst cost will always be an issue (40% of private club users believe their membership is too high), more and more clubs are coming round to the idea of a monthly membership with no ties and no joining fees. This will undoubtedly lead to an increase in those searching for new clubs that offer greater value.

One of the best things to come out of the recent attention to factors such as overall lifestyle envirnoment, cost, offer and location, is the choice that UK consumers now have. With over 6,000 health clubs across the UK there is something for everyone.

Everybody should aim to be active daily. For adults, the recommended amount is 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of moderate activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more. Physical activity levels are low in the UK: only 40% of men and 28% of women meet the minimum recommendations for physical activity in adults.