Sweat 2019: boutique fitness sector still thriving and nowhere near 'breaking point'
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Center Parcs
£21,200 plus commission and amazing benefits
Wiltshire, UK
Aylesbury Vale District Council
£51,744 – £55,500
Aylesbury, UK
Merlin Entertainments Group
Competitive
Goshen, New York, USA
star job
Ashford Borough Council
Up to £23,379 pa (pay award pending)
Ashford, UK
Swimming Nature
£16 - £18 per hour
Heathrow

Sweat 2019: boutique fitness sector still thriving and nowhere near 'breaking point'

Job opportunities
Kirklees Active Leisure
£28,167
location: Huddersfield, UK
Lifetime Training
£22,965 – £24,055 per annum, plus bonus
location: Reading, UK
Live Active Leisure
£46,216 - £50,623
location: Perth, UK
more jobs

The current boutique fitness boom is nowhere near reaching a "breaking point".

That was the message from the first panel session at the Sweat 2019 conference, held in central London today (26 February).

While there are now more than 300 boutique fitness studios in London, Jason Tubbs, managing director of studio operator Another Space, said the industry was still far away from "peak of boutique" and that there is still room for continued growth in the sector.

"At Another Space alone, we get between 600 and 900 enquiries and 1,000 reviews of our boutique classes a week," Tubbs revealed.

Also on the panel discussing the state of the boutique fitness sector was Chris Heron, founder of The Engine Room.

Discussing the threats and opportunities for the sector, Heron said: “The biggest threat to the boutique fitness market is investors who think it looks like easy money. It isn’t and operators who think it is can give the sector a bad name.”

Among the opportunities for the sector is the fact that only 17 per cent of visits to London's boutique studios are by men – creating an untapped market for operators.

HCM's editor Liz Terry (@elizterry) is live-tweeting from the event

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The current boutique fitness boom is nowhere near reaching a 'breaking point'.
HAF,FIT,IND,PTS,EVT,PHR
imagesX/THUMB340934_526388_982237.jpg
employer of choice
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery... More
Active IQ
Active IQ