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UAE Fitness Equipment Market Outlook to 2026

  • Report
  • 78 Pages
  • March 2022
  • Region: United Arab Emirates
  • Ken Research Private Limited
  • ID: 5635428

Driven by rising disposable income, increasing health concerns, growth of commercial fitness centres and home based fitness equipment

The publication titled “UAE Fitness Equipment Market Outlook to 2026: Driven by rising disposable income, increasing health concerns, growth of commercial fitness centres and home based fitness equipment” provides a comprehensive analysis of the fitness equipment industry. The report covers various aspects including fitness equipment industry market size on the basis of on the basis of market revenue and growth rate, market overview, value chain analysis, ecosystem, operating model, gym joining decision making parameters, SWOT analysis, major trends and developments, government initiatives promoting health awareness, and impact of COVID-19. Insights on competitive landscape of fitness equipment industry, competition nature, major competition parameters and company profile of major players along-with cross comparison between major players operating in the ecosystem is also covered in the report.

The report also covers trade scenario of fitness equipment (by imports and exports of fitness equipment from major countries), along-with end user analysis of demand side. Further report also focuses on the UAE Fitness Equipment Market Segmentation by Type of End User (Such as Commercial Fitness Centers and Health Clubs, Private Fitness Centers and Health Clubs, Office and Hotels, Universities) By Value (In USD Mn), By location of manufacturing (Import and Domestic Manufacturing) By Value (In USD Mn), By Type of Customer (B2B and B2C) By Value (In USD Mn). UAE Fitness Equipment Market report concludes with projections for the future of the industry including forecasted industry size by revenue by 2026, and analysts’ take on the future highlighting the major opportunities.

UAE Fitness Equipment Market Overview and Size


UAE fitness equipment market witnessed strong growth between 2016 and 2021 with considerable expansion in commercial fitness centers in which boutique and women centric fitness center dominated the market along-with growth in home-based fitness equipment industry. The factors such as rapid urbanization with influx of foreign population, rising disposable income of the consumers, rising health concerns such obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases due to unhealthy lifestyle, inclination of consumers to undertake online fitness sessions to enjoy exercising in the comfort of their homes and as per their convenience collaborated with home-based fitness equipment post pandemic along-with various government initiatives and corporate wellness program are the major factors driving the growth of fitness equipment market. In 2020, fitness equipment industry experienced a temporary downfall owing to the impact of COVID-19 on industry leading to closure of the fitness centers and health clubs due to country lockdown. With mandatory protocol such as to avoid physical contact and maintenance of social distancing to prevent the transmission of virus restrained a major chunk of population from availing fitness services in fitness centers and health clubs. These factors have however led to increased demand of home-based fitness equipment as people preferred to follow fitness regimes at their home to ensure safety.

Also, increased awareness on health and hygiene followed by the advent of COVID-19 is acting as a catalyst for the shift in consumer’s preference towards availing digitally connected solutions for their fitness routine.

UAE Fitness Equipment Market Segmentation

  • By Type of End User (Such as Commercial Fitness Centers and Health Clubs, Private Fitness Centers and Health Clubs, Office and Hotels, Universities): Commercial fitness centres accounted for the highest market share among all other types of end users on the basis of revenue generated in the year 2021. Boutiques and medium sized fitness centres dominates the sector. Private fitness centres and health clubs accounted the second highest share.
  • By location of manufacturing (Foreign and Domestic Manufacturing): Foreign fitness equipment accounted for the highest market share as compared to the locally manufactured (domestic) fitness equipment on the basis of revenue generated in 2021.
Domestically manufactured fitness equipment have low penetration in foreign markets due to lack of advancement required in fitness equipment by urban population.
  • By Type of Customer (B2B and B2C): Sales of fitness equipment through B2B channel accounted for the highest share on the basis of revenue in 2021, attributed to the surging establishments of commercial and hotel-based fitness centres demanding advanced fitness equipment.

Competitive Landscape in UAE Fitness Equipment Market


UAE fitness equipment market is highly fragmented. The market has been swelled with unorganized fitness centers which majorly do not offer diversified services and broadly focuses on hardcore gym exercises due to less availability of space and low membership subscription charged. It has few major organized fitness service centers with their own brand chains which have approximately fewer outlets along with many other fitness centers which are under category of unorganized fitness service centers. Major competition is being driven through specialty in services and providing additional diversified value-added services like Pilates, Zumba, Martial Arts, Spa, Jacuzzi, salon, aqua aerobics, yoga & others which increase the member participation in fitness centers. Companies are focusing on launching differentiated products with innovative advancements in fitness equipment to solidify their position and capture a large market share.

A notable shift in consumer preference post COVID-19 has contributed in the emergence of online ecosystem. The expanding virtual fitness market will spur the demand for high-quality fitness equipment that can be easily installed at homes. In response to the growing home fitness equipment industry, market players are launching digitally connected solutions for consumers. Therefore, one of the important areas of competition would be the online visibility of players in coming years.

UAE Fitness Equipment Market Future Outlook and Projections


The market size on the basis of revenue generated is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR of ~3.2% by 2026. It is anticipated that fitness equipment industry will grow at a substantial rate owing to factors such as surging urbanization, rising prevalence of population with obesity and chronic diseases due to unhealthy lifestyle, establishment of organized fitness centers with diversified services along with increasing government initiatives and corporate wellness programs.
The market is poised to gain significant traction with the rise in the number of health clubs and fitness centers incorporating advanced equipment catering to the changing health patterns and consumer demands.

On the other hand, high set up or installation cost of devices or equipment and rising demand for resale of used fitness equipment for saving cost are estimated to obstruct the market’s growth within the above-mentioned forecast period.

Key Segments Covered in UAE Fitness Equipment Industry


By Type of End User

  • Commercial Fitness Centers and Health Clubs
  • Private Fitness Centers and Health Clubs
  • Office and Hotels
  • Universities

By Location of Manufacturing

  • Foreign
  • Domestic

By Type of Customer

  • B2B
  • B2C

Key Target Audience

  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Retailers
  • Importers
  • Private Fitness Centers
  • Commercial Fitness Centers
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Hotels and Resorts

Time Period Captured in the Report:

  • Historical Period: 2016-2021
  • Forecast Period: 2021-2026F

UAE Fitness Equipment Market Players


Major OEM’s

  • Precor
  • Technogym
  • Vogue Fitness
  • Life Fitness
  • Matrix
  • Concept 2

Major Distributors

  • AKI Fitness
  • MEFITPRO
  • Falaknaz Sports
  • RS Fitness LLC
  • Gymcare
  • Irma Fitness

Major Importers

  • Sport Links LLC,
  • Leader Sport

Major Retailers

  • Active Fitness Store
  • Pro Sports
  • SportsPlanet
  • Garner Fitness Supplies
  • Sam Sports
  • Fitness Power House

Major Healthcare Facilities

  • Burjeel Hospital,
  • Healthpoint
  • International Knee and Joint Centre
  • Zulekha Hospital
  • Health Square
  • Cambridge Rehabilitation Centre.

Major Commercial Fitness Centres

  • UFC Gym
  • GymNation
  • Gold's Gym
  • Fitness First
  • Fitness 360
  • METROFITT

Major Hotels & Resorts

  • Jumeirah Hotels
  • Hilton
  • Hyatt
  • Emaar Group
  • Marriott
  • Radisson Hotels and Resorts

Major Universities

  • United Arab Emirates University
  • American University of Sharjah
  • University of Sharjah Abu Dhabi
  • University Zayed University
  • Khalifa University
  • New York University Abu Dhabi

Major Associations

  • REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) UAE
  • IFPA (International Fitness Professionals Association) UAE.

Key Topics Covered in the Report

  • Socio-economic Landscape of UAE
  • Overview of UAE Fitness Equipment Market
  • Ecosystem of UAE Fitness Equipment Industry
  • Operating Model of Fitness Equipment Distributors in UAE
  • Market Size of UAE Fitness Equipment Industry (Market Revenue and Growth rate)
  • Market Size of UAE Fitness Equipment Industry on the basis of Offline Fitness Equipment Industry assessment
  • UAE Fitness Equipment Industry segmentation (By Type of End User, By Location of manufacturing, By Type of Customer)
  • Cross Comparison of Major Distributors (Revenue Generated, No of Employees, Overall Sales Volume (Units), Countries Served, Revenue Split)
  • Company Profile of Major Distributors (Company Profile, Revenue Streams, Type of Customers, Services Offered, Major Clientele, Key Partnerships, Strengths)
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Industry trends and developments
  • Direct and Indirect Economic Impact of Fitness Industry in UAE
  • Trade Scenario By Value in Million USD
  • Government Initiatives
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • End User Analysis: Key Demand Clusters for Fitness Equipment
  • Identifying the Customer Cohorts in Health and Fitness Market
  • Customer Mindset for Fitness in the UAE
  • Customer Decision making factors for Fitness Centers
  • Target Addressable Market and Service Addressable Market in UAE Health and Fitness Industry
  • Analyst Recommendation
  • Industry speaks

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary2. Socio-economic Landscape of UAE3. Market Overview
4. Industry Overview
  • Ecosystem of Major Entities in UAE Fitness Equipment Market Industry
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Operating Model of Fitness Equipment Distributors in UAE
5. Market Size of Fitness Equipment Industry in UAE, 2016-2021
  • UAE Fitness Equipment Market Size on the basis of Market Revenue and growth rate, 2016-2021
  • UAE Fitness Equipment Market Size on the basis of Offline Fitness Equipment Industry assessment, 2016-2021
6. UAE Fitness Equipment Market Segmentation, 2021
  • Segmentation - By Type of End User, By Value (In USD Mn) (Such as Commercial Fitness Centers and Health Clubs, Private Fitness Centers and Health Clubs, Office and Hotels, Universities)
  • Segmentation - By Location of manufacturing (Import and Domestic Manufacturing), By Value (In USD Mn)
  • Segmentation - By Type of Customer, By Value (In USD Mn), (B2B and B2C)
7. Industry Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Trends and Developments
  • Direct and Indirect Economic Impact of Fitness Industry in UAE
  • Fitness Equipment Importing and Exporting Companies in UAE
  • Trade Scenario By Value in Million USD
  • Fitness Equipment Imports from Major Countries, 2016-2020
  • Fitness Equipment Exports to Major Countries, 2016-2020
  • Government Initiatives
  • Impact of COVID-19
8. Competitive Landscape of UAE Fitness Equipment Market
  • Cross Comparison of Major Distributors
  • Company Profiling of major Fitness equipment distributors in UAE:
  • Company Profile of AKI Fitness
  • Company Profile of MEFITPRO
  • Company Profile of RS Fitness L.L.C
  • Company Profile of GYMCARE
  • Company Profile of IRMA Fitness
  • Company Profile of Al Yousuf Sports Equipment
  • Company Profile of Vivo Fitness
  • Company Profile of Falaknaz Sports
9.Demand Side: End User Analysis
  • End User Analysis: Key Demand Clusters for Fitness Equipment
  • Identifying the Customer Cohorts in Health and Fitness Market
  • Customer Mindset for Fitness in the UAE
  • Customer Decision making factors for Fitness Centers
  • Target Addressable Market and Service Addressable Market in UAE Health and Fitness Industry
10. Future Outlook and Projections of the UAE Fitness Equipment Market Industry
  • Future Market Size of Fitness Equipment Industry in UAE on the basis of Market Revenue and growth rate, 2021-2026E
  • Future Fitness Equipment Market Size on the basis of Offline Fitness Equipment Industry assessment,2021-206E
  • Future Segmentation - By Type of End User, By Value (In USD Mn), 2021-2026E
  • Future Segmentation - By Type of Customer, By Value (In USD Mn), 2021-2026E
11. Analyst Recommendations12. Industry Speaks
13. Research Methodology
  • Market Definitions and Assumptions
  • Abbreviations
  • Market Sizing Approach
  • Consolidated Research Approach
  • Understanding Market Potential through In-Depth Industry Interviews
  • Limitations and Future Conclusion
  • Disclaimer
  • Contact the Publisher

Executive Summary

The publication titled “UAE Fitness Equipment Market Outlook to 2026: Driven by rising disposable income, increasing health concerns, growth of commercial fitness centres and home based fitness equipment” provides a comprehensive analysis of the fitness equipment industry. The report covers various aspects including fitness equipment industry market size on the basis of on the basis of market revenue and growth rate, market overview, value chain analysis, ecosystem, operating model, gym joining decision making parameters, SWOT analysis, major trends and developments, government initiatives promoting health awareness, and impact of COVID-19.Insights on competitive landscape of fitness equipment industry, competition nature, major competition parameters and company profile of major players along-with cross comparison between major players operating in the ecosystem is also covered in the report.

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Precor
  • Technogym
  • Vogue Fitness
  • Life Fitness
  • Matrix
  • Concept 2
  • AKI Fitness
  • MEFITPRO
  • Falaknaz Sports
  • RS Fitness LLC
  • Gymcare
  • Irma Fitness
  • Major Importers
  • Sport Links LLC,
  • Leader Sport
  • Active Fitness Store
  • Pro Sports
  • SportsPlanet
  • Garner Fitness Supplies
  • Sam Sports
  • Fitness Power House
  • Burjeel Hospital
  • Healthpoint
  • International Knee and Joint Centre
  • Zulekha Hospital
  • Health Square
  • Cambridge Rehabilitation Centre.
  • Major Commercial Fitness Centres
  • UFC Gym
  • GymNation
  • Gold's Gym
  • Fitness First
  • Fitness 360
  • METROFITT
  • Jumeirah Hotels
  • Hilton
  • Hyatt
  • Emaar Group
  • Marriott
  • Radisson Hotels and Resorts
  • United Arab Emirates University
  • American University of Sharjah
  • University of Sharjah Abu Dhabi
  • University Zayed University
  • Khalifa University
  • New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Major Associations
  • REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) UAE
  • IFPA (International Fitness Professionals Association) UAE.