Fighting fit: Easing external competition from gyms will boost industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Sports Instructors market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong competition from gyms, fitness centres and general fitness activities has limited growth
  • Demand for sports instructors of team sports is generally consistent across various age groups
  • Profit margins are unlikely to change over the next five years as costs rise alongside revenue

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Sports Instructors industry has grown steadily over the past five years. Rising discretionary income has made consumers more comfortable spending on non-essential products and services such as sporting lessons. However, some of this extra income has been put towards payments for substitute forms of exercise. Strong competition from gyms, fitness centres and general fitness activities such as walking and running has limited industry revenue growth. Revenue for sports instructors is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.0% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $848.4 million, including a 1.7% growth in the current year...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry in the Sports Instructors industry are typically low. Instructors are usually able to enter the market by taking a low-level coaching course and then seeking a job working for a coaching company or freelancing. Many individuals in this industry work only in a part-time capacity to complement their full time work or study. Most low-level coaching courses do not take more than a couple of days and are therefore relatively easy to achieve accreditation.

    Although gaining qualifications and entering the industry is relatively simple, there can be difficulties in finding facilities to use. In individual sports such as tennis and golf, clubs will generally have existing sports instructors and be adverse to hiring new instructors. It ..

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    Additional Insights for the Sports Instructors Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sports Instructors Industry are

  • Access to sporting fields or equipment
  • Qualified work force
  • Accessibility to consumers/users
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Sport participation and Real household discretionary income in the Sports Instructors industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Sports Instructors Industry?

    The industry provides non-vocational instruction in sporting and physical recreation activities. The industry does not include fitness instructors.

    Industry Products
    Swimming coaching
    Soccer coaching
    Tennis coaching
    Golf coaching
    Australian Rules football coaching
    Cricket coaching
    Other sport coaching
    Netball coaching
    Industry Activities
    Aerobics instruction
    Cricket coaching
    Football instruction
    Golf instruction
    Horse riding school operation
    Martial arts school operation
    Sailing school operation
    Ski instruction
    Swimming instruction
    Tennis coaching

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Sport participation
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Population aged between 5 and 18
  • Average weekly hours worked
  • Demand from gyms and fitness centres
  • Health consciousness

  • Current Performance
  • Participation and profit
  • Demand trends
  • Fitness competition
  • Population demographics
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Participation and profit
  • Sport trends
  • Health issues
  • Saturated gyms
  • Table: Sports Instructors Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sports Instructors Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Gyms and Fitness Centres
  • Sports Administrative Services
  • Weight Loss Services
  • Fitness
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • General Insurance
  • Online Shopping
  • Physiotherapy Services
  • Sport and Camping Equipment Retailing
  • Toy and Sporting Goods Wholesaling
  • Vitamins and Supplements

  • Products & Services
  • Other sport coaching
  • Tennis coaching
  • Golf coaching
  • Swimming coaching
  • Soccer coaching
  • Australian Rules football coaching
  • Cricket coaching
  • Netball coaching
  • Chart: Sports Instructors Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 25 to 44
  • People aged 15 to 24
  • People aged 0 to 14
  • People aged 45 to 64
  • People aged 65 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sports Instructors Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sports Instructors

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sports Instructors Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sports Instructors Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Sports Instructors Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Futsal is a variation of soccer, played on a smaller court with only five players per side, typically indoors.
  • Participation Rate
  • The percentage of individuals that take part in a particular sport or physical activity.
  • Seniors
  • Refers to adult sports leagues rather than youth or junior leagues. Seniors are typically 18 and above.
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