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Retail intelligence platform reveals gym openings and closures

Retail intelligence platform reveals gym openings and closures
August 12, 2022

Cloud-based location intelligence platform, GapMaps has revealed location openings and closures among 22 fitness brands for the year ending 30th June.

Providing insights on the number of store openings and closures in Australia, GapMaps annual Health & Fitness report tracked over 3,424 exercise locations with 159 facilities opening and 49 closing.

Among the brands reported on Body Fit Training Australia added 38 centres, followed by Anytime Fitness (25), Fitstop Australia (24), Studio Pilates (15) and Snap Fitness (13).

Looking at closures, Jetts Fitness accounted for 11, followed by Curves with nine, Anytime Fitness with five and EFM Health Clubs with four. The remainder were spread across 12 other brands.

Most net growth occurred in major metropolitan locations led by Body Fit Training (30) expanding by 11 centres in Melbourne and eight in Adelaide.

The final quarter saw 30 centres open and eight closures. The openings were led by Anytime Fitness with seven and Fitstop Australia with five.

GapMaps also compiles full year reports on petrol retail, fast food and quick service restauranst, childcare, auto tyres and servicing and cafés.

Its data on the provision of childcare centres and Long Day Care (LDC) places within Australia shows at present there are some 8,555 centres providing an estimated 617,486 LDC places - an average of 72 places per centre.

That in turn means the provision of LDC places at present is equivalent to one place for every 3.2 children of childcare age. However, the picture varies enormously across all parts of the country, including within major metropolitan areas; between metropolitan areas and regional towns; and between states.

Scott Johnson, Senior Analyst, GapMaps advised “each of our reports provide brands with unique insights and key trends into the changing competitor landscape in their respective retail sectors.

“Our ability to use a range of data points to represent the most up-to-date view of physical network locations is helping brands make better location decisions at a time when new working arrangements, such as hybrid, is having an impact on population habits and movements.”

For more information visit the GapMaps website at

Image credit: Studio Pilates

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