Welcome once again to Club Industry's Top 100, our annual listing of the largest clubs and chains in the country.

This listing serves as a benchmark, not as a hard-and-fast ranking. Participation is voluntary and, when necessary, industry estimates are used.

As more outside interests look to our industry as a viable investment opportunity, a guide to the fitness industry's size and strength is more relevant. While we try to ensure accuracy, we ultimately depend upon the clubs and chains for their corporate revenue figures, which determine the rankings.

We try to get information from non-participating clubs through industry estimates, by speaking with competitors, and by relying on industry experts.

In the Deserving Recognition list (see list to the right), we acknowledge non-participating clubs that belong on the Top 100, but from whom we could not get hard revenue numbers. With the help of Rick Caro, president of Management Vision and a member of the Club Industry editorial advisory board, we estimated their corporate revenue. While these estimations are rough, we report them to give an idea of where these clubs belong on the Top 100. We hope to increase participation next year, and we will institute more industry-weighted estimates to fully recognize all clubs deserving to be listed in the future.

The clubs in the Deserving Recognition list aren't the only companies missing from the Top 100 list. The industry's major licensors/franchisers are also absent for the most part.

Some licensors/franchisers decline to share revenue and others add the revenue of individual licensees/franchisees to corporate revenue when, in fact, only the appropriate licensing/franchising fees should be included. For that reason, we list licensors/franchisers separately by number of locations rather than by revenue (p. 27). We believe that listing them in this manner will still give readers an idea of how large these companies are in relation to each other. However, it should be noted that, like revenue, the number of licensed, franchised and owned locations is self-reported or gathered from company collateral material.

In analyzing the industry to help make estimates where needed, Caro noted some trends, particularly that 2003 generally was a stronger year than 2002. It was still a year with pressures from a soft economy and an increasingly competitive environment, especially in certain metropolitan areas, he says, but plans for much greater growth in 2004 seems likely.

“Several club companies are expected to exit the industry either by an IPO (initial public offering) or a sale to a financial or strategic buyer. In all cases, the resulting club companies will attempt to grow those businesses at greater rates than in the past,” Caro says.

We also hope to grow our Top 100 list to include more of the industry's top players so they may take their rightful place among industry leaders.

Deserving Recognition

Estimated revenues, based on information supplied by Rick Caro of Management Vision, rank the following clubs. In the future, we hope these clubs will participate in our Top 100 survey. In the meantime, we will continue refining our internal system to provide a more accurate picture of revenues and place these clubs in their rightful spot on the Top 100 list.

Under $10 Million

Bellevue Club
Cascade Athletic Clubs
Elite Fitness & Racquet Clubs
Gold's Gym of Kansas City
Harbor Square Athletic Club
Madison Area YMCA
Main Line Athletic Club
Rochester Athletic Club
Wheaton Sport Centers
Women's Workout World
World's Gym Fitness Centers (NYC)

$10 Million to $20 Million

Moore Fitness
Spare Time

$21 Million to $30 Million

Club Fit
Las Vegas Athletic Clubs
P.R.O. Sports Clubs

$31 Million to $50 Million

Club Corp

$50 Million Plus

Good Life Clubs

COMPANY CORPORATE REVENUE FOR 2003 (IN MILLIONS)1 REVENUE CHANGE FROM 2002 TOP 100 # OF SITES IN 20032 # OF STATES OPERATE IN YEAR FOUNDED # OF EMPLOYEES # OF CLUBS TO OPEN OR ACQUIRE IN 20043 COMPANY PROFILE
1 24 Hour Fitness
San Ramon, CA
(925) 543-3100
981 5% 305 (O) 16, Asia 1983 17,000 35 (N) A nationwide operator of popular fitness centers that serve 16 states and 11 countries.
2 Bally Total Fitness
Norwalk, CA
(562) 484-2980
953.5 5% 420 (O) North America, Mexico, Asia, Carribbean 1962 23,000 10 (N) Publicly traded operator of fitness and a few multipurpose facilities.
3 Town Sports
International, Inc.
New York, NY
(212) 246-6700
342.5 7.2% 127 (O)
2 (M)
8, Switzerland 1973 7,500 7 (N)
1 (A)
Owner/operator of multipurpose fitness facilities in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S.
4 LifeTime Fitness
Eden Prairie, MN
(952) 947-0000
256.9 31.7% 34 (O) 9 1992 7,500 6 (N) Operator of multipurpose, state-of-the-art family fitness and recreation centers. Will receive public funds for the first time this year.
5 The Wellbridge Co.
Denver, CO
(303) 866-0800
174 .01% 33 (O)
13 (M)
12 1983 5,000 N/A Owns/manages large, upscale athletic, resort, hospital-based and in-house corporate fitness centers and spas.
6 The Sports Club Co.
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 479-5200
131 8% 9 (O)
1 (M)
5 1978 2,450 N/A Operates luxury sports and fitness facilities under the SportsClub/LA brand.
7 Equinox Fitness Clubs
New York, NY
(212) 780-9300
116.5 21% 21 (O) 4 1991 2,700 3 (N) The operator of 22 premier fitness facilities in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
8 TCA
Chicago, IL
(773) 463-1234
90 5% 26 (O)
17 (M)
North America 1969 2,200 1 (N) Owns and operates upscale clubs, corporate fitness centers and hospital wellness centers.
9 Western Athletic Clubs
San Francisco, CA
(415) 781-1874
82 8.5% 11 (O) 2 (CA, WA) 1976 2,200 N/A Owns and operates 11 high-end multipurpose sports resorts.
10 Sport & Health Clubs
Vienna, VA
(703) 556-6556
77.3 10% 2 (M)
27 (L)
3 (DC, MD, VA) 1973 2,800 N/A Operates 29 multipurpose clubs and three separate day spas in the Washington, D.C. area.
11 Spectrum Clubs Inc.
El Segundo, CA
(310) 727-9300
75 10% 21 (O)
1 (M)
2 (CA, TX) 1999 1,600 2 (N)
5 (A)
Operates a wide variety of upscale athletic clubs and spas in California and Texas.
12 Premier-Curzons Fitness
ClubsMississauga, Ontario Canada
(905) 602-9911
63 12% 40 (O) Canada 1989 1,450 6 (N) Owns and manages full-service and women-only facilities.
13 Club One
San Francisco, CA
(415) 477-3000
56 5% 18 (O)
82 (M)
8, Canada 1990 2,000 10 (N) Urban-based company specializing in corporate fitness. Also operates some commercial facilities.
14 Leisure Sports Inc.
Pleasanton, CA
(925) 600-1966
50.6 34% 7 (O) 3 (CA, NV, OR) 1979 1,402 N/A Operates in California, Nevada and Oregon offering multipurpose clubs and a spa.
15 Gold's Gym
International Venice, CA
(310) 392-3005
50 (corporate-owned only) 5% 37 (O)
551 (F)
43 states, 25 countries 1965 2,200 80 (N) (Includes franchises) The recently sold Gold's Gym has expanded it's ownership to 37 corporate facilities around the country.
16 East Bank Club
Chicago, IL
(312) 527-5800
46.5 2.5% 1 (O) 1 (IL) 1980 650 N/A A large (450,000 sq. ft.) multipurpose, urban country club that offers fitness, spa and sports and family-oriented services and amenities.
17 Fitness USA Supercenters
West Bloomfield, IL
(248) 737-7200
42 5% 24 (O) 3 (MI, IN, CA) 1958 830 1 (N) Owns and operates 24 clubs in three states with fully-equipped fitness areas and other amenities.
18 New York Health& Racquet Club
New York, NY
(212) 220-0714
35 11% 21 (O) 1 (NY) 1973 700 1 (N)
1 (A)
Has nine clubs in New York with a 38-year history that details a healthy lifestyle for our members.
19 Five Seasons Sports Country Clubs
Covington, KY
(859) 292-5523
33 2% 7 (O) 4 (KY, IN, IL, OH) 1968 1,000 N/A Club management company that owns seven sports “country clubs” offering extensive sports and social programming.
20 Lucille Roberts
New York, NY
(212) 734-0500
31.5 5% 49 (O) 3 (NY, NJ, PA) 1969 680 4 (N) A large, women-only health club chain in the Northeastern U.S.
21 Health Fitness Corp.
Bloomington, MN
(952) 897-5275
31.4 13% 334 (M) 41 1985 3,000 15 (N) Provider of health improvement services to hospitals, corporations, universities and communities.
22 Global Fitness Holdings dba Gold's Gym
Lexington, KY
(859) 252-5993
30 20% 16 (O) 3 (TX, KY, OH) 1994 395 4 (N) Large, multipurpose clubs offering a wide variety of amenities and services for members.
23 Healthtrax International
Glastonbury, CT
(860) 633-5572
28 8% 22 (M)
13 (L)
16 1979 1,000 5 (N) Develops and operates fitness centers with hospital partners and on-site rehab/fitness services to large self-insured companies.
24 Lakeshore Management Group
Chicago, IL
(312) 279-9200
27.8 -1.6% 3 (O)
3 (M)
4 (L)
4 (CO, IL, IN, CA) 1972 1,161 N/A Owns and operates large, multipurpose athletic clubs and luxury spas and manages wellness centers.
25 The Alaska Club
Anchorage, AK
(907) 337-9550
27.6 7% 8 (O)
5 (L)
1 (AK) 1986 1,020 N/A Owner of multipurpose, fitness-only and women-only clubs.
26 Fitness Formula
Chicago, IL
(312) 648-4666
27 3% 8 (O)
1 (M)
1 (IL) 1984 810 1 (N) Privately held owner/operator of upscale fitness clubs in the Chicago area.
27 Lifestyle Family Fitness
St. Petersburg, FL
(727) 456-3100
26.6 22% 18 (O) 1 (FL) 1982 950 5 (N) Privately held co-ed fitness center chain in central Florida with only month-to-month memberships.
28 The Houstonian
Houston, TX
(713) 685-6888
25.8 10% 2 (O) 1 (TX) 1992 265 0 A four-diamond club and spa with two locations.
29 In-Shape Health Club*
Stockton, CA
(209) 472-2231
25.3 15% 6 (O)
12 (L)
1 (CA) 1981 650 N/A Large health club company specializing in full-service, family-oriented facilities and programs.
30 The Atlantic Club
Manasquan, NJ
(732) 223-2100
24 11.5% 2 (O) 1 (NJ) 1977 700 N/A The Atlantic Club's two locations offer world-class service and amenities in urban settings.
31 WOW!
Work Out World
Brick, NJ
(732) 477-5400
23.6 23.3% 8 (O)
23 (L)
5, Japan 1991 1,500 2 (N)
2 (A)
Family-owned and operated upscale service-driven health clubs.
32 Pro-Club Management, Will Power Fitness
Oxford, AL
(256) 310-0653
23.2 14% 24 (O)
29 (M)
6 (L)
8 1995 412 8 (N)
8 (L)
Began buying and building clubs in 1995 and have expanded to franchise existing and future clubs as Will Power Fitness.
33 Sportime
Kings Park, NY
(631) 269-1055
23 18% 10 (O)
2 (L)
1 (NY) 1998 600 1 (N) Largest tennis, fitness and multi-sport facility owner on Long Island.
34 Club Fit
Jefferson Valley, NY
(914) 245-4040
22 13% 2 (O) 1 (NY) 1973 450 N/A Club Fit's two 100,000 sq. ft. clubs are in the final phases of renovation after adding aquatic centers, new gyms and additional fitness space.
35 Shapes Family Fitness
Tampa, FL
(813) 264-1711
20.6 7.78% 15 (O)
2 (M)
1 (FL) 1983 500 2 (N) 11 women's and four co-ed clubs operating on the central west coast of Florida.
36 American Leisure Corp.
New City, NY
(845) 638-2201
20.5 3% 1 (O)
61 (M)
Nationwide, International 1967 500 10 (N) Provides management and consulting services to the fitness, spa, recreation and lifestyle industries.
37 Saw Mill Sports Mgmt.
New Windsor, NY
(914) 241-0797
18.6 49% 3 (O)
2 (L)
2 (NY, CT) 1972 520 1 (A) Club management company with five upscale clubs in the New York metropolitan area.
38 Richmond Fitness Inc./American Family Fitness Centers
Glen Allen, VA
(804) 965-5300
17.2 20% 4 (O)
2 (L)
1 (VA) 1990 600 N/A Suburban multipurpose facilities ranging from 32,000 to 55,000 sq. ft. in Richmond, VA metropolitan area.
39 DMB Sports Clubs
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 840-6412
17 4% 3 (O) 1 (AZ) N/A 400 1 (N) Developer and operator of upscale health clubs and spas in the Southwest.
Fitworks Holding Ltd.
Liability Co.
Richmond Heights, OH
(216) 289-3100
17 13% 15 (O) 2 (OH, KY) 1996 500 2 (N) Privately owned operator of community-oriented fitness centers that make fitness fun for all ages.
41 Merrit Athletic Clubs
Baltimore, MD
(410) 298-7485
16.3 60% 6 (O)
1 (M)
12 (L)
1 (MD) 1977 600 N/A Large, privately owned multipurpose athletic club chain.
42 Healthworks Fitness Centers Inc.
Boston, MA
(617) 859-8700
15.5 4% 6 (L) 1(MA) 1977 375 1 (N) Large, upscale women-only fitness centers in the Boston area.
43 Fitcorp
Boston, MA
(617) 375-5600
14.3 6% 12 (O)
21 (M)
3 (MA, RI, NH) 1979 150 1 (N) Corporate fitness and wellness company with 33 sites serving 175 client corporations.
44 Club Sport of San Ramon
San Ramon, CA
(925) 735-8500
14.1 -.7% 2 (O) 1 (CA) 1992 300 1 (A) Club management company with two large, suburban-based, multipurpose clubs.
45 Jewish Community Center of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
(314) 432-5700
14 0% 2 (O) 1 (MO) 1880 550 N/A Cultural, educational, social and fitness organization for the Jewish citizens of St. Louis.
46 Aquahab L.P.
Cherry Hill, NJ
(856) 751-4811
13.7 5% 4 (O) 2 (PA, NJ) 1991 650 N/A Family owned and operated facilities offering fitness and physical therapy.
47 The Right Stuff Health Clubs/SIM Investments
Campbell, CA
(408) 261-7630
13 120% 8 (L) 1 (CA) 1984 190 3 (N) Chain operating in northern California, specializing in family fitness.
48 ACAC Fitness and Wellness Centers
Charlottesville, VA
(434) 974-9890
12.9 25% 2 (O) 2 (VA, PA) 1984 510 N/A Large, multipurpose facility with a family focus and significant draw from all ages of deconditioned market.
Orlando Sportsplex Ltd. dba RDV Sportsplex
Orlando, FL
(407) 916-2442
12.9 5.2% 1 (O) 1 (FL) 1997 290 N/A A 365,000 sq. ft., $60 million state-of-the-art fitness, wellness, sports and recreation facility owned by RDV Sports and Florida Hospital.
50 Centre Club
Libertyville, IL
(847) 990-5750
12.8 -6% 2 (O) 1 (IL) 1988 342 N/A Two 70,000 sq. ft., hospital-owned multipurpose health and fitness centers.
51 The Longfellow Club
Wayland, MA
(508) 358-7355
12.7 -0.5% 6 (O) 1 (MA) 1980 484 1 (N) Independent, multipurpose locally owned clubs in Massachussets.
52 Sportscenter at Chelsea Piers
New York, NY
(212) 336-6000
12.5 0% 1 (O) 1 (NY) 1993 2,000 N/A Premier health club in New York City with 150,000 sq. ft., providing the best in programming for its members.
53 Newtown Racquetball Inc.
Newton, PA
(215) 968-0600
12.1 14% 1 (O)
1 (L)
1 (PA) 1978 350 N/A Large, suburban, family oriented club complex featuring a 30,000 sq. ft. youthplex, golf course, indoor/outdoor pools and gyms.
54 Elmwood Fitness Center
New Orleans, LA
(504) 733-1600
12 2% 13 (O) 1 (LA) 1988 500 1 (N) A 165,000 sq. ft. facility and three smaller satellite facilities located in the New Orleans area.
WTS International
Silver Spring, MD
(301) 622-7800
12 20% 63 (M) 30 1973 480 12 (N)
3 (A)
Provides consulting and management services for spas, fitness centers and leisure facilities.
YWCA of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 332-0501
12 8% 3 (O) 1 (MN) 1891 640 N/A Fitness facility owner of three urban facilities that provide state-of-the-art equipment and programming.
57 Athletic Club Investors LLC
West Bloomfield, MI
248-626-9880
10.5 5% 2 (O) 1 (MI) 1991 330 N/A Suburban Detroit operator of two multipurpose athletic clubs.
58 Akron General Lifestyles
Akron, OH (330) 665-8000
10.3 12% 3 (O)
1 (M)
1 (OH) 1996 230 1 (N) Medically based fitness and wellness center focusing on the prevention and treatment of disease, illness and injury.
59 Sports First Inc.
Birmingham, AL
(205) 981-0302
10.3 1.1% 5 (O)
3 (M)
3 (L)
1 (AL) 1983 512 N/A For-profit subsidiary of the Baptist Health System of Alabama.
60 Weymouth Club
Weymouth, MA
(781) 337-4600
10 5% 1 (O)
1 (L)
1 (MA) 1984 250 N/A Family friendly, multipurpose, suburban facility.
Dolphin Fitness Clubs
Mamaraneck, NY (914) 777-0651
10 12% 23 (O)
2 (M)
12 (L)
4 (NY, NJ, CN, MA) 1984 350 2 (N)
2 (A)
East Coast privately owned chain with 22 clubs from inner city Harlem, Grand Central Station, Wall Street and Coney Island.
Meridian Sports Club/Rolling Hills Inc.
Novato, CA
(415) 897-2185
10 18% 4 (O)
1 (M)
1 (CA) N/A 350 1 (A) Owns three clubs and manages one, as well as owns a multipurpose facility that includes tennis courts and swimming pools.
63 NuBody's Fitness Centres Inc.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 468-8920
9.8 23% 10 (O) Atlantic Canada 1983 325 3 (N)
2 (A)
Regional chain of co-ed and women-only clubs.
Brick Bodies Fitness Services Inc.
Cockeysville, MD
(410) 252-8058
9.8 15% 8 (O)
1 (F)
3 (NY, MD, FL) 1985 350 1 (N) Privately owned health club chain specializing in general fitness and women-only clubs.
65 Corporate Sports Unlimited, Inc.
Smyrna, GA
(770) 432-0100
9.7 15% 17 (M)
2 (L)
1 (GA) 1980 135 2 (N)
1 (A)
Design, consulting and management company with 25 years of experience in corporate health clubs, spas and wellness centers.
66 World Gym Setauket
East Setauket, NY
(631) 751-6100
9.4 17% 4 (O) 1 (NY) 1980 410 N/A Four owner-operated multipurpose clubs operating on Long Island.
67 Michigan Athletic Club
East Lansing, MI
(517) 337-0002
9.3 -1% 1 (O) 1 (MI) 1991 290 1 (N) 270,000 sq. ft., hospital-based, multipurpose club.
68 Greenwood Athletic Club
Greenwood Village, CO
(303) 770-2582
9.2 -5% 1 (O) 1 (CO) 1987 220 N/A Large, multipurpose club in the Denver area with five outdoor tennis courts and large indoor clay courts.
69 Salutary Sports Clubs
Vacaville, CA
(707) 447-4800
8.9 10% 5 (O) 1 (CA) 1991 350 2 (A) Multisport athletic clubs featuring family oriented programming.
70 The Rush Fitness Complex*
Knoxville, TN
(860) 777-7874
8.7 50% 4 (O) 1 (TN) 2001 160 N/A High-energy multipurpose club, which features entertainment.
71 TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 985-6700
8.4 -2% 1 (O)
1 (L)
1 (OH) 1997 225 N/A Medically based wellness center with 10,000 sq. ft. and indoor/outdoor facilities and emphasis on prevention and rehabilitation.
The Racquet Club of Memphis
Memphis, TN
(901) 765-4400
8.4 8% 1 (O) 1 (TN) 1974 140 N/A Private club that has $1 million ATA and WTA tennis tour stops.
73 Cooper Fitness Center
Dallas, TX
(972) 233-4832
7.9 2% 1 (O) 1 (TX) 1970 200 N/A The Cooper Fitness Center is an integral part of a 30-acre complex known for its advances in preventive medicine and fitness research.
74 Riverside Wellness & Fitness Centers
Newport News, VA
(757) 594-2432
7.9 -4.6% 5 (O) 1 (VA) 1982 600 N/A Large, hospital-based multiclub operation owned and operated by Riverside Health System.
Gainesville Health & Fitness Centers
Gainesville, FL
(352) 377-4955
7.9 10% 2 (O) 1 (FL) 1976 350 N/A Large, multipurpose facility with a fully staffed exercise floor to accommodate all ages and fitness levels.
Fitness Managment Group dba Peak Fitness
Charlotte, NC
(704) 439-2630
7.9 7.9 10 (O) 2 (NC, SC) 1999 220 2 (N) Management company with 10 Charlotte-area locations.
Maryland Athletic Club and Wellness Center
Timonium, MD
(410) 453-9111
7.9 6% 1 (O) 1 (MA) 1996 225 N/A Suburban wellness center with on-site physical/aquatic therapy, cardiology, day spa, dentistry, EBT, body scan and clinical exercise programs.
78 Sport Fit Total Fitness Clubs
Bowie, MD
(301) 262-4553
7.6 19% 1 (O)
3 (L)
1 (MD) 1986 275 N/A Multipurpose suburban locations including physical therapy centers.
79 Lifestyles for Ladies Only
Lambertville, MI
(734) 854-3405
7.4 1.15% 10 (O)
2 (L)
3 (MI, OH, VA) N/A 600 1 (N) Fitness facility designed, equipped, owned, operated and managed by and for ladies only.
80 L&T Health and Fitness
Falls Church, VA
(703) 204-1355
7.2 0% 46 (M) 10 1984 352 6 (N) Women-owned health and fitness management company with 46 locations nationwide.
81 Tilton Fitness
Egg Harbor, NJ
(609) 646-7590
7 40% 4 (O) 1 (NJ) 1984 260 1 (N)
1 (A)
Management company that develops, owns and operates commercial and hospital-affiliated health clubs.
82 Harris Health Trends Inc.
Toledo, OH
(419) 885-5100
6.9 12% 1 (O)
27 (M)
11 1987 200 3 (N)
1 (A)
Provides onsite fitness, wellness and rehabilitation programs and services to members of the community.
Franco's Athletic Club Inc.
Mandeville, LA
(985) 792-0200
6.9 17.7% 3 (O) 1 (LA) 1988 235 N/A Multipurpose facility with 29,000 sq. ft. with an additional 20,000 sq. ft. opened in May 2004. The fitness-only facility has 20,000 sq. ft.
84 Cedardale Inc.
Haderhill, MA
(978) 373-1596
6.6 3.5% 1 (O) 1 (MA) 1971 200 N/A Forty-two acre health, fitness and recreation facility.
85 Chicago Athletic Association
Chicago, IL
(312) 236-7500
6.5 2% 1 (O) 1 (IL) 1890 115 N/A A private, full-service city club.
Healthplex Sports Club
Springfield, PA
(610) 328-8888
6.5 10% 1 (O) 1 (PA) 1996 180 N/A Hospital-based health and wellness facility that provides full service to its members, as well as a spa.
87 Prime Time Athletic Club Inc.
Burlingame, CA
(650) 697-7311
6.4 20% 2 (O) 1 (CA) 1979 144 2 (A) Large, multirecreational club with indoor and outdoor facilities serving the San Francisco and San Jose suburban markets.
Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center
Dallas, TX
(214) 820-7870
6.4 -1% 1 (O)
1 (M)
1 (TX) 1991 205 N/A Medically affiliated facility specializing in senior, aquatic, lifestyle enhancement, personal training and executive health programs.
89 Franklin Athletic Club/International Tennis Corp.
Southfield, MI
(248) 352-8000
6.3 -5% 1 (O) 1 (MI) 1969 188 N/A Private athletic club provides a large variety of fitness activities, including indoor tennis courts, racquetball and squash courts, gymnasium, pools and a Kid's Club.
90 Ruth Stricker's The Marsh
Minnetonka, MN
(952) 935-2202
6.2 -0.6% 1 (O) 1 (MN) 1985 210 N/A Unique 67,000 sq. ft. facility focusing on the philosophy that mind-body balance is essential for good health and fitness.
91 Champion Fitness IV/Bally Total Fitness
Syracuse, NY
(315) 701-0966
5.4 17% 5 (O) 1 (NY) 1994 180 N/A Franchise of Bally Total Fitness operating in Syracuse, NY.
92 Workout 4 Life Health Clubs
Vista, CA
(760) 724-6941
5.2 10% 6 (L) 2 (CA, MO) 1997 150 N/A Club operations company with six locations in two states.
93 Club Fitness dba World Gym
Orlando, FL
(407) 447-5800
5 33% 3 (O) 1 (FL) 2002 118 3 (N) Large, multipurpose facility in Orlando, offering pay-as-you-go memberships.
SPA Health Clubs
Raleigh, NC
(919) 848-3105
5 2.5% 7 (O) 1 (NC) 1976 424 N/A Full-service health club with wet areas, tanning and daycare.
95 Corporate Fitness Works
Montgomery Village, MD
(301) 417-9697
4.8 .8% 31 (M) 10 1988 250 5 (N) A women-owned health promotion and fitness managment company that also provides consulting services to facilities.
Court South Total Fitness dba
Holingsworth Cos.
Knoxville, TN
(865) 690-5433
4.8 13% 3 (O) 1 (TN) 1978 N/A 1 (N)
1 (A)
Three large multipurpose facilities, as well as a large outdoor beach that caters to many demographics.
97 HSG Health Systems Group Ltd.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
(905) 858-0333
4.6 7% 40 (M) Canada 1978 150 2 (N)
2 (A)
Does workplace wellness. Seventy-five percent of facilities are on-site corporate facilities. HSG has plans to create non-facility wellness programs.
98 Spectrum Fitness Club
Baton Rouge, LA
(225) 753-3573
4.5 10% 5 (O)
2 (L)
1 (LA) 1992 225 1 (N) Operates five multipurpose facilities and manages two licensed clubs.
99 National Fitness Clubs of Florida Inc.
N. Andover, MA
(239) 267-5287
4.2 5% 5 (O) 2 (CA, NH) 1997 160 N/A Licensee of Gold's Gym.
100 Robious Sports and Fitness Centers
Richmond, VA
(814) 330-2222
4.06 -1% 1 (O) 1 (VA) 1988 120 N/A Largest wellness center in the HCA network with 14 years with same management team.
1. Increases may reflect revenue growth through acquisitions of new club openings. 2.
(O) = Owned. (M) = Managed. (L) = Leased, (LS) = Licensed, (F) = Franchised
3.(N) = New, (A) = Acquire, N/A - No plans or none given
* = Industry estimates made.

Franchisors/Licensors For 2004

This list breaks down the industry's leading franchisers/licensors by the number of their locations rather than by their revenue.

Company Name # of Franchisees/Licensees
Curves For Women 7,000+*
Lady of America 1,200#
Gold's Gym 551
World Gym 335(1)
Powerhouse Gym 320
Slim and Tone 120
The Blitz 115
Cuts For Men 100
Healthy Inspirations 70
# Operating as Lady of America and Ladies Workout Express
* From company Web site
(1) Industry Estimate