Japan’s March Fitness Club Sales, Activity

Following are the details of fitness club services sales, activity and employment from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo.

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                             March          Feb.          Jan.          Dec.
                              2014          2014          2014          2013
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                     ---------------------------YOY%---------------------------
Total sales                   0.1%          3.4%          2.6%          3.2%
 Club dues                    0.0%          4.8%          3.3%          2.3%
  Fitness club                0.5%          5.7%          4.1%          3.6%
  School                     -2.0%          1.4%          0.4%         -2.2%
 Utilization fees            -3.1%        -20.0%        -12.9%         35.1%
 Restaurants, shops           4.3%         -2.3%          2.2%          0.5%
Total users                  -2.8%         -5.5%          0.5%         -0.5%
 Members                     -0.6%         -3.1%          1.2%          0.6%
  Personal                    0.0%         -1.9%          1.9%          1.4%
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                             March          Feb.          Jan.          Dec.
                              2014          2014          2014          2013
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 School                     -14.7%        -18.5%         -3.5%         -6.2%
Total members                 3.0%          2.9%          3.4%          2.9%
 Fitness, personal            3.7%          3.7%          4.3%          4.9%
 Fitness, corporate           2.3%          1.1%          2.5%          0.8%
 School                       1.0%          0.8%          0.9%         -2.4%
Establishments                1.4%          1.1%          1.2%          1.3%
Employees                     3.1%          3.4%          3.3%          3.4%
 Regular                      1.3%          2.6%          2.4%          2.3%
 Part-time                    3.6%          3.5%          3.5%          3.7%
Training staff                2.8%          2.2%          3.0%          4.5%
                     -------------------------(Yen bln)------------------------
Total sales                 25.084        24.973        24.976        25.176
 Club dues                  22.424        22.873        22.853        22.691
  Fitness club              17.622        18.072        18.012        17.882
  School                     4.802         4.801         4.841         4.809
 Utilization fees            1.002         0.745         0.799         1.020
 Restaurants, shops          1.658         1.355         1.324         1.466
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                             March          Feb.          Jan.          Dec.
                              2014          2014          2014          2013
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Total users             18,737,652    17,562,419    18,637,528    17,878,799
 Members                16,174,735    15,154,561    15,815,476    15,162,216
  Personal              14,572,799    13,698,729    14,242,345    13,617,146
 School                  2,562,917     2,407,858     2,822,052     2,716,583
Total members            3,004,242     3,010,641     3,030,034     3,006,318
 Fitness, personal       2,226,924     2,224,930     2,240,523     2,211,592
 Fitness, corporate         12,529        12,315        12,381        12,462
 School                    777,318       785,711       789,511       794,726
Establishments               1,046         1,044         1,046         1,043
Employees                   38,116        38,221        38,006        38,187
 Regular                     7,236         7,339         7,358         7,369
 Part-time                  30,880        30,882        30,648        30,818
Training staff              32,554        31,845        32,041        32,154
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

http://www.meti.go.jp

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