Fitness industry shapes up: Gyms and fitness studios are having a good run

The fitness industry is expected to gather pace in Asia, including Singapore, as more people step up their pursuit of a healthier lifestyle. And businesses keen for a slice of the pie are going further to differentiate their offerings in an increasingly saturated market, reports Aw Cheng Wei

Gyms and fitness studios in Singapore are having a good run, with membership figures up as new year resolutions get couch potatoes onto the treadmills.

There is usually a spike in membership in January, with many people keen to work off the excess weight piled on over the festive season. Numbers normally shoot up about 10 per cent compared with other times of the year, and 2019 is proving to be no exception.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 20, 2019, with the headline 'Fitness industry shapes up'. Print Edition | Subscribe