Major Reasons Why The Indian Fitness Industry Is Booming

Shahram Warsi
Shahram Warsi Nov 15 2018 - 2 min read
Major Reasons Why The Indian Fitness Industry Is Booming
The Indian fitness sector in India has evolved drastically from the days of local ‘Akhadas’ to modern day wrestling which is a part of the International Olympics.

The health and fitness industry in India is witnessing a tremendous growth and is poised at an inflection point. Also, the high market fragmentation, market potential, and the overall growth are factors that are inviting more number of investors to invest in this industry.

Initially, the fitness industry in India was largely an unorganized, scattered, and fragmented sector which was waiting to be consolidated into an organized entity. But it’s no more the same in today’s time.

As the people are switching towards a healthier lifestyle, the demand for gyms and fitness studios are gradually recording an exponential growth which is expected to grow without any roadblocks.

What’s exactly driving this historic boom? Mentioned below are key elements which could be considered while establishing a fitness business.

Health Insurance Costs

It is believed that people who have a healthier lifestyle don’t prefer to invest in health insurances. They have their own day plan, followed by activities and diets adding to their healthier lifestyle.

People nowadays are trimming insurance costs by opting for a better and healthy lifestyle. Especially, the healthcare trend India is witnessing is allowing fitness franchisors to come up with offers, meeting their demands and expectations.

Healthy Foods

The consumers changing pattern is one thing which keeps every business franchisors on the edge of their seats. Indian consumer’s demand could be seen shifting away from the industrial-scale processed food to more natural, healthier, and organic options.  

This switching is causing people to go more conscious of the food they consume, leading to people expressing their interests towards fitness.

Fitness Wearables

There is no doubt that technology is constantly invading every business sectors currently present. In the era of digitalization, gadgets like wearables are making a great buzz, especially in the Indian fitness market.

Wearables are offering people to personalize their biometric health statistics with the ability to see how many steps they are taking in an entire day. People have started paying attention to these digital feedbacks, leading them towards a healthier lifestyle.

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