Current Situation of Fitness Sport in Switzerland

Klostermann, Claudia; Lamprecht, Markus; Stamm, Hanspeter; Nagel, Siegfried (2020). Current Situation of Fitness Sport in Switzerland. In: Scheerder, Jeroen; Vehmas, Hanna; Helsen, Kobe (eds.) The Rise and Size of the Fitness Industry in Europe (pp. 373-388). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan 10.1007/978-3-030-53348-9_17

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Private fitness companies have become relevant players in the sports market alongside traditional sports clubs in Switzerland. This chapter gives an overview on the current situation of the fitness sector and its development during the past years. There are about 1,000 fitness facilities in Switzerland, which are mainly owned by market actors but also by sports clubs. On the individual level, the data shows that being fit is an important motive for regular sport activities and about 20 percent of the population explicitly practise so called fitness activities or training. This figure has considerably grown since 2008 and the clear majority of fitness participants use private fitness and sports centres. Furthermore, fitness training is more popular in younger age groups.

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Book Section (Book Chapter)


07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Sport Sociology and Management

UniBE Contributor:

Klostermann, Claudia and Nagel, Siegfried


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment




Palgrave Macmillan




Edith Desideria Imthurn

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12 Oct 2020 13:37

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12 Oct 2020 13:37

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