What It’s Worth: Valuing Fitness Centers, Health Clubs, and Gyms

February 2023 PDF (146 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Valuing fitness centers, health clubs and gyms can provide a serious workout for even the best conditioned veterans of the business valuation field. Make sure you're up to date with all the latest considerations and industry-specific challenges, with this must-read financial fitness report.

  • Gain an increased understanding of the fitness industry and learn more about key sources of industry specific information.
  • Grasp how firms make money and identify industry forces that impact their operations.
  • Keep up with changes in consumer behavior, the lingering impact of the pandemic, and market forces that have changed the industry landscape.
  • Reference key benchmarks from DealStats and important Rules of Thumb from the Business Reference Guide and unique industry data from Vertical IQ, along with expert analysis of it all.
  • Includes a detailed case study by a leading valuation expert who walks you through the valuation of a growing chain of fitness centers. The valuation was successfully used in litigation.
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INTRODUCTION 

SECTION I: INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  1. FITNESS CENTER INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND HOW FIRMS OPERATE
  2. MACRO DRIVERS OF PROFIT IN THE FITNESS CENTER INDUSTRY
  3. ASSESSING THE RISKS INHERENT IN THE FITNESS CENTER INDUSTRY
  4. QUESTIONS TO ASK MANAGEMENT: OPERATIONS AND RISKS

SECTION II: CURRENT TRENDS AND FORECAST

       5. OVERALL TRENDS IMPACTING THE FITNESS CENTER INDUSTRY
       6. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING FITNESS CENTERS
       7. CASH-FLOW CONSIDERATIONS SPECIFIC TO THE FITNESS CENTER       
            INDUSTRY
       8. FORECAST FOR THE U.S. FITNESS CENTER INDUSTRY
       9. QUESTIONS TO ASK MANAGEMENT: RECENT TRENDS AND CASH FLOW

SECTION III: FITNESS CLUB VALUATION CASE STUDY

     10. CASE STUDY: SETTING THE STAGE
     11. CASE STUDY: FORECASTING 
     12. CASE STUDY: DCF, COST OF CAPITAL, DISCOUNTS, AND FINAL VALUE

SECTION IV: ANALYSES OF KEY COURT CASES

     13. ANALYSES OF KEY COURT CASES IN FITNESS CENTER VALUATION
            3925928 Manitoba Ltd., et al. v. 101029530 Saskatchewan Ltd., et al.
            Beverly Hills Concepts v. Schatz & Schatz (I)
            Beverly Hills Concepts v. Schatz & Schatz (II)
            In re Body Transit 
            Freestyle Martial Arts Corp. v. Soco 
            Lacoste v. Lacoste 
            Life Time, Inc. v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co.
            Pure Power Boot Camp v. Warrior Fitness Boot Camp
            Schuetzle v. Lineberger
            Verghetta v. Lawlor
            In re Yellowstone Mountain Club, LLC 

SECTION V: BENCHMARKING DATA AND RESEARCH

     14. SUMMARY VALUATION DATA AND MULTIPLES FROM DEALSTATS
     15. RATIOS AND FINANCIAL BENCHMARKS
     16. RULES OF THUMB FROM THE BUSINESS REFERENCE GUIDE
     17. FITNESS INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND RESOURCES