SA's gym industry rakes in highest revenue in the world - reports

The South African gym industry brings in over $900 million in revenue every year, which is the highest figure in the world, according to The Economist.

Ross Faragher-Thomas, Managing Director of Virgin Active SA, says the industry has grown over the last decade but could not confirm these reported figures.

Faragher-Thomas says they are seeing a change from 5 years ago with people understanding the importance and the value of keeping fit and being healthy.

We have seen the industry grow even more as entrepreneurs enter the industry as formats of gyms and health clubs evolve around the world...

Ross Faragher-Thomas, Managing Director of Virgin Active SA

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