The Global Gym Apparel Market size was USD 213.69 Billion in 2022 and is likely to reach USD 364.10 Billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 6.1% during 2023 – 2031. The growth of the market is attributed to the rising sales of gym wear apparel along with the increasing number of the gym-going population.
Gym apparel consists of typical workout-specific clothing such as top wear, tank tops, hoodies, bottom wear, pants, and others. Gym apparel is worn during strenuous physical activities and workout sessions. These activewear clothes are made out of special breathable fabric or material that helps in maintaining the body temperature for a pleasant experience at gyms, casual workout sessions, and other sports practice sessions.
Wearing the right outfits helps to stay comfortable and safe during exercises. In fact, the right outfit can make a whole difference in the practice sessions. Some of the most widely sought fabric types include nylon, polyester, wool, cotton, spandex, polypropylene, microfiber, calico, and others. In today’s world, people are increasingly conscious of health fitness, and wellness. This influences the younger generation to maintain their physique and high activity level.
Gym and fitness centers have gained significant popularity across the globe. The rising disposable incomes among consumers along with growing awareness of doing fitness exercises are motivated to go to the gym and other fitness clubs. Many gym classes and communities offer different classes at different times of the day to suit people’s needs.
The increasing engagement in sports and fitness activities among consumers improves the desire to appear fit and propels the growing demand for gym apparel. Regular workouts or hitting the gym regularly offers many health benefits such as improving the overall body and mind, strengthening and flexibility of muscles, boosting energy, and others.
The increasing health consciousness among consumers led to willingly spending more on gym wearable apparel with better features including performance enhancement, temperature control, moisture management, comfort, and safety reasons. Developmental activities and events are conducted by several organizations to showcase the benefits of bodybuilding and thus the demand for sustainable fabrics in the textile material technology increases across the globe.
COVID 19 Impact on Gym Apparel Market
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has negative impact on the global gym apparel market. Governments across the globe put several restrictions on social movements as well as social gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic scenario forced the shutdown of markets, hypermarkets, shops, and others. It also led to the close down of many public places such as gyms, fitness centers, schools, colleges, and others.
The people were encouraged to stay indoors to avoid the risk of getting an infection. Long-imposed lockdowns, curfews, and social distancing practices have seriously dropped, prompting the sales of gym apparel and products market. Minimization of export and import activities and restrictions on trans-border trade has resulted in piling up of goods in some places while in some areas it leads to a shortage of raw materials.
Such uncertainty has a severe effect on the gym apparel market trends. The pandemic causes fluctuations in the prices of raw materials and hence limits market growth. Additionally, the COVID-19 circumstances have led to cancel and postponement of various international games and sports events such as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Copa America, Euro 2020, Copa, and others also resulting in decreasing demand for sports and gym apparel and leading to huge revenue loss.
Gym Apparel Market Dynamics
The market research report presents a complete overview by providing a detailed analysis of the current market trends, existing drivers, growth opportunities, and emerging challenges. The global gym apparel market report offers up-to-date information about factors that can shape the market outcome or overall performance during the forecast period, 2022 to 2030.
Introduction of smart nanotechnology fabric in the textile industry
The usage of smart nanotechnology in sports and gym wear clothing is a current trend in the gym apparel market. The nano-based fabrics such as nanofibers, nano-finished textiles, and nano-composite fibers offer the optimal balance of comfort, water and wind resistance, and air permeability. Moreover, sustainable footwear has gained traction within the sportswear market as many companies are using only recycled plastics in products.
Ongoing fitness development such as fitness apps
Consumers’ ongoing health wellness and fitness trends are prompting them to spend on the gym apparel markets. Fitness apps are increasingly downloaded and used by fitness enthusiasts with actively engage in wellness and mindfulness. It provides fitness videos for consumers to follow up on the steps, monitor their diet chats, and guide them to stay fit.
Development in fitness apps influences the sales of gym apparel outfits market as people are more likely to encourage to do workouts session in their convenient home settings. The rising awareness among youngsters to improve their physiques has raised gym membership subscriptions exponentially.
Rising health-conscious populations across the globe
People are becoming more health conscious and leaning towards incorporating sports and fitness exercises to keep the body fit and sound with growing awareness of healthy habits. The young generations also had the desire to maintain a good physique and pursue active lifestyles. Thus, the increasing popularity of going to gyms and fitness centers leads to an increase in the sales of sportswear and gym apparel to make people appear fit.
Consumers are willingly spending money more on gym and sports outfits that provide special features including performance-enhancing outfits that reduce potential injury and pain, temperature control, moisture management, and others with the increasing engagement of physical workouts. All these aforementioned factors are attributed to driving the global gym apparel market opportunity further. The growing membership and popularity of gym outfits among the younger generation are also contributing to the growth of the market.
Increasing women’s population participation in sports and gym fitness
In recent years, women are increasingly active in engaging in sports and gym fitness regimes worldwide leading to high sales of women’s apparel and hence driving the overall growth of the gym apparel market. The increasing problems of high obesity, low activity levels, and rising concerns over health fitness among the women population are likely to influence the female participant to go to the gym to improve their physique fitness.
The growing obsession with having a slim physique influence the rising number of women participating in gym and fitness centers such as yoga, and aerobic activities. As a result, there has been immense demand for trendy and fashionable gym apparel in the global market. Additionally, the surging number of female taking part in games and sports activities are further fueling the sports and gym wear apparel market growth.
High prices of workout apparel
The specially designed workout outfits are expensive that is not affordable for many low-income peoples. Thereby, the high cost of gym wear clothing is anticipated to hamper the gym apparel market growth during the forecast period.
Emergence of counterfeit products
The rising volume of counterfeit and low-quality gym wear apparel and dry-fit clothes imitating the designs of original brands degrade the apparel market value. E-commerce shopping for apparel has been highly popular among consumers. However, no scope for checking the materials of the outfits beforehand, such uncertainty results in a major challenge for the key manufacturers to expand the overall potential.
Availability of new innovative apparel
The availability of new innovative smart wear trendy clothes paved the way for the expansion of the global gym apparel market. For instance, gym gears business introduces new innovative components into their fitness products to cater to the demand for smart wear clothing trends. In fact, one of the milestone breakthroughs is the development of nanotechnology smart fabric for apparel. Developments of gym apparel and innovative fitness products offer tremendous opportunities for the gym apparel market.
Scope of Gym Apparel Market Report
The report on the global gym apparel market includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.
Gym Apparel Market - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast
Product Type (Top Wear [Tanks-Top, Shirts, Sports Bra, Hoodies, and Sweatshirts], Bottoms Wear [ Pants & Tights and Shorts], and Others), End-users (Men, Women, Children, and Unisex), Materials (Nylon, Polyester, Wool, Cotton, Spandex, Polypropylene, Microfiber, Calico, and Others), and Distribution Channels (Supermarkets and Hypermarkets, Brand Outlets, Specialty Stores, Wholesalers or Retailers, Mono-brand Stores, Online E-commerce Retail, and Others)
Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and The Middle East & Africa
Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends, and Revenue Forecast
Key Players Covered in the Report
Nike, Inc.; New Balance; Addidas AG; Puma SE, Columbia Sportswear Company; Ralph Lauren Corporation; Fila; Umbro; Asics; and Gymshark; Rhone Group
Gym Apparel Market Segment Insights
Pant & Tights segment holds the major share
Based on the type, the global gym apparel market is segmented into top wear, bottoms wear, and others. The top wear segment is further fragmented into tanks-top, shirts, sports bras, hoodies, and sweatshirts. The bottoms wear segment is further segregated into pants & tights, and shorts. The pants & tights segment held around 40.2% share of the global gym apparel market in 2021, owing to the convenience and comfort of using pants & tights, especially by men gym goers.
Men segment holds a dominant share
On the basis of end-user, the global gym apparel market is categorized into men, women, children, and unisex segments.
The men segment holds a dominant market share of USD 91,914.3 million in 2021 and it is expected to surpass USD 129.45 million by 2030, owing to the increasing participation and engagement of men in outdoor sports and activities such as workouts, bodybuilding, gym, football, running, swimming, and others. In addition, the development of innovative products and smart wear, made from comfortable & lightweight fabrics boosts workout performance and led to the growth of the men segment during the forecast period.
Nylon segment to expand at a substantial CAGR
On the basis of materials, the global market is segregated into nylon, polyester, wool, cotton, spandex, polypropylene, microfiber, calico, and others. The nylon segment is anticipated to expand at a substantial CAGR during the forecast period. Nylon is a good material to wear in any season. Nylon shows low moisture absorbency and quick-drying properties. Synthetic fabrics such as nylon and polyester are suitable for the gym.
Nylon fabric does not get heavy or soggy due to the sweat and dries fast once it is wet. The polyester segment is expected to hold a significant share of the market. The polyester gym apparels are lightweight, breathable, and durable. Polyester is a widely used material in activewear. Polyester gym apparel dries fast, which makes it an ideal material for high-intensity workouts.
Online retail segment to register a high market share
Based on the distribution channel, the global gym apparel is further divided into supermarkets and hypermarkets, brand outlets, specialty stores, wholesalers or retailers, mono-brand stores, online e-commerce retail, and others. The online e-commerce retail segment registered a considerably high market share and is projected to expand in the coming years. Online retailers offer branded products from different brands such as Nike, Puma, and Adidas at an attractive discounted price.
The consumer prefers shopping at discounted retail as these stores provide quality maintained genuine products at a discounted price as well as the stores are equipped with the latest & fresh arrival products. The increasing access to the internet and a rising number of smartphone users generate lucrative revenue for the online retail segment as consumers prefer to shop from the comfort and safety of their homes.
Asia Pacific to witness rapid growth
In terms of region, the global gym apparel market is classified as Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East & Africa. The market of Asia Pacific is expected to witness rapid growth of the market during the projected period, 2022-2030, owing to an increasing fitness-conscious population and due to an inclination toward a healthy and active lifestyle.
The rising disposable income among the younger population drives the gym apparel market with an inclination toward appearing fit. Moreover, developing countries in several regions are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global sports apparel market.
The global gym apparel market has been segmented on the basis of
- Top Wear
- Sports Bra
- Bottoms Wear
- Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
- Brand Outlets
- Specialty Stores
- Wholesalers or Retailers
- Mono-brand Stores
- Online E-commerce Retail
- Asia Pacific
- North America
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Nike, Inc.
- New Balance
- Addidas AG
- Puma SE
- Columbia Sportswear Company
- Ralph Lauren Corporation
- Rhone Group
Key players competing in the global gym apparel market are Nike, inc.; new balance; Adidas ag; puma se, Columbia sportswear company; Ralph Lauren corporation; Fila; Umbro; Asics; Gymshark; Rhone group; and others.
Some of these players have adopted a series of business development strategies including merger and acquisition, entering into partnerships and collaboration, product launches, and production capacity expansion to expand their consumer base and enhance their market share. Key companies develop trendy and advanced activewear and gain a competitive edge over their competitors.
In 2021, Addidas introduced the brand’s latest footwear innovation-future natural offering a new feature to check athletes’ speed and quick change of direction.
Nike steps up by opening its new technology center in early 2023 in Atlanta, GA, according to Engadget.