While the UK experiences an otherwise dramatic increase in the health and fitness sector in the last five years, two of the nations’s biggest cities don’: Glasgow and Bradford are currently seeing a steep decline in the number of health and fitness businesses compared to the rest of the UK.
These surprising numbers had been reported by Simply Business previously.
According to the report, the number of people in the UK who established thelmselves as dieticians and nutritionists went up by 272 per cent between 2010 and 2015, with new fitness centers and gyms increasing by 59 per cent.
There are, however significant regional differences across cities in the United Kingdom
Not surprisingly, London is leading the list with an increase of 89% in health and fitness businesses. In the thousands, in Leeds, the rise of fitness -related businesses has been reported as 57% and with 48% in Edinburgh
Seeing the steep increases in fitness businesses in those cities makes the data from Bradford and Glasgow in particular surprising, these two cities have seen a fall in their respective numbers.
As for Glasgow,new health and fitness businesses declined by percent while the same industry saw a decline by 7% from 2010 to 2015
It is in this context noteworthy to mention that Bradford in Glasgow are the two locations in the UK with the lowest life expectancy. The male life expectancy in Glasgow there is nowadays six years below the U.K.’s average.
Bradford as well is all the way at the bottom of the list for healthy life expectancy. While the average for a healthy life in the United Kingdom is around 64 years, it is a 52 years for those living in Bradford.
In contrast, London and Leeds, the cities with the most flourishing fitness industries are considered the nation’s wealthiest places, meaning that the current numbers are reflecting the general middle-class trained
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