The global fitness ball market was valued at USD 306.3 million in 2021 and is expected to register a CAGR of 8.0% from 2022 to 2030. A growing number of gyms and fitness centers along with the development of a healthy lifestyle has increased the demand for different fitness equipment such as fitness balls. Emerging trends among the young generation to gain strength are the major factors driving the market growth. Exercise balls are not adjustable, and this can result in poor body posture which is limiting the use of fitness balls and restraining the market growth.
With the change in living habits, leading to obesity and other lifestyle diseases, the fitness ball market is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years. Over 60.0%-80.0% of adult experience lower back pain at least once in their lifetime, and its dominance is growing across the world. Sitting on office chairs all day long can be a really painful experience for working individuals with lower back pain or spinal cord disorders. Growing awareness regarding the aids of using a fitness ball or stability ball in special physiological exercises is boosting its adoption in corporate offices as well.
The fitness product industries have witnessed high demand in the wake of the pandemic, and thus fitness ball market observed positive growth in 2020. Due to the lockdown, people are largely conscious about fitness as well as healthy life has led to increased demand for fitness ball products in online channels. According to the NDP Group, sales of fitness balls grew 67.0% from January to July 2020. Additionally, NDP said that the sales grew fastest in March, April, and May, conforming to the time when most gyms were shut and Americans were starting to work from home.
A Fitness ball is also known as an exercise ball or yoga ball. It is prepared from a delicate elastic with a diameter of around 35 to 100 cm and filled with air. It is regularly utilized in physical therapy, fitness training, and workout. Fitness balls are a famous and versatile piece of fitness equipment used in physical therapy sessions, gyms, homes, and even the workplace. Fitness balls are also known as physio balls, exercise balls, and balance balls; the purpose of the fitness ball is to increase balance, muscle tone, along with core strength.
Fitness balls are used for conditioning and rehabilitation, adding balance challenges, support, and playfulness to workout or therapy sessions. Hectic schedules, a sedentary lifestyle, and unhealthy food consumption have led to the adoption of in-home equipment, particularly fitness balls which not only take up much space but also a very low investment compared to other fitness equipment.
The 75cm diameter segment is expected to expand with the second-fastest CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period. The taller or especially long-legged folks find a 75cm fitness ball to be the best fit. Additionally, large-size fitness balls are usually preferred for back problems, long legs, or for stretching and yoga exercises. The 75cm fitness ball features a strong, burst-resistant shell and depresses slowly if punctured, safeguarding the user from injury. The 75cm fitness ball is largely effective in targeting those core abdominal muscles that are vital for stability as well as good posture. Thus, the 75cm diameter segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.
The 65cm diameter segment dominated the market in terms of share and is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 8.4% during the forecast period. An individual with a height between 5’11” and 6’7” is usually advised to use the 65cm ball. Most of the population globally falls in this height range which increases the demand for a fitness ball. It is important to select the correct size for maximum results from fitness ball exercises. But, for particular exercises, it might be great to use a fitness ball of a smaller or larger diameter. Therefore, it is largely used all over the world and generated large revenue in 2021.
The household segment is estimated to develop at a steady CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period. The rising popularity of at-home workouts propelled the demand for fitness equipment during the pandemic. The manufacturers and e-commerce platforms are mainly concentrating on more innovative and effective fitness products to serve home users. Therefore, it is expected that the segment will expand at the fastest CAGR throughout the forecast period.
The commercial segment is likely to expand with a CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period. Growing awareness about the benefits of fitness and healthy lifestyles has led to large participation in health clubs and yoga studios. Health clubs and yoga studios address health concerns specific to an individual, assisting them to form a customized fitness regime. Health clubs and yoga studios are composed to get large traction with huge numbers of memberships, which will fuel the need for the deployment of fitness equipment such as fitness balls in these setups. Thus, the segment generated large revenue in 2021.
The online segment is estimated to expand with the fastest CAGR of 10.1% during the forecast period. E-commerce has edged over physical stores in selling fitness equipment such as fitness balls with the closure of gyms and outdoor exercises pacing the consumers to set up home gyms since April 2020. With increasing internet penetration and benefits such as easy access and payment options, consumers prefer purchasing products from online channels. The selling price of any fitness balls sold online differs from its market price. This is usually due to the offers and discounts available on company websites or any other online platform. These factors will continue to bode well for the segment during the forecast period.
The offline segment held a large market in terms of share and is expected to develop at a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period. The retail store offers various brands with a variety of fitness balls. Moreover, the shopping aids such as festive and seasonal offers, discounted rates, lesser prices, and extensive displays with freedom of selection are some factors that drive consumers to visit their nearby retail store. Therefore, the offline segment accounted for large revenue in 2021.
Asia Pacific anticipated developing at the fastest CAGR of 9.0% during the forecast period. The changing healthy lifestyle of the people and fast development chains in the region are the important factors of the market drivers. Health and fitness continue to be a mega trend in the region with rising interest in regular exercising. Countries such as China, India, Japan, and Australia reported a rise in visits to fitness apps from April 2021 as compared to the previous year. India alone reported a 156.0% rise in downloads of health and fitness apps. According to a 2022 study by Flipkart, tier 3+ cities in India accounted for 57.0% of the nation’s demand for fitness equipment including fitness balls. Thus, the region is likely to expand at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.
North America accounted for the highest market share of around 35.0% in 2021. About 20.0% of American people currently have a membership in a fitness club. Owing to the region's growing obesity rate, it is anticipated that this number may increase during the forecasted period as well. Additionally, a substantial surge in the average person's disposable income is also an element driving up the North America market value. Thus, the region accounted for a large revenue generation in 2021.
Manufacturers are putting efforts into product innovation and changing their retail strategies towards e-commerce sites which may create lucrative opportunities for players operating in the fitness ball market. In November 2021, South Korean premium furniture company MENFURS launched 'Core Fit Ball Pro,' a versatile fitness ball chair on Kick starter. Core Fit Ball Pro aims to preserve all the scientifically proven benefits of a standard fitness ball while making it comfortable and stylish enough to implement into users' daily routines and fit seamlessly into any style of home. Some of the key players in the global fitness ball market include:
Black Mountain Products, Inc.
Fit ball Australia
Reebok International Ltd.
Sivan Health and Fitness
SPRI Products Inc
Market size value in 2022
USD 328.1 million
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 606.8 million
CAGR of 8.0% from 2022 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2017 - 2020
2022 - 2030
Revenue in USD million/billion, CAGR from 2022 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, trends
Size, application, distribution channel, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa
U.S.; U.K.; Germany; France; China; India; Japan; South Africa; Brazil.
Key companies profiled
Black Mountain Products, Inc.; DYNAPRO; Fit ball Australia; Gaiam; Live Infinitely; ProBody Pilates; Reebok International Ltd.; Sivan Health and Fitness; SPRI Products Inc.; Valor Fitness.
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the latest trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segment from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global Fitness Ball Market report based on the size, application, distribution channel, and region.
Size Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
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Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
b. The global fitness ball market size was estimated at USD 306.3 million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 328.1 mllion in 2022.
b. The global fitness ball market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.0% from 2022 to 2030 to reach USD 606.8 million by 2030.
b. North America dominated the fitness ball market with a share of 34.5% in 2021. Owing to the region's growing obesity rate, it is anticipated that this number may increase during the projected period as well. Additionally, a substantial surge in the average person's disposable income is also an element driving up the North American market value
b. Some of the key companies include Black Mountain Products, Inc., DYNAPRO, Fitball Australia, Gaiam, Live Infinitely, ProBody Pilates, Reebok International Ltd., Sivan Health and Fitness, SPRI Products Inc., and Valor Fitness.
b. Key factors that are driving the market growth include growing number of gyms and fitness centers along with the development of a healthy lifestyle has been an increase in the demand for different fitness equipment such as fitness balls. Emerging trends among the young generation to gain strong strength are the major factors driving market growth. Exercise balls are not adjustable, and this can result in poor body posture which is limiting the use of fitness balls and restraining the market growth.
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