New Year, New Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Did you promise yourself that 2018 will be the year that you stick to all of your New Year’s resolutions and finally get into the best shape of your life? You are not alone. The health and wellness industry is big business in McAllen and around the globe.

Current projections indicate continued growth over the next few years. One of the leading nonprofit research and education resource centers for the wellness industry, the Global Wellness Institute, has commissioned multiple landmark studies that have found some truly intriguing business statistics including:

  • The global wellness industry was a $3.7 trillion market in 2015.
  • The industry grew by 10.6% between 2013 to 2015.
  • The healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss sector accounted for $646 billion.
  • The fitness and mind-body sector stood at $542 billion.
  • Preventive and personalized medicine, as well as public health, stood at $534 billion.

In the United States alone, there are over 54 million Americans with paid gym memberships visiting over 34,000 fitness centers, with revenue at these facilities reaching $24.2 billion in 2014 - a 7.4% increase over the $22.4 billion in 2013. It’s also worth noting that memberships grew 18.6% between 2008 and 2014; a trend fueled by a millennial population that has seen its disposable income continue to rise. Another contributing factor has been an increase in consumer interest in wellness and health-related services and products.

Locally, in the McAllen Housing Market Area (HMA), the Leisure and Hospitality industry sector - which generally covers jobs in areas such as sport and recreation, health and fitness, outdoor pursuits, etc. - saw a nearly 4% increase in job opportunities for the region’s population. Additionally, from 2000 through 2017, leisure and hospitality sector growth saw a 55% increase in jobs within this industry, which accounted for nearly 10% of all non-farm payroll positions in the McAllen HMA.

Of course, in order for entrepreneurs to taking advantage of the growing health/wellness industry to thrive, they’ll need the energy to overcome any potential business obstacles. Strong leaders understand that health and mental well-being are of utmost importance when running a successful company; the following McAllen Chamber members can help you to prioritize your health so that you can grow your business.

5113 B. North 10th St.

McAllen, TX 78504

9 Round is the perfect kickboxing facility you need to kick your New Year’s resolution into high gear. The 9 Round system is designed as a full body workout so that you gain strength in all areas. Because there are no set class times, this is also the ideal option for those of us with time constraints. You simply show up, get your gloves on, and start your 9 rounds of training. If you’re looking for an intense work and amazing results, 9 Round in McAllen is the place for you.

1601 W. Dove Ave.
McAllen, TX 78504

Reach your 2018 fitness goals by signing up at Gold’s Gym today. Featuring top of the line equipment, a variety of classes such as yoga, spinning, and full body workouts, your options to get into shape are limitless. Contact them today to find out about New Year’s specials and rates.

3300 N. McColl Suite A
McAllen, TX 78572

A new addition to the city of McAllen, UFC Gym will offer fitness enthusiasts of all ages a full range of group fitness classes, private MMA training, as well as personal and group dynamic training. With state-of-the-art equipment, amenities, and amazing personnel, this is one gym that just can’t be matched. Keep an eye on their Facebook account to learn more about their grand opening and the pre-opening rates they are offering right now.

2025 Nolana
McAllen, TX 78504

If aren’t much of a gym rat but love the great outdoors then why not get into bicycling? The ideal cardio workout, you’ll want a bicycle that matches your needs and is the perfect fit for your body. Bicycle World in McAllen offers unmatched quality, competent personnel and expert mechanics to help you make the best choice, plus plenty of biking accessories to make sure you hit the streets in style (and safe too)!

Eating Habits Are Just As Important!

When it comes to healthy living, working out isn’t the only requirement. A healthy change in eating habits and being mindful of your daily diet can really go a long way in helping you to sculpt those muscles. While healthy eating can be challenging at times, our McAllen Chamber members can definitely assist in making it a part of your lifestyle.

1001 S. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

When you’re looking for a grocer committed to providing customers with the foods and products they need to lead a healthy lifestyle, Major Health Foods is your top choice. Offering plenty of healthful (and scrumptious) foods, teas, and supplements, Major Health Foods in McAllen has everything you need to turn into a health-nut in 2018.

500 N. Jackson Rd. Ste. N-6
Pharr, TX 78577

5 Star Nutrition has built a reputation on delivering only the best in quality brands and products needed to help you achieve your health goals. Offering a wide and diverse selection of weight loss and management products, sports nutrition and workout support vitamins, protein powder shakes, healthy snacks, as well as other health essentials, 5 Star Nutrition is sure to have exactly what you need.

4217 N. McColl Rd.
McAllen, TX 78504

It may be hard to believe it but you can eat healthy foods that are delicious too. When you’re looking for this perfect match, Juice Bar is just the place for you. Featuring plant-based, gluten-free, organic smoothies, growlers of fresh juice, and plenty of tasty full sit-down meals that will shock your tastebuds, you’ll want to keep coming back . Stop by for a quick smoothie or to pick up a Kale Quinoa Salad for lunch. Whatever you choose, we know you’ll love it.

Taking Care of Your Body

Working out and eating healthy are definitely top priorities when it comes to getting into great shape, but you shouldn’t overdo it and stress your body out unnecessarily. Or even if your body is doing fine, our McAllen Chamber members offer plenty of health-related services that are sure to keep you feeling great and ready to hit the weights again.

206 W. Nolana
McAllen, TX 78504

Sports and exercise can place additional strain on our bodies because of all the constant pressure and forces that twist us when making certain movements. Regular visits to the chiropractor is a great idea when looking to develop a fit lifestyle. Your spine is of utmost importance and the experts at Martin Chiropractic Clinic in McAllen are sure to keep you in tip-top shape and feeling amazing.

4003 N. 10th Street
McAllen, TX 78504

Individuals of all ages and from all walks of life can benefit from the therapeutic care of Elements Massage. Offering a wide range of services including deep tissues massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, Himalayan salt stone massages, and much more, you’re guaranteed to leave Elements Massage feeling less stressed, more energized and ready to take on the day. Contact them today to learn more about their rates and services.