Top 10 Gym Equipment Manufacturers in China (2018)

The top 10 gym equipment manufacturers in China are also some of the largest gym and fitness equipment suppliers in the global fitness industry – not only providing some of the best-selling gym products in China, but also exporting a significant amount of fitness equipment on the original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and original design manufacturing (ODM) basis in the global market. China’s fitness industry is booming in 2018, driving its domestic gym equipment companies to grow at an exceptional pace. Despite competition in the gym equipment market in China, the top 10 gym equipment manufacturers in China are still leading the market, mainly thanks to their strong presence in both the domestic and international markets.

China’s Gym Equipment Market Overview

The gym, health and fitness industry in China has been growing substantially in the recent decade, and the industry is expected to generate about US$7 revenue in 2018, representing a CAGR of 10.4% from 2013 to 2018, according to the recent report from IBIS World. Rising awareness among people to manage overall weight, improve physical health, and develop muscular strength are the main factors that are driving the fitness market in China. Meanwhile, government initiatives for promoting good health coupled with increased obese population are fuelling up the market. In addition to this, the change in lifestyle and increasing disposable incomes among Chinese people are also boosting the gym and gym equipment market in China.

Today, China is already the world’s largest gym equipment market in terms of gym equipment manufacturing, consumption, and exports. In 2017, China exported over $9.7 billion worth of sports equipment to the global market, representing about 38.9% of the world’s total sports equipment exports in that year, making China the world’s largest sports equipment supplier.

Currently, most of the leading gym and fitness equipment manufacturers in China are concentrated in southeast coastal regions such as Shanghai, Guangdong, Shandong, and Jiangsu provinces. They design, manufacture and sell some of the most popular gym equipment products, such as strength training equipment, cardiovascular training equipment, elliptical, rowing machine, stationary bike, treadmills and so on, to both domestic and international market. Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 gym equipment brands in China.

Top 10 Gym Equipment Manufacturers in China 2018


Impulse Group is one of the top 10 gym equipment manufacturers in China. The company was founded in 1991 with an initial investment from Taiwan Impulse Co. Ltd Today, Impulse is based in Qingdao, Shandong province. From OEM manufacturer to a famous independent brand across the industry, Impulse has integrated the innovated fitness equipment with scientific fitness services, exporting a huge amount of OEM/ODM gym equipment to the US, Germany, Spain, the UK, Australia, Russia, and Japan.


Shua Sports Co. Ltd was founded in Fujian in 1996. The company specializes in sports goods and fitness equipment production. Its factory has passed IS09001:2000 International Quality System and ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management Certification. With more than 1,000 employees and a 538,000-square-feet modern factory, Shua’s products are mainly exported to America, Europe, and Southeast Asia.


Shenzhen Family Enterprise Co. Ltd , known as Good Family, was established in 1994.  The company’s headquarters is in Shenzhen, factories in Huizhou and Dezhou. It is specialized in manufacturing various indoor and outdoor fitness equipment such as treadmills, exercise bikes, strength equipment, garden exercise equipment and other gym equipment products. It also owns several international certifications in aspects of quality, environment and occupational health, such as ISO9001, ISO14001and OHSAS18001.


WNQ Fitness Co. Ltd was established in 1989. It’s one of the leading gym and fitness equipment manufacturers and exporters in China. Today, WNQ has already set up more than hundreds of chain stores of direct selling and many distribution outlets through the country. Meanwhile, its products are sold to many other foreign countries such as USA, Italy, India, Turkey, and U.K etc.


Johnson Health Tech. Co., Ltd. is a multinational company engaged in the manufacturing and sale of gym equipment. It is headquartered in Taiwan, has manufacturing plants and R&D centers in Shanghai, Taiwan, and North America. Its brands have been sold across 60 countries and are marketed to the commercial, specialty and home-use markets. Johnson is nowadays a leading provider of high-quality fitness equipment in China and around the world.


Shanxi Orient Fitness & Health Industrial Co., Ltd was one of the first manufacturers of fitness equipment in China to become one the top gym equipment suppliers worldwide.  As one of the most reputable gym and fitness equipment manufacturers in China, Orient is also the fitness equipment supplier for the Tiangong 1 Chinese space laboratory, China National Fitness Programs and the General Administration of Sport of China.


Shandong Huixiang Fitness Equipment Co.,Ltd,  founded in 1996, is one of the leading motorized treadmill manufacturers in China. It owns a huge network of domestic sales in China and also serves ODM/OEM businesses to the international manufacturers. Its gym equipment products are widely exported to Europe, America, and Southeast Asia.


Nantong Ironman Sporting Industrial Co.,Ltd. specializes in designing, producing and marketing of fitness equipment and sporting products. Ironmaster has become one of the biggest gym equipment and sporting products manufacturers in China. Contrary to some of the other gym equipment manufacturers in China from this list, its workshop covers over 60,000 square meters with all main producing process included. Its products range from treadmills, exercise bikes, rowing machines, steppers, weight benches to home gym and so on.


Eastern YANRE Fitness Equipment Co., Ltd. is an international fitness equipment manufacturer based in Beijing and Wuhu with a factory area of 37000 square meters. The company invested over 8 million USD for technology development and built the R&D center. Today, Yanre is already one of the leading Gym Fitness Equipment manufacturers in China.


Kangliyuan GYM Equipment Co. Ltd was established in 1973. The company is one of China’s largest sports gears and fitness equipment producers and exporters. In 1995, Kangliyuan cooperated with China’s Olympic champion Ms Wang Jun Xia and created Junxia as one of its bestselling gym equipment brands in its portfolio. So far, Kangliyuan has developed new products of more than 100 kinds and manufacture more than 1 million sets of fitness equipment annually. Kangliyuan is expected to remain of the leading gym equipment manufacturers in China in the future.

Future Prospects of the Top 10 Gym Equipment Manufacturers in China

As the gym and fitness market in China continues to boom, driven by the rising awareness regarding health & fitness, increasing youth population improved lifestyle, and rising disposable income, the gym equipment market is also expected to flourish further in the near future. Despite these top 10 gym equipment manufacturers in China will face bigger challenges from newly emerged vendors, the market shares in the domestic market of these top 10 players are expected to remain high, while their exports of gym equipment in the international market are likely to grow further over the next few years, thanks to the soaring demand in the gym equipment markets around the world.

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