Health clubs completely bucked the trend, with this year's respondents reporting 62.8 percent higher revenues for fiscal 2009 than last year's respondents were projecting. That said, they are anticipating a drop in 2010 from their current average of $1.55 million to $1.53 million. (See Figure 12.)
In fiscal 2009, respondents from colleges and school districts reported increases to their operating budgets of more than 5 percent over 2008, and parks reported an increase of 3.9 percent. YMCAs, on the other hand, reported a 3.3 percent decrease in their operating budgets.
In 2010, more are anticipating relatively sharp declines in their operating budgets. Camps and schools are expecting decreases of more than 8 percent, with schools projecting an 8.5 percent decrease and camps projecting an 8.4 percent decrease. Parks and recreation agencies are anticipating a 7 percent decrease, and YMCAs are again expecting a drop, of about 5.4 percent this year. College and university respondents are expecting their operating budgets to remain fairly stable in 2010, with a slight increase of 0.5 percent. Only community recreation and sports centers were anticipating any substantial increase in 2010. They expect a rise of 4.8 percent from an operating budget of $1,160,000 in fiscal 2009 to $1,216,000 in fiscal 2010.