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Last updated: December 1, 2018

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Best Fitness Franchises - December 2018

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The Little Gym The Little Gym
Talk to a Representative: 801-317-3753
Key Facts For The Little Gym
  • Franchising Since:
    1976
  • Franchise Units:
    292
  • Company Owned Units:
    2
  • Cash Investment:
    $75,000 - $100,000
  • Total Investments:
    $159,500 - $394,000
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    8%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 5 days.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.thelittlegym.com
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Planet Fitness Planet Fitness
Talk to a Representative: 603-750-0001
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Planet Fitness
  • Franchising Since:
    1992
  • Franchise Units:
    827
  • Company Owned Units:
    54
  • Cash Investment:
    $500,000
  • Total Investments:
    $824,200 - $3,725,000
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: as needed.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.planetfitness.com
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Club Metro USA Club Metro USA
Talk to a Representative: 216-923-1296
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Club Metro USA
  • Franchising Since:
    2007
  • Franchise Units:
    14
  • Company Owned Units:
    3
  • Cash Investment:
    $50K
  • Total Investments:
    $842 - 1,600K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Training Provided:
    Yes
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    clubmetrousa.com
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Snap Fitness Snap Fitness
Talk to a Representative: 952-474-5422
Key Facts For Snap Fitness
  • Franchising Since:
    2004
  • Franchise Units:
    1250
  • Company Owned Units:
    130
  • Cash Investment:
    $25,000
  • Total Investments:
    $109,525 - $285,620
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    $509/Mo.
  • Training Provided:
    Yes
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.snapfitness.com
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Pure Barre Pure Barre
Talk to a Representative: 310-880-2199
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Pure Barre
  • Franchising Since:
    2001
  • Franchise Units:
    243
  • Company Owned Units:
    15
  • Cash Investment:
    $44,000
  • Total Investments:
    $151,500 - $252,500
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    7%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 4 days.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    purebarre.com
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Curves International Curves International
Talk to a Representative: 254-399-9285
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Curves International
  • Franchising Since:
    2005
  • Franchise Units:
    935
  • Company Owned Units:
    64
  • Cash Investment:
    $30-35k
  • Total Investments:
    $115.6 - 243.2K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5-7%
  • Training Provided:
    Yes
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.curves.com
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Crunch Fitness Crunch Fitness
Talk to a Representative: 570-708-8780
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Crunch Fitness
  • Franchising Since:
    2010
  • Franchise Units:
    42
  • Company Owned Units:
    23
  • Cash Investment:
    $25K
  • Total Investments:
    $500 - 1,500K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    3%
  • Training Provided:
    Yes
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.crunch.com
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Charter Fitness Charter Fitness
Talk to a Representative: 708-873-0022
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Charter Fitness
  • Franchising Since:
    2002
  • Franchise Units:
    35
  • Company Owned Units:
    35
  • Cash Investment:
    $300,000
  • Total Investments:
    $577,708 - $1,201,802
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters. Available at franchisee's location. At existing club
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.charterfitness.com
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Fit Body Boot Camp Fit Body Boot Camp
Talk to a Representative: 888-638-3222
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Fit Body Boot Camp
  • Franchising Since:
    2009
  • Franchise Units:
    368
  • Company Owned Units:
    0
  • Cash Investment:
    $19,997
  • Total Investments:
    $30,000 - $80,000
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    $597/mo.
  • Training Provided:
    Ongoing coaching at franchisee's location and online
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    fitbodybootcamp.com
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HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab
Talk to a Representative: 440-967-5458
Key Facts For HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab
  • Franchising Since:
    1998
  • Franchise Units:
    395
  • Company Owned Units:
    5
  • Cash Investment:
    $29-35K
  • Total Investments:
    $52.7 - 249.1K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    7%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 3 days.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    healthsourcechiro.com
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Fit4Mom Fit4Mom
Talk to a Representative: 866-348-4666
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Fit4Mom
  • Franchising Since:
    2002
  • Franchise Units:
    258
  • Company Owned Units:
    1
  • Cash Investment:
    $20K
  • Total Investments:
    $5.3 - 50K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5-6%
  • Training Provided:
    No
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    fit4mom.com
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Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping
Talk to a Representative: 515-770-7295
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping
  • Franchising Since:
    2001
  • Franchise Units:
    44
  • Company Owned Units:
    7
  • Cash Investment:
    $35K
  • Total Investments:
    $115 - 369K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Training Provided:
    Yes
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    extremebodyshaping.com
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9Round Franchising 9Round Franchising
Talk to a Representative: 480-621-5740
Key Facts For 9Round Franchising
  • Franchising Since:
    2008
  • Franchise Units:
    400+
  • Company Owned Units:
    3
  • Cash Investment:
    $75K
  • Total Investments:
    $70 - 90K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    $449 Flat
  • Training Provided:
    Yes
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.9round.com
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Parisi Speed School Parisi Speed School
Talk to a Representative: 201-847-1939
Key Facts For Parisi Speed School
  • Franchising Since:
    2005
  • Franchise Units:
    90
  • Company Owned Units:
    1
  • Cash Investment:
    $20-30K
  • Total Investments:
    $79 - 171.3K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    $1,200 per month
  • Training Provided:
    Yes.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.parisischool.com
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Kosama Kosama
Talk to a Representative: 952-474-5422
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Kosama
  • Franchising Since:
    2010
  • Franchise Units:
    33
  • Company Owned Units:
    6
  • Cash Investment:
    $27.5K
  • Total Investments:
    $67,245 - $229,190
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Training Provided:
    No
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.kosama.com
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Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Max Muscle Sports Nutrition
Talk to a Representative: 714-456-0700
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Max Muscle Sports Nutrition
  • Franchising Since:
    1991
  • Franchise Units:
    150
  • Company Owned Units:
    1
  • Cash Investment:
    $18.5-35KK
  • Total Investments:
    $122,500 to $296,700
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Training Provided:
    Yes
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.maxmuscle.com
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TITLE Boxing Club TITLE Boxing Club
Talk to a Representative: 734-531-6250
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For TITLE Boxing Club
  • Franchising Since:
    2008
  • Franchise Units:
    137
  • Company Owned Units:
    2
  • Cash Investment:
    $29-35k
  • Total Investments:
    $156,356 - $378,035
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    7%
  • Training Provided:
    No
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    titleboxingclub.com
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Declining franchise
This is a declining business model. Peaked at about 153 open units in 2015, opening new units every month and still declining in numbers. Only 2 out of 10 privately owned franchises are still open in the original Kansas City market after 7 years. You…
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Baby Boot Camp Baby Boot Camp
Talk to a Representative: 941-953-5000
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Baby Boot Camp
  • Franchising Since:
    2001
  • Franchise Units:
    150
  • Company Owned Units:
    1
  • Cash Investment:
    $3.9-5.9K
  • Total Investments:
    $4.7 - 10.4K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    $130-350/mo.
  • Training Provided:
    Yes
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.babybootcamp.com
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GYMGUYZ GYMGUYZ
Talk to a Representative: 516-627-4700
Key Facts For GYMGUYZ
  • Franchising Since:
    2008
  • Franchise Units:
    18
  • Company Owned Units:
    4
  • Cash Investment:
    $25,000
  • Total Investments:
    $50,675 - $95,250
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 3 days. At franchisee's location: 2 days.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.gymguyz.com
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Lucille Roberts Fitness For Women Lucille Roberts Fitness For Women
Talk to a Representative: 212-734-0500
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Lucille Roberts Fitness For Women
  • Franchising Since:
    1970
  • Franchise Units:
    1
  • Company Owned Units:
    45
  • Cash Investment:
    $25K
  • Total Investments:
    $312 - 492K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Training Provided:
    Yes
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.lucilleroberts.com
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Welcyon, Fitness After 50 Welcyon, Fitness After 50
Talk to a Representative: 952-888-4408
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Welcyon, Fitness After 50
  • Franchising Since:
    2009
  • Franchise Units:
    4
  • Company Owned Units:
    2
  • Cash Investment:
    $70,000
  • Total Investments:
    $230,000 - $350,000
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 1 week.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    welcyon.com
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Get In Shape For Women Get In Shape For Women
Talk to a Representative: 781-444-1913
Key Facts For Get In Shape For Women
  • Franchising Since:
    2006
  • Franchise Units:
    91
  • Company Owned Units:
    4
  • Cash Investment:
    $100,000
  • Total Investments:
    $51,341 - $200,594
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 2 days.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    getinshapeforwomen.com
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Iron Tribe Fitness Iron Tribe Fitness
Talk to a Representative: 205-226-8669
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Iron Tribe Fitness
  • Franchising Since:
    2010
  • Franchise Units:
    11
  • Company Owned Units:
    4
  • Cash Investment:
    $50,000
  • Total Investments:
    $258.8 - 341.2K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 6 weeks. Online pre-training course : 6 weeks.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    irontribefranchise.com
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EnVie Fitness EnVie Fitness
Talk to a Representative: 254-296-8070
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For EnVie Fitness
  • Franchising Since:
    2014
  • Franchise Units:
    12
  • Company Owned Units:
    1
  • Cash Investment:
    $30-35k
  • Total Investments:
    $75 - 135K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    7%
  • Training Provided:
    No
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.enviefitness.com
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Apex Fun Run Apex Fun Run
Talk to a Representative: 480-347-0243
Key Facts For Apex Fun Run
  • Franchising Since:
    2011
  • Franchise Units:
    30
  • Company Owned Units:
    2
  • Cash Investment:
    $15-50K
  • Total Investments:
    $60 - 100K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Training Provided:
    Yes
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.apexfunrun.com
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Evaluation Criteria: Best Fitness Franchises
Growth Prospect

Those searching for a reputable fitness franchise are looking for franchises which have a history of successful ventures and a strong reputation within the industry. It is important to many franchisees that the franchise has a history of growing their existing franchises in addition to having a type of business which can work in a wide variety of markets rather than being hindered due to limitations or a negative reputation.

Marketing Support

The amount of importance placed upon advertising and marketing initiatives by franchisors for their franchisees is a crucial metric during our evaluation process. We feature franchises which spend time investing in the continued success of their franchised businesses through careful and targeted advertising and marketing campaigns which aim to target audiences which are most likely to use the services being offered.

Training

Fitness franchises often require specially trained professionals which have an understanding of how fitness training regimens and fitness equipment work. During our analysis, we delve into the training programs and strategies for employment which franchises leverage in order to assist their franchisees in finding individuals which are well trained and equipped to ensure the success of a fitness center or training program.

Ongoing Support

Our analysis of the ongoing support provided by franchises goes beyond what is often required to successfully start a business. We believe it is important for the fitness franchises to invest time in ensuring that their franchisees are taking the steps required to ensure that equipment is operating as expected, programs are being handled properly, and all aspects of the business are operating according to plan.

Value

While it is generally difficult to measure what a franchise brings to the table for their franchisees, we spend time analyzing the finances and resources which play a large role in the value a franchisee gets from their selected franchise. Many fitness franchises have developed a national or regional presence which allows for potentially new clients to obtain a sense of trust with the brand prior to signing up.

 
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