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Last updated: August 1, 2017

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Top 25 Fitness Franchises

Best Fitness Franchises - August 2017

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Company Name

Industry

Franchising
Since

Franchise
Units

Cash
Investment

Total
Investment

Royalty
Fee

Financing
Available

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

Overall Score

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Leaders

1

Planet Fitness

Newington, NH

Candace Couture
603-750-0001
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Fitness Franchises

1992

827

$500,000

$824,200 - $3,725,000

5%

Yes

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

100%
Increased +6

+6

 

2

Children's Franchises

1998

395

$29-35K

$52.7 - 249.1K

7%

Yes

 

100

 

99

 

100

 

100

 

99

99.6%
Increased +1

+1

 

3

EnVie Fitness

Waco, TX

Gary Findley
254-296-8070
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Fitness Franchises

2014

12

$30-35k

$75 - 135K

7%

Yes

 

100

 

99

 

100

 

99

 

98

99.2%
Increased +14

+14

 
Strong Performers

4

Welcyon, Fitness After 50

Bloomington, MN

Suzy Boerboom
952-888-4408
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Fitness Franchises

2009

4

$70,000

$230,000 - $350,000

5%

Yes

 

99

 

97

 

99

 

98

 

100

98.6%
Increased +10

+10

 

5

Fit4Mom

San Marcos, CA

Lisa Druxman
866-348-4666
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Fitness Franchises

2002

258

$20K

$5.3 - 50K

5-6%

Yes

 

96

 

98

 

99

 

98

 

100

98.2%
Increased +5

+5

 

6

Fit Body Boot Camp

Chino Hills, CA

Sean Kershaw
888-638-3222
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Fitness Franchises

2009

368

$19,997

$30,000 - $80,000

$597/mo.

Yes

 

98

 

99

 

96

 

99

 

97

97.8%
Increased +10

+10

 
Contenders

7

9Round Franchising

Greenville, SC

Jeff Mathews
480-621-5740
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Overall Franchises

2008

400+

$75K

$70 - 90K

$449 Flat

Yes

 

97

 

98

 

97

 

99

 

95

97.2%
Increased +8

+8

 

8

Snap Fitness

Chanhassen, MN

Kirsten Haukoos
952-474-5422
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Overall Franchises

2004

1250

$25,000

$109,525 - $285,620

$509/Mo.

Yes

 

96

 

97

 

96

 

97

 

95

96.2%
Increased +17

+17

 

9

The Little Gym

Farmington, UT

Robin Wes
801-317-3753
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Children's Franchises

1976

292

$75,000 - $100,000

$159,500 - $394,000

8%

Yes

 

95

 

95

 

96

 

96

 

96

95.6%
Increased +9

+9

 

10

Lucille Roberts Fitness For Women

New York, NY

Collin Gaffney
212-734-0500
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Fitness Franchises

1970

1

$25K

$312 - 492K

4%

Yes

 

96

 

97

 

97

 

91

 

95

95.2%
Increased +11

+11

 

11

Crunch Fitness

Carlsbad, CA

Christina DeGuardi
570-708-8780
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Fitness Franchises

2010

42

$25K

$500 - 1,500K

3%

Yes

 

96

 

94

 

94

 

94

 

95

94.6%
Decreased -6

-6

 

12

Get In Shape For Women

Needham, MA

Michael O'Koomian
781-444-1913
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Services General Franchises

2006

91

$100,000

$51,341 - $200,594

6%

Yes

 

94

 

95

 

94

 

93

 

93

93.8%
Decreased -1

-1

 

13

Pure Barre

Spartanburg, SC

Carrie Rezabek Dorr
310-880-2199
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Fitness Franchises

2001

243

$44,000

$151,500 - $252,500

7%

Yes

 

93

 

93

 

92

 

95

 

93

93.2%
Decreased -12

-12

 

14

TITLE Boxing Club

Overland Park, KS

Brooke Budke
734-531-6250
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Fitness Franchises

2008

137

$29-35k

$156,356 - $378,035

7%

Yes

 

91

 

93

 

93

 

94

 

93

92.8%
Increased +9

+9

 

15

Iron Tribe Fitness

Birmingham, AL

Karen Florence
205-226-8669
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Fitness Franchises

2010

11

$50,000

$258.8 - 341.2K

6%

Yes

 

94

 

85

 

94

 

94

 

94

92.2%
Decreased -13

-13

 

16

Kosama

Chanhassen, MN

Peter Taunton
952-474-5422
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Fitness Franchises

2010

33

$27.5K

$67,245 - $229,190

6%

Yes

 

92

 

91

 

93

 

91

 

92

91.8%
Decreased -8

-8

 

17

Baby Boot Camp

Sarasota, FL

Kristen Horler
941-953-5000
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Fitness Franchises

2001

150

$3.9-5.9K

$4.7 - 10.4K

$130-350/mo.

Yes

 

90

 

91

 

91

 

92

 

90

90.8%
Decreased -11

-11

 

18

Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping

West Des Moines, IA

Laurel Farrell
515-770-7295
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Fitness Franchises

2001

44

$35K

$115 - 369K

6%

Yes

 

92

 

90

 

87

 

92

 

90

90.2%
Decreased -9

-9

 

19

GYMGUYZ

Plainview, NY

Josh York
516-627-4700
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Healthcare & Senior Care Franchises

2008

18

$25,000

$50,675 - $95,250

6%

Yes

 

91

 

91

 

86

 

91

 

88

89.4%
Decreased -6

-6

 

20

Parisi Speed School

Wyckoff, NJ

George Stephens
201-847-1939
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Children's Franchises, Overall Franchises

2005

90

$20-30K

$79 - 171.3K

$1,200 per month

Yes

 

87

 

89

 

89

 

90

 

89

88.8%
Decreased -8

-8

 

21

Apex Fun Run

Phoenix, AZ

Jeremy Barnhart
480-347-0243
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Children's Franchises

2011

30

$15-50K

$60 - 100K

5%

Yes

 

87

 

89

 

89

 

88

 

87

88%
Increased +3

+3

 

22

Curves International

Carlsbad, CA

Preble, Chris
254-399-9285
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Fitness Franchises

2005

935

$30-35k

$115.6 - 243.2K

5-7%

Yes

 

87

 

89

 

86

 

89

 

87

87.6%
Decreased -18

-18

 

23

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

Orange, CA

Greg Atoyan
714-456-0700
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Fitness Franchises

1991

150

$18.5-35KK

$122,500 to $296,700

6%

Yes

 

88

 

85

 

86

 

88

 

86

86.6%
Decreased -3

-3

 

24

Club Metro USA

Toms River, NJ

Michael Sullivan
216-923-1296
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Fitness Franchises

2007

14

$50K

$842 - 1,600K

5%

Yes

 

84

 

87

 

87

 

87

 

84

85.8%
Decreased -2

-2

 

25

Charter Fitness

Orland Park, IL

Dan Collins
708-873-0022
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Fitness Franchises

2002

35

$300,000

$577,708 - $1,201,802

5%

Yes

 

87

 

85

 

84

 

85

 

86

85.4%
Decreased -6

-6

 
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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