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Franchise Updates
Tuesday, June 18Tuesday, June 18
Franchise Updates

F45 has been a part of some really exciting things recently, all of which greatly benefit our members and franchise network. These awards, partnerships, and events are just a small portion of what we have in store for the future. Being an F45 Training franchisee means being at the forefront of this innovation and sharing in this excitement with thousands of F45’ers around the globe.

F45’s Answers to Franchise FAQs
Thursday, June 13Thursday, June 13
F45’s Answers to Franchise FAQs

So, you’re thinking about buying into a franchise business, but wondering which one to choose? Before you sign up, here are some questions you should be asking and reasons why F45 Training might be the perfect fit for you. 

Why Your Members Are Your Best Online Marketing Tool
Tuesday, June 11Tuesday, June 11
Why Your Members Are Your Best Online Marketing Tool

Before making any purchase decisions these days, consumers tend to go online to search for customer reviews of the business or product they’re considering. Homepages, independent review sites, and social media are the go-tos when it comes to finding out if a purchase is the right choice or not. While traditional advertising, glossy social media campaigns, and special offers are all well and good, without positive online reviews for your business, you’re missing a major piece of marketing ammo. 

F45—Ahead of the Curve
Thursday, June 06Thursday, June 06
F45—Ahead of the Curve

With today’s unlimited access to information and opinion, there’s been a massive increase in the amount of people interested in health and fitness. As a result, the industry is one of the most dynamic and fast-paced out there. A big part of F45 Training’s success is our ability tap into the real human need for community and self-improvement, while staying at the forefront of technology and the science of functional fitness. Here are some of the latest trends we’ve been keeping an eye on:

Why an F45 franchise is the right fit for you
Tuesday, June 04Tuesday, June 04
Why an F45 franchise is the right fit for you

Being a franchisee is appealing because it offers the best of both worlds—a chance to grow your own business as an entrepreneur and the security of being able to tap into the F45 franchise model.

Where Franchising and Fitness Meet
Thursday, May 30Thursday, May 30
Where Franchising and Fitness Meet

 Being an F45 Training franchisee can be both fun and challenging, just like most worthwhile things in life. In this article, we take a look at something most of us love and do really well—getting a good workout—to see how it relates to the world of franchising. There are all sorts of parallels when it comes to planning, sticking to the workout, and making the most of the time you spend pushing through it.

F45 Updates: Innovation and New Workouts
Tuesday, May 28Tuesday, May 28
F45 Updates: Innovation and New Workouts

 F45 Training’s regimen is not just designed to get members working as part of a team and loving every sweaty second—each workout has been specifically designed to have an impact on every aspect of daily life. Whether you’re training for a specific sport, looking to burn fat or gain quality muscle, or just need to have more energy to keep up with your kids, F45 Training has you covered. 

Franchise Growth and Expansion
Thursday, May 23Thursday, May 23
Franchise Growth and Expansion

 

F45 Training is the world’s fastest-growing fitness network for many reasons, including cutting-edge programming, expert coaching, the latest technology and incredible people. All of these things come together to deliver an experience that doesn’t just produce results, but has members looking forward to every workout and wanting to tell everyone they know how amazing it all is.

Franchisee Spotlight
Tuesday, May 21Tuesday, May 21
Franchisee Spotlight

 

The happiness and success of F45 Training franchisees are crucial to the strength and prosperity of the F45 brand. F45’s clear vision makes it easy to communicate franchise goals and company information in a positive manner—this takes pressure off the franchisees by ensuring that each franchisee receives the same set of instructions, goals and requirements. Franchisee feedback is extremely valuable to F45 HQ, as it often leads to improvements in both the franchise network and the greater F45 brand. The feedback we receive is overwhelmingly positive and leads to a collaborative, trusting relationship between F45 and our franchisees.  

How Millennials Contribute to Franchise Success
Thursday, May 16Thursday, May 16
How Millennials Contribute to Franchise Success

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Millennials—they are the generation on everyone’s lips. You might know a Millennial, have one in your family, share an office with one, or you might even be one. 

Millennials haven’t always been given a fair rapother generations have referred to them as self-involved, lazy and self-entitled. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Millennials are perfectly suited to the world of franchising, which is why the F45 Training franchise system provides a platform that almost seems tailor-made to their strengths and unique abilities. 

The F45 Community: Track, Playoffs and More
Tuesday, May 14Tuesday, May 14
The F45 Community: Track, Playoffs and More

 F45 Training is all about community, both in and out of the studio. We realize that our fitness community extends far beyond the four walls of each studio, and this gives us a major competitive advantage when compared to other group fitness franchises. F45 hosts several outdoor events, such as F45 Playoffs and F45 Track, in order to engage members and franchisees in new and exciting ways.

Why Athletes Make Great F45 Franchisees
Thursday, May 09Thursday, May 09
Why Athletes Make Great F45 Franchisees

F45 Training franchisees are entrepreneurial and committed to learning both the business aspects of an F45 franchise as well as the health and fitness side. The most successful franchisees are driven by their passion to change the lives of their members through fitness and are extremely invested in their members’ progress. While our franchisees identify with different groups—such as corporate refugees, personal trainers, entrepreneurs, and athletes—athletes are overwhelmingly drawn to F45 for its mission and values. 

The State of Group Fitness: 2019 and Beyond
Tuesday, May 07Tuesday, May 07
The State of Group Fitness: 2019 and Beyond

 The fitness industry is one of the best industries in which to invest, and this will likely remain the case for years to come. This isn’t just because new fitness franchises are popping up all over the globe, but instead because the industry dynamic is being fueled by many important and unexpected factors. According to a Forbes article, franchisee appetites for health & wellness have “opened the floodgates to a plethora of innovation, segmentation and excitement in fitness franchise offerings.” Below are some of the top takeaways:

Franchisee Spotlight: Vancouver Chinatown
Monday, May 06Monday, May 06
Franchisee Spotlight: Vancouver Chinatown

 We recently sat down with our F45 Vancouver Chinatown and F45 Kits Point franchisees, Cortney Lessard and Simon Brooks, to hear about their franchisee experiences thus far.

Tech and fitness franchises
Thursday, May 02Thursday, May 02
Tech and fitness franchises

 Technology has become an important part of every aspect of our lives, and it’s made an equally big impact on the fitness industry. New technology and access to data helps fitness franchises run more efficiently and offer their customers more value.

Word of Mouth Marketing for Franchisees
Tuesday, April 30Tuesday, April 30
Word of Mouth Marketing for Franchisees

Even in today’s digital world, good old-fashioned word of mouth remains an extremely efficient tool to get your business growing. And yes, we do mean an actual conversation – apparently only about 7% of word of mouth happens on social media* and even then, different platforms come and go (does anyone still have a MySpace account?). In fact, a recent McKinsey report showed that word of mouth is the main decider behind 20 to 50 percent of all purchasing decisions, and it is most powerful when someone is buying a product for the first time.

How to Make Your Franchise Fit for Social Media
Thursday, April 25Thursday, April 25
How to Make Your Franchise Fit for Social Media

 

When it comes to building your F45 Training studio awareness, the most successful and organic way to do it is through referrals from happy members. With the rise of content marketing and social media, you have access to new tools at your fingertips that will help you supercharge your business. Here are a few pointers for social success…

What Makes the F45 Franchise Model So Successful
Tuesday, April 23Tuesday, April 23
What Makes the F45 Franchise Model So Successful

The F45 Training franchise model is extremely scalable, mainly due to its original, innovative concept. All franchises and business activities are framed around this concept, while also allowing for creativity and uniqueness across locations and member bases. According to a Forbes article, these are some of the top qualities of successful franchises:

Franchise Do's and Don'ts
Thursday, April 18Thursday, April 18
Franchise Do's and Don'ts

It seems like life happens faster and faster these days, and the same is true for the world of fitness and franchising. It’s an exciting time for businesses, with new technology making it easier for franchisors and franchisees to share knowledge and resources, opening doors and opportunities that didn’t exist before.

Why Our Franchisees Love the F45 Family
Tuesday, April 16Tuesday, April 16
Why Our Franchisees Love the F45 Family

The success of a franchise depends largely on the happiness of its franchisees. Even if a franchise has a great brand, system, and support team, it will not be successful without motivated and dedicated franchisees. Staying close to franchisees is a big part of both the culture and strategic health of the overall company, and is one of F45 Training’s top priorities.

Culture That Crushes It
Thursday, April 11Thursday, April 11
Culture That Crushes It

 Group fitness culture isn’t just about the style and appearance of the studio. It’s about the core beliefs of the brand and the way in which trainers and staff embody and demonstrate these beliefs and values. It’s about the branded gear employees wear, the music played during sessions and the motivation amongst members. Any successful fitness studio with a large, dedicated member base has a distinctive culture, but F45 is truly one of the only fitness franchises with a culture that puts members first.

Overcoming Franchise Challenges
Tuesday, April 09Tuesday, April 09
Overcoming Franchise Challenges

 Just like any business, running a franchise comes with its own challenges and obstacles. Some of these are true for most franchises, but you’ll find some unique to both your specific franchise and the F45 business. In this article, we’ll take a look at the opportunities that these challenges offer and how best to realize them as your business grows.

How to Connect With a Fitness Business Mentor
Tuesday, April 02Tuesday, April 02
How to Connect With a Fitness Business Mentor

 If you’re considering starting a business in the fitness and wellness industry, one of the things that can benefit you the most is a mentor in the industry. The right mentor can help you build a solid foundation as you get your fitness and wellness business off the ground. If you take the appropriate steps, you can easily connect with the right mentor to help turn your fitness or wellness business into a success.

Franchise businesses added 33K jobs in January 2019
Thursday, March 28Thursday, March 28
Franchise businesses added 33K jobs in January 2019

 F45 will establish over three hundred fitness studios in the US this year and expand in cities across 34 states, including New York City, Hollywood, Seattle, and Las Vegas. Like other well-known franchises, F45 continues to spread its presence to new territories in the US, benefitting both local entrepreneurs seeking new business ventures and those looking for an effective method to get in shape.

Is F45 Expensive or Underpriced?
Tuesday, March 26Tuesday, March 26
Is F45 Expensive or Underpriced?

 

Costs are often the first and biggest question that potential members have when looking for a new gym. This isn’t a surprise to F45--we understand that today’s high cost of living causes many to consider the price of services seriously. We often get questions about pricing, many of them aimed at understanding whether F45 is expensive or not.

F45’s Real Estate Advantage
Thursday, March 21Thursday, March 21
F45’s Real Estate Advantage

 

How HIIT can provide longevity and boost your performance
Tuesday, March 12Tuesday, March 12
How HIIT can provide longevity and boost your performance

 

Living an active lifestyle outdoors? Here’s how HIIT can provide longevity and boost your performance.

The benefits of investing in the health and fitness industry
Thursday, March 07Thursday, March 07
The benefits of investing in the health and fitness industry

 

If you’re not convinced that putting your money into the health and fitness industry is a good investment, take a look at the global health and fitness industry statistics. According to the latest International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) report released in May 2018, the global health club industry revenue totaled $87.2 billion in 2017, with over 201,000 clubs serving a total of 174 million members. The health club industry continues to grow, thus expanding its global reach and impact.

Worldwide Survey of Fitness 2019: Industry forecast
Tuesday, March 05Tuesday, March 05
Worldwide Survey of Fitness 2019: Industry forecast

Where is the fitness industry headed in 2019? The 13th edition of the Worldwide Survey of Fitness, conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), highlights 20 of the most relevant fitness trends in the commercial, clinical, community and corporate sectors in 2019.

The best time to buy a fitness franchise
Thursday, February 28Thursday, February 28
The best time to buy a fitness franchise

Timing must be right if you are planning to buy a franchise or start a new business. If you’re in the market to purchase a fitness franchise, there are a few considerations to make in order to determine the right time to buy. 

The Global Appeal of Circuit Training
Tuesday, February 26Tuesday, February 26
The Global Appeal of Circuit Training

 

Top 5 Benefits of HIIT Training
Thursday, February 21Thursday, February 21
Top 5 Benefits of HIIT Training

 

High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is as simple as it sounds. It involves brief yet intense periods of exercise interspersed with fixed intervals of either less intense activity or rest. It’s proven to be a popular form of exercise, especially with F45.

IS the Fitness Industry The Right Career Move?
Tuesday, February 19Tuesday, February 19
IS the Fitness Industry The Right Career Move?

If you're considering owning a fitness franchise and making a permanent career move into the industry, there are a few points to consider to check if it’s the right career move for you. You might feel ready and be in the market for a big career change, say from finance to fitness, but are you up for what the industry requires from you?

The appeal of functional training
Thursday, February 14Thursday, February 14
The appeal of functional training

 

A person’s decision to join a gym is influenced by a variety of personal goals, whether it be losing weight, building an impressive physique, or meeting like-minded people. What many people may not realize, however, is that exercise doesn’t just make you look and feel great--it prepares you for life. Because you have a strong body, you are able to lift a heavy package from your doorway or climb five flights of stairs in a row without breaking a sweat.

F45 Announces Challenge Meals
Tuesday, February 12Tuesday, February 12
F45 Announces Challenge Meals

 

Since 2012, F45 Training has been on a mission to create a community-based workout that features the most dynamic and effective training styles to date. With that goal in mind, F45 is constantly seeking out new technology, workouts and programs that allow for the success of not only individuals looking to achieve their health and weight loss goals, but also F45 franchise owners.

F45 Ranked in 2019 Franchise 500
Tuesday, February 12Tuesday, February 12
F45 Ranked in 2019 Franchise 500

 

We’re happy to announce our ranking in Entrepreneur’s 40th Annual Franchise 500! Placement in this list is a highly desirable honor in the franchise industry--Entrepreneur received more than 1,000 applications this year, making it the most competitive ranking to date.

Prepare Yourself for Buying a Franchise
Tuesday, February 12Tuesday, February 12
Prepare Yourself for Buying a Franchise

Transitioning from employee to employer can be challenging. There’s a mindset shift that needs to occur, and it takes a certain amount of preparation to get yourself ready to be a business owner. While it may seem that taking on a franchise is an easier transition than starting a brand new business from scratch, there is a considerable amount to consider before going ahead.

From Finance to F45 Owner - Franchisee Spotlight | Jeff Harnois
Friday, February 08Friday, February 08
From Finance to F45 Owner - Franchisee Spotlight | Jeff Harnois

When Jeff Harnois made the decision last May to leave his longtime banking career in order to launch his own business, it was, as he says, “nothing short of terrifying.”

Along with his business partner and longtime friend Doug Crawford, Harnois took a leap of faith (with plenty of planning to back it up) and launched WYLI Venture Partners Inc., an entity that Harnois envisions as eventually being an umbrella company for around a dozen small businesses  including multiple F45 Training studios in Northern Virginia.

Investing in the right staff for your gym
Thursday, February 07Thursday, February 07
Investing in the right staff for your gym

 

As with all other businesses, the people you employ can make or break your business. The success of your gym will be determined by the level of service your clients receive, so your staff selection is extremely important.

Finding the best location for a gym
Tuesday, February 05Tuesday, February 05
Finding the best location for a gym


Finding the best location for a gym

Basics of Buying a Gym Franchise
Thursday, January 31Thursday, January 31
Basics of Buying a Gym Franchise

 

Top 7 Reasons You Should Invest in a fitness franchise
Tuesday, January 29Tuesday, January 29
Top 7 Reasons You Should Invest in a fitness franchise

When you have to choose between starting your own business or going the route of investing in a fitness franchise, starting your own business may seem more appealing, however, investing in a fitness franchise is likely to be the more profitable option. Here are 7 reasons why entrepreneurs who opt to put their money into a fitness franchise rather than venturing into their own business.

An Introduction to F45 Technology
Thursday, January 24Thursday, January 24
An Introduction to F45 Technology

Since its inception, the F45 Training franchise model has resulted in over 1,300 studios sold across the world today. Apart from the fact that F45 offers a really good, full-body workout, there’s been one big factor that has supported this expansion, and that’s the role technology has played.

F45 Franchisee Spotlight | Jane Roche
Tuesday, January 22Tuesday, January 22
F45 Franchisee Spotlight | Jane Roche

 Meet Jane Roche, owner of F45 Training Brighton Central. Find out why buying an F45 studio was one of the best investments she has ever made.

How gym owners can turn New Year’s resolutions into new members
Tuesday, January 15Tuesday, January 15
How gym owners can turn New Year’s resolutions into new members

The post-holiday season dust has begun to settle. As you prepare for the next twelve months, take the time to reflect on what your members are doing right now. Most people want to have the best possible start to the New Year, and with 2019 still in its infancy, many are taking action to improve their lives for the better. Fitness studios can take advantage of those making New Year’s resolutions and draw them in as new members who are ready to make a commitment to their personal goals.

F45 Owner Spotlight | Miguel Zurita
Thursday, January 10Thursday, January 10
F45 Owner Spotlight | Miguel Zurita

Meet Miguel Zurita, owner of F45 North Weston. Discover why he finds owning an F45 studio truly rewarding.

Fitness industry making a healthy lifestyle more accessible
Tuesday, January 08Tuesday, January 08
Fitness industry making a healthy lifestyle more accessible

For generations the fitness industry has been seen by many as an exclusive club; a lifestyle reserved for those who have the spare time, the extra cash flow and are extroverted enough to not worry about what they look like jumping onto a piece of equipment they’ve never tried before. It can be a daunting task stepping into a gym for the first time, and for many, this is the case.

What F45 looks for in franchise owners
Friday, January 04Friday, January 04
What F45 looks for in franchise owners

Do you have what it takes to be a great F45 training studio owner? When being evaluated for franchise ownership, there are certain traits we look for in the ideal candidate.