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Ready, Set, Social.
Tuesday, November 12Tuesday, November 12
Ready, Set, Social.

Instagram vs LinkedIn vs Facebook vs time spent on the studio floor. Should you post and share more brand content or focus on your individual studio? For F45 franchisees, social media can come with many questions and opportunities, so much so that it can be difficult getting the balance right. Of course, while this varies from studio to studio, F45 has worked hard to optimize our social communication and ensure that franchisees have everything they need for social success at their fingertips. 

What’s Happening in Franchising?
Tuesday, November 05Tuesday, November 05
What’s Happening in Franchising?

At F45 Training, we never stop pushing, tweaking, improving and perfecting our training system and member experience. It’s part of our commitment to constantly innovate and perfect our product—and one of the reasons we’re one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness networks.

Franchisee Highlight: F45 Jiading Central
Tuesday, October 29Tuesday, October 29
Franchisee Highlight: F45 Jiading Central

Hear from Siyuan Zhang, owner of F45 Training Jiading Central, about his F45 franchise experience.

Why F45 Is a HIIT
Tuesday, October 22Tuesday, October 22
Why F45 Is a HIIT

HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is an exercise methodology that’s getting a lot of press at the moment. It's appearing across your favorite social feeds, in the news, at all sorts of gyms, living rooms and fitness studios around the world. Simply put, HIIT can be defined as short, sharp bursts of work, paired with brief rest periods.

Finding Your F45 Location
Tuesday, October 15Tuesday, October 15
Finding Your F45 Location

One of the most important things to consider when opening a franchise is where your business will be located. Sure, many new businesses and start-ups these days can happily live in the virtual world and, as technology progresses, working like this will become easier. Certain products and businesses will always need a physical, brick-and-mortar presence, though, and F45 Training is definitely one of them.  

Training An Innovator's Mindset
Wednesday, October 09Wednesday, October 09
Training An Innovator's Mindset

While it’s hard to attribute the rapid expansion of F45 to a single thing, a large part of the brand’s success can be filed under a constant drive to innovate. 

Stronger Together: Why F45's Community Wins
Tuesday, October 01Tuesday, October 01
Stronger Together: Why F45's Community Wins

At F45 Training, we’re always working to create a better product for our franchisees and members. It means constantly refining our workouts and approach to training, incorporating the latest technology, and making sure that our members see rapid results and love every second they spend in the studio. 

It's Only Up From Here for F45
Tuesday, September 24Tuesday, September 24
It's Only Up From Here for F45

With F45 Training’s rapid and continued growth in established health and fitness markets like the U.S., there’s a real possibility of these territories becoming saturated and further growth getting tricky. Fortunately, the F45 model isn't under the pressure currently felt by big-box gyms and traditional fitness centers. By evolving our member experience and product, we will continue to lead the industry and tap into current fitness trends & opportunities that allow our business and franchisees to succeed.                                                                                                                                   

Olympic Gold for Functional Fitness?
Tuesday, September 17Tuesday, September 17
Olympic Gold for Functional Fitness?

Functional fitness is a trend that’s really going from strength to strength. Just look at the fitness industry—the F45 Training family has grown to almost 2,000 studios around the world and millions of people recently tuned in for this year’s CrossFit Games.

Why More Women Are Choosing Franchising
Tuesday, September 10Tuesday, September 10
Why More Women Are Choosing Franchising

This is 2019, a time when women around the globe are taking industries by storm. Across business, media, sports and entertainment, women are making their mark, innovating and taking the lead. We live in a world where women are looking to challenge traditional roles, push for more independence and create the perfect work-life balance.

Franchisee Highlight: F45 Stellenbosch
Tuesday, September 03Tuesday, September 03
Franchisee Highlight: F45 Stellenbosch

Hear from Corban Anders, owner of F45 Training Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Are You Fit for an F45 Franchise?
Tuesday, August 27Tuesday, August 27
Are You Fit for an F45 Franchise?

Owning a fitness business through franchising has become an attractive proposition for not only traditional investors, but also exercise enthusiasts looking to make a big career move. 

Franchisee Spotlight: Oxford Circus
Tuesday, August 20Tuesday, August 20
Franchisee Spotlight: Oxford Circus

 
Hear from F45 Oxford Circus co-owner Tristan Smith about his experience as an F45 franchisee and why he loves being part of the F45 family. 

F45 Talks Tech
Tuesday, August 13Tuesday, August 13
F45 Talks Tech

Fitness has always been about innovation. Almost 2,000 years ago, the ancient Greeks developed stone weights with handles called “halteres,” used for resistance training and the long jump. These basic tools evolved into the thousands of different types of dumbbells we have today (plus kettlebells, maces, bands and balls). As people look for ways to get faster, fitter, stronger, and live better, they also search for ways to train smarter. It's fascinating to see how technology plays a part in where, when, and how people exercise! 

Shared Vision, Shared Success
Thursday, August 08Thursday, August 08
Shared Vision, Shared Success

As boutique fitness studios continue to thrive and gain in popularity, F45 Training franchises are becoming increasingly attractive investment options. This is evidenced by our network having grown into a family of over 1,700 studios across 45+ different countries.

Why Finding a Franchise is Like Finding a Training Partner
Tuesday, August 06Tuesday, August 06
Why Finding a Franchise is Like Finding a Training Partner

The world of work is changing. Rather than choosing a regular 9-to-5, more people are looking to become their own bosses and strike a better work-life balance. Being a franchisee can be a rewarding option for someone who would like to let his or her entrepreneurial spirit loose while having the support of a scalable model. But, how should you go about choosing the right franchise partner? 

F45 Tracks the Trends
Thursday, August 01Thursday, August 01
F45 Tracks the Trends

Intermittent fasting, red-light therapy, high-intensity training, Olympic lifting, keto, yogalates...

There are always new health and fitness trends, some of which stick around for years and others that quickly fade. F45 Training loves staying on top of the latest innovations—in this article, we will look at some of the top trends and how we are making the most of them. 

Are You F45 Franchise Ready?
Tuesday, July 30Tuesday, July 30
Are You F45 Franchise Ready?

At F45 Training, we often compare things to working out—because, well, we love working out, and the lessons you learn from exercise can often be applied to our daily lives. Let's compare the process of deciding if an F45 franchise is right for you to a pre-workout warm-up.

F45 Hits New Markets
Thursday, July 25Thursday, July 25
F45 Hits New Markets

F45 Training is the world’s fastest growing fitness network—but not just because we want to continue growing and expanding our business to take on new markets and opportunities. With our vision of changing lives for the better, we know that the bigger our footprint, the more people we will reach and the more lives we can transform.

The Explosive Growth of a Fitness Phenomenon in Canada
Tuesday, July 23Tuesday, July 23
The Explosive Growth of a Fitness Phenomenon in Canada

In 2015, Jarrett Slaney and Paul Smith brought a new fitness concept to Toronto's Liberty Village. The concept: an Australian company with a unique approach to integrating technology into group training classes in an effort to bridge the gap between personal training and DIY gyms. The studio was a tremendous success and quickly sparked the interest of many passionate investors in the fitness industry.

Franchisee Spotlight: F45 London
Thursday, July 18Thursday, July 18
Franchisee Spotlight: F45 London

Hear from one of the owners of F45 Holloway, Hanri van der Merwe, about why she loves being an F45 franchisee.

Inspiring Sport. Inspired by Sport.
Tuesday, July 16Tuesday, July 16
Inspiring Sport. Inspired by Sport.

As leaders in functional fitness and sports science, F45 believes that training shouldn’t just be done for training’s sake. That's why our Athletics and Peak Performance Department is constantly investigating the latest training concepts and fine-tuning our current workouts, exercises, and training regimens. Our goal is to give our members and franchisees the most benefit and carry-over value into their day-to-day lives. 

How Franchising Makes Individuals Better Business Owners
Thursday, July 11Thursday, July 11
How Franchising Makes Individuals Better Business Owners

At F45 Training, we're focused on changing lives for the better—and not just the lives of those smiling and sweating it out on the studio floor. We’re also passionate about helping all members of our global network to grow and be able to reach the goals they set for themselves, both in life and business.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Choose F45
Tuesday, July 09Tuesday, July 09
5 Questions to Ask Before You Choose F45

Opening a franchise often seems like a very attractive business choice. If you get it right, you could enjoy the freedom of owning your own business, coupled with the benefits of working off a proven model and piggybacking on a familiar brand that customers already love.

F45: The Best of Community and Customization
Thursday, July 04Thursday, July 04
F45: The Best of Community and Customization

Switch on, double click, swipe right, and you can be in a yoga class, following along to a guided kettlebell workout, trying plyometrics, or enjoying having a coach in your ear as you push for that personal best. Add a piece of wearable tech for a level of customization as algorithms track improvements in time, exertion and capacity.

Who Has the Biggest Influence When it Comes to Franchising?
Tuesday, July 02Tuesday, July 02
Who Has the Biggest Influence When it Comes to Franchising?

The decision to choose and buy a franchise is a very complex process and is influenced by a range of different variables. Many people have influence over whether or not a franchise sells and the ability of the business to grow and continue to create value.

F45 – Striking a Balance Between Work and Play
Thursday, June 27Thursday, June 27
F45 – Striking a Balance Between Work and Play

Technology is amazing. It connects us to friends and family, gives us fresh insights and information on topics we’re passionate about, and even makes day-to-day tasks easy. It won't be long before previously everyday duties, like driving a car or vacuuming a carpet, will take care of themselves.

Franchisee Spotlight: Hong Kong
Tuesday, June 25Tuesday, June 25
Franchisee Spotlight: Hong Kong

We had a chance to chat with our F45 Causeway Bay owner, Kevin Ho, about his F45 franchise journey thus far. 

The Impact of F45
Thursday, June 20Thursday, June 20
The Impact of F45

F45 truly exemplifies 'Team Training, Life Changing.' We hear so many amazing and inspirational stories from our members, all of which make being an F45 Training franchisee so rewarding. Knowing you are making a difference in your members' lives is extremely fulfilling, and it's a big reason why our franchisees love what they do. In this article, three of our F45 Glen Ellyn members share how F45 helped them during their battles with breast cancer. 

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

Photo: Endicia

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.