We had a chance to chat with our F45 Causeway Bay owner, Kevin Ho, about his F45 franchise journey thus far.
We had a chance to chat with our F45 Causeway Bay owner, Kevin Ho, about his F45 franchise journey thus far.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 rap—other 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.
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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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…
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.