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Franchisee Spotlight: Vancouver Chinatown

[fa icon="calendar'] May 6, 2019 4:28:08 PM

 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.

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Tech and fitness franchises

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2019 10:30:00 AM

 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.

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Word of Mouth Marketing for Franchisees

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2019 10:30:00 AM

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.

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How to Make Your Franchise Fit for Social Media

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2019 10:30:00 AM


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…

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What Makes the F45 Franchise Model So Successful

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 23, 2019 10:30:00 AM

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:

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Franchise Do's and Don'ts

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2019 10:30:00 AM

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.

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Why Our Franchisees Love the F45 Family

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 16, 2019 10:30:00 AM

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.

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Culture That Crushes It

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2019 10:30:00 AM

 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.

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Overcoming Franchise Challenges

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 9, 2019 10:30:00 AM

 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.

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How to Connect With a Fitness Business Mentor

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 2, 2019 10:30:00 AM

 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.

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Franchise businesses added 33K jobs in January 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2019 10:54:00 AM

 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.

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Is F45 Expensive or Underpriced?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 26, 2019 10:33:00 AM


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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F45’s Real Estate Advantage

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM


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Is owning an F45 franchise for you?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM


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How to use Mango Maps to find your location

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM


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How HIIT can provide longevity and boost your performance

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 12, 2019 10:00:00 AM


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

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The benefits of investing in the health and fitness industry

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM


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.

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Worldwide Survey of Fitness 2019: Industry forecast

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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.

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The best time to buy a fitness franchise

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2019 11:00:00 AM

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. 

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The Global Appeal of Circuit Training

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM


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Top 5 Benefits of HIIT Training

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM


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.
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IS the Fitness Industry The Right Career Move?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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?

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The appeal of functional training

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2019 10:30:00 AM


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.

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F45 Announces Challenge Meals

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2019 11:55:52 AM


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.

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F45 Ranked in 2019 Franchise 500

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2019 11:34:18 AM


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.

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Prepare Yourself for Buying a Franchise

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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.

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From Finance to F45 Owner - Franchisee Spotlight | Jeff Harnois

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2019 1:15:38 PM

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.

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Investing in the right staff for your gym

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2019 10:30:00 AM


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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Finding the best location for a gym

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 5, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Finding the best location for a gym

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Basics of Buying a Gym Franchise

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2019 3:53:00 PM


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Top 7 Reasons You Should Invest in a fitness franchise

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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.

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An Introduction to F45 Technology

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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.

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F45 Franchisee Spotlight | Jane Roche

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2019 11:25:00 AM

 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.

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How gym owners can turn New Year’s resolutions into new members

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 15, 2019 10:30:00 AM

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.

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F45 Owner Spotlight | Miguel Zurita

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2019 10:08:00 AM

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

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Fitness industry making a healthy lifestyle more accessible

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 8, 2019 11:00:00 AM

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.

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What F45 looks for in franchise owners

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 3, 2019 5:47:00 PM

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.

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F45 Owner Spotlight | Tristan Smith

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 27, 2018 10:22:00 AM

Before he opened his F45 studio, Tristan Smith was on a successful career path in finance, training to become an investment manager, “but I was overweight and miserable,” he says. After taking part in several marathons to get in shape, he joined a CrossFit box where he saw the power of the intense group workouts, “but it wasn’t until I experienced my first F45 studio that I saw the power of the community,” he says.

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Growing Your Franchise

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Small business owners can become complacent and allow their business to stagnate after startup. Instead, the goal should be for steady growth, year after year. Fortunately, franchises such as F45 can offer guidance and support to help franchisees achieve the growth. While this is so, franchisees should never forget that they are ultimately responsible for their own growth, despite the help. Here are our top tips for achieving franchise growth.

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Four tips to help you succeed as a franchisee

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2018 10:16:00 AM

Like many business ventures, becoming a franchisee for an established brand requires leadership skills, industry awareness and business savvy. But there are various other aspects that must first be considered before you take the leap into franchise ownership. Read through these tips, and consider them in order to succeed as a franchisee.

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Why an F45 Fitness Franchise is a Smart Investment

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2018 11:30:00 AM

You might be concerned that a lack of practical fitness experience or years of business ownership will prevent you from entering the fitness industry. Don’t be. Even if you’re fresh out of college, you can still create your own career path and achieve success in the industry in spite of having a limited professional history by investing in, and taking ownership of, an F45 Training fitness franchise.

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What Makes F45 a Unique Fitness Franchise?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 13, 2018 12:45:00 PM


F45 is one of the fastest growing brands in the fitness industry, with over 500 studios sold in Australia and more than 900 studios across the rest of the world. This brings up the question: “What makes F45 a unique franchise?”. To answer this, we will start by unveiling what factors make F45 training unique in comparison to other businesses out there.

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A GUIDE FOR Fitness Franchise OWNERS

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 10, 2018 12:27:00 PM

 When you take ownership of a fitness franchise, you’re entering into an expansive industry and joining a company that is run according to a specific ethos and business model. There’s a lot to be aware of; from the abilities of your staff, to the processes by which the business is run. You should know exactly what route you’re taking by remembering what’s necessary and beneficial, and avoiding what might hinder your progress.

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Industry Statistics Worth Knowing Before Opening Your Fitness Studio

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2018 4:54:00 PM

 As an aspiring business owner, it’s important to analyze your market and target audience before taking the plunge. The last thing you want to do is invest your money or time in the wrong industry, or one that delivers massively underwhelming sales results. To start off on the right foot, you should follow the four steps listed below:

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F45 Announces Top Franchise Owners

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 3, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 This past month, F45 Training recognized its top performing gym owners with the F45 Training Studio Awards across four distinct categories: Division Champions, Conference Champions, League Champions, and one World Champion.

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The Key Benefits of a Franchise Model

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2018 3:15:00 PM

If you’re thinking of investing your money into a franchise business, it’s safe to say the chances of your franchise not being successful are minimal compared to starting a new business. That’s because franchising offers a number of benefits, both to the buyer and seller. 

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How Social is Changing the Landscape of Fitness

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 27, 2018 9:24:00 AM

Gym intimidation is a reality for many people starting their fitness journey. Entering a huge open room with a bunch of new faces, and rows of unfamiliar equipment can be a daunting experience. Even for regular gym goers, working out is not something they always look forward to. Doing the same workout routine for two hours every day often makes it feel like a chore.

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F45 Training | the world’s fastest growing FITNESS franchise

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM

F45 is often referred to as one of the world’s fastest growing franchises, and it’s not difficult to see why. With 1,150 studios currently operating in 36 different countries, the franchise has expanded rapidly in its five short years of existence.

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Reasons to Invest in a Fitness Franchise

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM

You might think that the only step to being part of the fitness industry is opening up your own fitness-related business. It’s not a bad idea, if you’re up for it. You’ll be your own boss, your hours might be more flexible, and you’ll finally be building towards your own personal business goal.

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An Analysis of 2018 Fitness Industry Reports

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Since 2013 at F45 Training, we’ve believe in our concept Gym franchises are seeing extraordinary growth trends across the globe. In a recent report compiled by the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) they highlighted some of the growth and expansion of the global fitness industry, and it makes for a very interesting read. In this piece we will dive into the numbers, look at upcoming trends and examine the existing ones, while providing a better understanding of the industry as a whole, and the opportunity ahead.

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F45 Training is a global fitness training community specializing in innovative, high intensity group workouts which are fast, fun and proven to get rapid results for members. F45’s popular training method, together with its highly systemized business model has seen this fitness phenomenon explode across the globe.

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