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.
Meet Miguel Zurita, owner of F45 North Weston. Discover why he finds owning an F45 studio truly rewarding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regardless of which field you're in, running a franchised business has numerous benefits, but what steps do you need to take to ensure you get the most out of your business?
Since its inception, the F45 training franchise model has been highly scalable, with over 1,200 studios 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.
Statistics reveal that the global fitness and health club industry generates over 80 billion U.S dollars in revenue per year. People are becoming more health conscious and, as a result, some fitness franchises are expanding every year. However, this is not the only reason for the boom. There are a variety of other factors responsible for growth in fitness franchises.
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The fitness industry has continuously expanded and developed, making it essential for gym owners to keep up or risk being left behind in the dust. In the 80s and 90s, fitness culture was predominantly focused on building muscle and strength; back then, going to the gym was a burdensome chore for many rather than an enjoyable experience. Training sessions used to be repetitive, involving the same routines, the same fitness classes, the same workouts, every day.
When fitness mogul Paige Hathaway dishes out health and wellness advice, you’d wanna listen up. After all, there’s a reason she has more than 5.6 million Facebook followers, an extra 4 mil on Instagram and a mega-successful online training program.
What: F45 is the fastest growing fitness franchise in the world, and is set to explode in the UK. Their flagship studio has just opened on Tottenham Court Road, and there are lots of new studios opening across the UK.
I swear I’m the victim of some cruel Einsteinian joke. I understand that time is relative, but in the literal blink of an eye, the digital timer on the wall has dropped from nine seconds to two seconds. Right now, these 10-second breaks are more precious to me than the bottle of ’78 Grange my old man gave me for my 21st – and they’re zipping by at sadistic speed.
If you've ever admired Hugh Jackman's muscular physique as Wolverine in the various movies of the X-Men franchise, then you'll be happy to hear that F45 Training, one of the training regimens he used to get into shape for that role, has launched in Beijing. Originally hailing from Australia, this functional training franchise has spread rapidly around the world and now boasts around 760 studios worldwide. They have chosen Beijing for their first studio in mainland China, specifically Shangdu Soho near Dongdaqiao, making it a good choice for Guomao office workers looking for fitness options in the area.
If you’re pushing back-to-back gym classes without seeing major results, try this: Australia’s most hyped workout class that just recently hit U.S. shores. Called F45 (short for function 45), the 45-minute, high-intensity, circuit-style technique has a reputation Down Under for transforming bodies in just a matter of weeks—mine included.
A 21-year-old Melbourne woman who underwent a body transformation in just eight weeks, has spoken about how she achieved it.
Let’s face it none of us stretch after a workout as much as we should do.
Whether we’re pressed for time or because we simply can’t be bothered, it can be hard to stop and give our body the TLC it deserves. Plus, we’ve got to hurry up an order that post-workout smoothie.