Interested in starting a business in the fitness sector? Discover the top 8 fitness franchises for sale and you might find your perfect opportunity.
If you’re passionate about keeping fit, opening a fitness franchise could be your way to explore your interests and make money doing it! Whether you’re a gym fanatic, yoga enthusiast, or you just like to get your heart rate pumping and hips moving to music, there’s something for you.
The number of people getting interested in fitness keeps growing, with the industry worth £5bn in 2018. Around one in seven — or 15 per cent — of us have a gym membership at over 7,000 gyms countrywide in the UK. If you want a piece of the action, setting up a fitness franchise could be a smart move.
Starting a fitness franchise isn’t only for people who want to own a gym. Fitness is a wide-ranging industry, and there’s an incredible variety of businesses you could start. If you like nothing more than pumping iron, or even if the very thought of that makes you start sweating and you prefer light exercise, you can find fitness franchises for sale that align with your interests. In this blog post, we look at some of the fitness franchises you could start.
Jump into franchising with Gravity Trampoline Parks
Ready to jump into the world of fitness franchising? Gravity Trampoline Parks is looking for franchise partners across the UK and even the world. If your idea of a workout is jumping around, this trampolining franchise could be the perfect fit. It does have a pretty steep fee, but if you have seven figures lying around and want to invest in a fun business with huge potential, Gravity Trampoline Parks could be the fitness franchise for sale that you’re looking for.
Invest in a household name with Anytime Fitness
Globally known and locally owned; franchising with Anytime Fitness means you join the family of the world’s largest fitness franchise. With over 170 premium, 24-hour clubs across the UK and Ireland, you have access to a wealth of franchisee training and support from industry experts, meaning no experience in the fitness industry is necessary.
“I wanted to be part of something that makes lives healthier,” says Bimal Lakhani, Anytime Fitness franchisee. “Anytime Fitness gives me a global brand with massive reach, genuine USPs and a culture you can be proud of.”
Bimal acquired his second site in the spring of 2019, only nine months after building his first club in 2018 in Witham, Essex. He is a chartered accountant by background and left a 22-year corporate career behind to pursue his dream.
A new club design is now being rolled out globally, meaning Anytime Fitness clubs are more open-plan and have removed closed-off office space to create more welcoming training environments.
With a lean staff structure and fixed franchise fee, you can make a great living with an incredible ROI and make a positive and often life-changing difference to your members.
What you need to know
The minimal personal investment of £170,000
What you get:
Booming fitness industry growth of 0.6 per cent each year; expected 96 per cent global success rate; over 80 per cent of franchisees are not from the fitness industry; funding available from major banks; full training and support throughout; recurring DD income; experienced property team – CBRE partnership to source prime locations; low staffing model; low fixed monthly fees; industry experts from the support office team
Help the local community with Progressive Sports
If you’re looking for a sports franchise with a stake in the local community, Progressive Sports could be just the ticket. This sports education initiative teams up with schools and the local community to deliver sports coaching for children aged 3-13. There are three franchise package options to suit different budgets, so you can get your business up and running at a level that suits you.
Join a growing gym chain with easyGym
One of the benefits of franchising is having a big name behind you. This can help you to gain new customers who may be familiar with a brand’s other chains. With easyGym, you could benefit from 98% name recognition and start a gym franchise that truly has what it takes to succeed. You can choose between different sizes for your easyGym, depending on how much you want to spend to get started.
Help kids achieve their football goals at Kixx
This one is for football enthusiasts. Kixx, also known as Mini Kicks, is a group of football training academies that provide coaching, sports sessions and parties for children aged between 18 months and 10 years. If you can’t get enough of the beautiful game and want to pass your skills onto the next generation, Kixx is the right place for you. You don’t have to be able to bend it like Beckham to get involved — all you need is to be passionate and interested in improving children’s health by promoting exercise.
Take the business plunge at Angela’s Swim School
Backed by an award-winning swimmer, Angela’s Swim School is a safe place to take a dip into franchising. Angela Wilson set up her swim school back in 2002 and has had great success, even fielding candidates for the Olympic trials in 2012. Your franchise fee will include training and support, and you will be helped to market your business and bring on more instructors.
Sports and tech collide at Bodystreet
This sports franchise opportunity brings technology to the fitness process in a way that traditional gym classes might not. With Bodystreet, fitness enthusiasts can be part of a business that uses electro muscle stimulation (EMS) to provide short yet intense workouts. You can benefit from a smaller studio and help finding space for your new venture.
Start a budget gym with a boutique feel with Snap Fitness
Budget gyms are becoming big business as people seek a way to keep fit at a lower cost. Snap Fitness began in Minnesota, US in 2003 but has since branched out and now has opportunities available all around the world. You’ll get all the training you need in its Snap University programme for franchisors, as well as ongoing training via its wealth of online resources. Lift Brands, which owns Snap Fitness, holds an annual conference, giving you an opportunity to meet your fellow franchisees.
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