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Multiple award wins prompts Manchester gym business to turn to franchising

Multiple award wins prompts Manchester gym business to turn to franchising

Independent Greater Manchester gym onePT has decided to launch its model as a franchise business across the UK and Europe after receiving a flurry of industry accolades

Just over a year after opening onePT in Rochdale, the gym has been presented with the National Club of the Year award (the most prestigious in the health and fitness industry), as well as the Regional Club of the Year for the North accolade at the UKactive Awards.

The premium gym was set up by Dr Neil Fell PHD, who played a vital role in the development of Total Fitness Health Clubs before setting up and managing the Sports Medicine and Human Performance Facility at St George’s Park—the training home of the England football teams.

This facility has been designed and developed in strategic partnership with leading fitness equipment manufacturer, Exigo-UK.

Neil said, “The beauty of onePT really is its community. This is not just a target-focused business; we are encouraging our member family to be healthy for life, and this is why our members are staying with us.

“The timing of this award is incredible, as we are just about to launch onePT as a franchise business. We have been fine-tuning the model over the last six months and will be officially launching it in September, although enquiries are being taken now.”

The brand wants to expand within the UK and abroad and to do this it has been putting a range of systems in place to make each facility efficient and simple to operate. “This way the staff can spend more time supporting the members, which is the most important aspect of our business,” he continues.

The franchise model will be based on a facility ranging from 250 to 500 members with a facility size from 5,000 to 10,000 square feet and the membership price range will be from £65 to £150 per month (depending on location). This will include personal training, nutrition plans and assessments, unlimited gym access, classes and more.

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