The franchise business will contact you by means of email and/ or telephone only to the email address and phone number you have provided.
By submitting the enquiry form you are consenting to send your personal information to the selected franchise business.
You also agree to receive further newsletter email marketing from What Franchise.
Is now a good time to invest in a fitness franchise?
Brian Duckett writes:
That’s a question better asked of a fitness sector expert, the franchisor in question or its franchisees, but it serves to make the wider point that research is vital into all aspects of the business into which you are thinking of investing.
There seem to be a lot of fitness franchises around at the moment and many of them seem to be expanding quite rapidly, but whether that makes it a good or bad time to invest I cannot say.
The best way to decide is to ask the various franchisors’ staff as many questions as you can and to back that up by meeting or speaking with as many of its existing franchisees as possible. Take a wide sample of those who have been in the system a long time and those who have recently joined, even with some who have left if you can track them down. The process is much easier these days, thanks to the various search engines and social media.
Remember, however, that you can’t please all the people all the time, so be prepared to find some franchisees who found the opportunity wasn’t quite what they expected. That doesn’t mean it’s not a good time for you.
Brian Duckett is chairman of The Franchising Centre, part of the world’s largest network of specialist franchise consultants.
You might also be interested in
Answered by Vincent Anthony
Vincent Anthony writes: The property market has wide appeal because it is relevant to everyone: we all... read more
Answered by Louise Harris
Louise Harris writes: Richness or wealth is relative. We always want more, I guess. So, what is... read more
Answered by Shelley Nadler
Shelley Nadler writes: A concern that businesses may have when deciding to franchise their business, is the... read more
Answered by Alan Wilkinson
Alan Wilkinson writes: There are two elements to consider here. First is the franchise fee itself, and... read more
Exciting Franchise Opportunities
Companies to Consider
Yes, with Natwest and HSBC
Broadway Wine Company
£648,000 per annum with a gross profit of £108,216 and EBITDA of £82,956 by Year Three
From £18-20,000 per week. First year R.O.I 40%
Third party through banks
Potential ROI within 12 months, with average profits of 34% in the first year
No Letting Go
Body Fit Training (BFT)
Yes, via third party
Fun Fest for Children
Get expert franchising news delivered straight to your inbox
Franchise news, advice and new opportunities delivered weekly.
Must Read Articles
Added 3 years ago | 2 min read
Added about 18 hours ago | 2 min read
Added 3 days ago | 2 min read
Find your next business opportunity
Search 100s of UK franchises and become your own boss today.
What Franchise Newsletter
Keep up to date with all the industry news