Top Health and Fitness Franchises to Invest in 2022

Are you considering buying a health and fitness franchise? Which could be the best for you? Here is our pick of the best eight.

8 Incredible Health and Fitness Franchise Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

The health and fitness market is growing fast, and there are some amazing business opportunities for entrepreneurs to make an impact in this space, as well as tremendous profits. 

To help you make your decision, we’ve put together a list of eight of the best health and fitness franchises available in North America today. We’ve listed them in alphabetical order.

  1. 9Round

Having been founded in 2007, 9Round has been operating a franchise model since 2009. Its fitness model is based on a specialized circuit training program incorporating nine training stations. Exercises include kickboxing and combining strength, cardiovascular exercises, and circuit training for whole-body results – with workouts changing daily.

As a new franchisee, at least two people in your business will be fully trained by the franchisor. Your studio will be protected by a ‘designated area’ of at least one block. It is possible to operate a 9Round franchise either as an owner-operator or as a semi-absentee owner.

If you have business acumen, great customer service skills, and passion for the business, an investment of between $100k and $150k could land you a 9Round franchise.

  1. Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness has been operating since 2002, and now has approaching 5,000 units worldwide. It has developed an access system that allows members 24/7 entry to studios. More than half of Anytime’s franchisees own more than one studio.

As a franchisee, you’ll benefit from a package that includes online and in-class training (in Minnesota), and two-to-six-day shadowing. An approved location for your Anytime Fitness center will operate in a protected territory of up to 3 miles and 30,000 people. 

What is the cost of an Anytime Fitness franchise? Typically, the total investment falls in a range between around $90k and $525k.

  1. Burn Boot Camp

Founded in North Carolina in 2012, Burn Boot Camp now operates 275+ franchise locations in the United States. Its chain stretches along the East Coast and offers personal training for women who want to change their lifestyle and become fit and maintain fitness.

For an investment of between $150k and $350k, you’ll receive help in selecting your real estate (a protected territory), third-party financing (if you desire), and support in marketing, IT, and operations, as well as comprehensive training.

  1. Crunch Fitness

With more than 350 franchise locations currently, and a commitment to open at least 1,200 more, Crunch Fitness is strategizing for accelerated growth. It currently operates in 5 countries and across 30 states. Its other numbers are equally impressive – its average gym counts around 6,500 members, and an average cash operating profit of more than $500k. Its specializations include high-intensity workouts, cardio, and strength training, as well as group fitness rooms and indoor cycling studios.

The support is terrific, too – including more than 200 hours of training.

To own a Crunch Fitness franchise, you should expect to invest around $300k to $2 million.

  1. Orangetheory Fitness

Founded in 2010, Orangetheory Fitness has expanded rapidly. It now boasts around 1,400 franchise units. Its USP is that it is one-of-a-kind, heart-rate-monitored, high-intensity interval training. Its program has been called the ‘Best one-hour workout’ by The New York Times, leveraging heart-rate monitored and group training to optimize calorie burn.

The business model promises high-recurring revenues with low overheads, combined with comprehensive support and training.

You should be prepared to supervise your studio and appoint a full-time, on-premises manager. Total investment into an Orangetheory Fitness franchise ranges between around $165k and $360k for an initial franchise term of 10 years.

  1. Pure Barre

Operating a franchise model since 2007, Pure Barre offers its studio members a boutique fitness experience that centers on low-impact, full-body workouts for all levels of fitness.

There are around 600 Pure Barre studios worldwide (with more than 500 across North America).

New franchisees are provided with support that includes comprehensive training, real estate selection, guide-through design and construction, and ongoing help with sales, marketing, and recruitment.

For an investment ranging from around $200k to $450k, you will operate a studio in a designated territory of up to 50,000 people, and a maximum of a 2-mile radius.

  1. REGYMEN Fitness

Having thrived during the COVID pandemic, REGYMEN Fitness is growing rapidly. It only launched its franchise model in 2018, and already operates approaching 30 units.

It offers a complete wellness experience, which includes three classes: Burn, Box, and Build. Its fitness regimes are supported by real-time analytics to enable efficient results.

You’ll receive full support to help you achieve your business goals through a turnkey model, including ongoing assistance. Through the pandemic, its management helped its franchisees with the launch of online sessions (updated every day), partnered with equipment brands to offer members specific equipment bundles, and worked with franchisees to defer rents, renegotiate leases, and develop online business strategies.

Expect a total investment of between around $425k to $875k.

  1. Workout Anytime

Founded in 1999, and named in the top 200 fastest-growing franchises in the country, Workout Anytime now operates more than 170 clubs in 21 states. Around three-quarters of franchisees own multiple locations.

Workout Anytime centers offer 24-hour access to members, with services including personal training, and nutritional and weight loss programs. Centers are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. New franchisees benefit from full training and support, including real estate selection, club design, and construction, and help with advertising.

Total investment is in the range of around $200k to $300k.

How do you select the best health and fitness franchise opportunities?

We can only name a few of the amazing health and fitness franchises that are available for investment in 2022. The secret to maximizing return on your investment is to select the best franchise opportunity for you. Where should you start?

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