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Investments

$271,850 – $402,400

Franchise fee

$25,000

Lucille Roberts pioneered the women's-only health club industry category more than 40 years ago. Today, there are more than 40 Lucille Roberts Womens Fitness locations with an average of 1,500 new members signing up every week. Each Lucille Roberts franchise requires less of a real estate footprint in comparison to big box health clubs, which translates to a smaller investment and reduced operating costs.
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Investments

$762,200 – $3,212,500

Franchise fee

$5,000

For 40 years, World Gym has been at the epicenter of the modern fitness scene-the place where Muscle Beach meets Hollywood, and where serious fitness meets celebrity. We LOVE working out, and we’re constantly developing ways to make the gym experience more rewarding.
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Investments

$689,100 – $1,949,500

Franchise fee

$10,000

Xist Fitness is a unique concept in the health and fitness industry. The state of-the-art club offers the latest fitness equipment, personal training, massage beds, anti-aging red light therapy, and a full service tanning salon including UV-Free tanning! Each revenue stream is a compliment to another providing each member multiple services under one roof.
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Investments

$337,266 – $794,054

Franchise fee

$30,000

PickUp USA Fitness Clubs are full-service basketball-focused gyms offering group & private basketball training, pickup basketball games with referees, full weight & cardio rooms, lounges, retail, and more!
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Investments

$355,600 – $745,000

Franchise fee

$39,500

We help our clients stay fit, stay injury free, be practical and experience what knowledge, instruction and belief can do for their confidence and attitude.
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Investments

$700,000 – $900,000

Franchise fee

$50,000

Open a TruFusion Franchise and enter a booming $10.3 billion market which has grown 80% in just four years. We will teach you how our unique concept continually attracts a loyal base of 700-900 customers every day.
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Investments

$65,710 – $99,140

Franchise fee

$30,000

Kika stretch studios help clients reset their bodies back to how it was before pain and tension entered the body
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Investments

$160,000 – $220,000

Franchise fee

$38,108

We value the practice of yoga for the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and community health and well-being it supports.
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Investments

$319,467 – $506,633

Franchise fee

$50,000

In 2012, Figurella introduced its method to the United States. With over 350 locations in 20 countries worldwide, it is the largest womens only fitness center and spa.
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Investments

$17,950 – $46,100

Franchise fee

$15,000

Franchisees offer Kinderdance’s innovative “education through dance” programs to thousands of children across North America, teaching at YMCAs, churches, public and private school systems, military bases and community centers, in addition to preschools and child-care centers.
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Investments

$2,218,250 – $5,000,500

Franchise fee

$40,000

Bodybuilders training outside on Muscle Beach were the first customers for the original Gold's Gym when it opened in Venice, California, in 1965. Arnold Schwarznegger's movie "Pumping Iron" focused on Gold's Gym, propelling it into the spotlight in 1975. Gold's Gym has been franchising since 1980. In addition to running the health club facilities, franchisees sell Gold's Gym licensed apparel through their Pro Shops.
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Investments

$56,650 – $119,753

Franchise fee

$35,000-$45,000

We are a franchise company whose main focus is individualized one-on-one fitness, group sessions, and corporate fitness. When GYMGUYZ started in 2008 with only one van, we trained people only in the local area. Now, we have a fleet of vans and are servicing the tri-state area.
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Investments

$121,333 – $186,600

Franchise fee

$30,000

Parents are raving about the health benefits and social interaction our program provides! Combining Fitness with Childrens Entertainment makes for one of the most exciting and unique business models in the franchise industry.
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Investments

$155,500 – $536,700

Franchise fee

$30,000

Brothers Chad and Kevin Olsen opened the first Pro Image store in Salt Lake City in 1985, and began franchising the concept a year later. Pro Image Sports stores sell licensed professional and collegiate sports apparel, hats and novelty items.
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Investments

$112,997 – $378,447

Franchise fee

$30,000

CKO Kickboxing founder Joseph Andreula first started offering kickboxing fitness classes in Hoboken, New Jersey, under the name Take It To The Max in 1997. He opened several more locations throughout New Jersey and New York before beginning to franchise in 2007. Each location offers classes in which members work out by punching and kicking a hanging heavy bag.
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Investments

$214,944 – $599,494

Franchise fee

$49,999 - $100,000

Michael Parrella opened his first martial arts studio in 1991. In 2009, he used his years of industry experience to start iLoveKickboxing.com, and he began franchising the concept in 2012. ILoveKickboxing now has locations across the U.S., Canada, and in Peru.
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Investments

$57,362 – $190,075

Franchise fee

$29,000

Get In Shape For Women franchises offer small group personal training for women, with one personal trainer working with one to four women at a time. Each session includes weight training, cardio and nutrition coaching. Founder Brian Cook started the Needham, Massachusetts-based company in 2006 and began franchising in 2007.
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Investments

$131,868 – $280,592

Franchise fee

$40,000

We are on a mission to change the health of our nation by combining exciting fitness classes, sensible nutrition counseling, and offering the hand-holding and motivation America needs to make an amazing lifestyle change. We’ve exploded with growth since we started franchising in January of 2013 because we look for the RIGHT franchisees to team with. As we approach 100 locations, we’re looking to grow our team with individuals who are passionate about seeing others succeed.
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Investments

$261,270 – $365,520

Franchise fee

$29,000

In an already soaring market full of potential and growth, High Altitude Personal Training is dedicated to truly making a difference with its unique individualized group fitness franchise concept.
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Investments

$83,618 – $597,525

Franchise fee

$15,000 - $30,000

Tapout Fitness is a fast growing franchise company that offers Martial Arts infused fitness facilities for adults and children of all levels. Our clubs feature Tapout Fitness branded boxing, kickboxing, boot camp and high intensity interval training (HIIT) classes, which are complemented by some of today’s hottest group fitness programming.
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Investments

$126,725 – $457,550

Franchise fee

$49,500

HEW™ is the best way to make exercise a lifestyle. By fostering community, changing the way our members eat and challenging them through really hard exercise, we’ve been able to impact tens of thousands of people in America. The best part is we’re just getting started!
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Investments

$44,050 – $90,650

Franchise fee

$24,900

Body Therapeutix workouts use a unique blend of strength and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) cardio fitness training methods in our proprietary 10 Zone Circuit system. Customers move between 10 different workout stations called zones while supervised by a fitness coach. We’re more than just an outdoor fitness center. We’re therapy for your whole body and mind.
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Investments

$213,947 – $297,037

Franchise fee

$49,500

CITYROW was built to go the distance because it fills a critical need. Clients want high-intensity workouts that shred calories and tone muscles, but are also gentle on joints. We’ve perfected this formula so both seasoned athletes and fitness newbies can safely reach their goals. It’s a sweaty, exhilarating experience that clients LOVE.
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Investments

$75,000 – $100,000

Franchise fee

$30,000

I get it. Hectic schedules, kids, more than one job, a house to take care of. You get distracted, then a few years snuck up on you and now you don't like what you see in the mirror. You know you should be doing something but you just can't find the TIME.
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Investments

$175,000 – $612,000

The fitness industry has experienced many ups and downs over the years. Shapes has operated in both a down and surging economy. The founder of Shapes, Vince Julien, was the first to recognize the women's only fitness market.
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TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Have you ever wondered about owning a personal-care business? Do you love fitness or wellness and working with people? Consider the fitness industry. Training and workout are important more than ever because of a positive impact on people’s lives. People seek opportunities to get an active lifestyle with the growth of obesity and the spread of a sedentary lifestyle. Nowadays, going to the gym is more about improving strength, endurance, flexibility, and boosting the mood, not just about losing weight.

Helping people feel better is inspiring, but not enough. As a savvy entrepreneur, you will appreciate the fact that the fitness industry has remained economically strong for the last 20 years! And it keeps growing and expanding, providing new concepts. We collected for you 40 top franchises in the industry, so you can find something you will love to offer to your community: from boxing to yoga and pilates.

1. Anytime Fitness

  • Founded: 2002
  • Franchising since: 2014
  • Initial investment: $80,000
  • Initial franchise fee: from $20,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: $549 per month for an Anytime Fitness center and $449 per month for an Anytime Fitness Express center.

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Anytime Fitness provides its clients round-the-clock access to the clubs. The franchised clubs offer convenient and affordable fitness options in well-maintained facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. Besides, the company’s clients get access to a comprehensive open-web portal dedicated to nutrition and fitness. The franchisor has a convenient and affordable recurring-revenue business model. 

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2. Orangetheory Fitness

  • Founded: 2010
  • Franchising since: 2010 
  • Initial investment: $563,529 – $999,121
  • Initial franchise fee: $49,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 8%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Orangetheory Fitness is well known for its orange color scheme and trade dress. The franchise studios offer science-based high-intensity group workouts that include intervals of cardiovascular and strength training led by a trainer. The franchise has a proven system with ongoing training, marketing support, and advice on location, programming, operations, business plan, and branding. 

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3. Planet Fitness

  • Founded: 1992
  • Franchising since: 2003
  • Initial investment: $857,080 – $4,234,750
  • Initial franchise fee: $20,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $600,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Michael Grondahl founded Planet Fitness in 1992. The franchise clubs offer free weights training, professional trainers, exercise machines, and other related services, auxiliary goods daily for 24 hours. Every Planet Fitness location holds special events for members, for example, bagel morning. Entrepreneurs have two options: they can open new franchise locations or convert existing training centers.  

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4. Crunch 

  • Founded: 2010
  • Franchising since: 2010
  • Initial investment: $304,500 – $1,984,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $300,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

A progressive and competitive fitness model of the franchise was created by the management team that also participated in founding the industry. Crunch fitness centers offer proprietary group fitness classes, first-rate personal trainers, access to workout equipment, an online fitness and nutrition program, tanning services. The franchise locations are about 16,000 to 25,000 square feet and must have parking for at least 125 cars. 

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5. Jazzercise

  • Founded: 1969
  • Franchising since: 1982
  • Initial investment: $3,700 – $32,750
  • Initial franchise fee: $1,250
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 20%

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Jazzercise was started 52 years ago by traditional jazz dance teacher Judi Sheppard Missett. In her "just for fun" classes, she used dance moves to provide aerobic exercise. Now, the franchise offers a total-body dance fitness program. On average, Jazzercise clients stay for seven years. Dance routines for instructors to learn will be provided via videos on the franchisor's platform. The franchisor has two options: instructor franchise and business franchise.

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6. F45 Training

  • Founded: 2011
  • Franchising since: 2013
  • Initial investment: $300,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $50,000 
  • Ongoing royalty fee: $200 
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $90,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

The franchise uses a powerhouse system with a variety of fun, functional, and efficient 45-minute workouts. F45 offers a range of customized training systems, different timing modules, over 2,000 exercises, several dynamic, unique circuit movement patterns, different timing modules, over 2,000 exercises, and that means clients never get the same training twice and never get bored. 

The franchisor offers a business model with low initial franchise investment and provides all the equipment, apparatus, technology, and other materials necessary to operate.

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7. Club Pilates

  • Founded: 2007
  • Franchising since: 2012
  • Initial investment: $180,595 – $249,295
  • Initial franchise fee: $49,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $80,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Club Pilates opened its first studio in San Diego, California, in 2007 and now has over 300 locations. The franchise offers low-impact, full-body workouts using Pilates Reformers, EXO Chairs, and Spring Boards, as well as mats, balls, weights, and barres. A studio will typically be located in a retail shopping center and at least 1,500 square feet in size. Candidates to franchisee should have experience in sales and marketing, or management, be results-oriented, and eager to learn the Pilates industry. 

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8. Pure Barre

  • Founded: 2001
  • Franchising since: 2009
  • Initial investment: $168,100 – $300,700
  • Initial franchise fee: $46,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Carrie Rezabek Dorr is a dancer, choreographer and fitness guru, and founder of Pure Barre. In 2001, she started the company that has grown across North America and now has over 500 studios and nearly 76,000 active members. The franchise offers a range of low-impact, full-body workouts for a broad range of fitness levels. The franchise model provides a completely scalable business. 

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9. Snap Fitness

  • Founded: 2003
  • Franchising since: 2004
  • Initial investment: $148,771 – $462,800
  • Initial franchise fee: $29,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee: $529/mo.
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $250,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $75,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

The company was founded by professional racquetball player Peter Taunton in 2003 and started franchising the year after. Currently, Snap Fitness is presented in 18 countries and has 2,000 locations open or in development. Club members have 24/7 access to the gym with high-class fitness equipment and innovative fitness technologies, personal training, as well as group fitness. Franchisees get the proven business concept, low investment costs, and world-class support. It will be an advantage if future franchise owners will have previous business experience. 

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10. Gold's Gym

  • Founded: 1965
  • Franchising since: 1980
  • Initial investment: $2,218,250 – $5,000,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $800,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $300,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

In 1965 in Venice, California, the original Gold's Gym was opened. The franchise has grown into a global icon with 600 locations on six continents. Gold's Gym core is still a weight lifting tradition. But now, they added all of the latest equipment, including cardiovascular equipment, and offer group exercise, personal training, and even pilates and yoga. Candidates must have previous business ownership or unit management experience in the retail or service industry and experience managing 15-30 employees – salary & commission.

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11. 9Round 

  • Founded: 2007
  • Franchising since: 2009
  • Initial investment: $91,600 – $133,200
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: $550/mo.
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $150,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $30,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson founded 9Round as a place where the average person could receive "top secret" training from some of the best fighters in the world. The franchise offers a kickboxing-themed fitness program of 30-minute workout with personalized guidance and motivation from energetic trainers .9ROUND has two ownership models. A semi-absentee owner is better for those who plan to delegate operations to a manager. Owner-operator franchise more suitable for passionate entrepreneurs who want to run a business themself.

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12. CycleBar

  • Founded: 2004
  • Franchising since: 2014
  • Initial investment: $379,100 – $987,605
  • Initial franchise fee: $45,000 – $49,500

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

The indoor cycling concept by CycleBar has been incredibly demanding For the last 30 years. The company offers a completely scalable executive business model. The franchisor requires Prospective Master Franchisees to have extensive experience in fitness, franchising, or other growth-oriented business like multi-unit retail.

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13. UFC Gym

  • Founded: 1992
  • Franchising since: 2004
  • Initial investment: $295,057 – $4,912,007
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000 - $50,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 4-6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$100,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

UFC GYM franchise is a brand extension of the leader in mixed martial arts sport - Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The franchise combines mixed martial arts training, including MMA-style youth programs, and a full range of group fitness classes, private coaching, personal and dynamic group training. Signature workouts are designed to fit men, women, and children of all ages. Franchisees can quickly open and operate multiple locations because of the turn-key, semi-absentee operation model.

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14. iLoveKickboxing.com

  • Founded: 2009
  • Franchising since: 2012
  • Initial investment: $214,944 – $599,494
  • Initial franchise fee: $49,999 - $100,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$125,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Although iLoveKickboxing.com was founded in 2009, the founder Michael Parrella has 18 years of experience in the operation of a martial arts studio. The company began franchising the concept three years later and now has locations across the U.S., Canada, and even Peru. The franchise clubs offer training using kickboxing techniques and equipment. The franchisor provides comprehensive marketing support. An ideal franchisee is either a fitness lover who wants to get business from its hobby or an investor who prefers to be absentee.

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15. Burn Boot Camp

  • Founded: 2012
  • Franchising since: 2015
  • Initial investment: $142,330 – $349,150
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $150,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

The founders are Devan and Morgan Kline, husband and wife, who come a long way before they finally started their franchise. Burn Boot Camp is a combination of Devan’s experience as a professional athlete and trainer and Morgan’s marketing experience. The couple always knew that they wanted more than just a gym. Burn Boot Camp provides 45-minute cardio and strength workouts that provide physical and emotional transformations. The franchise has available multi-unit ownership and area development agreements. 

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16. GymGuyz 

  • Founded: 2008
  • Franchising since: 2012
  • Initial investment: $56,650 – $119,753
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000 – $45,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $150,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

The company offers customized workouts to people of all levels, regardless of experience, age, or ability. Besides one-on-one fitness, GYMGUYZ also provides group sessions and fitness for corporate clients. Instead of gym footprints, franchisees have vivid red vans that are easily noticeable and recognizable! The franchise created a new category in the fitness industry: home personal training. The franchisor offers a turn-key project management business, but it requests the active involvement of the owner.

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17. StretchLab 

  • Founded: 2014
  • Franchising since: 2017
  • Initial investment: $153,100 – $223,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $49,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $350,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

The franchise was founded in 2015 in Los Angeles, California, by an expert team with over 25 years of experience in fitness franchising. StretchLab is a premium assisted stretching studio that offers both one-on-one assisted stretching and group stretches. 

The turnkey franchise model provides a completely scalable business whose success is confirmed by more than 70 open studios.

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18. Workout Anytime 24/7

  • Founded: 1999
  • Franchising since: 2005
  • Initial investment: $449,800 – $865,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $29,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 4%+
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $175,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

There are many reasons why clients choose Workout Anytime 24/7, and value-priced memberships, one-on-one personal training, and state-of-the-art equipment are among them. Members have access to the club 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days per year. The franchisor helps with real estate selection and design and construction assistance, in addition to training and ongoing guidance.

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19. YogaSix

  • Founded: 2012
  • Franchising since: 2018
  • Initial investment: $216,900 – $399,750
  • Initial franchise fee: $49,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

YogaSix provides different yoga and fitness classes for every physical level. The company’s approach changes the way people think about yoga and meets the complete needs from stress relief to energizing and empowering. The franchisor is looking for owners who have sales or management experience and are outgoing and passionate. 

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20. Title Boxing Club

  • Founded: 2008
  • Franchising since: 2009
  • Initial investment: $162,808 – $423,120
  • Initial franchise fee: $49,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7,5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $400,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $125,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Using the fundamentals of a real boxer’s workout, Title Boxing Club offers proprietary workouts led by professional trainers. The franchise business is membership-based fitness clubs. For entrepreneurs, there is no requirement to have fitness experience, but it will be helpful to be a small business owner or have management experience.

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21. Retro Fitness

  • Founded: 2002
  • Franchising since: 2006
  • Initial investment: $941,350 – $1,892,250
  • Initial franchise fee: $69,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $300,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Retro Fitness offers access to all kinds of fitness equipment, including circuit-training and weight-training equipment, cardio burning machines equipped with flat-screen TVs. The clients also can have services provided by franchisees like personal and group training, child care, Smoothie Bar, tanning, and pro shop. The company has a strong-unit economics business model suitable for owner-operators and investors. 

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22. The Bar Method

  • Initial investment: $218,964 – $427,405
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000 - $52,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $125,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

The franchise was established by an avid lover of ballet and jazz classes Burr Leonard. She created her version of the Lotte Berk Method with the help of the physical therapist team. In 2001 flagship studio was opened in San Francisco, California, and today there are over 120 studios across the United States and Canada. The franchise provides a one-hour, total-body workout utilizing a fixed bar. Those training sessions have fans even among celebrities. Typically, studios are located in high traffic areas, and size varies from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet.

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23. The Exercise Coach

  • Founded: 2000
  • Franchising since: 2010 
  • Initial investment: $106,700 – $246,010
  • Initial franchise fee: $27,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee:  6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $200,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Founded by a former strength and conditioning coach for Northern Illinois University, Brian Cygan, The Exercise Coach uses a fitness approach based on science and an industry-leading proprietary fitness data platform. The franchisees will use Exerbotics - the proprietary equipment and technology platform. In contradistinction to other gyms, the franchise needs only 800 square feet footprint with 2-3 employees to start. The Exercise Coach is made for multi-unit owners because all business systems are tracked by CRM. 

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24. Blink Fitness

  • Founded: 2011
  • Franchising since: 2015
  • Initial investment: $637,000 – $2,100,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $10,000 - $40,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $400,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

The Foundation stone of the franchise is the belief that the most important part of fitness is how it makes people feel. Every detail in Blink Fitness, starting with energizing music to gym design and staff, is created to make everyone happier. The company offers franchisees a turnkey development process, 24/7 tech support, and consumer feedback tools. Over five years of relevant business experience is required for candidates to have. 

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25. The Camp Transformation Center

  • Founded: 2010
  • Franchising since: 2016
  • Initial investment:  $180,000 – $327,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000 
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $70,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

The team with vast experience in weight loss through a combination of physical exercise, nutrition, and motivation led by Sam Bakhtiar and Alejandra Font created The Camp Transformation Center. The franchise gyms offer high-interval training built around its Six-Week Weight Loss Challenge. Franchisees value the company’s practical scalability, low investment costs, and unique business approach. Besides, an effective digital marketing program gets members in the door for the Challenge, even before a gym opens the door.

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26. CKO Kickboxing

  • Founded: 1997
  • Franchising since: 2007
  • Initial investment: $112,997 – $378,447
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000 
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $105,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $60,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

After 20 years in the fitness industry, Joseph Andreula decided to start his own business. CKO Kickboxing, formerly known as Take It To The Max, opened its door in 1997. A decade later, the company began the franchise. Each location offers classes to develop a total body workout using the training elements from boxing. The franchise has a high level of loyalty: many members are referred by friends and family. Moreover, Nearly 80% of franchise owners were members of CKO Kickboxing before. 

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27. Row House

  • Founded: 2014
  • Franchising since: 2017
  • Initial investment: $231,600 – $353,750
  • Initial franchise fee: $49,500 
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $350,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

The company is a network of indoor rowing studios focused on low-impact, high-energy workouts with a low risk of injury. Most importantly, Row House unites people by rowing in one rhythm, unlike the usual competitive atmosphere in gyms. Mandatory qualities for candidates are the ability to lead a team, build relationships, and be result-oriented. 

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28. SPENGA 

  • Founded: 2015
  • Franchising since: 2016
  • Initial investment: $170,050 – $691,900
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

SPENGA offers 60-minute sessions that combine spin, HIIT training, and yoga, which are designed to improve endurance, strength, flexibility. The franchise is backed by the expertise of industry-leading professionals. The company has an understanding of the processes, systems, operations of a successful health club. The franchise business model provides multiple revenue streams. Franchisees will get help from the franchisor with marketing and advertising. 

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29. The Barre Code

  • Founded: 2010
  • Franchising since: 2013
  • Initial investment: $222,500 – $515,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $49,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

The shared passion for personal training and empowerment through the positivity of co-founders Jillian Lorenz and Ariana Chernin led to the creation of The Barre Code. The franchise offers a variety of highly-effective, results-driven classes that allows clients to get cardio, strength training, and restoration all at one stop. The Barre Code provides flexible franchise opportunities perfect for semi-absentee owners. 

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30. Get In Shape For Women

  • Founded: 2006
  • Franchising since: 2007
  • Initial investment: $57,362 – $190,075
  • Initial franchise fee: $29,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $250,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Get In Shape For Women (GISFW) is Massachusetts-based founded by Brian Cook. The franchise offers training for women, with one personal trainer working with one to four women at a time. GISFW has Individual and Multi-Unit Franchisee options. Every franchisee will have access to customized training, technology platforms, and world-class support systems.

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31. Iron Tribe Fitness

  • Founded: 2010
  • Franchising since: 2012
  • Initial investment: $300,000 – $433,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $42,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $250,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $50,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Like some other great companies, Iron Tribe Fitness (ITF) was born in the garage. Fitness industry veteran Forrest Walden started group workouts in his 400 square foot garage for his friends. Meanwhile, more friends asked to join the training, and that pushed Walden to open the first official Iron Tribe location. The franchise has five company-operated gyms and knows what franchisees need; ideas that pass down to franchisees proved their efficacy in corporate-owned gyms.

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32. Nifty After Fifty

  • Founded: 2006
  • Franchising since: 2018
  • Initial investment: $197,000 – $650,000
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Sheldon S. Zinberg, M.D., recognized that many undesirable aspects of aging could be delayed or prevented by benefit from safe resistance and endurance training. Nifty After Fifty full-body training program created by physicians with a specific target demographic in mind. The franchise gyms are designed to meet the needs of mature adults. 

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33. 30 Minute Hit

  • Founded: 2004
  • Franchising since: 2006
  • Initial investment: $87,000 – $131,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

The franchise is built up especially for women ages 13-65. The 30 Minute Hit workouts based on Boxing and Kickboxing were created by women for women with a wide range of fitness levels. The franchise has low start-up costs and provides stable recurring income. Any prior experience in the fitness industry or business ownership is not required as the franchisor will offer detailed physical training and onboarding programs. 

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34. Sudore Wellness

  • Founded: 2017
  • Franchising since: 2017
  • Initial investment: $355,600 – $745,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $39,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $250,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Sudore Wellness uses treadmills and rowers, workouts based on more reps with smaller weights. The franchise has classes for different ages and abilities, including classes for kids and seniors. Franchisees will appreciate absence of personal guarantee and no royalty until achieving 100 paying customers.

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35. TruFusion 

  • Founded: 2013
  • Franchising since: 2015
  • Initial investment: $700,000 – $900,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $50,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $500,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

The franchise has a unique group fitness offer of multiple studios under one roof at an affordable price. As a result, TruFusion provides a combination of yoga, Pilates, kettlebell, boxing, and barre. 

It is preferred, nor required, for franchisees to have sales experience, but he/her must be a customer service-oriented leader. 

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36. Rock Box Fitness

  • Founded: 2011
  • Franchising since: 2011
  • Initial investment: $169,450 – $258,300
  • Initial franchise fee: $32,900
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

When Steve Halloran met Roger Martin, they put together Holloran's passion for boxing and fitness and entrepreneurial experience and Martin's successful career in the pharmaceutical industry. And the company story began. Rock Box Fitness offers intense full-body workouts utilizing boxing, kickboxing, and functional strength training. The franchise has a membership-based concept. The franchisor business model is simple to operate and allows franchisees to be semi-absentee owners. 

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37. Fleet Feet Sports

  • Founded: 1976
  • Franchising since: 1978
  • Initial investment: $180,000 – $338,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $38,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 4%

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Fleet Feet Sports is a retail store selling specialty running shoes and fitness merchandise like inserts, socks, sports bras. The company was founded by Sally Edwards and Elizabeth Jansen in 1973. Twenty years later,  the company was acquired by Tom Raynor. Today, the franchise combines knowledge gained from our four decades of experience with data-driven insights from modern technology to outfit runners with the ideal shoes, apparel, and gear.

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38. Pro Image Sports

  • Founded: 1985
  • Franchising since: 1986
  • Initial investment: $155,500 – $536,700
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 4%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $250,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $75,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

The first Pro Image Sports was opened in 1985 in Salt Lake City by Chad and Kevin Olsen. The franchise is a retail stores featuring sports-related licensed products and sportswear with professional and collegiate sport emphasis. Franchisees can independently determine product mix to match the market demand. Typically, franchisees open at least 2-3 locations for five years. 

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39. Tapout Fitness

  • Founded: 2014
  • Franchising since: 2015
  • Initial investment: $83,618 – $597,525
  • Initial franchise fee: $15,000 - $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $150,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Tapout Fitness offers boxing, kickboxing, boot camp, and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes for adults and children of all levels. The franchise turnkey business model does not require prior experience, has low investment cost and monthly overhead. On top of it, the franchise is owned and operated by brand development, marketing, and entertainment company Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and the preeminent provider of wrestling-based entertainment World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). That gives franchisees access to a team of world-class experts and the most powerful tools in the industry to become successful.

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40. Fitwall 

  • Founded: 2013
  • Franchising since: 2014
  • Initial investment: $310,600 – $626,200
  • Initial franchise fee: $45,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $750,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $200,000

TOP-40 Fitness franchises in USA 2021

Fitwall needs a small-footprint and has low overhead; meanwhile, a member-based model provides recurring revenue. The franchisees utilize patented individual workout stations that allow them to train the whole body just in 40-minutes. The franchisor’s team of fitness veterans, industry professionals, and operations specialists will guide franchisees all the way. 

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Franchise Founded Initial investment Liquid Cash Requirement
Anytime Fitness 2002 $80,000 -
Orangetheory Fitness 2010 $563,529 – $999,121 $150,000
Planet Fitness 1992 $857,080 – $4,234,750 $600,000
Crunch  2010 $304,500 – $1,984,500 $300,000
Jazzercise 1969 $3,700 – $32,750 -
F45 Training 2011 $300,000 $90,000
Club Pilates 2007 $180,595 – $249,295 $80,000
Pure Barre 2001 $168,100 – $300,700 $100,000
Snap Fitness 2003 $148,771 – $462,800 $75,000
Gold's Gym 1965 $2,218,250 – $5,000,500 $300,000
9Round  2007 $91,600 – $133,200 $30,000
CycleBar 2004 $379,100 – $987,605 -
UFC Gym 1992 $295,057 – $4,912,007 $100,000
iLoveKickboxing.com 2009 $214,944 – $599,494 $125,000
Burn Boot Camp 2012 $142,330 – $349,150 $150,000
GymGuyz  2008 $56,650 – $119,753 $100,000
StretchLab  2014 $153,100 – $223,500 $100,000
Workout Anytime 24/7 1999 $449,800 – $865,500 $175,000
YogaSix 2012 $216,900 – $399,750 $100,000
Title Boxing Club 2008 $162,808 – $423,120 $125,000
Retro Fitness 2002 $941,350 – $1,892,250 $300,000
The Bar Method   $218,964 – $427,405 $125,000
The Exercise Coach 2000 $106,700 – $246,010 $200,000
Blink Fitness 2011 $637,000 – $2,100,000 $400,000
he Camp Transformation Center 2010 $180,000 – $327,000 $70,000
CKO Kickboxing 1997 $112,997 – $378,447 $60,000
Row House 2014 $231,600 – $353,750 $100,000
SPENGA  2015 $170,050 – $691,900 $150,000
The Barre Code 2010 $222,500 – $515,000 -
Get In Shape For Women 2006 $57,362 – $190,075 $100,000
Iron Tribe Fitness 2010 $300,000 – $433,500 $50,000
Nifty After Fifty 2006 $197,000 – $650,000 $100,000
30 Minute Hit 2004 $87,000 – $131,000 -
Sudore Wellness 2017 $355,600 – $745,000 $100,000
TruFusion  2013 $700,000 – $900,000 $500,000
Rock Box Fitness 2011 $169,450 – $258,300 $100,000
Fleet Feet Sports 1976 $180,000 – $338,000 -
Pro Image Sports 1985 $155,500 – $536,700 $75,000
Tapout Fitness 2014 $83,618 – $597,525 $100,000
Fitwall  2013 $310,600 – $626,200 $200,000