Fitness and Gym Franchises Are in Great Shape

Running a business that helps people achieve their personal health and fitness goals can be very rewarding.

Fitness and Gym franchises are becoming more and more mainstream throughout the US.

With 158 franchise systems, there are several great business opportunities that fit your investment range.
The Fitness & Gym franchise sector includes a variety of investments to fit all budgets and backgrounds. They have franchised areas such as boutique fitness, personal training, wellness and fitness centers. According to the CDC, almost 70% of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight, 35% being considered obese. With this health epidemic, awareness and education about the importance of a healthy lifestyle continues to increase.
Sector Report
Sample research stats taken from our data in the Fitness and Gym sector
Initial Investment

What does it cost to get into the Fitness and Gym sector?

The average investment in the Fitness and Gym sector is $381,946. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. There's a striking difference between the average and median.

Of all Fitness and Gym franchises, 78 have an investment lower than $279,209. The average initial investment is skewed because the most expensive franchise in this sector is $3,609,375.

When looking at franchise opportunities make sure you examine brands within your investment range. Search below for Fitness and Gym investments that fit your financial criteria. If you're not sure what you can afford, fill out our Franchise Affordability Calculator.

Initial Investment
$3,609,375 Highest
$2,808 Lowest
Figure 1: Initial Investment required for a franchise in the Fitness and Gym sector
Financial Transparency
Provides Item 19 Data
Figure 2: 53% of franchises in this sector have Item 19 in their FDD.
Discloses Expense Data
Figure 3: Of franchises with an Item 19, 45% disclose expense data

How much can I make in the Fitness and Gym sector?

How much money you can make from a Fitness and Gym franchise depends on several factors, including location and demand for your services.

One way to predict your profit potential is to evaluate the financial performance representations provided by a franchisor in Item 19 of their Franchise Disclosure Document. Franchisors are not required to disclose this information, some are more transparent than others.

In the Fitness and Gym sector, 53% disclose a financial performance representation. Of those, only 45% disclose some type of expense data on its franchisee operations.

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Why buy a Fitness and Gym franchise?
The American public is becoming more health conscious every day, which drives the demand for gyms and fitness centers and creates a steady business opportunity.
  • Build a profitable business that helps people enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
  • The fitness market is growing, and serves a wide range of age groups.
  • People remain loyal to their fitness routine, which helps create a steady client base.
  • Wide range of highly recognized franchise options available.
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Are you an ideal candidate?
Health conscious and active people are ideal candidates for a Fitness and Gym franchise. If you enjoy working with people and gain satisfaction from people staying healthy than this sector will meet your needs. You need to be outgoing and be willing to promote your business to the general public to grow memberships and be profitable.
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