Canadians are an active bunch. According to Stats Canada, more than 16.2-million Canadians aged 12 and over reported participating in at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity per week. This bodes well for franchise systems that give Canadians of all ages a place to pump iron, boost their cardio, and get fit. Investment in a dues-based business with recurring revenue, such as a fitness centre, is not only a smart move, but also provides entrepreneurs with the sense of satisfaction of keeping Canadians healthy and help them meet their fitness goals.
Fitness is big business in Canada. As Canadians collectively take charge of their physical health, more and more people are seeking to lead more active lives. Here, Franchise Canada takes a look at the franchise systems across the country that are helping Canadians led an active lifestyle.
The 30 Minute Hit is a high-intensity, action-packed boxing/kickboxing circuit workout designed just for women. Fast-paced, challenging, and empowering, this one-of-a-kind workout appeals to those at all levels of fitness in a friendly, non-intimidating, and exciting environment.
30 Minute Hit provides its franchisees with a turnkey business model including certification in physical training along with on-going support with administration and management. The franchise also provides management and business development tools, marketing programs, sales training, in-depth support programs, and an amazing team to provide help every step of the way. The franchise is looking for positive franchisees who like working with people and as part of a team, and who are passionate about fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle.
3rd Degree Training and Actual Nutrition is making the journey across Canada and you have an opportunity to be a part of it! As a franchise partner of 3rd Degree Training, the franchisor has done the heavy lifting for you by creating a fitness program that brings results both for your clients and your business. They’ve worked tirelessly over the years to perfect the business model and by doing so they’ve also learned from their mistakes so that you don’t have to. From group HIIT classes, personal training, small group training to nutrition counselling, there is truly something for everyone at 3rd Degree Training. From trained athletes to complete beginners, the franchise has designed its programs to push each individual to their own personal limits while in a welcoming group atmosphere.
The 9Round fitness franchise is a specialized fitness centre dedicated to serving clients who want a unique, fun, and proven workout that guarantees results. 9Round offers a kickboxing-themed fitness program that incorporates functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens. The programs consist of a proprietary system of nine challenging workout stations developed by a professional fighter.
The 9Round turnkey system makes it simple to own and operate. Each club can operate with three to five employees, and no kickboxing experience is required. Franchisees receive site selection and negotiation assistance, pre-opening training, marketing support, an in-house franchise coach, and access to a dedicated franchise representative.
Founded in 2002, Anytime Fitness provides more than 3,000,000 members with convenient and affordable fitness options at more than 3,800 friendly, well-maintained facilities featuring top-quality exercise equipment. Members who join one Anytime Fitness club can use any of the other clubs at no additional charge. State-of-the-art security and surveillance systems ensure member safety even during unstaffed hours.
With Anytime Fitness, the training never stops. There is an initial mandatory, two-week training course at the corporate office in Minnesota, followed by daily or weekly assistance by phone, on-site visits, email communications, and various publications. Owners are guaranteed access to the online operations manual, which is a web-based program that is regularly updated.
Barre Fitness gets you a dancers body without dancing. It is a one hour total body workout that fuses the best elements of ballet barre, Pilates, sports conditioning, and stretching that is guaranteed to trim, tone, and transform your body. In August of 2010, Barre Fitness opened as the first studio of its kind in Canada. With five locations in Vancouver, and growing, Barre Fitness is leading the way in boutique group fitness for women.
Barre Fitness provides franchisees with well-rounded support and the tools to run their own successful studio. The franchise program provides one-on-one pre-opening guidance, comprehensive training, launch strategy, social media marketing, and more. They are currently awarding franchises to motivated individuals who believe in an owner/operator model, an engaged community, and inspiring happiness through health.
Franchising since 2010, Crunch is a gym that believes in making serious exercise fun by fusing fitness and entertainment and pioneering a philosophy of #NoLimits. Memberships start as low as $9.95 per month and offer incredible value for state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, tons of free weights, world-renowned group fitness classes, and personal training and small group training through the exclusive CAMP CRUNCH training zone.
Owning a Crunch franchise means joining a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, working with a team and system that are tops in the industry, getting in on the gym floor of the fastest-growing full-size fitness brand, and doing something with purpose: helping people build healthy lifestyles.
In 2008, Bryan Clay won the Olympic Gold Medal in the Men’s Decathlon. He developed Eat the Frog Fitness group studio exercise environment to eliminate gym-intimidation, encourage social interaction, and integrate adaptive technology. Franchise opportunities exist in Canada. Offerings include: workouts on IMAX-style monitors, customized fitness programs, re-evaluations every eight weeks, 24/7 live and virtual coach classes, and a functional nutrition program.
Eat the Frog Fitness is designed for the franchise owner that desires a profitable business without 60-80 hour work weeks. Eat the Frog Fitness studios operate on a low overhead, limited staff model. By offering 8-10 “live coached” group training sessions per day along with non-staffed virtual training sessions to supplement our members’ overall fitness program, Eat the Frog Fitness allows franchise owners to manage the business and still manage to have a life outside of “business” hours.
Greco Fitness is a fitness experience brand that delivers real results for real people. The Greco Method is the most results based workout with trackable results. Our 45 minute group workouts and personal training are designed to build muscle, burn fat and improve the way our members move. From complimentary espresso to towel service, and our post-workout recovery shake bar, at Greco we redefine your workout experience.
Greco Fitness is an exciting fitness franchise opportunity that is poised for growth in this ever-expanding industry. Greco Fitness is currently searching for franchisees across North America who are passionate about changing lives and looking to make a career using a business model that delivers sustainable results. The franchisor’s corporate team has expertise in all areas needed to support your business as they have each run Greco studios themselves. Experience the boutique fitness movement with the Greco Method – the most results based training system on the market and own your own Greco studio.
LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic is a medical fitness clinic specializing in supervised exercise and healthy lifestyle coaching for people who have chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity, and for those wanting to prevent them. Their clinics cater to people who have been prescribed a healthier lifestyle but don’t know where to start. LIVE WELL’S fast-growing concept is part of an emerging trend to use exercise as medicine to help Canadians live healthier for longer.
LIVE WELL’s Sole system, which is fully integrated with its chronic disease programs, acts as the operating system of the business, and helps franchisees efficiently deliver program content, manage members, and communicate with physicians. Business Development Coaches partner with franchisees to guide them through each step of the start-up process, and franchisees must undergo an 8-12 week guided start-up program before attending training week in Vancouver. Following training week, franchisees undergo a week-by-week plan for 26 weeks.
Orangetheory Fitness is a 60-minute HIIT style (High Intensity Interval Training) workout that uses innovative heart-rate based interval training, broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Led by a skilled personal trainer – called a coach – participants use a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, TRX suspension training and free weights.
Benefits of franchising with Orangetheory Fitness include 20+ available markets in Canada, over 1,500+ franchises awarded globally, low overhead, high margins, 500+ new stores in development, unique concept, low fixed expenses, and small studio size for franchisees looking to get involved in a positive, life-changing industry. Franchisees also receive comprehensive training and support from industry experts.
Oxygen Yoga and Fitness is Canada’s fastest growing yoga and fitness brand that is strategically aligned with major Canadian brands. Oxygen offers a fusion of both modern yoga and fitness classes in a Far Infrared Heated studio. Studios are located from coast to coast in Canada.
Oxygen Yoga and Fitness provides a novel style and program of yoga and is especially appealing to those who are passionate about fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Those interested in joining the franchise network can share their passion in an environment that benefits them physically and emotionally, and will give them financial freedom while doing something they love. Oxygen’s proven systems help new entrepreneurs be successful with a proven brand, cloud-based POS systems, teacher training, and frequent franchise meetings.
Founded in 1992 in Dover, NH, Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of September 30, 2018, Planet Fitness had more than 12.2-million members and 1,646 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Mexico.
The company’s mission is to enhance people’s lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which they call the Judgement Free Zone®. More than 95 per cent of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women.
Snap Fitness is the fast, convenient and affordable workout alternative to traditional “big box” health clubs. The franchise offers members no contracts, state-of-the-art workout equipment and 24/7 safe and secure access to all Snap Fitness clubs worldwide.
With 2,000 locations open or in development in 18 countries and more than a million members worldwide, Snap Fitness is the top choice for entrepreneurs looking to offer a high-quality workout experience in their communities. Ongoing franchisee resources include marketing support, an online portal with tools and resources, and dedicated corporate staff members.
Trainers On Site provides professional personal training services to client’s homes, offices, sports teams, schools, and outdoor parks. The franchise enables accountable and convenient mobile fitness programs that are 30 minutes, one to five times per week over a minimum of three months. By implementing a well-designed fast fitness program that utilizes technology and world class coaching, Trainers On Site helps clients achieve a well-balanced healthy lifestyle that includes plentiful results in a timely manner. Their mission is to help the world get a little bit healthier, one workout at a time.
Trainers On Site is looking for franchise partners who truly enjoy helping others achieve their individualized fitness goals. Personal training is a career choice that will continue to grow, as it revolves around helping people learn the fitness skills they need for a healthy, happy life. The chance for you to help others learn the best ways they can take care of themselves and get fit is now available.