Health and wellness is big in Canada, with more and more Canadians seeking to lead healthier (and happier) lives. Franchises across the country are actively meeting this demand, with franchises that focus on helping Canadians become their fittest and healthiest selves available in a wide range of sectors from coast to coast.
Encompassing everything from fitness routines and nutrition plans to foot care solutions and massage therapy, and more, this article takes you on a wellness journey across Canada. If health and wellness get your franchising blood flowing, you’ll want to read on to learn more about franchises that are helping to build healthier Canadian communities.
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, administrative and management training, management and business development tools, marketing programs and 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 Atlantic Canada’s fastest-growing fitness and nutrition company. When franchisees invest in a 3rd Degree Training and Actual Nutrition franchise, they’re more than just club owners – they’re part of a passionate community dedicated to supporting them with the muscle they need to succeed.
With low start-up costs and high profit margins, this the perfect opportunity for health and wellness enthusiasts to do something meaningful, dynamic, and rewarding.
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 two-to-four employees, and no kickboxing experience is needed. Franchisees receive site selection and negotiation assistance, pre-opening training, marketing support, 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.
Aradia Fitness is Canada’s first franchised pole dancing for fitness studio, offering pole dancing and sensual fitness classes to women of all ages. Programs are designed with the female body in mind, with an emphasis on upper body strength, core conditioning, and flexibility. Ladies will also be coming in contact with a growing community of fabulous like-minded powerful women.
Aradia Fitness franchisees are provided with a complete package when they become owners. Studios will be granted the right to use the Aradia Fitness name and logo, and receive instructor training through Aradia Fitness, along with a fully-prepared pole dance curriculum, website and email, social media, and more.
Barre Fitness provides a one-hour total-body workout that fuses the best elements of ballet barre, pilates, sports conditioning, and stretching. In 2010, Barre Fitness opened as the first studio of its kind in Canada. With five locations in Vancouver, British Columbia 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.
For more than 30 years, BioPed Footcare Centres have been aiding individuals who seek relief from foot and lower limb bio-mechanical conditions. Certified Pedorthists are qualified to evaluate, design, and custom manufacture the highest quality orthotics in on-site labs, and BioPed carries all types of orthotic-friendly footwear, leg bracing, and gradient compression stockings.
BioPed gives franchisees time back so they can focus on helping their patients. They do this by managing national marketing strategies, keeping business operations running smoothly, and providing the necessary tools to make marketing services in their neighbourhoods successful and convenient. Initial training takes place in Oakville, Ontario, followed by two-to-three days on-site at a local clinic.
The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) is a private vocational school offering adult education learning to recognized professional holistic nutrition designations. CSNN offers a foundation Natural Nutrition diploma program and Advanced Holistic Nutrition workshops and certificate packages, with provincially-regulated classroom branches across Canada and online distance education. Franchisees are licensed to distribute CSNN curriculum and administer CSNN policies to students.
CSNN currently has 14 classroom locations across Canada, including four locations in British Columbia, two in Alberta, six in Ontario, and two in the Atlantic Provinces. Franchise opportunities are available in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Children’s Dental World began as a pediatric and orthodontic dental specialist clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It’s committed to providing preventive, restorative, and orthodontic dental care tailored to a child’s needs in a gentle, caring, professional environment that sets dental excellence and patient care as its highest goal.
Children’s Dental World is guided by the belief that all children need to grow up in a protective and nurturing environment, where each child is given the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. Franchises are open to pediatric and orthodontic dental specialists.
Franchising since 2010, Crunch is a gym that believes in making serious exercise fun by fusing fitness and entertainment and pioneering a philosophy of No Judgments. 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.
Foot Solutions is the world’s largest specialty wellness franchise focused exclusively on helping people feel good from the feet up. Trained professionals offer exclusive premium custom-made orthotics, which help to relieve pain, improve comfort, and optimize balance, performance, and alignment. Along with the orthotics, Foot Solutions provides a holistic foot analysis and high-quality comfort footwear for work, dress, and play that is both functional and fashionable.
Foot Solutions provides franchisees with site evaluation and selection; financing; store design, layout, and build out support; an intensive training program; operations support; marketing and advertising support; a central warehouse; protected territory; and annual and regional meetings.
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Free Form Fitness (FFF) is Ottawa’s premier personal training studio. A dedicated support team is in place to help franchisees get started and become successful FFF owners. FFF provides franchisees with a low-cost, proven business model, along with a combination of turnkey systems and world class support. Year-round promotional support and marketing campaigns keep clubs in the public eye all year long, while the FFF team is available to help franchisees manage their marketing, sales, and operational needs.
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InHome Physical Therapy & Massage matches therapy service to all ages that are injured, recovering or seeking proactive therapy and require service within their home, office, care centre or any other convenient location. Whether the individual is suffering from mobility challenges or is just too busy to commit to a local clinic schedule, this franchise caters the mobile service to all complex schedules and offers therapy in many environments.
This franchise opportunity not only provides a scalable, lucrative return on investment, it also provides a rewarding social impact within society. Ideal franchisees are looking for a business opportunity that’s reinventing the way society views the delivery of health care.
LaserQuit Therapy provides clients with 95 per cent success rates when it comes to quitting smoking or fighting addictions, and also helps in managing weight, pain, and stress using cold laser therapy and other trade secrets.
The franchise has created a system that’s easy to learn, easy to run, and includes all equipment, training, advertising, marketing, and tools. Franchisees also receive nine months’ worth of business coaching to help ensure franchising success. Ideal franchisees are empathetic, motivated, enthusiastic, bright, fun, happy, and helpful people.
LIVE WELL 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, and obesity, and for prevention.
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.
Massage Addict is the country’s largest and fastest-growing massage therapy company, with locations from coast to coast. One hundred per cent Canadian owned and operated, this unique business model offers consistent and predictable recurring revenue (~80 per cent of treatments are paid by insurance), low investment and start-up costs, and a quick ROI. Multi-location ownership, area development opportunities, and financing are available.
Some of the areas in which Massage Addict offers both initial and ongoing support are real estate selection and build out/construction; operations, sales, and customer service training; recruiting direction and support; operational procedures and policies; and local marketing.
Massage Experts has developed a fresh, modern, gender-neutral concept that encourages return visits through its membership program. The business model is easy to operate, and provides franchisees with steady income, low start-up costs, and minimal expenses. The training program will prepare franchisees for opening their clinics.
Massage Experts offer clients a promotional first visit rate, and then encourages clients to sign up for the Club MEx Monthly Massage Membership. Clinics offer a superior and stylish ambiance, and a gender neutral atmosphere. Clients can book online, by mobile device, or through the Massage Experts app. Club MEx provides clients with savings, while providing franchisees with predictable monthly revenues.
As Medicine Shoppe Pharmacists, franchisees have the freedom to practice pharmacy with a business model that is 100 per cent focused on patient care. Medicine Shoppe offers comprehensive purchasing programs and a strong private label. The store development team works with franchisees every step of the way, from selecting a site, negotiating a lease, creating a financial plan, and building out the pharmacy through the grand opening event, to ongoing business coaching.
The comprehensive Medicine Shoppe training program will leverage the franchisee’s existing skills and knowledge to help them develop a business acumen and take charge of their financial future.
Nutrition House is Canada’s premier source for high-quality vitamins, supplements, body care, diet, sports nutrition, and other health-related products. Founded in 1979, Nutrition House is now found in shopping centres across Canada.
Nutrition House has developed a comprehensive support system to provide its franchisees with the guidance to succeed. The franchise’s buying power, extensive operational and nutritional training, site selection, lease negotiation, proprietary POS and inventory management system, and national advertising set it apart in the natural health products industry. Nutrition House is a proven brand in a high-growth industry that will continue to grow for the foreseeable future.
Orangetheory Fitness combines motivational group interval training with a revolutionary exercise system that quickly and efficiently delivers high-calibre fitness results. Orangetheory Fitness is the first and only heart-rate monitored, high-intensity interval training system based on science that will build strength, increase energy, and tone and shape the body.
Benefits of franchising with Orangetheory Fitness include 20+ new markets in Canada, 1,000+ franchises awarded, 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 provides a novel style and program of yoga, and is 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 Yoga and Fitness has a goal of reaching 125 locations within the next two years, and to have licensed operations throughout the U.S. and other international markets in the same time frame.
Oxygen’s proven systems help new entrepreneurs find success: proven brand, Far Infrared Technology, cloud-based POS, teacher training, and franchise meetings.
Planet Fitness® is anything but an ordinary gym. With a friendlier, no-pressure version of the traditional gym, it has a business model that works. Planet Fitness started in 1992, and now has more than 1,400 locations open across the United States, Canada, and Latin America, and more than 10.5 million members.
The benefits of the Planet Fitness franchise include minimal dealing with cash, only 13-18 employees per location on average, the superior support system, and relatively low fixed overhead cost. Most Planet Fitness franchisees do not come from a background in the fitness club industry; the clean and simple-to-run model attracts men and women from diverse backgrounds.
Sangster’s is the natural choice for health. From organic foods to natural vitamins to sports supplements, the retail health industry franchise will turn franchisees’ passion for healthy living into a profitable business.
When franchisees join the Sangster’s system, they get to incorporate its customer-centric culture, strong and profitable business platform, superior leadership, excellent franchisee/franchisor relationships, effective training and development programs, and efficient operating system and effective manuals.
Franchisees can choose between two successful business models and join the natural health industry that is tapping into both an aging population and the rapidly growing health conscious ‘young family’ market.
Simply For Life exists to transform people’s lifestyles through nutrition, so they lead happier, healthier, and longer lives.
Franchisees have access to an exclusive web-based customized menu planning software and specialty programs; exclusive web-based point-of-sale and client management software; thousands of recipes, ideas, inspiration, and motivation; and SFL Natural Market – convenient health food choices within the centres.
A background in nutrition isn’t necessary, but franchisees need to be dedicated to personal health and well-being; ambitious, energetic, and highly motivated; have a great track record of inspiring people; professionals; able to operate their own business; compassionate; positive role models; and believers in the client-first business approach.
Snap Fitness a results-oriented “small box” model offering affordable franchise investments and memberships. Snap offers members no contracts, state-of-the-art functional equipment, and intensity-based workouts driven by integrated technology. Clubs worldwide are open 24/7, with safe and secure access, offering a wide variety of group fitness and personal training options.
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.
Wellnessnews Canada, Inc. is in the business of franchising Wellnessnews Choices for Healthy Living®, a multi-media publishing platform that includes print, online, and social media. This proven neighbourhood collective offers an informative resource that showcases professional local health practitioners and businesses on an exclusive basis.
Area Developer and Single Unit Franchises are now available for entrepreneurs who are looking to start a home-based business that provides them with location independence and the flexibility to suit their lifestyle. Other benefits include an in-house creative, editorial, print, and marketing team; a great reputation; training; no expensive overhead; and a growing niche market.
YogaFit Studios give members 24/7 access to state-of-the-art studios. A first of its kind in the fitness industry, YogaFit Studios offers a selection of both live classes and virtual on-demand classes. By opening a YogaFit studio, franchisees will deliver a quality product at an affordable rate in an exploding market.
YogaFit believes in building strong franchisee/franchisor and studio/student relationships. The management team has more than 30 years of fitness experience, and is dedicated to helping franchisees build their businesses.
The model has a low start-up cost and easy build out, and the initial franchise fee and ongoing monthly fees are extremely affordable.