There is no better place to get timely information and advice than a blog all about fitness franchising so, let’s get started.  Over the years there have been many changes in the fitness industry. In years past there was not the choice as there is now. Today you have choices and the two most popular choices is selecting a boutique fitness studio or a full-service health club.  You might ask which one is better and we would answer you by saying both can be very successful by following the system that is offered by the franchise. The question is which one is right for you?  

Let’s talk first about the full-service health club.

In today’s market you need to have a bigger space to be completive, 12,000 to 17,000 sq. feet is required.  The gym floor space would consist of pin select equipment, free weights, and cardio equipment. You would want to use equipment from top manufactures.  You would offer childcare, aerobic classes, spinning, tanning, shower and locker rooms. A full-service health club requires a good amount of capitalization to get started. You would need $150,000 to $175,000 in liquid cash.  Staffing your health club is an important ingredient for success and knowing what to look for in hiring employees is a must. Floor layout, equipment and equipment placing could make the difference in having a successful health club.  Finding the right location and negotiating the proper lease terms and conditions takes experience and know how.  

Let’s now talk about the boutique fitness studio.

In today’s market the boutique fitness studio has become very popular.  Much of what goes on in the boutique fitness market may be a fad. What is not a fad and what is now a stable in the fitness industry is “functional group training”.  What is functional training? It’s training in a way that requires your muscles to work together, or in other words, work in the way they were supposed to. Functional training is done in small and large groups and can also be applied to one-on-one training.  2,500 to 3,000 sq. feet is required for a functional training studio along with specialized functional training equipment. Many different exercises are performed with new exercises injected each week along with member heart rate monitoring. The workouts are fun, exciding and last for 45 minutes.  Capitalization is less than a full-service health club and cash requirements are $75,000 to $100,000. 

So, which is the right one for you? 

We offer two franchise brands.  The first is The Zoo Health Club a full-service facility. You can find more compete information by requesting a “Free Franchise Kit for SuccessIt offers you a great amount of information about franchising and the opportunity to own your own Zoo Health Club.

The second is the blitz45 functional training studio.  You can find more complete information by requesting a “Free Franchise Kit for SuccessIt offers you a great amount of information about franchising and the opportunity to own blitz45 functional training studio.

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