Why should you open your own personal training franchise?
Well, don’t you want the financial freedom that comes with owning your own business? And wouldn’t it be awesome to start out ten steps ahead of every other entrepreneur in your industry?
That’s what you get when you join a franchise!
For many personal trainers, the thought of starting their own fitness business is nerve-racking, especially if they don’t have any prior business experience. That’s exactly what makes starting your personal training business through a franchise so attractive.
Why should you lose sleep at night when a franchise already has the formula for success figured out? Believe it or not, that’s how most fitness entrepreneurs used to live. They’d leave their personal training jobs with high hopes, only to discover that starting their own business is much harder than they thought…
That’s how it used to be. Today it’s different.
Today, entrepreneurs have the option to partner with a franchise, but that still doesn’t guarantee them success. That’s because there are a lot of franchisors out there that don’t support their franchisees enough or don’t have a business model that works. In that regard, if you find the a franchise with a proven business model, your chances for success shoot through the roof.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding whether franchising is right for you.
There are a handful of advantages to starting your own personal training franchise. In a nutshell, you get to focus on what you do best, while the franchisor handles the complicated business stuff you might not be familiar with.
Before you open your doors, you have to choose a location for your business. This is tougher than it seems—you’re dealing with complicated leases and landlords that have strict requirements for new tenants. A great franchise will use demographic data to locate the best possible spot for your business. They’ll also help you negotiate your lease so you get the best deal possible.
That’s what Fit Body Boot Camp does for you. We use our state-of-the-art mapping technology to plant you in the perfect territory for your success. We also you coach you on negotiating with landlords to get the best deal possible on your lease.
That’s not all. The perfect franchise will work with you to come up with a winning business plan. That in itself is worth the investment. They will even select for you software that makes your business’s day-to-day operations automatic and flawless—an entrepreneur’s dream.
Fit Body Boot Camp offers franchisees exclusive discounts on fitness business software. We vet out the software we offer so that our franchisees are outfitted with the most powerful and efficient technology at their locations.
One of the biggest pluses to opening a fitness franchise is getting “in” on a successful business model. When you choose a reputable fitness franchise that has the experience to get your business up and running, you save time, stress, and money. Low risk, high reward!
Fit Body Boot Camp’s business model has proven successful time and time again. We’ve been at this since 2012, and in just six years we rose to the Entrepreneur 500 list of the country’s top franchises. That could never have happened without a business model that’s easy to replicate.
Of course, any great franchise doesn’t just hand you the formula and walk away. Great franchises support their franchisees even after they open their doors. They teach their franchisees how to work efficiently with employees, how to establish a positive team culture, what laws they need to keep in mind, and how to set up websites and marketing promotions.
Fit Body Boot Camp does just that. Don’t know how to roll out your next marketing promo? Need help streamlining your operations? Our coaches are on standby, ready to help!
Marketing might just be the most important thing a franchise can handle for you. Since marketing determines how many people come to try out your boot camp, yours needs to be spot on. Look for a franchise that has a proven marketing track record—in other words, a company that knows how to grab the attention of your target audience.
Once again, Fit Body Boot Camp’s in-house marketing team are experts at constructing marketing funnels. Have any marketing-related questions? They’re ready to walk you through the solutions you need, step by step.
It is wise to do a considerable amount of research on franchises you’re interested in joining.
Why? When you start a personal training franchise, you are investing in a business partnership for the long term. That’s why it’s important to evaluate whether that franchise meets your goals and needs, just like it’s important for a client to look for a personal trainer that can help them achieve their fitness goals.
So what exactly should you do? By law, franchises are required to give you a list of franchisees with contact information; if you are told otherwise, then turn the other way and look elsewhere.
For starters, call as many franchisees of the franchise you’re interested in. Ask them questions about the relationship between themselves and headquarters, the start-up process, and the support the franchisees receive. Are they satisfied with the franchise? Do they see results in their business? Has the franchisor ever faced legal action?
*Note: Franchisors must disclose any legal action taken against them*
Let’s shoot straight: starting your own personal training franchise costs money. That’s a sticking point for a lot of personal trainers interested in franchising. But when you sit down and compare the cost of doing it on your own versus starting a personal training franchise, you’ll realize that franchising is more than worth your investment.
For one, you’re joining a company that already has a brand and a reputation, so prospective clients will already trust you before they come in for a workout. You still want to establish your presence in the community, and franchising makes that a lot easier on you.
And think about this: Would you rather struggle to establish a reliable business model, or pay a little extra for a model that works? Do you want to waste your time figuring everything out on your own, or would you rather invest in money-making strategies that you can implement without hesitation? With your own gym franchise, you’ll be up and running much faster than if you were to go about it on your own.
Perhaps the biggest incentive for starting a personal training franchise is the impact you get to make in the community. There’s nothing more rewarding than helping people improve their health and reclaim their confidence. Any great franchise has an in-house marketing team that attracts more leads to your business, which means you get to focus on changing even more lives through fitness. Of course, that means you’ll make even more money and can scale a lot faster than other gyms!
Fit Body Boot Camp hits all of these notes. We’re recognized as one of the pioneer boot camp franchises in the fitness industry. We specialize in getting boot camps up and running, because we want nothing more than to help you deliver results to the people in your community!
Keep in mind that even though you own a personal training franchise, that doesn’t automatically make you a great personal trainer. You still need to attain the proper education and certifications (or hire accredited personal trainers), which Fit Body Boot Camp stresses as well. You also have to sincerely care about your clients, your employees, and your business operations, and again, we’ll teach you exactly how to do that.
That’s why franchises are so popular these days: they take care of your busy work so you can focus on loving your clients and growing your business. Starting a personal training franchise really is as exciting as it sounds. Success becomes much easier to achieve when you combine your desire and perseverance with the knowledge and experience of a franchise.
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