Gym Franchising Opportunities

Looking to own your own gym? Keep reading for the top gym franchises.

As exercise continues to become part of everyday life for an average person, investing in it becomes paramount. This is a good need for an average investor because the sector is doing well in turning up investor’s funds now and then. This gave rise to some companies coming up with different investing ideas in this ever-growing fitness sector. But then, we must advise that the best way to invest in any of this is to make sure that the platform is in your state. But don’t get it wrong, you can go outside the state if you wish, but you must stay close to your investment.

Again, when you are ready to invest, investigate your proposed company, make sure they have branches in other states. There are reasons for this. First, it will enable you to measure its stability: its customer base measures any company’s strength, and having different branches has a lot to do with it. You can use online platforms like Franchise Opportunities to look up franchises around you and probably measure the number of branches they have. Enough said, let’s go into details of the best four gym franchises any good entrepreneur should consider investing in.

Top Four Gym Franchises To Invest In

Orangetheory Fitness Franchise

Own Your Own Fitness Studio

There are opportunities to open your own Orangetheory Fitness studio. Here, you need a total initial investment from  $560,000 – $1,000,000, with over one thousand two hundred locations in the country. Your liquid capital requirements should be at $150,000, while the franchise fee stands at $60,000. This company offers it’s members a class-based training session using exercise equipment like treadmills, free weights, and rowing machines. Orangetheory is popular for its heart rate monitoring training pattern, which they deliberately designed to stimulate metabolism, 500 to 1,000, and increases energy.

GymGuyz Franchise

#1 Home Personal Training Franchise

With GymGuyz, you need an initial investment of  $56,072 – $222,672 to qualify you to be an investor in this franchise. With one hundred and twenty-five physical locations in the country, you need a liquid capital of $35,000 to be on the right part. This company is focused on personal home training, as in a one-on-one, individualized, corporate, and group fitness. It also offers a variety of services like body sculpting, therapeutic and athletic stretch, obstacle course training, senior fitness, weight loss, pre-and post-natal exercise, and kickboxing.

9Round Franchise

Kickboxing Franchise

9Round requires an initial investment of  $99,675 – $143,075, a liquid capital of $35,000, and a franchise fee of $30,000. With 600 branches nationwide, they offer their franchisees a 30-minute kickboxing-oriented fitness class that integrates a working circuit and cardiovascular training regimens.

Club Pilates Franchise

Own Your Own Pilates Studio

With an initial investment of $167,967 – $280,446, Club Pilates has over eight hundred and fifty locations in the country and requires a franchise fee of $60,000. Club Pilates runs a fitness program that uses unique equipment like EXO-Chair, TriggerPoint, springboard, and TRX. Their full-body workout offer stretching-based, cardio-based, suspension training, and foam rolling.

Finally, you have to understand there are more franchises you can invest in, but the ones we listed are the most popular fitness franchises. Note that the fact that we mentioned the above franchises does not mean that the non-mentioned franchises are not profitable.

About Scott Milas, Franchise Consultant and Franchise Broker

Scott Milas is a franchise Top 15 consultant with The Franchise Consulting Company who works with many different people from all types of backgrounds who are interested in learning about owning their own business for the first time. He also works closely with multi-unit/brand owners who are looking to diversify their business portfolios. Contact Scott at 413-935-5111 or For more information on Scott, visit