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Selecting the Right Fitness Franchise for You

Shannon Hudson

There are many things to consider when opening a fitness franchise. It can be more beneficial than opening your own stand a lone business. You get the brand name, experience, and support from the mother company. However, selecting which fitness franchise you want to open can become overwhelming with so many available options out there.


What gets you excited?

You should love your job and enjoy going there everyday. In order to narrow down the choices, you should look at what type of fitness you enjoy. You could open a dance studio, yoga studio, boxing gym or a karate studio. The main thing is to choose what gets you excited.

Research every fitness franchise option.

Examine in detail every fitness franchise that appeals to you. Look at their business model and decide if it fits your needs and what you want to put into your company. You should consider every minute detail and ensure you and the franchisor want to accomplish the same thing from your business.

Contact the franchisors.

When you have narrowed down your choices, you should contact the franchisors and ask for more information on their brand. You can tell them which area you are looking to open in, and they will send you detailed information pertinent to that locale. You should look at all the information they send you and be sure to ask them any questions you may have.

Consider the opinions of others.

It is always helpful to ask for a list of other franchisees from the franchisor. You can contact these franchisees and ask their opinion of the franchisors. You can ask the franchisees what they like or dislike about the company and how things are running for them. This is an important area of information that many leave untapped.

It is important to have a plan before entering into any type of business. You need to be sure that you are entering into an agreement that you feel comfortable with, and one that you can see yourself succeeding in easily in the business world. This is an important part of your life and you should consider every little detail before you decide which way to go.

Shannon Hudson, founder and CEO of 9Round Franchising, LLC is the current IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion of the World. He trains under legendary boxing trainer Xavier Biggs, brother of 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Tyrell Biggs. He has a 5th degree Black Belt in Japanese Shotokan Karate and a 4th Degree Black Belt under Joe Lewis's Fighting System JLFS.