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The Rise of Boutique Fitness Centers

Helen Bush

It is no secret that in the past few years fitness franchising has experienced exponential growth and popularity. The fitness industry is one of the fastest growing business sectors in today's tough economic times. However, the fitness industry has recently seen a new trend emerge. In a world once dominated by the big box gyms, it is the smaller boutique type of gyms that are experiencing the biggest growth spurt.

    Why are these boutique style fitness centers experiencing this boom in our troubled economic times? There are many reasons that entrepreneurs are opting for the smaller, more condensed gym over the bigger, more complex gyms. Here are just a few of the many benefits a boutique style fitness center has to offer its owners:

  • Cost less to open (when compared to larger gyms)

  • Require a minimal amount of  employees

  • Easier to run (when compared to larger gyms)

  • Less equipment

  • Attract a loyal customer base:

    • Members are passionate about your gym and what it offers

    • Members know they are more than a number

    • Customers love the service and the attention from the smaller sized gyms

    Kickboxing fitness centers are currently one of the more popular boutique type fitness centers. You can probably drive through your town and at least see one or two kickboxing fitness centers. You may think that kickboxing has gotten its growth spurt from a rise in male participants; however, you would be wrong. In the past few years, the number of female participants has continued to grow in leaps and bounds. In most classes females outnumber the male participants three to one. So, kickboxing can thank its increase in female followers for its rising popularity.

    If you want to take advantage of two of the fastest growing trends in fitness today, then you should look into owning your own 9Round Fitness Franchise. 9Round combines techniques from boxing and martial arts to give its members a total body kickboxing workout in only thirty minutes. We want to see all aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of owning their own business. We can help them do this by, just like any other boutique style fitness center, keeping our start-up costs low, requiring the minimal equipment and employees and offering top notch customer service to our franchisees. If you are interested in owning your own 9Round, please feel free to stop by our franchise page and fill out the request for consideration form.