There are many questions a person considering a fitness franchise would like answered. Here are the ones asked the most. Feel free to contact us with any other questions and we will be happy to answer them for you. You will find our contact information at the end of the blog.
Do I need prior business experience in order to open a fitness franchise?
Business experience is a plus, but not a requirement. The franchise system should provide you with the training, tools, and support necessary to efficiently open and operate your club without guesswork or the mistakes of trial and error. Your vision, dedication, and hard work, combined with the franchisor’s proven systems and years of experience, will maximize your chances of obtaining the financial rewards associated with business ownership.
Do I need prior sales experience to open a fitness franchise?
Again, sales experience is a plus, but it is not essential. Most important will be a genuine interest in helping your members become more healthy and fit. Your honest belief in the benefits of a membership will help overcome a potential new member’s initial doubts or skepticism. People invariably wish to feel good about themselves and leading a healthy lifestyle is vital to such well-being. The caring, guidance, and support you offer each of your members will be your most valuable asset.
Do I need prior experience in the fitness industry?
Such experience will shorten your learning curve; however, it is not necessary for success. The founders and leaders of the fitness franchise should have experience in the health and fitness industry. The sum of their expertise is made available to new franchise owners through a comprehensive, training program.
The training curriculum should include:
- Marketing and advertising
- Pre-opening strategies
- Business operating procedures
- Effective development of revenue sources
- Membership promotion and sales
- New member prospecting tools and resources
- Equipment operation and safety
Will I have to pay extra for training when I buy a fitness franchise
You should never pay for training unless the trainer comes to your faciality. In that case you would pay for a hotel and airfare. You should continue to receive support anytime you or your staff need it and there should never be any additional charges.
Is help available to select a location and open my club?
Negotiating good lease terms and conditions takes a professional commercial real-estate company. The franchise should have a dependable, real estate company that has experience in negotiating health club locations in place to help find and negotiate the best lease terms and conditions for the new franchisee.
How much time will I need to spend working at my Health Club?
Everyone must determine the time commitment they wish to make to their business. Some franchisees maintain other full-time jobs by hiring and overseeing a club manager. Others choose to manage the club themselves. Both scenarios can be successful.
Owning your own business can be challenging but the rewards are many.
Imagine what it would be like to own your own business, your own health club and be the boss. Creating time freedom in your life offers you the time to do the things you enjoy. Once you open and start building your monthly dues and have good employees in place you will start having more time freedom. Time to open more locations or start enjoying the things you like to do.
That just might be operating your health club!
You can also receive the “Free Franchise Kit for Success” by calling Judy Scott at 954 449-4709.