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Fitness Franchises, Future of Health

The Fitness Franchise Information Center and International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) recently put out a joint press release:

“With the recent recognition of the obesity and health issues gripping the nation and the consequent explosion of interest in fitness, the fitness franchise industry experienced significant growth in 2005. Since these factors continue to be widespread and people are unlikely to accept heart failure as an alternative to exercise, all signs indicate that fitness and weight-loss franchises will continue to succeed as long as Americans continue to combat their excess weight.

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“One potentially effective way of owning your own fitness business is through a franchise. More and more people today are taking advantage of franchise opportunities as a workable way of turning their dream business into a tangible reality.” In fact, according to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 (2005), there was a 60 percent growth in the number of operating fitness franchise units in the United States and Canada from 2002 to 2004.”

Hopefully the increase in fitness franchises won’t put (any more) hardcore gyms out of existance.

July 27, 2006 - Posted by | Fitness, Personal Training

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