Fitness Franchises, Future of Health
“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.
“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.
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The gymrat (aka Magnus Branzén) works for THE Swedish bodybuilding and fitness magazine. This blog will feature some of the many news items I come across – from my perspective. Most of them should be useful for weight training athletes. Or at least good for a laugh.
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