Shape up

Franchise opportunities come in all shapes and sizes, but one sector that has become increasingly successful is the fitness industry, with brands such as Anytime Fitness becoming household names.

This autumn, aspiring business owners will have the exclusive opportunity to meet with the world’s number one health and fitness franchise, Anytime Fitness, who is the event sponsor of the 2015 National Franchise Exhibition.

Founded in 2002, the globally renowned brand is the fastest-growing gym franchise in the world, with nearly 3,000 gyms serving more than 2.5 million members across five continents. Having exhibited at The Franchise Exhibitions for three years and seeing huge success, the gym brand is using the exhibition as the main strategy for recruiting franchise owners.

As the nation is becoming more health conscious, with an increased emphasis on physical fitness by the Government, the popularity of gyms and fitness clubs has increased dramatically. In fact, the market value of the fitness sector grew by 1.5 per cent to £3.92 billion over the 12 months to the end of March 2013 – making it a key area of growth within the franchise industry.

The Franchise Exhibitions are the UK’s leading franchise exhibitions and have been running for more than 20 years. Bringing together UK and globally recognised brands under one roof, they remain the only franchise exhibitions to be recognised and accredited by the British Franchise Association (bfa).