Fitness in franchising

In the growing industry of fitness franchises, we highlight two up and coming brands, who are making their mark.

Former British Olympian Tim Benjamin has made the transition from professional athlete to franchise entrepreneur and owner of The Fitness Space. This exciting franchise proposition is aimed at local market towns throughout the UK and provides a high-end quality fitness club experience to its members.

Over the last five years The Fitness Space has developed their franchise model and successfully opened the first foundational franchise operation, which has had great success to date and continues to grow using the extensive know-how and expertise. Currently, the franchise has two locations - Ascot and High Wycombe - and they have successfully captured strong membership figures. Throughout Tim’s career he has worked with many high profile sports men and women through a plethora of different disciplines and some of them use his facilities before competition.

Recently, Usain Bolt used The Fitness Space facilities while in London preparing for an upcoming event, and was impressed with the facilities on offer. Tim has now engaged the services of Franchise Development Services to assist with the development of this exciting franchise opportunity and to encompass all the necessary legislative, operational, sales and marketing aspects relating to a successful franchise proposition. Tim is now looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about health, fitness and well-being to become foundational franchise owners.

If you think that you fit this profile and have a strong sales and marketing ability, coupled with a dedicated business building approach, we are currently looking to speak with you and discuss how to further grow the success that has been achieved to date. Tim and his team will be exhibiting at The National Franchise Exhibition in Birmingham and further information can be obtained from Exhibition Stand F140. “As a franchisor we will provide all the necessary training, support in both marketing and sales techniques, together with a comprehensive ongoing support service to help further develop your business under the highly acclaimed Fitness Space brand,” explains Tim.

Everybody Pilates has traded successfully for seven years; the co-founders Amy Kellow and Ed Jordan have developed the UK’s first exciting Classical Pilates franchise opportunity. Amy, who originally trained with Jay Grimes in California and who himself worked with Joseph Pilates has now become one of the UK’s leading instructors in Classical Pilates.

Having successfully developed her own business, Amy looked at a number of options with regards to expanding the business on a national basis and quickly realised that there were many good pilates instructors based in the UK, but some didn’t have the essential business acumen necessary to develop a substantial Pilates business. With this in mind, Amy embarked upon a franchising route to ‘put into practice’ her many years of training Classical Pilates instructors and to provide her franchise owners with the necessary sales, marketing and operational know-how and experience but, more importantly, to help them successfully replicate what she has achieved over the last seven years.

Amy and her team at Southsea have recently appointed their first foundational franchise owner, Rebecca Thijm, who is based in Stourbridge, Rebecca explains that: “Amy has been a big inspiration to me, both personally and professionally. She is extremely hard-working, but that doesn’t stop her from motivating and encouraging others. She is always professional and holds true to her beliefs. She has provided lots of support and advice with my on-going transition with the Everybody Pilates franchise and I look forward to continuing working with her in the years to come.”

If you have the desire to own and operate a Classical Pilates franchise and are willing to undertake and continue with the necessary professional standards required to be successful in this industry, Amy and Ed would be pleased to talk further and provide you with an outline of this highly rewarding franchise opportunity.