A gym workout is a great way to start the day, take a break from the office, or help relieve the stress at the end of the day. And it would seem more and more people are realising that adding gym sessions to their weekly schedule is a key part of having a happy and healthy life. In an age where we're all staring at a screen or device for much of the day, a good workout helps put some perspective on life.
Many adults are seeking gym membership and, according to a recent survey by the British Franchise Association (BFA), 97% of gym franchises made a profit in 2015. A survey made by the BFA found that almost half of adults are looking for a new gym membership and 34% of adults who aren't active members of a gym at the moment are considering it. The total market value of the UK fitness industry is now around £4.4 billion with around 9 million UK adults members of fitness clubs.
Anytime Fitness is an example of a fitness company following a successful franchise model. They are looking to add 87 new franchises throughout 2017 with ambitious plans to reach 550 by the early 2020s.
It's not just fitness that's booming either. The beauty industry is currently enjoying a period of growth and currently brings in £17 billion to the UK economy. One of the success stories of the past few years has been Rush Hair franchise; started in 1996, there are now over 70 salons nationwide.
The gym, sport and beauty industries are clearly growth industries and the government's push for us to lead healthier lifestyles in order to reduce the obesity epidemic and, therefore, reduce the strain on the health care system can only assist this development. Gym and fitness clubs are a key aspect of this drive, while more and more people have also come on board with the idea that regular beauty treatments can help them to de-stress and feel more positive, enhancing their sense of well-being and self-esteem.
If you're wondering how running a franchise is beneficial to you as a franchisee, then it's simple. You will receive help and advice, plus you will be associated with an established company recognised by the potential market, which allows you to tap into a pre-existing customer base that is already familiar with the brand. Starting from scratch to establish a new brand can take years and be very expensive. With a franchise, however, much of the paperwork such as health and safety policies, business plans, and tried and tested procedures will be available at your fingertips. The trial and error aspect of running the gym is therefore removed. However, you still have the flexibility of running your own business in an area that suits you and your lifestyle.
If you think that this sounds like an exciting opportunity that's too good to pass up, then please contact us today to find out what gym, sports and beauty franchises are available.