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Gym Franchise and Business Opportunities

Gym Industry

Gyms and the Fitness Sector

The Commercial Gym and Fitness Sector is one of the fastest-growing parts of the franchising world. Over the past few years, the Gym and Fitness industry has benefited from multiple public health initiatives that have proved the importance of fitness in overall health and wellness. Due to this health-conscious social climate, the number of gym memberships has been growing steadily. Gym and fitness franchises in the United States account for a $4 billion annual revenue, and the overall Gym health and fitnesss sector accounts for an estimated $34 billion. The United States, which holds 19% of the gyms and fitness centers in the world, is the largest fitness market in the world, bringing in around 1/3 of the total world revenue for gyms and fitness centers. The fitness industry is expected to grow at 1.5% through 2022.

Gym Industry Trends

The CDC estimates that approximately 70% of Americans are considered overweight. Furthermore, 36% of U.S. adults and approximately 17% of children and adolescents out of this overweight 70% are considered obese. These numbers are encouraging more and more Americans to flock to gyms. Approximately one in five Americans are paying for a membership. A vast American population is looking for ways to get in shape, and the demand is projected to increase in the coming years.

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Paid-in-Full Rate

The Paid-in-Full Rate is when the SBA loan is fully paid off by the small business owner including interest, indicating financial strength.

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Charged Off Rate

The Charged Off Rate is the SBA loan default rate where loans have no confidence in being paid off by the small business owner.

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SBA Loan Success Ratio

For every 8 SBA franchise loans fully paid including interest, 1 SBA loan was unable to be paid back, or defaulted.

*SBA Franchise Loan Data from 2010-2019

*Non-Franchise Businesses taken into account: 6,473

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Most of the franchises in this sector are fitness facilities of some sort. There are also increasing amounts of sport-related franchises that support the business of staying in shape by encouraging members to participate in athletic games and activities. This has increased demand by introduciing a different demographic to the gym franchise scene, which assisted franchises in their goals of expansion. Gym and Fitness related franchises are expected to grow exponentially as this market increases.

Gym Franchising Trends

One of the newest and most exciting trends in the fitness industry is the insertion of gyms into workspaces and vise versa.With this trend, gyms are attempting to monetize Americans’ recent gravitation towards productivity by opening office space within the gyms. During the standard working hours of the weekdays, many traditional gyms are relatively empty. By inserting gym’s into workplaces and workplaces into gyms, gyms will gain a new clientele and new revenue stream.

Average Fitness Franchise Industry Percentage Fees

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Standard Fitness Franchise Industry Investment

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This metric is the standard industry investment amount for a single unit franchise investment in this industry. Our research and analytics team analyzed over 120 franchise concept investment breakdowns in order to calculate this figure.

SBA Franchise Loan Data

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Paid-in-Full Rate

The Paid-in-Full Rate is when the SBA loan is fully paid off by the franchisee including interest, indicating financial strength.

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Charged Off Rate

The Charged Off Rate is the SBA loan default rate where loans have no confidence in being paid off by the franchisee.

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SBA Loan Success Ratio

For every 13 SBA franchise loans fully paid including interest, 1 SBA loan was unable to be paid back, or defaulted.

*SBA Franchise Loan Data from 2010-2019

*Franchise Businesses taken into account: 3,686

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