A Franchise That Will Keep You Fit: 5 Health & Wellness Franchises

If you're thinking about investing in a franchise, you can't do better than to choose one in the health and fitness industry. Fitness franchises have rapidly become a multi-billion dollar industry and savvy investors are snapping up prime fitness franchise locations as soon as they become available.

As you research your available options, here are five top fitness franchise companies to consider:

Anytime Fitness

As one of the world's leading 24/7 fitness companies, Anytime Fitness provides a unique service by having around-the-clock accessibility to its members. With more than 1,500 gym facilities that stay open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Anytime Fitness clubs have become especially popular among people with active lifestyles.

Franchisee benefits include:

  • Lower payroll
  • Low operational costs
  • No inventory
  • Excellent profit returns
  • Access to proprietary software and security technologies
  • Flexible financing options and assistance

Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness offers its members the convenience of an accessible, affordable club without the hassle of contract memberships. With 24/7 access, Snap Fitness is so popular, it's been ranked as the number one fitness franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Franchisee benefits include:

  • Assistance in site selection and lease negotiation
  • Help in designing and developing club location
  • Direct deposit and automated billing and collection services
  • Comprehensive training
  • Marketing and promotional assistance

My Gym

Established in 1983, My Gym began selling franchises in 1995 and has grown to more than 200 locations in more than 25 countries worldwide. My Gym is unique in that it caters to children's fitness, providing gym equipment, classes, ongoing training programs and even birthday parties and special fitness events for children of all ages.

Franchisee benefits include:

  • Extensive training
  • Assistance in site selection and design
  • Advertising, marketing and promotional support
  • Support and comprehensive on-site analysis during the first six months
  • 24/7 Franchisee Support Center online

Jugo Juice

Following on the heels of the booming smoothie industry, Jugo Juice was created in 1998 as a healthy alternative to fast food restaurants. Since then, Jugo Juice has expanded its menu to include trendy, tasty items such as paninis, grilled wraps and fresh-squeezed juices. Its already-successful business model has resulted in rapid growth, as well as plans for continued expansion nationwide.

Franchisee benefits include:

  • Extensive operational training program
  • Support system
  • Successful template of operational policies and procedures
  • Established supply lines
  • Proven brand name recognition and successful track record

Enlighten Laser

Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinic offers the best in aesthetic services such as laser hair removal, body toning and slimming and skin rejuvenation, all at a lower cost than other salons. It also offers a friendly, welcoming atmosphere that's reassuring to the client. Within its first year, Enlighten Laser expanded to include 10 locations garnering revenues of more than $1 million.

Franchisee benefits include:

  • Proven track record and business model
  • State-of-the-art technology and equipment
  • Assistance and training in sales and marketing
  • Continuous technical support
  • Certified laser technician training

Fitness and health services franchises not only have a proven track record; they also provide a valuable service to the community. Franchise owners can have the double satisfaction of making these invaluable services available to the general public, while at the same time reaping the financial rewards from the ongoing boom in the health and fitness industry.