Plus Fitness 24/7 in an award winning, turn key 24 hour gym Franchise. A Plus Fitness 24/7 Franchise will cost you from as little as $249k including all of your gym equipment, aesthetic fit-out, signage, access control, marketing, training and Franchisee support.
The Plus Fitness 24/7 Business Franchise Model offers low staffing, fast breakevens and impressive returns in one of the fastest growing industries within the Franchising sector.
Plus Fitness prides itself on offering its Franchisees high levels of accessible support from its team of in-house Support Specialists who are on hand to make sure you are getting the most out of your Plus Fitness Franchise.
With over 120 Franchises sold across Australia, Plus Fitness has a clear goal of establishing over 200 gyms by the end 2015.
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Trent and Kathy
What was the catalyst for setting up in a franchise?
My wife and myself very much wanted to be self employed. Our mind set was about securing a future for ourselves that would best work with our lifestyles.
Our fitness industry experience was limited to being gym users ourselves, my wife had an administration background and myself a tradesman. It was incredibly important to us to have a strong support network if we were going to push forward with this venture. Given we had no experience we decided it would be a smart business decision to set up a franchise.
How did you manage to finance the investment?
We made investments in real estate at quite a young age. Having these investments gave us the leverage that we needed for a business loan. We had quite strict budgeting and heavily over compensated for our expenses in the beginning.
How did you come to decide on this brand?
We did a lot of research into the different franchises available and Plus Fitness really impressed us. They were the fastest growing 24/7 franchise the market and more importantly they are Australian owned. All of our dealings with the Head office were incredibly positive. Even in the beginning stages of simply enquiring we felt the staff went above and beyond to help us with all of our queries. They made us feel really comfortable from the get go and in honesty get just got good vibes from Plus Fitness.
How has the franchisor training helped you in business?
We truly believe our business' wouldn't be operating as successfully as they are if we didn't have the ongoing support and training from Plus Fitness. The training makes life so much easier, there is only so much you can figure out for yourself or how far being efficient will get you. It also made it really smooth with the recruitment of staff.
What’s it like working with your partner?
Working together is great. We have both established our own strengths and weakness' and use this to our full advantage. Based on this we're able to effectively manage our business'. It also so beneficial to be able to share the work load with a like minded person. We're on the same page with managing our clubs but also the broader spectrum of where we want our business' to be.
How do you juggle your work and home life?
Juggling work and home life was a bit of struggle in the beginning. This is purely because your investing so much into this new venture, not just financially but physically and emotionally. Everybody wants to be successful so you pour everything you have into being the best you can. Our first year we had no staff, so we we're doing all the man hours ourselves while trying to mange and market. This is where our support from head office was almost a life line for us.
Being able to take a step back from the daily running of our business' helped us to create that much needed balance. You quickly learn to be incredibly time efficient!
What are your goals for the business and for yourselves?
We want to have 5 by the time we are 30 years old, then we'll stop...maybe. Our business goals are simple. We want our business' to be running smoothly and successfully. We want to have reliable staff who care about the service we provide as much as we do.
For us personally we want to start thinking about having a family. We still want to be actively involved in our gyms and we will. There is so much flexibility and room to move with the business model.