Low-cost operator énergie Fitness is looking to more than double the number of franchised clubs it has in Scotland this year.
There are currently six énergie sites in the country but, according to Matt Roberts, managing director of énergie Fitness Scotland, the chain is targeting eight new openings by the end of 2018.
“We have four franchisees signed up so far this year,” Roberts told Health Club Management, while adding that the search is on for more.
“We won’t be offering this opportunity to just anybody, it’s essential that we find the right people who share our vision, commitment and drive for betterment.
The move comes three months after énergie appointed financial advisors ahead of what it described as a ‘sale and aggressive expansion’.
The company tasked Clearwater International and Canaccord Genuity with finding énergie a financial partner.
Energie Fitness has over 140,000 members and enjoys more than 1,800,000 visits per year, meaning it is well established as the market-leader in the exploding low-cost gym franchise market. Energie Fitness was one of the first in the UK to introduce the low-cost, no contract concept and it has proven to be a winning combination.
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HCM (Health Club Management). (2018) énergie Fitness targets rapid Scottish expansion with eight openings. Health Club Management. August 2018.
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