Michael and Gail are not new to fitness. Michael ran large health clubs for many years, focusing on member sales and retention and opening new clubs, managing their training staff and ensuring profitability. Gail came to fitness personally later in life, recently embarking on a personal transformation of her own after 50, focusing on healthy eating and working out with a community of women and relying on a proven plan and coaching to hit her goals. When Michael was transitioning out of his recent career, he began investigating franchises and found The Exercise Coach, impressed with their recent growth and their unique target market and technology. Knowing that the 50+ demographic is highly represented in their part of the Tampa, Florida market and that existing health clubs and gyms are not meeting the need, he got excited about the possibility of bringing The Exercise Coach to his market.
After spending months on due diligence, running the numbers, talking to owners and working on their funding, Michael and Gail took a trip to Houston, Texas for a Confirmation Day. There, they met the leadership team, saw a studio and met managers and coaches, and confirmed that this was the right fit for their next business adventure. They were awarded two territories in the Tampa Bay area!
The Nation’s Largest Personal Training Franchise just got bigger and stronger! Over 250 US territories awarded and has 160+ studios open and operating. The Exercise Coach has been named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 List 2 years in a row, also securing placements in Top Emerging, Fastest Growing and Fitness categories. Lot of new studios opening every quarter and we are hearing VERY STRONG VALIDATION from new franchisees! This unique fitness concept that focuses on the forgotten 50+ market is also a perfect fit for franchisees looking for flexibility, meaning and a brand that performs.