Mark C. was happily retired, having spent over 25 years in the IT, tech and data analytics industries in and around Silicon Valley. He lives in Marin County, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, and had developed a personal passion for staying fit and healthy into his 50s and early 60s. After researching the nest ways to stay in shape, he kept hearing about the Exercise Coach from people he trusted and had followed the same journey.
He reached out to Franchise FastLane directly to start to investigate the possibility of bringing this to Marin. Although retired, he felt like he had the time and energy to possibly be the one to open and operate the brand in the market. Having never looked into franchise before, he had a lot of questions, and found the process with Jesse Hudson to be informative and transparent. The more he learned, not only about the workout but also the financial model, he became very serious about this as he next investment.
After spending weeks on due diligence, running the numbers, talking to owners and working on his funding strategy, he took a short trip to Houston, Texas for a Confirmation Day. There, Mark met the leadership team, saw a studio and was able to connect with managers and coaches, and confirmed that this was the right fit for his next business adventure. He was awarded two territories in Marin County, California.
The Nation’s Largest Personal Training Franchise just got bigger and stronger! Over 250 US territories awarded and has 170+ 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.