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Retro Fitness

INVESTMENT LEVEL$781,350 to $1,572,250

Featured on the hit CBS reality series "Undercover Boss", Retro Fitness is an investor-friendly franchise with strong-unit economics and streamlined business operations that is on track to grow to 700 locations by 2020. Combining an affordable membership price point of just $19.99 per month with a high quality gym experience and state of the art equipment normally associated with big-box clubs, Retro Fitness attracts new and experienced exercisers of all ages while ancillary offerings like the Retro Blends Smoothie Bar, personal training, child care, group fitness, pro shop and tanning create additional revenue centers that maximize bottom line returns for franchise owners.

Retro Fitness Today

Retro Fitness is well positioned for today’s economy and to dominate the low cost segment by offering a high quality and value add product in contrast to its competitive set.  Each facility has 60-75 pieces of cardio equipment with personal LCD TV screens, a Retro Movie Theater, three different types of circuit training equipment and free weights.  Combine that with the fact that every gym is designed to maximize the square footage so that owners are not paying for space and utilities that go unused and you have a one of a kind business opportunity.

Real Estate Flexibility

The site selection process at Retro Fitness is a comprehensive collaboration of information examination that includes full demographic analysis and competitor breakdown, combined with expert site selection and lease negotiation assistance.  Venues include:

  •     Retail strip centers
  •     Urban and downtown locations
  •     Industrial sites
Business Model Strengths
  • Multiple revenue streams inside Retro clubs add ancillary value to customers and revenue to owners including Retro Blends Juice Bar, personal training, tanning, child care, chiropractic and massage services
  • $70+ per month gym experience for under $20 a month
  • Facility is designed to maximize the square footage owners are not paying for space, heat and A/C that goes unused in big-box clubs most of the time
  • Strategic price point and state of the art equipment attracts new and experienced exercisers of all ages
  • Dedicated financial broker to assist prospective franchisees through the execution of strategic funding solutions to support Retro Fitness club development
Training & Support

From the day you sign your franchisee agreement, the Retro team is there to support you throughout the entire process.  Training and support includes:

Before Grand Opening:
  •     Site Selection Assistance – Find the top sites in your area
  •     Design & Construction Assistance – We oversee every aspect of build out
  •     Retro University – Learn the tools for success
  •     Exclusive Vendors with Negotiated Pricing Assistance – Life Fitness and Under Armour
  •     Pre-Sales Period – Recruit members months prior to opening
  •     Manager Recruitment – Retro hires and trains your club manager
  •     Local Store Marketing – Bring members to your club
After Grand Opening:
  •     Ongoing Operational Support – Dedicated operational representative for your store
  •     Equipment Innovation – Access to the latest machines in the industry
  •     Marketing/Public Relations Support – Continuous promotion of your gym

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Upcoming Expos

June 15-17, 2017 - New York, NY

International Franchise Expo

The Javits Center

November 2-4, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA

Franchise Expo West

Los Angeles Convention Center

January 18-20, 2018 - Dallas, TX

Franchise Expo South

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


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