Best 10 Gym Franchises in USA for 2023

Update: 23.06.2021
Best 10 Gym Franchises in USA for 2021

Fitness in the USA is not a trend any more, it has already become a lifestyle which provides very promising future for the entrepreneurs willing to own a gym. In general, gym and fitness franchises in the USA brings a $4 billion profit each year. Health clubs are replacing retail shops in big shopping centers due to loosened restrictions at retail shopping malls for gyms. Fitness studios in the USA attract not only adults from 20 to 64 who want to look fit and healthy but also become really popular with US kids and their parents. Have you ever thought about doing gym franchise business? If yes, pick up the idea from our list of the best gym franchises in the USA.

Here are the best 10 gym franchises in the USA


Founded in: 1992
Franchising since: 2004
Franchise units: 100+ worldwide
Initial investment: $151,000 - $4,217,000
Royalty Fees: 4 - 6%

UFC GYM’s Train Different techniques create an experience that delivers immediate lasting results in a safe and fun environment. Franchise models are Signature Club, Core by UFC Gym and Class by UFC Gym. Franchise locations offer group fitness classes, private training, group training and MMA-style youth programs. Most facilities feature a functional training area, heavy bags, cardio and strength equipment, and a retail section.

Fit Body Boot Camp

Founded in: 2009
Franchising since: 2011
Franchise units: More Than 450 Worldwide
Investment Range: $136,000 - $198,000
Royalty Fees: $997/mo.

Fit Body Boot Camp is a fitness franchise with over 600 locations in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. The company provides 30-minute workouts that include warm-ups and cool-downs, that utilize high intensity interval training, which involve cycles of cardio, strength, and resistance training. Fit Body Boot Camp is the most affordable, profitable, and game-changing fitness franchise that's amazingly easy to own and operate.

Gold's Gym

Founded in: 1965
Franchising since: 1980
Franchise units: 550+ Worldwide
Initial investment: $2,218,250 - $5,000,500
Royalty Fees: 5%

Gold’s Gym is one of the premier fitness center headquartered in Dallas, United States. Being the undisputed, worldwide leader in fitness for the past 47 years has its privileges and invites partners to reap the benefits of their success. In addition to running the health club facilities, franchisees sell Gold's Gym licensed apparel through their Pro Shops.

Anytime Fitness

Founded in: 2001
Franchising since: 2002
Franchise units: More Than 4000 worldwide
Investment Range: $107,524 - $722,796
Royalty Fees: $449 - $549/mo.

Anytime Fitness is the innovator of 24 hrs, co-ed fitness and the world's fastest growing fitness chain. Anytime Fitness operates more than 2000 clubs throughout the world. In fact, Anytime Fitness is the fastest growing co-ed fitness franchise in the world. And, for the 5th consecutive year, Anytime Fitness received a "Top 50 Franchisee Satisfaction Award", presented by Franchise Business Review. Anytime Fitness clubs are open 24 hours a day every day of the year, thanks to security systems that allow members to access the clubs during unstaffed hours.

Snap Fitness 24/7

Founded in: 2003
Franchising since: 2004
Franchise units: 1300+ worldwide
Investment Range: $160,000 - $320,000
Royalty Fees: $529/mo.

Snap Fitness is the world’s fastest growing health club chain with a global presence of 2500 + clubs spread across US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, England, Egypt and India. Snap offers a more sustainable alternative to traditional `big box` health clubs with lower investment (operational) costs and much better returns. With a focus on providing members with the best equipment, guidance, and value-added services to help them achieve results, Snap Fitness is a global leader in fitness franchises.


Founded in: 2008
Franchising since: 2013
Franchise units: 200+
Investment Range: $56,072 - $121,673
Royalty Fees: 6%

GYMGUYZ provides in-home personal training in the comfort of client’s own home and instructors bring all the equipment needed for a great workout. GYMGUYZ first created a new category within the fitness industry: in Home Personal Training. This is one of the reasons their franchise is expanding so rapidly.


Founded in: 2014
Franchising since: 2015
Franchise units: 150
Initial investment: $284,350 - $497,150
Royalty Fees: 7%

CycleBar is the largest network of Premium Indoor Cycle Studios in the world, with more than 200 locations slated to open throughout 2020. As the FIRST and ONLY premium indoor cycling fitness concept offered as a franchise opportunity, CycleBar was built to LEVERAGE this existing awareness and demand in every market and provide a business opportunity for entrepreneurs to enjoy an exceptionally high margin business that is relatively simple to operate. CycleBar is the first and only truly premium experiential fitness concept offered in franchising.

World Gym

Founded in: 1976
Franchising since: 1982
Franchise units: 200+
Initial investment: $762,200 - $3,212,500
Royalty Fees: $1K/mo.

World Gym International is an American fitness center which also offer products for workout gear such as sports bags, water bottles, nutrition products, accessories, gym clothing and apparel. The franchisor offers the opportunity either to open and operate a new World Gym brand fitness facility or to convert an existing fitness center to a World Gym brand fitness facility under its traditional World Gym program described in the franchise agreement.

Workout Anytime 24/7

Founded in: 1999
Franchising since: 2005
Franchise units: 156
Investment Range: $555,500 - $996,400
Royalty Fees: $499+/mo.

Workout Anytime gyms are open 24-hours, every day to help anybody meet his/her fitness goals and offer cardio, personal training, tanning and more. Opening a gym franchise with Workout Anytime is an excellent way to get involved in the booming fitness industry and build a business for yourself.


Founded in: 2007
Franchising since: 2009
Franchise units: More Than 700 worldwide
Investment Range: $91,600 - $133,200
Royalty Fees: $550/mo.

9Round gyms use boxing and kickboxing fitness training methods in a 30-minute circuit-training format. Customers move between 9 different workout stations while supervised by a personal trainer. The 9Round Fitness Franchise Opportunity is breaking the mold in the fitness industry. Owning a 9Round fitness franchise is a rewarding and profitable experience.

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