The Top 10 Fitness Franchise Businesses in USA for 2022

Update: 04.11.2021
The Top 10 Fitness Franchise Businesses in USA for 2022

Fitness, healthy lifestyle and a good look are definitely among the mainstreams worldwide. There has been up to 1800 fitness franchises in the USA so far. But according to IBISWorld, the industry is expected to grow at 1,5% by 2022. The tendency creates favorable opportunities for the entrepreneurs who are either running or looking for a reliable fitness franchise to start. Our list of Top 10 Fitness Franchises includes only proven businesses which offer absolutely various concepts, from empowering place for women who not only exercise there but nurture their mental and emotional health to home personal trainings. Discover the best business idea for you below!

Here are the top 10 best fitness franchise businesses in the USA

Anytime Fitness

Founded in: 2001
Franchising since: 2002
Franchise units: 4043
Initial investment: from $76,720
Royalty Fees: $449 - $699 per month

Anytime fitness is the first franchise on all 7 continents, with over 4,500 territories sold and 4 million members worldwide. 60% of our existing franchisees own more than one club because they’ve experienced the success of our business model. Anytime Fitness offers very affordable franchise and monthly fees versus other industries. The perfect blending of many factors makes Anytime Fitness unique. The company offers a business and product that people need and enjoy, in an industry that continues to grow every year.

Gold's Gym

Founded in: 1965
Franchising since: 1980
Franchise units: 571
Initial investment: from $50,000
Royalty Fees: 5%

Gold's Gym is one of the most recognized names in the explosive 15.9 billion dollar fitness industry. Gold's Gym has expanded its fitness profile to offer all of the latest equipment and services including, group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, spinning, Pilates and yoga, while maintaining its core weight lifting tradition. Gold's Gym has a multi-level comprehensive training and support system that provides management training programs to franchisees. The ideal candidate for the Gold’s Gym franchise opportunity is an individual or a group with business acumen and experience, and a passion for fitness.

Orangetheory Fitness

Founded in: 2010
Franchising since: 2010
Franchise units: 977
Initial investment: from $563,529
Royalty Fees: 8%

Orangetheory® Fitness is the first of its kind and only heart-rate-monitored, high-intensity interval training based on science. Orangetheory® is a proven system that includes ongoing training and marketing – with Franchisor advice on location, programming, operations, business plan and branding. The company wants franchisees and area developers that value an active lifestyle and are motivated by an opportunity to run their own business. Orangetheory® Fitness is an opportunity to be your own boss, with a network of support in an industry that changes peoples lives.


Founded in: 2008
Franchise since: 2013
Franchise units: 231
Initial investments: from $56,072
Royalty Fees: 6%

GYMGUYZ offers the unique opportunity to venture into the untapped home fitness industry and become a part of the #1 in Home Personal Training company. There are many franchise opportunities to choose from, but as a GYMGUYZ fitness franchisee, you're taking a fresh approach to changing people's lives from the comfort of their own home. You'll be breaking down major barriers as we implement healthy lifestyles in the people you work with - giving them their time back while we maintain accountability that no other fitness franchise offers.

Crunch Fitness

Founded in: 2010
Franchising since: 2010
Franchise units: 249
Initial investment: from $255,500
Royalty Fees: 5%

There are many ways you can invest your money, but none have the potential to be as rewarding or as fun as owning your own Crunch gym franchise. Crunch is one of the hottest fitness clubs, in one of the best industries there is. Crunch is widely considered to be one of the most innovative and exciting brands in the fitness space. It's led by a world class team of fitness professionals that have identified a sweet spot in the market that will give franchisees a competitive advantage.

Iron Tribe Fitness

Founded in: 2010
Franchising since: 2012
Franchise units: 30
Initial investment: from $300,000
Royalty Fees: 6%

Iron Tribe Fitness, founded in Birmingham, Alabama, blends one-on-one coaching with group fitness. The Iron Tribe brand provides its franchise partners with the opportunity to create fitness communities that change lives within their respective market. The business model is proven, but the passion for transforming others is required. Iron Tribe franchise development and support staff have created two streamlined tracks to help our franchise partners grow their Iron Tribe Fitness communities quickly and efficiently.

TITLE Boxing Club

Founded in: 2008
Franchising since: 2009
Franchise units: 170
Initial investment: from $49,500
Royalty Fees: 7.5%

TITLE Boxing Club is a boutique fitness studio that specializes in boxing and kickboxing fitness classes. As a TITLE Boxing Club franchise owner, you'll run a membership-based fitness club and provide a state-of-the-art experience. Your trainers will teach members how to incorporate boxing into their overall fitness regimen within a fun and energetic atmosphere. After being recognized by Inc. 5000 as the #1 Fastest Growing Franchise in 2015, TITLE Boxing Club has experienced unprecedented growth with both members and franchise locations.

Burn Boot Camp

Founded in: 2012
Franchising since: 2015
Franchise units: 178
Initial investment: from $40,000
Royalty Fees: 6%

Fitness franchise Burn Boot Camp aims to give women an empowering place to not only exercise, but to nurture their mental and emotional health as part of a community of like-minded women. The opportunity has a low upfront financial investment relative to other franchise opportunities, and availability of prime territories for single-unit and area development. While potential franchisees are not required to hold a background in fitness, ideal prospects have a strong desire to own a business, as well as being passionate and committed to the company’s mission to help women transform globally.

Retro Fitness

Founded in: 2002
Franchising since: 2006
Franchise units: 146
Initial investment: from $69,000
Royalty Fees: 5%

Retro Fitness is a rapidly growing franchise model within the fitness industry that provides a high return on investment, strong-unit economics and streamlined operations. Retro Fitness gyms feature cardio equipment, circuit training equipment, movie theaters that play '80's films, weights, personal training, tanning, group fitness, a Retro Blends smoothie bar, supplements, and chiropractic services. From the day you sign your franchisee agreement, the Retro team is there to support you throughout the entire process.

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