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Snap Fitness Franchise UK

Snap Fitness is the world’s premier 24/7 fitness franchise with 1000+ clubs in 20 countries. Seeking owner investors or owner managers.

Vaughan  Maiden Snap Fitness

Interested in Snap Fitness?

Contact Vaughan Maiden

Franchise Sales Manager

At a Glance

Established: 2003

UK Presence: The Snap Fitness UK estate will reach the 100-club open milestone in 2024.

Average start up cost: £500,000

Min personal contribution: £200,000

International Presence 1,000+ clubs in 20 countries

Development type: Seeking owner investors or owner managers

Franchise Info

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A franchise fit for the future

Snap Fitness launched in 2003 and set a new benchmark for innovation in the fitness and franchising markets.

Since then, we have continuously evolved to maintain our leading brand position, delivering top-tier support for both franchisees and members across our 1,000+ gyms in 20+ countries.

As the fitness industry grows, our mission is to continue to be known as the most inclusive fitness experience, which appeals to a broad market and delivers a profitable franchise business model.

We provide an inclusive gym experience, leveraging technology and key partnerships to provide a premium gym experience at an affordable cost which appeals to a broad audience.

Our membership base grew by 14% year on year across the same number of sites against an industry backdrop of 3.4% with the 3rd highest number of new gyms opening. (2023 The State of the UK Fitness Industry Report).

We continued to grow our memberships base across 2023 achieving +23.7%.

Our team provide you with the playbook to make opening your own gym simple. We will help with planning and securing finance, sourcing property, recruiting, and training, pre-sales and launch, as well as ongoing support at every step of the way.

Our franchisees typically see a return on their investment 3 years, enabling them to become multi-location owners at pace to build a secure investment portfolio.

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Full support structure

Working with the right partners in the right way is central to our approach to continue developing the Snap Fitness brand.

Whether you’re looking to be an Owner Investor or an Owner Manager we have a robust support system in place from the very start.

What we provide

  • Planning and finance: Access to funding opportunities through partnerships with leading lenders
  • Property: In-house property experts to help you find and develop the right sites.
  • Recruitment and training: Access to the best candidates available through our recruitment partners. Comprehensive training for you and your team.
  • Pre-Sale and launch: Marketing support and continued coaching help keep you on the front foot.
  • Personal contact: Your franchisee business manager will ensure you have the insights and support to run your business effectively.
  • Ongoing growth: Continuous support with operations, coaching and marketing. You can start as a multi-club owner – or we’ll help you work towards this in 3 years.
  • Member analytics: Innovative back-end technology with insight into member behaviour and needs.

Our franchisees 

The Snap Fitness estate will reach the 100-club open milestone in 2024. We have a strong property pipeline and are seeking ambitious, service-orientated franchisees who share our mission and who want to be part of the growing global health and wellness market.

These partners will be forward thinkers who appreciate the commercial opportunity that results from helping people discover a lasting passion for an active lifestyle.

We offer a relatively low up-front investment, the opportunity for a fast ROI – 3 years – and a clear path to long term, sustainable growth. Our dedicated London-based team of experts will support you every step of the way – from sourcing your properties through to opening and running a successful fitness business.

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Vaughan  Maiden Snap Fitness

Interested in Snap Fitness?

Contact Vaughan Maiden

Franchise Sales Manager

Click on the link below to receive further information on our franchise opportunity. You can also connect directly with us to ask any questions.

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Success Stories

Success Story
Zabir Ali: An eye for a new opportunity

Zabir Ali, franchisee and owner of our Fareham club, is no stranger to all things franchise. As the UK’s largest franchisee for Boots Opticians, Zabir wanted an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of people in his own community. Familiar with the physical and mental benefits an inclusive gym community can have, Zabir decided to stick to his roots and invest in a Snap Fitness franchise.

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Success Story
Dynamic duo - marrying a love of fitness and business for multi-unit success

Property and hospitality duo, Olga and Gurnake Cheema, had over 15 years combined property investment and hotel management experience when their search for a fitness franchise led them to Snap Fitness in 2021. After opening their first location in Bodmin, Cornwall, in November 2021, Olga and Gurnake became multi-unit investors in February of 2023. Just three months after the launch of their second location in Pontyclun, South Wales, the pair have already seen a return on their investment and are ready to open more!

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Success Story
How I became a multi-unit franchisee in just two years

For some franchisees, becoming a successful multi-unit owner can be several years in the making. However, for Sam Aujla it only took two. Now operating three Snap Fitness locations in Christchurch, Cross Hands and Melksham – with his first Irish club opening in Ireland in September – and already servicing close to 5,000 members, Sam believes that hard work and a great franchisor-franchisee relationship are the key ingredients to his franchising success.

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Success Story
From owning a transport business to becoming a multi-unit franchisee

After opening his first Snap Fitness in Neats Court in 2019, Peter Dhillon has quickly gone on to become a multi-unit owner, opening a further five territories across Dover and Ashford, Warminster and Waterford, with a further three territories secured in Ireland. His most recent gym in Drogheda, Ireland – opened in December 2023 - has since become the network’s fastest-growing club, reaching over 2,000 members its first full month of opening. However, despite his evident success in the fitness industry, like many franchisees when they first started out, Peter had no fitness industry experience before joining. 

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Free discovery webinar - Snap Fitness

Considering owning your own gym? Find out more about the Snap Fitness franchising opportunity on their free discovery webinar on Wednesday 5th June at 12:30pm. Snap Fitness is a leading, global fitness franchise with 1,000+ gym locations in 20 countries across the world.

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Snap Fitness celebrates its inspirational network

Leading fitness franchise Snap Fitness had reason to celebrate at its 2024 EMEA Summit with eight winners crowned at a glittering awards night. The awards recognised the outstanding groups and individuals that have contributed to the brand’s ongoing success as it achieved record membership growth in 2023, far exceeding fitness industry averages.

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Snap Fitness to launch UK and Ireland's largest location in Fareham

Global fitness franchise Snap Fitness is excited to shortly be opening the brand’s largest site across the UK and Ireland. The club will be the first opening for new Snap Fitness franchisee Zabir Ali, who brings a wealth of franchising experience having spent over 12 years operating multiple Boots Opticians locations.

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Snap Fitness continues expansion with strategic investment in Ireland and sets sights on Spain

Global fitness franchise, Snap Fitness, proudly announces its robust expansion plans in Ireland - highlighted by recent openings in Sligo and Drogheda and coupled with a substantial €12.9 million investment in the Irish economy. This move aligns with Snap Fitness' ongoing commitment to enrich the health and wellness landscape not only in Ireland but also beyond its borders.

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Find out why it's the right time to invest in the fitness industry - Snap Fitness Discovery Call

Snap Fitness is holding a virtual discovery call on Wednesday, 13th March at 12:30 pm. This follows on from their hugely successful discovery session last month. This event is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the fast-growing fitness & leisure industry in the U.K. & Ireland. 

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Building a strong community: how an inclusive environment improves franchisee success

Creating an inclusive environment for franchisees is much more than a social responsibility for the franchisor; it is also a business decision which positively impacts innovation, adaptability and the brand’s long-term health. In doing so, the franchisor creates a collaborative platform where franchisees feel valued and can come together effectively to bring about sustained success. Here, Kristen Horler, Head of Sales at Snap Fitness, delves into why it is so important to build an inclusive environment for franchisees. 

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