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According to INC.com online magazine, CrossFit is one of the fastest growing small business opportunities in America. Given the relative little overhead investment, minimal regulatory influence from CrossFit, Inc., and the ability to open an affiliate in any location from a home garage to a 15,000 square-foot building, opening an affiliate can be seen as an easy task by the uniformed. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s as easy as it looks.
The only thing more stunning than the stratospheric salaries commanded by many professional athletes is how few of these million-dollar-men approach retirement age with financial security.
Leigh Bodden is one of the few.
The District native and former Cleveland Brown, Detroit Lion and New England Patriot is sitting pretty with $10 million in the bank, the fruit of a nine-year NFL career that earned him more than $25 million before taxes.
Now he is launching a post-football career as a business investor, financing the first of three Retro Fitness gyms he plans for Washington. The first is to open in December in a shopping center in the Prince George’s County community of Lanham.
Rodney Steven did not let the disappointment from the defeat of a proposed property tax break bill get in the way of growing his company.
Last week, Steven's Wichita, KS-based Genesis Health Clubs announced it acquired both of the Ozark Fitness Centers in Springfield, MO. Steven had been working on the deal for several months with Ozark Fitness owner Dan Martin.
Congratulations to Jon Lalli of Fitness Connection Dallas! He broke all sales records and personally sold $10,350.00 in Supplement Rx products in a SINGLE MONTH! Then he followed that up with a new record of $11,300.00 in a single month! Great work! If you want to talk to the knowledgeable staff at Fitness Connection regarding your own personal fitness goals...
Since launching the ProFit Market in early January 2014, NAFC has been focusing on educating our students and certified fitness professionals on how to successfully develop their career into a more profitable endeavor.
Through NAFC's multiple strategic partnerships, the ProFit Market is able to provide fitness professionals with various products and services to streamline their business and develop additional profit sources.
As of March 27, 2014, ABC Financial (ABC), the leading software and payment processing provider to the health and fitness industry, announced its integration with Club OS. DataTrak's integration with Club OS allows ABC customers the ease of program implementation directed toward prospecting, sales growth and member retention. By integrating ABC's DataTrak with this vendor partner, real-time information is passed smoothly between the software platforms and marketing tools.
"ABC Financial is excited about our partnership with Club OS," stated Paul Schaller, President of ABC Financial. "Giving our clients direct access to the tools Club OS provides will prove to be invaluable for the owners, trainers and members. Club OS extends ABC Financial's DataTrak by automating follow-up for Membership & Personal Training sales and member retention."
Titan Fitness is proud to announce Supplement Rx as their new supplement vendor. One of the largest franchise owners in the United States, Titan Fitness is offering the Supplement Rx platform to provide the complete fitness and nutrition solution to all their members.
Josh Harwood, Senior VP of Operations says “Supplement Rx offers the quality products and services that our franchisees and their members have come to expect from us. The Supplement Rx program will help our gym locations bridge the gap between fitness and nutrition.”
Supplement Rx not only offers an exclusive fitness line sold only through authorized gyms, clubs, and fitness centers, but the products are truly elite. Manufactured in FDA, GMP registered labs, Supplement Rx products are offered online and/or through the traditional retail outlet inside the gyms. Plus the optional Supplement Rx Smoothie Bar is a great way to introduce your juice bar clients to the Supplement Rx line.
Fitness Connection is one of the newest and fastest growing U.S. chains. With 26 locations, we are also one of the top 25 largest U.S. health club chains. Fitness Connection is funded by a $500 million private equity fund and run by executives that have experience growing local chains to national top-five brands. Fitness Connection is more than just a gym, we offer a well-rounded, interesting and inspiring approach to fitness.
They say, "When you've got your health, you've got everything." If that's true, then wouldn't it be great to be able to give others the ultimate gift: The gift of health?
That's the thinking behind a new campaign launched by Anytime Fitness, the world's fastest-growing fitness club. "My Anytime Story" asks participants to share personal stories about how they're achieving their fitness goals with help from Anytime Fitness – and how they would give away $10,000 to improve the lives of others if they win the grand prize.