Fitness Together announcers expansion in Ireland and United Kingdom
The Fitness Together Franchise Corporation (FTFC) has announced an agreement to open additional franchise locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company opened its first location in Dublin in 2006, and the success of the concept has led to early demand for expansion.
Carl Cautley, owner of the Rathmines Fitness Together franchise in Dublin, said his business attracted a surprisingly large number of attendees at the grand opening and more than six times the normal attendance compared to average USA locations.
'Personal training is very new to Ireland and Fitness Together is leading the introduction,' reports Kevin Betts, President of Fitness Together. 'Here in the States, there is a fitness centre on almost every street corner while that is not the case in Ireland and the United Kingdom. We are in exciting times as more people are getting involved in fitness and realise they need to work with a trained expert.'
Fitness Together has shown impressive growth in the last 10 years, catering to a client wanting to work one-on-one with a trainer in a smaller studio. Offering fully-equipped private training rooms, personal attention, fitness assessments, customised workouts and nutritional programming, Fitness Together follows a 1 client, 1 trainer, 1 goal focus and motivates clients to stick to their fitness objectives.
'About five years ago I decided to follow my passion for health and fitness and enrolled with an affiliate programme of the University of Limerick (UL), the National Certificate for Exercise and Fitness (NCEF), and became qualified to tutor level 3,' said Cautley. 'I then researched many business opportunities and found Fitness Together. I believe when it comes to truly helping people live a better lifestyle through health and fitness, you just can't beat personal training.'
Cautley met success with his fitness franchise, which now employs five certified personal trainers and has realised constant growth since opening day in April 2006.
'About 15 years ago the 30,000 square foot super gyms came into Ireland. They provide great leisure facilities but little personal attention,' Cautley said. 'Fitness Together was the first to train clients in private setting, and now my studio is training over 110 clients on a regular basis, growing each week.'
Cautley purchased the Area Developer rights from FTFC to expand the Fitness Together franchise to more cities in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He also purchased the rights to sell FTFC's newest franchise concept 'elements therapeutic massage' bringing massage services to the marketplace as well. The Area Developer rights will help Fitness Together establish more presence in the international marketplace.