Australian fitness chain F45 gets into shape for UK expansion with Savills appointment

05 September 2016

Australian fitness franchise F45 Training has instructed international real estate advisor Savills to secure at least 50 new sites in the UK over the next 12 months following the success of its first venue in London Bridge.

The operator was established in Bondi in 2013 and has since opened more than 500 venues across the Asia Pacific region, the Middle East, North America and Europe, making it one of the fastest growing fitness franchises in the world.  It is now seeking single level units of between 1,650 sq ft (153 sq m) and 3,300 sq ft (307 sq m) in high footfall locations close to retail and residential areas as well as transport hubs in Greater London and large UK cities.

Social fitness is at the heart of F45’s ethos with a 50,000-strong community of members taking part in highly immersive team based fitness experiences.  The workouts are continually evolving meaning that members never repeat the same class twice.  Technology is also a key element of the firm’s business model with a patented platform used by all franchisees and a focus on digital engagement with existing and prospective customers.

Luke Armstrong, global franchise director at F45, comments: “Given the rapid growth we’ve experienced around the world, we expect the franchise to perform exceptionally well in the UK too.  People are time-poor, but they still want to have a great workout with support and encouragement from a fitness professional.  This is F45 Training’s point of difference.

“The opportunity F45 offers franchisees is also extremely enticing with a low-cost operating model that uses process-driven systems and extensive in-house technology to scale the business efficiently and profitably.  It also offers franchisees an opportunity to improve the lives of their members, enjoy an enviable work life balance and earn significant income regardless of industry experience.”

David Bell, head of UK leisure at Savills, adds: “F45’s global growth over the last three years has been incredible and we are extremely pleased to be supporting its ambitious expansion into the UK, which to date has been an almost completely untapped market for the operator.”

 
 

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