Fitness Machine Technicians offers low-cost franchise opportunities to potential franchisees interested in operating a proven, service-based business in the fitness industry. By Cindy Charette
Affordable Opportunities in the U.S. and Canada
Fitness Machine Technicians offers low-cost franchise opportunities to potential franchisees interested in operating a proven, service-based business in the fitness industry.
As a Fitness Machine Technicians franchisee, your business will specialize in the commercial and residential maintenance and repair of fitness equipment. Clients may include fitness centers, corporations, hotels, condominiums, colleges/universities, government services, property management companies, and residential homes.
Don Powers, CEO and founder of Fitness Machine Technicians, said: “We greatly value being a franchise that is affordable for people to make the leap and become their own boss. With low overhead and expenses, our home-based model was key to the success of our franchisees during the pandemic.”
Powers, who has over 35 years of experience in the fitness industry, initially owned and operated five exercise-equipment retail stores for commercial and residential clients. He founded Fitness Machine Technicians in 2002 and franchised in 2012. With its proven history of success and need in the fitness industry, this recession-resistant business does not rely on technology, has little competition, and offers semi-absentee or owner-operator models. Large territories or multi-unit opportunities are still available throughout the U.S. and now in parts of Canada.
In May 2021, Fitness Machine Technicians announced its expansion into Canada, with its first signed franchisee scheduled to open in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Powers said: “It’s been a thrill to grow our footprint across the U.S. over the past few years, and we couldn’t be more excited to expand internationally to our northern neighbor of Canada. This has always been a part of our strategy, and I’m happy to see it come to fruition with our first Canada franchise set to open this summer.” Powers has set goals to grow approximately 20 large territories and 10 to 15 medium-sized territories in Canada over the next few years, targeting Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia.
Powers also noted that a potential franchisee in Canada is planning to become a business partner with a franchise consultant. Powers stated: “So if a franchise consultant is becoming a business partner with a franchisee, that means a consultant is behind us 100%. That’s incredible.” Powers is excited to see the partnership take place, because this will be another great validation point for his brand.
In the U.S., Powers plans to add seven new locations this year. Recently, he has seen an increase in interest internally for franchise growth. In the last few months, franchisees have reached out to Powers expressing interest in scaling their franchise by growing their existing locations or opening additional territories across the country.
Powers said: “The growth of our franchise system is now coming from inside, meaning existing franchisees are buying other territories.” Powers sees this as an incredibly positive sign, showing that current franchisees really love and trust the brand.
The company’s award-winning franchise currently has 45 franchises in the U.S., with over 100 territories operating in 31 states. To date, Fitness Machine Technicians’ awards in 2021 include being named a FRAN-TASTIC 500 winner by FranServe, Inc. for the second consecutive year, as well as ranking number 24 in Entrepreneur’s Top 100 Franchises for Less Than $100,000, and number 208 in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500. The Franchise 500 ranking is based on five pillars: cost and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength.
The initial total investment for a Fitness Machine Technicians franchise ranges from $71,450 to $118,490 and includes the franchise fee of $45,000 for a large territory and $40,000 for a medium territory. Generous territories are awarded, with a medium size consisting of over 500,000 in total population and large territories of over 1,000,000.
For more information regarding a Fitness Machine Technicians franchise, visit fmtfranchise.com.
– Cindy Charette
2021 Top Franchises for Less Than $100,000 Ranking (entrepreneur.com)
Fitness Machine Technicians Franchise Information (entrepreneur.com)