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July 15, 2016

The Tapout Fitness Franchise is one of the most well-known and well respected in the industry. If you are planning on opening a small gym and want to affiliate yourself with the Tapout Fitness organization, there are a few things you will need to understand before moving forward. Tapout Fitness is not for the feint […]

July 12, 2016

With physical fitness a major concern among a majority of Americans—from Baby Boomers to Millennials—it is not surprising that gyms and fitness centers are more popular than ever. Many of those interested in beginning a career as their own boss have taken note of this recent “gym boom” and are keen to search out the […]

July 08, 2016

In and out of the gym, your clients are on social media. Just like the rest of us, they’re keeping up with their friends, reading their daily news, and managing their events and social lives by using mobile applications. Smart business owners know that this constant connectivity is an opportunity to build loyalty and community. […]

June 28, 2016

Gym franchising makes a ton of sense for thousands of entrepreneurs in Oregon: You can enjoy the economies of scale and brand recognition of one of the most established fitness names in the industry from your first day on the job. Choosing to franchise with an established name—rather than opening your own gym from scratch—also […]

June 24, 2016

In Stephen Covey’s hugely popular business self-help book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey illuminates a few concepts that apply to negotiating complaints from customers that translate well over to gym franchises. In his book, Covey talks about the importance of being proactive, thinking in a win-win way, and seeking to understand before […]

June 21, 2016

When you take a close look at multi-unit franchising as an expansion opportunity, you can start to see why franchisees find it so alluring and franchisors are excited about this shift in gym ownership. Multi-unit gym ownership is a chance for franchisors to side with battle-tested franchisees and work with Tapout Fitness’s area developers to leverage brand […]

June 19, 2016

Franchising takes the guesswork out of starting a new business—that’s one of the reasons that Tapout Fitness has made such a deep impression on both the fitness and business worlds. With great success comes cynicism and criticism, and you’ll hear plenty of both. Here are the myths you should get used to hearing if you’re interested […]

June 16, 2016

Franchises like Tapout Fitness are a top-ranking, solid business opportunity, and the fitness industry generates roughly $20 billion a year in the United States, but financing gym startup costs can still prove challenging. Assessing your personal financial situation is a logical first step in your search for funding options. You can do this by completing […]

June 13, 2016

Nobody loves a lunge or lat pulldown quite like an American. The entire country seems to be obsessed with getting in shape. Many people are eating better, buying gym memberships, and committing to exercising more. It’s no wonder that gym franchises remain healthy investments according to IBISWorld, a market research company that focuses on industry […]

June 07, 2016

Over the last several years, total revenue in the fitness industry has reached over $20 billion. Many people now realize the benefits of eating healthier and exercising. After making the decision to get fit, they need help, and they will look for a fitness center in their area. In 2015, over 50 million people in […]

June 02, 2016

The franchise industry is growing fast. People are increasingly leery of investing their time and effort in the corporate world. If it is time for you to start something of your own—something that is recession-proof and provides room for growth with the cost of starting a gym even in a less-than-robust economy—the trick is finding […]

May 31, 2016

You would have difficulty arguing against the fact that Americans on average are overweight and not very fit. However, you could also argue that this trend is changing. The message of eating healthier and exercising to improve quality of life and longevity seems to be getting through to the American public. Analysis of the fitness […]

May 27, 2016

When you have made your decision and are ready to search for a fitness franchise to invest in, look for the following features. 1. A Fitness Franchise to Buy Should Be Turnkey When you first decided to go into the fitness franchise business, your vision likely didn’t include working long hours behind a counter, checking […]

May 26, 2016

Being successful when opening a fitness center revolves around one thing: giving the people what they want. One of the most important considerations is the types of classes that are available. You can have machines, weights, mats, and balls, but if no one knows how to incorporate them into a fitness routine, no one is […]

May 22, 2016

Oregon is thriving. With one of the United States’ strongest economies, Oregon boasts a population of over 4 million residents with an understandable pride in their state. Natural beauty, thriving industry, and the jobs that come with it make the Beaver State one of the country’s hottest spots for new businesses. Fitness Is a Booming […]

May 18, 2016

Thousands of entrepreneurs interested in getting in on the next big thing and health enthusiasts wanting to make their dreams more tangible are interested in fitness franchising. Fitness franchising is attractive for a few reasons, including its relatively straightforward operation, assisted marketing services, low overhead, and multi-site expansion opportunities. Fitness franchisees enjoy relatively easy access […]

May 15, 2016

If you are a fitness buff, you understand the appeal of a place to improve your overall strength and fitness levels. You have undoubtedly spent time and money looking for the right combination of training and equipment to get yourself in peak condition. When you are looking for the right business opportunity, the $24 billion […]

May 10, 2016

Ah, the gym. It’s the mecca of muscle, the court of cardio, and a money-making machine for owners who understand that making money depends more on their business acumen than how much they can bench press. The bad news is that 8 out of every 10 small businesses are destined to fail. The good news […]

May 02, 2016

You work hard at everything you do. Your children, home, and fitness business reflect your high standards of quality and attention to detail. You are a shining example of a well -managed life, happy, healthy, calm and always moving forward. Your passion is helping your customers find this lifestyle also. Lately, you feel as though […]

April 29, 2016

People from all around the country are increasingly flocking to fitness centers to tone up and get in shape. When you think about it, fitness centers are one of the most convenient and affordable ways for members to gain access to thousands of dollars worth of equipment, group workout classes, one-on-one personal coaching, and loads […]

April 27, 2016

Have you ever dreamed about opening your own gym? Maybe at one point you thought seriously about owning and operating a gym, but then became discouraged when you were faced with the challenge of developing a branding image from scratch, creating your own marketing and advertising initiatives, and locating enough startup capital to get your […]

April 21, 2016

There are a lot of independent gym owners out there who aren’t experiencing the results that they feel they should be getting. Many managers, trainers, and fitness salespeople feel the same way—they’re doing things like marketing and offering discounts on social media, but they’re not seeing results. What’s going on here? 4 Challenges That Come […]

April 18, 2016

If you are a fitness fanatic and want to share that love while becoming your own boss, then you should consider investing in the fitness franchising industry. This is an industry that is incredibly competitive and requires an intensive support staff both inside and out if you want to see business boom. In fact, it’s […]

April 15, 2016

The recent rise in the popularity of organic foods, wearable step counters, and activities like yoga shows that Americans are taking a serious look at their health and lifestyle decisions. This enthusiasm goes a long way toward explaining why everything from group exercises, fitness equipment, gym membership, and new kinds of workouts like Zumba have […]

April 13, 2016

Professional athletes have an intense level of commitment and obsession when it comes to their workout programs. They want a fitness center that allows them the freedom to work out and socialize in ways that are comfortable for them. Pro athletes have a different outlook on how they perform and why they visit a fitness […]

April 08, 2016

Tens of millions of Americans currently own gym memberships, and those in the fitness franchise industry are potentially staring down billions of dollars annually. What’s really interesting, though, is the fact that everything in fitness appears to be trending upward: there are over 30,000 fitness clubs in the United States generating more than $20 billion […]

April 07, 2016

One of the best tools out there for a gym business to connect with current and future members is social media. Coupled with local search engine optimization, social media engagement might be the best one-two punch to make local customers aware of your fitness center and the ways in which you can help them embrace […]

March 28, 2016

If you have a passion for fitness and helping others get and stay healthy, then you’ll find few careers as rewarding as gym ownership. However, making the switch can seem overwhelming and nearly impossible if you’re currently employed in another field. Don’t let this discourage you. Career changes are certainly possible and always worth it […]

March 25, 2016

Owning a gym is equal parts blood, sweat and tears. It’s hard work, and it’s a task demanding enough to send some wannabe entrepreneurs running for the hills. The hurdles are tall and terrifying, but getting to that finish line makes it all worth it. There are few endeavors as rewarding as owning a successful […]

March 18, 2016

The web is overflowing with fitness industry info about owning a gym and industry trends, and like any specific market, it can be difficult to separate the quality information from the junk. If you’re a gym owner, or if you’re interested in owning a gym, don’t get bogged down in the Internet quagmire of offerings […]

March 15, 2016

Although there’s no such thing as a magic pill in business, the franchise model comes pretty close. That’s because a franchisor knows the market beforehand and brings everything from a robust business plan to name recognition and market analysis to bear for your benefit when opening an Oregon franchise. Research into the local area in […]

March 15, 2016

When you are considering opening a fitness franchise, you need to answer a lot of questions before you open your doors and welcome clients. One of the most important questions is: What is my long-term return on investment (ROI) when I open a fitness franchise? A quick search for ROI will tell you that it […]

March 11, 2016

Back in the day, going to the gym meant pumping iron, hitting the heavy bag and sparring in the ring. Gyms were a specific place that only dedicated athletes, like boxers, wrestlers and weight lifters, frequented. To that end, speed bags, barbells and sit-up stations were all you needed to satisfy the clientele. In modern […]

March 08, 2016

The United States is getting in shape—big time—and Americans are looking for places to do it. Worldwide, the fitness industry is worth $84 billion, with over $21 billion coming from gym membership in the United States alone. This dedication to a healthier lifestyle is opening doors, literally, for gyms and fitness clubs, and as America […]

March 04, 2016

You’ve been waiting your whole working life to find a career path that merged your business acumen with your passion for fitness; and you’ve finally settled on gym franchising. Smart move! But what’s next? What questions should you be asking yourself (and others) as you embark on this new career path? And how do their […]

February 28, 2016

There are challenges and rewards associated with every business venture, and small gym owners face some unique challenges. Fortunately, with a little proactive thinking, these challenges can be overcome. Here’s six challenges commonly faced by small gym owners and how to overcome them. Costs of Opening One of the biggest challenges that small gym owners […]

February 25, 2016

When you open a Tapout Fitness franchise, there are two different ways you can go about it. The first way is being active in your business by taking a part in managing and playing an active role with your customers. The second way to go about opening a gym franchise is not being active in […]

February 22, 2016

Franchising is not cheap, no matter what franchise you choose to invest in, but it is definitely rewarding. Franchising can prove especially rewarding when you invest in a franchise dedicated to helping people improve themselves. Getting a fitness franchise up and running is no easy feat, but with corporate help and the wide brand recognition […]

February 21, 2016

There are many great benefits to having WWE and Tapout back your Tapout Fitness franchise. Not only can you own a great fitness franchise and run your own fulfilling business, but you’ll also be set up with the best chance for success with two well-known brand names backing and supporting you. The hardest part of […]

February 18, 2016

Are you dedicated to improving yourself both physically and mentally? Are you someone who thrives with a daily workout? Someone who is always pushing themselves not only with their fitness, but also their career? Then why not take your passion for exercise, fitness and self-improvement to the next level and open a Tapout Fitness franchise […]

February 15, 2016

Have you been longing to become a part of the fitness industry, but still have some questions or concerns holding you back? The fitness industry is currently a $24 billion industry and is only projected to grow in the future. With fitness currently a trending topic, and more people looking to join fitness regimes to […]

February 14, 2016

All sorts of people enter into business relationships together. Some work and others fail miserably, but did you know it’s often tied to personal relationships? Some brothers have gone into business together and have done wonderfully, while other sets of siblings have let rivalry get in their way. However, there are all kinds of positive […]

February 11, 2016

Opening a franchise is a big deal, which is why we help our potential franchisees make informed and educated decisions. We want to ensure that you have all the resources you need to make sure you’re making the right choice in your business career, and an inside person to speak with to answer any of […]

February 04, 2016

Motivated By Results A great franchisee is often motivated by results. This means that they understand that action is not achievement. Instead, a franchisee of a fitness center franchise will constantly evaluate their process in order to achieve results, and if a certain course isn’t working to meet their goals, they can change their plan […]

January 28, 2016

Family Fitness Centers are a rare type of business opportunity worth investing in. The fitness market overall is continuously growing and has grown, thus far, to become a $24 billion industry. What’s important to understand is that finding a niche within this industry in an important factor in predicting a franchise’s or business’s success. However, […]

January 25, 2016

Owning a Tapout Fitness Center is unlike owning any other kind of franchise, or even any other type of fitness franchise for that matter. We have a solid history in the athletics and martial arts communities worldwide and are a reputable leader in the industry. We have done extensive research on the industry, including the […]

January 07, 2016

The bond and kinship developed through a family business is unlike any other type of ownership of a business due to its level of honesty, transparency, and respect in the community. You have heard the term, Mom & Pop Shop, right? Family businesses in small and medium-sized towns and large cities are great opportunities for […]

December 09, 2015

There are a lot of advantages to owning a Tapout Fitness franchise in Oregon. If you are trying to decide about a great gym franchise to own, learn a little more about Tapout Fitness Centers. They are breaking ground across the country and their brand is recognized worldwide with its ties to professional wrestling and […]

December 02, 2015

Much of the excitement of owning a business is the new skills we get to learn as we go along in our journey of entrepreneurship. We also get to share in a community by sharing ideas, experiences, and successes. Building relationships with people, whether they are your staff, advisors, or customers, is an experience that […]

November 13, 2015

Jobs reports have shown improvement, but the global economy, not to mention the United States economy, has been sluggish as we move out of the recession and into prosperity. Americans are hungry for work and the optimism by entrepreneurs in this day and age has never been witnessed, simply unprecedented. Tapout Fitness sees the opportunities […]

November 05, 2015

The fitness game is growing but a leader has emerged coming from the world of martial arts competition. The brand is recognized worldwide and continues to grow and expand, recently being partnered with WWE for training. The WWE & Tapout Fitness franchise is a great niche business opportunity in a growing $24 billion industry. This […]

October 29, 2015

There are plenty of different kinds of franchises to attract the right kind of business owner, or would-be business owner, but finding the right niche in the right market using just the right brand is always a matter of research, comfort level, and familiarity with a community. An exciting new franchise opportunity doesn’t present itself […]

October 09, 2015

Have you ever wondered about the cost of opening a franchise? Or even about finding ways to obtain financing to start a fitness center franchise in your location, one nearby, or even multiple locations? There are a lot of questions to consider when it comes to actively starting a franchising career with a business that […]

October 09, 2015

As with any franchise, there are caveats to running the business and understanding all of the little details that need to be accounted for. Many people often avoid going into a business or purchasing a franchise because they make assumptions about the business. With Tapout Fitness Centers, there are the same kind of caveats and […]

October 09, 2015

You want to be a competitor and earn respect when you take matters into your own hands. You want your business to be profitable with a brand that is strong, committed, respected, and determined to reach their goals through helping others. Ultimate fighting is about honor, just as is business. Tapout has a partnership with […]

October 09, 2015

The single biggest factor and obstacle when it comes to starting and running a business is the funding of the operation. This often scares people away from taking a leap of faith and trusting their own talent, experience, and wisdom. Starting a business is always an obstacle, but many great investments are. Though it’s not […]

September 09, 2015

Why have one brand when you can have two? One brand is great, but two brands increase the credibility of your company tenfold and give you the thing that most budding businesses have the hardest time receiving: recognition. This creates an awareness for the brands that attract many loyal customers that the brands have already […]

September 09, 2015

Paying big bucks for a membership to a gym that only offers weights and mediocre equipment is a thing of the past. What people are looking for now are innovative and motivated fitness centers. According to health.com, modern fitness classes are all the hype amongst gym-goers. ­­It’s not the water aerobics, Zumba, or spin classes […]

September 04, 2015

What do you get when you combine the Tapout brand with WWE? An incredible Fitness Center Franchise! Tapout Fitness combines healthy living with the wonderful world of wrestling. The WWE Fitness Franchise is partnered with Tapout Fitness to create one fantastic experience that caters to every individual’s needs. Why is Tapout Fitness so great? Tapout […]

September 04, 2015

The Tapout brand was founded in 1997, and has since grown into a leading brand that is associated with mixed martial arts, and partnered with WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) as an official fitness and training partner. Tapout Fitness is the only fitness center to hold this partnership. This is no small thing because WWE is […]

February 27, 2015

Business owners are often framed as boring types who wear suits all day and are cold, calculated money misers. This is actually rarely the case. Most business owners go into business to help people or to solve a problem and fill an unnecessary gap. That was the idea behind the Tapout Fitness Center franchise idea. […]

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