Snap Fitness Named Among Top Franchisors for Young Entrepreneurs

National Fitness Concept Catering to Business Needs for those Under 30

April 18, 2011 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Young entrepreneurs have turned to franchising as a sound business option that presents them with a proven business model and the ability to start growing right from the beginning. Catering to those young entrepreneurs looking to go into business for themselves, Snap Fitness, the world's fastest-growing franchisor of state-of-the-art 24/7 express fitness centers, has been named one of the "Top 21 Franchises for Young Entrepreneurs" by Under30CEO.com.

The recognition honors Snap Fitness as a franchise concept that appeals to the interests of entrepreneurs under the age of 30 with features such as a low startup capital requirement and is open minded to young entrepreneurs joining the franchise system. Snap Fitness is the only health club franchise concept to be featured on the list.

"No matter the age, we encourage everyone who is interested in opening up a health club concept to look at Snap Fitness as a viable franchise option," said Peter Taunton, Founder and CEO of Snap Fitness. "As a growing fitness concept, it is our franchise system's goal to provide Generation Y franchise owners within our system the necessary support to lead them towards success, such as site location and low startup costs, along with updated technology that allows our franchisees to manage their club operations online."

Snap Fitness is the fastest franchise system to reach 1,000 club openings since opening their first franchise in 2004. Today, Snap Fitness operates clubs throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, Australia and New Zealand, with additional clubs currently being developed in the United Kingdom.

Samantha and Oliver Beltran, Snap Fitness franchise owners in Palestine, Tex., were both 22 years old when they opened their first Snap Fitness gym in November of 2010. After only about five months of being open, the club has reached more than 700 members and shows no signs of slowing down in the near future.

"As young franchise owners who were new to the business world, Snap Fitness has provided us with the necessary tools and ongoing motivation to succeed in such a short period of time," said Samantha Beltran, owner of Snap Fitness in Palestine. "I always wanted to own a business that was geared towards health and fitness and would allow me to work closely with the local community. The opportunity to form lasting relationships with our members on a daily basis is one of the many factors that has attracted us to Snap Fitness."

While Snap Fitness offers the same quality equipment as traditional health clubs, the booming brand is setting industry standards by focusing on complete member wellness and providing a host of products and services designed to give members better results and more value for their money. By scaling down in size and eliminating unnecessary amenities such as swimming pools and racquetball courts, Snap Fitness offers customers a quality, affordable workout with strong emphasis on customer service and convenience.

As part of their development in training programs, Snap Fitness recently launched easyFIT, a personal wellness program that helps users achieve their fitness goals and better results. The easyFIT device is used to track people's physical activity and calories burned, allowing them to then download the information to their computer.

About Snap Fitness, Inc.

With a focus on providing members with fast, convenient and affordable workouts in clean, comfortable locations that are close to home, Snap Fitness (snapfitness.com) is experiencing phenomenal growth with roughly 2,200 locations sold worldwide and some 20-30 new stores added monthly. Founded in 2003 by CEO Peter Taunton, the Chanhassen, Minn.-based franchisor is dedicated to providing members with more value than any other health club. For more information, please visit www.snapfitness.com.

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