AKT Dances into Cities Nationwide with Launch of First-to-Market Franchise Opportunity
Celebrity-Backed Boutique Fitness Concept to Capitalize on Emerging Fitness Segment; Offering Unparalleled, Full-Body Results
September 18, 2018 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, Calif. - Touted amongst some of the nation’s “fittest” influencers from the likes of Shakira and Karlie Kloss, AKT (Anna Kaiser Technique), the nation’s leading boutique fitness concept routed in dance and functional training, continues to prove its revolutionary dance-based fitness technique is here to stay. Perfectly positioned for aggressive expansion, AKT recently announced the launch of its first-to-market franchise opportunity with growth plans to open 500 new studio locations by 2021.
Developed in New York City by international fitness expert and celebrity-trainer, Anna Kaiser, AKT’s popularity has grown rapidly to meet marketplace demand. The brand’s groundbreaking fitness technique strengthens the body and mind through a hybrid program that combines dance with functional training. Through a customized mixture of its four core modalities (toning, dance, interval training and circuit training), the AKT program is truly comprehensive, providing members with all aspects of their fitness needs in one workout.
“The decision to franchise AKT was motivated by the opportunity to provide a completely unique, results-driven and life-changing fitness experience to thousands of people across the nation,” said Anna Kaiser, founder of AKT. “This desire has and will continue to be at the forefront of AKT’s strategic growth and with the help of Xponential Fitness’ team that has grown some of the largest fitness franchises in the world, I am confident together we will create a franchise powerhouse with unlimited potential.”
With a vibrant studio atmosphere, celebrity roster, limitless On Demand digital presence and highly engaged social following, AKT is both a community-first brand and a best-in-class fitness experience. At AKT, members dance, sweat and get stronger all while surrounded by a strong sense of community, motivation and electric energy.
“When comparing AKT to other boutique fitness concepts, nothing even comes close to matching the experience. As we prepare for momentous growth, we are committed to fulfilling AKT’s founding vision of offering an unparalleled fitness experience,” said Anthony Geisler, CEO and founder of Xponential Fitness. “We look forward to growing the brand with passionate partners that will be able to take advantage of AKT’s sophisticated business model and unit-level economics.”
To aid in its nationwide growth, AKT is currently seeking qualified franchise partners with a passion for fitness and who exhibit strong leadership skills and business acumen. Backed by Xponential Fitness’ 25 years of fitness franchising experience, AKT offers potential franchisees the opportunity to capitalize on a turnkey concept in an emerging market with tremendous support, infrastructure and knowledge. The total investment range to open an AKT franchise is $346,100 - $487,000.
Founded in 2013 by international fitness expert, Anna Kaiser, AKT is a revolutionary fitness technique concept rooted in dance and functional training. With thousands of clients visiting per week, including celebrities like Kelly Ripa and Shakira, AKT provides members with an ever-changing curriculum that combines a customized mixture of its four core modalities (toning, dance, interval training and circuit training) to deliver a fun, high-energy and full-body workout experience like no other. Headquartered in Irvine, Ca. with studio locations in New York City, Hamptons, AKT is backed by Xponential Fitness, a team with more than 25 years’ experience in fitness franchising. To learn more about AKT, visit www.theakt.com.
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