December 20th 2019 at 12:20am Published by sharpshooteradmin

Canadians are an active bunch. According to Stats Canada, more than 16.2-million Canadians aged 12 and over reported participating in at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity per week. This bodes well for franchise systems that give Canadians of all ages a place to pump iron, boost their cardio, and get fit. Investment in a dues-based business with recurring revenue, such as a fitness centre, is not only a smart move, but also provides entrepreneurs with the sense of satisfaction of keeping Canadians healthy and help them meet their fitness goals.

Fitness is big business in Canada. As Canadians collectively take charge of their physical health, more and more people are seeking to lead more active lives.

Top 10 Health & Wellness Trends in Canada:

  • Mindfulness
  • Diets (ie Clean Eating, Keto, Intermittent Fasting, Paleo)
  • Meal Planning / Meal Prep
  • Self-Love
  • Meditation
  • Increase Social Time (spending time with family, friends, pets)
  • Life & Wellness Coach
  • Education through documentaries, apps, etc.
  • Holistic Nutrition / Holistic Medicine
  • Using apps to track nutrition

Looking to start a fitness business in Canada?  here are the top 5 franchises that you should consider:

30 Minute Hit

The 30 Minute Hit is a high-intensity, action-packed boxing/kickboxing circuit workout designed just for women.  The franchise is looking for positive franchisees who like working with people and as part of a team, and who are passionate about fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle.

3rd Degree Training and Actual Nutrition 

3rd Degree Training and Actual Nutrition is making the journey across Canada and you have an opportunity to be a part of it! As a franchise partner of 3rd Degree Training, the franchisor has done the heavy lifting for you by creating a fitness program that brings results both for your clients and your business.

9Round Franchising 

The 9Round fitness franchise is a specialized fitness centre dedicated to serving clients who want a unique, fun, and proven workout that guarantees results. 9Round offers a kickboxing-themed fitness program that incorporates functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens. The programs consist of a proprietary system of nine challenging workout stations developed by a professional fighter. 

Anytime Fitness 

Founded in 2002, Anytime Fitness provides more than 3,000,000 members with convenient and affordable fitness options at more than 3,800 friendly, well-maintained facilities featuring top-quality exercise equipment. Members who join one Anytime Fitness club can use any of the other clubs at no additional charge. State-of-the-art security and surveillance systems ensure member safety even during unstaffed hours. 

Barre Fitness

Barre Fitness gets you a dancers body without dancing. It is a one hour total body workout that fuses the best elements of ballet barre, Pilates, sports conditioning, and stretching that is guaranteed to trim, tone, and transform your body. In August of 2010, Barre Fitness opened as the first studio of its kind in Canada. With five locations in Vancouver, and growing, Barre Fitness is leading the way in boutique group fitness for women.