WHY OWN A RETRO?

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Consumers Love It

State of the art facility to get and stay fit for just $19.99 per month. Each club provides members a one-stop-shop with everything from cardio to weight training, group classes to child sitting.


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Owners Can Count on It

Predictable monthly income from membership base. Multiple revenue centers including Retro Blends Juice Bar, Personal Training and Group Fitness grow bottom line earnings.

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Investor Friendly Model
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Investor-Friendly Model

A flexible, manager run business with a streamlined and simple set of operations. Dedicated support from industry experts in every stage of development to ensure a smooth road to success.

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The Time is Right

People are watching their pocketbooks and waistlines today more than ever. Ideal for a high value, low cost gym concept like Retro Fitness.


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The Gym Concept with Monetary Muscle

$2,310,030
Average gross sales per unit for the top 10% of Retro Fitness clubs
$798,350
Average EBITDA reported by Top 10% of Retro Fitness franchise owners
3,578
Membership base at the average club (Top 10% have over 6,600)
$160
Average revenue per square foot for the Top 10% of Retro clubs

The top 10% of Retro Fitness Clubs Avg. Gross Sales, Avg. EBITDA and Avg. Rev. Per Sq. Ft. numbers as published in Item 19 of the Retro Fitness 2015 Franchise Disclosure Document. Read Item 19 in its entirety for important defined terms, assumptions and qualifiers relating to these figures.

A Business Model That Fits You

Only a third of Retro Fitness owners are owner/operators. The rest leave the day-to-day operation of the club to their trusted managers and staff, with the ongoing assistance of Retro Fitness corporate. Our current franchise owners come from diverse industries and backgrounds. But they have one thing in common: they were looking for an outstanding investment opportunity that would benefit themselves and their families. And they were looking for that balance between lifestyle and business investment. And they found it with Retro Fitness. Listen to their stories below.

Megan Sweitzer

Franchise Owner - Oaks and East Norriton, PA

Now that I have two successful gyms open, I tell people interested in opening a Retro Fitness that this model is strong. When I was in their shoes, my research proved to me that this model works… so why try to reinvent the wheel? If you work with Retro corporate, you will be successful. They've been successful at other locations, so that's exactly what I've done to achieve success.



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Warren DeStefano

Franchise Owner - Clark, NJ and Glendale, NY

I knew nothing about the gym business when analysing the Retro Fitness business model. What was great for me was that Retro Fitness actually held my hand step-by-step throughout the entire process including real estate, construction, operations and everything in between. They teach you everything you need to know to open and operate the business and coming from the newspaper industry, I needed that support.



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Holli Gagliardi

Franchise Owner - Easton, PA

Our return on investment as a Retro Fitness owner has been strong and profitable. One of the main reasons for that is the multiple profit centers existing in our club above and beyond our membership base like Retro Blends juice bar, personal training, supplements, tanning and child sitting. It's great to know that we have revenue coming in from other areas of the club that allow us to maximize returns.



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Joe Zito

Franchise Owner - Kenilworth, NJ

The best part of being a Retro Fitness owner is I don't spend a lot of time in my business. I'm an owner who has spent approximately 12 hours at my business over the past three years! Retro Fitness to me is a beautiful thing because it's my retirement plan, my pension plan, it's my life insurance plan, but it's something I don't need to stress over. It's very easy to run with the tools they give us and it's become an amazing part of my life.

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Dedicated Support Services

  • Comprehensive assistance in site selection
  • Prototypical design and conceptual layout
  • Virtual and in-person training for franchisees and key managers
  • Initial management training and ongoing business consultation
  • Pre-sale support on how to best recruit and acquire members prior to grand opening
  • Access to corporate management team for business review and performance analysis
  • Regular consultation visits
  • Dedicated marketing staff ready to assist with marketing and social media planning
  • Vendor partnerships and negotiated pricing assistance with major brands like Life Fitness®, Startrack® and Under Armour®

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Each Retro Fitness club provides a unique combination of an affordable, $19.99 per month membership with state-of-the-art fitness facilities that feature 60-75 pieces of cardio equipment with personal LCD television screens, three different types of circuit training equipment, the Retro Movie Theater, Retro Blends Juice Bar, Fierce Nutritionals, group classes, personal training, child sitting, tanning and pro shop with Under Armour apparel making Retro Fitness more than just your average gym. Click arrows below to tour a prototypical Retro Fitness facility.

THE TIME IS RIGHT

Retro Fitness puts you in the right space at the right time. Even during times of economic challenges, the fitness center industry remains strong. In fact, U.S. health club industry revenues for 2013 totaled $22.4 billion. And industry analysts predict a steady growth in the demand for health, wellness and fitness among all demographic groups—from Millennials to Baby Boomers.

Retro Fitness offers you an incredible opportunity to leverage the potential of the fitness industry and is currently on track to grow to 700+ locations by 2020.

WE GET YOU

In a world where what you see is not always what you get, there’s one franchise opportunity that delivers on its promise of delivering more fitness for less money for members while at same time providing a high return on investment for franchise owners…Retro Fitness. How? It comes down to quality. Quality in the brand, the facility, the training and the ongoing operational support provided by the Retro Fitness corporate team. Most importantly, Retro Fitness provides franchise owners quality of life and investment since we understand the need to balance both. Please click the video below to learn how at Retro Fitness…We Get You.

Retro Fitness - At A Glance

  • History: Founded in 2005: Franchising since 2006
  • Total Operating Units: 140 and growing
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee Operating Units: 55%
  • Earnings Claim: Yes; Full Item 19 available
  • Build-Out Options: Inline and Free-Standing
  • Available Territories: All 50 States

ALL OF THE RIGHT ANSWERS

How much does it cost to open a Retro Fitness franchise?

The total project cost of a Retro Fitness club varies from $781,350 to $1,572,250 depending on the size of the space.

What is the estimated initial cash or liquid assets I will need to have?

You will need minimum liquid assets of $300k and a net worth of $1.5MM either individually or cumulatively amongst a group of investors to obtain necessary bank financing.

Does Retro Fitness assist in the design and equipping of my gym?

Yes, Retro Fitness has a "Design Standards Manual" sample floor plan designs and architectural resources to assist in keeping the consistency of the Retro Fitness brand the same throughout the franchise system. In addition, Retro Fitness has a standard equipment package from the industry's leading manufacturers with substantial discounts to ensure the member experience is similar across all Retro clubs.

Do you offer training?

Yes, we provide training for opening and ongoing operation of your Retro Fitness club. It begins with eight days of training at our corporate headquarteres, followed by another eight days of training at your location. Then we stay connected through regular training of your management and staff.

What is the availability of a Retro Fitness location in my area?

Retro Fitness locations are available in all 50 states. The availability of territories will be discussed in full detail prior to signing a franchise agreement.

What are the size requirements for a Retro Fitness Outlet?

A typical Retro Fitness outlet is approximately 12,000 to 20,000 square feet and is determined based upon site availability in your preferred market.

Do I need to have prior experience in the gym or fitness industry?

No. In fact, many of our franchisees come from diverse industries and backgrounds with little to no previous industry experience. We will help you hire and train a qualified, knowledgeable team of fitness professionals to best manage club operations.

What are the ongoing royalty fees a franchisee must pay?

5% royalty from the franchised outlet's total gross revenue.

How much money can I make?

Profitability will vary considerably depending upon such factors as: location, operating costs, financing terms, your ability to manage and control the business, sales and other factors. We do not predict sales or profits for any new locations. We encourage you to discuss this with existing franchisees and your personal advisors.

Will Retro help with the financing process for opening a franchise?

Yes, our dedicated financial broker will work with you in reviewing your finances to determine the best products and services available for financing your Retro Fitness franchise through a network of lenders.

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RETRO FITNESS IN THE NEWS

Retro Fitness has been consistently recognized as one of the nation's top franchises by numerous publications. This is the primary reason why our franchise opportunity has been talked about in Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal along with being featured on MTV, CNN, Fox News and the hit CBS reality series Undercover Boss. See below for the latest news about Retro Fitness.

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You will need a Net Worth of $1,500,000 and maintain $300,000 in liquidity either individually or cumulatively amongst a group of investors in order to meet minimum financial requirements for a Retro Fitness franchise.