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Our Brand,
Your Business

Being an Owner Operator is the Best Job You’ll Ever Have.

  • Take your first step into business ownership with the help of a world-class partner with brand recognition.
  • Retro Provides a suite of services to assist your every step including real estate site selection, construction oversight, operational guidance, and local marketing.
  • Our gym franchise offers recurring revenue with strong margins.
  • The Retro Fitness gym franchise opportunity includes monthly predictive recurring revenue from day one.
  • Create a wealth situation for you and your family through owning a small business.
  • Open a gym franchise today, real estate opportunities are plentiful. Due to the economic impact on retail, real estate has never been so attractive and affordable.
  • Every step of the way, during every phase of becoming a franchise owner. Our team of experts is here to handle all aspects of club development for you, this is a turnkey franchise investment opportunity.

FINANCIAL
PERFORMANCE
HIGHLIGHTS

$2.2M

AVERAGE GROSS SALES PER UNIT FOR THE TOP 10% OF RETRO FITNESS CLUBS. THE TOP 50% OF CLUBS AVERAGE $1.4M.

$443K

AVERAGE EBITDA REPORTED BY TOP 10% OF RETRO FITNESS FRANCHISE OWNERS. THE TOP 50% OF OWNERS REPORT EBITDA OF $257,000.

5,892

AVERAGE NUMBER OF MEMBERS FOR THE TOP 10% OF RETRO FITNESS CLUBS. THE TOP 50% OF CLUBS AVERAGE over 3,700.

$142

AVERAGE REVENUE PER SQUARE FOOT FOR THE TOP 10% OF RETRO FITNESS CLUBS. THE TOP 50% OF CLUBS AVERAGED $95.

The above numbers are from Item 19 of our 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document. Read Item 19 in its entirety for important defined terms, assumptions, and qualifiers relating to these figures. Franchise offering made by prospectus only, view our Franchise Disclosure Document for details.

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.

Retro Fitness CEO on New York’s Imposed Gym Curfews (Cheddar)

As coronavirus cases continue to spike across the country, local officials are taking swift steps to curb the spread. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo now mandating that indoor restaurants, bars and gyms must close at 10 P.M. for the foreseeable future. Andrew Alfano, CEO of Retro Fitness, joined Wake Up With Cheddar to discuss how this will impact his fitness centers.

FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

When was Retro Fitness founded?

Retro Fitness was founded in 2005 and began franchising in 2006.

How many locations does Retro Fitness have?

Retro Fitness currently has more than 140 franchise locations either open or in development.

What territories are available?

There are potential territories available in all 50 states.

How many Retro Fitness franchisees own multiple locations?

More than 55% of existing Retro Fitness franchisees own or have committed to own more than one location.

Do you have an earnings claim?

Yes, it is included in our Business Model eBook,  which you can download here.

What build out options exist for a Retro Fitness location?

The model is highly transferable to various venues to include inline and free-standing buildings in retail, residential and industrial areas.

How much does it cost to open a Retro Fitness franchise?
  • Net worth: $2M
  • Liquid capital: $500,000
  • Total startup costs: $1.5M – $1.7M
  • Franchise fee: $29K
  • Royalty fee: 5%
  • Marketing/Brand Fund: 2%
What is the estimated initial cash or liquid assets I will need to have?

You will need minimum liquid assets of $500k and a net worth of $2MM 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 headquarters, 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?

A typical Retro Fitness outlet is approximately 15,000 to 17,000 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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About Retro Fitness Franchise Opportunities

Qualifications: You and your business partners will need $500,000 in liquid capital and $2 million in combined net worth to qualify for a Retro Fitness franchise. To get started, fill out this form.

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