GYMGUYZ Makes Huge Ranking Jump in Entrepreneur’s Latest Annual Franchise 500®
The Fitness Brand Jumped more than 200 spots compared to the 2018 rankings, solidifying it as a Major and Competitive Franchise to Watch.
PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 17, 2019 - Mobile fitness concept GYMGUYZ was recently ranked one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. With the brand’s continued success and outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability and brand power, GYMGUYZ ranked #231 on the list (a total jump of more than 200 spots from the 2018 rankings) with this being only the brand’s second year of eligibility.
“We are thrilled to have made Entrepreneur’s list again this year, and it’s even more amazing that we jumped nearly 50 percent,” said GYMGUYZ CEO and founder Josh York. “This ranking validates our tireless efforts to be a major player in the industry. We have a mobile concept in an important and ever-changing industry, and our success speaks to the fact that we’re able to change and adapt to the market. We take our franchisee relationships very seriously and do everything we can to help set them up for success.”
Some of the key factors that go into the rankings include costs and fees, size and growth support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. When it comes to overall growth, GYMGUYZ continues to rapidly expand, now having 185 locations across 27 states and two countries after just four years of franchising; providing customers with professional service from the comfort of their own homes.
“Consumers today want convenience, they want things to come to them,” York said. “At the end of the day, that’s never going to change. If your brand’s not Amazon-proof, it’s never going to make it. Experience is what it’s all about. If you’re not creating an experience and if you’re not evolving, you’re not going to survive.”
With the brand’s tremendous growth in 2018, GYMGUYZ plans to open another 150 to 200 locations across the U.S. and internationally in 2019, and will focus on expansion in Florida, California, Georgia, Washington, Texas and Arizona here in the U.S.
“The growth has been crazy,” York said. “In three years we’ve grown 1,700 percent. This year is going to be the biggest year we’ve ever had. We’re just getting started and we’re not going to stop. One to three years from now we expect to be in an additional four to six countries. We’re going to make a difference and have a lot of fun doing it.”
In February 2014, Sam Langer of Westchester County, NY became the first GYMGUYZ franchisee. His legacy location is still one of the highest-performing franchises within the system. Sam says that he believed in the GYMGUYZ concept and Josh York from the beginning. What sets GYMGUYZ apart from other companies in the industry is the level of professionalism offered to customers.
“With GYMGUYZ, you have the brand name to back you,” Langer said. “If customers go online looking for personal training services, they may be able to find a trainer in their area, but it could be a random person with no background check and there's no way of knowing if they are properly certified. With GYMGUYZ, you know you are getting someone who is trustworthy, professional and fully qualified to help you with your workout needs, whatever they might be. Having developed that name brand over the years, clients know they are getting professional service when they work with us.”
Langer praised the brand for providing solid support to its entire franchisee system.
“As our CEO Josh York says, the goal for the brand is to ultimately be in every country and every continent on the globe,” Langer said. “With the industry being so positive, the sky’s the limit, and we envision being one of the biggest fitness brands out there.”
To view GYMGUYZ in the full ranking, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February issue of Entrepreneur.
GYMGUYZ is # 1 in Home Personal Training providing convenient, customized, and creative workouts by bringing the workout to you. Headquartered in Plainview, N.Y., GYMGUYZ brings their premier health and wellness services to the comfort of a customer’s home, office, or setting of choice. Founded in 2008 by fitness specialist Josh York, the mobile brand began franchising in 2014 with a fleet of franchise vans that bring state-of-the-art fitness equipment and expert coaches to their customers’ doors. Whether providing one-on-one training or inclusive group sessions, GYMGUYZ helps equip individuals with the resources to reach their fitness goals. Propelled by a unique take on an in-demand service, and fueled by a passionate corporate team, GYMGUYZ is pushing itself toward significant expansion through franchising. Now with nearly 200 locations, GYMGUYZ is the fastest growing fitness concept in the United States. For more information on GYMGUYZ, visit http://www.gymguyz.com/.
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