Snap Fitness gearing up for ‘momentous year in 2024’

It’s been another great year for global franchise Snap Fitness as their march up the UK’s industry ranking continues.

Snap Fitness gearing up for ‘momentous year in 2024’

Franchise on brink of unveiling its 100th UK club

It’s been another great year for global franchise Snap Fitness as their march up the UK’s industry ranking continues.

According to an industry report, Snap Fitness was one of just three clubs to open more than five new sites between April 1st, 2022, and March 31st, 2023. And three new operations in Derbyshire, Surrey and Ireland, will open by the end of December 2023, with the company on the verge of launching their 100th UK club by the spring of next year.

Snap Fitness, who are currently ranked the sixth biggest gym operator in the UK, expect to move two more positions up this list during the next few months. Their latest results certainly made impressive reading in this year’s report on The State of the UK Fitness Industry.

Kristen Horler, who is Head of Sales for Lift Brands – the parent company of Snap Fitness – says the franchise’s growth plans are certainly on course to surpass their targets. She explained: “Our market appeal often comes down to the opportunities there are for multi-unit ownership.

“And we’ve been proud to support many existing franchisees realise that goal. Additionally, welcoming new talent into our network is a huge part of what I do at Snap Fitness.

“The results of the UK’s fitness industry report speak for themselves: Outside of PureGym and The Gym Group, we are the only other top 30 operator to have opened more than five clubs between April 1st, 2022 and March 31st of this year. And our results for the end of Q3 (third quarter) illustrate that our membership growth is up by 10.3%. This is against an industry average of 3.4%, and the year isn’t over yet.”

By the end of 2023, three new sites will have opened their doors at Bolsover in Derbyshire; Drogheda in County Louth; and Addlestone, Surrey. Brinderjeet Gill is the new franchisee in Bolsover, while multi-unit owner Peter Dhillon opens a gym 25 miles north of Dublin.

The Addlestone launch belongs to Snap Fitness stalwart John Prior who has over 15 years of industry experience. Ten of these have been as an employee of the brand. He now partners his dad Les, by opening his own Snap Fitness location.

John said: “I’ve been with the brand since it first came to the UK. After working in the industry for other gym brands, I can say without hesitation that Snap Fitness is the best of the lot. I fell in love with Snap Fitness and its approach to health and fitness from day one – and I’ve never looked back.

“Opening my first franchise is a culmination of all the time and energy I’ve invested in the brand. I’m proud to be opening my Snap Fitness gym in Surrey which, hopefully, is going to be the first of many.”

Looking ahead, Kristen Horler added: “Next year will be a momentous one for Snap Fitness as we open our 100th location. We are collectively proud of this achievement and excited to see what the future holds for our company, as well as our franchisees.

“We expect to open an additional 12 locations, spanning the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland, by the spring of 2024.” 

To find out more about Snap Fitness opportunities in the UK and Ireland, click here.

About: Snap Fitness is a privately owned and operated health and fitness club founded by Peter Taunton in 2003. Its global headquarters are in the American state of Minnesota.

Snap Fitness operate in 48 American states, as well as Australia, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

In February 2014, Snap Fitness established a parent company called Lift Brands which became an umbrella organisation for a number of fitness outlets. These include YogaFit Studios, Steele Fitness, Kosama and Fitness On Demand.

Andy Swales
Andy Swales