Health, Fitness & Beauty

By Business Franchise Magazine

BUY A HEALTH, FITNESS OR BEAUTY FRANCHISE – FOR A HEALTHY BOTTOM LINE!

Appearances count. It’s a fact. And consequently the health, fitness and beauty industries are blooming and booming at an incredible rate. Health, beauty & fitness franchises are attractive businesses that are guaranteed to make you feel good!

Keeping in shape, being healthy and well-groomed can make you feel vibrant and attractive, on the inside and out. Fit and healthy people radiate happiness, self-confidence and vitality.  Likewise, owning a customer-focused franchise that helps to promote a sense of well-being and happiness can be just as rewarding, not to mention lucrative!

The beauty business is big business. Hair, nails, skin-care, body-care – the range of products and services available is growing and changing as fashion trends and media coverage dictate what’s hot and what’s not to an insatiable market of both women and men who want to improve their appearance.

The idea of Australians as a fit and healthy lot is a fantasy. Australia is officially a nation of fatties, with latest World Health Organization data showing that 67 per cent of adults are overweight and almost a third of these are obese.

All of this excess weight, caused by poor diet and lack of exercise, is unhealthy, not only for the individuals, but also is a heavy burden on the country’s health system. In a bid to combat Australia’s growing girth, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has suggested subsidies to the overweight for gym memberships and fitness equipment, as well as tax breaks to parents to help pay for their children’s sports club memberships. These initiatives bode well for the fitness industry and anyone wishing to enter it.

So, owning a hands-on fitness franchise such as a gym or personal training business could improve your bottom line – in both the physical and financial sense!

Alternative health therapies are also becoming increasingly popular among Australian with recent financial figures showing the sector, which includes Chinese medicine, acupuncture and other therapies to grow by around six per cent per annum over the next five years.

The health, fitness and beauty industry covers an enormous choice of businesses, ranging from gyms, to fitness programs, to hairdressers and a wide range of beauty services including nails, hair removal, and male grooming.  Here is just a selection of the many and varied franchised businesses which are as appealing to franchisees as they are to customers.

Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness is the number one co-ed fitness franchise in the world. With more than 1300 clubs currently open worldwide,  a new club opens every day, and a new member joins every three minutes.

Nearly 200 territories have been sold in Australia and there are more than 70 clubs open. With Anytime Fitness, you’re in business for yourself, not by yourself. With Australian based support, their franchise support staff has over 30 years combined fitness industry experience.

Back Care & Seating

Backcare & Seating is a health-focussed franchise that supplies ergonomic seating, bedding and other products to both the individual retail and corporate commercial markets. Operating for 20 years, it is the oldest and only business of its kind in Australia and is recommended by health professionals, rehabilitation facilities and insurance companies. Backcare & Seating is currently looking to expand its unique franchise system throughout Australia and is seeking dedicated, motivated and compassionate franchisees.

BoxingFit

BoxingFit is the world's first commercial boxing for fitness and weight loss centre - knocking out results that surpass all others in the fitness industry while managing people's stress and weight loss. The first BoxingFit centre, established in 2006, doubled in size within 12 months of operation and rapidly grew to a membership of 1500.

BoxingFit is the world's leading boxing for fitness and weight loss franchise. The 30 minute high intensity interval training systems are proven to enable all of their members to lose weight, get fit and fight stress.

Blow Dry Bar

Due to a huge interest from investors, Blow Dry Bar is proud to announce they are now franchising Australia wide, and there is no need to have any hairdressing experience.  They do all the hard work for you. Recently featured on Channel 9’s A Current Affair program and in The Sydney Morning Herald, they offer the most thorough and ongoing training and support in the industry, low overheads which equals higher profits, contact them now to receive an information pack.

Body & Health Solutions

Body & Health Solutions are specialists in fat loss, weight loss, anti-cellulite and anti-ageing treatments. This is a franchise to suit everyone. Starting from a low $47,900  plus GST, through to a medium style set up approximately $120,000 plus GST plus fit out and then the full set-up from $175,000  plus GST plus fit out. Training is three days, seven and 14 days respectively.  The franchise comes with a variety of equipment depending on your entry level. Suitable for all ages, full training provided, with an excellent return on your investment.

You can start from home and work your way up to a larger business model. Make the best decision of your life and get involved in one of the largest industries on the planet, health, weight reduction, and cellulite.   

Brazilian Beauty

If you have a passion for beauty and the brains for business – then Brazilian Beauty is the franchise system for you. These days, men and women spend more on personal appearance and beauty than ever before. Brazilian Beauty offers franchisees 100 per cent support in all areas including start-up, ongoing training, back-up and business coaching,  a comprehensive, easy-to-read operations manual, and all pricing, computer programs and settings are supplied by head office.  Brazilian Beauty is a very profitable business model, and even when fully self-managed, you can accomplish your business dream.

Brazilian Butterfly

Brazilian Butterfly is a progressive franchise business with a vision to become one of Australia’s most recognised successful and profitable beauty salon chains. Brazilian Butterfly was established after identifying a gap in the beauty industry that had been neglected by other salons – Brazilian waxing. What sets Brazilian Butterfly apart from their competitors is that they are specialist salons offering total body care. 

Contours

Contours  is the leading women’s express fitness franchise in Australia with over 150 outlets Australia wide. 

Contours  is for real Australian women. Offering a convenient, affordable, friendly and supportive environment no matter what shape they are in. At Contours, their innovative program circuit takes just 29 minutes, including warm up and stretching, so members are in and out in no time. Worldwide success, proven performance, Contours is Australia’s most exciting new business opportunity. Benefits include: low start-up costs; extensive support and training; simple business plan; proven performance in 23 countries; and an innovative and unique approach to women’s fitness.

endota Spa

endota Spa is Australia’s largest and best-known day spa network.  Think understated, modern spa interiors. endota’s point of difference is that they only use all-natural Australian treatment ingredients.  An organic skincare range - and behind-the-scenes training that ensures a sublime spa visit for every guest.

With over 60 iconic locations around Australia and a reputation for excellence in spa service, endota are the Australian spa industry leaders.  Buy an endota Spa franchise and benefit from tried-and-tested business systems, irresistible marketing and the power of a network of like-minded, motivated franchise owners.

Ella Baché

Ella Baché was established in 1954 and is the oldest family owned skincare company in Australia. Operating as a franchise network, Ella Baché boasts over 170 loyal and profitable salons nationally. This franchise model is unique, with no royalties and no marketing fees and with territory exclusivity. 

As one of the most skincare respected brand in Australia, Ella Baché is recognised as being the ‘skincare experts’ and this success is attributed to their people, knowledge and understanding of tailored skincare solutions.

Ella Baché provide extensive support through in salon designs, training, business planning, marketing and sales initiatives to ensure individual salons grow. Passion and hard work are rewarded with incentive offers such as cash rewards, training and trips away. 

Essential Beauty

An Essential Beauty franchise offers you the opportunity to own a successful and profitable business with a lifestyle that others envy. By using their proven formula for the establishment and day-to-day operation of your salon, and participating in their proven marketing programs, you can expect to succeed in your business.

The franchisor’s role is to train you, show you how to do it and then provide ongoing support to ensure that the business works efficiently and profitably. Training is not only encouraged, but essential. 

Essential Beauty is established in all states of Australia and is looking for enthusiastic franchisees to participate in their proven system.

Fernwood

Fernwood Women's Health Clubs was established in 1989 when Diana Williams recognised a need for women to have their own special space to work out and get expert advice from personal trainers and food coaches.

Today, with a network of over 75 clubs Australia-wide, Fernwood is the largest organisation of its kind with over 68,000 members and hundreds of staff dedicated to its purpose of empowering women to shine. At the heart of Fernwood’s success is its commitment to members and to helping them achieve their fitness and wellness goals.

Hairhouse Warehouse

The Hairhouse Warehouse (HHWH) concept was first developed in 1992 at Knox City Shopping Centre.  Over the past 19 years HHWH has grown to over 130 stores Australia wide and has been listed for the last 5 years in BRW as the fastest growing hair and beauty franchise in Australia. The combination of the largest range of hair and beauty products along with professional salons and beauty services has proven highly successful.  HHWH is embarking on an aggressive expansion plan to continue to be the market leader in supplying professional products and quality services at competitive prices. HHWH plans to grow its chain to 200 stores within the next five years.

Jetts Fitness

Jetts Fitness is Australia’s fastest growing fitness chain, with more than 85 locations across Australia and a new club currently opening every week. The wholly Australian owned group is on track to become the largest fitness chain in Australia by early 2011.  Jetts Fitness pioneered the 24/7 gym concept in Australia and offers unparalleled flexibility allowing members to work out with contract free memberships and 24/7 smart card access to all their clubs. 

Jetts Fitness offers franchisees strong returns, with existing clubs experiencing ROI of up to 80 per cent  per annum due to low set up costs and quick break evens, with the majority of clubs running at capacity within 12 months.

The business model has been so successful, Jetts Fitness has expanded internationally with clubs currently operating in New Zealand and plans underway for expansion into Europe and Asia in 2011.

Just Lashes 

Just Lashes is rapidly becoming one of Australia's fastest growing beauty franchises. Just Lashes are the absolute leaders in their industry, offering new and exciting beauty trends including lash extensions, teeth whitening, and non-invasive face and body toning services. A Just Lashes franchise offers a business opportunity, as an owner operator, a truly wonderful lifestyle.  The business is designed for flexibility, you can run it on your own or employ others.  Just Lashes will train you in every aspect of the business and part of your upfront cost includes a launch and on-site support during your first week in your new Just Lashes lounge.

Man What A Fuss

Man What A Fuss, the Melbourne-based salon and spa that has been helping men to look good and feel great for over a decade has recently launched nationally as a franchise system. Men now have their own exclusive salon and spa catering specifically for every area of the ever growing body and soul male market. So why Fuss? Man What A Fuss have a unique market position and experienced franchise systems . Man What a Fuss put people before profit, because they ‘give a fuss!’ There are currently a small number of limited territories available.

Max Therapy

Max Therapy specialises in traditional Chinese acupressure massage, acupuncture and traditional medicine. Uniquely created by Mark Ma during his 35 years clinic practice, Max Therapy massage techniques are manually manipulating soft tissue (such as muscles, tendons and ligaments) and working directly on the affected area so people get better quickly. Max Therapy currently has 23 stores in and around Melbourne and has just started to franchise.  The establishment of the Max Therapy Academy will ensure new franchisees and staff are thoroughly trained in all the required skills.

Muscle Beach

Muscle Beach have been supplying Australians with the world’s best body supplements since 1993. Offering a huge variety of quality products, assisting with individual training programs and providing expertise on supplementation strategies, Muscle Beach are now franchising.  A Muscle Beach franchise offers a business with enormous growth potential in a retail environment.

Nails Now

Here it is, at last, a nail franchise available now in your area. The beauty industry is booming - so if you are looking to take control of your own team of professionals and have a flexible lifestyle business - here is your opportunity to be part of the next big thing in the beauty industry –nails. Let your creative side shine in an industry that is no longer a luxury but an everyday part of the busy women's lifestyle.  Enjoy a great social life at work in a look good, feel good industry.

To have your dream of owning your own business, with the comfort support and knowledge of a winning franchise formula, come true look no further than Nails Now.

Napleon Perdis

Napoleon Perdis is a 100 per cent Australian owned and operated makeup cosmetics company and franchise system. The company is recognised as Australia's #1 makeup retailer with over 15 years’ experience in makeup retailing and more than 675 stockists including 35 prestige David Jones Department Store counters and 60 successfully operated concept stores.

Napoleon Perdis is a clean, creative, fun and enjoyable business helping women bring out the celebrity within.  Napoleon Perdis is now seeking passionate people who are looking at driving a franchise business to success.

Price Attack

Price Attack, Australia’s authority in hair for almost 25 years, has recently launched the Salon Confidential range of truly professional hair care at a truly affordable price. Mixed with the finest ingredients and proudly Australian made, the Salon Confidential range includes shampoos, conditioners and hair styling variants with prices from just $9.95 each. Price Attack is a one-stop shop providing a full service Matrix salon and the biggest range of professional hair care products.  As a Price Attack franchisee you will reap the rewards of strong brand recognition, extensive business support, including extensive national advertising campaigns, a well-established member loyalty program and comprehensive initial and ongoing training.

Snap Fitness

The concept behind Snap Fitness, the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchise, is a simple one: compact, 24/7 gyms with state-of-the-art equipment, minimal staffing and no fuss.

With a business model based on low overheads and high return, the brand made its Australian debut at last year. It offers a proven formula to entrepreneurs looking for a slice of the $21-billion fitness industry. Initial investment starts at $350,000 with the potential to begin recouping start-up costs in a matter of weeks.  New club owners also benefit from a national marketing and PR campaign and a dedicated franchise support manager to assist with sales, marketing, club operations and HR once the club is operational. Intensive training is also provided via the four day ‘Snap University’ induction program. 

Step into Life

Group outdoor personal training has taken off in Australia, and Step into Life is at the cutting edge of this unique business opportunity. Over the past decade Step into Life has developed a proven business model and created thousands of loyal customers in the process. Their simple and effective system, combined with the support of our national website, business education program and franchise owner knowledge network, allows franchisees the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of owning their own fitness business while achieving satisfying and rewarding work-life balance and the benefits of healthy profits.

Workout World

Australia's largest fitness equipment retailer Workout World has renewed its high profile status as the official fitness equipment supplier for the 2011 series of The Biggest Loser. Workout World has been the official fitness equipment supplier to the popular show for the past five years. Biggest Loser contestants will be keeping fit using quality equipment from renowned brands supplied by Workout World including Cardio Gym, LeMond spin bikes, Precor Adaptive Motion Trainer, treadmills, gyms and strength equipment.

Workout World marketing manager Mark Garrahy says the company is proud to assist Loser contestants in their fitness and weight loss journeys. Workout World is seeking franchisees for regional Australia to support the company’s national expansion strategy 

Vision Personal Training

The exclusive Vision Franchise system was recently recognized as the best in the industry at the 2010 Australian Health and Fitness Industry Awards with Vision’s Caringbah Studio picking up the coveted award of Personal Training Business of the year, a reflection of the strength of the Vision systems and testament to the success of their business model.

Vision Personal Training was founded by Andrew Simmons, one of the most passionate professionals in the fitness industry.  Andrew has passed on his passion through the network developing the franchise business with equally committed and dynamic individuals. Over the past 11 years, Vision’s franchise network has grown to 46 studios across NSW, VIC and QLD with plans for a further 5-10 studios opening in 2011.