Bolton teacher started drama lessons during Covid pandemic

March 30, 2021

A TEACHER and mum-of-three has made it her mission to help improve children’s wellbeing by introducing them to the world of performing arts. Laura Hanlon began a new Little Voices franchise in Bolton at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, running drama and singing lessons for children aged four to 18.

 
With venues due to reopen in April, the primary school teacher wants to spread the message and help as many children as possible after what has been ‘a difficult year for young people’.

In aid of supporting young people who may be struggling with their mental health as a result of Covid-19, Laura and her team have kept children engaged during lockdown with free video workshops and weekly lessons.

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Laura, 33, who lives in Lostock, bought the Bolton franchise in April 2020 during the first national lockdown but has been determined to help it grow. She also runs the Bury franchise of the national performing arts training organisation.

She said: “At first it was a really stressful time as I tried to get my head around taking over a new business and growing it, as well as taking our lessons online.

“It was so important for our pupils to still have structure and normality in a confusing time in their lives.

“I met most of my pupils for the first time while we were online. Every time we went back into venue following a lockdown, more pupils joined and amazingly we are going from strength to strength.”

Founded in Blackburn in 2007, Little Voices grew nationally, with more than 50 franchises dotted across the UK, from Bolton to London.

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The group prides itself in having small classes and putting students through their London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) exams.

Laura added: “I wasn’t going to be defeated as I knew I had such a strong support network of fellow principals around me and parents who were calling out for some positivity and fun in their children’s lives.

“Performing arts is perfect for this as it really boosts children’s wellbeing – allowing them to believe they can do it. I love watching their confidence grow.

“I have spent most of this year seeing my pupils through a computer screen and there is now a real buzz that we are heading out of this and we will be back into our venues finally.”

Laura has big hopes for the future, with plans to put pupils through their LAMDA exams soon while welcoming more youngsters.

By Sam Ormiston

Source: The Bolton News

Bubblewrap sets out ambitious UK expansion plans

March 29, 2021

Instagram-favourite London waffle concept Bubblewrap is to expand across the UK with plans to grow to 25 stores over the next five years.

 
The brand, which has two stores in Chinatown and Covent Garden, has partnered with Seeds Consulting to begin franchising in the UK, central and western Europe and the Middle East.

Bubblewrap was founded by Tony Fang in 2015 and serves Hong Kong-style egg waffles with a wide variety of toppings. Its first Chinatown store launched in 2017 and fast became a social media sensation, with initial Facebook videos created by Time Out and Buzzfeed reaching 33 million views.

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According to Seeds Consulting’s website a typical Bubblewrap store could be an eat in, takeaway and delivery unit no larger than 700 sq ft in a busy high street, or a 300 sq ft kiosk in a regional shopping mall.

Fang said: “We operate in both the Capco and Shaftesbury estates successfully. We see a huge opportunity with other key landlords in shopping centres, high streets and leisure locations as they can benefit greatly from a unique and footfall-driving concept like Bubblewrap.

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“Before Covid, our business was flying. This has allowed us to survive in spite of being located in central shopping districts, and we are now best positioned to take advantage of the new market conditions to scale our brand in the UK and key regions like the GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council].”

Seeds Consulting is a food franchise consultancy founded by Matteo Frigeri and David Living in 2010 and also works with Benihana, Las Iguanas and FlowerBurger.

By Sophie Witts

Source: The Caterer

Co-op opens first service station convenience store in Cornwall

March 26, 2021

The Co-op has launched its first franchised store at a service station, with the opening of Co-op Cornwall Services. The new outlet is the 15th franchised store for the convenience retailer.

 
Its existing franchise estate includes independent retailers, university campuses, Nisa partners, Costcutter company-owned stores and its first partnership with a catering business, Gather & Gather. The Co-op sees the new service station store highlighting the brands breadth, diversity and agility of its franchise proposition.

The company says the new 2,000 sq. ft. Co-op store (located off the Victoria Interchange junction off the A30) will open between 7am-10pm seven days a week, support 20 local jobs and run on 100 per cent renewable electricity.

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Designed to service business travellers, commuters and tourists who pass through the area, the store offers customers an extensive food-to-go range with hot and cold sandwiches, snacks and chilled drinks. An in-store bakery will also offer pastries and Co-op’s Ever Ground Fairtrade coffee.

Martin Rogers, head of new channels at the Co-op, said: “We’re always looking for ways to reach new customers and members, and our Cornwall Services store is a great example of how our franchise model can flex to work in a number of different locations to meet differing customer missions.

“The Cornwall Services’ Co-op is a fantastic looking store in a cutting-edge service station in the heart of the county and will add a real point of difference for commuters, giving them access to award-winning and quality food on the go.

“Our franchise offering has gone from strength to strength as we focus on generating mutual value with forward thinking like-minded partners and our expertise and learnings in this area are helping us access new markets all over the country.”

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Mark Upton, the store owner, said: “We’re really excited to launch the first ever Co-op in a service station site at Cornwall Services. The store has a fantastic modern look, a substantial range and competitive prices that provides a convenient solution for tourists and for local people to stop off and top-up on their commute.”

The Co-op also reports that it has recently upgraded its membership at the BFA and is now an associate member of the association, which it sees as reinforcing its brand as a credible franchise partner.

Through its full-service franchise model, the Co-op says it offers a unique proposition for independent retailers who share its values and principles to become part of the Co-op community, giving more customers access to stores, in great locations by providing award winning food and drink, conveniently.

Source: Franchise World

Bluebird Care franchise launches awards initiative for ‘outstanding’ team members

March 25, 2021

A Bluebird Care franchise has launched its first awards event to recognise care staff who went above and beyond throughout 2020.

The directors at Bluebird Care Scarborough chose the winners of three awards based on nominations they had been sent by team members.

 
Emma Thompson started working at Bluebird Care Scarborough almost six years ago and was recognised as Bluebird Care Scarborough’s Care Manager of the Year. She was nominated by her colleagues for the leadership, guidance and support she continues to offer them.

Steph Walker, care coordinator at Bluebird Care Scarborough, said: “Emma is by far the best manager I have ever worked under. She is always supportive and understanding. I rarely find myself in a situation where she doesn’t know the answer and if she doesn’t it never takes her long to find it.

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“I have already learned so much from her and continue to do so each day. She genuinely cares about the well-being of all our customers and staff. Honestly, she is a breath of fresh air.”

Commenting on the win, Thompson said: “I was speechless when I realised I had won the Care Manager of the Year Award, anybody that knows me, knows it is not often I am lost for words. I always give 100% and I have high expectations of myself and my team.

“Our customers receiving the highest level of quality care and support that they need and deserve is very important to me, it is my passion and my motivator, it is why I came into the care sector all those years ago. If I am honest, I believe I am just doing my job, but it is truly lovely to know that people recognise my efforts and appreciate them.”

Tracey Tonge, who has worked at Bluebird Care Scarborough since October 2020 was crowned Team Member of the Year. Tonge was praised for her positive attitude and willingness to go above and beyond for customers.

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She said of her win: “I was very shocked to hear I had been nominated, I really enjoy the role I do, and find it comes natural to me. To find out I won the award was amazing I was totally lost for words. Since starting at Bluebird Care Scarborough I feel like I have grown stronger as a person and very much enjoy my work which is a different role for me as I worked in retail for most of my life.

“I would never see myself going back to retail as this role suits my caring nature, and I really enjoy my job here.”

Sharron Rogers won Bluebird Care Scarborough’s Care Assistant of the Year Award. She has worked as a Care Assistant since July 2020, having never worked in the care sector before.

The care assistant was recognised for her outstanding work, particularly with customers with dementia who are often more resistant to support.

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Rogers said: “I was shocked and taken a back when I won this award, I didn’t realise that people thought so highly of me and the care and support I provide. I just love my job and it is a privilege to be able to give light to people when they really need it.

“My career has always been in engineering, I never thought I could be a Care Assistant. I left engineering a year ago and joined Bluebird Care Scarborough and I’m really glad I made the change.

“I always want to do more and help our customers in any way I can, making a positive difference to their day is very important to me.”

By SARAH CLARKE

Source: Home Care Insight

Tim Hortons to open drive-thru restaurant in Sheffield

March 22, 2021

Canadian restaurant brand Tim Hortons is continuing with its UK expansion plans with the opening of its first drive-thru restaurant in Yorkshire.

 
Opening in Sheffield this summer, the new restaurant will be located at Crystal Peaks Village Retail Park and will be able to seat 118 covers. As well as having a drive-thru it will also offer delivery options for the local area following the launch. 

The move is part of Tim Hortons’ ambitious plans to create more than 2,000 jobs in England and open a restaurant in every major English town and city by 2022.

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The restaurant brand was founded in 1964 by Canadian Ice Hockey player Tim Horton and is known for its coffee and donuts as well as bite-sized donuts called Timbits.  Other options include hot sandwiches and wraps.

“As we continue our expansion across the UK, we knew it was only a matter of time before we found the perfect location to bring our first Tim Hortons drive-thru to Yorkshire,” says Kevin Hydes, chief commercial officer of Tim Hortons franchise in the UK.

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“We’ve had huge demand to bring the brand to Sheffield and it really excites us to be launching in a city famed for its Ice Hockey and presence within the Elite League.”

Tim Hortons is one of the largest restaurant chains in North America with more than more than 4,700 sites located in Canada, theUS, and around the world. It launched in the UK in June 2017 with a debut restaurant in Glasgow and now operates 27 venues in the UK, including its flagship in Leicester city centre

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From engineering to home care: One franchisee’s story of building a care business

March 18, 2021

Sukhi Dhillon, director and franchise owner of In Home Care’s Hertford branch, discusses his journey into the care sector, supporting the local community, and the impact of Covid-19.

 
When it comes to our loved ones, we want only the best care for them. Care that enables them to have the support they need, but also keep their support network of family and friends around them. Unfortunately, modern life being the way it is means that it is not always easy to be physically “there” to support them, particularly during the last year with Covid-19.

I have lived in the Hertford area for many years, and I wanted to make a genuine difference to the lives of people in the community. So, when I was presented with an opportunity to start a business which supports and cares for individuals within their own homes, I felt that it was a natural step for me to take.

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I have not always worked in care – I graduated with a BEng (Hons) in Electronics Engineering from Middlesex University and began working as an engineer. However, I soon found myself transitioning into sales and marketing, which enabled me to gain solid, in-depth knowledge of how businesses operate, albeit in a hugely different sector to the one I am in now.

During my marketing days, I held several project manager roles, spanning industries from defence and government IT, through to finance and what we have now come to understand as video conferencing. Most recently, I was employed within the fire safety sector. I also studied part-time for an Executive MBA at the University of Hertfordshire.

Having such a varied background in a multitude of industries has allowed me to understand where my passion truly lies. I reached a stage where I wanted to run my own business, but starting up in the technological sector brings with it weighty initial costs and the risks are just as high. It is also important to do your research carefully – being familiar with an industry does not necessarily mean it is where your passion lies and there is also the danger of entering a market which has low growth potential.

Working with a franchisor vastly reduces that risk. Through a franchisor, entrepreneurs can work alongside industry experts and learn from their experiences, with access to a solid, proven business and brand. They are the ones who know first-hand what it is like to build a business in that specific sector and are just as committed to developing the local franchise as the franchisee is.

In 2019, I had the opportunity to become In Home Care’s first franchisee, covering Hertford and the surrounding communities. From the beginning, I was made to feel part of the In Home Care family, with plenty of support and ideas from the founders based on everything they had learnt in building the company since 2011, and the staff at the head office which I visited before formally committing.

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Then, of course, Covid-19 hit. Like most businesses, we have had our fair share of difficulties: families fearful of the spread of the virus began stopping their care packages or had been furloughed so they were able to look after their loved ones themselves. As a new care provider, we were also ineligible for funding from local governments and the NHS, making it even more challenging to bring in new customers.

It has also been a challenge to bring in new carers during the pandemic. For those not furloughed, work has remained one of the few constants during this time and so it was only natural that few people were comfortable in changing roles with all the uncertainty around.

With the continuing support of the directors, we weathered the storm. We used the lockdown periods to invest in our team of existing carers and office staff, with our objective being to deliver the highest standard of care we possibly can. This has quickly become an integral part of our company culture, with success clearly reflected in the number of referrals we have received from other industry professionals and the reviews from our customers.

If I could pinpoint one lesson I have learnt as a franchisee, it is that a ‘team’ extends far beyond the people doing the day jobs; it includes the other healthcare professionals we work with, businesses on our doorstep also offering services to the elderly, and of course, the customer and their support network. Only by collaborating closely together can we achieve what we set out to do.

Make no mistake, franchising – and indeed running your own business – is not for everyone and it does take a great amount of work. It is essential for prospective franchisees to choose carefully and be sure beyond doubt that they are entering an industry they are truly passionate about, with a company they feel they can trust.

The team I referred to earlier also encompasses other franchisees within the network. Knowing how they have overcome obstacles that most new franchisees will encounter, like the ones I have alluded to, not only acts as an inspiration but also aids the new franchisee in theirs and their team’s own development.

Lastly, and probably most importantly, franchising is there to be enjoyed. Yes, there will be challenges, but the sense of pride and accomplishment when the positive reviews start coming in is difficult to rival.

In Home Care has grown significantly during the past 18 months. From me as the first franchisee there are now franchises covering Essex, North London, West Sussex, with others opening closer to our own office – and I personally cannot wait to see them prosper as we have here in Hertford.

By SARAH CLARKE

Source: Home Care Insight

A new Co-op store to open at Cornwall Services on A30 near Bodmin

March 17, 2021

The Cornwall Services on the A30 is expanding with a new onsite Co-op franchise store.

The new store, near Bodmin, Cornwall due to open on March 18 is expected to create 20 jobs.

 
It is part of a £500,000 investment by Co-op in Cornwall.

Including an in-store bakery, the new Co-op will offer a wide selection of fresh produce, store cupboard essentials and ready meals including all the leading brands in addition to a selection of local regional items.

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Erica Smedley, the store manager said: “Whether it’s popping in for essential groceries, a sandwich on the move or picking up a ready meal on the way home from work, everyone will benefit from great value prices, seven days a week opening and free and easy parking.”

The chain said it will be donating dinner kits, tote bags of essential groceries, to two local charities Fair Exchange Bodmin which is a community support group set up during the pandemic and St Petrocs, the charity working to end street homelessness in Cornwall and which already has a contactless collection point at Cornwall Services.

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Iain Inchley from St Petrocs, said: “Maintaining a healthy diet for people experiencing homelessness can be difficult, but it has been even harder over the last year so food donations such as these are vital in helping people stay healthy and move forwards with their lives.”

Mark Upton, franchisee and part of the commercial team at Cornwall Services, said: “We believe the new Co-op will be a hugely popular addition for both locals and tourists alike – and being the first service station in the country to have a Co-op store on site is very exciting.”

By Olivier Vergnault

Source: In Your Area

New franchisee ‘perfectly aligned to the Alchemy family and ethos’

March 16, 2021

Alchemy Virtual Assistant (VA) has welcomed Midlands-based Gemma McMillan to its network of virtual assistants for entrepreneurs and small enterprises, after she decided to pursue her business dreams during a Covid-19 lockdown.

 
With decades of experience in administration, sales, customer service and client liaison roles, McMillan felt it was the right time to leave her secure job at an international shipping firm to focus on her new venture: “Sure, there are lots challenges right now but there are also lots of opportunities as a result of Covid and Brexit, and many small businesses are thriving, especially those that are virtual,” said McMillan who had been following Alchemy VA’s founder Suzy Sanders online for a while before deciding to commit to become a franchisee.

McMillan continued: “I have been dreaming of working for myself for so long, but it was reading Suzy’s latest book, seeing all that Alchemy had achieved during the pandemic and more recently ‘e-meeting’ other franchisees on an online discovery discussion Suzy hosted that inspired me. It gave me the courage to finally take the leap, despite everything that is going on.

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“As this pandemic continues, more and more entrepreneurs and organisations are reviewing their operations and deciding to outsource their admin and other business support functions. So starting my VA business now makes complete sense and because I have chosen to set up my new venture with Alchemy’s support, backing, proven business model and ongoing training, I definitely don’t feel alone. Through Suzy and the wider team, I have been given the confidence and know-how to start my own credible VA company.

“My VA Hub is currently working on some really intricate and complicated tasks compiling graphs, data and reports. There are some creative tasks too – refreshing power points, branding, formatting training materials and social media management. My business is all about precision, delivering tangible value and building meaningful relationships.

“I have a great deal of experience across many corporate office and field based roles, and I am genuinely passionate about supporting independents and small businesses. I truly believe they are the life blood of our economy and that’s where I can make the most impact.”

Sanders added: “As a virtual business our VA support has always been driven by having the right people with the right skills, connections and experience, rather than who is in a specific geographical location. We are absolutely delighted to have Gemma strengthening our incredible team based here in the Midlands.

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“As our other franchisees are continuing to thrive despite all the uncertainty, I am excited to welcome her. Gemma has a phenomenal amount of experience, insight and passion, and an abundance of readily transferable skills. She’s perfectly aligned to the Alchemy family and ethos too, and has joined us at just the right time as we attract more and more enquiries from all over the globe.

“I believe the Alchemy VA brand is reaching people as far as Australia and the U.S. because everyone is far more open to remote working now and is much more aware of tapping into a global talent pool. Hiring a virtual assistant partner through an established, family-run VA company is the ideal staffing solution for businesses in these turbulent times – it’s a reliable, efficient, adaptable and cost-effective solution.

Alchemy VA was founded by Sanders in Northamptonshire in 2016 to provide remote administration services, practical marketing and flexible PA support to sole traders, entrepreneurs, business owners and not-for-profit organisations.

Sanders launched the franchise model of her award-winning service in 2019 and Alchemy highlights that Sanders has been listed a finalist in the Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards 2020 for Business Woman of the Year and has also been named a finalist in the Northamptonshire SME Awards 2020 in the categories of Businesswoman of the Year and Lockdown Leader.

Source: Franchise World

Heritage Healthcare welcomes new franchise office in Coventry

March 15, 2021

Home care provider Heritage Healthcare has welcomed a new franchise office for 2021.

Heritage Healthcare Coventry has opened its doors and is ready to deliver care and support to individuals living in Coventry, Rugby and the surrounding areas.

 
The service will deliver personal care, companionship, domestic help and complex needs services to older individuals or those needing extra support at home to live independently.

Heritage Healthcare Coventry is led by franchisee, Ozichi Johnson (pictured), who will also be the Registered Manager for the service.

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Prior to launching a Heritage Healthcare office, Johnson worked as a specialist and registered nurse.

She has worked in various settings, including NHS hospitals and nursing homes, where she developed management skills and an understanding of good practice that promotes independence and advocacy.

“We are totally committed to providing an excellent service to our Service Users,” Johnson said. “We place the rights of our Service Users at the forefront of our aims and objectives and seek to advance these rights in all aspects of the services we provide and encourage our Service Users to exercise their rights to the full.”

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Heritage Healthcare first opened in 2008 with home care offices in Guisborough and Cleveland, before launching into the franchise sector in 2013.

Michelle Fenwick QFP, director of Heritage Healthcare Franchising, said: “We are delighted to see a new Heritage Healthcare office open to allow more people access to vital care and support.

“The pandemic has highlighted the importance of the care sector, ensuring people to feel safe at home during uncertain times and allowing those recovering from coronavirus to return home.

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“Ozichi will be part of our franchise network of experienced business owners who are dedicated to providing high-quality care to local communities. We are looking forward to seeing the success she will achieve in the coming years and supporting her to develop her business across Coventry.”

By SARAH CLARKE

Source: Home Care Insight

énergie fitness, UK’s premium gym chain franchise brings a business opportunity for Indian Entrepreneurs in 2021

March 10, 2021

énergie fitness, one of the most exciting and fastest-growing fitness franchises in the world is entering India and is inviting business owners and investors to participate in the growing ‘premium but affordable gym’ sector within the evergreen gym industry. The brand has opened invitations to become a part of their brand by owning a franchise in the country.

 
Today, fitness enthusiasts are more inclined towards working out in an environment that gets them fit while having fun and socializing; a place they can feel they belong. Having this philosophy at the core, énergie fitness, UK’s No. 1 Premium Gym, has entered the competitive Gyms and Fitness category in India. With more than 17 years of experience, and over 125 clubs in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Scotland, the USA, the Middle East, and now India, énergie fitness has been émpowering people to transform their lives by making workout fun with new innovative ways and classes to keep them motivated to be regular at achieving their goals. This will be India’s only hybrid-gym chain model with a perfect blend of gym facilities, and specially designed boutique classes that use state-of-the-art technology to keep members up-to-date and engaged.

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A multiple gyms owner with over 20 years of experience and a fitness enthusiast himself, Mr. Sumit Goel, Director, Namish International, a division of Fit 2 Fab Pvt. Ltd., emphatically states, “Investors receive a comprehensive gym franchise package that has been designed to provide franchisees with everything they need to establish and grow a fitness franchise under the énergie fitness brand name. While no fitness industry experience is necessary to become a franchisee, an investor must be hard-working, entrepreneurial, possess a good credit history, showing growth in their existing business(es), have good financial management as well as goal-oriented ownership, be able to deliver excellent customer service and have the ability to adhere to a tried-and-tested method of doing business.”

With newer trends emerging, people are moving towards a selective combination of a variety of workouts. High-intensity classes, boot camp, functional, and circuit training are changing the perception of traditional modes of training. The brand offers signature training modules utilizing all these aspects making it a place that will keep members motivated to come back for more.

The first gym will be launched in the Director’s home city of Lucknow very soon. The next 3 will be in Mumbai, Goa, and Delhi within 6-8 months. The firm is determined to reach 50 gyms in the next 5 and a 100+ in the next 10 years.

Elite Franchise Magazine in 2021 has ranked énergie fitness at number 3 in the franchising industry in the UK, ahead of the renowned Subway chain. Elite had ranked énergie as number 14 in the Top 100 UK franchises in 2018; a super-fast growth for a gym chain. According to the publication, the brand has developed the most complete turnkey franchise package available, enabling ambitious entrepreneurs to succeed in this exciting and dynamic sector. A perfect business with low-cost investments and fast ROI will make one want to add more gyms in the future. The énergie fitness India team is confident of replicating the robust franchising network built worldwide. It would enable them to continue to grow a strong, sustainable business.

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Mr. Harsha Sandhu, Head-Franchise Growth and Development, excitedly explains, “Being a part of the énergie network, you have the opportunity to represent an award-winning brand in your area and build a thriving business while motivating the community to lead a healthy lifestyle. A premium, friendly neighborhood facility that is affordable and accessible to all fitness seekers is the need of the hour. The brand provides holistic support to each franchise at all levels of the franchise journey. The gym area starts from a minimum of 5000 sq. ft. Best of all, you don’t need a previous interest in health and fitness to be a success. We are ready with an effective solution that will help to get a franchise into business, site-selection, equipment procurement, staff training, pre-sales, launch event & associations, media announcements, Operations & Marketing SOPs, Fitness Programming, and the all-important Real-Time Business Intelligence support.”

To gain access to this recognised international name with a proven track record, the starting investment from a visionary business owner for opening a franchisee of énergie fitness modern gym in tier 1 or tier 2 city would be around INR 2 crores. There are just 4 international brands in India and many local gyms. The UK has a population of fewer than 7 crores and still is successfully having almost 100 énergie fitness clubs. Mr. Harsha feels that India with a 135+ crores population needs more. Maybe 250-300 more énergie clubs.

Mr. Goel adds, “When I met the team at énergie fitness, UK, I witnessed these amazing new concepts and the hardcore loyalty of its members. I knew this is what I wanted for my country, and thus took up the Master Franchise rights for India.”

The clubs offer a vibrant atmosphere with its colors and ambience along with dedicated zones for workouts. énergie fitness has developed a signature zone called ‘Thé YARD’, providing an innovative range of classes. It is a seriously cool training space, a fitness playground, equipped with a range of versatile kits. With the instructors specially trained to get the best out of the members, this high intensity 30 minutes group class combines interval, and functional training alternating from TRX training, slam ball workouts, and punching away on the boxing bags. The gym chain will also offer the un-matched émpower Programme, a lifestyle and fitness programme provided at énergie fitness clubs aimed at goal-setting with assured weight-loss, and stamina increase. The programme lasts for 4 weeks, and will even have a money-back guarantee.

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All this is being monitored with the ‘MYZONE technology’ building a workout community. Each member will be fitted with the MYZONE belt during the class for real-time heart rate tracking, which will be displayed on the central screen to help the instructors monitor each participant’s workout levels and heart rate. The MYZONE app is connected to smartphones and can be used even if a member is exercising out of the gym premises and participates in monthly challenges with other members. The app allows engagement and motivation to adhere to the workouts.

énergie fitness has partnered with Top-of-the-line equipment brand Precor and is getting in the latest series in cardio and strength equipment including, but not restricted to, Treadmills, Cross Trainers, AMT’S, Upright & Recumbent Bikes, Rowing machines, Climb-mill, and Spin Bikes. The cardio machines will be using the ‘Preva technology’ that will enable the user to log into Netflix, Spotify, etc., and enjoy the entertainment while working out. The strength equipment will have touchpads and pucks that will speak to the smartphones. The app on the phone will connect with the machine and prompt the user on his workout keeping the last workouts in the memory and prompting him on the counts and repetitions that are done.

The gym chain will have an offering for all ages and abilities, whether one is new to fitness or a seasoned gym user. Members will be greeted with a smile from Experienced staff and knowledgeable, professional trainers who can offer a ‘tailored exercise programme’ to help people reach their goals. Members can track their progress towards their fitness goals and enjoy special offers and deals via the énergie app. The aim is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the community and bring enjoyment and fun back into fitness. With énergie fitness, one doesn’t join a gym; they join a family where they belong.

About énergie fitness India:

énergie fitness, UK’s No. 1 Premium Fitness Club has been brought into India by Namish International, a subsidiary of Fit 2 Fab Pvt. Ltd. With a foray into hospitality, retail, and fitness, the company has a valuable legacy and significant business experience running successful businesses for 25+ years spreading education, hospitality, production, and distribution of timber and rice. Mr. Sumit Goel picked up from the family tradition and delved into the retail sector along with hospitality, construction, and fitness centres for the last 20 years.

Source: PR Newswire