Express Train vs F45 Training Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Express Train vs F45 Training including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

Express Train Franchise
F45 Training Franchise
Investment $73,700 - $130,000$313,200 - $485,100
Franchise Fee $37,900$50,000
Royalty Fee 5%7%
Advertising Fee 3%$200/mo.
Year Founded 20052011
Year Franchised 20052013
Term Of Agreement 5 Years-
Term Of Agreement 5 Years-
Renewal Fee $5000-

Business Experience Requirements

Express Train Franchise
F45 Training Franchise
Experience --

Financing Options

Express Train Franchise
F45 Training Franchise
  In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees -/--/-
Start-up Costs -/--/-
Equipment -/--/-
Inventory -/--/-
Receivables -/--/-
Payroll -/--/-

Training & Support

Express Train Franchise
F45 Training Franchise
Training * Available at headquarters: 3 days

* At franchisee's location: 3 days

Support National Marketing Campaign

On Going Training

Support Visits

Marketing Support Person

Training & Certification

Support Person

Human Resources Support & Hiring Support

Annual Franchisee Conference

Marketing --
Operations --

Expansion Plans

Express Train Franchise
F45 Training Franchise
US Expansion -Yes
Canada Expansion --
International Expansion -Yes

Company Overviews

About Express Train

Express Train Fitness for Men was born out of a need to provide men with an alternative to the large "Social Gyms" that have become the norm in today's fitness industry. This gives them a place where they can feel comfortable and receive the guidance and support needed to achieve the goals they set for themselves with regard to health and fitness. Express Train Fitness for Men provides an atmosphere in which we promote good physical fitness habits along with nutritional guidance without the hard-sell environment of the other gyms. Our memberships provide for all the instruction and guidance at no extra charge to the client. Our main goals are to help our members reach and maintain their visions of health and fitness. OUR GOALS ARE OUR MEMBERS GOALS

About F45 Training

F45 is a dynamic and ever-evolving leader in innovation across the health and fitness industry. Offering a unique opportunity that is driven by quality, reputation, and convenience, F45 sets itself apart from competitors with a success-proven model for franchisees.
Integrating two of the most innovative and widely researched trends in the health and fitness industry, F45 has created a highly functional team training program. The pairing of interval cardio and strength training has been shown to be the most effective method of burning fat and building lean muscle.

F45 has adopted these two major fitness movements and created a finely tuned powerhouse system with a variety of fun, functional and efficient workouts to achieve maximum results, personal and professional achievement and life transformations.
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