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Australia’s fastest growing and most advanced group fitness training model. Since franchising in 2018, we have 300 studios open globally. BFT is a part of Xponential Fitness, the largest global franchise group of boutique fitness brands.

BFT: Different, Better

Body Fit Training (BFT) is Australia’s fastest growing and most advanced functional group training franchise… now expanding across the UK and Ireland!

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When we say we are Different, Better, we don’t just mean for our members – although that is important – we also mean for our franchisees and their teams. Competition in the fitness space is strong and being #DifferentBetter gives our model the edge…

Different, Better for members:
  • Scientifically proven training techniques aimed at reducing fat and creating lean muscle into a variety of 50-minute sessions – meaning members never get bored
  • All sessions overseen by accredited coaches in a dynamic group environment
  • High levels of visual content showcasing our programs shown on multiple digital displays allow our coaches to spend more time on members and build unrivalled communities
  • Great value for money as this is as close as you can get to personal training without the price tag
  • Unlimited access to any studio with one membership and no lock-in contract.

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Different, Better for franchisees and their teams:
  • Bigger, better, fairer territories than elsewhere in the industry
  • Industry leading, exclusive, cutting-edge bespoke heart rate technology BFT3 developed by the BFT founder, together with the best partnerships in the fitness industry space for all of the studio equipment.
  • Our evolution of fitness programming at HQ ensures members stay engaged and excited
  • Attractive short and long-term cash flow financial model. Minimum breakeven and cash flow positive time frames. As evidenced globally, low set up costs and high margins create the right formula for success
  • Equipment financing options (dependant on individual circumstances) to help establish your business and assist with cash flow
  • The best equipment on the market that is reliable and significantly enhances your offering
  • Pre-launch guidance and proven activity to secure memberships prior to your grand opening
  • Ongoing training and 24-7 support from HQ. From operations to HR, legal to accounting, there’s always someone there for you
  • Regular activity and events to tap into for membership retention and recruitment including the 8-week challenge three times a year and fitness races like HYROX.

The result: our franchisees have a fast-track to profitability because they attract members quickly and keep them for longer.
  • Average weekly member visits to our studios are significantly higher than the sector at 4 times a week
  • On average, our franchisees break even at month 18 making this one of the top-performing investments in the fitness franchise sector.
“2024 is going to be even better and bigger for BFT. Our aim is to have solid results again, fueling optimism about the trajectory of the health and fitness industry. We will continue to carve a healthy slice out of this growing market as it continues to be a key priority for many people. With 700 franchises sold to date, we’re looking to see significant growth and interest in our brand and will carry on delivering a need in the marketplace that is a welcoming, inclusive, motivating, and a safe space for both franchisees and their members.” - CAMERON FALLOON. FOUNDER OF BFT

A little bit more about BFT

Launching with four franchises in Melbourne in April 2018, BFT now has 700 franchises sold and 300+ locations open across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, Canada, USA and, most recently, Hong Kong. New studios are opening soon in Spain, Malaysia and Indonesia and the UK continues to accelerate its growth with 12 new signed locations. BFT was also awarded the APAC Franchise of the Year Award for two years in a row in 2020 and 2021 and is part of Xponential Fitness, the largest global franchise group of boutique fitness brands.

Our 3 core pillars are:
  • Develop a training model akin to that afforded to elite athletes, for everyone
  • Develop a business system to provide opportunities for passionate people to stay in our industry
  • Develop an education vertical to provide best practice face-to-face education, driving industry standards and innovation.
In your own studio, you will deliver programs to members that are specifically designed to burn fat, build muscle and get members results. Our huge variety of 14 class types is carefully curated in a scientific and progressive nature based on the power of 3. The training involves each week activating 3 muscle fibre types, working through 3 planes of movement and stressing 3 energy systems. Sessions are also measured to ensure optimum results, utilising the most innovative technology within the industry.

Successful BFT studios currently operate in a mix of zones, from retail and commercial through to shopping centres and industrial estates. Ground floor is preferred as this creates easier access and visibility, as well as less requirements for building requirements.

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I’m beyond excited to bring BFT and its world-class training programming and coaching to the UK. After years in the Australian fitness market, I’ve seen the growth and success of the BFT franchise network and am now honoured to have the opportunity to launch BFT in London, Battersea. BFT have built an incredible brand, systems and community that is second to none so that franchisees experience success when they join the network.

The UK fitness market is ready for something new and exciting. Weekly training that is thoroughly thought through, programming that is different everyday keeping members accountable while progressively getting fitter and stronger throughout their BFT journey.

As a coach this is the most enjoyable part, seeing the success and enjoyment of others!” - CHARLIE HANSEN, BFT BATTERSEA

Could you be a BFT franchisee?

We are looking for either fitness owner-operators wanting to work in the business with a hands–on approach or entrepreneurs keen to drive new sources of income by appointing studio managers on their behalf. Franchisees can be Personal Trainers themselves wanting to operate their own successful studio or, if you are not a qualified fitness professional, you can employ a head trainer to work alongside you and help build your community of members.

If you’re motivated, committed and seeking a rewarding opportunity in the fitness industry with a fresh, exciting and innovative brand, then this could be the perfect partnership for you.

Hear from BFT's first UK franchisee...

“As fitness enthusiasts and entrepreneurs we were keen to build a business that brings a fresh new approach to our local community when it comes to keeping fit.

We first discovered the boutique fitness model in North America and when we came across BFT we knew we had found something special. The innovative programming and the robust franchise business model ticked all the right boxes and the journey so far has been incredible.

To be the first site of the UK makes us very proud, we have opened the doors with a number of members that surpassed our expectations and the feedback from them just re-affirms that we made the right choice!

The support from HQ is incredible, they really go the extra mile to ensure that as franchisees we are opening in the strongest possible position. We are super excited to continue this journey and are already on the hunt for our next location!” - BRIAN SAUND, BFT LEICESTER

More on our Training and Support for Franchisees

Once you become a franchisee with BFT, you will go through 6 full days of comprehensive training to help you (and your team) launch your studio. We will also assign a Regional Franchise Manager (RFM) to you who will guide you through the steps of getting your studio open. This person stays with you after your business opens and will be on hand to support in areas such as business operations, business development and overall performance.

Other training and support available to you includes:
  • Franchisee platform with access to manuals, standards and global best practice
  • Marketing collateral and support
  • Website presence and regular updates
  • Ongoing bespoke training and education for your personal trainers
  • BFT apps and tech support
  • Access to partnerships such as HYROX.

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How much does a BFT franchise cost?

For anyone considering becoming a BFT franchisee, there is a very compelling financial model due to low start-up costs compared to other fitness concepts. There are also high margins per member and lower operating costs, resulting in early break-even and an attractive return on investment (currently at 18 months).

Based on established studios, the ongoing profit per year is significant, with multi units also available. Franchisees will need a minimum investment of £80,000 and the balance can be funded. We will go through all of the financial information so you have a full understanding of the costs involved and projected revenues.

Enquire now to find out more.


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Community, fitness and family at the heart of BFT Croydon

Chris Pook, a dedicated family man with a passion for fitness and a rich background in entrepreneurship, epitomises what it means to be a part of the Body Fit Training (BFT) franchise network.

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His choice of BFT over other fitness franchises was driven by a desire not just for a business but for a legacy; one that blends his love for fitness with proven systems and the ambition to grow a network of fitness studios. Married with three young boys and one daughter, Chris's vision for BFT Croydon is not just about building a profitable enterprise but creating a community cornerstone that encourages fitness and wellbeing - while offering the perfect work-life balance for his family-centred lifestyle.

"With more than 10 years of experience in the franchising industry, I found myself seeking a fresh challenge, something that truly spoke to my passions. The idea of blending my enthusiasm for fitness with my deep appreciation for franchising sparked a sense of excitement in me, leading me to BFT. The BFT tagline Different. Better. truly struck a chord with me. I wasn't looking for just another gym focused on volume over value. My goal was to create a space where community and connection are at the forefront - a place that feels like a second home to its members. Choosing to locate my first studio in the Croydon area wasn't just a business decision... it was a personal one. That’s where I was born and I look forward to the positive impact it can have on my community.”

With 62,000+ members and more than 300+ studios open worldwide, BFT is an internationally recognised fitness brand that offers a community-based 50-minute functional training and strength-based programme across 14 workouts. We use science and technology-based training techniques to drive individual member health goals in an inclusive, coach-led group environment.

“Having run my own food catering franchise for over a decade, I’ve built up an in-depth understanding of franchising. I thought I’d experienced good franchisor-franchisee relationships in the past but BFT is on another level - they’ve been brilliant. I flew to Australia to do my franchise training and meeting all the head office team was great. It’s easy to see why the brand has built up over 300 studios - the passion and enthusiasm for the business is infectious.”

Joining BFT as a franchisee introduces you to a unique and supportive journey toward business ownership. We ensure that all new franchisees like Chris can get started on the front foot, providing comprehensive training in Melbourne, Australia. This initiative means that every franchisee is well-equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to launch their studio successfully. Beyond the initial training, we extend our support by assigning a Regional Franchise Manager (RFM) to each franchisee. This dedicated guide assists in navigating the complex steps of opening a studio, from the initial setup to the grand opening. The RFM's role is pivotal in translating our proven business model into individual success stories, making the transition into the BFT family not just welcoming but strategically advantageous.

“My skillset has always been more suited to running my own business. I like surrounding myself with a good team, but ultimately the last decision is mine. Franchising is the perfect balance for me; you’re not starting from scratch. It’s a proven model and you have that support from head office, but you still have to put the work in to get results and that gives me great job satisfaction.

“I used to work in the tech industry, but when I was made redundant, I wanted to do something for myself, and I started looking into franchising. I’ve run a food franchise for 11 years now, and whilst I’ve enjoyed that and it remains a successful business, my passion is fitness. That’s ultimately what led me to BFT - I knew it was time to look for a new challenge. The fact that BFT is fairly new to the UK market is actually one of the main reasons the brand appealed to me. I'm confident in the model's success, evidenced by its over 300 studios globally, but the scope for expansion in the UK is an exciting opportunity for me. I have plans to open multiple studios; ideally, I’ll open a new studio every 12-15 months. I’m not setting myself any limits at the moment; Croydon is the beginning, but I’ll build from there.”

If, like Chris, you have a passion for fitness, there is a compelling financial model due to low start-up costs compared to other similar concepts. There are also high margins per member and lower operating costs, resulting in early break-even and an attractive return on investment - currently at 18 months. Based on established studios, the ongoing profit per year is significant, and as Chris stated with his ambitious plans, multi-units are also available. Franchisees will need a minimum investment of £80,000 and the balance can be funded.

“My work-life balance is important to me. When I’m at work, I work hard and that’s my focus but once I’m done, I’m not checking emails and my phone is off. BFT gives me the flexibility that I need. I’ve got four children, including twins who will be one in May. It’s a busy household, to say the least! If I’m looking far into the future, I’d like to see my children involved with the business as well. I’ll be encouraging all my children to get outdoors and to stay active. I think it’s so important. If we can make BFT a family venture, that would be amazing.

“For anyone considering a BFT franchise, I wholeheartedly encourage you to pursue it. With over a decade of experience in the franchising sector, I've gained a deep understanding of what makes a franchise opportunity stand out. BFT has truly impressed me. I suggest attending a session or speaking with the franchise team. You'll quickly see the qualities that set BFT apart. It's a decision you won't regret.”

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