According to this article, in its recent release of the top searches for franchise opportunities, businesses that offer fitness services and the opportunity to live a healthier lifestyle have entered the top 10 most searched for business opportunities in the competitive franchise arena, which included such well known brands as McDonald's, Subway and Denny's. The growing Colorado-based Fitness Together Holdings, Inc., the world's largest wellness company, made the list with its two franchised business models: Fitness Together® (www.fitnesstogether.com), the world's largest personal training organization; and elements therapeutic massage® (www.touchofelements.com), a massage therapy concept. Scott Wendrych, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Fitness Together Holdings, Inc. said that "In today's economy, people want proven brands for career opportunities that also promote a better society. Today, we are realizing a record number of new people interested in owning their own Fitness Together® or elements therapeutic massage® business."
Fitness Together® began franchising small personal training studios in 1996, has awarded more than 600 franchises and now has 419 fitness studios open nationwide. The massage therapy franchisor has sold more than 100 franchises in 18 months and now has 55 massage studios open in 19 states.