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How Franchising Helped Anytime Fitness Grow to 50 Branches in PH in 3 ½ Years

It costs Php16-17M to open one but ROI is good claims a franchisee who just opened his 5th branch

Mainard Sahagun was all smiles at the opening of Anytime Fitness at the second floor of Glorietta 5, Makati City on Tuesday, October 17. It is the fifth branch owned by the 34-year-old former tennis coach from Australia and three other partners, ...

by Paul John Caña  | October 25, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

PBA teammates Fajardo and Heruela Now Also Business Partners

They opened Pound for Pound Fitness in Cebu City

CEBU CITY – From being teammates in college all the way to the pros, San Miguel Beermen studs Brian Heruela and June Mar Fajardo are now business partners in as they launched the Pound for Pound Fitness Cebu City on Sunday.Located at ...

by Jonas Panerio for  | August 13, 2017 12:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Are fitness brands starting to feel the digital burn?

What role is technology playing in the modern fitness and wellness industry? Let's find out what some of the most trusted experts think.

Dear Amor,I'm running a small gym on a local district and I'm looking to incorporate app-based technology on the routines my business offers. Is this a good move or a bad one? My members mostly belong to the young and affluent demographic; ...

by Amor Maclang  | April 23, 2015 06:00:00
Business Ideas

MMA star Brandon Vera dreams of putting up a training camp in the country

MMA superstar Brandon Vera has plans of putting up a training camp in the country, where local MMA fighters can be trained to be real champions.

Mixed martial arts (MMA) star Brandon Vera can understand and speak Filipino well, but he is an American citizen. Born in Norfolk, Virginia 37 years ago, his father is a Filipino and his biological mother is an Italian-American. But he was raised ...

by James Humarang  | December 05, 2014 05:00:00
Business Ideas

How to open a gym

There's more to a fitness center than machines and sweat. Running a successful gym requires strategic planning and a keen sense of the market.

Getting and staying in shape is becoming a priority among more and more people, but the challenge lies in making time for it. That’s something aspiring gym owners need to consider before entering the glamorous world of profiting from other people’s desire ...

by Matthew Arcilla  | May 23, 2012 07:00:00