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Why Own a Powerhouse Gym

Aligning with the right brand is essential for your gym’s success.

Over 45 Years of experience

It’s one of the best methods of combining the independence and initiative of individual ownership with the strength, leadership and experience of an organized group, giving you a greater opportunity for success. When licensing with Powerhouse Gyms International, you are in business for yourself, not by yourself.

Worldwide opportunities

As a Powerhouse, you can capitalize on the success of an established name that is known, recognized and respected throughout the fitness industry while enjoying the pride and privileges that come from owning your own business. We help you turn your passion for fitness, into a profitable business that makes an impact in your community.

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Locations Worldwide

45+

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1.2m

Members Globally

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The strength of the brand name

It’s one of the best methods of combining the independence and initiative of individual ownership with the strength, leadership and experience of an organized group, giving you a greater opportunity for success. We have a high standard for prospective Licensees that is based on overall business experience and personal qualifications: Please click on “Open a Powerhouse Gym” and fill in the needed information. You will then be sent an email with our Licensing information packet. Someone from our Licensing department will be contacting you shortly.

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Buying power with the Preferred Vendor Program

The Preferred Vendor Program was created as a means to better service our Powerhouse Gym owners, when purchasing equipment and securing professional services. Companies are approved for Preferred Vendor status only after careful evaluation of the quality of a company’s products and their commitment to customer service. Powerhouse Gyms International has negotiated exclusive discounts and pricing structures with the leading companies in the industry…our Preferred Vendors.

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Access to powerhouse business journal

Our publication, POWERHOUSE BUSINESS JOURNAL, provides its readers a keen insight on what’s happening in the fastest growing gym licensing organization in the world. The magazine is a great selling tool to attract investors and promote Powerhouse Gym and our partners.

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Peace of mind with exclusive territory

You don’t have the threat of having to compete against a Powerhouse Gym in your protected market area. In addition, the Powerhouse name will help deter others from opening facilities in your area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Founded in 1974 by brothers Will and Norm Dabish, Powerhouse Gyms International is operated by a staff of business professionals dedicated to assist present and future licensees in their quest for personal, professional and financial independence in the fitness industry.

To have our facilities recognized as the consumers’ choice for fitness and training by aligning ourselves with business owners who are committed to servicing their members and providing state-of-the-art workout facilities.

According to experts, the success rate of an internationally recognized trade name can be many times that of an independent, non-licensed/ non-franchised business. As a Powerhouse Gym, you capitalize on the success of an established name that is known, recognized and respected throughout the fitness industry, while enjoying the pride and privileges that come from owning your own business. It’s one of the best methods of combining the independence and initiative of individual ownership with the strength, leadership and experience of an organized group. With licensing, you’re in business for yourself, not by yourself.

Absolutely. You make all the decisions. For example, you choose the services you want to offer, marketing strategies, membership fees, employees, location of your gym and methods of operation.

As outlined in the License Agreement, we’ll expect you to operate your Powerhouse Gym in a reputable and business-like manner at all times, as well as maintain a certain level of quality throughout the facility.

Absolutely. Starting a new business is a decision that needs to be researched thoroughly. During your visit you’ll see a Powerhouse Gym in action, meet corporate personnel, have all of your questions answered to determine the best way to proceed.

Our License Agreement is a highly valued and confidential document which we only distribute once you have completed the Confidential License Agreement Application.

We’ll make sure that license approval and processing is the quickest and easiest part of opening your new business. You can be open for business after you find your location and sign the lease in as early as 60 - 120 days.

Yes. You will be in sole possession of a protected territory in which no other Powerhouse Gym license will be sold.

Absolutely not! Because this is not a franchise, your only financial obligation to Powerhouse is the flat license fee. We believe that you should be rewarded for your efforts and financial success, not penalized.

While Powerhouse does not provide financing, third-party financing programs are available for qualified Powerhouse Gym licensees. We can also assist qualified licensees in obtaining financing through the SBA, equipment manufacturer, or the institution of their choice.

Your initiative, resources, hard work and commitment to fitness and health management, your entrepreneurial spirit. Your desire for success and control over your future. Your need for independence. Combine these qualities with the International reputation and recognition of the Powerhouse Gym brand products and services and you can build your business and be part of the Powerhouse success story.

With site selection, financing and startup matters out of the way, you can easily convert your gym into a Powerhouse Gym and witness firsthand the ‘power’ of the Powerhouse brand. Former independent gym owners can attest to the positive, and often immediate, impact that the Powerhouse Gym name has had on their business. Referrals available upon request.

While membership sales will be your primary source of revenue, it represents only a portion of a gym’s potential gross income. Income can be generated by the sale of Powerhouse Gym sportswear, personal training, tanning, nutritional supplements, juice bar, daycare, rehab services, nutritional counseling, massage and other services.

Your profit potential will depend on a number of factors which include your expenses, the quality of your facility and location, the amount of time and effort you put into the business, how good a business person you are, the staff you employ, your marketing conditions as well as your competition. Naturally, as with any business venture, there is no guarantee of success or profitability but Powerhouse helps minimize your risk by allowing you to tap into our many years of goodwill and experience.

Simply complete the Confidential License Agreement Application and return it to us. If, after reviewing your qualifications, we feel you have the potential to join the Powerhouse Gym family, you’ll be invited to meet with us in person and given a copy of our License Agreement.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Powerhouse family!

In order to be able to give you the best possible service and support, we need some information to start the process. We understand that you may be in the beginning phases and not have all the necessary information, so fill out this form with as much information as you currently have available. A representative from our Licensing Division will contact you shortly after reviewing your information.

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