2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Fitness, boxing, kickboxing and MMA classes

Number of Locations: 126

Total Investment: $390.3K - $891K

Founded: 1992

Began Franchising: 2004

About UFC Gym

UFC Gym is an extension of mixed martial arts promotion company the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Franchise locations offer group fitness classes, private training, group training and MMA-style youth programs. Most facilities feature a functional training area, heavy bags, cardio and strength equipment, and a retail section.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 115 1 0 10
2014 105 0 0 18
2013 87 0 0 9
2012 70 0 0 12
2011 63 0 0 5
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $390,257 - $891,007
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $350,000
Liquid Cash Available: $175,000
50% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 - 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (75% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 1 week. Additional training : 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: TV & radio commercials

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #295 (2015), #319 (2014), #469 (2013), #498 (2011),
Fastest-Growing: #90 (2015),

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