2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$319K - $500K
Units as of 2021
24 1,100.0% over 3 years

Company Overview

About AKT

Related Categories
Fitness
Founded
2014
Parent Company
Xponential Fitness LLC
Leadership
Anthony Geisler, CEO
Ticker Symbol
XPOF
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What's Up With AKT?

AKT is a dance-based cardio concept, offering a unique combination of four modalities: toning, interval, circuit and dance. With new original programming created every 3 weeks and the belief that movement has a powerful, lasting impact, AKT is for all body types and fitness levels. With this positivity and a combination of personal training and movement-based technique, AKT empowers members across the country to become stronger in their bodies, minds and communities - and they have fun doing it!

Why Own an AKT?

First Mover Advantage

With a proven concept in one of the most competitive markets, AKT has extensive market potential - be the first to bring AKT's unique workout to your local market!

Extensive Support

We believe extensive training drives your success - from lease negotiation to build out, recruitment to finance, and sales & marketing to sustainable business, you’ll be supported every step of the way!

Executive Model

Our franchise model provides a completely scalable business, allowing you to determine your own success. Leverage development costs and national vendor relationships to launch your studio successfully.

Investment

Enjoy a low-cost entry, a recurring revenue model, truly exceptional EBITDA margins and the confidence in our team that has more than 25 years of experience in fitness franchising.

Our Values Speak Directly to Your Journey With AKT

Community:

Build a community well beyond your studio walls.

 

Energy:

Bring new life and a thrilling new workout to your community.

 

Joy:

Experience the joy of owning your own business.

 

Strength:

Create strength in your portfolio with our proven model and extensive support from a team with 25 years of fitness franchising experience.

 

Movement:

With new material created every 3 weeks, enjoy the expert instruction our members thrive with.

 

“First Impression is wow! There's really nothing like AKT out there and I keep coming back to the fact that anyone can do it and AKT is best in class, with well thought out systems and people in place as a successful franchise."

- Deanna Alfredo, Multi Unit-Owner, Detroit, MI

 

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2018 (3 years)
# of employees at HQ
42
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Middle East, Europe (Eastern), Europe (Western), Central America, Canada, South America, Mexico

# of Units
24 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
17877 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a AKT franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$60,000
Initial Investment
$319,300 - $499,700
Net Worth Requirement
$500,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Royalty Fee
7%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
AKT has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
20 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
8-12
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021