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Snap Fitness is a privately owned and operated health and fitness club founded in 2003 by Peter Taunton. Its headquarters is in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Snap Fitness is associated by ownership and otherwise with other fitness and franchise businesses through its parent Lift Brands and various affiliate companies.  Those brands include 9Round, YogaFit Studios, Insurgence, Steele Fitness, Kosama and TRUMAV.

Snap Fitness operates in 48 states in the United States, plus Australia, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.

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History[edit]

Snap Fitness was founded in 2003 by Peter Taunton. In 2004, Snap Fitness started franchising around the US. Locations were added in Australia and New Zealand in 2009.[1].

Shortly following, India[2], Egypt and Mexico[3] signed Master Franchise Agreements in 2012.

By October 2014, Snap Fitness had expanded into the UK by signing an Area Developer Agreement with TwentyTwo Yards Ltd.[4] Snap Fitness entered Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenberg,  Georgia[5], and the Philippines in 2015 by way of separate Master Franchise Agreements for each country. That same year, Snap Fitness signed a Master Franchise Agreement with Saudi Arabia.[6] In late April 2016, Snap Fitness announced that the company had secured a major development deal for the United Kingdom with MSG Life Limited.[7] MSG’s original goal was to open 30 Snap Fitness locations across the UK but its target expansion goal is currently 100+.

An Area Developer Agreement was signed for Ireland in August 2016.[8] Praveen Bhatnagar signed on as the master franchisee for the UAE in October of 2016.[9] In 2017 Snap Fitness signed agreements with Hong Kong, Taiwan[10], Indonesia and Singapore[11].

In August 2018, Snap Fitness unveiled a renovation their flagship club that will serve as the model for all clubs. The flagship club features more open space for better access to [[Hh2″/>

Tim McGraw’s Signature Snap Fitness club, TRUMAV, opened in January 2019 in Nashville, TN. [12]

Awards[edit]

In 2010, founder Peter Taunton was named Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year,” for demonstrating extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to his business and community.[13]

Snap Fitness appeared on the 2010 Fastest Growing Franchises list at No. 20[14] and on Entrepreneur’s 2011 Fastest Growing Franchises list at No. 27.[15]

Snap Fitness has been ranked on Entrepreneur’s annual Franchise 500 list every year in the last decade.[16]

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  • ^ “Snap Fitness plans to strengthen its foothold in India”. news.franchiseindia.com. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  • ^ “Snap Fitness Continues Rapid International Growth”. Club Solutions Magazine. 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  • ^ Nov 2014, Jak Phillips 07. “Snap Fitness targets 200 new UK clubs through major franchise deal”. www.healthclubmanagement.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
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