OWN A STARTING STRENGTH GYM
STARTING STRENGTH IS IN DEMAND
Millions of People Want to Do the Program
Number of web sessions in 2018 on startingstrength.com
People on the website in 2018
With 10,000 or more hits to the website annually
Strength training books sold
GYMS ARE OPENING ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Four Gyms Opening in 2019
Starting Strength Austin
Opened April 15, 2019
Starting Strength Dallas
Opened July 1, 2019
Starting Strength Houston
Opened August 19, 2019
Starting Strength Denver
Opening Second Half 2019
Starting Strength Boston
Opening First Quarter 2020
Low Barrier to Entry, Short Payback Period
LOW OPERATING COSTS
Small retail footprint. Limited staff. Minimal equipment. Simple build-out. Automated billing. Streamlined client booking. Competitive fees. Low operating costs. Building and operating a Starting Strength Gym is one of the most affordable gym models in the industry.
HIGH MEMBERSHIP FEES
Our small group training model provides a way to scale coaches' efficiency while keeping quality and safety high. Members pay a premium for access to the Starting Strength model, under the guidance of the best strength coaches in the world.
WE TAKE THE GUESSWORK OUT OF GYM OWNERSHIP
Be in Business For Yourself, Not By Yourself
REAL ESTATE SELECTION
Programmatic Site Identification
Use our proprietary tools and data to determine where Starting Strength fans live and where our target demographic lives and works. Our preferred partner is Windsor Realty, known for their work with top franchises like Massage Envy and Orange Theory.
The SSC Certification is the Most Advanced in the Industry
Each gym has at least one Starting Strength Coach - the best barbell coaches in the world. We are the only national gym franchise that can make people strong.
By Mark Rippetoe
All gym equipment has been designed by, or approved by, Mark Rippetoe, the creator of Starting Strength. Our official equipment partners are Texas Strength Systems and Texas Power Bars. The primary gym materials are metal and wood.
Determine What Source of Funding is Best
Equipment lending, SBA Express loans, personal lending - connect with our designated finance partner to determine the best way to finance your gym.
Designed With Your Gym Members' Experience in Mind
Simple. Sturdy. Useful. Our wooden furniture is handmade for Starting Strength Gyms.
Everything You Need to Get Started
From the color code of the paint on the walls, to the part number of the weight plates - we've taken all of the guesswork out of opening a gym.
A Step-By-Step Gym Project Plan
A seasoned project manager will be assigned to you to facilitate a smooth opening process to increase the likelihood of opening on time and within budget.
Best in Class Software to Run Your Business
Automated pre-sales. Digital logbook. Membership management. Accounting. Marketing. 65" flat screens that display gym PRs and upcoming group training session details. We've built and selected the best software in the industry to help your business run smoothly.
Measurable Marketing That Works
Geo-targeted ads on startingstrength.com and the Starting Strength Forum. Social media marketing. Email marketing. Content marketing. Free and paid channels. Our targeted marketing tactics create sales.
GYM OPERATIONS MANUAL
gymOS is Your Complete Guide to Operating a Gym
How do group training sessions work? What are the primary revenue streams? How are memberships, accounting, payroll, and finance managed? All answers are in our proprietary gymOS.
BECOMING A GYM OWNER IS A SIMPLE PROCESS
We Help You Every Step of the Way
Submit your information in the form below to schedule an introductory call
SELECT A CITY
We are currently interested in major metropolitan areas in the US
REVIEW OUR FDD
Read our Franchise Disclosure Document to fully understand the business
APPLY TO BECOME A GYM OWNER
Request a Confidential Franchise Application
Sign on, start your Real Estate search, and apply for financing
WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED
Join the Starting Strength Community
READ THE BOOKS
Learn About Starting Strength
Read Starting Strength Basic Barbell Training, 3rd Edition - twice. Gym owners must have a thorough understanding of the subject matter.
Do the Program
Prospective gym owners need to experience the Starting Strength Novice Linear Progression for themselves before opening a gym.
ORGANIZE YOUR FINANCES
Gym Owners Must Have Adequate Financial Resources
You'll need to demonstrate the financial ability to build, own, and operate a gym. Financing is available through our partners for qualified applicants.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Get to Know the People Behind the Brand
Read the weekly content posted on startingstrength.com, participate in the discussion forums, and consider attending a seminar.
LEARN ABOUT THE SSC CREDENTIAL
Your Gym Must Have a Starting Strength Coach
If you plan on becoming a Starting Strength Coach, read more about the process, here.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OWNING A STARTING STRENGTH GYM
Request More Information
info @ startingstrengthgyms.com
*STARTING STRENGTH GYM FRANCHISES ARE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED PROSPECTIVE FRANCHISEES ONLY IN CERTAIN STATES. STARTING STRENGTH GYMS WILL NOT OFFER OR SELL A FRANCHISE UNLESS REGISTERED (OR EXEMPT) IN THE STATE WHERE THE PROSPECTIVE BUYER RESIDES OR WHERE THE FRANCHISE WILL BE LOCATED. THIS OFFER IS NOT BEING DIRECTED TO ANY RESIDENT OF THE FOLLOWING STATES, OR ANY STATE, PROVINCE, COUNTRY OR JURISDICTION WHERE STARTING STRENGTH GYMS IS NOT CURRENTLY REGISTERED TO OFFER OR SELL, UNLESS OTHERWISE QUALIFIED OR EXEMPT: I. Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Wisconsin; II. Connecticut, Kentucky, Nebraska, Utah.
THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY A STARTING STRENGTH GYM FRANCHISE. AN OFFER TO BUY A STARTING STRENGTH GYM FRANCHISE IS MADE BY FRANCHISE DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT ONLY.