Snap Fitness Adds New Talent as it Gears Up for Aggressive Growth Strategy 

December 10, 2021

CHANHASSEN, Minn. – Snap Fitness, the fitness concept centered around its ‘for the feeling’ mantra – focused on how exercise makes a person feel – announced today the additions of Jacqueline Albert and Gary Payne to the franchise development team.

Albert joins Snap Fitness as its Real Estate Manager, supporting site selection for new locations, while Payne will take on the role of Franchise Sales Director. Both will be instrumental in supporting the growth of Snap Fitness in targeted growth markets with qualified multi-unit franchisees. 

The new additions bring extensive knowledge in supporting strategic and thoughtful business growth with them to Snap Fitness. Albert has over 14 years of real estate development experience, responsible for sourcing site opportunities for companies to expand with new locations. Her construction project management and contract negotiation skills will help identify the most purposeful growth markets for the brand to enter. Payne has led the development efforts for several franchise brands, with a successful track record as a top- performing sales and marketing executive. His familiarity in franchise development is key as Snap Fitness establishes itself in new markets across North America.

“Jacqueline and Gary are exceptionally talented individuals and we’re thrilled to have them join our team,“ said Ty Menzies, the global CEO of Snap Fitness. “With our franchise development team as strong as ever, we’re ready to take Snap Fitness to heights never seen before.”

Inspiring a current membership base of more than 1-million at 1,000-plus clubs around the globe with its new ‘for the feeling’ mantra, Snap Fitness is leveraging its branding and operational competitive advantages to embolden its franchising plans. The strategic expansion intends to deepen the stronghold Snap Fitness has on smaller, often rural markets, that other large fitness brands tend not to operate in. Likewise, Snap Fitness has heightened its interest in suburban and urban markets with its refreshed brand positioning and advanced in-gym amenities.

Snap Fitness is continuing to grow through strategic multi-unit franchise deals with qualified operators within select regions throughout the U.S. The brand’s focus is on suburban and rural markets, as it introduces its new gym prototype design, nearly doubling the size of the original space, to the 6,000- 8,000 square feet range.

“I am beyond enthused to have Jacqueline and Gary join Snap during a crucial time for the brand,” said Adam Biedenbender, the Vice President of U.S. and Canada Franchise Development at Lift Brands, parent company of Snap Fitness. “Their prior success with leading development efforts is a huge asset for our team. With their added support, I’m excited for what our team will be able to accomplish.”

Globally, Snap Fitness has locations in more than 20 countries, with over 640 units in the United States and Canada, 85 units in the United Kingdom, and 300 units in Asia Pacific. The brand takes pride in helping members feel good about themselves after a workout, creating an inclusive, empathetic and supportive approach to fitness.

With an established team of 12 franchise business coaches ready to discuss best practices for successfully running a Snap Fitness, the brand is awarding franchise opportunities to both single and multi-unit franchisees. Ideal candidates have proven business experience and possess an entrepreneurial spirit, while maintaining established community ties and having passion for the fitness and wellness industries.

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About Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness helps people create positive lifestyle habits that make them feel fantastic. As a 24/7 fitness concept with over 1,000 clubs across the globe, Snap Fitness offers members the opportunity to see real results. The brand provides the latest in fitness technology, diverse workout options, personal training, and the most supportive fitness community around the globe. A major fitness brand since 2003, Snap Fitness continue to evolve sustainably along with key fitness trends to provide results for “every body.”

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