POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
Free ezine/digital edition sign up
Jobs   News   Features   Video    Products   Magazine      Advertise  
NEWS
Empowered brands announces European expansion
POSTED 07 Apr 2021 . BY Liz Terry
Empowered Brands, the franchise investment business that acquired énergie Fitness out of a CVA in June 2020, has announced plans to accelerate the roll-out of its four key brands in Europe. The company also aims to expand, with the acquisition of new businesses.

In addition to énergie Fitness, the current portfolio includes boutique operator, Victus Soul, HIIT concept, Thé Yard and an upcoming launch called Raw – a 'digitally-enabled' boutique studio.

In a precursor to this announcement, the company signed a master franchise deal with Rod Hill in October 2020 to develop 75 énergie Fitness and Thé Yard locations in Spain. There are currently 100 énergie franchise sites and 50 Thé Yard sites open in the UK and Ireland, with some of the latter being club-in-club facilities within énergie locations. Victus Soul, which is targeting European capital cities, such as Paris and Barcelona, currently has one site in London.

In February 2019, the co-founders of Victus Soul, Paul Trendell and Chris Djuric, told HCM they planned to undertake a European expansion in collaboration with énergie Fitness.

It's thought these intentions were disrupted by the Pandemic, with the new announcement seeing plans getting back on track.

Jan Spaticchia, chair of Empowered Brands, said the company’s aim is to become the 'most dominant fitness franchise business in Europe'.

"We're leveraging the size and scale of our central franchise operation and combining this with the power of entrepreneurship," he said. "An Empowered Brand is an innovative disruptor in the health, fitness and wellness marketplace.

"Passionate entrepreneurs with an appetite to grow a business rapidly can achieve much more than they ever thought possible with our brands.

“Our expansion plans are a vote of confidence in an industry we believe will become more important in the life of nations post-COVID than at any other time in history," he continued. "We're immensely proud that our franchisees have truly proven the power of local ownership and delivered unprecedented levels of engagement with customers."

Empowered Brands launched a new website today.

RELATED STORIES
FEATURE: Profile: Jan Spaticchia


The chair of énergie and vice chair of BMF on bringing together indoor, outdoor, online and VR fitness
Rod Hill signs énergie Fitness master franchise deal for Spain – plans 75 gyms


Rod Hill, former president of TRIB3 and director general of Anytime Fitness Iberia, has signed a master franchise agreement with énergie Fitness to develop 75 clubs in Spain over the next 10 years.
Spaticchia leads successful MBO – re-acquires énergie


Jan Spaticchia, founder of énergie Fitness, has led a successful management buyout to reacquire the business which he founded in 2003.
MORE NEWS
New franchise called Rise targets outdoor fitness market
A new fitness franchise is looking to tap into the emerging outdoor exercise market in the UK.
PTs in Lancashire to be forced to pay levy if they use parks for training sessions
Wyre Council in Lancashire has revealed plans to begin charging PTs and fitness instructors for using council land for exercise sessions.
Peloton disputes consumer safety body's concerns over safety of its Tread+ equipment
At-home fitness giant Peloton said it is "troubled" by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warning consumers to stop using the Peloton Tread+ equipment.
Health clubs in Northern Ireland to open on 30 April, group exercise must wait until 24 May
Health clubs and gyms will be able to open their doors to individual training sessions on 30 April.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
Personal trainers - Rent Free PT Until 1st July
Everyone Active
Salary: Self Employed
Job location: Nationwide, UK
Freelance Level 4 PT-Sports Rehab Trainer
The Lansdowne Club
Salary: Uncapped Earning Potential
Job location: Mayfair, London, UK
NRG GYM Lewisham Assistant Manager
NRG Gym Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Lewisham, Gravesend, Watford, Walsall , United Kingdom
Fitness Motivator and Personal Trainer
Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Horfield Leisure Centre, Bristol, UK , United Kingdom
Personal Trainer
Coach Gyms
Salary: Self Employed
Job location: Leeds, UK
Train as a Les Mills Instructor
Les Mills
Salary:
Job location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
+ More jobs  

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Engaging smart technology helps gyms and fitness professionals get their leading role back
Safety, quality of service, and member engagement are key in order to offer a unique fitness experience that will boost the re-start. [more...]

Bounce back faster with a new risk-free joiner channel
The industry is eagerly awaiting the reopening of health clubs and leisure centres in another year affected by COVID-19, where the only thing that’s been certain is uncertainty. [more...]
COMPANY PROFILES
Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™

Merrithew caters to exercise enthusiasts, fitness professionals, studio and facility owners, athle [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
 
+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

Excite Live Experience: Join the party with Technogym
The new Excite line makes training more fun and inspiring for any age or fitness level with lots of workouts and entertainment options. Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

04 May 2021

We Work Well North America

Virtual, United States
05-07 May 2021

TEA SATE Europe 2020

PortAventura World, Tarragona, Spain
+ More diary  
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
HCM
LEISURE OPPORTUNITIES
HEALTH CLUB HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2021
Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
NEWS
Empowered brands announces European expansion
POSTED 07 Apr 2021 . BY Liz Terry
Empowered Brands, the franchise investment business that acquired énergie Fitness out of a CVA in June 2020, has announced plans to accelerate the roll-out of its four key brands in Europe. The company also aims to expand, with the acquisition of new businesses.

In addition to énergie Fitness, the current portfolio includes boutique operator, Victus Soul, HIIT concept, Thé Yard and an upcoming launch called Raw – a 'digitally-enabled' boutique studio.

In a precursor to this announcement, the company signed a master franchise deal with Rod Hill in October 2020 to develop 75 énergie Fitness and Thé Yard locations in Spain. There are currently 100 énergie franchise sites and 50 Thé Yard sites open in the UK and Ireland, with some of the latter being club-in-club facilities within énergie locations. Victus Soul, which is targeting European capital cities, such as Paris and Barcelona, currently has one site in London.

In February 2019, the co-founders of Victus Soul, Paul Trendell and Chris Djuric, told HCM they planned to undertake a European expansion in collaboration with énergie Fitness.

It's thought these intentions were disrupted by the Pandemic, with the new announcement seeing plans getting back on track.

Jan Spaticchia, chair of Empowered Brands, said the company’s aim is to become the 'most dominant fitness franchise business in Europe'.

"We're leveraging the size and scale of our central franchise operation and combining this with the power of entrepreneurship," he said. "An Empowered Brand is an innovative disruptor in the health, fitness and wellness marketplace.

"Passionate entrepreneurs with an appetite to grow a business rapidly can achieve much more than they ever thought possible with our brands.

“Our expansion plans are a vote of confidence in an industry we believe will become more important in the life of nations post-COVID than at any other time in history," he continued. "We're immensely proud that our franchisees have truly proven the power of local ownership and delivered unprecedented levels of engagement with customers."

Empowered Brands launched a new website today.

RELATED STORIES
FEATURE: Profile: Jan Spaticchia


The chair of énergie and vice chair of BMF on bringing together indoor, outdoor, online and VR fitness
Rod Hill signs énergie Fitness master franchise deal for Spain – plans 75 gyms


Rod Hill, former president of TRIB3 and director general of Anytime Fitness Iberia, has signed a master franchise agreement with énergie Fitness to develop 75 clubs in Spain over the next 10 years.
Spaticchia leads successful MBO – re-acquires énergie


Jan Spaticchia, founder of énergie Fitness, has led a successful management buyout to reacquire the business which he founded in 2003.
MORE NEWS
New franchise called Rise targets outdoor fitness market
A new fitness franchise is looking to tap into the emerging outdoor exercise market in the UK.
PTs in Lancashire to be forced to pay levy if they use parks for training sessions
Wyre Council in Lancashire has revealed plans to begin charging PTs and fitness instructors for using council land for exercise sessions.
Peloton disputes consumer safety body's concerns over safety of its Tread+ equipment
At-home fitness giant Peloton said it is "troubled" by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warning consumers to stop using the Peloton Tread+ equipment.
Health clubs in Northern Ireland to open on 30 April, group exercise must wait until 24 May
Health clubs and gyms will be able to open their doors to individual training sessions on 30 April.
Operators advised to 'be firm' with members in enforcing COVID-19 protocols
As health clubs and gyms reopen following lockdowns, it is "absolutely crucial" operators take a tough stance when it comes to enforcing social distancing and other COVID-19 safety protocols.
IHRSA and Fitness Brasil formalise event partnership to support the industry as Brazil logs record COVID-19 deaths
IHRSA and Fitness Brasil say they have signed a partnership agreement that will see the two organisations working together on industry events for 'at least six years'.
+ More news   
 
FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Engaging smart technology helps gyms and fitness professionals get their leading role back
Safety, quality of service, and member engagement are key in order to offer a unique fitness experience that will boost the re-start. [more...]

Bounce back faster with a new risk-free joiner channel
The industry is eagerly awaiting the reopening of health clubs and leisure centres in another year affected by COVID-19, where the only thing that’s been certain is uncertainty. [more...]
COMPANY PROFILES
Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™

Merrithew caters to exercise enthusiasts, fitness professionals, studio and facility owners, athle [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

Excite Live Experience: Join the party with Technogym
The new Excite line makes training more fun and inspiring for any age or fitness level with lots of workouts and entertainment options. Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

04 May 2021

We Work Well North America

Virtual, United States
05-07 May 2021

TEA SATE Europe 2020

PortAventura World, Tarragona, Spain
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2021

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS