Athletic Republic

The Athletic Republic Training System is comprised of four proprietary components: i) Specialized Equipment, ii) Sport-Specific Training Protocols, iii) Owner Education / Trainer Development, and iv) Business Operations. The business model includes multiple revenue streams and utilizes all day-parts, which optimizes the profitability of the center.

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Athletic Republic


Athletic Republic Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Athletes train at Athletic Republic ("AR") not because they want to be better in the gym, rather they want to get better to win. Win on the field of play, win by setting a personal record, win by achieving a performance goal or win by returning to competition after an injury. Since 1990, the Athletic Republic Training System has helped more than 1 million athletes improve their speed, power, agility, stamina and competitive capabilities so they could achieve their game day / race day goals. Operators join Athletic Republic because they want to turn their passion for sports training into a profitable venture. Athletic Republic's dynamic brand is bolstered by John Brenkus - host of ESPN Sports Science - as their Chief Sports Science Officer.

The Athletic Republic Training System is comprised of four proprietary components:
i) Specialized Equipment,
ii) Sport-Specific Training Protocols,
iii) Owner Education / Trainer Development, and
iv) Business Operations.

By joining the Athletic Republic network, owners gain un-paralleled access to the world's best sports training system. AR is the pioneer and market leader in sports performance training. AR provides the complete A-Z marketing approach that dramatically improves a franchisee's probability of success.

Competitive Advantage(s):

  • One size fits one- Athletic Republic's "Test-Teach-Train" approach is unique in sports training and allows athletes to be trained as individuals (even in a team training setting).
  • Results- AR's individualized small-group training approach applies exercise science to sports training. Athletes see an average improvement of 0.2-0.4 seconds in their 40-yard dash time, 2" - 4" in vertical jump and a 50% improvement in recovery time. These incremental improvements define the difference between winning and just competing.
  • Program innovation- AR's program offering not only enables athletes to win on the playing field but also positions AR owners to maximize their profit potential by filling up all day-parts. The program offering includes training for Acceleration, Endurance, AR-FIT, Return 2 Play and Recovery.
  • Efficient footprint- Owners can drive significant revenue throughput and profitability and still deliver individualized sport-specific training to 20 athletes at one time in 3,000- 3,500 square feet or 40 athletes in 4,500- 5,000 square feet, utilizing AR's proprietary system.

Company Details

Established: 1990
First Unit Franchised: 2006
Franchised Units: 43
Licensed Units: 27
States Registered In: The company is registered in every state except Hawaii.
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Athletic Republic

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Recruiting Assistance: No
Co-Operative Advertising: No
Training: Athletic Republic provides detailed training for its franchisees based on its 33 years in business. Training includes Level 1/Level 2 performance protocol online and Level 3 in Park City for owners, managers, and trainers. In addition, the company provides its onboarding program called BAP (business acceleration program) to ensure owners can be successful managing a training center.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Athletic Republic Franchise.

What does a Athletic Republic Franchise Cost?

Athletic Republic franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $100,000
Total Investment: $200,852 - $538,584 (average $400,000)
Minimum Net Worth: $700,000
Franchise Fee: $55,000
Royalty: 6%
Brand Fund: $100 per week
Average Number of Employees: 4-7
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes (International Only) 
Veteran Discount: No

Is Athletic Republic a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Athletic Republic is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Athletic Republic a Home Based franchise?

No. Athletic Republic is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Athletic Republic Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Athletic Republic franchisees make. Athletic Republic offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Athletic Republic a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Athletic Republic is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Athletic Republic Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Athletic Republic franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does Athletic Republic Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Athletic Republic franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Athletic Republic Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Athletic Republic franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Athletic Republic Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Athletic Republic franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Athletic Republic's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Fitness, Sports, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

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Passive Franchise


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Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Athletic Republic Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Athletic Republic franchises for sale. We may have Athletic Republic franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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