STRIDE is here to reinvent the definition of a runner with their dynamic indoor running studios across the country! Recognized by serious athletes for decades as one of easiest, most engaging, and most effective ways to achieve your mental & physical goals, running is one of the main pillars of fitness and works in every market in the country.

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STRIDE Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Recession Resistant Running has been around forever in the fitness segment, which is one of the most recession proof segments in franchising today. Running will never go away...and during downturns people focus more on themselves with personal services and fitness to make themselves feel better. STRIDE is delivering the widest, most accessible walking/running exercise offering in the country, in an unmatched platform, at a reasonable and moderate price point.

Issues and Ambushes

  • This will only work in Urban Markets…
    Answer: Running exists in EVERY market in the country and middle to middle upper class suburban markets all over the country are target rich and ripe for STRIDE. The concept targets upper middle markets the same as all other premium brands.
  • Market is saturated or what about people that are already going to public gyms?
    Answer: Mom and Pops and public gyms are not able to deliver anything close to the level of Class Versions, Class availability, Instruction, Experience, Equipment and Platform of a STRIDE. People are always looking for better services and a better experience as long as it's reasonably priced. At STRIDE, a client will have a unique experience designed to meet their specific needs and aspirations, rather than being an afterthought at a public gym…a variety of classes for all types of people.

Hooks and Hangers

  • AUVs - FPRs show Average Unit Volume Sales for the first 6 months of 2019 - $397,314!!
  • Sustainability : Running is embedded in our American Culture has been in existence for decades
  • Semi-Absentee: As an Executive Model , you can effectively hire someone to Manage the Studio
  • Proven Business Model : Concept born in 2016/opened 2017; Very similar model to Club Pilates
  • Demand: Growing Obesity, All-age, uni-sex broad market creates High demand for services
  • 100% Ecommerce business: clients pay online for their membership with reoccurring EFT
  • Hundreds of A-quality retail locations: a unique brand with no direct franchise competitor
  • Fast ramp up: Low overhead model creates a fast path to profitability

Financial Strength and Management Strength: STRIDE is extremely well capitalized and prepared to invest significant resources in order to see the brand develop a nationwide footprint. Xponential Fitness, LLC is the direct parent company of STRIDE. Xponential Fitness, LLC is led by CEO, Anthony Geisler, who 20 years ago established, built, and successfully sold LA Boxing Club and is partnered with Mark Grabowski & Morgan Stanley. These parent entities will provide the funding if and when necessary to meet target goals and objectives, led by Anthony's direction and leadership.

Company Details

Established: 2017
First Unit Franchised: 2019
Franchised Units: As of As of 06/30/2021 - 76 sold & 6 open locations (so far) [Xponential Fitness wide system - 1839 studios open/3603 sold]
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: FDD filed
Canada Franchises: Yes - accepting Canadian referrals
International Franchises: Yes - not accepting international referrals at this time

Support and Training Offered By STRIDE

Financial Assistance Provided: NA

Site Selection Assistance: We will assign franchisee a local commercial RE broker to aid in their site selection process. This broker works on all XPO brands in the market and can leverage relationships with landlords where we have already placed XPO units. We also have a VP of Real Estate on the XPO level who works to build relationships with national REITs and also pre-approves sites throughout the county (we currently have 800+ pre approved sites).

Lease Negotiation Assistance: Our XPO RE team & the local broker will help with the LOI & lease negotiations. We also have a panel of pre-approved attorneys to review/approve all lease language.

Recruiting Assistance: XPO has a national recruiter who will help franchisees with job postings.

Co-Operative Advertising: No

Training: Franchisor support: initial training, on-going support, help lines, field support, annual meetings, advertising, central purchasing, etc.

Strong Starts

  • Site selection and lease negotiation
  • Studio construction management
  • Franchise STRIDE University 3 day training
  • Initial hiring visit & Grand opening visit

Ongoing Support

  • Monthly proactive support calls to track business progress & provide new strategies
  • KPI training
  • Turnkey annual marketing calendar
  • Ongoing marketing support

Real Estate and Construction Support

  • Exceptional National Broker Relationships
  • Site Evaluation
  • Site Selection
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Lease Review
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Construction Management

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a STRIDE Franchise.

What does a STRIDE Franchise Cost?

STRIDE franchise fees for 2024:

Total Investment: $366,750 - $546,950

Cash Investment: $100,000

Minimum Net Worth: $500,000

Franchise Fee: $60,000
Royalty: 7%
Ad: 2%
Average Number of Employees: 8-10
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: No

Is STRIDE a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. STRIDE 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 STRIDE a Home Based franchise?

No. STRIDE is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do STRIDE Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is STRIDE a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. STRIDE is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does STRIDE Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. STRIDE franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does STRIDE Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. STRIDE franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is STRIDE Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. STRIDE franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is STRIDE Looking for International franchisees?

No. STRIDE franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see STRIDE'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.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Fitness, Health, Beauty & Nutrition, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


STRIDE Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing STRIDE franchises for sale. We may have STRIDE 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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