Community driven and fast growing fitness brand

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ISI® Elite Training, one of the nation’s fastest growing boutique fitness concepts based on athletics-based training (ABT), has been recognized as one of the best new and emerging franchises in 2022 in the April/May issue of Entrepreneur magazine. The ranking highlights the newest and hottest companies that have started offering franchise opportunities since 2017. ISI® Elite Training ranked 138 of the top companies that have been franchising for five years or less.

“We are thrilled and proud to be recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top new and emerging franchise brands,” said Adam Rice, CEO, ISI® Elite Training. “Cities across the country are embracing our community-driven ABT fitness model as people seek to re-engage with their neighborhoods, take a preventative stance on their health and wellness while engaging in team training.”

In its year-over-year (YOY) report, ISI® Elite Training reported AUV growth of 12% in the first quarter of 2022 and same-facility (SFS) sales growth of 16% in first quarter of 2022. In addition, the formation of ISI® Elite Charlotte– head office team doubled as franchise inquiries and discovery days saw increased operations. Fitness brand ABT is set to open 12 more franchises in the second quarter of 2022 alone.

The ranking of top new and emerging franchises is based on information submitted to Entrepreneur for its annual Franchise 500® and is part of the brand’s ongoing efforts to better understand and assess the ever-changing franchise market. To be eligible for inclusion in the 2022 list, featured companies have been operating a franchise model for five years or less and have been evaluated on multiple data points, including unit growth, start-up costs and fees, training and assistance, the financial stability of the parent company. , and brand strength.

“The Top New and Emerging Entrepreneurs list not only highlights some of the hottest businesses in the franchise industry, but highlights that creativity and innovation are alive and well in 2022,” said the vice president. principal of the Entrepreneur franchise. Liane Caruso. “Each year, approximately 300 brands begin franchising their concepts, showcasing the incredible diversity, opportunity and accessibility that exist for today’s entrepreneur.”

ISI® Elite grew its membership base in its 16 open locations by 133% over previous years. New store locations such as Tega Cay and John’s Island, SC, opened with over 250 memberships sold. At each of its sites, ISI® Elite also reports nearly a 12% increase in plant sales growth (AUV). Retail channels at each ISI® Elite Training location increased over 69% over last year.

Continuing its momentum through 2022, ISI® Elite Training is targeting 65 sites in total by the end of the year. In Q1 2022, the rising brand registered 73 award-winning franchises, signing six in January 2022 alone, and are now in twelve states, including Florida, Tennessee, CaliforniaNorth and Caroline from the south, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Virginiaand a six-store agreement at Scottsdale, AZ. In April, Apex, North Carolina and Concord, North Carolina opened their doors with Rock Hill, South Carolina; Lexington, South Carolina; Greensboro, North Carolina; Miami, Florida; Nashville, TN; and Folsom, California to follow shortly.

The three main drivers of ISI® Elite Training’s growth are its community-driven approach, Athletics-Based Training (ABT) model, and Quarterly Challenges, which account for nearly 300% of the annual growth of the fitness concept. Athletics-based training engages a sense of “team sports” where everyone contributes to the collective momentum of training. It instills accountability in everyone involved in training while promoting personal growth and exceeding fitness benchmarks.

Learn more about ISI® Elite training franchising opportunities or how you can get involved in Athletics based training.

To see ISI® Elite Training in the full rankings, visit The results can also be seen in the April/May issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands now.

About ISI® Elite Training
In 2011, ISI® Elite training Founder Adam Rice opened its first establishment in Myrtle Beach, SC. Adam chose the name ISI® Elite Training based on Proverbs 27:17: “Iron sharpens iron, as one person sharpens another.” In 2019, ISI® Elite Training opened its successful boutique gym concept for franchising built on a philosophy of community alignment where like-minded people inspire, motivate and hold each other accountable to achieve desired results. ISI® Elite training programs build confidence, increase muscular strength and endurance, burn fat, and improve flexibility for all fitness levels. Energetic, nationally certified trainers lead ISI® Elite workouts, guiding members through a fast-paced athletic training session (ABT), burning up to 1,000 calories in 50 minutes.

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ISI® Elite training
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