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F45 to open studios in Afghanistan and Iraq
Fitness franchise F45 has secured deals to open sites in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as in emerging markets in Africa – taking the number of countries in which it is active to more than 40.
Active in 19 countries in Asia and the Middle East, the Sydney-based franchisor operator will be active in eight countries in Africa with the addition of studios in Kenya and Mauritius.
In Europe, it has now opened or has agreements in place to be active 60 locations.
Founded in 2014 by former equities trader Rob Deutsch, the chain has grown exponentially and currently has more than 1,500 studios worldwide.
F45 offers high-intensity interval training (HIIT) consisting of 45-minute workouts featuring a range of 35 different workout programs.
The business also recently secured investment from Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg.
Commenting on the growth, F45 Global Sales Director, Luke Armstrong stated “we've worked tirelessly to create an innovative brand and proven franchise model that can operate from anywhere in the world.
"This is a truly pivotal moment in our global expansion, and we look forward to entering even more territories in the near future”.
Armstrong added that the company is looking to further "ramp up" its global expansion.
7th June 2019 - F45 Training takes on direct operations of Gold Coast facility
6th June 2019 - F45 tops Canstar Blue gym ratings for a second year
19th March 2019 - Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg buys stake in F45 fitness franchise
8th November 2018 - F45 launches new model for youth and over sixties
21st August 2018 - F45 opens London base to drive European expansion
28th July 2017 - F45 becomes Australia’s fastest growing fitness studio network
25th June 2017 - F45 expands UK presence with 50 franchises sold
20th July 2016 - F45 Training set to reach 700 franchises worldwide
22nd June 2016 - F45 continues expansion with first Indian studio opening
25th August 2014 - F45 Training offers functional training in a team environment
22nd October 2013 - Women barred from Afghanistan’s first waterpark
22nd July 2011 - 360 Architecture to design two new stadia in Iraq
3rd March 2011 - Basra Sport City: Southern Iraq’s Sporting ‘Peace Dividend’
1st June 2009 - Afghans Get First National Park
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