Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the Nutrishop fitness franchise program? We have the answers.

What experience do I need to become a Nutrishop franchise owner?

We are seeking driven, business-minded individuals who have a passion for helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. If this describes you, and you are attracted to the idea of owning your own business backed by the support and experience of a national franchise system, this Nutrishop fitness franchise opportunity may be just what you’re looking for. We want strong owner-operators for our Nutrishop stores, or gym/club owners who are interested in placing a Nutrishop pro shop inside their facilities. We want to join forces with motivated individuals who are team players and who are beyond enthusiastic about fitness, health, wellness, business, and our brand.

What is provided as part of the Nutrishop franchise program?

We’ve got you covered with our two-week orientation/on-boarding that includes classroom and on-the-job training for you (the franchisee) and your designated manager (if you have one) at a flagship location. The orientation training will cover topics like marketing, customer retention, sales, product knowledge, store set-up, merchandising, ordering/shipping, policies/procedures and much more. You will never feel alone! Plus, we’re available via phone and email and you will have access to our exclusive operations manual to help properly run your fitness franchise business on a day-to-day basis.

How much will the Nutrishop franchise program cost me?

The total current initial investment necessary to begin operations ranges from $112,000 to $207,795. This includes a $20,000 initial franchise fee for a single unit agreement. As with any new venture, it’s important to have adequate capital to fund the initial business growth stages.

Is financing available?

We do not offer direct financing services. We recommend initiating the process by consulting with your bank if you have an established relationship with them.

Are there ongoing fees to pay?

No. While the vast majority of franchise models charge both an ongoing royalty and marketing fund contribution, both of which are often based on a percentage of the franchised business’ total gross sales, we do not collect a royalty or a marketing fund contribution from our franchisees. For details, please refer to our current Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

What is the term of the agreement?

The initial term of your agreement is five years, with three subsequent successor agreement options of five years each.

Do you assist with the buildout and set up?

Yes. Our experts will guide you through the entire process of building out and setting up your Nutrishop store. Once your location has been selected and approved, we will set up a timeline of events that will end with the actual grand opening of your Nutrishop store. Rest assured, your hand will be held through this entire process.

Do you assist in the store location process?

Yes. While you are primarily responsible for locating a site for your Nutrishop store, we will offer you assistance in the site selection process and ultimately approve sites that conform to our general guidelines for Nutrishop stores. Your Nutrishop store’s site may not interfere with the territorial rights of any existing Nutrishop stores or any that are in development. We will give you the option, free of charge, to work directly with our commercial real estate broker, who will utilize U.S. Census Data, consumer profiles and demographic research to assist you in your search. This critical data, coupled with key factors such as location size, visibility, traffic counts, anchor tenancy, co-tenancy, rental rates, lease terms and competition variables, will allow you to make an educated decision regarding your site selection.

What are some of the characteristics of a successful franchisee?

The three primary characteristics are (1) having a passion for health and fitness, (2) possessing a relentless work ethic, and (3) having a desire to help others reach their fitness goals.

How can becoming a Nutrishop franchisee benefit me?

With the population becoming increasingly more attentive to their health and well-being, the interest in proper nutrition, exercise, and supplementation is booming and YOU can be a part of it. Since 2003, we have helped customers achieve their health and fitness goals by offering top-quality dietary and nutritional supplements and services coupled with unparalleled personalized attention – all at guaranteed low prices. We call this, “The Nutrishop Experience.” We offer our franchisees the opportunity to change lives for the better while pursuing their own personal freedom and financial independence through owning a sports nutrition, vitamin and weight loss retail franchise with a proven business model.

Why open a Nutrishop franchise instead of opening a store of my own?

When you become a Nutrishop store franchisee, you will become part of a system that provides you with purchasing power, access to innovative product lines, graphic design and marketing assistance and ongoing operational support. Specifically, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of our national buying power with respect to top, cutting-edge industry brands, enabling you to compete with any retail nutrition outlet as well as some of the lowest priced online stores. This is absolutely paramount to the success of any retail nutrition business today. You will also have access to approximately 150+ high-quality exclusive dietary and nutritional supplement SKUs that are not sold through other independent retailers or through mass market online stores. These exclusive supplements are produced under strict cGMP guidelines and testing to ensure quality and effectiveness, which greatly assists with our stores’ customer retention rates. Our affiliate product and brand developers are steadfast in creating new products that are, and will remain, exclusive to our Nutrishop stores only. In addition, Nutrishop store franchisees have access to our in-house marketing and design team at no charge. The online and print marketing campaigns we provide are designed to assist in driving new customers into your Nutrishop store. Also, a corporate representative will be assigned to your store at no additional charge to answer your questions and help to steer you in the right direction should the need arise. We are confident that our passion and comprehension of this industry, coupled with the aforementioned benefits, will provide you with tools that you would not have as the owner of an independent nutrition store.

How do I get started?

If you’re interested in learning more about how to open a business that is truly streamlined for customer satisfaction, contact us here. Let’s discuss setting up a meeting, speaking with our management team, and receiving our FDD for all the important details you’ll need to make an informed decision.

Ready to get started?

Turn your passion for fitness and nutrition into your own business that will benefit your own community. If you’re ready to own a Nutrishop fitness franchise, contact us today using the form linked below.