GYMGUYZ is a fast growing fitness franchise that is redefining the fitness industry.
Headquartered in Plainview, New York, GYMGUYZ is proud to be #1 in Home
Personal Training, specializing in one-on-one and group workout sessions.
We save our clients valuable time by bringing the fitness equipment directly
into their home or setting of their choice at a time they choose. Our
certified personal trainers drive to the clients’ location in our
GYMGUYZ signature red van. The vans are fully stocked with state of the
art fitness equipment used to provide a fun yet challenging workout. Our
customized and creative workout plans are prepared in advance of each
session and are designed to ensure each client meets their fitness goals.
Josh York, an American entrepreneur and the founder and CEO, started GYMGUYZ
in 2008. He is a true entrepreneur driven by passion, no stranger to risk,
and a leader who knows the value of building a strong brand.
GYMGUYZ currently has hundreds of territories operating in multiple countries,
and destined to be a worldwide brand. Entrepreneur Magazine named GYMGUYZ
one of the top 100 Fastest Growing Franchises in 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.
Josh York was born and raised on Long Island in New Hyde Park, New York
and earned a business degree in 2005 from LIUPost. While attending college,
York supported himself working as a certified personal trainer in a small
studio. Fitness was his passion and changing the lives of his clients
through exercise was his goal.
York briefly worked full time for a marketing firm after graduation. The
negative work environment he experienced was in direct conflict with his
energetic and positive demeanor. As he continued to train his clients
in the evening, he began to paint a picture of his future. With a vision,
limited resources and his fitness experience, York invested his savings
of $15,000 into a new fitness venture. He gave himself two weeks to make
the business succeed. However, FUELed by his determination and passion
to help others, failure was never an option for York.
In 2008, York started GYMGUYZ in the dining room of his parent’s
home with a laptop, a phone, and a file cabinet which contained one folder
with his client’s names. He purchased a van, filled it with exercise
equipment, and wrapped it with the GYMGUYZ logo. Instead of going to the
gym to train his clients he began bringing the workouts to his clients
when and where it was convenient for them. The workouts were customized
for each individual based on their fitness level and specific goals. When
he wasn’t training his clients, he drove the van up and down the
Long Island Expressway advertising GYMGUYZ. He produced and printed his
own promotional materials, hung flyers in local diners, grocery stores
and community centers and began spreading the GYMGUYZ name. Quickly, one
folder became multiple folders and one drawer became an entire file cabinet
with hundreds of client names. GYMGUYZ was on the way to becoming an on
demand personal training service that would revolution the fitness industry.
The demand for in Home Personal Training was growing. Surveys showed clients
enjoyed the convenience of working out in their home, local park or a
setting of their choice at a time that fit their schedule. In 2010, York
hired certified personal trainers, support staff and purchased two additional
GYMGUYZ vans to keep up with the demand of over 1,000 clients. By 2012,
he expanded the fleet of vans and continued to hire more employees. In
2013, York relocated headquarters from the dining room to an office building
on Long Island and began the franchising process.
In 2014, York received approval to franchise the GYMGUYZ brand. The first
franchise opened in Westchester County, NY in 2014. In 2015, headquarters
relocated to a larger office with a state of the art training facility
to support the franchise system. In 2017, the first International Franchise
opened in Canada. By the close of 2018, there were 184 franchised locations
throughout the world. The United Kingdom is scheduled to open in 2019.
GYMGUYZ was named the Fastest Growing Franchise in 2017 & 2018 by Franchise
Gator. In 2018 Inc.500 listed GYMGUYZ #292 as America’s 500 Fastest-Growing
Companies. In 2019, GMGUYZ was listed #231 by Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise
500 for their exceptional performance, an outstanding leap from #470 in
2018. Additionally, GYMGUYZ was named one of the 100 Game-Changer franchises
for 2018 by Franchise Dictionary.
The future looks bright when you franchise with GYMGUYZ. Reach out to us
today at 1-855-GYMGUYZ to get started!