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Young Ones To Watch: Josh York

Josh York leads the charge as he moves the fitness industry forward in franchising

As the founder and CEO of GYMGUYZ, the world’s first mobile fitness franchise, Josh York understands that determination pays off as a franchisor. With nearly 50 open units in a few short years, York’s vision is to bring the convenient, customized and creative fitness franchise across the world.

Why do you love franchising?

I love franchising because you have the ability to bring in entrepreneurs who are going to be a part of your culture and go into your system with a blue print and turn key operation so they can scale their own business and find their own success.

What is the top challenge facing young people in franchising?

To become a franchisor, cash flow is the biggest challenge because you have to have a lot of available capital and it isn’t always easy securing a loan and having enough money to get your concept off the ground.

What is your dream position/goal?

You might think I’m crazy, but I’m not stopping until we have a worldwide presence. I truly believe that our brand will be a wonderful addition to communities across the globe. Can’t wait until it is a reality!