This Tuesday Webinar by The Franchise Talk included leading industry experts who provided a wealth of free business knowledge and an understanding of the considerations involved in the launch, management and operations of popular and scalable fitness franchise brands.
The panel of experts included a leading international franchise consultant and experienced fitness professionals who shared their knowledge and first-hand experience including insights into the fitness industry on the challenges and successes they have encountered as they expand their brand domestically and internationally.
- Trends in the fitness industry
- Franchising and development opportunities
- Insights into operating the brands
- Success stories
Martin’s extensive experience includes facilitating international development in over twenty countries for brands in all sectors of franchising. Martin currently advises multiple US Brands on global development strategy. Martin is a regular speaker on Global Franchising at International Franchise events and serves on the International Committee of the International Franchise Association (IFA).
Nguyen Phi Van holds an MBA from Australia majoring in marketing communication. Her experience spans over 20 years as a senior executive in brand, retail, and franchise development across global emerging markets in Asia, The Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe.
She is currently advisor to Project 844 under the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam on startup & innovation, chairwoman of Vietnam Angel Network, Board Director of ASEAN Business Angel Network, Senator of WBAF, and is an angel investor with a portfolio of 32 companies.
Phi Van is 2015 award winner of Retail Leadership presented by Asia Retail Congress, 2017 & 2018 award winner of 100 Top Great Retail Minds presented by World Retail Congress, 2019 award winner of ASEAN Outstanding Business Award, and has been curated in Top 100 powerful women of the global franchise industry 2019 & 2020.
Phi Van is the author of seven books, “Franchising – The Short Route to Global Markets”, “Cross The Rice Field, Reach The World”, “Go Global: An MSME’s guide to global franchising”, “I, The Future and The World”, “In Search of Myself”, “Nym – My Future Self”, and recently “Opening the Future”.
Following a successful career in Southern California real estate Jake, a lifelong fitness devotee, co-founded BODYROK in 2011 along with his wife Tina and Serial Entrepreneur Phil Palumbo.
Jake and his partners developed the BODYROK System and proprietary reformers, taking traditional Pilates to a new level and providing a unique workout experience for BODYROK clients.
The first BODYROK studio opened in 2011 in San Francisco and there are now BODYROK Studios throughout California, in New York City, Nashville and other key metropolitan areas across the USA. Jake and his Team continue grow BODYROK with the goal of developing the leading global Pilates brand.
Jannik started his career at BackWerk, Germany’s largest self-service bakery, with an apprenticeship combined with a degree in international management. After completing the training, which took place in all departments of the company, he started in the franchise department. After two years as a junior franchise consultant at Valora Food Service, Europe’s largest FMCG group (which bought out BackWerk), he switched to clever fit. First as Junior Sales Manager, he proactively transformed clever fit’s sales with his supervisor and drove internationalisation. After 1.5 years, he was promoted to Franchise Sales Manager and is now responsible for national and international expansion.