Club Pilates ‘Barrels’ into Major U.S. Markets with Continued Franchise Growth | Athletic Business

Club Pilates ‘Barrels’ into Major U.S. Markets with Continued Franchise Growth

Source: Club Pilates

Nation’s Largest Pilates Brand Signs Agreements Set to Bring Studios to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Chicago 

COSTA MESA, Calif. – Club Pilates, the largest and fastest-growing Pilates franchise in the United States, is expanding its brand footprint through recent franchise sales  that will bring a total of 11 studios to the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Chicago areas.

The announcement comes on the heels of a strong year of growth for the franchise, which currently has more than 140 open studios and more than 460 territories sold in the United States. Momentum has largely been driven by the brand’s unparalleled and premium service, state-of-the-art equipment, membership packages tailored to each market and empowering atmosphere.

Further establishing its market dominance on a national scale, Club Pilates will debut in the Philadelphia market as early as July, with a studio in Frazer, PA. The Frazer location is the first of two studios that will be owned by entrepreneurial couple Randy and Margaret Longo, who will open a second Club Pilates in Exton. In addition the Longo’s studios, George and Kris Waller signed a two-unit agreement that will bring Club Pilates to King of Prussia and Radnor over the next 12 months. A Pittsburgh location is expected to open in Wexford later this year, and additional areas being targeted for development include Harrisburg, York, Scranton and Williamsport.

“We look forward to bringing Club Pilates to the greater Philly area,” said Randy Longo. “The brand aligns with our values of healthy living and psychological empowerment, which we are excited to share with our community for many years to come.”

In addition to growth throughout the state of Pennsylvania, Club Pilates announced a six-unit agreement in the Chicago metropolitan area, where the brand already has 18 studios in development. Franchise owners Eric and Kristen Kohn are targeting Hindsdale, Bolingbrook, and Oak Park for development.

“Our strong business model, streamlined operations and training, and premiere reformer equipment have propelled Club Pilates to become the dominant Pilates brand for convenient, affordable and quality workouts,” said Anthony Geisler, CEO of Club Pilates. “The explosive growth of the boutique fitness segment makes it an exciting time to get involved with the franchise opportunity as we continue fast-paced growth to become the household Pilates name.”

Club Pilates has more than 140 locations in 35 states, with 350 anticipated to be open by the end of 2017. The brand is seeking qualified franchise partners to develop studios in prime territories across the country, including Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, Portland, Seattle and areas of Northern California. Club Pilates locations require approximately 1,500 square feet of retail space, and the total investment to become a Club Pilates franchise owner ranges from $158,252 to $224,657.


About Club Pilates

Founded in 2007, Club Pilates is a boutique fitness studio that specializes in strength-training classes for anyone, at any age. Based in Costa Mesa, CA, the company is experiencing rapid growth and expects to have nearly 350 locations open by the end of the year. With more than 500 instructors teaching over seven million workouts each year, Club Pilates is the first studio to create a 500-hour Teacher Training Program designed to thoroughly and safely teach group Pilates apparatus classes along with TRX, Triggerpoint, and Barre. In 2017, Club Pilates was named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 ranking, and ranked No. 17 on the magazine’s 2017 Top New Franchise list. To learn more about the Pilates franchise opportunity, visit

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