How to Turn Your Passion For Health Into Profit
Many people are dedicated to doing all they can to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating right, working out and being very in tune with their bodies. This increased self-awareness means they watch their stress levels, do their best to get good sleep, control their weight and focus on wellness to keep their bodies functioning effectively both mentally and physically.
Health and Wellness is Growing
Although a large chunk of the population has always recognized the need for healthy living, over the last couple of years, the number of people striving for wellness is burgeoning. Health and fitness is trending, due in part to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic which forced many of us to recognize the need to take better care of ourselves in order to stay healthy. This has led to the rapid increase in the size and popularity of the global fitness industry, which, according to IBIS World, carries a $32 billion price tag here in the U.S.
Health and Fitness Business Options
That’s a promising statistic if you have a passion for health. There are, actually many ways to make a living doing what you love in this health and fitness space. Depending on your skill set you may want to, for example, sell fitness equipment, provide personal training, nutritional counseling or open a gym of your own. The fitness industry is huge, but it’s also quite saturated, which places you smack dab in the midst of a very competitive sector.
Based on 2022 numbers, there are more than 112,000 health, gym and fitness clubs operating in the U.S. And while folks have the best intention to work out and stay fit– according to the Centers for Disease Control only 23% of the U.S population is actually exercising on a daily basis. The Physical Activity Council concurs, saying 82 million Americans over the age of six don’t get the exercise needed every day.
What this means is despite the desire to stay fit and healthy, not as many Americans are walking the walk. As a business owner of a gym or fitness facility these numbers should heed a warning because fewer clients attending your facility may greatly reduce the opportunity for a solid customer base and growth possibilities through increased memberships designed to sustain your business.
SoBol Provides Healthy Eating and Healthy Business
But do not be discouraged. There is another great option to consider that contributes to the positive health and nutrition of your community. Being part of an acai bowl and smoothie café franchise like SoBol is a perfect way to have a career as a business owner, truly enjoying the passion for health that you have while providing nutritious meals for your customers.
The fast casual restaurant model is one of the strongest concepts in the market right now. It performed very well during the early challenges of the pandemic. While many restaurants closed or had to pivot, back in early 2020, the fast casual model stayed strong. Fast casual means reasonable pricing, quality food and a comfortable atmosphere. The model is climbing at a rate of 10% annually and is expected to reach $209 billion globally by 2027 with $47 billion being domestic here in the U.S. It remains one of the fastest growing restaurant sectors because it is customizable and convenient. And that is a concept that works well for SoBol as we cater not only to health conscious consumers, but anyone who loves a healthy, delicious and nutritious meal.
Our offerings require heart-healthy, all natural, and fresh products including the superfood, the acai berry, believed to provide high levels of antioxidants. We offer a completely customizable menu with fresh, local produce when in season.
High quality foods and high standards mean our brand is growing. But like our menu, we keep things simple for our franchise owners. We are dedicated to your success. That’s why we provide comprehensive training with franchise industry leaders, who assist you with site selection, grand opening and beyond. We are available to you for on-going support for any questions you may have.
At SoBol we want to partner with people who have a passion for health, share our vision to provide super cool food and awesome experiences and our mission to improve people’s days.
If you want to make a living doing something that you love, SoBol may be the choice for you. We want to get to know you and discuss this further, so let’s take the first step and get started. Once you fill out the form, our director of franchising will be in touch.