August 14, 2012 -
Iron Tribe Fitness continues its rapid growth by partnering with clients who share in their passion of bringing the best possible fitness product to the market and changing others lives in the process. With franchise sales in Tuscaloosa, Nashville and Raleigh and four corporately owned gyms in Birmingham, the young start up is already a 15 unit franchise.
Childhood friends Maxwell Jones and Eli Martorana have partnered to bring 4 additional Iron Tribe Fitness locations to Nashville later this year. They have partnered with an investment group that includes Jamie Warren, who was an original member of Iron Tribe Fitness. When Iron Tribe Fitness started making franchises available, the group began pursuing territories in Nashville.
“My wife and I were in the original beta test group that started in Forrest's garage in 2009. At 39, I'm in the best shape of my life,” said Warren. “When we learned that Iron Tribe was offering franchises, this became an easy decision for our group. We're thrilled to be an Iron Tribe franchisee and look forward to bringing an outstanding fitness experience to the Nashville market.”
Additionally, Jonathan Spidle and Mark Shoemaker, who are also Iron Tribe customers, have recently secured the franchise rights to Raleigh, NC. Both are passionate about fitness and the amazing results they have experienced at Iron Tribe and are excited to develop multiple locations in the Raleigh area. Two franchise locations have also been sold to another ITF client in Tuscaloosa and will open later this year.
“Franchising with partners such as Eli, Maxwell, Jonathan and Mark allows us to teach a whole new group of people and continue to extend our reach outside of Birmingham. We love that our initial franchise growth is coming from within our existing Tribe community and that really speaks to the quality and success of the program” said Iron Tribe Fitness CEO, Forrest Walden. “We couldn’t be more excited to share this opportunity with them.”
Iron Tribe Fitness has reached tremendous success in Alabama with their four Birmingham locations by offering customers unique and exciting new ways to work out. By limiting membership to 250 clients per location, and class size to 20 clients at a time, they ensure that each person will receive the attention and expertise they need to meet their fitness goals. Iron Tribe Fitness facilities are dedicated to helping clients get fit, reclaim their inner athlete, and involving them in a supportive community unmatched in the fitness industry.
About Iron Tribe Fitness:
Founded in 2010, Iron Tribe Fitness is the premier group training fitness concept with four facilities throughout Birmingham and several more coming soon. After finalizing their franchising business model and recently selling eleven franchises in Nashville, Tuscaloosa and Raleigh they are looking to continue their expansion nationally. Founded by Birmingham native, Forrest Walden, Iron Tribe Fitness is devoted to redefining the way people look at fitness and health by following the mission to teach and support healthy lifestyles, to be a leader in results-based fitness, and to encourage fellowship within their tribe and global community. For more information, visit www.irontribefitness.com.