For the 3rd year in a row, Tee It Up for the Troops is excited to present an opportunity for an approved veteran, National Guard member or reservist to become an Anytime Fitness Franchisee! We look forward to supporting the Anytime Fitness mission to “Get to a Healthier Place” and offering a unique program to help veterans, National Guard members and reservists to “heal, transition, grow and thrive” by becoming an Anytime Fitness Franchisee.

Tee It Up for the Troops will receive an annual donation from the highly reputable Operation HeartFirst Charitable Foundation. These donations will be used to assist selected veterans, National Guard members and/or reservists who submit applications and would not otherwise have the financial resources to become an Anytime Fitness Franchisee.

This opportunity is for the Dothan, AL area near Fort Rucker with the final location within that market to be chosen by the franchisee (based on location then available at the time of signing a franchise agreement).

Tee It Up for the Troops will accept applications for grants for the purpose of assisting with initial start-up capital to be used for the development of an Anytime Fitness franchise. These grants will consist of a cash grant (50 percent of the initial start-up investment up to $125,000) and a loan (remaining 50 percent of the amount needed for the initial investment up to $125,000). Anytime Fitness, LLC has agreed to waive its initial franchise fee and ongoing royalty payment related to this opportunity. Consideration will be given for veterans with service related disabilities.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Honorably discharged
  • Emotionally stable
  • Financially sound, but cannot qualify through traditional lending sources
  • No history of bankruptcy
  • No felonies
  • Of “earned, not given” mindset
  • Passion for fitness and community engagement

In addition, applicants must be willing to work within an established and proven system which provides ongoing education and support. Applicants will be asked to complete full background and credit checks and would preferably have roots within the selected club market.

Interested applicants will need to complete a Franchise Application. All applications must be received no later than May 1, 2017. The selection committee will narrow the pool down of prospective franchisees. The finalists will be given an opportunity to participate in a question and answer session as well as complete a Franchisee Questionnaire prior to the final selection of the chosen Franchisee.

Any questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to Jodi Baer, Director of Operations, Tee It Up for the Troops at jodi@teeitupforthetroops.org.

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