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STRIDE Fitness Debuts on Entrepreneur’s Top New Franchises List

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Treadmill-Based Interval Training Franchise Sprints to No. 144 After Impressive Year of Growth

IRVINE, Calif., April 14, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--STRIDE Fitness, the boutique fitness franchise offering treadmill-based interval training and total-body workouts for every fitness level, announced today it has been ranked among Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top New Franchises at No. 144, marking the brand’s debut on the list. This accolade comes following an exciting year of growth for STRIDE Fitness, as the company opened new studios in Crown Point, IN; Wilmette, IL; McKinney, TX; Oak Park, IL; Irvine, CA; Austin, TX; Lubbock, TX; and Pittsburgh, PA and signed franchise agreements in Denver, Las Vegas, San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, Nashville, Indianapolis, Raleigh, and Boston metro areas to continue its nationwide expansion.

"This honor from Entrepreneur can be attributed to the perseverance and durability of our incredible franchise owners," said Jeff Stokes, President of STRIDE Fitness. "We began franchising just months before the pandemic emerged in our lives, but our team has proven time and time again they can handle any challenge that comes their way, opening a number of locations and soldiering on with the development of even more studios set to open this year."

Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Top New Franchises list ranks brands that have been franchising for five years or less. The ranking is based on each franchise’s score received in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list that includes analysis of the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. The highly sought-after list positions franchise brands across the U.S. to help future franchisees make a promising investment.

Pandemic restrictions and social distancing helped spark a resurgence of running and walking as exercise, the cornerstone of STRIDE Fitness’ treadmill-based classes. As consumers are returning to boutique fitness studios now that restrictions are lifted, STRIDE Fitness has been able to attract new members as these individuals seek to level up their activity in a high-energy, safe, and community-focused environment.

Entrepreneurs are also recognizing this fitness trend and partnering with STRIDE Fitness to open studios in their own communities and chosen markets. The franchise opportunity provides entrepreneurs with a fully scalable business, leveraging a semi-absentee model and an exceptional corporate support team to guide owners every step of the way.

Founded in 2017 in Pasadena, CA, STRIDE Fitness taps into the millions of people who identify as runners or walkers in the United States with its treadmill-based, interval training workouts that provide a mix of cardio and strength training, designed for every fitness level and led by dynamic STRIDE Fitness certified coaches. Using state-of-the-art Woodway treadmills and MyZone heart rate monitors, STRIDE Fitness offers a supportive and inclusive environment providing three signature class formats including interval, endurance-based and strength training. Whether someone wants to walk, jog, or run, there are levels for everyone to participate, progress, prosper and find their finish line.

To view STRIDE Fitness in the full list of Top New Franchises, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/topnew. Results can also be seen in the April/May 2022 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands now. To learn more about STRIDE Fitness and its franchising opportunities, visit https://www.runwithstride.com/franchise.


Founded in 2017, STRIDE Fitness is a treadmill-based interval training concept, delivering a total-body workout designed for every fitness level. An engaging program led by dynamic authorized coaches and utilizing heart-rate monitoring technology, STRIDE Fitness offers a supportive and inclusive environment providing three signature class formats including interval, endurance-based and strength training. STRIDE Fitness is headquartered in Irvine, CA and backed by Xponential Fitness, the largest franchisor of boutique fitness brands. To learn more about STRIDE Fitness, visit https://runwithstride.com/.

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David Robertson, Fishman Public Relations, drobertson@fishmanpr.com or 847-945-1300