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We help health, fitness and wellness businesses to grow and scale through franchising

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Driven by values and a purpose, Empowered Brands leverages more than 20 years of experience in the UK fitness franchising sector and is renowned for the quality and effectiveness of its support and systems.  Focused exclusively on entrepreneur led business models with a focus on health, fitness and wellbeing, Empowered Brands nurtures entrepreneurship and accelerates growth on a domestic and International stage.

Empowered Brands is backed by RM Funds which is an alternative asset management business. Founded in 2010, with offices in London and Edinburgh, the firm manages capital on behalf of institutional investors, multi-asset allocators, family offices and retail investors. Since inception the business has transacted in excess of £50 billion of assets, and advised and or originated, structured and managed over £1.5bn of sterling assets and over €700m in European assets.

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Our Brands

We work only with brands that have the capacity to become leaders in health, fitness and wellness.

All our brands offer world class service for their customers and a robust and profitable business for their franchisees.

énergie Fitness

Empowering people to transform their lives

Founded in 2003 with just a single club, énergie Fitness is now a market-leading fitness franchise group with over 80 clubs in the UK and abroad, 110,000 members and c.£30m network turnover.  énergie is a top ranked fitness chain on Trustpilot.



The fastest growing boxing & strength provider in the world

Co-founded by Managing Director, Tim West and four-time world champion Australian boxer, Danny Green, UBX Training began franchising in 2016 under its Australia brand UBX Training. In 2019, the brand expanded overseas with the first UBX Training club opening in New Zealand. As of 2024, there are over 100 locations globally across 7 countries.


The market leader in digitally operated, staffless gyms

Founded in Germany by Björn Krämer and Torsten Boorberg in 2016, fit+ has grown to over 250 gyms in over 10 countries, taking the European market by storm and proving the success of the model. fit+ partnered with Empowered Brands in early 2024 to rollout the brand across the UK & Ireland.

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Our Team

Passionate about service and obsessive about customer results, Empowered Brands is led by a team with over 100 years' experience collectively in building successful businesses.

The highly effective management team consists of innovative entrepreneurs and Chief Executive’s who have a track record of leading very successful enterprises and corporations. They have developed global brands and are experienced in building brand value and in bringing companies successfully to market.

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Mark Pinner


Mark comes with 13+ years of global franchising experience, 11 of which served in the United States as Chief Technology & Training Officer followed by Chief Executive Officer for North America, Latin America and Canada. With a core skillset across change management and team leadership, Mark recently led the successful business model pivot turning a predominantly B2C orientated business into a successful B2B focused franchise.

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We chose Empowered Brands as our UK partner because, with over 100 fitness clubs already open in the UK and a strategy to build a powerful brand stable across Europe, we knew we had a partner who matched our ambition to grow exponentially in a post-Covid marketplace that demands innovation, flexibility and simplicity, which is what UBX provides. As the market recovers following the initial shock of the pandemic, we've seen interest in our franchise opportunity growing dramatically. We anticipate that this will be our strongest year ever with a club opening somewhere in the world every 7 days.

Tim West
Founder, UBX


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Entrepreneur, André, opens London’s first UBX gym and sets new sales record

March, 2024

UBX Wembley, London's first UBX gym has got off to a flying start, setting a new record for UBX presale memberships in the UK and Ireland.  

André and his team were recognised for their presale performance at the recent Empowered Brands Prevo 2024 Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony, winning UBX Presale Club of the Year.

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