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AusActive 2022 Industry Innovation Award Nominee
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AusActive 2022 Franchise Group National Winner
AusActive 2022 Franchise Group National Winner
2023 Mental Health Awareness Award - National Winner
Mental Health First Aid Australia Skilled Workplace Gold

Fernwood Fitness is a distinctive and award-winning women’s-only franchise model that goes beyond the ordinary. Our holistic approach to health, fitness, and wellness, coupled with exceptional customer service, sets us apart in a league of our own.

Fernwood is not just a gym; it’s a unique sanctuary where women connect, enjoy complimentary breakfast, a wide range of classes, luxury changerooms and childminding services. This is our point of difference that makes us stand out.

Our exclusive women’s-only environment is a premium and inviting safe space that caters to women of all ages and diverse demographics, offering an empowering and uplifting experience for all women to shine.


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Current Opportunities

Greenfield sites (new clubs):
Explore exciting opportunities for new clubs in various states, with keen interest, particularly in thriving regions like Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia. Act fast and enquire today, as sites are moving quickly.

Existing clubs
Interested in acquiring a well-established club? Rare opportunities like these arise occasionally, with a current opening in Melbourne.
To find out more, enquire today or book a call.

Register here and be the first to hear about the latest opportunities for new or existing clubs.


Absolutely! We welcome inquiries for all locations.

Certainly! Many of our franchisees are proud owners of multiple sites.

This will depend on the Franchise partner and what they put into the business, we currently have Franchise Partners earning over $750,000 in annual profit.

Over 1000 members, making Fernwood a vibrant community.

One of the key benefits of being a Fernwood Fitness franchise owner is the diversified income streams. These are just some of the ways you can grow your income.

  • Reformer
  • FIIT30
  • Personal training
  • Hypoxi
  • Programs Challenges/Transformations
  • Fernwood-branded fitness apparel and merchandise
  • Nutrition coaching
  • Vending machines with drinks, supplements and protein bars

The fitness industry in Australia is projected to grow at an annual rate of 10.16%, reaching a market volume of US$171.50m by 2027. Source.

We have a comprehensive training and onboarding process in place to support in every step along the way of the new franchise journey.

From business planning to marketing support, we offer a dedicated national support team covering- Site Selection, Lease Negotiations, Fit Out Guides, Pre Sale, Marketing, Finance, Information Technology and Operations.

The support continues once your club opens with our ongoing National Marketing Support, Local Area Marketing, Sales Training, Club Operations, Helpdesk, Mastermind Sessions, Forums and Conferences.

No, all you need is dedication, passion, and a desire to be part of our proven franchise model. 

Yes, we’ve partnered with Swoop Funding for financing. Learn more.

Absolutely, partnerships are welcome!

Yes, we have several successful male franchise owners who contribute to the success of our women-only gyms.

Yes we do. We are currently offering to contribute $25 000 towards all new club fit outs in 2024.

Ready to kick things off? Just follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Book a call with Mel Male, our National Franchise Manager, to explore the exciting opportunities available.
  2. Complete our ‘Get To Know You’ Form ensuring we have all the necessary details to tailor our approach to your goals.
  3. Schedule a Business Plan Meeting to dive into the specifics of your potential venture. We’re here to make the process smooth and tailored to you.

Looking forward to connecting.