Becoming a Multi-Unit Franchisee with Mayweather Boxing + Fitness
At the age of 29, Sunny Dharni became one of the first multi-unit franchisees at Mayweather Boxing + Fitness. Early on, Dharni saw the potential growth of the emerging franchise in the boutique fitness industry, and realized it had the power to change people’s lives.
“I didn’t want to open up just one location, and then regret not opening as many as I could,” Dharni said. “It’s going to be huge bringing this work out to communities all around the country. The confidence you give people, it changes their lives.”
Dharni comes from a long line of self-made entrepreneurs. For nearly a decade, he worked as a regional manager in his family’s business. But the entrepreneurial spirit started calling, and he began looking for his own career path.
“I was researching opportunities and saw Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, and it looked like an amazing investment opportunity,” he said. “I filled out my application, entered my financial information, and then got a call back a week later. And the rest is history.”
Indeed – Dharni now owns the rights to open 10 stores in Northern California. Already, Dharni has one location operating and packing classes, with two more openings planned by the end of the year.
In this wide ranging interview, Dharni talks about the benefits of running your own business, why Mayweather Boxing + Fitness is such a scalable business model, what sets the brand apart from competitors, and much more.
What are some of the benefits of running your own business?
There are so many – for one, you get to control your own schedule. You’re not really answering to anybody else. Your growth and success is in your own hands. And you get to control parts of the business that you can’t control when you’re working for someone else. It’s all very empowering.
What is the Franchise Support like?
The autonomy of running a Mayweather Boxing + Fitness is awesome. And the corporate staff has been incredible since day one. Even since 2019, when I bought into the company, everybody has been super supportive. Anytime you have a question, someone is there to answer you right away.
Is this a scalable business model?
Oh yeah, this business is very scalable, because you can essentially run it from your laptop. As long as you have a good team of managers you trust, you can really scale it to infinity if you want. And that’s what I was really looking for in the fitness industry.
Are you still able to maintain a healthy work-life balance?
Definitely, it’s been awesome. I like to travel a lot and explore new cities. And with this business model, if you have a great team in place at the studio and everything set, you’re not stuck to one location, and that’s the beauty of it.
Why did you choose Mayweather Boxing + Fitness over other brands?
I saw one study that said 80% of people in the world – that’s eight out of 10 people – know who the boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is. Anything he touches turns into gold, and I felt like if he put his name behind something, he’s going to do everything it takes to make the brand successful.
And then just the concept. It’s a great workout. It really is. When they invited me out to Discovery Day, I did a workout and it was awesome. I had never boxed before, but it gave me so much confidence, and by the end of it, I was walking around like feeling great.
How has the response been from members since opening?
The amount of people who thank me for opening in the community has really moved me. We are changing people’s lives, giving them confidence. And at the same time, opening a Mayweather Boxing + Fitness has completely changed my life. Seeing the positive impact we’re having reminds me why I got into this.
Become a Franchisee with Mayweather Boxing + Fitness
If you like the idea of owning and growing your own boutique fitness franchise under the award-winning name of the champ, Floyd Mayweather, now is the time to invest, as Mayweather Boxing + Fitness is primed to continue growing.
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