Kerry Anne Hamilton-Gannaway, multi-unit franchisee in Melbourne, FL
When you invest in a franchise, you want to make sure your potential business has a clear path for growth. With Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, our team had scalability in mind when creating the business plan. After only franchising for a few years, Mayweather Boxing + Fitness boasts several multi-unit franchisees. In this interview, we talk with Kerry Anne Hamilton-Gannaway, multi-unit franchisee in Melbourne, FL.
What did you do before franchising with Mayweather Boxing + Fitness?
Kerry Anne: I have always been in the fitness industry, from coaching to training to teaching classes to instructing and training other instructors. The fitness industry has been in my blood since I was probably five or six.
What attracted you to Mayweather Boxing + Fitness franchise?
Kerry Anne: I think boxing fitness is not just a physical workout, it’s emotional, mental. I really think that Mayweather Boxing + Fitness brings together a community of people. Floyd Mayweather is a single fighter, but his belief system and the family he has backing him, his team, is a really tight community. I like how that is reflected in the workouts in the facility, in the community that we have there. It attracts a lot of different people, not just women looking for fitness centers. They’re really so diverse. We have men and women, we have people with Parkinson’s, we have kids that have been bullied, that want to come in and get stronger and more confident. It’s something really unique to see. I’ve been in the industry for a really long time and I’ve never experienced anything like it.
What was the process like to become a franchisee?
Kerry Anne: First, we spoke with the corporate team and CEO. I just knew that these people really care. There’s such a great community vibe, even with the corporate team, and then the support system is amazing. They’re really hands-on, they don’t just drop and go. There was a big learning curve for us with the computer software system and how to use that, but they showed up and literally came to my studio to help me, guide me through everything, and if I needed to screen share for help, they were right on it.
If you call or email somebody, they’re going to get back to you within an hour, because they want to help you. It’s nice to have the corporate team available. This continued straight through to where we are now with an open business. I can call them at any time. To have somebody so available to connect with, ask questions, someone to support me, it’s the real deal.
I also have a regional support person. My person and I speak weekly: we go over our numbers, she asks me how the team and studio is doing, and she can see our data within the different systems they have to track to make sure that we’re hitting our goals. You have to make sure you’re working hard, but there’s always somebody to support me, and everybody gets a person from corporate to support you.
What is the franchise culture like?
Kerry Anne: We’re all family, we are the Mayweather family. I’m on the Franchise Advisory Council for the Southeast and we’re there to kind of be the voice between corporate and the rest of our constituents in the area. Just an extra level of support for the system. Not to say that corporate isn’t there, they’re there, but we’re also there to help and assist on the ground floor. There’s also a genuine connection between franchisees. We see each other and support each other on social media. We do monthly franchise calls. They’re always there learning, and we’re learning from each other. So when I get to be in the same room with another franchisee, it’s like having your family come over.
Do you need experience to franchise with Mayweather Boxing + Fitness?
Kerry Anne: Absolutely not. You have to have a passion for helping others, and you have to have a passion for fitness, I believe. You have to feel that fitness is the way you’re going to help change people’s lives. If you have that and a strong belief in running a business with people, you can make a huge impact. And if you’re sure that’s something that moves you, this is the business for you. This is definitely the franchise for you.
What do you think is the future of Mayweather Boxing + Fitness?
Kerry Anne: Growth! This is going to take off. I know there’s other brands out there, but I feel like because of the corporate team, because the CEO, because of Floyd and that this is his passion, I feel like the growth is going to take off and people are going to know Mayweather not just for boxing, but Mayweather Boxing + Fitness.
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