Owner Stories

Hear from our Flex owners

"For me, Flex is the top gym brand in NZ. Flex aligns perfectly with my vision and provides strong franchise support, yet gives us the freedom to run our club our own way, catering to our community's needs.
Hannah mcnutt
"I've always loved health and fitness, and it's been my dream to own my own health and wellness centre. When you join Flex you're not just joining a franchise, you're joining a family."
Stephanie Mansfield
"Flex is a really innovative brand and we love being a part of it. The Flex group is strongly represented in the fitness industry and has a great franchise model to work with."
Chris charlton

Hear what OUR OWNERS say

Scott & Sarsha Coker

owners of Flex Fitness Hamilton CBD

We were inspired to become gym owners after experiencing the demanding nature of owning a more traditional business. Gym ownership offered a better lifestyle and aligned with our interests in health and wellbeing. We were drawn to Flex Fitness as it’s New Zealand owned, provides a premium offering, and has fair, supportive franchise agreements.

Working with the Flex Fitness National Support Office team has been incredible. They provide unwavering support and actively incorporate franchisee feedback to drive positive changes. Their comprehensive assistance equips us with everything needed to run a successful business -  ideal for those new to business ownership or the industry.

One of the unique things about Flex is the fact that we really care about people and results. Some franchises are just about selling memberships and making money. At Flex we make sure every member gets the most out of their gym experience and we guide them through a comprehensive onboarding process.

Owning Flex Fitness Hamilton CBD has given us time back that we didn’t get in our previous business. We’ve learnt a lot in this business and when you get it right you achieve both time and money, which is rare in a lot of businesses. We are now inspired to open another Flex gym!

Mel Nunan, Owner

Flex Fitness Lincoln, Prebbleton, and Rolleston

I was inspired to become a gym owner after working as a personal trainer and feeling that gyms lacked the community and culture that members and staff deserved.  I was determined to change the fitness industry in Selwyn, Canterbury, and I found my answer in Flex Fitness.

Despite being just a 27-year-old personal trainer with a big dream and not much money to back it up, the team at Flex Fitness treated me with respect and took my ambition seriously. 

Being part of a cutting-edge franchise has been instrumental in supporting my business and attracting members. With the brand's growing reputation and the support of marketing from our National Support Office, gaining new members has become effortless.

My life and career goals have transformed in a short space of time. I am achieving my dream of dominating the fitness industry in Selwyn, having recently opened my third club in just five years!  

The most rewarding aspects of owning a gym are the freedom it provides and the fulfilment of helping members achieve their goals. As a parent, I have the flexibility to be there for my children and enjoy family vacations whenever I want. My job is centred around helping others and doing what I love—training. It doesn't get any better than that.

Ryan Nazareth, Owner

Flex Fitness Manurewa

After operating a wedding and event venue for 10 years, my wife Ari and I decided we wanted a new challenge. We had a personal passion for the fitness industry, after training at gyms for 12 years ourselves, so we decided building a gym would be a great fit for us.

We were drawn to Flex Fitness as a franchise because of the visual appeal of the brand and because of the uniqueness of the different Flex clubs around the country.  The team at the National Support Office have been great to deal with and was one of the primary reasons we chose Flex Fitness.  Their support and expertise has made all the difference. 

For those considering joining the Flex Fitness franchise, I wholeheartedly recommend it. The brand supports and values its owners, encouraging feedback and growth. With a strong sense of purpose and determination to be the best in the industry, Flex Fitness is an exceptional team to be a part of.

Owning a Flex Fitness franchise has been a great benefit both personally and for our community. Our gym fills a much-needed gap, and it brings us immense satisfaction to walk into a facility we personally created, knowing others enjoy it too.

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