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Podcast: Ep#243 Featuring Gavin Aquilina, COO of Reunion Training Franchises

Revolutionising Franchise models with Reunion Training

Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke to Gavin Aquilina who is the COO at Reunion Training, a group training franchise revolutionising the fitness industry. Listen as Gavin chats about the origin of the business, what Reunion training is, the training and support provided and who would make for an ideal franchisee.

Discussion Points:

  • Loving the journey Gavin outlines the scope of his 30-plus years in the fitness industry and why he is enjoying his current role

Gavin Aquilina– COO of REUNION Training Australia
  • REUNION Training for the long-term Gavin explains the idea behind the slow approach to strength and wellness embodied by the business

  • Customers and the target market REUNION offers something truly unique in the market

  • Working with franchisees Upskilling and regular contact create a franchisee-centric model

  • A unique franchise model REUNION Training franchisees are offered boundless training and mentorship

  • Success through support Gavin explains how the data collection software applied by the business can be used to keep franchisees motivated and profitable

  • Establishing new sites Gavin explains the specific process involved in recruiting new franchisees and finding the best locations

  • Fitness person or not With two different franchise models on offer, investors do not necessarily need to be fitness professionals

  • Mentorship and training Gavin explains the way head office scaffolds the confidence and motivation of franchisees

  • Work-life balance by design The systems in place at each REUNION Training site allow the franchisee to appoint a manager and obtain their desired level of work-life balance

  • The best parts about REUNION Gavin explains the community aspects throughout the business that energise his work every day

  • Interested in investing? Advice for potential franchisees

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About REUNION Training:

REUNION Training is the ultimate group training experience. Founded by Luke Istomin, an elite and world class fitness professional, REUNION draws from Luke’s unique juxtaposition of having trained global elite celebrities, athletes, and leaders, and co-founding the largest group training model, F45 Training.

REUNION Training has been designed to REDEFINE what it truly means to be functional, healthy and active. We aren’t here to waste anyone’s time with pointless workouts focused only on sweating and feeling exhausted – this style of training has limited longevity, increasing the risk of injury and exhaustion, not to mention reduced motivation.

We design our workouts with PURPOSE and ensure our members enjoy tangible results in order to track their progress. We concentrate on the primal movement patterns the body is physically capable of and designed to perform, with the overarching goal to build a solid foundation of strength and endurance.

Through our onboarding process we ensure you are properly supported from the get go! From training newcomers, to transitioning gym goers, to elite or experienced trainers, we will set you up on a path based on your current level of fitness, and in turn accelerate you towards your chosen goals.

Simply put, our goal is to have you reach your capabilities and bullet proof your body from potential injuries!

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