Entrepreneur Magazine Recognizes Xponential Fitness Brands Among its “Best of the Best Franchises” and “Top Franchises for Multi-Unit Owners” Lists

Four Brands Ranked as Best of the Best and Five Ranked as Top Brands for Multi-Unit Owners

IRVINE, Calif.--()--Xponential Fitness, Inc., the largest global franchisor of boutique fitness brands, continues as the boutique fitness industry leader, announcing that four of its brands have earned rankings on Entrepreneur’s prestigious 2023 Best of the Best Franchises list and Top Franchises for Multi-Unit Owners list.

The Best of the Best Franchises list features Club Pilates, Pure Barre, StretchLab and YogaSix, ranking all four brands as number one in their respective industry categories of Pilates, barre, assisted-stretching and yoga.

Pure Barre Franchise Owner Hilary Sherman from Decatur, Georgia spoke of her experience as part of Pure Barre’s industry leading system, “I think for me it’s the level of support Xponential and Pure Barre give its franchisees. Not only do they have resources and tools that are readily available, but they’re also incredibly approachable. They get right back to you. And the consistency in the brand for me demonstrates good operational support and infrastructure.”

Making the Top Franchises for Multi-Unit Owners list in Entrepreneur are Xponential Fitness brands’ Club Pilates at No. 51, Pure Barre at No. 78, StretchLab at No. 110, CycleBar at No. 148 and YogaSix at No. 150. The Top Franchises for Multi-Unit Owners list recognizes companies with the most compelling multi-unit ownership opportunity. CycleBar Franchise Owner Syndie Whitmer from Fort Collins and Loveland, Colorado said, “I’ve been really successful as an all-in owner with the support Xponential provides. I have been riding that train and it’s been successful, so I’m not going to stop.”

“These prestigious accolades for half of our brands are a true testament to Xponential’s strength and innovation in the boutique fitness industry, and is only possible through the dedication, creativity and hard work of our talented franchise partners and the hundreds of thousands of studio team members who are the heartbeat of our brands,” said Sarah Luna, President of Xponential Fitness. “We are still in the early stages of global growth and development; and are excited to see where all our brands and franchise partners can build fitness communities with our industry-leading boutique fitness offerings.”

Earlier this year, Entrepreneur magazine also named the majority of Xponential brands as leaders on the coveted Franchise 500 list, the Fastest-Growing Franchises list and the Top Global Franchises list, furthering its authority in the fitness industry and mission to make boutique fitness more accessible. Along with recent international expansion and development news including its latest expansion into France with Club Pilates, Xponential recently announced its partnership renewal with lululemon and celebrated a new milestone, with North American run-rate average unit volumes reaching $542,000 in Q1 2023.

The rankings are featured in the July/August issue of Entrepreneur magazine and on Entrepreneur.com. All are based on information submitted for its annual Franchise 500® and are part of Entrepreneur’s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace. To view Xponential’s brands in the full Best of the Best Franchises ranking, visit: https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/directory/best-of-the-best-ranking, as well as the five brands in the Top Franchises for Multi-Unit Owners list, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/directory/top-multiunit-ranking.


Xponential Fitness, Inc. is the largest global franchisor of boutique fitness brands. Through its mission to make boutique fitness accessible to everyone, the Company operates a diversified platform of ten brands spanning across verticals including Pilates, indoor cycling, barre, stretching, rowing, dancing, boxing, running, functional training and yoga. In partnership with its franchisees, Xponential Fitness offers energetic, accessible, and personalized workout experiences led by highly qualified instructors in studio locations across 48 U.S. states and Canada, and through master franchise or international expansion agreements in 19 additional countries. Xponential Fitness' portfolio of brands includes Club Pilates, the largest Pilates brand in the United States; CycleBar, the largest indoor cycling brand in the United States; StretchLab, a concept offering one-on-one and group stretching services; Row House, the largest franchised indoor rowing brand in the United States; AKT, a dance-based cardio workout combining toning, interval and circuit training; YogaSix, the largest yoga brand in the United States; Pure Barre, a total body workout that uses the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements, and the largest Barre brand in the United States; STRIDE Fitness, a treadmill-based cardio and strength training concept; Rumble, a boxing-inspired full-body workout; and BFT, a functional training and strength-based program. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at xponential.com.


Carol Rogalski, TOP Agency, xponential@prhacker.com, +1-425-890-4747


Carol Rogalski, TOP Agency, xponential@prhacker.com, +1-425-890-4747