Fitness and Gym chain, Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Limited (better known as ‘Talkwalkars’) have decided to dip their feet in international waters. In collaboration with US-based Snap Fitness Inc, they are planning to expand in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Talkwars is quite a successful chain in India with over 211 locations in 85 towns and cities across the country.
Through Snap Fitness’ Singapore subsidiary, Talwalkars will be the exclusive master franchise for the US-based company in those countries.
Talkwalkars has consolidated its position in the Indian and Sri Lankan market under brands like Talwalkars, Talwalkars Hi Fi, Inshape, and Power World Gyms in the gym space and Zorba for its Yoga activity.
“Our goal is to make world-class fitness offerings accessible to everyone,” says Peter Taunton, founder of Snap Fitness and CEO of Lift Brands.
“We are looking forward to working with Talwalkars, fitness pioneers in India across Asian market and raise awareness on the importance of exercise and health across the growing market in this part of the world.”
Snap Fitness is a privately owned and operated health and fitness club founded in 2003 by Peter Taunton and is headquartered in Chanhassen, Minnesota. In 2008, the company was ranked in Entrepreneurs magazine's Franchise 500. They are spread over 2500 locations in 24 countries.
“We are excited at partnering with Snap Fitness in our quest to transition from a large Indian company to a global one. We are happy to be working together with the world’s largest franchise based fitness brand and Peter Taunton is one of the legends in the fitness industry on a global scale,” says Prashant Talwalkar, MD and CEO of Talwalkars.