Todd Tanner, owner of DropZone Fitness, spent much of 2015 finding ways to expand his brand and open new locations throughout Fort Bend County.
Tanner opened his first gym eight years ago in Missouri City at 3711 Raoul Wallenberg Lane, Ste. 100. Since then he said he has seen the area grow tremendously, which has brought with it an increased demand for fitness centers.
DropZone Fitness owner Todd Tanner (right) will continue adding new locations.[/caption]
“We started growing so fast and had people coming to the gym from all over the area,” he said. “People are taking fitness seriously now more than ever.”
As the Missouri City location began to run out of space, Tanner decided he wanted to grow his concept by franchising his business. He started the process of making his business available for franchise opportunities a couple of years ago.
“My goal was to put locations all over the area to make it more convenient for people,” Tanner said. “I really wanted to share this concept.”
Last year, he partnered with Michele Gutierrez, who opened a DropZone location in January 2015 in Sugar Land at 19875 Hwy. 59, Ste. 290.
With demand in Sugar Land still high, Tanner decided there was a need for another location. He will soon open his third location in mid-January near the community of Riverstone.
Tanner said he has plans to either franchise or open new locations in other Greater Houston markets.
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