Snap Fitness, Chanhassen, Minnesota, is continuing its expansion overseas.
The fitness club brand announced master franchise agreements in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Georgia on Sept. 23.
"For any franchise, signing one master franchise agreement is a big accomplishment," Snap Fitness Chief Development Officer Steele Smiley said in a statement. "The fact that we signed four agreements in one week is extraordinary, and it reflects the upward trajectory of the Snap Fitness brand – especially internationally."
Snap Fitness has signed master agreements for six countries in the last nine months and said more international news is expected "shortly."
"The Snap Fitness brand has experienced incredible international growth in the last year; that is the sign of a healthy business and it shows that the need for our product is more prevalent than ever," Smiley said. "We could not be more excited to have these outstanding businessmen bring Snap Fitness to the Benelux region and Georgia."
The first clubs in the Netherlands and Georgia are expected to open by the end of this year.
Han Walet and Theo Vermeeren will grow the brand in the Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg region, backed by Gijs den Hartog on behalf of Capital Mills.
Snap Fitness will work with three partners to develop and grow the brand in Georgia: Archil Piriashvili, Levan Diasamidze, and current Dallas Mavericks player Zaza Pachulia.
Snap Fitness currently has more than 2,000 clubs open or in development in 18 countries.