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  • Writer's pictureTim Parmeter

The New Guyz in Town: From Fitness Fan to Franchisee

We are excited to announce the newest owner of Gym Guyz: Robert Mays. A Tennessee resident with a background in computer science, Rob is ready to branch out from corporate America, bringing his passion for fitness to the Knoxville area. 

Who Is Rob Mays?

Father to an eight-year-old son, Rob has an entrepreneurial spirit and loves to take on side projects in addition to his job as an analytics engineer. He enjoys any chance he gets to give back to his community, and he loves working with kids in order to spread his love of learning. Rob has already expanded his portfolio into the real estate space, and now he is excited to take on semi-absentee franchise ownership with Gym Guyz. 

Why Did Rob Make a Career Change?

While Rob takes pride in his educational accomplishments and enjoys his engineering position, he wants the chance to build something for himself. He came to FranCoach knowing that he wanted to channel his passions for learning and for fitness – and eventually he landed in the latter camp as he discovered the incredible opportunities offered by Gym Guyz. 

Rob has been on a fitness journey himself, so he felt a strong personal connection to the fitness industry – plus, it gave him the chance to help others and support his community. He’ll also get the opportunity to tap into his passion for learning and working with children by sponsoring local kids programs and sports leagues through his business. All in all, Gym Guyz became a clear match from early on in this Discovery Process

Why Will Rob Make a Great Franchise Owner?

Rob worked with FranCoach’s Krista Lowe to explore a few different franchise options before landing on Gym Guyz. Here is what Krista has to say about why Rob is sure to succeed: 

“Rob is incredibly process-oriented. He loves that franchising takes out the guesswork and gives him access to a proven business model. But above all, Rob is humble. He will happily learn from the brand’s top performers, follow in their footsteps, and then continue to grow and make his business his own. Ultimately, that is the key to success in any franchise: openness to learning and following the process. I cannot wait to see Rob’s incredible work pay off.”

Why Did Rob Choose Gym Guyz?

Gym Guyz is an innovative franchise opportunity thriving in the in-home and on-demand personal training niche. Customers can make the most of their time with trainers who come to meet them wherever they are, prioritizing their convenience and health. For franchisees, Gym Guyz offers a chance to create an impact on your community without taking on the overhead of a traditional space. The flexibility and support the brand offers are top-tier.

Throughout the Discovery Process and during his virtual Meet the Team Day, Rob built strong connections with the Gym Guyz team. He was able to communicate with the brand’s leadership, including CEO Josh York and Director of Franchise Development Carolyn Tedesco – and he feels confident that they are the perfect team to support him on the road to success. Rob loved the innovations constantly changing the shape of Gym Guyz, and he is excited to be part of this top-of-the-line system. 

Please join our team at FranCoach in congratulating Robert Mays and wishing him luck as a new owner of Gym Guyz. 


The Benefits of Working With FranCoach

FranCoach is a national search firm dedicated to working with individuals who are interested in owning a franchise. We have partnered with over 600 of the top franchisors in the country, spanning nearly 70 industries. 

Our goal with clients is to help them find the absolute best franchise for them to own. Our goal with our Franchising 101 podcast series is to help educate people on all aspects of franchise ownership. 

Reach out to us to learn more about potentially becoming a franchise owner. There’s never any fee for our service, so why not take the first step today toward your better tomorrow?


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