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  • Writer's pictureTim Parmeter

New York’s Newest Franchise Owner Sets Out to Build an Empire

kettlebell on the ground of the new D1 training gym, owned by franchise owner Mark Facchin

We are excited to announce the newest owner of D1 Training: Mark Facchin. A New Yorker with a long history of business ownership, Mark is passionate about building his next empire. 

Who Is Mark Facchin?

As a highly experienced business owner, Mark has a proven history of entrepreneurship – he boasts a strong track record of success in the shipping and fulfillment industry. A father of three, Mark is proud to see his sons stepping up and taking on leadership roles in his company. Now, as they grow older, he wants to ensure he is creating a lasting legacy that can support his family for years to come.  

Why Did Mark Make a Career Change?

Initially, Mark came to FranCoach looking for opportunities in the pet industry. As a savvy investor, he knew that Americans are spending more and more money on pets each year, and he wanted to get in on the action. As he progressed through the Discovery Process, however, he located another space where business is booming: fitness. 

Mark worked with FranCoach’s Luke Schulte to discover numerous franchise opportunities aligned with his goals and preferences. By keeping an open mind, he was able to make the most of this exploratory phase and determine the option that made the most sense for his long-term plans. With D1 Training, Mark found a brand that will allow him to keep a finger on the pulse of his existing business while building out a niche fitness opportunity as his next big move.  

Why Will Mark Make a Great Franchise Owner?

Luke commented that Mark’s open-mindedness throughout the Discovery Process helped him find his ideal franchise. Here is Luke’s perspective about why Mark is sure to succeed as a D1 owner: 

“Mark is a proven entrepreneur already. With D1, it is great to see him find a concept that will allow him to flourish and grow as much as he can imagine. I cannot wait to see Mark build this business out into the empire he has been dreaming of.” 

Why Did Mark Choose D1 Training?

Founded by a former collegiate athlete, D1 Training offers customers a caliber of training that is typically reserved for Division 1 athletes. With proprietary training methods, D1 Training facilities deliver outstanding athletic training to beginners, professional athletes, and everyone in between. The brand offers franchisees turn-key support and guidance in terms of workout planning, marketing, site selection, and much more. 

While the fitness industry was not initially at the forefront of Mark’s mind, he immediately recognized that D1 Training filled a necessary niche in the health and exercise space. Rather than a 24/7 gym or a weight-loss facility, D1 is completely performance-based and even offers sport-specific workouts. With three athletic sons, Mark knows how important it is for parents to find these targeted training opportunities, and he is confident his New York market will be just as enthusiastic as he is. 

After working with D1’s Richard Collins to learn more about the brand’s unique offerings, Mark forged a strong bond with the D1 team and was ready to sign on for three territories. He is excited to kick off this next chapter in his career. 

Please join our team at FranCoach in congratulating Mark Facchin and wishing him luck as a new owner of D1 Training. 


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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