With 28 years of success training more than one million of the nation's best athletes, Athletic Republic announces aggressive expansion plans to add 100 training centers nationwide by 2021. The brand is targeting southern U.S. markets such as DallasHoustonAustinCharlotte, Atlanta and Miami, as well as areas throughout California.

Since launching the franchise opportunity in 2006, Athletic Republic has grown to 115 North American locations and is primed for growth under the leadership of CEO Charlie Graves. A former professional athlete, Graves was at one time ranked among the top five in the world in both swimming and triathlon. Harnessing his passion for sports performance training, Graves has helped the brand streamline and perfect its science-based approach to training and is now looking to advance to the next round with franchisees ready to join the Athletic Republic team.

"People will always want to win. Our mission at Athletic Republic is to help those competitive athletes improve their skills to make winning possible," said Graves. "As the premier destination for intense, individualized, sport-specific training, we're equally dedicated to performance improvement for the bottom line and success of our franchisees."

Athletic Republic trains athletes of all ages and abilities from youth and high school sports to professional athletes. Using the "Test-Teach-Train" approach, Athletic Republic trainers can plan the right workout for each athlete, every visit. This, combined with proprietary equipment and technology, has been used to train more than one million athletes to improve their speed, power, agility and stamina to help them achieve their individual goals. Equal parts of the $85 billion boutique fitness industry and $7 billion sports training industry, Athletic Republic differentiates itself with its individualized training programs that are rooted in science and backed by 28 years of evidence-based results.

Athletic Republic is seeking qualified, community-minded franchisees with a passion for the sports and fitness industry to continue its growth through single and multi-unit franchise deals. Initial investment for Athletic Republic ranges between $245,000 and $300,000 depending on gym size, location and equipment needs. Franchisees are set up for success with athletic training protocols, proprietary equipment, comprehensive training and education curriculum, marketing programs and more.

"We're scouting franchisees to join our team who are searching for a profitable entrepreneurial opportunity where he or she can exercise a passion to train athletes and make a difference in the community," said Graves. "We are truly in a league of our own in fitness franchising, and I'm excited to spread the news about how our science-based training methods translate a human's potential into athletic performance."

For more information on Athletic Republic and its franchise opportunity, visit www.athleticrepublic.com/franchise.