Snap Fitness has announced Andi Ruth-Negrini as its new VP of franchise development. Previously, Andi was the brand’s director of North American franchising, and in her new role she will lead the brand’s franchise development efforts in targeted growth markets throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Snap Fitness is a franchise centered around its ‘for the feeling’ mantra, as it is focuses on how exercise makes a person feel. Globally, the brand has locations in more than 20 countries, with over 640 units in the United States and Canada, 85 units in the United Kingdom and 300 units in Asia Pacific.
With over 13 years of experience in franchising, Andi brings extensive knowledge in supporting strategic and thoughtful business growth to her new role. “My exposure to fitness franchising and the current domestic development landscape while at Snap Fitness gives me an even stronger foundation of knowledge as I enter this exciting new role,” she says. “The brand is in an exciting stage of growth with a strong pipeline, and I look forward to leading the charge on franchise development.”
In her previous positions, Andi has been responsible for sourcing site opportunities for companies across multiple industries. Her familiarity with franchise development makes her the best candidate for leading the growth of Snap Fitness across North America.
Ty Menzies, the global CEO of Snap Fitness, adds: “Andi is an exceptionally talented individual and we’re thrilled to have her on our team in a new role that continues to support Snap Fitness’ growth. With our franchise development team as strong as ever, we’re ready to take Snap Fitness to heights never seen before.”
The franchise’s current membership base is more than 1 million, and with over 1,000 clubs around the globe, Snap Fitness is leveraging its branding and operational competitive advantages to embolden its franchising plans. The expansion intends to deepen the stronghold Snap Fitness has in smaller markets that other large fitness brands tend not to operate in, with a heightened interest in suburban and urban markets.