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Fitness Equipment Repair Franchise Opportunities

What is a Fitness Machine Technicians Franchise?

Fitness Machine Technicians is a residential and B2B Franchise with the potential for residual income through recurring service-based contracts. Qualified candidates can review our financial performance representation and our FDD. If you have sales and business development expertise, you’re our candidate.

Fitness Machine Technicians Branded PriusOur clients include a wide variety of customers:

  • Corporate
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Hotels
  • Apartments/Condominiums
  • Health Clubs
  • Public Services
  • Government Services
  • Property Management Companies
  • Residential

In an industry dominated by mom-and-pop operators, this is your opportunity to be involved in our proven fitness equipment repair business model in a nationwide system.

Our franchise owners can be owner-managers or investment managers with a general manager to oversee day-to-day operations including field techs and office staff.


Fitness Machine Technicians specializes in the maintenance franchise and repair of both commercial and home exercise facilities.


Fitness Machine Technicians is committed to delivering the most reliable service for gym franchise opportunity and repair services. From initial diagnosis to completed repair, our turn-around time is second to none.


Experience, knowledge, and responsibility are the cornerstones of our business. Our President and CEO has been in the fitness industry since 1984. He first owned and operated five exercise equipment retail stores that served both commercial and residential clients.

Our Team



Chris Buitron joins Fitness Machine Technicians as CEO, bringing decades of experience in various franchise industries from gasoline/convenience store franchising to Big Five consulting to home health care services marketing.

 His background includes Chief Marketing Officer for Senior Helpers, Vice President of Marketing for Direct Energy (Home services division), and Director of Marketing for Sunoco Inc., where he supported the company’s 4,700 franchised and company-owned retail facilities across 23 states (over $15B in annual revenues). 

His strong team-building and leadership skills are essential in helping take Fitness Machine Technicians to the next level.





Founder and President of Fitness Machine Technicians, Don Powers, has over thirty years of experience with exercise equipment sales and service. He founded Corfit, an exercise equipment sales and service company, in 1989. His success attracted Omni Fitness, who purchased Corfit in 1997. He then became Vice President for Omni Fitness’ Mid-Atlantic region.

In 2002 Don realized that there was a large void in the market for professional fitness equipment service and repair. He acquired Exertech, which was renamed Fitness Machine Technicians in 2014. Fitness Machine Technicians sold its first franchise in 2012 before rolling out a national franchise campaign in 2018. The brand now has a total of 45 franchisees, with over 100 territories in operation, and is open in 31 states. In addition to continuing its growth across the United States, Fitness Machine Technicians will expand into Canada this year.

Don’s expertise in fitness equipment sales and service, relationships with manufacturers and skills in operations and management has led Fitness Machine Technicians to be the rapidly growing national franchise system that it is today



Shareholder and Vice President of Fitness Machine Technicians, Pat Cahill, has over 20 years of experience in customer service and exercise equipment repair and maintenance.

During his career, he has been certified for service by all the major exercise equipment manufacturers including Life Fitness, Technogym, Core, True and Johnson Health Tech to name a few. He is an expert service technician and provides hands-on training and technical support to all of our technicians and franchisees. In addition, he manages parts ordering.

Pat’s knowledge and excellent communication skills make him a favorite of both technicians and customers.

Our Industries


Employees who exercise are less stressed and more productive at work. Having pieces of equipment down can eat into your profits. It’s critical to keep your busy gym well maintained so your employees are happy and healthy.


You make your living selling memberships to your health club. We understand that having a piece of equipment down causes the gym owner/manager a bunch of headaches. We have worked with the largest clubs to keep their problems to a minimum.


Residents and guests pay a great deal for their space and expect great service. We understand that having a piece of equipment broken is disturbing to paying residents. Keep your residents and guests happy by keeping the equipment tuned. A Preventive Maintenance Contract will help.


Schools are competing for students every day, and many students take their exercising seriously. While taking a tour, the last thing you want a prospective student to notice is a room full of “Out of Order” signs. We also take our work seriously to keep those “Out of Order” signs out of your school.


You bought a piece of equipment so you can workout at home. You get into a routine. Out of the blue, the equipment breaks and you cannot exercise anymore and your routine is broken. This does not make you happy at all. We understand your frustration and will do everything in our power to quickly get it up and running again.

Who We Work With

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As an exercise equipment repair services franchise owner, you have control over your business development using our proven systems and processes. Streamlined operations include:

  • A comprehensive field service management system for quotes, scheduling, and invoicing including GPS tracking of technicians.
  • A preventive maintenance contract template for recurring revenue with a pricing calculator.
  • Comprehensive database of manufacturers with strong pre-existing relationships.
  • Grand opening marketing plan and ongoing support

Please visit our locations page to see if your territory is available.