Xponential Fitness Names Bob Kaufman President of International 

Industry Veteran Sets Sights on Global Boutique Fitness Market

Xponential Fitness, a leading franchisor of boutique fitness franchises, announced Bob Kaufman president of international. With this role, he will leverage his 25 years of experience to spearhead international expansion across the franchisor’s brands. The position comes as Xponential Fitness announces multi-brand deals in new and existing international markets. Franchises under the Xponential Fitness umbrella include AKT, BFT, Club Pilates, CycleBar, Pure Barre, Row House, StretchLab, STRIDE Fitness, YogaSix, and Rumble

“I am a fan of Xponential’s concepts, and these brands have and can travel. We already have an impressive international footprint, and we are just getting started. I am excited to further grow in the international markets that we currently are in, and I am excited to take the Xponential brands to more markets,” Kaufman said. 

The boutique fitness franchisor’s leadership team looks forward to Kaufman taking on this position. “International expansion is a key strategic driver of Xponential’s growth and the value we’re creating for shareholders. Bob is a true industry veteran with a long-standing history of international franchising success, and we’re thrilled to have him lead our already impressive international team. We look forward to leveraging his expertise as we continue to grow our international presence,” said chief executive officer Anthony Geisler.

Bob Kaufman, Xponential Fitness
Bob Kaufman is the new president of international for Xponential Fitness. 

Franchising and International Expansion 

Kaufman held leadership roles with Tower Records, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and Mathnasium prior to joining Xponential. He is passionate about great brands and concepts.

“I love that franchising is the unity of concepts and business owners who are the bridge to the greater community,” he said. Kaufman urges franchisee candidates to be engaged in the business, commit the time and energy to it, and trust the system.  

Kaufman believes franchisors need to know the essence of their brand and concept before expanding internationally. He noted that franchisors should also be willing to embrace local customs and cultures while staying true to the core concept.  

About Xponential Fitness

Xponential Fitness is the world’s largest franchisor of boutique fitness brands. The company offers a variety of verticals including boxing, rowing, pilates, yoga, dancing and running. According to a press release, Xponential’s brands have locations in 49 states and Canada as well as 21 other countries through master franchise or international expansion agreements.

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