All is not what it seems. A great concept except ATF wants all the control by making it mandatory to us ABC Financial.
ATF owns ABC and this to me is a conflict of interest to the gym owner. As long as they have their hands on your money the only people that make money is them. Their fees are much higher than other companies that do the same thing and the customer service is pretty much and automated one were there is no personal attention leading to a failed business adventure for you the owner. Before entering into this franchise look to successful gym owner for advise this is not a easy business and far more difficult than what they try to make it out to be.Plus on average I would say that between the two of them you will be paying about 10-12% of your gross income to them which doesn't leave much for you.The business model is made for them to be highly successful and for you to contribute to their success.
Just look at their franchise books,2 about 4 inches thick, loaded with was to protect themselves from you not tapping into their money.
It's all about the ATF franchise and thier vendors especially ABC.