The Xponential Fitness brand is making its mark in the U.S. and overseas as consumers continue to embrace mind-body connection
YogaSix, an Xponential Fitness-backed boutique yoga franchise, has opened its 200th studio, in San Jose, California, following recent openings in Waterford Lakes, Florida and Minnetonka, Minnesota.
The franchise just grabbed the #1 category for yoga on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list — a testament to the YogaSix brand as well as the popularity of the holistic fitness and wellness modality in general, which was 2023’s second most popular exercise class based on average monthly search volume.
YogaSix features heated and non-heated yoga classes, boot camp-style fitness classes and meditation, providing an accessible, modern approach to the ancient practice.
“Reaching our 200th studio is a testament to the incredible growth and impact YogaSix has had on people seeking mind-body wellness, and we are thrilled to celebrate this milestone in Sunnyvale, a community that shares our passion for well-being,” said Lindsay Junk, president of YogaSix. “We remain dedicated to creating spaces where everyone can discover the numerous benefits of yoga and embrace a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.”
Asia and Hector Plahar, co-owners of YogaSix Sunnyvale, stated that they are thrilled to be the 200th studio within the franchise and indicated plans to expand.
“We have been part of YogaSix for a few years now and are elated at the opportunity to act on YogaSix’s mission to provide the mind-body experience of yoga to our community in and around Sunnyvale,” the Plahars said. “With a few more studios in the works, we look forward to leveraging the extensive support we receive from the YogaSix and Xponential Corporate Team as we begin offering a space where individuals can embark on their wellness journeys, fostering a sense of balance, joy and fulfillment through the practice of yoga.”
Although YogaSix’s 200th location is in California, the brand is set to expand overseas. Along with Pure Barre, YogaSix will have a presence in Japan following a master franchise agreement with Osaka-based Sunpark Co. Ltd., a StretchLab master franchisee and franchisor of restaurants, entertainment concepts and fitness centers.
The yoga franchise will also grow in Germany, with Xponential signing an international agreement for YogaSix with their existing master franchisee of Club Pilates in Germany.
Courtney Rehfeldt has worked in the broadcasting media industry since 2007 and has freelanced since 2012. Her work has been featured in Age of Awareness, Times Beacon Record, The New York Times, and she has an upcoming piece in Slate. She studied yoga & meditation under Beryl Bender Birch at The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute. She enjoys hiking, being outdoors, and is an avid reader. Courtney has a BA in Media & Communications studies.