Need a change of career? How about a franchise? How about starting one for free? Well, there’s a contest where the grand prize is a fitness franchise worth $250,000 dollars!

Peter Taunton is the owner of Snap Fitness – a gym he launched 8 years ago that now has 1300 franchises around the world. He started the contest – called “Partner with Peter” - as a way to advertise his company, and to give one lucky winner a chance to own their own business.

The prize includes the $15,000 franchise fee, enough equipment for an average-size club, and $20,000 in working capital.

Contestants have to submit a 250-word essay to, describing why they should be awarded the franchise.

If you’re interested – the website is And the deadline for applications is August 15th.