Mr. Geisler is our founder and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and on our board of directors since 2017. Mr. Geisler began his career in fitness with the purchase of LA Boxing in 2001. He franchised the brand and built it into the largest boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts fitness franchise in the country.
Mr. Geisler sold the business to UFC Gym in 2012. In 2015, Mr. Geisler purchased Club Pilates, which at the time had about 30 locations. Mr. Geisler served as CEO and led the company through robust growth, roughly quadrupling the number of open studio locations, before selling a stake of the company to private equity firm TPG Growth in May 2017. Later in 2017, Mr. Geisler created Xponential Fitness, with the vision of integrating leading boutique fitness brands across all fitness verticals on one platform.
In addition to Club Pilates, he has brought 9 other brands onto the platform since, creating the largest boutique fitness franchise company in the world, with over 2,000 global locations. Mr. Geisler holds a B.A. from University of Southern California.