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How to Find the Right Franchisees, According to D1 Training's COO

Dan Murphy is an Army vet and a former NCAA athlete who knows the power of community. Now, as COO of the gym franchise D1 Training, his business is only as strong as its weakest link.
Source: Courtesy of D1 Training
Courtesy of D1 Training

As an NCAA Division 1 athlete at the United States Military Academy, Dan Murphy quickly learned the value of a strong team — for success, and for his own sanity: “West Point can be stressful, and the soccer team became my respite.” After graduating and serving in the Army, he was craving that community when he discovered , at, started by fellow former D1 athlete Will Bartholomew. Murphy jumped at the chance to join the brand, and 15 years later, he is of the fast-growing franchise with nearly 50 locations and 150 more in development. That early lesson from his days still holds true as D1 scales: There’s strength in numbers. 

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