MADabolic Announces Lease Signing in Raleigh, NC


Owner, Josh Hicks, has officially signed the lease for MADabolic North Raleigh, marking North Carolina’s fifth unit and the second in the Raleigh area.

Hicks brings a unique background in broadcast engineering as a software engineer to the table, enabling him to blend his analytical business experience with his creativity and passion for fitness.

“MADabolic combines result-driven strength training with operational business efficiencies. It provides an unmatched experience that includes exceptional coaching, high-end equipment, a spotless facility, and a welcoming atmosphere,” says Hicks. “There is no brand that breeds a culture of no-nonsense high achievers better than MADabolic.”

MADabolic North Raleigh will be located in the Stonehenge Market shopping center on 7422 Creedmoor Road. “The strategic location of the North Raleigh studio enables Josh to introduce the concept to whole new segment of Raleigh residents,” comments Rick Del Sontro, President of MADabolic. “As one of the fastest growing cities in the US, Raleigh is an ideal market for MADabolic, and Josh’s drive, analytical skillset, and passion for what we do will undoubtedly deliver the high quality training experience that is unique to the brand.”

Rooted in science, MADabolic’s distinctive fat-torching interval system is crafted around intentional work-to-rest ratios, offering a challenging yet scalable workout for a wide range of clients. The boutique concept attracts the everyday go-getter who prioritizes health and fitness.

Initially founded in Charlotte, NC, MADabolic has 97 studios operating or in development in markets across the country, with new units in Houston and Austin scheduled to open in early 2023.

MADabolic is rooted in strength, structure, and accountability. From a top-notch strength-biased training program to robust operating systems designed to help owners thrive to a team of experts behind the brand, MADabolic provides franchise owners with a blueprint for success in any market. For information about the MADabolic franchise opportunity, please visit