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About My Gym
The My Gym program was developed in 1983, and quickly expanded to become the My Gym franchise in 1995. There are now over 600 locations worldwide, and the company is seeking dedicated franchisees who want to own their own child’s gym and fitness centre. If you have a genuine passion for working with children and creating health and happiness in your community, then the My Gym franchise could be the perfect choice for you.
Holistic development with My Gym
My Gym run non-competitive classes for children aged 6 weeks to 10 years old. The classes involve gymnastics, games, dancing, sports and other fun and exciting activities aimed at providing not just physical development, but also emotional and cognitive development too.
The My Gym programs are run by engaging and passionate teachers who want to see the kids in their class learn new skills, become fitter and happier, and grow their character and self esteem. The My Gym franchise prides itself on an excellent student-teacher ratio, and fostering an environment where children feel loved and supported.
As well as regular classes, My Gym also offers themed and personalised birthday parties, as well as camps with a drop off, pay-by-day or discount payment options.
How the My Gym franchise works
The My Gym franchise is ideal for those who love working with children. Franchisees will be given full training and ongoing support to ensure they can run both the classes and the business.
Once the franchise agreement has been reached, your training program is scheduled and the site selection and construction process can begin. My Gym will assist with every aspect of the business pre and post-launch, so you can expect your franchise to be operational within six and 12 months of signing up.
My Gym is seeking international franchisees, and is operational in over 30 countries, including the UK. There are multiple My Gym franchise options available, including storefront and mobile.
As a franchisee, you will be able to run age-appropriate structured classes under the My Gym brand, as well as benefit from their proven business model.
What training do I receive?
The My Gym franchise provides ample training for new franchisees, as well as ongoing support for existing ones. This includes 17 hours of classroom training, and 40 hours of on-the-job training. There is optional additional training available if needed.
Support includes email and phone conversations, on-site visits, written guides, access to the company’s franchisee-only Extranet, and regional and national seminars.
Will I need to hire employees?
You will need to hire between six to ten employees, depending on the size of your classes. This is important for safety and well being. It also helps to establish the perfect student-teacher ratio that the My Gym franchise classes and business model depend on. With more teachers, children can be given the time and attention that they deserve, while classes can run smoothly and effectively.
How does the mobile My Gym franchise work?
The mobile My Gym franchise model aims to bring the My Gym fitness classes to more children. It also gives you the opportunity to work from home, on a mobile basis, by setting up classes within other facilities in your local territory.
As a My Gym Mobile franchisee, you will market your services to between 50 to 75 daycare and primary school type facilities within a protected territory. You will aim to secure deals with the facilities who wish to supplement the syllabus, and will lead the My Gym structured classes from within these buildings.
This is the ideal model for demographics where a storefront location would not be viable. The mobile My Gym franchise fees are cheaper, and the startup costs lower.
What are the costs of a My Gym franchise?
The My Gym franchise fees range from $25,000-$50,000, depending on whether you opt for the mobile or storefront package. There are also a number of additional costs associated with starting a My Gym franchise.
For the storefront business, the main costs are the real estate purchase and development and equipment, with more minor costs such as advertising and insurance. The overall startup costs are between $50,000–$200,000+. There is an ongoing royalty fee of seven to eight per cent, as well as a one per cent adverting royalty.
The mobile My Gym franchise costs considerably less, with lower franchise fees, no startup costs for real estate, and less investment needed for equipment and other costs. For the mobile business, you will require around $37,000-$50,000 startup capital. Royalties for this model are $125 a month for the first 12 months and $250 a month after.
Why choose the My Gym franchise?
With childhood obesity on the rise, and school budgets reduced, there has never been a better time to open a children’s gym, both in terms of the market and the need in society. With a My Gym franchise you can benefit from a proven business model and run well established classes structured to maximize learning and fun for children.
The My Gym franchise is well known for the training and ongoing support that it provides, and the brand is internationally recognised as a favourite for children’s classes. This is an opportunity to really make a difference in the community, either with your own gym or running mobile classes as a home-based business.
Who can own a My Gym franchise?
My Gym is looking for franchisees across the world, including in the UK. The ideal candidates are those who have a genuine love and passion for working with children, and who have the right skills and attitude to make the business work.
You will need to have the business skills to create a successful My Gym franchise, including leadership, finance, sales and marketing. Candidates will be individually assessed for suitability.
If you want nothing more than to see children grow and develop their fitness, social skills and self belief, then this is the right franchise for you.
How to open a My Gym franchise
My Gym encourage interested potential franchisees to request their confidential franchise information pack for further details. Once you have read the pack and understand what is required, it’s time to do some soul searching to see if this is the right business move for you.
You can then fill out the My Gym franchise application form, and discuss any potential concerns with experts, either face-to-face or over the phone. Next, it’s Discovery Day, where the approval process begins. If My Gym is the right fit for you, and you are the right fit for the company, then you can sign the franchise agreement and get started with training and business development.
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The My Gym program was developed in 1983, and quickly expanded...£30,000 Minimum Investment