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What is Bodycore and what services does it provide?
Bodycore is a specialist training provider that offers courses for people wanting to enter the fitness industry.
Courses range from personal training and yoga and gym instructing to pilates, group training and advanced nutrition. They are run by experienced ‘PT Mentors’ and can be studied on a part-or full-time basis. PT Mentors provide online support, webinars, weekly gym based sessions and monthly assessments to all students. Distance learning options are also available.
Students are assessed via multiple choice exams and a practical assessment. If they pass both elements, they receive an International Active IQ qualification that is Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) certified and Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA) endorsed.
Once students complete their courses, Bodycore says it guarantees them a job in the fitness industry or they will receive their money back.
Bodycore was set up in 2013 by fitness professional and entrepreneur Tobias Moir, who has over 20 years’ experience in the sector. He has a track record of success, having set up personal training businesses in Canada, Germany, New Zealand and Scotland.
In 2017, Bodycore announced a partnership with The Gym Group Scotland. It also has connections with a number of independent gyms in the UK.
The following year the business achieved the ISO9001 standard, which is awarded to organisations that have proved they can provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements and strive for improvement on an ongoing basis.
How does the Bodycore franchise model work?
The franchise model was launched in 2016 and provides investors with a proven method of providing a series of courses for aspiring personal trainers that have been developed by the franchisor and delivered using the Bodycore brand.
Their main role is to recruit and train a team of PT Mentors, who deliver the course, and build relationships with local gyms.
Bodycore offers franchisee the opportunity to open additional franchises once their initial one is established.
You’ll need at least £19,950 (plus VAT) to open your own Bodycore Hub, which can be run from home on a part-time basis.
On top of the start up cost of a franchise, franchisees must also have sufficient working capital in order to fulfil their financial commitments while they are not taking an income from the franchise, which may by the case in the early stages of running the business.
What does a Bodycore franchisee get for their money?
An extensive franchise package that comprises a personalised, ecommerce website; an administration package; and a customer relationship management system that enables franchisees to run their businesses in an efficient manner and thus maximise the profit potential of this opportunity.
Is training and support provided?
Initial and ongoing training and operational support is provided throughout your time as a Bodycore franchisee.
This includes assistance with social media marketing, two monthly webinars and access to all learning materials. Franchisees also have their own member of the Bodycore support team, who they can contact for advice and guidance as and when required.
What skills do I need to become a successful Bodycore franchisee?
No previous experience of the fitness industry is required to become a Bodycore franchisee, as full training is provided.
However, franchisees must be self-starters who are hard-working, resilient, well organised, physically fit and have good people skills.
What can I earn as a Bodycore franchise?
The company says that in year one of trading a franchisee’s income could be £80,000. Expenditure for the first 12 months is estimated at £25,000, leaving a profit of £55,000.
In years two and three, earnings potential is stated by Bodycore as:
Year two. Income: £150,000. Expenditure: £48,000. Profit: £102,000.
Year three: Income: £220,000. Expenditure: £72,000. Profit: £148,000.
Bodycore says these figures are projections only and not a guarantee of franchisee earnings.
All prospective franchisees should enlist the services of a qualified accountant that is familiar with the franchise model and who can verify or otherwise any financial information provided by a franchisor about its opportunity.
What locations or territories is Bodycore looking to operate in?
Franchises are available throughout the UK.
Why is Bodycore a good investment?
By becoming a Bodycore franchisee, you’ll be entering a dynamic industry that has been expanding for a number of years and is currently worth in the region of £5 billion annually, according to LeisureDB’s 2019 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report.
Not surprisingly, as health and fitness has become an increasingly important part of many people’s lives, the sector grew by 2.2 per cent in the 12 months leading up to March 2019 and the number of gyms operating in the UK is at a record high - the figure currently stands at 7239, up from 7038 in 2018.
It has been estimated that over 10 million people have a gym membership. That’s one in seven of us who need the help, advice and motivation provided by a highly qualified personal trainer.
When it comes to the franchise offering, it has a number of attractive elements.
It has a relatively low start up cost when you consider the average total start up cost for a UK franchise in 2018 was £56,500. It can also be run from home, which means overheads can be kept to a minimum, and be operated on a flexible basis - perfect if you have family or other commitments outside of your working life.
In addition, the earnings potential over a three year period quoted by Bodycore is high, although actual earnings depend on a range of factors, including the ability of a franchisee to follow a tried and tested system and the time devoted to establishing and developing the business.
Where in the UK is the Bodycore franchise based?
Bodycore has offices in Glasgow, Manchester and London.
How can I get started on setting up my own Bodycore business?
Complete the enquiry form on this page if you want a member of the Bodycore franchise recruitment department to contact you about the franchise.
They will be able to give you more information about the business and answer any questions you may have.
If you’re considering investing in a franchise, you must conduct your own research into the business, including talking to existing franchisees, in order for you to satisfy yourself that the opportunity is right for you.
It is also advised that would-be franchisees have the franchise agreement, which is a legally binding document, checked by a suitably qualified franchise lawyer before signing it.
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