Originally created in 1983, the My Gym program was so well-received that the founders decided to proceed on a course of expansion. My Gym Enterprises, the company responsible for franchising My Gym Children's Fitness Centers, was established in 1994. Systems were developed for seeking highly qualified and talented franchisees, determining favorable demographics, locating advantageous sites, attaining loans, supplying equipment, performing tenant improvements, training owners and directors, providing all-inclusive administrative packages, hiring staff, generating advertising and promotional opportunities, planning spectacular Grand Openings, attaining clientele, and giving support to franchisees, the quality of which is unparalleled in the industry. We currently have well over 250 locations worldwide.
Our program is the most innovative in the children's educational fitness industry, a field that has experienced rapid growth with My Gym at the forefront. MGE's goal is to always remain at the cutting edge. Our more than thirty years of success has reinforced our belief that franchising is the ideal method by which My Gyms can be spread throughout the world.
We have developed a true camaraderie with our franchisees, who share insights, ideas and new materials through telephone conversations, by email, through our internal franchisee-only extranet, and at our Regional and International My Gym Seminars. We're more than a franchise; we're a family. …And we look forward to having you become our family's newest member.
Purchasing a well-structured franchise allows you to greatly minimize the risks and strains of starting a new business. Yes, there is a franchise fee, a royalty, and a series of rules to which you must adhere; but you will find that the benefits of following a proven process outweigh these obligations.
My Gym has built a system in which you are assisted in every facet of opening and operating a business, from construction to decoration to training and advertising. Our pre-opening, post-opening and continuing support to our franchisees is unparalleled in the field of franchising. Comprehensive financial, marketing and administrative systems help you every step of the way.
In making an informed decision, prospective franchisees should examine the start-up costs and weigh them against the benefits of stepping into a time-tested franchise operation. My Gym offers you the opportunity to own and administer your own professional establishment with guidance and support, the quality of which can be provided by only an experienced and successful management team.
Plan of Action
If the possibility of owning a My Gym Children's Fitness Center appeals to you, take the following steps.
Step 1 - Call for website link to our confidential franchise information
Call Corporate Headquarters to speak with a My Gym franchising expert and to request the address to our franchise information website.
Step 2 - Personal Analysis
Would owning and operating a My Gym be the perfect opportunity for you? Analyze business trends, talk to people you trust and, most important, look within yourself. If you feel ready, move ahead with this exciting process.
Step 3 - Franchise Application
Fill out and return your application. This will help us begin to determine your aptitude for this field and your readiness to own a My Gym.
Step 4 - Open Discussion
Now, with all the materials in hand, discuss your questions and concerns with us by telephone or in person. Our specialists in the areas of training, financing, equipment, advertising, site selection, programming, construction, design, Open House, and franchise support will guide you through each aspect of our business.
Step 5 - Discovery Day / Approval Process
1) A one to two-day visit to our Corporate Headquarters - This can be a critical step in analyzing whether or not owning a My Gym is right for you. Here you will meet our Corporate Support Team and visit My Gym Children's Fitness Centers.
2) On-the-floor analysis at one of our My Gym training facilities or a local My Gym in your area
3) Reference check
4) Credit check
Step 6 - Feedback and Analysis from MGE / Complete Final Approval Process
At this point, the next step to take would be one of the following:
1) You will move forward in this partnership with a Franchise Fee and signed Franchise Agreement.
2) You and/or MGE will perform additional analyses to determine if this commitment is feasible for you (e.g.: financing, time requirements, other obligations).
3) You may realize that this is not the right opportunity for you or that this is not the proper time for you to make such a commitment.
Step 7 - Post-Deposit Phase
Congratulations would be in order at this time! In the very beginning of your post-deposit phase, our Pre-Opening Specialist will create your facility's timeline in correlation with our Turnkey Checklist. Nothing is left to chance in this comprehensive manual, designed to include every step in opening your My Gym. Every single detail from pre-advertising to your Grand Opening and first week of classes is planned and executed with our support and assistance. You are never alone in this process!
Step 8 - On Your Way!
Once an agreement is reached, your initial training program can be scheduled, and the site selection and construction process can begin. Your new My Gym Children's Fitness Center can be completely operational in 6 - 12 months.
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