Stretch-N-Grow Int'l. Inc.

At a Glance

Products & Services: On-site children's fitness program

Number of Locations: 276

Total Investment: $29.6K - $29.6K

Founded: 1992

Began Franchising: 1993

About Stretch-N-Grow Int'l. Inc.

Upon finding out that she was pregnant, fitness enthusiast Jill Manly began directing her attention to infant and early childhood fitness. Through her research, Manly discovered a lack of fitness in young children and decided to do something about it. In 1992, after developing a curriculum for her classes, Manly started Stretch-n-Grow in Galveston, Texas.

Each Stretch-n-Grow class is about 45 minutes long, with 30 minutes of exercise and 15 minutes of discussion. Classes are taught at child-care and recreation centers, elementary schools, YMCA and YWCA centers, Mothers' Day Out programs and Head Start facilities. Instructors also provide classes for after-school programs, birthday parties and sports camps.

The company began franchising in 1993 and has locations in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, and Hong Kong, as well as the United States.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2012 234 4 38 0
2010 270 6 49 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $29,600
Franchise Fee: $28,600
Ongoing Royalty Fee: $165/mo.
Term of Franchise Agreement: Term of agreement not renewable
Veteran Incentives: 25% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $20,000 - $25,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 5% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3 days. At Dallas location : 3 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet
Marketing Support: National media,
Other marketing support: Trade ads

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #363 (2011), #162 (2010),
Low-Cost: #83 (2011), #37 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #46 (2010),
America's Top Global: #128 (2010),

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