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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#104 Ranked #69 last year
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Initial investment
$179K - $368K
Units as of 2021
646 76.0% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Club Pilates

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Fitness
Founded
2007
Parent Company
Xponential Fitness
Leadership
Anthony Geisler, CEO
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Club Pilates Gym

Join us in bringing the benefits of Pilates to every-body!

Club Pilates is breaking down the traditional barriers to Pilates by offering franchise opportunities to make the method accessible to more people, both financially and geographically.

We passionately believe that Pilates is the finest strength-training workout available to anyone, at any age, and for any fitness level. All of our studios are equipped with Pilates Reformers, EXO Chairs, and Spring Boards, as well as mats, balls, weights, and barres. And with our franchising concept, we’re offering thousands of people a path to a fuller, richer and healthier life.

The Club Pilates Difference

We are the largest premium network of group Pilates studios in the world. Ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 three years running and named the fastest growing fitness franchise in Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000, Club Pilates provides an established executive model and completely scalable business to make the possibilities endless!

Two women working out at Club Pilates Gym

Why Choose Club Pilates?

EXCEPTIONAL GROWTH

We have 20 years of franchising experience in the fitness industry and are carving out a place for Pilates in the mainstream fitness market with a proven model. With up to 20 studios opening a month, we have launched a revolution and are committed to bringing the benefits of Pilates to every-body. With more than 800 locations sold in 41 states, we are growing rapidly so don’t miss your opportunity to bring Club Pilates to your market!

EXECUTIVE MODEL

Our well-established turnkey model provides you with a completely scalable business to drive your own success. You determine your level of involvement and we’ll assist with recruitment and training to ensure you have a winning team.

HIGH INVESTMENT RETURN

Club Pilates has the brand strength and proven franchise model to deliver excellent profit potential. Enjoy our recurring revenue model and the knowledge that Club Pilates has never closed a location. International & U.S. markets are available for multi-unit and single-unit investors.

LOCALIZED FORMAT

We know every community & studio has its own unique requirements. We partner with you to maximize your studio’s design to best fit the needs of your community with flexible amenities, sales programs and pricing structures.

SUPPORT

We believe extensive training and hands-on operational support drives success for our franchisees. Our depth of knowledge and commitment to supporting our franchisees have helped us establish world-class training and support systems.

  • Real Estate: Our dedicated team will help you with site selection and lease negotiation to find the ideal site for your Club Pilates Franchise.
  • Finance: Our Finance team will provide assistance in loan processing through the SBA and preferred financiers as well as ongoing analyst on your studio’s performance.
  • Site Build: Start-to-finish build-out assistance including approved layouts, general construction, interior design and security & technology.
  • Sales: Get introduced to our sales process, retail range and POS system to drive sales from the start.
  • Marketing: The minute you sign your lease agreement, the marketing of your location begins, with personalized support to set up digital marketing campaigns, marketing materials and all means of generating website traffic and memberships. This is complemented with our strong brand management approach.
  • Recruitment & HR: Receive assistance hiring the most qualified instructors, general managers and sales associates. To complement this, our Certified Club Pilates Teacher Training Program ensures a seamless onboarding process for Pilates instructors new to our unique Pilates method.
  • Comprehensive Training: You’ll attend a 3-day training course at our corporate headquarters in Costa Mesa, California along with an annual Franchise Convention and ongoing weekly support. We also provide general manager training, extensive training manuals and videos.

Our Brand Legacy

Club Pilates is part of the Xponential Fitness family of brands, the curator of the best fitness & wellness brands across every vertical of boutique fitness. With close to 20 years of boutique fitness franchising experience within each brand, Xponential Fitness has the resources and network to ensure continued growth and support for our franchise partners. Current Xponential Fitness franchise brands include Pure Barre, Row House, CycleBar, StretchLab, AKT and YogaSix.

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2012 (9 years)
# of employees at HQ
41
# of Units
646 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
17877 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Club Pilates franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$60,000
Initial Investment
$179,100 - $368,000
Net Worth Requirement
$500,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Royalty Fee
7%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Club Pilates has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
25.5 hours
Additional Training
Instructor training
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
4-8
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Club Pilates landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #104

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #66

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #170

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #62

Fastest-Growing Franchises (U.S. & Canada)

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Updated: February 8th, 2021