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CKO Kickboxing is a kickboxing franchise that helps people burn fat and lose weight, all while having fun. Gym members set their own fitness goals, and trainers help them achieve them through interactive one-hour classes. There are currently multiple gym locations, and the franchise is looking for motivated individuals to bring CKO Kickboxing to their community.

As a CKO Kickboxing franchisee, your job is to motivate and make kickboxers feel comfortable and welcome as they go about their high-intensity workout routine. It is all about community. Because many of franchisees were once regular CKO Kickboxing members, they understand that participation in the gym changes members’ lives in a positive way. Therefore, franchisees are inspiring, motivated, and driven and are interested in getting to know the people who work out at their gym.

Why You May Want to Start a CKO Kickboxing Franchise

The CKO Kickboxing franchise team assists franchisees in a number of ways. You get a protected territory, go through comprehensive franchise training, and a regional trainer will visit your gym before you open to give any additional hands-on training and tips you may need. The company will also help with your gym opening, provide ongoing support through your gym tenure, and give you access to CKO Kickboxing’s pre-negotiated vendor-approved suppliers’ list.

If you have a go-get-'em attitude and are ready to engage in your business and its customers, then you have the right mindset for a CKO Kickboxing franchisee. A CKO Kickboxing franchise isn’t about fighting or having your customers learn advanced techniques; it is a training center for everyone. Kickboxing is a highly effective workout method, burning up to 1,200 calories in just one hour. Because CKO Kickboxing is results-driven, the gym uses heavy bags and takes advantage of kickboxing’s great cardio advantages.

What Might Make a CKO Kickboxing Franchise a Good Choice?

A CKO Kickboxing franchise implements practices to bring in and hold onto loyal customers. All ages and skill levels are welcome at CKO Kickboxing and the total body workouts are completely customizable. This inclusive take on kickboxing welcomes a wide range of customers and increases your location's growth. To increase customer conversion, a potential new member’s first kickboxing class is free. CKO Kickboxing is also a franchise that listens to its customers. Due to popular demand, some locations are now offering co-ed, group children’s classes. 

To be part of the CKO Kickboxing team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment that will include a franchise fee and other startup fees. You’ll want to make sure you have enough capital available to cover ongoing fees, as well. These fees will include royalty fees, advertising, or renewal fees. The typical terms of the agreement run for a renewable period of 10 years.

How Do You Start a CKO Franchise?

If you would like to start your own CKO Kickboxing franchise, fill out an information request form. You’ll need to provide CKO Kickboxing with basic information, as well as where you’re interested in opening a location. A CKO Kickboxing franchise representative may be in touch with you to discuss further details if they like what they see on your inquiry form. 

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Company Overview

About CKO Kickboxing

Industry Personal-Care Businesses
Related Categories Boxing/Kickboxing Fitness, Fitness , Miscellaneous Personal-Care Businesses, Miscellaneous Recreation Businesses
Founded 1997
Parent Company Club KO Franchise LLC
Leadership Joseph Andreula, CEO
Corporate Address 900 Madison St., #2
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2007 (17 years)
# of employees at HQ 10
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

This company is offering new franchises in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units 69 (as of 2021)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a CKO Kickboxing 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.

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Initial Investment Information Circle
$125,012 - $251,862
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$110,000 - $130,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$65,000 - $85,000
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Training & Support Offered

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

On-The-Job Training 33 hours
Classroom Training 35 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
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Marketing Support
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Social Media
Website Development
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Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022