The Exercise Coach

The Exercise Coach

Personal training
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#161 Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$119K - $332K
Units as of 2021
150 233.3% over 3 years

Company Overview

Brian Cygan, a former strength and conditioning coach for Northern Illinois University, founded The Exercise Coach on his belief in the effectiveness of brief, focused exercise for fitness and fat loss. Clients exercise for just 20 minutes twice a week, in one-on-one, partner or small-group personal training sessions.

About The Exercise Coach

Founded
2000
Parent Company
Exercise Coach USA LLC
Leadership
Brian Cygan, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2010 (11 years)
# of employees at HQ
10
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
150 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1723 Napa Suwe
Wauconda, IL 60084

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a The Exercise Coach 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
$49,500
Initial Investment
$119,330 - $332,257
Net Worth Requirement
$500,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
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
The Exercise Coach 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
53-77 hours
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
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #161

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #55

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #118

Top Franchises for Veterans

Ranked #69

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

Ranked #28

Top Franchises for Less Than $150,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021