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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#410 Ranked #245 last year
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Initial investment
$2K - $22K
Units as of 2020
8,458 6.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

While teaching traditional jazz dance classes in Evanston, Illinois, in 1969, Judi Sheppard Missett turned her students away from the mirrors and started a "just for fun" class that incorporated dance moves to provide aerobic exercise. After moving to Southern California, she started training other instructors in the Jazzercise program in 1977. Six years later, the company began franchising. Now Jazzercise's CEO, she continues to teach weekly Jazzercise classes and choreograph new dance routines. Based in Carlsbad, California, Jazzercise's instructors teach its total-body conditioning program to roughly 250,000 participants each year in the United States and more than 25 other countries. Jazzercise instructors are trained and certified before becoming franchised.

About Jazzercise

Related Categories
Fitness
Founded
1969
Leadership
Judi Sheppard Missett, Founder & CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1982 (39 years)
# of employees at HQ
139
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Middle East, Europe (Eastern), Europe (Western), Canada, South America, Mexico

# of Units
8,458 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
2460 Impala Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92010

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Jazzercise 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
$1,250
Initial Investment
$2,415 - $21,750
Royalty Fee
20%
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
8 hours
Classroom Training
7.5 hours
Additional Training
Seminars
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
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?
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 #410

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #38

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #39

Top Franchises for Less Than $50,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021