The Little Gym Int'l.

The Little Gym Int'l.

Child-development/fitness programs
Units as of 2020
430 (3 years)
33.1%
2020 Franchise 500 Rank
#179 Ranked #118 last year
61
Initial investment
$175K - $457K

Company Overview

After teaching grade school in public schools for years, Robin Wes used his physical education, psychology and motor development degrees to open The Little Gym in 1976. Although it started out focusing on physical education, the program has evolved to focus on children's intellectual and social development as well.

Today Little Gym offers programs for various age levels, including Parent & Child, Developmental Gymnastics, Karate and Sports Skills Development. Franchises also hold birthday parties, summer camps, Creative Crafts Adventures and Parent's Survival Nights.

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About The Little Gym Int'l.

Founded
1976
Leadership
Alex Bingham, President & CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1992 (29 years)
# of employees at HQ
34
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.
# of Units
430

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
7500 N. Dobson Rd., #220
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a The Little Gym Int'l. 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
$39,500 - $59,500
Initial Investment
$174,900 - $456,500
Net Worth Requirement
$150,000 - $200,000
Cash Requirement
$75,000 - $100,000
Royalty Fee
8%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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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 Little Gym Int'l. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory

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
40-50 hours
Classroom Training
162-215 hours
Additional Training
At existing franchise location
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

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

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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #179

In Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #30

In Top Global Franchises

Ranked #93

In Top Franchises for Veterans

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