For people who want a rewarding experience, who love working with children and who are keen on having a business they can call their own, the best answer may be a Little Gym franchise. Little Gym is a franchiser of child oriented fitness gyms which was established in 1976 by a man named Robin Wes. The headquarters of the company is in Scottsdale, Arizona and to date; it has more than 300 franchises in more than fifteen countries all around the world.
Little Gym offers various services to children and their parents; among them are developmental gymnastics, Karate, sports skills, dance and cheerleading.
The company aims to develop children from the ages of 4 to 12. The company is also known for its music which is created and performed by Little Gym Employees from all over the world. They also have a curriculum which is specially designed to build the motor skills of little children while having fun at the same time. Little Gyms are usually found in busy areas like business parks and malls. Each location has no less than 4,000 square feet of space.
Although becoming a franchisee is a good business move, it is not something which everyone can qualify for. The company has a rigorous selection process, because they are dedicated to maintaining their impeccable reputation. People who want to request a franchise need to fill out a questionnaire. This questionnaire will be reviewed by the company’s selection panel. Interested applicants may also be contacted by phone. Selected applicants are invited to the headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona where they will meet members of the senior management. Applicants will then be informed if they have been selected as franchisees. Franchisees will need to review the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular.
Little Gym offers an excellent support team to help interested franchisees. They have a training team, a financial service steam, consultant team, curriculum development team, marketing support, human resources and real estate services. Personnel are to undergo a series of trainings to help them with their job requirements. Months before a franchise is opened, personnel must participate in two comprehensive sessions and must also complete an internship for five days. They will get to exercise their skills in an operational gym. The staff will also be trained by a Master Level Instructor. Even after a franchise has opened, the company will continue to offer support through their various local and regional training sessions which are conducted on a regular basis.