Detailed Estimates of Fit Body Boot Camp Franchise Costs Based on Item 7 (Estimated Initial Investment) of Fit Body Boot Camp’s 2013 Franchise Disclosure Document
- In order to be eligible to sign the Franchise Agreement, you may be required to provide the franchisor with reasonable proof of your financial ability to make the initial investment described below and you must authorize the franchisor to conduct a credit check to confirm your financial ability to purchase and develop the Outlet.
- If you are a veteran who has been honorably discharged from active duty with the U.S. armed forces, instead of $9,997, you would pay a special initial franchise fee of $1 for the initial Outlet.
2. Development Fee (MOA): $0 to $34,986
- If you do not enter into an MOA (“Multi-Outlet Agreement”), no development fee would be payable.
3. Travel and Living Expenses While Training: $1,000 to $1,500
- Training typically is accomplished via online videos and materials, through DVDs, and on-g0ing coaching. If needed, additional training will also be done at the franchisor’s headquarters.
4. Real Estate and Improvements: $2,000 to $20,000
- You will provide services to your customers at your own facilities. You must operate your Fit Body Boot Club franchise business in a stand-alone facility that can either be a free-standing building or an in-line location in a retail strip center. Your facility must have a minimum of 2,000 square feet.
- Rent for your training facility will vary based on a number of factors including square footage, location, condition of the space, and lease arrangements. A security deposit and first month’s rent are standard requirements for a commercial lease.
- You will need to conduct the necessary build-out of your leased space according to the franchisor’s requirements. The cost of your build-out may be reduced by a Tenant Improvement (“TI”) allowance or rebate from the landlord, which varies depending on the terms of each lease agreement.
- However, you will be required in most cases to complete the build-out, satisfy all related invoices to contractors and service providers, and obtain a Certificate of Occupancy in order to qualify for the TI rebate from the landlord.
5. Equipment: $5,000 to $10,000
- Presently, the only equipment you must obtain are: 20 5-lb dumbbells, 20 10-lb dumbbells, 10 15-lb dumbbells, 20 jump ropes, 2o pairs of furniture movers, 20 “green” exercise bands, 5 Battling Ropes (30 feet each), 5 Battling Rope Mounts, Rope Holders, Rope Anchors, 5 TRX Suspension Trainers, 5 TRX Suspension Trainer X-Mounts, 5 18-inch Plyo-boxes, boom box/speakers and mp3 player dock, EZ Flex Sports Mats (or a similar brand) for the workout area.
6. Signs: $2,000 to $7,000
- The quantity, size, type, and cost of signs will vary substantially per lease space and in accordance with stipulations of each landlord and local government regulations. These estimates include the average filing fees for obtaining the necessary sign permits.
7. Miscellaneous Opening Costs: $3,000 to $5,500
- Include security deposits, utility costs, incorporation fee, and liability insurance. This also includes the projected cost to have a Fitness Trainer certified with a national personal trainer certification program (such as American Council of Exercise, or ACE).
8. Opening Inventory: $250 to $500
- You will have a very limited inventory requirement, primarily consisting of posters, bulletin boards, and brochures.
9. Grand Opening Advertising: $500 to $1,000
- Recommendations on how to promote your Grand Opening may be provided by the franchisor, including sample advertising copy and flyer design.
10. Additional Funds – 1st 3 months: $4,000 to $10,000
- This estimates your initial start-up expenses. These expenses include payroll costs.
11. Total: $27,747 to $100,483
- The franchisor does not offer direct or indirect financing to franchisees for any items. The franchisor relied on the experience of its executive officers in determining these figures.