BODYBAR has created a business model that an entrepreneur can follow and be wildly successful, while enjoying the perks of owning a fitness studio; fun, fit and community!

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BODYBAR Pilates Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


  • Pilates is a leading format in the current boutique fitness craze…already proven.
  • However, the initial brand player is nearly sold out.
  • BODYBAR observed, learned, proved out their model and they are ready to grow nationwide with a better experience for the member and more attractive investment for the Zee.

Key Differentiators: Upscale, Spa-like Feel / Higher Revenue Potential / Personalized & Challenging Work Outs / Quick to Profit

  • Attractive Net Profit Margin - 31%
  • Low to Moderate Investment
  • Quick Profitability - The business model is built around community, quick profitability, and systems with proven results. Studios have and can cash-flow in as little as 60 days!
  • High Demand - The demand is already here, and the only national competitor has sold out of most of their territories leaving space for BODYBAR to move in and take over.
  • Hot Industry- Fitness is hot and boutique fitness is the fasting growing segment in the industry
    • Over 50M fitness memberships in 2017
    • In 2015, 20% of all fitness memberships went to boutique fitness centers
    • In 2016, 40% of all fitness memberships went to boutique fitness centers
    • In 2017, 65% of all fitness memberships went to boutique fitness centers
  • Higher Revenue Potential- The only Pilates concept with 14 Reformers, opposed to the 12 the competitors offer. This allows for an increase in revenue capacity by 17%. In addition to this it is an upscale studio with high-intensity and high-energy classes.
  • Recurring Revenue Model - BODYBAR members buy recurring monthly memberships and over 60% of the gross revenue comes from these memberships.
  • High-End/Spa-Like Environment - Upscale, high-energy studios that clients love!
  • Simple Operation- Lean staff, no real inventory (besides clothing items), payroll is variable as membership grows (control payroll costs through schedule/session roll-out).
  • Low Cap Expenses

Company Details

Established: 2011
First Unit Franchised: 2016
Franchised Units: 86
Franchise Units Open: 28

Franchise Units Under Construction: 33

Franchise Units Under Development Agreement:21

Company Owned Units: 3

Approved Registration States: PENDING APPROVAL FOR 2024 


Canada Franchises: No

International Franchises: No 

Support and Training Offered By BODYBAR Pilates

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes, Third Party Lender
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Training: 5 Day Business Training / 5 Day Instructor Training / 5 Day Studio Manager Training

Top Selling Points

  • Leasing identfication and negotiation for your Studio  
  • Turn-Key Real Estate, Construction and Execution 
  • Finance Assistance through Third Party Lenders 
  • Simple Business Model with Recurring Revenue Streams 
  • Robust Support Systems and Team 
  • Open North American Territories

Franchisor Support:

  • Business training for managers and owners
  • Instructor training at home location
  • Pre-Sale to Grand Opening support 
  • On-going weekly/monthly support and field assistance
  • Monthly advertising and sales assistance
  • Central purchasing for branded materials
  • Monthly Marketing Campiagn 


  • Real Estate Representative
  • Site selection
  • Competitive Market Analysis
  • Facility layout
  • National Contractor and Architect
  • Equipment Leasing/Purchasing

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a BODYBAR Pilates Franchise.

What does a BODYBAR Pilates Franchise Cost?

BODYBAR Pilates franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $150,000 - $300,000
Total Investment: $281,600 - $814,660
Minimum Net Worth: $750,000
Franchise Fee: $49,500
Royalty: 7%
Ad: 2%
Average Number of Employees: 5-6
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes - $5,000 off first unit

Is BODYBAR Pilates a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. BODYBAR Pilates is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is BODYBAR Pilates a Home Based franchise?

No. BODYBAR Pilates is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do BODYBAR Pilates Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much BODYBAR Pilates franchisees make. BODYBAR Pilates offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is BODYBAR Pilates a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. BODYBAR Pilates is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does BODYBAR Pilates Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. BODYBAR Pilates franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does BODYBAR Pilates Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. BODYBAR Pilates franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is BODYBAR Pilates Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. BODYBAR Pilates franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is BODYBAR Pilates Looking for International franchisees?

No. BODYBAR Pilates franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see BODYBAR Pilates's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Fitness, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


BODYBAR Pilates Franchises for Sale

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