The Jazzercise franchise offers a comprehensive fitness program that is designed to increase flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular health. The brand is known for its famous combination of jazz dancing with an aerobic workout. It was founded in 1969 by Judi Sheppard Missett. Since it began franchising in 1982, it has expanded to over 8,000 locations around the world. The brand's more than 6,300 instructors teach 20,000 classes weekly in the U.S. and around the world! As a Jazzercise franchise owner, you have the opportunity to help others reach their fitness goals and be your own boss as a business owner. As a franchisee, you will have the responsibility of creating a welcoming and non-intimidating environment.      

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Jazzercise Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


A great way to do good while also making a great living is to open a business in the fitness industry. You can help others achieve their fitness goals and improve their lives for the better. A way to do this is to become a Jazzercise franchise owner. With a wonderful combination of jazz and aerobic exercise, this exercise program is designed to increased cardiovascular heath, flexibility, and more. It was founded in 1969 by Judi Sheppard Missett. Since it began franchising in 1982, it has expanded to over 8,000 locations around the world. The brand's more than 6,300 instructors teach 20,000 classes weekly in the U.S. and around the world! This is an attractive franchise opportunity because you can make a good living while also helping others reach their fitness goals. The support and training will also be second to none. You will be provided with everything you need to know about running the business successfully. This includes site selection assistance, marketing tools, and ongoing assistance during your entire time with the franchise. 
The franchise has expanded their offering to on-demand and online options for those who want to work out from home. Another great revenue stream for the franchise owners is the ability to sell memorabilia and t-shirts. There are two kinds of ownership of the franchise: associate instructor or owner instructor. It costs more to be an owner. For example, owner instructors have to pay a Monthly Continuing Franchise Fee, which is 20% of gross revenue. The associate instructor doesn't have to pay for that. 

Company Details

Founded: 1969
First franchise: 1982 
Headquarters: Carlsbad, California  
International: Yes 
Canada: Yes
Total # of units: 8,000+
Exclusive territory: No 


Support and Training Offered By Jazzercise

In terms of support and training, the franchise owner can expect an initial training program that will give you all the information that you need to know about running the business successfully. The franchise will also give you national marketing materials, site selection assistance, and ongoing assistance during the entirety of your time with the franchise. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Jazzercise Franchise.

What does a Jazzercise Franchise Cost?

Jazzercise franchise fees for 2024:

Initial Investment: $2,415 - $21,750
Initial Franchise Fee: $1,250
Royalty fee: 20%

Is Jazzercise a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Jazzercise 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 Jazzercise a Home Based franchise?

No. Jazzercise is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Jazzercise Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Jazzercise Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Jazzercise franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Jazzercise Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Jazzercise franchise is looking for International franchisees.

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

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Fitness, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Jazzercise Franchises for Sale

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