The Little Gym

The Little Gym is the world's premier enrichment and physical development center for children ages 4 months through 12 years. Curriculum based / lesson planned programs offer children a Springboard to Life's Adventures by using movement-based learning and imaginative play to help build the confidence and skills needed at each stage of childhood.

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The Little Gym

The Little Gym Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


The Little Gym is looking for candidates that have a desire to give back to their communities by working with and helping develop children. The Little Gym helps foster the child's self confidence and self esteem at a very early age using recreational sport activities following a curriculum based program with weekly lesson plans that adhere to the established curriculum...all while being an excellent business opportunity!

Company Details

Established: 1976
First Unit Franchised: 1992
Franchised Units: 215 US
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: ALL 50
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By The Little Gym

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Training: 30 Day E-Learning preparing for a 9 Day initial training (boot camp) to Scottsdale AZ, followed by a 5 day Internship, followed by a 5 day Fast Start at the facility with a TLGI trainer when the business opens to the public.
Other Info: Candidates looking to be a small business owner, willing to follow an established 40+ year system. Positive outlook and a desire to work with children.

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a The Little Gym Franchise.

What does a The Little Gym Franchise Cost?

The Little Gym franchise fees for 2023:

Cash Investment: $70,000
Total Investment: $181,450 - $431,500
Minimum Net Worth: $150,000
Franchise Fee: $49,500
Royalty: 8% of monthly gross
Ad: 1% of monthly gross
Average Number of Employees: 5-8
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is The Little Gym a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. The Little Gym 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 The Little Gym a Home Based franchise?

No. The Little Gym is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do The Little Gym Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is The Little Gym a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. The Little Gym is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does The Little Gym Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. The Little Gym franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does The Little Gym Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. The Little Gym franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is The Little Gym Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. The Little Gym franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is The Little Gym Looking for International franchisees?

No. The Little Gym franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see The Little Gym's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Child Related, Education, Fitness, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


The Little Gym Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing The Little Gym franchises for sale. We may have The Little Gym franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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