Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to have fitness experience?▼
You do not need to have any prior fitness experience. In fact, over 90% of our applicants, have no prior experience or certifications as a fitness professional. The majority of our owners are owner operators, teaching at least two classes per week. We recommend that you launch your business as the lead instructor and focus on our proven business model and ongoing coaching program to grow your business to profitability, prior to bringing additional instructors on to your team. All instructors must hold a current, approved national fitness certification as a group exercise instructor or personal trainer, prior to completing our Baby Boot Camp instructor training. All of the training required to become an instructor can be completed online. Most of our owners study for their national fitness certification and prepare for the Grand Opening simultaneously.
Q: How much does a Baby Boot Camp franchise cost?▼
We offer three different franchise “tiers,” ranging from a Tier 1 franchise that includes a population of up to 100,000 people in your exclusive territory, to a Tier 3 franchise with up to 300,000 people. Most owners start with a Tier 1 which has a $5,000 Initial Franchise Fee.
We recommend that our new owners keep their overhead low by starting with a Tier 1, follow our proven business model and one-on-one coaching program, to build to profitability prior to considering expanding.
Q: What is included with the initial franchise fee?▼
- Baby Boot Camp stroller by Mountain Buggy®
- Baby Boot Camp book by Kristen Horler
- Operations Manual & Exam (.5 ACE CEC’s)
- Instructor Training Materials & Exam (.5 ACE CEC’s)
- Nutrition Solutions Leader’s Guide & Exam (.5 ACE CEC’s)
- Running Program Training Materials: 5K Training Program & Half Marathon Training Program
- Training Webinars: Front Desk management software; Social Media; Intranet (Marketing and Print Center & Business Development Center)
Q: How much money will I make?▼
Since profitability varies greatly depending on a number of factors, including number of Members, location, and other operating costs, as well as the ability of the Franchise Owner to manage and control the business, Baby Boot Camp does not make any financial representation other than what is disclosed in the Franchise Disclosure Document.
Q: What is the benefit of purchasing a franchise over starting my own business?▼
We want to make it easier for you, save you money, and help you be successful, faster, while being a part of a team of women across the country.
Did you know that 85% of start-up businesses fail within the first two years? The start up costs alone to start your own business include designing and hosting your own website, client management software, merchant processing, and email marketing, which would exceed $10,000 initially, with ongoing fees of at least $750/month.
This doesn’t include the time required to develop content, market your business, and prepare your classes. How do we offer everything you'll need at such a low price? We have the strength of an incredible network of franchise owners and an experienced corporate team, focused on keeping your overhead low and helping you to build a successful business.
Q: Why should I choose Baby Boot Camp over another franchise?▼
We have been franchising since 2001, with a turnkey business model and system that works. We know that the key to our growth as a franchisor is to invest in our owners. Because we do not collect royalties on your gross profits, as most franchisors do, the more money that you make, the more money you keep. We provide the same strong level of support to all of our owners, regardless of their territory size or profitability. Our culture is unique and you will experience a taste of it after you submit your application and have the opportunity to meet online with our CEO & Founder, Kristen Horler.
Q: Will I have to pay royalties?▼
No, the more money you make the more you get to keep in your pocket. We believe that if our owners are happy they will spread the word of ownership and we will continue to grow as a system as a whole.
Q: What happens if I move to another city during the term of my franchise agreement?▼
During the three-year term of your Franchise Agreement, if you move or relocate to another city (or state), you may request to sell your franchise to an approved buyer.
Q: What should I do next?▼
Fill out our Franchise Inquiry form to receive our current Franchise Disclosure Document, a short overview video, and our online application.
This website is not an offering to sell a Baby Boot Camp franchise. A Baby Boot Camp franchise will not be offered or sold to the resident of any U.S. state that requires registration of our Franchise Disclosure Document until that state has registered our FDD. No Baby Boot Camp franchise will be sold to the resident of any U.S. state until we have delivered an appropriate disclosure document in compliance with U.S. state and federal law. Franchises offered in selected jurisdictions only.