Investment Information

What it Takes to Own a Kids' Gym Franchise

When prospective business owners first consider purchasing a franchise location, the first question they often have is about the investment requirements. The initial investment for U.S. locations varies based on the franchise fee, start-up costs, location build-out, landlord deposit, pre-opening payroll, and working capital.

Below you will find some important numbers that will give you a better idea of what to expect. We’ve also included Item 7 from our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which will provide additional insight into our children’s gym franchise.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $59,500

  • Estimated Start-Up Costs: $465,250 - $637,000

Estimated Initial Investment

  • Type of


  • Initial Franchise Fee

    $59,500 - $59,500

  • Start-Up Equipment and Inventory Package

    $58,000 - $75,000

  • Exterior Signage

    $8,000 – $15,000

  • Lease and Tenant Improvements

    $223,650 – $270,000

  • Furnishings, Computer Systems, Security Surveillance System, Other Equipment & Supplies

    $8,400 – $22,500

  • Architectural Fees

    $16,700 – $22,000

  • Grand Opening Marketing

    $20,000 - $25,000

  • Security Deposits and Other Prepaid Expenses

    $8,000 - $30,000

  • Training Related Expenses

    $17,500 - $22,500

  • Insurance Premiums

    $2,500 - $3,500

  • Legal, Accounting and other Professional Fees

    $4,000 - $11,000

  • Additional Funds - 3 Months

    $39,000 - $81,000

  • Total

    $465,250 - $637,000

All financial information presented is for information purposes only and subject to The Little Gym International 2023 franchise disclosure document (the “FDD”). Please refer to Item 7 of the FDD for complete investment information. This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise.

Special Opportunities

The Little Gym offers United States Veterans and Active-Duty Military, Reserves, National Guard and Coast Guard a discounted initial franchise fee. Please submit our contact form for more information. Savings may vary.

Hear From Our Owners

  • “To be part of The Little Gym franchise to me has truly meant the world for many different reasons. One is that I get to be my own boss, set my own schedule, and be in my children’s life events.”

    - Mitchell Kantrowitz
Karl and Gina Jablinksey
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