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82 Best Children's Fitness Franchises in USA for 2022 (UPDATED RANKINGS)

Here is the top 82 best Children's Fitness Franchises you can start in USA:

 

1. My Gym Children's Fitness Center

  • Investments $36,750
  • Year Brand Started – 1983
  • Year Franchising Started – 1995
  • Offices – 503

Franchise details: My Gym Children's Fitness Center
Official site

My Gym's innovative and carefully structured programs, along with our ideal student/teacher ratio and noncompetitive atmosphere, allow children to discover what great things they can accomplish. My Gym kids have amazing fun developing strength, balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, fine and gross motor proficiency, social skills and self-esteem as they run, jump, tumble, dance and sing.

2. The Little Gym Int'l.

  • Investments $181,450
  • Franchise fee $49,500
  • Year Brand Started – 1976
  • Year Franchising Started – 1992
  • Offices – 400

Franchise details: The Little Gym Int'l.
Official site

Founded in the mid-1970s by innovative educator, musician and kinesiologist Robin Wes, The Little Gym® is now the leading children’s enrichment company and offers a unique business franchise opportunity. Robin’s idea was simple - to create a non-competitive, nurturing environment where children could explore their physical development, while also growing socially, emotionally and intellectually. Today, his original vision serves as a springboard for life’s adventures and a fun franchise opportunity.

The Little Gym Franchise Owner Stories

3. Little Kickers

  • Investments $23,175
  • Franchise fee $16,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2002
  • Year Franchising Started – 2004
  • Offices – 280

Franchise details: Little Kickers

Little Kickers is committed to providing every preschool child with a positive introduction to sport, in the area of preschool football for young children. “Franchisees get exclusive territories. Whether it is a metropolitan or country area, the franchisees that do very well in our system are those who engage their local communities,” says Dan Kelland, director, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory.

4. Stretch-N-Grow Int'l. Inc.

  • Investments $29,600
  • Franchise fee $28,600
  • Year Brand Started – 1992
  • Year Franchising Started – 1993
  • Offices – 276

Franchise details: Stretch-N-Grow Int'l. Inc.
Official site

Stretch-n-Grow was conceived in January of 1992 by Jill and Bob Manly in Galveston, Texas.  Their plan was to conduct classes on a local level only. Their home town provided a limited market base of approximately 30 child care facilities.  By September, classes were being conducted in eleven of those schools.  Parents paid $3 to $5 per class, resulting in a weekly income around $750.   (Over the years, our pricing structure has changed;  most centers pay a flat rate that varies by market, allowing all their children to participate.)

SnG Muscle Song

5. Fit4Mom

  • Investments $6,205
  • Year Brand Started – 2001
  • Year Franchising Started – 2005
  • Offices – 260

Franchise details: Fit4Mom
Official site

FIT4MOM is dedicated to the Strength In Motherhood™. By providing classes and support for moms in every stage of motherhood. Through FIT4BABY's prenatal fitness classes, Stroller Strides, Body Back, and Our Village, women have the opportunity to have a workout and support that is flexible around motherhood.

6. Tiger-Rock Martial Arts

  • Investments $89,900
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1983
  • Year Franchising Started – 2008
  • Offices – 200

Franchise details: Tiger-Rock Martial Arts
Official site

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts is a comprehensive proven system that gives its franchisees the ability to dominate their market. If you are looking to make a positive impact on your community, build a successful business, and join an expanding fitness industry, then opening a Tiger-Rock training facility is the perfect option.

Tiger Rock Martial Arts

7. Soccer Shots Franchising LLC

  • Investments $41,034
  • Franchise fee $34,500
  • Year Brand Started – 1999
  • Year Franchising Started – 2005
  • Offices – 191

Franchise details: Soccer Shots Franchising LLC
Official site

Our founding partners, Jeremy Sorzano and Jason Webb, were soccer teammates both in college and professionally. They formed Soccer Shots® in 1998 after recognizing a lack of quality soccer programs for children under age 8. They shared an entrepreneurial spirit, a deep love of soccer, and a passion to inspire children to live fit and healthy lives.

8. Kinderdance® International

  • Investments $17,950
  • Franchise fee $15,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1979
  • Year Franchising Started – 1985
  • Offices – 136 

Franchise details: Kinderdance® International
Official site

Kinderdance International provides developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children. Franchising for over 30 years, Kinderdance International is the fastest growing children’s franchise in the world. Dance, gymnastics, movement, yoga, fitness, motor skills, education and fun are the building blocks of Kinderdance. Our educational based dance and movement programs inspire children’s imagination and help reinforce S.T.E.M. principles encouraging problem solving and creative thinking.

Why Kinderdance®?

9. SafeSplash Swim School

  • Investments $39,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2005
  • Year Franchising Started – 2014
  • Offices – 133

Franchise details: SafeSplash Swim School
Official site

Learning to swim is a defining experience in a child's life, an experience that creates lasting memories similar to learning to ride a bike.  But unlike riding a bike, swimming is important to your child's safety and development.  At SafeSplash, we understand...swimming is a life skill®.  Our mission is to provide the best possible experience, instructors, curriculum, and environment to the families that we have the honor of serving.  We offer a positive, fun experience to our students with the goal of helping them become a safe, happy, confident, lifelong swimmers.

10. i9 Sports

Investments $59,900

Franchise fee $24,900

Year Brand Started – 2002

Year Franchising Started – 2003

Offices – 129

Franchise details: i9 Sports

Official site

Since our first franchise was sold in 2003, i9 Sports has given entrepreneurial individuals who have the desire to make a living doing something they love a time-tested way to achieve their dreams.

Why Now is a Great Time to Own an i9 Sports Franchise

11. HappyFeet Legends Int'l.

  • Investments $22,500
  • Franchise fee $15,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1989
  • Year Franchising Started – 2007
  • Offices – 119 

Franchise details: HappyFeet Legends Int'l.
Official site

The original Mini-Kicker/HappyFeet program started in 1988 when Kansas City's La Petite preschools ran field trips to Andy Barney's indoor soccer facility. When Andy initially taught Mini-Kickers, he had no experience in early childhood education. Andy thought teaching soccer to 3, 4 & 5-year-olds would be easy. After six stressful back-to-back, one-hour lessons, Andy quickly realized that an educational curriculum sensitive to the needs of young children needed to be developed.

12. British Swim School

  • Investments $92,200
  • Franchise fee $39,500
  • Year Brand Started – 1981
  • Year Franchising Started – 2011
  • Offices – 103

Franchise details: British Swim School
Official site

British Swim School Founder Rita Goldberg, as a former competitive swimmer, knew all too well the dangers associated with children and water. Indeed, it is the number one cause of accidental death for children under the age of five. Rita set out to do something about it. She spent years creating revolutionary water survival techniques for infants and children, and now, together with a growing number of British Swim School Franchise Owners around the country, has likely saved countless lives through our safe, gentle and fun learn-to-swim program.

13. Tennis Time

  • Investments $6,995
  • Franchise fee $3,500
  • Year Brand Started – 2010
  • Offices – 100

Franchise details: Tennis Time

The Kids Sports Business is one of the fastest-growing kids' sports opportunities in the United States, was founded by Coach Greg, a former NCAA Division 1 collegiate tennis player and an elite tennis pro for nearly 30 years. By offering the two true lifetime sports at local schools, kids tennis and kids golf Coach Greg has achieved huge success teaching kids ages 3-10 through his unique mobile tennis/golf business model and program.

14. Amazing Athletes

  • Investments $30,900
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2002
  • Year Franchising Started – 2006
  • Offices – 96

Franchise details: Amazing Athletes
Official site

At Amazing Athletes, we empower children by using sports as a catalyst to engage their inner strengths and abilities so they can confidently pursue an active lifestyle through each stage of development.

Believe in the Power of Movement

15. Parisi Speed School

  • Investments $67,800
  • Franchise fee $6,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1992
  • Year Franchising Started – 2005
  • Offices – 95

Franchise details: Parisi Speed School
Official site

Bill Parisi, founder of Parisi Franchise Systems, Inc. has been developing successful techniques to improve speed and agility in young athletes for over 20 years. In 2005, Bill started franchising the Parisi Speed School and his proven methodology. Since that time the network has grown to over 90 locations in 31 states across the US as well as several locations internationally.

B2B Impact Movie

16. Baby Boot Camp

  • Investments $5,050
  • Year Brand Started – 2001
  • Year Franchising Started – 2005
  • Offices – 91

Franchise details: Baby Boot Camp
Official site

Baby Boot Camp provides fitness, nutrition, and community support for moms. Born out of necessity, Baby Boot Camp arrived shortly after Kristen Horler's first child in August 2001. After extensive research, she was unable to find an effective workout that didn't require hiring a personal trainer and a babysitter. Drawing from her experience as a personal trainer and new mom, Kristen developed Baby Boot Camp to balance the fitness needs of new moms with their desire to spend time with their baby. Today, Baby Boot Camp is available across the United States. Franchise opportunities are available throughout the U.S.

17. KID-FIT

  • Investments $8,999
  • Year Brand Started – 1986
  • Year Franchising Started – 2005
  • Offices – 86

Franchise details: KID-FIT
Official site

KID-FIT is an affordable children’s business opportunity that is both profitable and rewarding. KID-FIT offers a low start up cost and quicker return on investment compared to other children’s fitness business opportunities and franchises. You get everything you need with step by step instructions on how to build your business specifically, from the ground up, without prior sales experience. Designed for you and your specific area.

18. Tumble Tots

  • Investments $14,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1979
  • Offices – 80

Franchise details: Tumble Tots
Official site

If you are looking for an established and highly reputable children's franchise business, as one of UK's leading children’s physical learning programmes, Tumble Tots should be your number one choice.

19. We Rock the Spectrum

  • Investments $133,000
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2013
  • Year Franchising Started – 2013
  • Offices – 78

Franchise details: We Rock the Spectrum
Official site

We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym is an international franchise with a successful business model, great reputation, established clientele, and a rapidly growing customer base. WRTS has enormous marketing potential 
due to the significant rise in the number of children being diagnosed with autism and sensory processing disorders.

An Intro to We Rock the Spectrum - September 2013

20. Aqua-Tots Swim Schools

  • Investments $493,249
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1991
  • Year Franchising Started – 2007
  • Offices – 73 

Franchise details: Aqua-Tots Swim Schools
Official site

Aqua-Tots was founded in 1991 in Scottsdale, Arizona by Ron and Jane Sciarro. The two always had a love for children and dreamed about running their own business. So, when Ron and Jane identified very few quality swim programs for parents to enroll their children in, they started their own learn-to-swim business. The two taught classes to families seasonally from March through October.  Over the next few years, the founders designed and developed a comprehensive training curriculum that focused on meeting the needs of two important people: the child and the parent.

21. Premier Martial Arts

  • Investments $116,250
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2005
  • Year Franchising Started – 2005
  • Offices – 68

Franchise details: Premier Martial Arts
Official site

Premier Martial Arts is one of the nation’s leading investment opportunities in this attractive market segment. We’re led by industry experts and martial artists Barry Van Over and Myles Baker, who have spent two decades developing high-performance systems to help more than 100 independent martial arts schools grow from struggling businesses to stable and successful enterprises.

Premier Martial Arts Media Commercials

22. Goldfish Swim School Franchising LLC

  • Investments $1,315,283
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2006
  • Year Franchising Started – 2008
  • Offices – 65 

Franchise details: Goldfish Swim School Franchising LLC
Official site

Goldfish Swim School is the premier learn-to-swim facility dedicated entirely to infants and children, ages four months to 12 years. What does our cutting-edge swim school model have that makes it the leader in the industry? You feel it the moment you walk in. Something different. It’s more than the vibrant colors and tropical environment. More than a curriculum crafted to teach kids how to swim and build their self-confidence. More than a shiver-free pool heated to 90 degrees. There’s something more. Something unexpected. Something that propels Goldfish Swim School beyond typical.

23. D-BAT Academies Inc.

  • Investments $300,000
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1998
  • Year Franchising Started – 2007
  • Offices – 58 

Franchise details: D-BAT Academies Inc.
Official site

D-BAT was founded in 1998 was considered at the time by many to be the premier baseball and softball training facility in the country. Our main goal was to provide a quality teaching environment with professional instruction to enhance the baseball and softball experience for players at all levels and help them reach their goals.

24. TGA Premier Junior Golf

  • Investments $21,450
  • Year Brand Started – 2002
  • Year Franchising Started – 2006
  • Offices – 57 

Franchise details: TGA Premier Junior Golf
Official site

TGA teaches PK-8th grade students the lifelong game of golf through an all-inclusive, convenient and cost-effective 5 Level Enrichment Program that takes place in the safe environment of school campuses, YMCA's, Boys & Girls Clubs and Parks & Recreation Facilities. Activities take place year-round, indoor and out, on concrete and grass, primarily during the after school hours.

25. Pro Martial Arts Franchise Corp.

  • Investments $142,750
  • Franchise fee $49,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2000
  • Year Franchising Started – 2008
  • Offices – 52

Franchise details: Pro Martial Arts Franchise Corp.

Ed Samane is the founder of PRO Martial Arts Corporation, its methods, and the PRO Martial Arts franchise program. He began this unique instructional program 18 years ago with the belief that karate should teach not only self-defense, but also character by helping to improve overall attitude, self-worth, fitness, assertiveness, and self-awareness in both children and adults.

26. TGA Premier Youth Tennis

  • Investments $21,450
  • Year Brand Started – 2011
  • Year Franchising Started – 2011 
  • Offices – 44

Franchise details: TGA Premier Youth Tennis
Official site

TGA franchises execute enrichment programs, camps, leagues and other events that combine athletics, academics, and life skills. We do what we love, and change lives through sports.

27. JumpBunch Inc.

  • Investments $45,800
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2002
  • Year Franchising Started – 2002
  • Offices – 43

Franchise details: JumpBunch Inc.
Official site

Founder Tom Bunchman started out as a franchisee himself. Over 13 years, he built, managed and grew a successful business before launching his own unique JumpBunch concept in 1997. Tom crafted an ideal way to tap into this rapidly expanding market niche. Simply put, JumpBunch is a highly effective business model that brings sports to young children in a fun, engaging way. It was clearly the right service at the right time, and given Tom’s years as a franchisee himself, he is uniquely qualified to support and mentor franchisees, allowing each owner to reach their full potential.

Why JumpBunch-Wide Range of Sports Made Easy

 

28. Teddy Tennis

  • Investments $20,000
  • Offices – 40

Franchise details: Teddy Tennis
Official site

It can either be run to complement an existing business from a dedicated premise such as a sport, tennis or leisure club or it can be run from a home office and be delivered in a designated territory, to pre-schools, nurseries, kindergartens, sports clubs and public tennis courts. As of January 2018 Teddy Tennis is being delivered by 40+ different franchisees located in such diverse locations as London, Edinburgh, New York, Philadelphia, Shanghai, Melbourne, Lima, Bogotá, Cape Town, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Oman and Cairo…. and the numbers are growing.

Teddy Tennis Franchises

29. StrollerFit

  • Investments $3,950
  • Franchise fee $2,500
  • Year Brand Started – 1997
  • Year Franchising Started – 2001
  • Offices – 40

Franchise details: StrollerFit

StrollerFit® - Exercise With Your Baby is the premier stroller fitness franchise designed for the unique needs of moms and their stroller-age children. It's the postnatal workout that turns mom's stroller into a portable fitness machine so she can exercise with her baby. Mom burns fat, builds core strength, enhances flexibility and makes new friends while baby has a blast.

30. NZone Sports of America Inc.

  • Investments $41,100
  • Year Brand Started – 2010
  • Year Franchising Started – 2011
  • Offices – 37

Franchise details: NZone Sports of America Inc.
Official site

As a business centered around sports for kids, N Zone Sports franchisees organize and manage youth sports leagues and instructional sports camps at daycare centers and schools within a protected territory.

Franchising Ownership With N Zone Sports

31. Mighty Kicks

  • Investments $10,200
  • Franchise fee $9,700
  • Year Brand Started – 2008
  • Year Franchising Started – 2010
  • Offices – 35

Franchise details: Mighty Kicks
Official site

Mighty Kicks offers Premier Introductory and Mobile Soccer Programs for kids. Our enthusiastic and experienced instructors teach basic soccer skills by using age-appropriate games, drills, and exercises. The sessions are healthy, educational and FUN! The team atmosphere builds socialization and Life Skills at an important developmental age. Our Programs introduce the positive character strengths that are proven to have a direct impact on achievement and success in sports, school and life.

Mighty Kicks Franchisees are Family

32. Kids First Swim Schools

  • Investments $630,000
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2001
  • Year Franchising Started – 2010
  • Offices – 33 

Franchise details: Kids First Swim Schools
Official site

The advantage to franchising is that, with the right opportunity, it provides you with a series of benefits that it might take years to develop on your own – if you develop them at all. The KIDS FIRST® Swim Schools opportunity gives you the ready-made framework within which to build a successful business.

Kids First Swim Schools - Facility Tour

33. Tippi Toes Inc.

  • Investments $52,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1999
  • Year Franchising Started – 2009
  • Offices – 32 

Franchise details: Tippi Toes Inc.
Official site

Since 1999, Tippi Toes® Dance Company has been bringing a unique program of dance and creative movement to child care centers, schools, play groups and various after school programs.

All About Tippi Toes®

34. SuperTots Sports Academy

  • Investments $24,300
  • Year Brand Started – 2002
  • Year Franchising Started – 2002
  • Offices – 30

Franchise details: SuperTots Sports Academy
Official site

SuperTots Sports Academy® (SuperTots) is the premier child development company in the United States, using sports to teach children key motor and coordination skills. The SuperTots family of brands offers national recognition and a proven curriculum while providing you with a dependable and rewarding business.

SuperTots Sports Academy Promo

35. Tutu School

  • Investments $68,300
  • Franchise fee $36,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2008
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 30

Franchise details: Tutu School
Official site

Throughout my years as a professional ballet dancer, this school was always a dream of mine… In that dream I envisioned a quaint boutique of a ballet school that would provide a creative dance education experience for children, and a place where students would be urged to fully exercise their imaginations as well as their bodies. Today, I am proud to say that my dream has been realized in each and every one of our Tutu Schools, all independently owned by lovingly chosen directors, and all boasting exceptional teachers and a carefully crafted curriculum.

36. One Sports Nation/Fun Size Sports

  • Investments $16,370
  • Franchise fee $19,900
  • Year Brand Started – 2012
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 26

Franchise details: One Sports Nation/Fun Size Sports

One Sports Nation started from actively engaged parents that had a vision to deliver a better youth sports experience for their kids and the families in their community. Quite frankly, we just got tired of programs that were not meeting our expectations for quality and organization. So we built a better system, and when others saw what we were doing in the world of youth sports, we quickly got approached by franchise candidates that wanted to do the same thing in their communities. Because other brands simply deliver an inferior quality, family experience and level of organization.

ONE Sports Nation - Youth Sports Franchise Video

37. Fun Bus Fitness Fun on Wheels

  • Investments $140,500
  • Franchise fee $39,500
  • Year Brand Started – 2000
  • Year Franchising Started – 2003
  • Offices – 24

Franchise details: Fun Bus Fitness Fun on Wheels
Official site

The Fun Bus is an exciting, interactive program that brings FUN, fitness and learning to children everywhere. Whether it is traveling to schools, daycares, birthday parties or special events, the Fun Bus has a Fun philosophy of utilizing a hands-on approach to making fitness Fun for children.

SMH-TV: Preschool on The Fun Bus!

38. Frozen Ropes

  • Investments $219,800
  • Franchise fee $45,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1994
  • Year Franchising Started – 2003
  • Offices – 18

Franchise details: Frozen Ropes
Official site

Whether you are thinking about opening your own Frozen Ropes, or would like to convert your existing business to our proven model: It’s your business. We get it! We want to help you grow revenue and control expenses through improved program, operational and marketing strategies. 

39. Kidokinetics

  • Investments $42,900
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2000
  • Year Franchising Started – 2006
  • Offices – 15

Franchise details: Kidokinetics
Official site

Kidokinetics is the brainchild of athlete Terri Braun. She developed our engaging, sports-based curriculum combining years of research from physical therapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, youth development counselors, and school directors. Our programs reveal, enhance, and uplift the creative energies tied to thinking and movement. This leads to improved communication, decision making, problem solving, and social skills. Our focus on individual achievement through sports helps children develop CONFIDENCE – DESIRE – DISCIPLINE.

Kidokinetics Franchise Video Jan 2017

40. Starz Program

  • Investments $36,525
  • Year Brand Started – 2005
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 15

Franchise details: Starz Program
Official site

The Starz Program is a children's fitness educational enrichment program. We offer parent pay classes in Dance, Sports and Cheerleading. We also offer a school pay Fitness program which many schools use as their physical education program.

41. Overtime

  • Investments $59,900
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2003
  • Year Franchising Started – 2016
  • Offices – 14

Franchise details: Overtime
Official site

Sports and kids – what better match is there?  When Chris Whelan and Chris Horich teamed up to develop the Overtime Athletics concept, they had a feeling theirs was a winning business model. Both athletes growing up – Chris & Chris have decades of years coaching College, High School, & Youth players under their belts – their vision to provide structured after school athletic programs and summer camps where kids can perform, compete and just plain have fun started strong and continues to thrive. 

Overtime Athletics Owner Chris Whelan

42. Little People's Creative Workshop

  • Investments $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1991
  • Offices – 14

Franchise details: Little People's Creative Workshop
Official site

Today's kids see more movement arts than ever before in the media. All we have to do is look at the top television programs during any time of year and the leading programs involve dancing or performing – American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, America's Got Talent. New shows revolving around dancing or performing are popping up on cable TV every year.

43. Hi-Five Sports Franchising

  • Investments $29,175
  • Year Brand Started – 1990
  • Year Franchising Started – 2015
  • Offices – 13

Franchise details: Hi-Five Sports Franchising
Official site

Hi-Five is your ticket to get in the game with your very own youth sports business. Hi-Five will give you the tools necessary to have your very own Hi-Five Sports Camp. We see our summer multi-sport camp as the "sporty" version of your typical day camp with all the themes and events that go along with it. Hi-Five Sports Franchises also include the following programs to feed into your Hi-Five Sports Camp.

44. Great Play Children's Gyms

  • Investments $189,000
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2006
  • Year Franchising Started – 2008
  • Offices – 12

Franchise details: Great Play Children's Gyms
Official site

Jyl and Keith Camhi, the founders of Great Play, have combined their passions for fitness and athletics, their strong desire to see children get off to a great start in life, and more than 25 years of prior business experience in the fitness and technology fields to create Great Play. As avid runners, exercisers and athletes, the couple began developing the concept for Great Play after exploring the existing crop of offerings for their own kids. They found the curriculums to be dated and often one-dimensional, based largely on just one discipline, such as gymnastics, rather than on a more well-rounded range of skills.

Great Play Overview

45. SwimLabs Swim School

  • Investments $494,500
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2005
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 11

Franchise details: SwimLabs Swim School
Official site

We want you to know you’re buying into a franchise with a passionate, proven mission.  Every detail of our business plan, vision, and story is backed by our relentless determination to do things correctly, give our clients incredible service and help swimmers of every level love the sport as much as we do. We’d never ask you to jump in the deep end with us if we didn’t believe in this business every step of the way.

46. USA Ninja Challenge

  • Investments $121,333
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2010
  • Year Franchising Started – 2010
  • Offices – 10

Franchise details: USA Ninja Challenge
Official site

Parents are raving about the health benefits and social interaction our program provides! Combining Fitness with Children’s Entertainment makes for one of the most exciting and unique business models in the franchise industry. Our competitive landscape is slim to none, providing us with a simple path to extreme growth.

2016-Gavin at his USA Ninja Challenge Competition

47. Bear Paddle Swim School

  • Investments $1,484,900
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2010
  • Year Franchising Started – 2018
  • Offices – 10

Franchise details: Bear Paddle Swim School
Official site

Bear Paddle Swim School is a national leader in the swim lesson industry, setting the standard of excellence for swim lessons for children ages 6 months to 15 years old.

48. Bulldog Interactive Fitness

  • Investments $250,000
  • Franchise fee $34,900
  • Year Brand Started – 2005
  • Year Franchising Started – 2006
  • Offices – 10

Franchise details: Bulldog Interactive Fitness

What makes Bulldog different from other fitness centers? It's simple really - everything!! From the equipment to the trainers' philosophies to the target market, everything about Bulldog is unique and has never been introduced into the market before.

49. Tumbles

  • Investments $258,200
  • Franchise fee $42,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1988
  • Year Franchising Started – 1993
  • Offices – 8

Franchise details: Tumbles
Official site

At Tumbles, we understand that exercising young minds and bodies is important - So is having fun! Our unique programs help build upon developmental and social skills in a fun and nurturing environment developed specifically with children in mind.

50. Gym On Wheels

  • Investments $30,000
  • Franchise fee $14,900
  • Year Brand Started – 2004
  • Year Franchising Started – 2014
  • Offices – 6

Franchise details: Gym On Wheels

The company’s growth was fueled by my love for teaching gymnastics and physical skills programs and children’s natural hunger for exercise. The next 12 years saw continuous growth as I added a staff of instructors with the same core values and approach to teaching children’s gymnastics. As word continued to spread about this new and unique approach, Gym On Wheels continued to grow.

51. Head Over Heels

  • Investments $40,000
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1990
  • Year Franchising Started – 1993
  • Offices – 5

Franchise details: Head Over Heels
Official site

Head Over Heels is a franchise for a fitness and gymnastics center for kids. It was founded in 1979 in Birmingham, Alabama.  They put up the center to help build confidence and self-esteem as they gain gymnastics skills and fitness.

52. Kinder Karate

  • Investments $37,450
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2012
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 4

Franchise details: Kinder Karate
Official site

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kinder Karate® is a premier child development program that combines the best of sports and fitness training with character building lessons.  Our pioneering program has set the bar for excellence and results in the children’s arena.  Our franchises offer classes for boys and girls ages 3 – 6, and use the foundations of martial arts training to build lessons that are dynamic, positive, and most of all, FUN!

What is Kinder Karate? Franchise Questions Answered

53. Kidz On The Go

  • Investments $100,000
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1993
  • Year Franchising Started – 2007
  • Offices – 4

Franchise details: Kidz On The Go
Official site

Kidz On The Go® is the only franchise to offer "Education, Essential Motor Skill Development, and Fun-tastic Gymnastics through the Power-of-Play” for young children,today. 

54. G3Kids

  • Investments $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2016
  • Year Franchising Started – 2016
  • Offices – 3

Franchise details: G3Kids
Official site

G3Kids is a gymnastics-based athletic program and interactive learning academy. G3 offers traditional and trendy gymnastics classes while ensuring safety and exploration. Our educational programs utilize the gym as a physical outlet to creatively enhance early education.

G3kids Flip-2-Learn Preschool Alternative Program Highlights

55. Middle School Matchup

  • Investments $41,000
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2012
  • Year Franchising Started – 2018
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Middle School Matchup
Official site

No need to flounder around and struggle to even reach your first day in business! With our super easy to follow systems and technology platforms (that we set up almost instantly for you) you are in business right away! This allows you to focus on what's most important...spreading #happybaseball and getting players signed up for your tournament.

Middle School Matchup

56. Hoop to Hoop

  • Investments $58,650
  • Franchise fee $29,900
  • Year Brand Started – 2013
  • Year Franchising Started – 2017
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Hoop to Hoop
Official site

Hoop To Hoop is a skill-based basketball program that focuses on skills and fundamentals to build confidence in each child. It offers clinics, leagues, tournaments, after-school programs, camps, parties, and tot programs (rim rattlers/tot shots/ mini movers).

57. Gym Station

  • Investments $68,250
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2010
  • Year Franchising Started – 2010
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Gym Station
Official site

Kids today don’t get enough exercise. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids get “moderately strenuous activity” at least 30 minutes daily.  And experts agree that overweight children are more likely to become overweight adults.

58. Knuckleheads Gym

  • Investments $178,900
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2007
  • Year Franchising Started – 2008
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Knuckleheads Gym

Knuckleheads Gym is a kid-friendly, colorful, well organized, and safe environment that provides Futuristic Fitness Training for children. Our selection of specialized exercise equipment uses computer-generated devices including virtual reality games and activity simulators means there is something for every child to enjoy. Best of all, the interactive nature of our state-of-the art equipment actually makes kids enthusiastic about exercising!

59. No Limits Martial Arts

  • Investments $139,738
  • Franchise fee $39,950
  • Year Brand Started – 2011
  • Year Franchising Started – 2016
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: No Limits Martial Arts
Official site

No Limits Martial Arts is the most exciting, safest and highest quality of martial arts instruction. We create a positive impact within the community and the lives of each student who enters our facility. Our programs are for ages 4 & up; meaning teens parents and the whole family can join!

60. Leap4Fun LLC 

  • Investments $26,700
  • Year Brand Started – 1979
  • Year Franchising Started – 2013
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Leap4Fun LLC
Official site

Leap4Fun is a program uniquely designed to stimulate a level of creativity, self-confidence, self esteem, and physical development in each child. Praise and reward is given generously throughout your child’s learning experience with us. Our classes are fun, challenging and developmentally correct. Experience has proven that classes conducted in a fun environment enhances a child’s learning ability.

61. Vortex

  • Investments $34,350
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2017
  • Year Franchising Started – 2018
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: Vortex
Official site

Vortex Sports Center is a uniquely positioned and profitable opportunity, that gives our Vortex team the ability to passionately serve the communities that we belong to. We are “Service above Self” minded, as we have an amazing opportunity to develop our future community, business, sports, and social leaders. If you love kids, love families, love people, have a heart for serving, this is where you are meant to be.

Sparring practice at Vortex - Sensei Julius and Sensei Jonatan

62. Real Life Ninja Academy

  • Investments $117,750
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2016
  • Year Franchising Started – 2017
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: Real Life Ninja Academy
Official site

The story began in the parks of the Bronx in the 1970's.  Doing Ninja Warrior activities in trees, from bench to bench, over fences, etc. My parents enrolled me in gymnastics classes.  I was a competitive gymnast until 1982, a gymnastics coach since then and a gym owner since 1995.  

Cruisin’ Connecticut – Real Life Ninja Academy in Windsor

63. The Kumite Fightclub

  • Investments $82,900
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2010
  • Year Franchising Started – 2010
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: The Kumite Fightclub
Official site

Growth in the fitness industry remains reasonably strong – even in down economies. Americans are increasingly aware of the importance of staying fit. So it’s not surprising that people still buy into health and fitness programs at an astounding rate – approximately a million people each year join health clubs.

Martial Arts Franchise offers Pro Sports Teams for Sale

64. Fun Fieldz

  • Investments $29,790
  • Year Brand Started – 2011
  • Year Franchising Started – 2017
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: Fun Fieldz
Official site

So, what is Fun Fieldz?  Simply put, Fun Fieldz brings a range of miniature, authentic sports fields to your location to create a unique and memorable big league experience.  Yes, we bring the ball game out to you!

65. The National Martial Arts League

  • Investments $61,400
  • Year Brand Started – 2010
  • Year Franchising Started – 2010
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: The National Martial Arts League

What if someone offered you the chance to purchase a professional sports team franchise -- and you didn’t need millions of dollars to do it. For the first time, the National Martial Arts League (NMAL) is offering motivated, energetic people or partnerships the opportunity to own an NMAL team that will represent their town in local, regional and national martial arts competitions.

66. National Youth Sports

  • Investments $52,700
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2000
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012

Franchise details: National Youth Sports
Official site

We offer a wide variety of youth sports that allows you to build a substantial business in your area. National Youth Sports franchisees organize and operate recreational youth sports leagues offering many popular youth sports such as baseball, T-ball, basketball, cheerleading, softball, volleyball, soccer and football for children ages 3 through 16. We give you more ways to make money!

67. FLIP OUT

  • Investments $450,000
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2012
  • Year Franchising Started – 2013

Franchise details: FLIP OUT
Official site

Trampolines are a great Australian piece of entertainment, for most of us some of our first memories as a child involved a backyard trampoline. Jumping with friends, trying tricks or putting a sprinkler on the trampoline always made for a great summer treat and memories of lying on a trampoline at night under the stars was a great way to end a day.

international flip out July 2017

68. Power Tots

  • Investments $35,525
  • Franchise fee $20,000

Franchise details: Power Tots
Official site

Power Tots, Inc. is putting forth another and energizing establishment opportunity that is unique in relation to whatever other business out there! While wellness based projects for youngsters are extraordinary in managing today's worries with adolescence heftiness and health, Power Tots Gymnastics, Dance, and Yoga facilitate this attempt by likewise growing fine and gross engine aptitudes, advancing general physical and passionate prosperity, and maintaining our very own mantra, "Put stock in the Power of a Positive Attitude!" 

69. Fitwize 4 Kids

  • Investments $70,000

Franchise details: Fitwize 4 Kids
Official site

Fitwize 4 Kids™ is dedicated to empowering the youth of today by increasing self-esteem, building a healthy lifestyle and implementing proper nutrition habits.

Small Business Spotlight on Fitwize 4 kids in South Florida

70. Ninja Nation

  • Investments $100,000

Franchise details: Ninja Nation
Official site

Join us in revolutionizing fitness for kids and families worldwide. Become part of our movement to inspire a nation of heroes with your own Ninja Nation family fitness franchise.

Ninja Nation - Family Fitness Franchise

71. Jungle Sports

  • Investments $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2003

Franchise details: Jungle Sports
Official site

Jungle Sports was founded in 2003 and operates 12 territories across Australia. The business includes many different sports programmes for children aged 18 months to 7 years of age. Our method and format of coaching is unique in its approach, with the emphasis placed on parental interaction in all classes. The children's sports industry is going through a very strong growth phase with increasing emphasis by both Government and the medical profession on the need for children to engage in more physical activity.

72. TUMBLEBUS

  • Investments $49,995

Franchise details: TUMBLEBUS
Official site

A TUMBLEBUS is a gym on wheels filled with fun equipment--bringing the best possible physical education class to children at daycares, elementary schools, private schools, etc. Cheerfully decorated, the TUMBLEBUS provides a unique and fun way for children to receive the physical fitness that is so important to their developement.

73. Kids In Sports

  • Investments $202,750
  • Year Brand Started – 1999

Franchise details: Kids In Sports
Official site

Kids In Sports was founded in 1999 in New York City by Michael Strutt and Kenneth Colon. Their passion for sports and coaching led them to design an educational sports franchise to teach children ages 12 months to 12 years the fundamentals of sports in a safe, fun, friendly, and supportive environment. Through learning the basic rules and skills of sports, children also learn sportsmanship, teamwork, respect, and communication – the essential building blocks for young athletes.

Kids in Sports Franchise Opportunities Video

74. Webby

  • Investments $22,700
  • Franchise fee $20,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1975
  • Year Franchising Started – 1999

Franchise details: Webby
Official site

Becoming a WEBBY Dance Company owner is an engaging way for you to enter the world of private business, share your passion for dance with children, develop a partnership with your community, and build a future with a business that has potential to provide personal and financial independence.

75. Big Blue

  • Investments $1,787,500
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2009
  • Year Franchising Started – 2018

Franchise details: Big Blue
Official site

Big Blue Swim School’s strong unit economics stacks up against other franchises, and the brand’s real estate footprint allows for multiple classes to happen simultaneously to drive higher revenue than competitors in the space. Big Blue Swim School’s proprietary technology and distance-based curriculum sets franchisees up for long-term growth.

76. HipKidz

  • Investments $250,000
  • Franchise fee $20,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2010
  • Year Franchising Started – 2013

Franchise details: HipKidz
Official site

HipKidz is a family owned company which will have a number of Franchise and Master Franchise opportunities available from Summer 2013, for suitable applicants. Successful applicants will have a franchise unlike any other, uniquely put together and featuring a proven track record of Turnover with limited or no direct competition. 

77. Skyhawks Sports Camps

  • Investments $24,500

Franchise details: Skyhawks Sports Camps
Official site

Skyhawks is the nation’s leader in sports programs for children. Since 1979 over one million children in 23 states have participated in a Skyhawks program! Skyhawks is a brand with national exposure and appeal and with the recent purchase of SuperTots, has multiple ways to offer you a dependable and rewarding businesses to own. Skyhawks and SuperTots teaches children and young adults meaningful life lessons through sports. Over 30 years of experience have helped build a menu of successful sports programs.

Skyhawks Sports Introduction Video

78. Busy Bodies

  • Investments $15,000
  • Franchise fee $15,000

Franchise details: Busy Bodies
Official site

Do you love fitness and sports? Do you enjoy coaching and working with children? Do you want to be part of a program that can have a positive impact on helping families adopt healthier lifestyles? If so, Busy Bodies/Yo Yo Yoga may be the franchise program for you!

79. Funkey Kids

  • Investments $50,000

Franchise details: Funkey Kids
Official site

Funkey Kids offers an exciting business opportunity to franchisees. It is a fun, challenging and non-competitive movement education program for children ages 1-8. Through our specialized lessons and equipment, children develop physical abilities such as balance, co-ordination, fine & gross motor skills; cognitive skills such as concentration & self-confidence and behavioural skills such as self discipline & co-operation. Contact us today! 

Monkeynastix Promotional Video

80. EncouraGym

  • Investments $10,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2001

Franchise details: EncouraGym

EncouraGYM’s children's fitness franchise main selling point to potential fitness franchisees is that they aim to compete with the major players in the child development franchise market but at a much more affordable level. They offer excellent services but with a much lower investment capital than many other similar children's fitness franchises offer.

81. AZ Air Time

  • Investments $100,000

Franchise details: AZ Air Time

Air Time Jump Centers has franchise opportunities available throughout the country. Our business model offers a premier product in the fast growing Jump-Center, children's fitness and entertainment industry segment. We take tremendous pride in providing a high quality trampoline park that caters to the whole family. Our dedication to detail and functionality, with a focus on Safety, Cleanliness, and Customer Service, provides our patrons with an experience second to none.

82. Jump N Play

  • Investments $90,500

Franchise details: Jump N Play

Jump 'n Play Gym focuses on families with children in the developmental years -birth to age 5. This is the single most rapid period of development in a human life. Child development experts have proven that children learn through play.