Estimated initial costs
Our cost estimates are accurate as of 2021 from Franchise Direct and include opening fees and expenses only. The location you choose for your My Gym franchise may result in higher or lower fees.
Franchise feesMy Gym franchise fees total around $25,000, which beats out the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises nationwide.
|Initial franchise fee||$25,000 to $25,000|
|Royalty fees||Fixed Center (large model): 7% of Gross Volume.Fixed Center (small model): 8% of Gross Volume.Mobile Business: $125/month for first 12 months then $250/month thereafter; or 7% of Gross Volume if franchisees also operate a Large Model Fixed Center in same territory; or 8% of Gross Volume if they also operate a Small Model Fixed Center in same territory.|
|Estimated total||$25,000 to $25,000|
Equipment feesEquipment fees total $54,875 for My Gym. This is less than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
|Apparel and promotional items||$500 to $750|
|Equipment||$25,000 to $45,000|
|Signs||$2,000 to $4,500|
|Computer hardware and software||$2,500 to $4,500|
|Vehicle||$0 to $25,000|
|Estimated total||$30,000 to $79,750|
Real estate feesReal estate will set you back $49,000 for My Gym, thought it's less than the average of $788,376 for the top 200 franchises.
|Real estate and improvements||$23,000 to $75,000|
|Estimated total||$23,000 to $75,000|
Training feesMy Gym initial training costs total $1,000, which comes in under the nationwide average of $9,788.
|Travel and living expenses while training||$500 to $1,500|
|Estimated total||$500 to $1,500|
Inventory costsInitial inventory for My Gym shakes out to $3,000. This is less than the nationwide average of $53,119.
|Opening inventory||$1,000 to $5,000|
|Estimated total||$1,000 to $5,000|
Marketing costsAdvertisement and marketing costs total up to $10,250 for My Gym, which is more than the nationwide average of $9,938.
|Advertising and promotion||$8,500 to $12,000|
|Estimated total||$8,500 to $12,000|
Insurance costsInitial insurance costs for My Gym run $2,125. This means you'll be paying less than the overall nationwide average of $6,311.
|Insurance||$1,750 to $2,500|
|Estimated total||$1,750 to $2,500|
Other expensesMiscellaneous expenses for My Gym total $10,000 — less than the nationwide average of $69,970.
|Miscellaneous costs||$1,000 to $7,000|
|Three months' additional funds||$3,000 to $9,000|
|Estimated total||$4,000 to $16,000|
How to financeSince the estimated total for My Gym is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
- Go to the My Gym franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
- Reach out to My Gym about in-house financing for franchisees.
- If in-house financing isn't available, look for online loans, bank loans and SBA loans to help meet the $155,250 estimated opening costs.
- Compare lenders based on amounts, interest rates and what types of personal and business credit history they accept.
- Once you settle on a lender, gather all required documents, including account statements and assets.
- Apply for financing online or in person as required by the lender.
What types of financing is available?You have several options when it comes to financing a My Gym — even if the cost is on the heavier side. What assets you have available will largely determine how much you need to borrow, and which option suits you best.
- Online loan. A number of online business lenders offer amounts up to $1 million, with some extending up to $5 million.
- Bank loan. Your personal credit will typically need to at least be good — 670 or higher — when it comes to getting a bank loan large enough to cover a significant portion of My Gym opening costs.
- SBA loan. While your personal credit score doesn't need to be as good to qualify for an SBA loan, they usually cost more than standard term loans from banks or online lenders.
Compare small business lendersYou may not need financing to cover the estimated $93,750. But if you need funds for other business ventures, select the loan amount, your time in business and revenue and your personal credit score to compare a selection of lenders.
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
How My Gym stacks upCompare how My Gym holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
|PostNet||My Gym||Bricks 4 Kidz|
|Average Franchise fees||$35,000||$25,000||$30,000|
|Average Equipment fees||$875||$54,875||$1,000|
|Average Real estate fees||$109,850||$49,000||NA|
|Average Training fees||$4,500||$1,000||$1,250|
|Average Inventory fees||NA||$3,000||$1,100|
|Average Marketing fees||$10,000||$10,250||$3,250|
|Average Licenses and permits fees||NA||NA||$125|
|Average Insurance fees||$1,450||$2,125||NA|
|Average Admin fees||NA||NA||$675|
|Average Personnel fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Other fees||$6,750||$10,000||$1,250|
Bottom lineMy Gym franchise costs run a total of $155,250. Before you decide to become a franchisee, compare the total costs against industry averages. And to learn more about financing read our guide to franchise financing.
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