Frequently Asked Questions

Answers About Our Gym Franchise Opportunity

World Gym® is all about helping others be their best, and that includes our gym franchise owners. We want to provide you with all the information you need to make informed decisions. Below you will find answers to some of the common questions we receive from prospective owners. If you don’t see your question answered here, please reach out to our team to learn more.

  • Q:How much total investment will a World Gym franchise require?

    A:Once you submit some basic information about yourself, we will contact you and provide you with a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which will answer several questions regarding World Gym’s various investment costs. While the total investment will vary depending on location, size, and other factors, the estimated initial investment range* for a new World Gym franchise is $852,000-$2,975,000. We require a $400,000 minimum of liquid capital, and also a $1,000,000 minimum net worth.  

  • Q:How much will I need in operating capital reserves to cover startup expenses after opening my World Gym until it reaches the breakeven point in terms of cash flow?

    A:Many factors contribute to the startup and ongoing expenses of your World Gym franchise. As we begin the process of evaluating one another to determine if we are a mutually beneficial fit, we will work with you to help you determine all your financial requirements in starting a World Gym. Meeting and talking with other franchisees will also be beneficial in answering this question. We currently require prospective franchisees to have a minimum $400,000 liquid capital and $1,000,000 net worth to get started.

  • Q:How much extra reserve cash do I need to cover living expenses while I'm starting and growing my new World Gym?

    A:We will help you carefully budget your living expenses and other costs involved with starting up your new World Gym business.

  • Q:How long will it take my World Gym to reach breakeven?

    A:There are many factors to consider in answering this question, including location, population, competition, and gym size. As such, we are unable to make specific assertions about individual gyms. We will ensure that you have access to all the information necessary to help you determine this answer as you prepare to launch your gym, and we’ll help you connect with fellow franchisees who can provide additional insights.

  • Q:What financing options exist for me?

    A:As a major worldwide franchise with decades of operating experience, World Gym has relationships with various lenders that you can evaluate to help you with equipment purchases, operating capital, and more. The most common forms of standard financing are bank loans, and commercial equipment leases. Additionally, many banks work closely with and are designated preferred lenders with the Federal Small Business Administration (SBA) and can assist in applying for SBA loans.

  • Q:How much money can I make owning a World Gym?

    A:There are numerous factors to consider when projecting income potential for a franchise. As you perform your due diligence on the World Gym opportunity, you will have numerous resources and opportunities to help you answer this question. While we’re not able to make assertions about the profitability of individual franchises, our FDD, as well as the insights of your fellow franchisees, can provide information regarding the potential of a World Gym franchise.

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