BODYTEC® has franchise opportunities for entrepreneurs in this fast-growing EMS sector of the fitness industry. With low start-up costs and a proven track record, a BODYTEC® franchise involves low risk and high potential returns with extensive partner support.
BODYTEC® brought EMS training to South Africa in 2011 and is accredited by the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA). We have already been nominated for franchise awards, have dozens of franchise studios nationwide – and we’re growing fast!
We have close relationships with South Africa’s leading property developers. BODYTEC® will support you in your search for a suitable location and landlord negotiations, as well as ensure you have area exclusivity.
BODYTEC® has an in-house designer that will work with our trusted building partners to get you up and running stress-free. Equipment, HR manuals, software and more are all part of the partner package.
Every area (suburb) is different and every franchise partner has different skill sets. BODYTEC® creates a personalised business plan, including a financial analysis, for you to ensure you get off to the right start.
From local marketing ideas and support, to an active national PR, marketing and social media strategy, BODYTEC® will help you get the word out about your studio.
|Once-off upfront fee||R105, 000|
|Working capital||R75, 000|
|Studio set up*||R785, 000|
|Total investment**||R965, 000|
|*Key-ready solution incl 2 EMS devices|
|** Dependent on exchange rate and studio size|
|MONTHLY FRANCHISE FEE|
|Management fee 6,2% on turnover (R3 200 minimum)||6,2% on turnover (R3 200 minimum)|
|Marketing fee 2,5% on turnover (R1 200 minimum)||Marketing fee 2,5% on turnover (R1 200 minimum)|
|(all figures exclude VAT)|
We make the process as easy and uncomplicated as possible for you. Here’s how it works:
(All processes and timelines are governed by the franchise regulations of the CPA2011)
Not only do we provide you with a business plan, detailed financial analysis and CPA compliant membership contracts, you'll also get management, financial and client booking software giving you real-time data, allowing you to track business and optimize your systems, costs and performance.
We'll find you a great location and guarantee your area exclusivity, our interior designers will provide a studio design plan, and the BODYTEC® construction team will fit out your studio to ensure it has the same sophisticated feel and space efficiency as all BODYTEC® studios.
You'll get a 13-day personalized franchise partner training workshop with annual refreshment courses, business and sales workshops and ongoing staff training from the BODYTEC® Academy as well as operations and training manuals, staff planning tools, HR guidelines and employment contracts.
National marketing and PR generates exposure for the BODYTEC® brand, while local marketing support and access to our brand library will help promote your business in your area. You'll also get your own studio page on the BODYTEC® website with regular exposure via social media.
Within a few years, BODYTEC® has become one of South Africa's fitness franchise success stories - and it all started with the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
Having worked for most of his life in the European soccer industry, Boris Leyck came to South Africa in 2007 to work in the lead-up to the Soccer World Cup 2010. Boris experienced EMS training in Germany in early 2010, which inspired him to pursue his passion for health and fitness and change his career path. Instead of moving to Brazil to prepare for the next World Cup, Boris made Cape Town his home and launched the first EMS studio in the country in 2011!
He saw the potential to take BODYTEC® national and started investigating the route of turning BODYTEC® into a fitness franchise. Many of the franchise partners of BODYTEC® are former clients who were so impressed with the personal results they experienced, that they were inspired to open their own studios. Others have heard of the benefits that EMS can offer potential customers and have partnered with BODYTEC® because it is the leading South African EMS provider accredited by the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA).
The EMS devices are fully imported from Germany, where they are manufactured by the innovators and market leaders of EMS technology, Miha-Bodytec. Their holding company has developed and manufactured innovative products for the sports and medical industries for more than 40 years. Miha-Bodytec has been awarded numerous innovation and quality awards.
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Get started with an initial investment of only R860 000.
Great potential for recurring monthly revenue.
SA's original and leading EMS franchise with studios nationwide.
Run a studio with a small team of personal trainers.
Know another BODYTEC® studio won't open down the road.
Don’t be tied to a desk. Say goodbye to that suit and tie.