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Own your own BODYTEC EMS training franchise

Are you a people's person with an affinity for sport and fitness? Do you enjoy a hands-on approach?


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.

Why become a BODYTEC fitness franchise partner?

Proven track record of success

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!

Exclusivity and lucrative locations

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.

Everything you need to set up a studio

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.

Customized business plan

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.

National and local marketing

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
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:

  • Fill out our franchise information form.
  • You will be invited to a Franchise Information session where you will learn more about the brand and how our franchise partner programme will benefit you.
  • A one-on-one meeting will be held with you at our head office in Cape Town, and you will have the opportunity to meet the franchise team.
  • An area will be reserved for you. You will receive a studio specific business plan, three-year financial analysis and the BODYTEC Disclosure Document.
  • Once suitable premises have been found and approved, studio refurbishment can begin. Our key-ready design makes this fuss-free and minimises costs.
  • Your 13-day personalised BODYTEC franchise training workshop will take place at our BODYTEC Academy.

(All processes and timelines are governed by the franchise regulations of the CPA2011)

A customized business plan and systems

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.

A fully-fitted and designed studio

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.

Training and HR support

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.

PR and marketing

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 premier 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.

Franchise awards and accreditations

Still not convinced? Here are 6 more reasons to open your own BODYTEC studio

Low start-up costs and fees

Get started with an initial investment of only R965 000.

High potential return on investment

Great potential for recurring monthly revenue.

Join the leaders in EMS training

SA's original and premier EMS franchise with studios nationwide.

Minimal staffing requirements

Run a studio with a small team of personal trainers.

Exclusive franchise area

Know another BODYTEC studio won't open down the road.

Enjoy lifestyle-based work

Don’t be tied to a desk. Say goodbye to that suit and tie.