Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the startup costs and what do they include?

There is an initial $49,500 franchise fee, plus the startup costs that can vary. Other estimated costs include 3rd party professional advisory fees, insurance and 3-months of working capital.

What are the startup costs and what do they include?

There is an initial $49,500 franchise fee, plus the startup costs that can vary. Other estimated costs include 3rd party professional advisory fees, insurance and 3-months of working capital.

How big is the typical gym?

Approximately 2,500 square feet with adequate parking and drive by traffic. We have specific site criteria which will help you evaluate real estate that would be a good fit for your Southpaw Gym.

How big is the typical gym?

Approximately 2,500 square feet with adequate parking and drive by traffic. We have specific site criteria which will help you evaluate real estate that would be a good fit for your Southpaw Gym.

How long does it take to open?

This depends how quickly you find a lease location from the variety of storefront or free-standing spaces available in your market. We help owners evaluate options with step-by-step guidance to help fit out your Southpaw Gym. Once you sign your lease, you should be able to open in as few as 2 to 3 months.

How long does it take to open?

This depends how quickly you find a lease location from the variety of storefront or free-standing spaces available in your market. We help owners evaluate options with step-by-step guidance to help fit out your Southpaw Gym. Once you sign your lease, you should be able to open in as few as 2 to 3 months.

Are there specific licenses for this business?

Like any business, there are certain licenses to obtain. These depend on your local area. We have professional organizations which you will join and help you become integrated into this industry quickly.

Are there specific licenses for this business?

Like any business, there are certain licenses to obtain. These depend on your local area. We have professional organizations which you will join and help you become integrated into this industry quickly.

Do I have to be a boxing or martial arts expert?

Not an expert, but we want our owners to be familiar with boxing and martial arts training and would consider stepping into the ring and be the coach.

Do I have to be a boxing or martial arts expert?

Not an expert, but we want our owners to be familiar with boxing and martial arts training and would consider stepping into the ring and be the coach.

Do I have to be an owner operator?

No, but we do want our owners to be involved. Some will hire a general manager to oversee day-to-day operations. Others will hire a head coach. All owners will take the lead in managing the business, overseeing marketing and member development.

Do I have to be an owner operator?

No, but we do want our owners to be involved. Some will hire a general manager to oversee day-to-day operations. Others will hire a head coach. All owners will take the lead in managing the business, overseeing marketing and member development.

How many people should be on the team in the gym?

Typically between 2 and 4 employees to cover classes and administration depending on disciplines and programs offered each day. We will help you evaluate your staffing at opening.

How many people should be on the team in the gym?

Typically between 2 and 4 employees to cover classes and administration depending on disciplines and programs offered each day. We will help you evaluate your staffing at opening.

How much money will the gym make in a year?

We will provide you some more detailed information to help you make an assessment. Pre-qualified candidates will receive our Financial Performance Representation, called an Item 19, in our Franchise Disclosure Document, which highlights affiliate performance and history.

How much money will the gym make in a year?

We will provide you some more detailed information to help you make an assessment. Pre-qualified candidates will receive our Financial Performance Representation, called an Item 19, in our Franchise Disclosure Document, which highlights affiliate performance and history.

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