Cost to Open a Stepz Fitness

  • You can own a Stepz Fitness Club with an investment from only $150,000. This includes all the equipment, security system, aesthetic fitout, signage, initial marketing and training. Everything you need to start signing up your new members and training your clients.

    Compared to some other gym franchise systems, Stepz Fitness is a fairly low-investment proposition.

    We’ve adopted a uniform store design that not only makes the best use of space but saves on cost and time; there’s no reinvention of the wheel with our Club design.

    The costs of establishment will vary depending on a range of factors, including the particular location, size and market etc. of each Stepz Fitness gym. For this reason, a range of costs (low to high) is provided to reflect this. These estimates have been based on either actual expenses incurred in establishing an existing company owned gyms or on industry experience. They are provided to assist you in forming your own estimates.

    The estimates below are based on the following:
    The gym is approximately 120 – 225 square metres and the fit-out costs are based on the necessary costs to fit-out this size gym
    This size gym can support from 456 to 855 members (approximately 3.8 per square metre)
    Gym equipment is purchased outright. There is the option to lease gym equipment and so this cost may be evenly spread over 5 years. However, in order to remain conservative, the full cost is shown here.
    All figures are exclusive of GST

    • Additional Items and cost that may arise due to location and size of the premises nominated by the Franchisee to include but are not limited to the following:

      Town Planning Approvals ($5000 – $40,000), Extra Gym Equipment, Lease Guarantees ($12,000 – $40,000), Deposit Bonds, Equipment Finance Deposits ($10,000 – $35,000), Structural and extra-ordinary changes to the premises ($10,000 – $100,000), additional CCTV Cameras, and other items related to the operations of the franchise business.

    1 Franchise Fee 45,000 45,000 45,000
    Franchisee Legal / Setup Costs
    2 Entity establishment 960 1,200 1,440
    3 Review of lease documents 1,200 1,500 1,800
    4 Review of franchise agreement 2,000 2,500 3,000
    5 Initial structuring advice 2,000 2,500 3,000
    6 Franchise Agreement Preparation 3,000 3,000 3,000
    Total Franchisee Legal / Setup costs 9,160 10,700 12,240
    7 General and Admin Costs
    Accounting Software 799 799 899
    Computer 600 800 1,000
    Printer/Fax/Scanner 120 150 200
    Gym membership & Office Software 1500 1800 2000
    Security System 10,000 17,000 20,000
    Chair and table 480 600 720
    Office stationary & Cleaning supplies 500 800 1000
    Ipads x 2 850 900 1000
    Total General and Admin Costs 14,849 22,849 26,819
    8 Aesthetic Fitout 18,000 45,000 70,000
    9 Signage – Internal 1,500 2,500 3,000
    External 7,000 10,000 15,000
    10 Gym Equipment
    (Full amount not required upfront)
    32,500 95,000 160,000
    11 Working Capital 18,000 30,000 45,000
    12 Opening Marketing Promotions 4,000 9,000 11,000
    Total Investment Required (ex GST) 150,009 270,049 388,059
  • Financing Options

    Stepz Fitness Franchise Development Manager has experience helping franchise candidates explore various sources of financing, such as home equity lines of credit and equipment financing.

    Each franchise candidate has a unique personal financial statement and individual goals. The Stepz Fitness Franchise Development Manager will study your situation and educate you on your best financing options.

    Business success is often a function of good timing, and the time for Stepz Fitness is now. We are looking for experienced and talented franchisees who want to capitalize on the opportunity by making an investment decision within the next 90 days and opening a clubs within the next 12 months.

    If you fill out our contact form, a Stepz Fitness Franchise Development Manager will reach out to you to schedule a time to speak with you and begin the process of determining if we each fit what the other is looking for.