My Gym’s secret to success is its passionate franchisees and dedicated employees. The new franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all share a dedication to the health and fitness of children. Tanya Ardron, My Gym Maple Ridge franchise owner, also owns a fitness centre for adults and feels the My Gym concept complements it well.
“We believe that getting children to love fitness early will better their chances for an active lifestyle as adults. When we started to research franchises we came across My Gym. After seeing classes in action, and meeting My Gym Enterprises we knew we'd found what we had been looking for,” says Ardron who opened her location in January 2009.
Tamara and Sean Dollinger, My Gym Winnipeg franchise owners, bought into the business after the birth of their third child. When asked about what attracted them to My Gym, Dollinger told us: “We fell head over heels in love with the programming - we were blown away. Our children were over the top excited and so inspired by My Gym."
The couple, who opened their My Gym just last month said, “It took us no time at all to realize how very badly Winnipeg needed a My Gym!"
Karen Davies, a member of the franchise team from Richmond Hill, Ontario, explains that they “found the My Gym Enterprises team to be fully committed to nurturing young children and helping them to succeed. It was this dedication that made the decision to become part of the My Gym family an easy choice”. Davies and her partners will be opening their second location, this time in Markham, Ontario, next month.
Adriana Lopez and Alfonso Quiroga will be opening their My Gym location this January in Langley, British Columbia. Their enthusiasm for My Gym is infectious. “We were looking for a business, an exceptional one, the best one, one where we could have fun and make good money at the same time. Something fresh, happy, friendly and dynamic, but formal and professional too.” Lopez sums up the feelings of My Gym’s franchisees well when she says: “We wanted the best! And we found everything and more at My Gym!”
Established in 1983, My Gym is the #1-ranking fitness center destination for children, with 200 locations worldwide including international locations in Hong Kong, France and Brazil among other countries. More than 30 additional locations are planned to open worldwide in the next 12 months. My Gym combines innovative, early physical education/pre-gymnastics classes with state-of-the-art facilities to empower children – ages 6 weeks to 13 years – by helping them acquire the skills, confidence and positive self-image needed to become healthy young adults. My Gym’s award-winning, structured, noncompetitive and age-appropriate classes enhance children’s overall physical development through games, music, exercise, sports, gymnastics, puppets, special rides and fun. The children gain strength, balance, coordination, fine and gross motor proficiency, agility, flexibility and social skills. The My Gym television show, “My Gym At Home” airs on BabyFirstTV, a 24/7 commercial-free channel focusing on children’s development.
Contact My Gym for information on franchise opportunities in the United States and worldwide.