Instructor & Class Owner Franchise Costs

  • Initial franchise cost of $2,000.
  • Monthly continuing franchise fee (CFF) is 20 percent of gross revenues, with a minimum of $150/month. There is no minimum amount the first three months but 20 percent CFF is due on gross revenue during that period.
  • Comprehensive general liability insurance. (Available through Jazzercise, Inc. for $185 to $225 a year)
  • Music to accommodate new workout routines. Approximate annual cost is $200-800, depending on how the music is purchased.
  • ASCAP/BMI/SESAC musicians' royalty fees. Fees average between $127 and $230 per year and are determined by the number of participants attending your class(es).
  • E-mail capability.
  • Equipment including:
    • A sound system with music player (e.g. an Mp3 player with speakers) and microphone.
    • A stage.
    • A DVD player to view and learn new routines.
    • A computer system: a PC, printer, access to e-mail and the Internet, and the Jazzercise JFAS software (Windows-based).
    • A telephone with voice mail or an answering machine.
  • Facility rental and promotional costs.

As a newly franchised instructor, you will teach your first class for an investment as low as $2,980 using public facilities rented by the hour, or approximately $9,190 to $38,400 if you lease a commercial site and open a Jazzercise Fitness Center.

Associate/Floating Substitute Working for a Class Owner Costs
  • Initial franchise cost of $2,000.
  • Comprehensive general liability insurance. (Available through Jazzercise, Inc. for $185 to $225 a year)
  • Yearly substitute fee of $100.
  • Music to accompany new workout routines. (The current policy is that subs are not required to buy all music. Subs may pick and choose.) Cost is approximately $30-35 per set.
  • E-mail capability.
  • Equipment including:
    • A DVD player to view and learn new routines.
    • Music system (e.g. mP3 player) and microphone.
  • Access to equipment meeting the standards specified in the Franchise Agreement and policy manuals.