own a barre studio
All of our studio owners were dreamers who fell in love with The Bar Method and took the leap to open their own studio. Joining The Bar Method franchise will give you the opportunity to exercise your passion for a brilliantly designed workout while also making a difference in people’s lives and bodies.
The Business of Transforming Lives is Worth Believing In.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE & LOVE WHAT YOU DO
Invest in yourself and your dream while reaching people with the magic of The Bar Method every day.
OPERATE A PROVEN BUSINESS
Join our family of female entrepreneurs and unlock the freedom, flexibility and power of running your own business.
Change the lives of others in your community and empower them to discover their strength and achieve the best version of themselves.
FROM OUR STUDIO OWNERS
I love to do something that helps people grow and change and promotes health and wellness in a positive way in our community.
- Liz Fayed, Pasadena CA
I am energized by the day to day challenges of the business, my bright staff, and our amazing students.
- Amy Chesterson, Boulder CO
I'm humbled every day by the clients who show up to take class and tell me how their lives are so much better now that Bar Method is a part of it. They thank us all the time for opening the studio and it's just amazing!
- Lori Terry, Westfield NJ
Opening The Bar Method has given me many new, life changing relationships. I have also learned so much about myself and my ability to take on, handle, learn and teach myself whatever is needed to do to push forward and be successful.
- Karen Moreno, Orlando FL
I am proud to be a role model for my kids and show them that you can do something in life that you love. They see me working hard, but know that I'm happy! I feel very fulfilled, making a difference in so many people's lives.
- Danna Kriser, Highland Park IL
Bar Method gives me a stronger sense of self and community. When I decided to leave corporate America and pursue being an entrepreneur, Bar Method was the ONLY thing I wanted to do.
- Catherine James, Chicago IL
I love that we are helping women get stronger not only in their bodies, but in their minds. We have such an incredible, committed and supportive client base which makes it really fun to come to work each day.
- Melissa Ramsey, Bernardsville, NJ
When I found the Bar Method I found my home. I needed to contribute to my family's income and knew this was the perfect combination of my passion and my family's goals.
- Stephanie Norris, Naperville IL
Running a business truly for myself and being my own boss really wasn't something I expected to have in my lifetime and now that I have it, it’s hard to imagine my life any other way.
- McKenzie Howarth, Boston MA
Join Our Tight-Knit FAMILY
Our team of studio owners includes people from all walks of life with diverse professional backgrounds and education. From lawyers to nurses and stay-at-home moms to teachers, no matter where each owner has come from, they all have two things in common: their entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering passion for The Bar Method. As it stands, each Bar Method studio is independently owned and operated by women who put their passion into play. Our owners are a united community of colleagues and close friends who rally around one another to provide ongoing support.
Operate A Proven BUSINESS
Bar Method studio owners have the advantage of running their own business while capitalizing on a proven business model. Barre franchisees benefit from the halo of a reputable, long-standing brand with a large footprint across the U.S. and Canada. The Bar Method business model offers multiple revenue streams including individual classes, recurring memberships, retail apparel, and accessories. Several of our studio owners have gone on to open additional locations.
Support from HEADQUARTERS
The Bar Method franchise is owned by Self-Esteem Brands, the parent company of other distinguishable wellness brands like Anytime Fitness and Waxing the City. With extensive experience operating one of the fastest-growing wellness franchises in the world (and the only franchise to have a presence on all seven continents!), you can feel confident that will you will receive ongoing support to ensure success from Day 1. Operating from a franchisee-first mentality, we will guide you through the build-out process, including site selection, lease negotiation, construction, interior design, marketing, and public relations. Both owners and instructors receive thorough, hands-on training to help them develop and hone their teaching skills. After the studio opens, we conduct regular conference calls, distribute frequent teaching notes, offer marketing support, and provide continuous coaching from dedicated business consultants. All of our owners are invited to attend the annual Bar Method conference where owners come together with the team to share, network, support, and inspire one another.
Training and ongoing teacher development are some of our core differentiators in the boutique fitness space. Our program includes initial training, post-training, ongoing evaluations, and workshops to continually refine teaching skills. It begins with three days of initial training at our beautiful headquarters just outside of St. Paul, Minn. Onboarding continues with 3-6 months of post-training in your home location with the support of an assigned trainer. Studio owners serve as mentors for their own instructors and are instrumental in creating a close-knit family of dedicated Bar Method instructors nationwide.
The Bar Method studios are warm, inviting, and designed to provide a meditative haven away from the hustle and bustle. Studios typically include a welcoming reception area with retail displays, a lounge area for students and staff to mingle before and after class, one or two spacious classrooms that have lush carpeting to ensure exercises are safe and effective, and lockers and changing rooms that are often stocked with complimentary towels, beauty products, and other high-end amenities. Some studios include showers and a separate playroom for childcare. Studio size ranges from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet and is typically located in high-traffic areas in both urban cities and suburban neighborhoods.
Our studio locations range from large metropolitan cities to smaller suburban communities. The Headquarters team works diligently alongside new franchisees to pinpoint the right city, neighborhood and building, so each studio is equipped for success with high-revenue potential in an ideal client demographic. We continue to open prosperous studios—in markets where the brand is already established and also in new areas that do not currently have a Bar Method studio.
The Financial INVESTMENT
The costs associated with opening a Bar Method studio ranges as requirements vary from location to location. The initial investment includes the franchise fee, training expenses, equipment and inventory, construction fees, marketing costs, and more. The total initial investment of a new franchisee is typically between $226,616 and $482,736 and includes an initial franchise fee of $42,500.* Our preferred financing partner ApplePie Capital works closely with our potential owners to help source and fund the opening of new studios through SBA loans and other lending sources.
Learn more about how we got our start 20 years ago and what sets us apart as one of the most unique boutique fitness brands in the industry.
Take the First Step!
Interested in learning more about becoming a studio owner? We’d love to hear from you.