ENTREPRENEURS IN FITNESS
The IM=X Pilates Studio franchise is a turnkey business. Whether you are an
investor, business owner, fitness enthusiast, or personal trainer you can own
one or several successful IM=X Pilates Studios! Our goal is for you to
capitalize on the success of our innovative pilates programs and equipment!
"IM=X Pilates has been training Pilates instructors for 8 years and now
offers studio franchises...Pilates [is] now one of the fastest growing fitness
trends in the nation..."
-- Entrepreneur Magazine, 2005 Hot List
What is IM=X (pronounced IMX)?
IM=X stands for Integrated Movement Xercize. It's an elite fitness program that
marries the muscle toning and lengthening benefits of pilates with elements of
strength and cardio training to increase flexibility, endurance and muscle tone,
while strengthening the spine and abdominal core.
How does IM=X differ from Pilates?
IM=X is a cross-conditioning system that includes pilates moves but adds
resistance training and plyometric jumps for a more athletically oriented
workout. IM=X pilates programs can be targeted to specific populations (i.e.
athletes, seniors, back pain, pregnancy...); or tailored for a specific focus
(i.e. Lower Body Workout, Interval Training Workout, Stretch Workout, Basics,
Upper Body Workout and more...) The variation within IM=X makes it possible to
address everyone from the "couch potato" to the professional athlete. IM=X
certifications and programs update the original pilates (developed 70 years ago)
to reflect the changes in exercise science. For this reason, IM=X has been
described as "next evolution of Pilates."
Become an IM=X Pilates Studio owner and receive...
We give you the tools to reach your customers. As an IM=X Pilates marketing
partner you gain access to the powerful images and ad campaigns that support our
brand name (graphics, press, printing, signage, etc). The IM=X Video Series has
been sold to thousands of customers across the U.S. and its benefits have been
featured in publications such as Self, Shape, Mademoiselle, Physical, Fitness,
Fit, Dance magazines The New York Times and more...
".IM=X -- a muscle toning and flexibility program leads exercisers through
a series of toning and stretching moves on a sturdier version of the pilates
"These moves are designed not only to tone and elongate your muscles, but
also to improve your posture and help your back. So try them and start reaping
"Think: Group Pilates class .on a Reformer-type machine that uses pulleys and
springs for resistance ...my run seemed a little boring in comparison."
Benefit from our proven exercise programs and business methods. Become your own
boss! Our business model, software programs, sales and business training prepare
you to develop, manage and operate your own studio, studio chain or region!
Your staff will learn a variety of programs in our certification courses (i.e.
low back, yoga, pre/postnatal, lower body, cardio, interval) - over 40 workouts!
Every year we will certify your staff onsite in new programs that have been
proven! Our certification courses (i.e. the Basic, Advanced, SUPER Advanced,
Yoga, Heart Rate Training and Spinal Xercize programs) - a value of over $20k
per year. As a franchise you benefit from our commitment to making your
instructors the best in the industry!
Offer your customers an elite workout on the strongest pilates machine -- the
Xercizer. Our patented Xercizer is built for all body types, from the
professional football player to the petite dancer.
"Leaving the corporate world to open your own business is a daunting task.
After fourteen years as a financial professional and management consultant, I
wanted to make that change. All the elements that make a solid investment are
part of the IM=X Pilates Studio opportunity - a proven business model,
operational know-how, market positioning, industry expertise, etc. I knew the
time was right. After evaluating IM=X Pilates against other options, the
decision to go with IM=X was easy to make."
Steven J. Smith, Owner
IM=X Pilates Studio, San Ramon, CA