We are thrilled you are interested in opening a franchise.
We work very closely with our franchisees to set you up for success and to support you throughout your Alkalign journey. Please take a moment to review the following information and fill out this form to get the ball rolling. Truly knowing if we would make good partners is important so please be as specific in answering your questions as possible.
Alkalign is a lifestyle. Our mission is to help people be the best version of themselves that they want to be. We offer high quality fitness classes, nutrition coaching healthy grab-and-go food on site, and so much more. Our supportive community lifts each other up. Our connections extend beyond the studio walls. We are a team of individuals. A family of originals. We are looking to expand our family so we can extend the Alkalign mission and positively impact as many lives as possible.
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Erin Paruszewski is a life long fitness and health enthusiast. After working in investment banking and product development she was inspired to pursue a career that better aligned with her personal interests. Erin coupled her love of business with her passion for health to create an integrative and whole-person approach to life and Alkalign was born. Erin graduated from Georgetown University and has over a decade of experience teaching classes and owning studios. She and her amazing team are committed to evolving and inspiring all things Alkalign, including you!
I so clearly remember the day Kate called about opening a studio… precisely 5 mins after we announced the launch of Alkalign Studios in April 2015. At the time I was overwhelmed and had to wrap my brain around the idea of franchising but I knew if there was anyone I wanted to do it with, it was the Bibers. They are an amazing team and are incredibly dedicated to their family and community. Kate and Peter have already transformed lives and inspired those around them at Alkalign Irvine. I thank them both for taking the leap. It’s been incredible seeing them soar.” Erin, Alkalign Studios Founder
Act with intention to communicate clearly and live with presence and purpose.
Alignment is holistic and brings safety, strength and focus to all that you do.
Become dedicated to yourself and to others. Always make yourself, our clients, and our brand as strong as it can be.
Seek out joy and energy while creating it for others. Live your fullest life.
Challenges feed us and we are hungry learn. Forever grow, evolve, discover and adapt.
Our community is our family. Be warm, respectful, and collaborative.
Accountability lets us respect ourselves and those around us. Always be proud of what you do and say.
We nourish one another through encouragement and support and we can expect it from those around us.
We work very closely with our franchisees to set you up for success and to support you throughout your Alkalign journey. Please take a moment to review the following information and fill out the application.
• First, you’ll need to enter your contact info on our “open a studio” page.
• Next, a member of Alkalign’s Franchising team will reach out to you to schedule a phone call to talk about the process and answer any questions you might have.
• You will then complete our application.
• Following successful review of the application, you will provided with our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and additional promotional materials.
• We will review any questions you may have about the process or the FDD
• If we are mutually interested in moving forward, you will be invited to our corporate headquarters to take our classes, audition for us based on choreography provided to you by Alkalign, and to meet our Corporate Team.
• If we decide we are a good fit for each other, we will proceed toward a Franchise Agreement.
At Alkalign, we go beyond the barre to nourish the mind, body, and soul. We believe that balance is dynamic and that health is not defined by walking the tightrope of perfection. Alkalign will always be there to rebalance and re-center you. Alkalign believes that connection to our community empowers us to be our best selves and that together we are capable of anything we want to drive for. We encourage you to talk to other brands and see what they offer. We believe that our quality of instruction, our approach to health and wellness, and our small community that values all opinions and hears all feedback sets us apart.
Our corporate team is committed to supporting its franchisees every step of the way. You are never alone in this process. This extends beyond market evaluation, studio build-out, and training to ongoing coaching to help you manage your business and make it as successful as you want it to be. Our corporate team has enlisted best-in-breed branding and social media firms to help manage all communications, provide stunning branded retail for our franchisees to sell, and maintain an optimized website that directs potential clients to your studio.
Alkalign Corporate provides ongoing learning and development opportunities for its studio owners and their instructors and is committed to evolving our product offerings to keep the content fresh and forward-thinking in line with the fields of exercise and movement science.
This varies quite a bit based on the proposed market and the magnitude of the studio build-out. We estimate the start-up cost to be approximately $174K – $521K including the initial franchise fee, studio build-out, equipment and supplies, and training for the studio owner and their founding instructors. Refer to our FDD for specific cost break-down and estimates.
Each location is different. The most time-consuming steps are often site selection, lease negotiation, permitting, build-out and training. We anticipate it will take approximately 6 months from signing your lease to opening day at your location.
There are lots of ways to do that which include small business loans, lines of credit, finding private investors. Franchisees are responsible for funding their studio build-out and start-up.
Yes. Be aware that partnerships can be more complex and that Alkalign will expect to vet all partner candidates individually.
Yes. In fact, Alkalign considers that an advantage in many cases. We believe that many markets have room to grow in the barre fitness area. We also believe that our exceptional quality of instruction and our holistic approach to health and wellness sets us apart from competing brands.
We expect our studio owners to be 100% committed to the success of their studios. Owning a studio is not a typical 9-to-5 job, but it is a definitely full-time. The flexibility of the work has many benefits for our owners. Our research has found that studios perform best when the owners are actively present across varying class times and days.
Yes. Our classes are our product. Alkalign franchisees are owner-operated and we believe that our franchisees need to have a strong presence in their studios to connect with their communities and make their business as successful as possible.
No. While it is an advantage to have teaching experience, Alkalign provides its Franchisees with complete Owner-instructor Training. Alkalign studio owners are self-starters who have an entrepreneurial spirit and a can-do attitude. Experience in business administration, staff or office management, or fitness is strongly desired but not required.
Training for all owners and instructors is provided by Alkalign’s corporate staff and uses the benefits of modern technology to conduct much of it remotely. Our training tools are available online for self-study and will be reinforced in virtual workshops and video-based practical training. These principles will be practiced and cemented during a Training Immersion Weekend at our headquarters in Menlo Park and Los Altos, CA.
Each time I go to Alkalign I know without a doubt that I will feel better physically and mentally. Erin and her instructors are extremely knowledgeable about alignment and how to push and challenge me to take my workout to the next level. I can't imagine what I'd do without a positive influence like this, and I can't wait to see what's next at Alkalign!!- Cynthia N.
As a lifelong athlete, I was never one for exercise classes. That all changed when I met Erin. Now Alkalign is a staple of my week - it protects my body from injury and shapes it in a way that decades of running and biking never did. And it's not just the workout that makes Alkalign unique, Erin goes above and beyond when it comes to building a healthy and happy community.- Alicia S.
Alkalign is the best workout I've ever experienced in my 20 years of exercise. My husband says he knows when I've visited the studio because I'm smiling. I simply feel happy and connected to my body. I've tried other workout places in the area, but I always go back to Alkalign. It's my base, my rock, my go-to place to feel strong and satisfied inside and out.- Vija T
One of the many reasons I come to classes at Alkalign- love the variety of the workouts and the introduction of new materials with which to work (ie: yoga blocks, straps vs. bands) which are constantly challenging my body to do different things and to get stronger.- Betty W.
I came to Alkalign after the birth of my second child. At the time, I knew my core was very weak and I was having a lot of back pain. With continued practice and dedication to Alkalign classes, I could feel strength returning to my body. My back pain went away!- Cara B.
This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states in the United States regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your jurisdiction.