Alkalign was named one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Franchises in 2019 and one of Entrepreneur Magazine‘s Top Franchises for 2018. People come to our studios for a workout but they come back for the way it makes them feel. Our proprietary method offers all of the rewards with none of the risk.
We work very closely with our franchisees to set you up for success and to support you throughout your Alkalign journey. We are committed to quality, both in the classes and programs we deliver and in the way we support our studio partners.
Please take a moment to review the following information and fill out this form to get the ball rolling.
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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 group fitness classes, nutrition coaching, and so much more. We are committed to helping our clients perform better, feel better, and live better in mind, body, and soul. We deliver really challenging, focused and effective workouts that build you up instead of break you down.
Our supportive community lifts each other up.
Our culture encourages connection to both self and others.
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 years of being a corporate ladder climber in investment banking and product development she was inspired to pursue a career where she could be her own boss and make a positive impact on her community. Erin coupled deep knowledge of business with her passion for health to create an integrative and whole-person approach to life. Plagued by injuries from competitive athletics and dance she sought out a way to stay healthy and fit while preserving her body and Alkalign was born.
Erin graduated from Georgetown University and has over a decade of experience as an instructor, business owner and certified nutrition coach. 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
Alkalign is changing the way way people think about fitness. We build you up instead of breaking you down. Our workout offers all of the reward of improving performance and reducing pain without the risk of wear and tear on your body.
In an Industry full of flashy fads and false promises, Alkalign prioritizes safety and sustainability. This results in industry-leading client and staff retention.
We combine online tools with 1:1 coaching from our Master Instructor team. We teach our team not just how to be better instructors, but to be better humans.
Alkalign classes are highly personalized and so is our franchisee support. Alkalign believes we are stronger together. Our franchisees are family, not "operators of units".
Sleek, stylish, and versatile space with minimal equipment cost and ongoing maintenance.
Our franchisees make a fulfilling impact on the people around them and are, in turn, fulfilled by that human connection.
• 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.
I love being part of a franchise that’s on the cutting edge of wellness. Alkalign, at the corporate level, is always working to evolve and be on top of fitness trends that are not only effective and popular but are meaningful when it comes to long-term health. Starting at the top, Alkalign believes in truly educating people about their bodies as a system of systems. Instructors go through a centralized training program to ensure that our messaging and delivery of classes and values is deeply rooted in science and offers our clients the most thoughtful, creative, and impactful practice on the market. As a fitness franchisee, I appreciate this emphasis on innovation and science. It truly sets us apart from other fitness brands.- Elise - Grand Rapids Studio Owner
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.
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