Start the Bar Method Franchise

Start the Bar Method Franchise

Join our elite group of entrepreneurs with diverse professional backgrounds!

Join our … family

Our team of studio owners is an elite group of entrepreneurs from diverse professional backgrounds including lawyers, nurses, mothers, teachers, financial analysts, and others. Every entrepreneur has joined our community to pursue their passion, run their own business and achieve flexibility and work-life balance.

All of them are leaders in their community and pride themselves on making a positive contribution to the lives of their customers, educators and employees. Our owners are a close community of colleagues and close friends who learn from and support one another.

Why the bar method?

Do what you love

Take your love for Barre to the next level and turn your passion into your career.


Join our family of entrepreneurs and use the freedom, flexibility and power to run your own business.


Change the lives of others in your community and inspire them to find strength and grace, both within and without.

Truly running a business for myself and being my own boss really wasn’t something I expected in my life and now that I have it it’s hard to imagine my life any other way. – McKenzie Howarth | Boston MA

Run a proven business

Bar Method studio owners have the advantage of running their own business while using a model with a proven track record. Franchisees benefit from the halo of this trusted and long-standing brand and its large presence in the US and Canada.

The Bar Method business model offers multiple sources of income including single classes, recurring memberships, retail apparel and accessories. Many studio owners open successful second and third locations.


Method Studios Bar is warm, welcoming, and an oasis in the community.

Studios typically include an inviting reception area with retail displays, a lounge area where students and staff can meet before and after class, one or two spacious classrooms with special floors for exercises that are safe and effective, and lockers and Changing rooms, often filled with free towels and beauty products.

Some studios have showers and a separate play room for child care. Studio sizes range from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet and are typically located in high-traffic areas in both cities and suburban neighborhoods.

Support from headquarters

We strive to continuously support our owners to ensure success from day one and beyond.

We guide you through the expansion process, including site selection, lease negotiation, construction, interior design, marketing and public relations. Owners and trainers are personally trained to develop and improve their teaching skills.

After the studio opens, we hold regular telephone conferences, distribute frequent class notes and offer additional coaching through on-site visits. All owners are invited to attend the annual Bar Method conference, where owners meet with the head office team to share, network, support and inspire one another.

Best-in-class training

Teacher training is one of our key differentiators in boutique fitness.

Our program includes initial training, retraining, ongoing evaluations and workshops to continuously improve teaching skills. It starts with three days of initial training in Woodbury, MN, followed by 3-6 months of follow-up training at your home with the assistance of an assigned trainer.

Studio owners mentor their own instructors and are instrumental in creating a close-knit family of dedicated Bar Method instructors across the country.

Take the first step!

Would you like to learn more about how to become a studio owner? We’d love to hear from you.

Please submit our short inquiry form to connect and learn more about us!

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