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Cardio Barre


What was once Hollywood’s best kept secret has exploded into an international phenomenon and is now Hollywood’s hottest workout class. Cardio Barre offers a unique, high energy, no-impact exercise class that combines barre work and light weights with continual fat burning motion. With its emphasis on toning and resistance exercises for the butt, legs, torso and arms, Cardio Barre sculpts the muscles and elongates the appearance of clients’ bodies. Cardio Barre participants are known to lose up to 5 percent body fat in 8 weeks. Best of all, Cardio Barre is a fun class in a comfortable, personalized atmosphere that gets clients in shape.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$97,500 - $133,550
Franchise fee


Cardio Barre franchisees have the best of both worlds: they are independent and own their own business, but they are not alone. Rather, Cardio Barre franchisees join a team of dedicated and experienced business professionals seasoned in successful franchising. Cardio Barre franchising is a hands-on operation, so franchisees should live close enough to the studio to spend time at their business on a full-time basis. Also, the business is a social environment, so franchisees are sought who are confident, motivated and comfortable working with people.

Cardio Barre Franchise Opportunities – History

Cardio Barre was founded in 2001 by Richard Giorla, a dancer whose career was cut short due to a crushing hip injury. After years in the fitness industry, Giorla noticed many injuries caused by high-impact workouts, and saw the need for a high-energy workout that offers cardio but without heavy impact on the body. He created the Cardio Barre workout, a combination high energy but low impact, an exercise class unlike any other. Giorla opened his first Cardio Barre in Studio City, California and has increased to more than 20,000 clients. In 2007, he began franchising the concept.

Cardio Barre Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Cardio Barre Franchise


The franchise fee for Cardio Barre is $30,.000. The total investment to open and operate a Cardio Barre studio franchise ranges from $97,500 to $133,550. Five years after starting Cardio Barre, the company reported annual revenues nearing $500,000.

Cardio Barre Business Opportunities: Other Information

Cardio Barre’s clientele includes a slew of celebrities, including Amanda Bynes, Jenna Elfman, Dakota Fanning, Melissa Gilbert, Summer Glau, Lucy Lawless, Megan Hilty and many others.

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