An advantage to joining an established franchise like Stretch-n-Grow is ongoing support. With our network of over 200 owners and our Executive Team behind you, you are never alone. There is always someone who has been in your situation, can relate to what you’re experiencing, and is willing to share their suggestions with you.
In addition to the emotional support that the Stretch-n-Grow franchise network provides, here is a breakdown of the professional support you can count on from the very beginning:
Your journey as a Stretch-n-Grow Affiliate starts with an ntensive training session…and that’s only the beginning. We provide you with everything you need to access on-going support and to encourage your long-term success in our network! Our training is designed to prepare you to begin the marketing process immediately and start your first classes. You will learn every aspect of how to be successful in Stretch-n-Grow! Airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations and some meals for one person are included in the cost of the franchise.
You will receive comprehensive administrative, educational and marketing materials; DVDs of exercises and routines; as well as program ideas, motivation and continuing education; a merchandise and apparel package; and on-going operational support. Stretch-n-Grow provides you with both experienced people and technology to help you continually improve your business.
Youth Fitness Certification Instruction
You will become a Certified Youth Fitness Professional through our comprehensive exploration of fitness practices for young children. This opportunity is available for ALL Affiliates and their employees. This certification gives immediate credibility!
Affiliates Only Area (AOA)
Once you become a Stretch-n-Grow owner, you’ll receive access to the AOA, a password restricted area for our Affiliates. Through this part of our site, we share new class and marketing ideas that our Affiliates have contributed. You’ll be able to post your reports electronically, start the process to set up your SNG web page, and shop in our on-line store.
Our Facebook Group for Affiliates is where Affiliates can communicate with each other in real time! They share ideas, information, lesson plans, accounting tips, and every other aspect of running a Stretch-n-Grow business. It's also a great place to get encouragement!
Our Bulletin Board, located in the Affiliate Only Area of our website, provides an archive of the communications between Affiliates before the introduction of the Facebook Group. The BB archives are full of great ideas and suggestions that are easily searchable.
Toll Free Help Line
Our Affiliates have unlimited access to the company resources through this toll free line. In addition, we provide fast responses to e-mailed requests. Our goal is to answer all inquiries within 24 hours!
Owner’s Guide to Employing Coaches
Our manual for those interested in the expansion of their business by hiring part time instructors. Some Affiliates have reached a high degree of success by expanding their staff and adding more clients. Additional training is available through Coach Camp when you reach the decision to hire coaches.
Coach Camp is an optional workshop and training program that is available to all franchisees several times a year. Held in Dallas, Texas, this all day workshop is a great refresher for the independent SNG owner or for the owner who wants a sound training program as additional instructors are added to their team! Highlights include new class ideas, classroom management and hiring and management tips. This program is designed to give the Stretch-n-Grow Coach a strong foundation for our program and excellent tools to be an effective instructor.
Affiliation Celebration is our International convention. Affiliates from across the globe come to share ideas, get support, get educated and get motivated to Stretch-n-Grow their businesses. The next one is in October 2017 to celebrate our 25thyear of business! Join Stretch-n-Grow today so you can be a part of this EPIC event!
Many areas have periodic regional meetings through which Affiliates share ideas and challenges specific to their markets. Affiliates are finding ways to improve cost effectiveness through bulk buying. Training and sharing instructors helps Affiliates manage time and cost better. Marketing efforts, especially through community events, can be coordinated for greater exposure. The biggest benefit, however, is the time spent with your peers!