As the childhood obesity epidemic continues to rise, there is an increasing need for schools, community centers and health clubs to add fitness programs for children.
Leading the way is Terri Braun, founder of Kidokinetics, a 20-year teaching veteran and mother of three. Braun founded Kidokinetics in South Africa in 1994 and launched the business in 2000 in the United States out of her home in Weston to help fight child obesity and encourage more children to reach their fullest athletic potential.
Today, Braun is turning her attention to the local business community. Kidokinetics has announced it is seeking new franchisees to help convert over 40 existing South Florida corporate-owned contracts to franchises. This unique opportunity presents candidates interested in starting their own business in education and wellness with a proven business model and an established, reputable South Florida brand.
Of the 40 existing South Florida corporate-owned contracts, one is located in Cutler Bay, Assurant Child’s Place, and the other in Kendall, Baptist Hospital’s Early Learning Child Center.
“We developed Kidokinetics because I’m passionate about children’s health and recognized a need for fun fitness activities designed to meet the needs of today’s children,” Braun said. “The centers in Kendall and Cutler Bay have shown great progress and it’s time to transition our success to new franchise owners in the community.”
Baptist Health’s Early Learning Center and Assurant Child’s Place both currently serve more than 150 children.
“It’s rewarding to know that the children are learning about the benefits of fitness and nutrition at such a young age,” said Iris Gomez, director of Baptist Heath’s Early Learning Center. “The children love participating in all the activities we offer and parents are grateful that that we are instilling lifelong lesions about the importance of being healthy.”
Kidokinetics is best suited for self-starters who want to open a business in the education and wellness field, including parents who prefer to work from home instead of a standard office setting. The company offers a variety of tools and services to ensure the success of its franchisees, including training, marketing and ongoing operational support.
Currently, Kidokinetics’ classes are offered at more than 80 neighborhood schools, parks and learning centers across Florida. The programs offer more than 20 sports and fitness activities for children including football, hockey, tennis and soccer.
Entrepreneurs interested in exploring franchise opportunities in the children’s fitness industry should visit www.Kidokinetics.com or contact Terri Braun at 1-954-385-8511.