Rank no.482 – CKO Kickboxing – US
Products & Services: Kickboxing fitness classes
Number of Locations: 40
Total Investment: $115.73K – 303.6K
Began Franchising: 2007
About CKO Kickboxing
CKO Kickboxing founder Joseph Andreula first started offering kickboxing fitness classes in Hoboken, New Jersey, under the name Take It To The Max in 1997. He opened several more locations throughout New Jersey and New York before beginning to franchise in 2007. Each location offers classes in which members work out by punching and kicking a hanging heavy bag.
Total Investment: $115,737 – $303,597
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: Term of agreement not renewable
Net Worth: $105,000
Liquid Cash Available: $30,000
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #482 (2013), #360 (2012), #428 (2011),
Top New: #35 (2012), #48 (2011),
Muscle and Fitness Magazine rates Fitness Kickboxing as the number one fat burner, with over 1,200 calories burned during a one hour class! At CKO, you will be burning fat and toning up by punching and kicking a real, hanging heavy bag. The resistance from hitting a hanging heavy bag burns more calories and tones your muscles up faster than if you were just punching and kicking the air. We keep the punches and kicks basic to focus on the fitness aspect of the workout rather than the martial art itself. Since the class is for both beginners and advanced members, it is geared for each member to go at your own pace and build up your pace each class. Unlike the fitness kickboxing classes offered at other gyms where all you hit is air, CKO uses REAL HEAVY BAGS to give you REAL RESULTS.
CKO Kickboxing was originally formed in Hoboken, NJ as “Take It To The Max” in November, 1997 by Joseph Andreula. Joseph designed and created the intense workout, which was the first of its kind. CKO became so popular in Hoboken, that by 2004, nine additional locations opened throughout NJ and NY. In the summer of 2005, CKO opened the doors to its second Hoboken gym and today has 40 locations!
CKO has a massive army of devoted followers and has been recognized in countless national fitness magazines and television programs
such as NBC’s The Today Show.