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What it’s Like Owning a Kids’ Franchise Business

Tumbles Owner Stories

Choosing the right franchise​ for you is a big decision. Tumbles owners come from all walks of life, but they all have one thing in common: a passion for shaping the minds and bodies of the future as part of a growing kids’ gym and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) franchise. Hear what our owners have to say about opening a Tumbles franchise and building a business that allows them to make a difference in their community while supporting their personal and financial goals.

Nancy Sheth & Vini Pandey | Glen Rock, New Jersey

“After exploring several kids-related franchises, we felt a strong connection with the Tumbles brand, their customer-centric approach and the energy we felt from the moment we walked in. Most importantly, the company’s mission aligned with our own personal philosophy of keeping kids engaged through physical and mental fitness. The Tumbles team was very supportive in all aspects of starting our franchise business—from helping us pick the right location to guiding us through vendor selections, costing and negotiations. Tumbles has built a solid network for owners to collaborate and share ideas, while assisting with training, marketing and hiring as we continue to grow our business. As Tumbles owners, we get to be creative, enrich our local community, be part of children’s early milestones and build strong relationships with families.”

Derek W. Hargis & Maria Camino Villanueva-Mateo | Round Rock, Texas

“From the first conversations with the Tumbles team to the day we opened the doors of our business, the relationship among all involved could not have been better. They presented the business in a clear and transparent manner, discussed options for financing, recommended commercial real estate companies, helped us select an appropriate site, assisted us at each step of the buildout process, and offered initial marketing and hiring support. We truly cannot imagine a more supportive effort to get this business up and running. Since opening the doors to our business, operational support from Tumbles has continued. The team is readily available to answer questions and offer assistance, the company provides full IT support and they’ve made it easy to collaborate with other franchisees about marketing and common business efforts. We absolutely know that Tumbles has our interests at heart and fully supports us for our common benefit.”

Brody & Katie Thompson | Baton Rouge, Louisiana

“When visiting friends out of state who had young children like us, we went to an indoor play space and decided that our community was in desperate need of something similar.  We wanted an indoor option for kids that was both climate-controlled and safe. In our search, we considered other franchises as well as just starting one on our own. Nothing felt right. We knew we didn’t want a big arcade or any place where kids would be glued to screens, but we also knew it needed to be profitable. When we came across Tumbles, we loved that Tumbles offers weekly classes and seasonal camps for both gym and STEAM classes. The idea of a place where kids can grow both physically AND mentally was just what we wanted, even before we knew that’s what we wanted. We’re excited to see where our Tumbles future takes us.”

Prashanth Chintanapalli & Vivek Shah | Johns Creek, Georgia

Being parents of young children, we knew how valuable Tumbles gym and STEAM programs could be to the other young families in our community and were immediately on-board with the concept. As first-time franchisees, what we didn’t know was how invaluable the Tumbles team’s knowledge, support and assistance would be in getting our doors opened and our first classes started. They helped us with the construction of our site, marketing and initial hiring of our staff. They have been there to answer our questions every step of the way, along with the rest of the community of fantastic operators. Collaboration has been easy with Tumbles support and infrastructure. We are excited to be part of the Tumbles community as they expand to more new locations!