BODYTEC launched the first ever EMS studio in the country, in Cape Town City Bowl in March 2011 and after opening a second company-owned studio in December 2011; the franchise concept was launched in 2012.
Currently, BODYTEC has 40 studios across the country.
BODYTEC offers time efficient (20 minutes a week) strength training using electro muscle stimulation (EMS). EMS allows for 90% of muscles to be activated simultaneously, with the contractions reaching a much higher intensity than those done voluntarily. These impulses are combined with traditional low-impact exercises for an intense full-body workout. The technology has been used for years in sports rehabilitation and professional sports. A qualified personal trainer coaches the 20-minute exercise session. BODYTEC (EMS) training saves time. All sessions are on appointment and clients don’t need to bring anything, making it ideal for the time-poor corporate, business owner or busy mom.
Having worked in the European soccer industry, Boris Leyck moved from Germany to South Africa in 2007 to work in the lead-up to the Soccer World Cup 2010.
Whilst on a business trip in Germany, early 2010, Boris experienced EMS training, which inspired by the innovative technology of Miha-Bodytec and changed his career path. Instead of moving to Brazil to prepare for the next World Cup, Boris made South Africa his home and launched the first ever EMS studio in the country, in Cape Town City Bowl in March 2011.
The aim was always to franchise the model and after opening a second company-owned studio in December 2011, the franchise concept was launched in 2012. Currently, BODYTEC has 40 studios across the country.
Are you a people person with an affinity for sports and fitness? Do you enjoy a hands-on approach to running your own business?
A BODYTEC franchise could be ideal for you as our business model involves minimal risk and maximum support for first-time franchise owners.
Even without prior fitness industry or business management experience, you will join the BODYTEC Academy for franchise partner training (2 weeks) which will equip you to successfully manage a BODYTEC outlet.
Bi-annual refreshment training days are compulsory for all BODYTEC franchise partners, new and existing staff.
The BODYTEC Academy also offers additional workshops franchise partners and staff can attend.