Chief Operating Officer - Franchise

Posted 5.17.24
Fort Worth, TX

JOB SUMMARY: BODYBAR Pilates is a rapidly growing boutique fitness franchise concept headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. We are searching for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who has strong leadership skills and the ability to approach BODYBAR’s growth from a strategic and creative point of view. The COO will report to the President and will lead our Operations team which includes; Franchisee Training & Onboarding, Studio Performance, and Marketing. The ideal candidate has extensive experience and proven success within the boutique fitness industry at the executive level, preferably in the Pilates sphere. With a high proficiency in industry best practices, trends and the boutique fitness market, the COO will be poised to lead the HQ team to be effective high performers.


  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Holidays and Sick Days
  • BODYBAR apparel discounts
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Complimentary BODYBAR Pilates Classes
  • Employer paid Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Bonuses based on performance
  • Equity Options – Terms to be determined after 1st year’s performance



Business Strategy

  • Work with the stakeholders to set and drive the organizational vision and mission, objectives, strategy, and hiring needs
  • Provide timely, accurate and complete reports to the Board on the operating condition of the system
  • Measure and analyze current system revenue streams, and vendor relationships to optimize franchise growth, revenue, and ROI for shareholders
  • Asses and implement improved processes and new technologies, and collaborating with relevant departments
  • Build and maintain relationships with other professionals and organizations in the boutique fitness and franchising industry
  • Work with the CEO and necessary stakeholders to compile the annual operating budget then evaluate costs to plan
  • Translate strategy into actionable steps for growth, implementing organization-wide goal setting, performance management, and annual operations planning
  • Manage capital investments and expenses aggressively to ensure that the company achieves investor targets for growth and profitability
  • Perform other related duties to benefit the mission of the organization.


  • Foster a success-oriented, accountable, and supportive work environment so that team members thrive
  • Strategically manage and organize employees and departments to ensure efficiency
  • Monitor system and team performance by implementing and analyzing various KPIs then empowering department heads to make needed changes
  • Oversee marketing initiatives and ensure synergy with the BODYBAR brand, member base and growth strategies
  • Work with Human Resources to implement initiatives and incentives to optimize team performance
  • Complete timely employee performance reviews and coaching for direct reports.
  • Approve employee bonuses, incentive plans, and salary increases in accordance with pay policies and individual employee contracts
  • Develop and implement succession plans for all subordinate roles


  • Ensure the company’s compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and standards.
  • Assist in annual financial audit process and the preparation of the FDD
  • Ensure Franchisees are operating in compliance with their Franchise and/or Area Development Agreement(s) as they may be party to and take appropriate action when necessary


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field, Master’s Preferred
  • 10 or more years of senior management experience in the boutique fitness industry
  • 5 or more years of experience in executive leadership roles for a franchise
  • In-depth understanding of the industry including risk management and compliance
  • Thorough understanding of budgeting, P&L statements, cash flow, and capital management
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills
  • Solid grasp of data analytics and performance metrics
  • Ability to motivate, organize, and respond to employees of many different areas of expertise
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing environments and forecast opportunities
  • Strong negotiator and proven strategic thinker
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as an independent contributor and as part of a team
  • Proven track record of outstanding performance in a previous complex enterprise

Note: Applicants must be local to the Dallas-Fort Worth Area or be willing to relocate.

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