Franchise process

Lionheart Franchise Process

We are looking for some amazing, driven people who have a passion for helping kids, and a desire to run their own business. Join our team, and start a rewarding career you can be proud of! Make a great income, and be a child's hero!!!

The Lionheart franchise model provides all the necessary tools needed to start coaching Lionheart Fitness Kids classes and start making great additional revenue! From sports training to sales training to marketing support, client management and so much more! We’ve made the process as simple as possible to put you on the road to success!



We have spared no effort to make our franchise offer, easily the best opportunity on the market! We want to put young entrepreneurs in business for as little money possible, while giving them the greatest earning potential! We believe we have accomplished this, and then some! To make it easy for you, we have outlined the step by step process to become a Lionheart Franchisee. Check it out!

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    Go to the “Become A Franchisee” page and select the state you wish to operate your business in. If we are offering franchise opportunities in your state, you must then fill out a brief application to determine eligibility. You will be notified immediately if you qualify to proceed……and don’t worry we have made the approval criteria very simple. We want to give this opportunity to everyone! Start your new life today and take this first step!

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    If approved, you will be emailed a digital copy of the Lionheart Franchise Disclosure Document. (FDD) This is a very important legal document with pertinent information about the business opportunity Lionheart is offering. The FTC requires potential franchisees to wait 14 days before purchasing a franchise. Please read the FDD carefully. When you first receive our FDD you must e-sign the signature pages to confirm receipt of the document. Note: This is only to confirm that you have received the FDD, you are not entering into a franchise agreement at this time. We will send you a reminder email in 14 days when you are permitted to purchase your franchise.

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    Sign the FDD & Create an account: Once the 14 day review period has passed you will receive an email with a link to pay for your franchise. Once you have signed the agreement and completed your payment, you must immediately create your account. In most cases we will accept an electronically signed copy of the FDD, but depending on which state you live in, you may be required to print out, and mail us a signed copy of the document to the address provided. In either case you will be instructed as to which option must be followed.

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    Your New Lionheart profile: Congratulations! You are well on your way to becoming an LFK franchisee! Now that you have created your account, simply follow the step by step process we have laid out for you to follow. You are on your road to success! It doesn’t get any easier folks!

    1. Step 1. Take our prequalifying personality test: This test is used to determine your eligibility in becoming a Lionheart franchisee.
    2. Step 2. Upload your intro video: Record a two-minute video introducing yourself to us. We have provided some questions we would like you to answer on camera. Be yourself and show us your passion for helping kids!
    3. Step 3. Pass our background check: To qualify to be a Lionheart franchisee you must pass a national background check through our partners at verified volunteers. Screening can take up to 7-10 business days to process, so get started right away!
    4. Step 4. Await first phase approval: Once you have completed the above steps you will be notified within 10 days whether you qualify to be a Lionheart franchisee. If approved, you will be sent an approval message and your account will automatically be upgraded to level 2 status. Now you will be granted access to your LFK training courses and you can begin your training!
    5. Step 5. Start your Training! Don’t waste time! Start your coursework right away. The sooner you complete your training, the sooner you can start making money! Once you have completed your training there are only a few more steps to becoming a fully certified franchisee. These steps are:
      1. Purchase at least one sports equipment package that you will use to run your first class. On average, sports packages are only about $100 bucks each!
      2. Purchase your Coaching Liability Insurance through our partners at Philadelphia insurance.
      3. 5 Volunteer Classes: Now it’s time to put your training to the test. Franchisees are required to perform 5, 30 minute volunteer classes at a local childcare facility. This will help you master your craft as well as help you make great connections in your community that could possibly lead to future business…..not to mention you’ll be helping kids that may not be able to afford a sports class. Volunteer classes can be performed at: preschools, community centers, rec centers or any non’ profit youth organization such as The Boy’s & Girls Club or the YMCA. All of these organizations welcome qualified volunteers.
      4. Finally, Upload a Video of yourself performing a complete set of warm-ups, as well as two sports drills from your Coursework. These videos should be filmed while doing your volunteer hours.
    6. Step 6. Once all of these steps have been completed the system will automatically upgrade your account to full access! You are now a Lionheart Fitness Kids franchisee! Now you post classes, search our facilities database, reserve accounts and sooo much more! You now have complete access to the amazing Pridelink platform!! It will blow you away!
  • Note: If you reside in a “Deferred payment state” and have not paid your franchisee fee yet, you will be required to complete this payment immediately before becoming an LFK franchisee.


The Lionheart Fitness Kids 4 part training process is designed to completely prepare our franchisees to be successful. Our training program has by far the highest standards in the industry. To become an LFK Certified Coach applicants must study and pass examinations with a grade of least 80% or better in :


LFK Primary Education

Consisting of early childhood development basics, injury prevention, policies & procedures & much more.


Practical Sports Training

Consisting of all drills for Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Track & Field, Birthday Parties and Demos.


Business Success Training

Consisting of Class and client management, setting demos, starting a business entity, selling 101 & much more.


10 On-The-Job Training Hours

As the final stage of Training, Franchisees must complete 10 volunteer hrs at a local YMCA teaching the Lionheart curriculum.

Our rigorous standards and intensive training ensures our instructors are truly the best in the business. Our award-winning curriculum has been developed by experts in the field of nutrition, early childhood development, and physical education…..Our training is the cornerstone of our success.

Must pass a FBI background check

Background Screening Process

The background screening is provided through Verified Volunteers, one of the leading background check agencies in the country. Verified Volunteers follows the best practices in data security. All your personal information is kept private and safe.

Verified Volunteers allows you to share your background screening with multiple participating organizations, of your choice, as well as check your current status.

How long does it take? The background screening can take up to 7-10 business days to process. If the background screening is submitted on the weekend or during the holidays, the processing time will be delayed.

What are the background check factors that would result in an applicant being ineligible to receive a LFK Coach Certification? LFK will review and compare the results of your background check against our license qualifying criteria to deter mine your eligibility. If you do not meet licensing eligibility standards you will be notified through the contact infor mation you provided. LFK will receive monthly updates, which will ensure all coaches and administrators are in good standing throughout the duration of their license. At any point the coach or administrator is found to be ineligible, their license becomes invalid. The following is a list of automatic and potential disqualifying items:

Automatic Disqualifiers An individual will be ineligible for LFK Certification if a background search reveals that such individual has been convicted of, received a deferred sentence or adjudication for, or pled guilty or no contest at any time, or faces a pending charge,
for any of the following:

  • (a) Any felony
  • (b) Any misdemeanor Involving Violence against a person* Animal abuse

*NOTE: Period of ineligibility calculated based on offense disposition date.



The Initial Franchise Fee for your LFK franchise is $989.00 and is paid to LFK. Even though it is LFK’S intent for every Franchisee to complete the Pride Development Training, in the event you are unable or unwilling to complete training, LFK may terminate the Franchise Agreement. If LFK terminates the Franchise Agreement during your training, you will be refunded fifty percent (50%) of your Initial Franchise Fee.


As an option, you may elect to hire or sponsor an Associate Coach. An Associate Coach who is hired or sponsored by an LFK Franchisee must pay an Associate Fee of four-hundred forty-five dollars ($445.00), when applicable. If you elect to sponsor or hire your first Associate Coach, within one-hundred twenty (120) days of the Effective Date of your Agreement, LFK will not charge you the Associate Coach Fee or the Certification Training Fee for your first Associate Coach.


LFK wants to also reward our Franchisee partners for assisting in our growth. Under our Pride Performance Referral Program, we will pay you $200.00 for referring each approved new franchise candidate(s). The new franchise candidate(s) must complete and pass an FBI background check and the Pride Development Training Program. A new Franchise Agreement must be executed and the then current Franchise Fee paid prior to the Initial Franchise Fee reimbursement being issued. LFK reserves the right to discontinue the referral program at any time.