FitKids has been named Best Emerging Franchise in the 2012 Ulster Bank Irish Franchise Association Awards.

A spokesperson for FitKids said: “We at FitKids have seen phenomenal growth since we launched our franchise system 18 months ago. We have currently grown our franchise network to 20 franchise owners nationwide and are currently looking for more suitable individuals to join us. We have created 20 new businesses during these tough economic times while also tackling the huge childhood obesity problems. We are looking to expand with a further 25 franchises nationwide in 2012.

“We have recently become clients of Enterprise Ireland who have recongised our success in job creation, expansion, and together with the creation of a unique franchise owner IT support platform, Enterprise Ireland are assisting us and providing funding for our plans to expand our franchise model into international markets.

“FitKids is a vibrant dynamic company that provides a selection of fun educational fitness programmes from two to 12 years old, each offering excellent potential revenue streams.

“We are presently looking for suitable Business Agents, individuals who are fitness orientated, self-motivated and business minded to run their own business and work their own classes, camps and parties in an exclusive territory.

“FitKids is an Irish company, established in 2003, our unique programmes are the result of years of development and we are in the position of being able to offer specialised fun fitness class programmes unrivalled by any other organisation in Ireland.”

Franchise owners have the opportunity to own an exclusive territory, hire instructors and build a business with excellent earning potential. The FitKids business system is similar to a franchise system except it allows for FitKids and its franchise owners to have a centralised online payment system and most importantly no initial large lump sum investment, just the training fee.