The vision behind Tumbles
Manish has always had an illustrious entrepreneurial career and has owned a variety of profitable kid-focused businesses, including multiple tutoring centers, kids’ gym, and children’s STEM education program before coming up with Tumbles. He has a B.S. degree in Finance from Rutgers University and comes with vast experience of 15 years in franchise sales, operations, marketing, price negotiation, and accounting. While the businesses were successful, Manish had to manage three separate companies – each with their own brand, location, operating cost, and staff. Manish started to think of ways to streamline his efforts with a franchise business that would combine several programs for kids all under one roof – and the idea for Tumbles was born. Having multiple programs in one location meant the entire space would be used – and making money – morning, noon, and night, seven days a week. In addition, it would offer convenience to busy families by providing fun programs for multiple kids all in one place. Best of all, Tumbles would only have to market to a family once, which would keep expenses low and revenue high. While building a profitable franchise business that maximized operational efficiencies was important to Manish, he also wanted to create something that made a difference in children’s lives. With a family history of diabetes and high blood pressure, Manish understands the importance of developing healthy habits that could help prevent these ailments later in life. He knew that along with physical fitness, the kids also need a robust belief system that would enable them to go out and face the real world with passion, confidence, and conviction. “The future belongs to the ones who explore it and question it and not the ones who are afraid of it,” affirms Manish.
As a CEO, Manish believes in thinking big and wants every member of his team to think like a leader and not an employee. A strong leader himself, he has instilled a culture of leadership and oneness and wants everyone to be dedicated to Tumbles’ mission, fun, and family. With a childlike heart, Manish loves to play with kids and actively participates with his team in grooming the kids. When he isn’t busy working, you will find him unwinding himself by playing tennis, watching movies, or traveling the globe with his wife and twin boys.
Making a meaningful difference
As nearly 1 in 5 children and adolescents worldwide are overweight or obese the epidemic is gaining momentum speedily across the world. To offer a solution to the people affected and bring a meaningful change in their lives, there is no better opportunity than Tumbles. With a fun curriculum based on developmental milestones, Tumbles lets you become a part of this booming dynamic industry.
Training and support are the heart of every franchise business. With a collective experience of more than 60 years in business, franchise, and education, Tumbles has developed best practices and tools to guide its franchise towards exceptional success. Once someone becomes a franchisee, they receive access to up to two weeks of training at a U.S. Tumbles location (approximately eight weeks before the grand opening) followed by two to three days of training at their franchise location to help them make a smooth and steady take off. Beyond the initial training, the franchisee gains access to a whole suite of top-class tools. These tools include hundreds of online training videos, a secure cloud-based file sharing library, a productivity suite, and a robust communication system that allows franchisees to chat and collaborate with other franchisees, groups, and members of the corporate team instantly.
Becoming a Tumbles franchisee indeed is a privilege and has advantages of its own. However, to qualify as a franchisee successfully, one needs to fulfill certain criteria. The potential franchisee needs to possess strong business experience and a desire to build a profitable franchise business. Along with an entrepreneurial mindset, he or she must have the skill to effectively communicate with customers and staff. They should possess experience in hiring, managing, and motivating their team members with strong sales and marketing skills. Most importantly, they need to have a passion for helping kids achieve health and wellness. “While we do not require a franchisee to be an operator, we do need to see that they or their staff is upholding our mission and brand standards – a commitment to safety, maintaining a scrupulously clean facility, fostering self-esteem through positive reinforcement, and creating a warm, inviting, and fun environment,” adds Manish.
As a brand, Tumbles needs no introduction. Within just 5 years of its launch, it has established itself as a key player in the kid’s fitness vertical and is growing rapidly. Having paved its own way to success, Tumbles looks towards a future of further growth. “Our goal is to further the evolution of kids fitness and STEAM education programs by making them better and more accessible to all. It is imperative that parents see our service as a need for the health of their kids, rather than a want. As such, we are working with healthcare and technology companies to enhance our current curricula and develop medically-validated programming or evidenced-based curriculum,” says Manish.