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At The Firm ® Slimming and Health Clinics we specialise in Slimming Techniques, Thermal Cellulite treatments, Inch Loss and Muscle Toning. We have the most advanced programme to make those embarrassing lumps and bulges disappear from your thighs, hips and buttocks. Our friendly and experienced team will customise your treatment to help you achieve your own personal goals.

The Brand

The Firm Slimming & Health Clinic specialises in non-invasive slimming treatments. The Firm Slimming & Health Clinic was founded in 1994, in Durban, and has grown to 29 Franchise clinics, situated around South Africa.

The demand for weight loss worldwide has never been greater, and South Africa is no exception. This factor has driven the expansion of the Firm Slimming & Health clinic franchise.

The Firm has carved out a viable and unique market.

A few reasons why you should consider buying The Firm Slimming & Health Clinic® franchise:

• More than 24 years’ experience
• Repeat Business. Your clients visit you weekly, monthly, yearly.
• Full Training – regardless of your previous experience. We will train and equip you for success.

What ADVANTAGES does The Firm offer?

– The opportunity to be in business for yourself whilst having the support of a successful professional organisation focused on your success.
– An outstanding investment opportunity.
– The opportunity to be part of a growing company and industry.
– The Firm is a Full FASA Member.
– An excellent training programme, initial and on-going support system.
– Strong company leadership and experienced professionals.
– A proven safe and most effective weight loss and maintenance programme.
– The opportunity to be part of the solution to an increasing and dangerous problem in our society, namely obesity.
– The opportunity to work in a well respected environment of healthcare professionals and business executives.
– The opportunity to enjoy the emotional reward of helping people and in turn gaining the financial compensation for your dedication and commitment.


At THE FIRM SLIMMING AND HEALTH CLINICS we are focused on a long-term weight management programme. Our goal is to provide our clients with the support needed to achieve and maintain their weight loss, as well as experiencing a vast range of improved health benefits.

Since 1994 The Firm’s vision has been to empower people through a highly effective weight loss programme to succeed at weight loss and maintain a desired weight. Our weight loss programme is superior in quality and effectiveness, and our clinics are professionally and skilfully run. The personalised and excellent service we provide in our clinics has no comparison in the industry and we are recognised for delivering on our promises.

The Firm’s EMS machines provide precise, controlled and concentrated exercise for muscles which have lost their natural elasticity. In just a few sessions there will be remarkable centimetre loss and tightening making this an ideal treatment for body shaping and weight loss. Our EMS machines, used in conjunction with our unique Infra-Red Treatment, which effectively reduces Cellulite and will provide a gentle lymph drainage massage flushing out toxins and reducing excess fluids. It’s also therapeutic for weak backs, painful joints and bad posture.

At The Firm we offer a variety of different eating plans that have been designed to suit the different needs of our clients. Our diets are drawn up by a registered nutritionist and are one of the most balanced programmes on the market.

We have taken all the hard work out of in a diet plan to lose weight. Our eating plans involve NO weighing of your food, and all the foods can be found at your local grocery store.

To set yourself up for success & weight loss at The Firm, think about planning and starting a healthy diet as a number of small, manageable steps rather than one big drastic change to lose weight. If you approach the changes gradually and with commitment, you will start to see the results at the scale sooner than you think.

Over 10 000 clients have achieved exceptional success and many have experienced lasting results from the treatments. The Firm ® slimming system remains without equal, by providing more than just a weight loss programme.

It is a complete programme, involving scientific figure control that gives positive and lasting results. Not only overweight people benefit from the treatments, but people who are unable to do exercise for medical reasons or who have a busy schedule, will also benefit from the highly advanced slimming treatments.


The Firm Slimming & Health Clinic business model provides a complete system, including guidance and assistance, on all matters relating to successfully operating a slimming clinic.

The Firm Head Office provides each franchisee with support and guidance from the outset, in the following areas:

Site Selection:

We will assist you in identifying the most suitable location and guide you through the terms and conditions of the lease. The lease will then be secured by the Franchisee.

Development of Site:

The Franchisor provides a complete turnkey operation, from design and development, to fixtures and fittings of the site.

Opening of the Site:

Our operations team will provide you with full assistance in the opening of your franchise and will provide on-going support and assistance thereafter.


The most important factor within The Firm is ensuring maintenance of standards throughout the group and monitoring each individual clinic where personalised service, quality and presentation is considered to be all important. The Firm franchise must be owner operated.

Franchisees will be provided with a comprehensive Operations Manual for easy reference.

We provide the initial training to all our new Franchisees as well as their staff and thereafter, offer continuous assistance and support. The initial training is conducted over a period of two weeks.

Our Franchisees are the success of The Firm and as such we offer them the very best in support from the sales, training, technical and marketing wings of the company.

Acquiring The Firm Slimming & Health Clinic franchise is an exciting opportunity for business oriented individuals and health operators. It is also intended for growth minded business people, investors and multi-business diversified entrepreneurs.
A background or understanding of business, operations, sales or marketing is preferred.

No experience in healthcare is required; however a positive client service attitude with genuine concern for your clients’ success is mandatory.
Sufficient financial resources for the start-up and working capital for operations and advertising are also required.

We are searching for individuals that want to own a business in a stimulating professional environment by helping people feel good about themselves.

The Firm Slimming & Health Clinic can provide you with a unique business opportunity, which allows you time to enjoy a greater quality of life along with the potential to reach your financial goals.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

The Firm Franchisee profile:

– Self-motivated
– Works to systems, policies and procedures
– Honest
– Follows rules and regulations
– Efficient
– Is able to work in groups
– Enthusiastic
– Interacts well with people
– A high level of professionalism


When It All Began


Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Doug Tregaskis

Head Office


No. of Outlets


Available Opportunities

Country- wide and International.

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 500 000

Initial franchise fee

On application

Initial Working Capital

R 60 000

Minimum owners contribution

On application
Franchise Terms

Management services fee

R 3 000 per month excluding VAT

Marketing fee

R 600 per month excluding VAT

Initial agreement term

5 Years

Renewal term

10 Years
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