Franchising & Affiliation

In May 2010, Malikah and Salil Maniktahla launched the original Urban Evolution in an old warehouse in Alexandria, Virginia. UE isn’t just a fun way to learn and exercise, it’s a great place to work, too.

Tired of cubicle life? Want to run your own parkour gym instead? Contact us!

Our franchise system is set up to help your business thrive as quickly as possible. We offer guidance across all stages of the process; from site selection, to licensing and permitting, to opening day and beyond.


Franchise Opportunities & Support
Urban Evolution offers qualified individuals the opportunity to operate a single franchised parkour gym and fitness facility. We do not offer multi-unit franchise opportunities to initial applicants or applicants without franchise operations experience.


UE provides ongoing support in areas such as accounting, marketing, and information technology. In addition, our field staff is available to consult both remotely and in-person with franchised Operators and offer resources, guidance, and encouragement.


Marketing & Advertising
The Urban Evolution home office develops all national advertising and point of purchase materials to be used by franchise Operators. Operators are responsible for developing their businesses locally through in-store, community-based promotions and activities of their choosing.


UE provides approved marketing materials which are available for purchase by Operators. UE also offers marketing support through its corporate staff, and can help coordinate events to help new businesses build interest in their local markets.


Choosing a Location
UE helps franchisees select gym locations based on specifically targeted markets. The franchisee can sign a lease with a landlord, or purchase property to open a gym. As another option, UE can procure property and then lease the property to franchisees at a favorable rate.


Take the Next Step
If you’re an individual with a net worth of at least $200,000, and you have a driving desire to operate your very own parkour gym, fill out our Franchising Expression of Interest form!