December 12, 2008 // Franchising.com // HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – Pete Piranio, franchise owner of three Wisconsin Fitness Together personal training studios, was named recipient of the Annual Achievement Award for the national chain.
"Pete runs three outstanding Fitness Together studios and serves as a role model for the entire network," said Jeff Jervik, CEO and president of Fitness Together Holdings, Inc. "His leadership as area director for Minnesota and Connecticut as well as in his own studios made him a great choice for this year's top honor given out by the company."
The Annual Achievement Award honors the Fitness Together franchisee or employee who made the greatest contribution related to the success of the organization during the past year.
Piranio was instrumental in the creation of the Fitness Together Higher Learning program that provides franchise owners additional training, support and education to promote their studio's success.
Piranio owns Fitness Together studios in Brookfield, Wauwatosa and Delafield, Wisconsin and has been with the franchise network since 2001.
Based in Highlands Ranch, Colo., Fitness Together Holdings, Inc., is the world's largest wellness organization. The parent company oversees Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, a one-on-one personal training fitness franchisor established in 1996, and elements therapeutic massage, inc., www.touchofelements.com, a massage therapy franchisor that began franchising in 2006. Today, the combined franchise network includes more than 700 franchises across the United States, Costa Rica, Israel, Ireland, and Canada.