June 29, 2010 // Franchising.com // HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, the national one-on-one personal training giant, is launching an expansion campaign designed to add 30 more fitness studios throughout Illinois, with a dozen targeted for the second half of 2010.
The expansion addresses the rising demand for one of the fastest-growing franchises in the $14 billion health and fitness industry as more than 55 percent of the U.S. population is considered overweight.
Fitness Together has 14 studios in Illinois and, based on their success, believes the area is ready for more. Through its unique approach to fitness and nutrition, Fitness Together offers one-on-one sessions customized for each client's goals with the guidance of a personal trainer in a private workout suite. And the company is rapidly adding to its network of 357 locations.
"Even in a slow economy, the fitness and wellness industry has maintained steady growth," says Bob Haimes, executive vice president and chief growth officer for Fitness Together. "As the general public becomes more health conscious and the aging population places a greater value on staying active, demand for personal trainers is growing and our Fitness Together franchise owners are filling a unique niche in their communities. We plan to add 30 more locations in greater Chicago and throughout Illinois to answer the call."
Honored as one of Dun & Bradstreet's "AllBusiness Franchise AllStars" for 2010, Fitness Together is raising the bar for the industry and will host a "Making Your Future Fit" franchise event for a select audience in Chicago.
WHO: Corporate evacuees, fitness enthusiasts and entrepreneurs interested in opening and operating a Fitness Together franchise in Illinois.
WHAT: Fitness Together's "Making Your Future Fit" 2010 Franchise Event
WHEN: Thursday, July 22, 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Doubletree Hotel & Embassy Suites O'Hare/Rosemont
5460 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
REGISTER: For registration information, visit http://corp.fitnesstogether.com/event/
or call 877-663-0880 ext 25.
Based in Highlands Ranch, Colo., Fitness Together Holdings, Inc., is one of the world's largest wellness organizations. The parent company oversees Fitness Together Franchise Corporation a one-on-one personal training fitness franchisor established in 1983 that began franchising in 1996. In 2010, Fitness Together launched Nutrition Together, a nutrition and weight loss counseling program for their clients. Fitness Together Franchise Corporations also oversees Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc. a massage therapy franchisor that began franchising in 2006. Today, the combined franchise network has hundreds of franchises sold across the United States, Costa Rica, Brazil, Israel, Ireland, a