July 20, 2010 // Franchising.com // HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – Working by day as an auto insurance sales agent and by night as a personal trainer at a local gym would be enough to keep most people busy. But for Betty Scarimbolo, of Melrose, Illinois, something was missing.
A graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in business management, Betty was determined to find a new career. Growing up a competitive swimmer, she was always the most enthusiastic about her life when fitness was front and center. "I've been passionate about athletics my entire life, and have competed in and judged fitness and bodybuilding contests," said Scarimbolo. "So when I decided to look into a new career, owning a fitness studio seemed like a natural step."
What wasn't so natural was finding the right fitness franchisor. After an exhaustive search into several fitness concepts, Betty fell in love with the personal, one-on-one training offered through Fitness Together, a national personal training studio. "I immediately liked the way the studio was set up, and the support offered through the corporate office. But what really got me was the one-on-one training approach," said Scarimbolo. "When I was a personal trainer, that's how I liked to work, one-on-one with my clients, it really helps keep them accountable."
In November of 2005 Scarimbolo opened her Fitness Together studio at 1001 E. Ogden Avenue in Naperville, Illinois, and in 2009 the National Fitness Hall of Fame and Museum named her the 2009 Rising Star Award recipient.
Now, based on the success of her studio, and the 13 Fitness Together studios in Illinois, the company believes the area is ready for more. Fitness Together will host a "Making Your Future Fit" franchise event for a select audience in Chicago.Scarimbolo and other franchisees will be on hand to share their experiences and recommendations for the potential franchisees.
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 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 franchise 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, and Canada.
Fitness Together and Elements Therapeutic Massage are each actively selling franchises. If you are interested in changing your life and the lives of others, please visit http://corp.fitnesstogether.com/franchise/ and http://corp.touchofelements.com/franchise/ or call 877.663.0880 ext. 10 for more information about fitness franchise opportunities.