October 11, 2017 // Franchising.com // ANKENY, IOWA - Profile by Sanford, the nutrition and lifestyle coaching service developed by Sanford Health, is expanding in Iowa with a franchise location in Ankeny.
Scheduled to open in November at 1550 N. Ankeny Blvd., it’s Profile’s first location in Ankeny.
Travis Miller and Bison Capital are the franchise owners. They also own two stores in Omaha, Nebraska. The store will open Nov. 21.
“Profile by Sanford has been more than just a successful business,” Miller said. “It’s been a heartening experience to know that we’re part of a team helping others live healthier lives. We’ve seen it in Omaha, and we can’t wait to see it happen in Ankeny.”
Profile is headquartered in Sioux Falls and has stores in 14 states. Through its phone-based coaching service, Profile Anywhere, the company serves members in 49 states. Profile opened in 2012 and has helped members lose more than 1.26 million pounds.
The Profile program was designed using clinical research to provide individuals with a simple, effective and sustainable approach to healthy lifestyle change. An advisory board comprised of Sanford Health physicians and researchers oversee the continued development of Profile. Sanford Health is one of the largest health systems in the country.
“Ankeny is a great community and a great market for us,” said Nate Malloy, vice president of Profile. “Members are empowered to improve their overall health and well-being through an evidence-based, sustainable program.”
Profile by Sanford combines nutrition, activity and lifestyle coaching to encourage healthy weight loss and lasting behavior change. Certified Profile coaches help members create a personalized plan that includes nutritious Profile food and healthy grocery options. Profile offers a diverse line of food options, including pastas, soups, salad dressings and entrees. Each Profile member receives a Profile Smart Body Scale that provides wireless, real-time progress monitoring through web and mobile applications.
To learn more, visit profileplan.com or call 515-257-7050 in Ankeny and 515-393-6200 in Clive.
Profile by Sanford combines nutrition, activity and lifestyle coaching to help members lose weight and keep it off. Physicians and researchers at Sanford Health, one of the largest integrated health systems in the nation, designed Profile by Sanford to take the guesswork out of healthy lifestyle change. The program’s results-oriented approach has allowed Profile by Sanford to open more than 30 locations in less than five years. The company was named an Entrepreneur Magazine Top New Franchise in 2017. Profile currently has more than 60 new locations in development. For more information, visit profileplan.com.
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is one of the largest health systems in the nation with 45 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics in nine states and four countries. Sanford Health’s 28,000 employees, including more than 1,300 physicians, make it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children's clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. For more information, visit sanfordhealth.org.
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