Kika Stretch Studio Opening In Short Hills
Fifth location joins Westfield, Montclair, Morristown and New York City; Opened Youngest female franchisor in the U.S. franchisor in the U.S.
October 12, 2018 // Franchising.com // Short Hills, NJ - Kika Stretch Studios is proud to announce the opening of their fifth franchise location in Short Hills, New Jersey. The studio is home for The Kika Method, which a form of passive stretching in which an external force exerts upon the limb to move it into the new position.
“The benefits of The Kika Method are mental clarity, improved posture, decreased stress, enhanced performance, improved flexibility, and much more,” says Owner, HaKika Wise. ?“With Kika Stretch Studios, our stretch coaches are thoroughly trained in our own original techniques of unlocking flexibility.”
To date: Wise is the youngest female entrepreneur to become a franchisor in the U.S. and the millennial business owner was also named one of the top female entrepreneurs of 2018 by Huffington Post.
?“With the opening of this fifth location, I am thrilled that my dream for so many years has come to fruition and I have the opportunity to share The Kika Method and Kika Stretch Studios with businesses nationally," she adds.
?Launching seven years ago, Kika Stretch Studios currently has locations in Montclair, Westfield, Morristown and New York City. Through years of experience as a dancer (she has a Bachelor of Science and Arts degree in dance from Montclair State University), Wise set out create a method of stretching the bodies of other people, to improve flexibility and lessen anxiety.
In 2011, HaKika DuBose used her $500 tax return to start a business unlike any other: stretching. For $350, she rented a shared space in a gym to take clients, and for $150, she printed up marketing materials to get the word out. Without the funds to hire help, she stood solo on the main street in Montclair handing out fliers and offering one free stretching session to everyone she spoke with.
The new studio is located on the second floor at 38 Chatham Road.
Kika brings a new and exciting experience to a customer and franchise buyer, with a boutique stretching facility that was created for people who are looking to achieve mental clarity, move with ease, reduce stress, improve flexibility, or release tension. Starting in 2011, Kika established policies and procedures that implemented best practices, while expanding to more locations. Through franchising, the company plans to expand regionally and then nationally.
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