Highlands Ranch, Colo. (April X, 2017) – Jeff Jervik, chairman and CEO of WellBiz Brands, Inc. – the manager of health and wellness brands Elements Massage®, Fitness Together® and FIT36® - has announced the appointment of Jeremy Morgan as chief executive officer of the Elements Massage brand, and Trever Ackerman as chief marketing officer, leading the marketing efforts for all three franchise brands. With nearly 400 combined U.S. locations across the three brands and an aggressive, strategic growth plan, Morgan and Ackerman will be instrumental in taking WellBiz Brands, Inc. (WellBiz Brands) to the next level.
Elements Massage® (Elements) had another year of double digit growth with revenues up 21 percent in 2016. The Elements franchise system added 21 new studios and is projecting an additional 30 studio openings this year. Driving that growth is Elements’ commitment to providing the most personalized and customized therapeutic massage in the industry and it is the cornerstone of the brand’s marketing efforts in 2017. The Elements brand is being revitalized with a new look and theme called “Welcome to Youtopia.”
FIT36® franchise owner Lisa Petersen knows firsthand about the support provided by FIT36®. For more than eight years, Lisa Petersen has owned two franchise locations with another brand supported by the FIT36® management team: Fitness Together®. In Lisa’s words, “I’ve been in the organization since 2008; if the support weren’t great, I wouldn’t have purchased a second and third franchise!”
Why Franchising and Why Elements Massage™?
Carly’s husband owned his own business for many years and later became a franchise owner. Having been business owners both with and without the support of an established franchisor, they would never go into business on their own again. For Carly, the support that she receives is invaluable, and to have hundreds of other franchise owners to reach out to makes a world of difference.
No two people are exactly alike, and that means no one fitness regimen can truly fit all. That’s the philosophy behind WellBiz Brands Inc., which manages three unique health and wellness franchise concepts built around the idea that personalized training and wellness is the most effective way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Today, WellBiz Brands’ three concepts have nearly 400 locations across the country and continue to grow, something CEO Jeff Jervik attributes to the unique personalized approach the concepts employ and the dedication of their franchisees.
WellBiz Brands, Inc., one of the largest health and wellness franchise organizations in the United States, is taking its flagship brands – Elements Massage™, Fitness Together® and FIT36™ – to the next level: the company announced today that it has been acquired by an affiliate of the private equity firm KSL Capital Partners, LLC. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.