October 24, 2017 // ENGLEWOOD, CO. – WellBiz Brands, Inc – the manager of health and wellness brands Elements Massage®, Fitness Together® and FIT36® - has announced the appointment of Joseph Luongo as executive chairman, effective immediately. With over 400 combined U.S. locations across the three brands, Luongo will be instrumental in accelerating growth for the Company. Jeff Jervik, who has served as President and Chairman since 2008, recently resigned from the Company.
“Bringing Joe to an already thriving organization is the start of an exciting era,” says Jeremy Morgan, CEO of Elements Massage. “The experience Joe has with high-growth brands will help us capitalize on the strong foundation that is already in place.”
Mr. Luongo has 25 years of experience in the franchise industry, most recently serving as a fitness and wellness industry consultant. Luongo has also held leadership roles with Pizza Hut, Peter Piper Pizza, FedEx Kinko’s and Starbucks. Luongo was a C-130 Navigator and Captain in the United States Air Force. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Iona College in New York, has a master’s degree in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas and has completed Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the WellBiz Brands team,” offered Luongo. “The portfolio of brands are uniquely positioned to capitalize on the growing health and wellness movement in the United States.”
In recent months, Elements Massage became the first national franchise brand in the United States to offer innovative Himalayan Salt Stone Massage services at all studios nationwide. FIT36, the newest of the three brands, has also doubled the number of open studios this year with their first studio in the Seattle market scheduled to upon before year’s end.
About WellBiz Brands, Inc.
WellBiz Brands, Inc. is the manager of three health and wellness franchise brands: Elements Massage®, FIT36® and Fitness Together®. Headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, WellBiz Brands, has over 400 combined U.S. locations across the three brands. Through the WellBiz Brands support staff, the brands strive to uphold these core values: fun, ownership, respect, passion, and integrity. These core values embody all that is important for each brand - from franchise owners to clients - to lead healthy, balanced lives. All three brands offer unique franchise opportunities for entrepreneurs from all walks of life and various investment levels, with a fresh focus on recurring revenue models.