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Industry veteran will lead the personalized training studio concept
Englewood, CO WellBiz Brands Inc., a franchise portfolio company operating three distinct wellness, fitness and beauty brands, Elements Massage®, Fitness Together® and Amazing Lash Studio®, announced today that Stephanie Hu will be joining Fitness Together Franchise, LLC as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). With nearly 150 locations across the United States, Fitness Together studios offer clients a customized fitness and nutrition experience in a private-suite personal training setting.
Stephanie brings over 20 years of consumer products and health and fitness experience to the Fitness Together brand, most recently serving as the President of Life Time Sport (a division of Life Time, Inc.). In this role, she launched the brand’s first stand-alone location and created the marketing, brand and operations strategy. She also served as President of Total Health (the B2B corporate wellness division of Life Time, Inc.) where she created a new health coaching program that exceeded industry standards. Prior to Life Time, Stephanie spent eight years in business and marketing leadership at General Mills driving the growth of iconic brands such as Yoplait, Nature Valley, and Progresso. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and earned a BBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
“We are thrilled to have Stephanie join the Fitness Together brand. She has extensive industry experience and a proven track record of delivering significant results,” said Jeremy Morgan, CEO of WellBiz Brands, Inc. “Stephanie will be an invaluable leader as she drives continued momentum for Fitness Together.”
The Fitness Together brand is unique in that its studios provide a private-personal training environment to every client.
“I’m honored to be joining the Fitness Together system. As a fitness enthusiast I’m passionate about the brand’s mission to help clients transform their lives and be the best version of themselves,” said Stephanie Hu, CEO of Fitness Together Franchise. “Fitness Together is well-positioned for growth in the highly-competitive U.S. fitness market. I look forward to collaborating with owners and their managers and personal trainers across the country to reach more clients so they can live better, longer.”
WellBiz Brands, with more than 600 locations and 235,000 members across its portfolio, aims to serve the needs of the fast-growing wellness, fitness and beauty industries through experience-based retail services. The Company is backed by a management team with nearly a century of experience and has claimed three spots on the 2019 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America list.
About Fitness Together
The Fitness Together® brand is a one-on-one private, personal training franchise focused on changing clients’ lives with improved fitness and health. Whether the aim is to lose weight, tone and tighten muscles, or simply achieve better health, Fitness Together studios pair clients with a personal trainer and a workout plan tailored for the individual’s goals, and focused on results. Clients receive the accountability they need and the privacy they desire with the Fitness Together brand. Fitness Together Franchise, LLC began franchising in 1996 and with nearly 150 locations across the United States with additional locations planned for 2019. To learn more about the brand and owning a Fitness Together® franchise, visit www.fitnesstogetherfranchise.com. Each Fitness Together® studio is independently owned and operated. Fitness Together® is a registered trademark owned by Fitness Together Franchise, LLC.
WellBiz Brands, Inc. is the nation’s premiere franchisor of wellness, fitness and beauty brands. With more than 600 locations, WellBiz Brands is uniquely qualified to serve the growing needs of the health and beauty conscious consumer through recurring revenue experience-based brands including Elements Massage®, Amazing Lash Studio® and Fitness Together®. Backed by a management team with nearly a century of combined leadership experience, WellBiz Brands accelerates scalable and predictable revenue growth by providing a robust platform of shared services, infrastructure and support. The Denver Business Journal recently recognized the Company as #20 in the Large Company category on their 2019 Best Places to Work list. For more information about WellBiz Brands and franchise opportunities, visit WellBizBrands.com.