Fitness Together Franchise Corporation and affiliated-company elements therapeutic massage, inc. have been named to the AllBusiness.com AllStar Franchises for 2009.
Editors of the ranking considered some 700 franchise opportunities in America to rank the 300 "best of the best" for the year.
"We're honored to be recognized for our outstanding achievements and the solid position our franchise networks have established for another strong year ahead," said Jeff Jervik, president and CEO of parent company Fitness Together Holdings, Inc. "And our thanks go out to the many franchisees with Fitness Together and elements therapeutic massage who are All Stars as well for our brands."
Fitness Together, the world's largest business of personal trainers, was ranked #37. The listing noted that "Movie stars do it. Business executives do. And now even ordinary people pump up with a personal trainer." Highlighting the company's rapid growth, which today includes more than 490 studios, AllBusiness.com applauded the area-director model that has allowed successful franchisees to sell and promote studios.
elements therapeutic massage, which only began franchising in November 2006, was ranked #222 for its "incredible growth in that short amount of time." Today the franchise network includes therapeutic massage studios in 21 states and continues to expand. The AllStar honor stated that the franchise offers relief through therapeutic massage for people of all ages and from all walks of life, and the franchise opportunity "also provides a stress-relieving solution for people looking to own their own business."
For the complete AllBusiness.com AllStar Franchises ranking, visit: http://www.allbusiness.com/allstar-franchises/11736542-1.html.
AllBusiness.com is an online media and e-commerce company. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Dun & Bradstreet, the company is based in San Francisco, Calif.
Based in Highlands Ranch, Colo., Fitness Together Holdings, Inc., is the world's largest wellness organization. The parent company oversees Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, a one-on-one personal training fitness franchisor established in 1996, and elements therapeutic massage, inc., www.touchofelements.com, a massage therapy franchisor that began franchising in 2006. Today, the combined franchise network includes more than 700 franchises across the United States, Costa Rica, Israel, Ireland, and Canada. For additional information, log onto www.fitnesstogether.com or call 877.663.0880, ext. 10.