HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLO, (December 22, 2015) — For the third consecutive year, Elements Massage® has made Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchises. Making a significant leap from #208 in 2015, Elements is ranked among the top-200 franchises by the publication, now at #182 for 2016.
The improved ranking comes after a year of reaching several benchmarks for the national massage franchise. Elements has surpassed 200 total studios, 75,000 total Elements Wellness Program® members and instituted a substantial brand presence that includes The Elements Promise®. This guarantee is a commitment, not a gimmick, and commits that if Elements does not meet or exceed a client’s expectations, the next massage is complimentary.
“As we continue our steady growth with the great business that Elements Massage has become, seeing our efforts rewarded with this ranking on a valued list from Entrepreneur Magazine is both exciting and empowering,” said Jeff Jervik, WellBiz Brands, Inc. CEO. “To have our sustainable business model acknowledged with a placement in the top-200 of the Franchise 500 list is an honor for our brand and a testament to the support system that our franchise owners utilize as a path to success.”
Each year, Entrepreneur Magazine puts together one of the most comprehensive franchise rankings in the world. To be eligible, franchisors must have a minimum of 10 units, with at least one located in the U.S. The organizations must also be seeking new franchisees in the U.S., and cannot be in Chapter 11 at the time the rankings are compiled.
The franchises are judged based on a set of criteria, regardless the size of the company that are objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation. The most important factors highlight financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. Other factors include the number of years a company has been in business, the length of time it’s been franchising, startup costs, and litigation, percentage of terminations and whether or not the company provides financing.
Elements Massage® is owned by Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC. As the franchisor, it has an excellent training program and supports its franchise owners with systems for every aspect of their business, including marketing, operations, training, field support and more.
“The top-200 ranking for Elements Massage® on Entrepreneur’s list proves that the client-focused business model and service path that Elements Massage prides itself on has translated into success for our franchise owners,” said WellBiz Brands, Inc. COO John Kutac. “By focusing simply on providing a great massage experience for each and every client, our franchise owners have been able to create loyalty and trust with clients, with the sum of that focus being brand recognition and sustainable growth.”
With more than 215 franchises nationwide, Elements Massage® continues to be one of the fastest growing massage franchises in the U.S.
ABOUT ELEMENTS MASSAGE® and WELLBIZ BRANDS, INC.
WellBiz Brands, Inc. is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colo. and is one of the largest health and wellness companies in the United States. The company manages three separate franchise entities: FIT36, LLC, which franchises high intensity interval training studios, with workouts done as a group, Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC, which franchises massage studios, providing custom therapeutic massage to meet clients’ individual needs, and Fitness Together Franchise, LLC, which franchises one-on-one and semi-private group personal training studios.
Fitness Together Franchise, LLC began franchising in 1996 and has approximately 170 Fitness Together® locations across the United States. Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC began franchising in 2006 and has over 215 Elements Massage® locations in 36 states. Fit 36, LLC began franchising in 2014 and has five FIT36® locations in three different states (Colo. (3), N.J. and Va.).
For more information about Elements Massage® or The Elements Promise®, visit ElementsMassage.com. For more information about Fitness Together®, visit FitnessTogether.com. For more information about FIT36® visit FIT36fitness.com.