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Elements Owners win National Franchise Awards

Elements Owners win National Franchise Awards

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. - August 30, 2009 - elements therapeutic massage, one of the fastest-growing franchisors of massage therapy studios in America, recently hosted the company's first annual national convention in Breckenridge, Colo. where two Scottsdale franchisees won top honors.

Husband and wife Nelson and Pam Crespo, one of the franchisor's Arizona Area Directors and owners of elements therapeutic massage of Scottsdale Promenade, were awarded Area Director of the Year by the franchise company. The award honors the Area Director who has impacted their franchisees' growth and development the most during the last year. The Scottsdale Promenade elements studio is located at 16255 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite C-5 in Scottsdale.

Mike Wright, owner of elements therapeutic massage on the Shea, received the Rising Star award for making the greatest improvement during the last year. Wright increased the total number of massages given in his studio by 500 in one year and doubled the number of studio members in seven months. elements on the Shea is located at 9343 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 120 in Scottsdale.

Also attending the national convention from Arizona was Jeanette Belloni, owner of elements therapeutic massage of Gilbert, and Jennifer Bauer, lead massage therapist for the elements of Gilbert, located at 2556 S. Val Vista, Suite 105 in Gilbert. Shauna Boyd, owner of elements therapeutic massage of Arrowhead Ranch, located at 19420 N. 59th Ave., Suite E-515 in Glendale was also in attendance.

"We aren't the only ones who think elements studio owners in Arizona are outstanding," said Kyle Gjersee, chief operating officer and senior vice president for elements therapeutic massage. "All Arizona elements locations in attendance were voted "Best Massage" by their community in the 2009 Readers' Choice awards, and at the convention, we were thrilled to honor internally several of the deserving Arizona owners amongst their peers."

"It was exciting to be a part of the first national convention for elements," said Belloni. "The meetings provided a great opportunity to share our experiences, network with other franchisees and discover the latest trends and best practices in the industry."

The elements convention was a two-day event that included an awards ceremony, breakout sessions and presentations from industry experts, preferred vendors and the elements executive team.

"The convention allowed our franchisees to connect with each other and take advantage of valuable educational opportunities, strengthening our brand from the inside out," said Gjersee. "This is a huge milestone for our company and we already look forward to next year's convention."

About elements therapeutic massage, inc.:

elements therapeutic massage,, is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colo., and owned by Fitness Together Holdings, Inc. The parent company oversees Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, a one-on-one personal training fitness franchise that began franchising in 1996, and elements therapeutic massage, a massage therapy franchise that began franchising in 2006. Today, the combined franchise network has sold hundreds of franchises across the United States, Costa Rica, Israel, Ireland, and Canada.

Franchise Information:

elements therapeutic massage is actively selling franchises. If you are interested in changing your life and the lives of others, please visit or call 877.663.0880 ext. 10 for more information about franchise opportunities.

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