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Catherine Saar Named Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer For Elements Massage™

Mar 25, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLO., (March 25, 2015) -- Catherine Saar has joined WellBiz Brands, Inc., one of the largest health and wellness organizations in the U.S., as senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc. Saar will be responsible for overseeing all marketing initiatives for the approximately 200 Elements Massage™ franchise locations.

“I’m delighted to join a brand so committed to health and wellness and to the success of its franchise community,” said Saar. “Our concept reports some of the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry and I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to Elements’ impressive growth.”

Saar has more than 20 years experience in marketing leadership for a variety of brands and industries, including Taco Bell Corp. and Dunkin Donuts. She previously worked for Fantastic Sam's, a national hair salon franchise, where she directed the marketing, advertising, public relations and web development efforts for the company's more than 1,300 units. Most recently, she was a small business owner providing career coaching, project management and communication consulting to individuals and organizations who wish to attain more success and greater wellness.

“We are very fortunate that Catherine has joined the WellBiz team to strengthen an already thriving brand in Elements,” said Elements Massage™ Chief Operating Officer John Kutac. “Catherine’s past success across multiple businesses will be very beneficial as we continue to grow our world-class massage brand.”

Saar received a BA in economics from Stanford University, and an MBA in marketing from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

WellBiz Brands, Inc. is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and is one of the largest health and wellness companies in the United States. The company owns three separate franchise entities: Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, which franchises one-on-one and small group personal fitness training studios, Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc., which franchises massage studios, providing custom therapeutic massage to meet clients’ individual needs, and Fit 36, Inc., which franchises high intensity interval training studios, with workouts done as a group.

Fitness Together Franchise Corporation began franchising in 1996 and has approximately 175 Fitness Together® locations across the United States. Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc. began franchising in 2006 and has approximately 200 Elements Massage™ locations in 32 states. Fit 36, Inc. began franchising in 2014 and has a single FIT36™ location in downtown Denver, Colorado.

For more information about Fitness Together®, visit For more information about Elements Massage™, visit For more information on FIT36™ visit

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