HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – Sept. 17, 2009 – Leading by example isn’t just a goal at Fitness Together Holdings, Inc., parent company of one-on-one personal training franchise, Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, and massage therapy franchise, elements therapeutic massage, inc.. To show they do more than run the company from behind a desk, four members of the executive team are running in the Boulder Marathon on Sept. 20 in Boulder, Colo.
Jeff Jervik, president and CEO of Fitness Together Holdings, Bob Haimes, executive vice president and chief growth officer of Fitness Together Holdings, Kevin Betts, chief operating officer and senior vice president of Fitness Together Franchise Corp., and Kyle Gjersee, senior vice president of operations and chief operating officer for elements therapeutic massage, have formed a relay team and will run the 26.2 miles beginning and ending at the Boulder Reservoir. Practicing what they preach, the four executives are physically active and intent on promoting health and wellness – a growing industry that their combined franchise network of more than 450 studios supports.
“We want to show that as a company and as individuals we truly believe in the importance of overall health and wellness,” said Jervik. “Running in the Boulder Marathon is just one outwardly visible way we can accomplish that.”
In addition, elements therapeutic massage studios of Colorado have been selected as the exclusive massage therapy sponsor for the race. The sponsorship was organized by Kate and Mark Mills, owners of elements therapeutic massage of Boulder. Massage therapists from elements locations throughout Colorado will be on-site providing complimentary massages to runners at the race start and finish station. elements will also have a booth set up, offering promotional items and information about membership.
Mark Mills is a full-time injury massage therapist at his elements location as well as an avid runner, who at 55 has completed 10 100-mile ultramarathons and 106 marathons. “Running and massage therapy are both a huge part of my life and as an elements owner, I am proud to support my community and hope to share the healing power of massage therapy with fellow runners.”
There are 13 elements therapeutic massage studios currently open in Colorado. For more information about studio locations, visit http://corp.touchofelements.com/locations/.
About Fitness Together Holdings, Inc.:
Based in Highlands Ranch, Colo., Fitness Together Holdings, Inc., is one of the world’s largest wellness organizations. The parent company oversees Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, http://www.fitnesstogether.com, a one-on-one personal training fitness franchisor established in 1983 that began franchising in 1996, and elements therapeutic massage, inc., http://www.touchofelements.com, a massage therapy franchisor that began franchising in 2006. Today, the combined franchise network has hundreds of franchises sold across the United States, Costa Rica, Israel, Ireland, and Canada.
Fitness Together and elements therapeutic massage are each actively selling franchises. If you are interested in changing your life and the lives of others, please visit http://www.fitnesstogether.com/franchise/ and http://corp.touchofelements.com/franchise/ or call 877.663.0880 ext. 10 for more information about franchise opportunities.