HOTWORX congratulates franchisees, Kimberly and Tony Fick, who were awarded 3 franchise licenses in the Houston market and recently opened their Houston, TX (Summerwood) studio!
What originally motivated you to consider a business opportunity?
I am a chemical engineer who has worked in oil and gas for almost 20 years. I have been looking for a business that I can make my own and that contributes in some way to improving society.
What led you to explore franchising rather than an independent business?
I like that many of the setup hurdles have been thought through and that this is as "turn-key" as a business gets!
What was your initial impression of your first HOTWORX session?
I wasn't sure about the heat here in southern TX, but wow! I worked up a great sweat and my arthritic knees felt amazing afterwards!
How was your experience going through the HOTWORX Discovery Process?
Very structured and thoughtful. At times I think it could have been a bit faster, but I appreciate the soak time between discussions to contemplate.
How would you describe your Orientation Day and meeting the HOTWORX Executive Team?
It was a long day, but everyone was energetic and eager to ensure our questions were answered. I would have loved an agenda ahead of time and perhaps expanded on the build-out process, as this is the first significant stage we enter.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs considering the opportunity to franchise with HOTWORX?
1) Try a workout (or 6) for sure. 2) Ask the hard questions of your discovery contact and other franchisees. It isn't always sunshine and roses. 3) Make sure you compare to at least 2 other franchise opportunities to see the differences.
What are the top 3 reasons you chose to franchise with HOTWORX?
1. Minimal staff to manage
2. Low operating costs once opened
3. Novel workout/concept that I believe is going to continue to grow fast
What excites you the most in offering HOTWORX to your community?
Meeting new people and helping them maximize their memberships and their gains
What goals do you plan to accomplish in your first year as a HOTWORX franchisee?
1) Become profitable 2) Engage with the community 3) Make a name for myself and my studio as a positive force in the area
How will HOTWORX help you achieve your personal and professional goals?
I will finally be working for myself, free from the typical 8-5pm workday. I will be able to better manage my own health and wellness and share my story with others.