HOTWORX welcomes new franchisees, Brett Scott and Melissa Fuller, who were awarded a franchise license in the Billings market and will soon begin Presale at their Billings, MT (West End) studio!
What originally motivated you to consider a business opportunity?
My wife is a doctor and has owned her own medical practice for many years. She has been learning the benefits of infrared heat through her medical practice the past couple years. She recently has built a large medical spa next to her clinic. She had been considering buying a single workout sauna to place in the med spa, but came to the conclusion that she needed the space to put in 2 water plunges. So when we discovered that HOTWORX had a franchising component, it was an easy decision to pursue becoming a franchisee.
What led you to explore franchising rather than an independent business?
We currently own businesses that are geared toward the medical field and they have been able to succeed as an independent business. Yet, we have watched local businesses open and close in our city due to not having the backing of brand recognition, a sound marketing plan, etc. Choosing to explore the franchising avenue to give ourselves the best odds to be successful was the only decision.
What was your initial impression of your first HOTWORX session?
We've yet to have a HOTWORX session but our friends that have had the privilege to visit a studio rave about how impressed they were with everything they experienced.
How was your experience going through the HOTWORX Discovery Process?
The Discovery Process was very painless, thanks to Nancy. She communicated everything that we need to do and answered every question that we asked.
How would you describe your Orientation Day and meeting the HOTWORX Executive Team?
Even though our Orientation Day was on zoom, the experience was amazing! We were still able to establish a good rapport with the team that presented. We were able to get any and all questions we had answered. The best part was the virtual toast at the end!
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs considering the opportunity to franchise with HOTWORX?
Anyone that is looking to become a business owner and be successful for years to come needs to look into the HOTWORX franchise. They would be hard pressed to find a better franchising opportunity, with a better business model, with continual support, than HOTWORX.
What are the top 3 reasons you chose to franchise with HOTWORX?
1. Benefits of infrared to people’s health
2. Success of the HOTWORX brand
3. Lack of a fitness studio of this type in our city (nearest studio is 800 miles from us)
What excites you the most in offering HOTWORX to your community?
What is so exciting about bringing HOTWORX to Billings is that it will not only be the first of its kind in Billings, but the first of its kind within a 5 state area. Billings is a very health conscious city and we have many big box gyms, but being the first to offer this type of fitness studio, and the health benefits that come with it, is beyond exciting.
What goals do you plan to accomplish in your first year as a HOTWORX franchisee?
Our plan is to get our 300 members during Presale and hit the 500 member mark within four months. We would like to get to 750 members by the end of year and become profitable.
How will HOTWORX help you achieve your personal and professional goals?
Owning a HOTWORX franchise will help us to reach our goal of becoming financially independent. Our goal has always been to diversify our portfolio and this will not only allow us to do that, but also look to open additional HOTWORX studios in Montana and the surrounding states. This opportunity has the potential to help us reach goals that we might not have ever thought possible.