HOTWORX welcomes new franchisees, Michael and Julie Wilkins, who were awarded 4 franchise licenses - 2 in the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto market, 1 in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose market and 1 in the Las Vegas market. They are currently in Presale at their Riverbank, CA (Crossroads at Riverbank) studio!
What originally motivated you to consider a business opportunity?
I have been running my own business for the last 17 years, I am currently an independent contractor with FEDEX GROUND. After 17 years of this experience, I have decided that this line of work is simply not working for me anymore so I am currently in the process of selling ALL my businesses that I have with them. I had 3 different businesses with them at the end of 2020 and I have sold 2 of those and currently am only down to 1 more to sell until I am completely out of that business.
So with all that said… I simply do not want to totally retire yet. I am only 51 years of age and I have been looking for a different business adventure to invest in and I came across HOTWORX one day while on Facebook. From there, I researched what it would take and what my responsibilities would be to become a franchisee and it fits right in with what I would like to pursue.
What led you to explore franchising rather than an independent business?
I have been looking at all sorts of different business opportunities over the last year, from pre-existing to independent to franchising. Franchising seems to fit in with what I am looking for right now at this point in my life.
What was your initial impression of your first HOTWORX session?
Honestly, I have yet to do a HOTWORX session but I have spoken to many people that have done it. I was impressed with their results and how much they like this type of workout.
How was your experience going through the HOTWORX Discovery Process?
Mandy Verges has been nothing but outstanding in presenting me with what the franchise does and what is required of me in order to be a part of this exciting brand.
How would you describe your Orientation Day and meeting the HOTWORX Executive Team?
Orientation Day was outstanding and filled with a lot of information that was very informative for me. I was impressed with the whole executive team.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs considering the opportunity to franchise with HOTWORX?
I would simply tell them that the whole Discovery Process is very informative. As for the build out of my studio, I have yet to go through that and it is still determined to see on what working with HOTWORX will be like after my studio opens, but I am very excited to see where this opportunity leads me. I am hopeful that it will be more than I ever expected. If that holds true, I will not only be investing more of my money into more studios, but I will also look into getting other investors in to carry the HOTWORX brand.
What are the top 3 reasons you chose to franchise with HOTWORX?
1. New and upcoming brand in the health and fitness arena
2. Fairly low initial capital needed with potentially high rewards
3. Through the Discovery Process, I was very impressed with how much guidance I will be getting while opening my studio
What excites you the most in offering HOTWORX to your community?
It will be the 1st HOTWORX studio in my community and I am excited to see what the outcome will be. I am very hopeful that it will be a good response!
What goals do you plan to accomplish in your first year as a HOTWORX franchisee?
I would like to have not only a good representation of HOTWORX within my community but also try to become a studio that has a very high membership with good retention.
How will HOTWORX help you achieve your personal and professional goals?
I am hopeful that HOTWORX will fulfill my goals by giving me financial independence within my personal and professional life.