HOTWORX welcomes new franchisee, Maria Villarreal, who was awarded a franchise license in Dallas, Texas!
What originally motivated you to consider a business opportunity?
A friend told me a gym was for sale close to me. After review, I knew I couldn't buy an existing business. During that process I fell in love with HOTWORX and was saddened to learn that there were no opportunities for a new build. 2 weeks later, Teresa called me with the news.What led you to explore franchising rather than an independent business?
I researched both and realized it's better to have the support from an organization that has proven to be successful.What was your initial impression of your first HOTWORX session?INTENSE! I loved it and felt energized for the whole day. I also slept like a baby that night which isn't normal for me.How was your experience going through the HOTWORX Discovery Process?I loved interacting with Teresa and learning more about HOTWORX. Every session got me more excited and confident in my choice. I did look at other Franchises after I was told there were no licenses and nothing I reviewed came close to HOTWORX.How would you describe your Orientation Day and meeting the HOTWORX Executive Team?Orientation Day was informative and I appreciate the time all the department heads put into being there.What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs considering the opportunity to franchise with HOTWORX?Just do it? lolWhat are the top 3 reasons you chose to franchise with HOTWORX?1. The main reason was how upfront HOTWORX is with their information/FDD and financials.
2. I love the idea of an infrared sauna along with working out. There's so many more health benefits outside of just working out normally.
3. Lastly, the 24/7 nonstop sessions can make for a very successful business with some hard work. The sky's the limit.What excites you the most in offering HOTWORX to your community?I can't wait to show people the health benefits and that anyone regardless of how busy they are they can still have time for a HOTWORX workout.What goals do you plan to accomplish in your first year as a HOTWORX franchisee?I would like to be profitable before 12 months with a membership level at 500+.
How will HOTWORX help you achieve your personal and professional goals?It's always been a personal goal to own a business and run it successfully. Professionally, I hope to be a top revenue maker within HOTWORX allowing me to open up additional studios over time.