HOTWORX congratulates franchisees, Maribel and Jeff Ponist, who were awarded 3 franchise licenses in the Washington, D.C. (Hagerstown) market and recently opened their Bethesda, MD (Woodmont Triangle) studio!
What originally motivated you to consider a business opportunity?
Maribel is a CPA and Jeff is an engineer. We have talked about going into business together and this seemed like the right opportunity.
What led you to explore franchising rather than an independent business?
Why reinvent the wheel? Franchising is an opportunity to implement what has been proven to work for success.
What was your initial impression of your first HOTWORX session?
We were greeted very warmly by the staff, sweated a lot, and felt reenergized afterwards. Loved the after-glow!
How was your experience going through the HOTWORX Discovery Process?
It was well organized and we received a lot of relevant information. We were also impressed to find out that many employees have been with the company for decades.
How would you describe your Orientation Day and meeting the HOTWORX Executive Team?
We were excited by the end of the day. We received a lot of information but also felt comfortable that the team would guide us through the process.
What advice would you give to other candidates considering the opportunity to franchise with HOTWORX?
Take your time to listen, ask questions, do your due diligence, and consider whether this is right for you. Once you make the decision, jump both feet first!
What are the top 3 reasons you chose to franchise with HOTWORX?
1. The supportive team
2. The awesome concept that will help our community
3. The potential for high profits
What excites you the most in offering HOTWORX to your community?
We're excited to offer a workout alternative that has so many health benefits in such a short time and is very accessible. The software developed by HOTWORX is very advanced and convenient for members.
What goals do you plan to accomplish in your first year as a HOTWORX franchisee?
We plan to meet or exceed all membership goals and establish a strong presence in the community.
How will HOTWORX help you achieve your personal and professional goals?
We love the idea of having strong community ties doing something we love and earning good money. What can be better than that?!