New Fitness Studio is Looking to Empower Women in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast
Jabz Boxing announced today that it has inked a multi-unit franchise agreement for five new locations on the east coast. Jabz is known for its full-body, circuit-style workout that utilizes boxing inspired exercises designed specifically for women. The first location will open in the fall of 2020.
The multi-unit deal comes upon the heels of a successful year with new locations and signed agreements in Utah, Delaware and Pennsylvania. The Scottsdale-based brand is growing through franchising in key markets across the United States and is looking forward to expanding its presence on the east coast.
Wife and husband duo, Helen and Larry O’Keefe, are spearheading the new openings with Helen managing operations. Helen spent nearly two decades teaching high school history and Larry has over 20 years in corporate America. With their combined experiences and passion for fitness and healthy living, they are looking forward to introducing Jabz Boxing to women in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
“My husband and I have always pursued a healthy lifestyle through exercise, nutrition, and sports,” said Helen O’Keefe. “We discovered Jabz Boxing a couple of months ago and immediately knew it was the right investment for our family. We are thrilled to help empower women through fitness and can’t wait to open our first location in the months ahead.”
Committed to cultivating a fitness community of empowerment for women, Jabz Boxing offers intense, boxing-inspired full-body workouts to help clients achieve their fitness goals. The results-driven workouts and a strong sense of community resonate with women of all ages and fitness levels. Jabz classes are kept small to encourage an individual and positive workout experience. All classes are led by dedicated, certified instructors who offer one-on-one support for all members.
“We are excited to expand our presence on the east coast with the O’Keefes,” said Kimberlee White, CEO and co-founder of Jabz Boxing. “With their passion for the brand and living a healthy lifestyle, we have no doubt in theirability to support and inspire members and spread the Jabz message.”
The concept began franchising in 2013 and grew to nearly 20 Arizona locations before deciding to expand nationally in 2019. Since the end of last year, they have opened locations in Voorhees, NJ and Ridley Park, PA, and have recently signed agreements to open in Aston, Penn., Talleyville, Del. and Havertown, Penn. Jabz Boxing plans to increase its nationwide footprint by entering key markets such as Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth and Las Vegas, where it will provide women with an empowering community and energetic workout experience.
As the women’s boxing-for-fitness concept continues to rapidly expand into key markets across the United States, Jabz Boxing is actively seeking qualified franchisees who are passionate about fitness and entrepreneurship to join its system and bring the Jabz culture of female empowerment to their local communities.
About Jabz Boxing
Jabz Boxing, a full-body circuit style workout utilizing boxing inspired exercises designed specifically for all women. Our focus is on developing fitness rather than fighters. Our workouts combine cardio, strength training, core work and plyometrics to help give clients a full body workout to maximize results and meet all of our clients’ fitness needs.
Jabz workouts change daily to help keep our clients’ bodies constantly challenged and our Jabz certified trainers are prepared to help guide and motivate women of all different sizes, ages and body types though an energetic and intimate workout experience.
Since it began franchising in 2013, Jabz Boxing has now grown more than 20 franchise locations open or in development in Arizona, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
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