We are thrilled to announce BODYTEC is opening studio number 26 this May in the new Waterfall Wilds development in Johannesburg. Waterfall Wilds is conveniently located just off Maxwell Drive making it easily accessible to the residents of the Waterfall Estates and the surrounding areas like Woodmead, Sunninghill, Kyalami and Midrand.
The small centre, boasts two restaurants, a high-end furniture store (Private Collection) and an interesting new kid’s concept store. Keith Kirsten, celebrity horticulturist, is alsop bringing his nursery and talent to Waterfall Wilds. In addition to this, just across the road from Waterfall Wilds, is a Virgin Active and the Waterfall Corner Shopping centre boasting a variety of fine dining, a Woolworths, Checkers and Clicks. The largest shopping mall, the Mall of Africa, is aslo just a stone’s throw away.
BODYTEC Waterfall is the second studio for owner and franchise partner May Ebrahim, who has already run the BODYTEC Dainfern studio successfully for two years. We caught up with May before the launch. May previously worked for Vodacom and is a busy mom of two!
BODYTEC: When did you first try BODYTEC and what has been your experience with it?
MAY: ‘I tried BODYTEC for the first time in Feb 2014. My sister introduced me to the concept. My initial thought was, “Jeez, does my sister not know me any better”? it was seriously the most bizarre but interesting training session that I had ever experienced.’
Why did you decide to open your own studio?
‘I was looking to start my own business for some time and found that the BODYTEC model met most of my requirements. I was skeptical about the offering until I had experienced it first hand. Twenty minutes, once a week gets you an intense strength training workout, in an exclusive private studio with a personal trainer and you’re more than welcome to sign up for a trial if you’re a skeptic like I used to be!’
What is the BODYTEC franchise offering like?
‘It has low start up costs with a good returns, minimal staff requirements and gives me the flexibility of running my own business. Being able to add value to your client’s lives through health is by far the most rewarding aspect of being part of the BODYTEC team.’
Why did you choose the location?
‘Waterfall Wilds is a lifestyle centre and we are a lifestyle brand so it was a good fit.’
Why would you recommend other entrepreneurs open a franchise?
‘I love the challenge of running my own business and the flexibility that comes with it. Being a first-time business owner, the exposure and support you get from the franchisor is great.’
Congrats to May and her team. We wish you the best with your beautiful studio.
For more information, or if you would like to book a trial when the studio opens in May 2016, contact email@example.com.