by Jabz Boxing | Aug 18, 2021 | Franchise
Jabz Boxing, where gritty boxing gym meets luxury boutique studio, announces its newest location will open September 19 in Drexel Hill, PA. Located at 4911 Township Line Road, the newest Jabz studio will operate under owner and long-time Jabz fan Shannon Crowley. Jabz Boxing brings a fresh take on functional training to the Delaware County fitness scene with its signature HIIT-style, boxing-based classes. Jabz Boxing offers a premium boutique option where everyone is encouraged to “come as you are, leave stronger.”
Originally from neighboring Upper Darby, Shannon was active in sports growing up and participated in cross-country and crew. But as an adult, Shannon found herself frustrated by her experience at other gyms, with many concepts lacking an effective workout plan, an approachable vibe, or sense of community. When a Jabz studio opened in nearby Ridley Park, PA, everything changed, and Shannon was immediately hooked on the concept. “The workout was great every single class, the coaches were challenging yet supportive, and the community was very welcoming,” recalls Shannon. “It was the first time I ever felt like I was getting my money’s worth out of a studio membership rather than paying a gym I never felt motivated to go to. The coaches were knowledgeable and encouraging, and even though there were a lot of new moves, nothing felt intimidating.” The pieces started falling into place and Shannon saw a unique opportunity to bring Jabz Boxing’s expanding franchise system even closer to home in Drexel Hill.
Jabz’s science-backed workout plan incorporates elements of kickboxing, cardio, plyometrics, agility, and more into a fast-paced circuit that can be scaled up or down to safely deliver a challenge within reach to all. With coaches trained to offer clients progressive challenges, members continue to see progress over time and leave the ring a little stronger each day.
Shannon has personally seen the benefits of the workout. Diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease, exercising regularly at Jabz has helped her develop strength in areas that, previously weaker, contributed to her pain levels. “I’ve gotten so much stronger since working out with Jabz, which has been amazing for managing pain,” says Shannon. “I can do things now I never used to be able to. Jabz’s workout is quick but effective, and it’s scalable to any fitness level or age. It’s amazing that Jabz’s programming is so thoughtful and science-backed, and at the same time, it’s full of variety and fun. We can’t wait to welcome clients into the studio, help them meet their fitness goals, and empower them by providing this awesome community.”
On the road to opening, Jabz Boxing Drexel Hill has hosted outdoor pop-up classes. The pop-ups have been a great way for the new business to introduce the community to the Jabz Boxing class format, a sampling of the equipment used in-studio, and the coaching staff. All Jabz Boxing coaches are nationally certified instructors who attend Jabz Training Camp. Coaches are known for their perfect blend of hard and soft skills used to continue to grow and develop members as they progress through their fitness journey. Shannon has a powerhouse team of coaches at her side, including triathlete and former body builder Christina Cunningham as Studio Manager.
A limited number of founding memberships remain available leading up to the location’s grand opening next month. The $99/month special includes a Jabz swag bag. For more information visit: https://jabzboxing.com/locations/drexel-hill-PA
The grand opening in Drexel Hill comes as Jabz Boxing continues to expand into key markets across the country, including additional locations opening soon in Tampa, Florida and Bel Air, Maryland. Jabz Boxing continues to seek qualified franchisees with community connections and a passion for fitness. With boutique fitness ranking as the fastest growing sector in the fitness industry, there’s no better time to bring Jabz Boxing to your area.
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by Jabz Boxing | Aug 12, 2021 | Franchise
Samantha Ford was always a fitness lover, and she fell in love with Jabz Boxing from her very first class. She found that the total-body programming provided better balance than the bootcamps she had been taking at other studios, and the variety and boxing-based moves made the workout both effective and fun.
When Samantha made the leap from stay-at-home mom to Jabz Boxing’s first franchise owner in 2013, she didn’t know what exactly she’d be facing, but eight years and many certifications later – personal training, group fitness, strength and conditioning, TRX, and a kettlebell certification, to name a few, – the owner of Jabz Boxing’s North Phoenix location looks back at a strong and committed community of members, many of whom have been a part of her journey since the studio’s early years.
Samantha shared her top three tips for earning and retaining clients within her studio in North Phoenix, which has ensured her the success of her business over the years:
1. Keep it Real
“The studio is a very welcoming place to enter, but we keep it very real. We get members chatting as we’re getting warmed up, and we talk about real things that are happening in our lives or in the city where we live, so there’s more to the interactions than just the workout. When you see the same people you’ve already started making these small connections with in the lobby before or after your next class, it’s easy to grow that sense of camaraderie and develop friendships within our Jabz community. I also encourage my trainers to be themselves; I don’t want an army of cookie-cutter coaches. We have a variety of personalities among our training staff, and while that means not every client who walks through our doors has a strong connection with each and every trainer, that’s okay. I’ve found when our trainers are being their true selves, they’re happier, they become the best versions of themselves, and they truly shine. Members benefit from our trainers being at their best and feel encouraged to be their authentic selves, too. Clients who come into the studio tend to really quickly feel a sense of belonging and feel at home here in this environment, whether its encouraging each other through a milestone within the workout or in life.”
2. Invest in Connecting with Clients
“The workouts at Jabz Boxing are fun, effective, and really well-structured, but a big impact on our clients’ success is that our coaches are both knowledgeable and give 125% to everyone who steps through our doors. We pay extra care when someone is newer to the studio to be sure they’re comfortable, understand the movement patterns, and they truly feel like we’re in it with them. But it’s not just a one time investment when someone comes in for their first class. We check-in with newer clients on how they are feeling over their first couple of weeks as they get started with us, but Jabz’s smaller class sizes allow us to really invest in knowing our longer-term clients and what they have happening in their life outside the gym, too. Whether it’s through connecting with them on social media or a quick catch-up during the warm-up or the stretch at the end of the workout, people love that they can be members of a studio where they are truly known and appreciated.”
3. Create a Community that Drives Community
“We have members at the studio who have been with us since our first year in business, and that’s benefitted us in a number of ways. Word of mouth referrals from current clients have always been one of our strongest sources of bringing new clients through our doors. When someone can come here and have a great workout with a community who knows and cares about them, they love to share this experience with their other networks. When referrals come in, they experience a great workout, genuine conversation, and have an overall amazing experience. The sense of community that exists within the space is also hugely impactful to the experience of making others feel at home. Our regulars are super welcoming and encouraging when they see a new face in class, from saying hello at the top of class to helping them understand the flow of moving circuit to circuit. Our regulars perpetuate a community vibe that others want to be a part of.”
After nearly a decade in operation, Samantha still loves to teach and connect with her clients. She feels the Jabz Boxing community she has grown and fostered is her life purpose, and Samantha and her training staff have continued to show up, helping clients get healthier & stronger, inside and out, since 2013.
This community-focused culture helps Jabz Boxing’s North Phoenix studio earn and retain clients, which is great for the Samantha’s business. And it also helps members at feel connected, supported, and challenged as they work toward achieving their personal best.
Interested in learning more about how to bring the next Jabz Boxing to your area? Learn more today: www.jabzboxing.com/own-a-jabz