PEORIA HEIGHTS - A local fitness studio, with a hot, new style, is going national. Peoria Heights' Body the Fitness Boutique is franchising.
Owner Sarah Krupka says the studio has signed a contract with Chicago based franchiser, Francorp. Francorp has worked with companies like McDonalds, Jimmy Johns and Holiday Inn.
"Body" opened less than a year ago in Junction City and put a unique spin on fitness including using poles for cardio and strength training.
Krupka says she's humbled and is thrilled to see her vision playing outside of Peoria.
"The most amazing feeling in the world is just looking to change that culture of you have to fit a specific pant size. You have to weigh a certain amount on the scale. You have to shred it out on a treadmill," Krupka said. "No, why can't you love who you are? Why can't you love moving and celebrate that?"
Currently, the fitness studio serves more than 2,500 clients and 350 people per week. Anyone interested in bringing a Body to their area should visit its website, www.bodythefitnessboutique.com and click on the "Franchise" tag. Or you can call, (309) 360-0795