Mr. Ashok Gupta has been an entrepreneur in his own right. He has tasted success in all his ventures. Today he is the chairman of Subtex India Ltd, having 2 factories in Dadra Nagar Havelli a union territory on the Gujarat- Maharashtra border. The company manufactures textile fabrics and has a turnover of over Rs 2000 million. He is also the managing trustee of Pinnacle High World School, an International Baccalaureate (IB) school established a year ago. He is also the managing trustee at Shree Balaji International School, an ICSE school having more than 500 students. The said schools are in their early stages of development and will take around 3 years to generate profits. He has also ventured into construction and has established AniAnu Developers. He was also the owner of "Q's" Fitness Studio, which is a state of art fitness centers having branches at Santacruz and Vile Parle in Mumbai. He has also established a Powerhouse Gym at Juhu after having signed a Master Licensing Agreement with Powerhouse Gym, USA.
Mr. Ankush Gupta is a post graduate in masters in information systems from Carnegie Melon University in USA and bachelors in engineering in the filed of computer sciences in May-06. He has been an achiever throughout school life securing distinctions at all academic levels. Supported by his father Mr. Ashok Gupta, he has co-coordinated and executed the agreement for the master licensee with Powerhouse Gym, USA. Thus he has been involved in the venture right from the idea of getting an international brand in India to getting an international brand in India to getting the job executed he has been involved and has obtained the experience in the said line of activity. He has the ability to design, facilitate and execute Powerhouse Gyms across India.
Mr. Akshat Gupta is a graduate is a graduate in Retail Management and Marketing from the University of Manchester in United Kingdom. Since then he joined the business of fitness with his father and brother. He also underwent the training of Powerhouse Gym in USA to learn to manage fitness centers and is now actively involved in running the daily activities of Powerhouse Gym.
Due to the overwhelming success of its original facilities and the demand that they created for additional out-of-state locations, a Licensing Division was formed in 1984. Today, as stated in the recent report published by the health and fitness advocacy organization IHRSA, the Powerhouse Gym Trademark and Service Marks are amongst the most recognized brands in the health and fitness industry. Seven of every ten people in the United States recognize the Powerhouse Gym logo and/or insignia.
With over 300 Licensee's worldwide, the Powerhouse Gym name and logo provides its gyms instant recognition and credibility associated with an internationally registered trademark and service mark symbolic with quality in the health and fitness industry.
Aside from having locations throughout North America, South America, Europe, India, Russia and Asia, the Powerhouse Gym name is supported by its popular and fashionable branded sportswear line. Krystal Dabish has anchored the merchandising division for over 25 years. Powerhouse Gym merchandising supplies sportswear and related items bearing the Powerhouse Gym name and logo to Powerhouse Gym locations and various retail channels throughout the world. Powerhouse Gym sportswear is often worn by professional athletes and celebrities and can be seen featured in international sports and fitness publications, on television and in major motion picture productions.
Not limiting itself to the obvious, Powerhouse Gym entered the media business in 1992 with its publication, Powerhouse Magazine. As an annual publication, Powerhouse Magazine has proved to be a powerful marketing tool for the Licensing Division as well as motivating potential members into the facilities themselves. Ten years later, Powerhouse TV, a personalized internal broadcast network was launched within Powerhouse Gyms across the United States creating a motivating workout environment with the ability to control advertisements, music and messages.
The strength of Powerhouse Gyms International lies within in its licensee organization. Powerhouse Gym attracts entrepreneurs from all walks of life that meet together annually for the Powerhouse Gyms International Convention. This annual Powerhouse Gym Convention provides the organization an opportunity to share experiences, participate in a multitude of workshops and develop strategies to better service the membership and communities in which they operate.
Licensing provides a blueprint for starting a business. A Powerhouse Licensee can get advice on where to locate, how to negotiate a lease, how much to charge depending on varying demographics, and receive operational advice. What sets Powerhouse apart from its competitors, is the fact that the founding family remains at the helm of the company. "In the end," explains Will, 'the good gyms are all very similar. What distinguishes them--the real difference--is service; service, equipment, and atmosphere is what differentiates Powerhouse Gym today. We pride ourselves on the service that we provide to our owners and their members. We're here--we don't delegate the job. We're the original founding family, and you can't buy or hire that kind of caring.'
Today, Powerhouse Gyms International is in the midst of tremendous growth and expansion. One reason for this surge in membership and facilities has been Powerhouse Gym's ability to not only accommodate the conditioned market, but to also attract mainstream consumers and fitness enthusiast by providing excellent fitness facilities. The large muscular logo is a sign of credibility across the country and is a testament of where this company began. The Powerhouse Gym Trademark is associated with service and quality, and is apparent throughout each and every Powerhouse Gym that opens its doors to over 1.2 million dedicated members.
An important component of this new growth is attributed to the energy of Henry Dabish, CEO in association with the experience of co-founder William Dabish and Krystal Dabish. Thirty-five years after the company was founded, Powerhouse Gyms International is comprised of over 300 Licensee's in 39 states and 17 countries. In North America, Powerhouse continues to grow steadily with its well established roots in the fitness industry. The largest clusters of growth and development lately have occurred overseas, making Powerhouse Gym a true international Powerhouse.
William and Norman Dabish opened the first Powerhouse Gym - "The Original" - in 1975 in Highland Park, Michigan
Powerhouse Gym remains family owned and operated, currently led by its CEO, Henry W. Dabish
Today, Powerhouse Gym is the largest health club licensing organization in the world with 300+ licensees in 40 states across the U.S. with presence in over 20 countries worldwide
There are over 1.5 million Powerhouse Gym members that exercise in one of our 300 plus locations throughout the world
We are a licensing organization that is comprised of individually owned and operated facilities along with corporate owned locations.
Our gyms offer the newest in fitness programs including personal training and customized goal oriented programs and a wide array of inspiring group exercise classes.
Powerhouse Gyms are heavily involved with its local communities. Powerhouse contributes and sponsors many inner city youth programs and works closely with the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, 90 percent of franchised/licensed operations are still operating after ten years, whereas 82 percent of independent businesses fail. This statistic solidifies the fact that aligning with a recognized leader increases the probability of success. According to market research, consumers prefer nationally recognized names 2:1 over similar entities. Not only is advertising easier and more cost-effective by aligning with a world-recognized brand, the profitability of your operation should also benefit.
As a Powerhouse, you can capitalize on the success of an established name that is known, recognized and respected throughout the fitness industry while enjoying the pride and privileges that come from owning your own business. It's one of the best methods of combining the independence and initiative of individual ownership with the strength, leadership and experience of an organized group, giving you a greater opportunity for success. When licensing with Powerhouse Gyms International, you are in business for yourself, not by yourself.
Powerhouse Gyms International has been helping entrepreneurs achieve success for over 35 years. We have a high standard for prospective Licensees that is based on overall business experience and personal qualifications: Please click on "Open a Powerhouse Gym" and fill in the needed information. You will then be sent an email with our Licensing information packet. Someone from our Licensing department will be contacting you shortly.
Thank you for your interest in joining the Powerhouse family. Together we will continue to prove why we are "Simply The Best!"
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