Involve supports partner brand Seven Studios with opening of new location on October 23, 2017. Seven Studios Bexley is the first in plan for nationwide growth.
The downtown yoga and group exercise fitness favorite Seven Studios, by Julie Wilkes – motivational speaker, fitness expert, inspired yogi and heart disease survivor – is opening its second location and thereby expanding the Seven community beyond the city and into the suburbs on October 23 inside Snap Fitness Bexley at 2408 East Main Street.
With the launch of Seven Studios Bexley, the Seven brand is making its first step along its planned growth path to take Seven Studios nationwide. Seven – more than a fitness or yoga studio – generates powerful, positive energy, community and inspired living. All of which can be in short supply in today’s hectic, always-on, uncertain world.
Contained within Snap Fitness Bexley, Seven Studios has its own entrance at the rear of the building. Seven Studios Bexley will offer a variety of classes including yoga, Pilates, cycle, HIIT, Barre and more. Additionally, it is launching Cycle7, a new Seven Studios class which will be unique to the Bexley location.
The collaboration between Seven Studios and Snap Fitness began with an existing relationship and mutual respect between Snap Fitness Bexley’s owner Tony Capuano (who owns four additional SNAP Fitness locations in Columbus) and Seven Studio’s Julie Wilkes. In Bexley, Tony set out to create a unique and elevated fitness and wellness experience, which includes a group fitness space to give his members access to broader programming, making Seven Studios the ideal fit. In total, the expanded Bexley location includes Snap Fitness, Seven Studios and Native Cold Pressed.
Julie Wilkes, Founder, Seven Studios
“Our goal is to inspire, empower and connect people in meaningful ways, and create a space that people feel an authentic community focused on powerful living. I want to take that special set of ingredients and bring them to life in Bexley and ultimately across the country. We need more opportunities to be attracted to the good, healthy and happy things in the world, and I want to create a place that contributes to that intention.
“As a heart disease survivor, I know that how we take care of ourselves matters. The way we treat our body, heart and mind can literally give us a second chance at life. We all need those levers in life that help us to make it fun and easy to make choices that are good for us. We believe the special model of Seven Studios can help people to want to take care of themselves, take care of each other and ultimately, will change the energy around us for the better.”
Tony Capuano, Owner Snap Fitness Bexley
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Julie and 7 Studios here in Bexley! This partnership represents another positive step toward creating a unique wellness collaboration by cultivating an environment where 3 great local businesses work together to create some truly awesome experiences!”
Craig Lerner, President, Involve
“Involve has been proud to be Julie’s partner in her mission to inspire the world. We’ve been fine-tuning the brand and preparing for the expansion of the Seven community beyond Columbus. The new Bexley location is an exciting first step in our growth model. We will be licensing proprietary Seven programming and plan to see the Seven Studios offerings in new markets very soon. Involve will support brand development, business vision, community engagement and licensing.”
Seven Studios Background
The first Seven Studios location opened in June 2013 at 275 South Third Avenue in downtown Columbus with the support of an ECDI grant Julie won through a business plan competition designed to invest in business owners to create measurable and enduring social and economic change. Today, Seven Studios has expanded its community to include two locations and 17 instructors.
Named “Seven Studios” for Julie’s “7 Life Miracles” philosophy (and book), members are encouraged to seek their fullest, and happiest lives by adopting seven areas of awareness. What makes Seven Studios different from other group exercise fitness centers is the community feel and that each class is themed along one of the “7 Miracles” giving a unique and inspirational experience each time exercisers visit the studio.
The plan is to take the Seven concept nationwide. With its business planning and brand development partner, Involve, Seven is in talks with locations in major markets to offer Seven Studios programming. Involve is active in fueling Seven Studio’s growth through licensing its program and product offerings.
About SNAP Fitness Bexley
Snap Fitness is dedicated to changing lives through a results-driven culture in each of its locations. Snap offers members no contracts, high-quality workout equipment and 24/7 access to all of its clubs worldwide. Snap Fitness’ goal is to encourage, motivate and drive its members to success. For more information: www.snapfitness.com/gyms/bexley-oh-43209/1671.