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Jazzercise endures with a focus on fun, fitness, and healthy and empowered women.

By Staci Davidson

Jazzercise has 8,300+ franchisees teaching more than 32,000 classes each week in 32 countries around the world. While some may associate the fitness class brand with leg-warmers and leotards of the 1980s when Jazzercise exploded in popularity, the company is celebrating its 50th anniversary next year because the original dance party workout takes pride in staying current with its audience and continuously attracting new franchisees and attendees. 

Fantastic Sams

Fantastic Sams is rebranding its concept with a new look and focus on service.

By Alan Dorich

After 40 years, Fantastic Sams sets itself apart in the industry with its “value-centric,” full-service salons, Vice President of Operations Denise Gorlick says. Although its locations offer affordable services, they are anything but “cut rate,” she asserts. “You’re going to get quality service for your money.”

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Daylight Donuts thrives by treating people right and delivering quality products.

By Alan Dorich

For 64 years, Daylight Donuts has thrived by staying true to its original donut mix. “Our customers tell us, ‘This is the best donut I’ve ever eaten,’” Vice President of Development Mike Carpenter says. “We have no desire to change.”


Athletic Republic combines proprietary equipment, training protocols, education

and resources to improve athletes’ performance.

By Staci Davidson

Teens who participate in sports programs tend to do better in school, but they also are more likely to have high self-esteem, stronger relationships and improved physical health than non-athletes, according to the Women’s Sports Foundation. Athletic Republic understands the importance athletics plays in children’s, teens’ and adults’ lives, and this is why it remains dedicated to improving athletic performance. 

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