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2017 MINDBODY BOLD Award Winners Announced


MINDBODY, the leading technology platform for the wellness services industry, announced the winners of the 2017 BOLD Awards. The annual BOLD Awards were established in 2014 and recognize top businesses and professionals throughout the dynamic wellness services industry.

“The 2017 BOLD Award winners exemplify the spirit of the wellness services industry—an industry driven by the desire to help people live healthier, happier lives,” says Rick Stollmeyer, MINDBODY CEO and cofounder. “We couldn’t be more proud to honor these dedicated businesses and practitioners here amongst their peers in the unmatchable energy of the BOLD Conference.”

The 2017 BOLD Awards winners are:

  • BOLD Business of the Year - exemplifies what it means to be bold: taking risks, seizing opportunity and making a lasting impact on its community.
    True Grit Fit (single location)
    Uses boot camp to improve the community with workouts for breast cancer awareness and military nonprofits. Their success is evident by their 113 percent revenue growth and 104 percent client growth.

    Hapa Yoga (multi-location)
    Offers programs for new mothers and their children, including classes that address the physical and emotional aspects of motherhood. The studio saw 71 percent revenue growth year-over-year and was recently approved for franchising.

  • Inspirational Instructor/Professional - inspires his or her clients in every aspect of their lives.
    April Wooten of Studio South
    April, a woman with cerebral palsy and a certified yoga instructor, serves as an inspiration to those intimidated by the practice. She is now working on a series of yoga videos for others with cerebral palsy.
  • Most Innovative Business – has implemented unique ideas that have made a difference in its business and/or industry.
    InnerCity Weightlifting
    Reduces youth violence by connecting at-risk youth with new networks and opportunities, including meaningful career tracks in and beyond personal training. The gym is used to replace segregation and isolation with economic mobility and social inclusion, disrupting the system that leads to urban street violence.
  • Most Compassionate Business – has done the most for its local community.
    American Iron Gym
    Implemented a tutoring program and trains at-risk youth in powerlifting as an incentive for good grades.
  • Greatest Business Growth – has achieved the greatest revenue growth since July 1, 2016.
    Ouidad Salon by Chadwick and Igor (single location)
    Grew their revenue by 157% year-over-year.

    Hapa Yoga (multi-location)
    Grew their revenue by 71% year-over-year.

  • Greatest Customer Growth – has achieved the greatest increase in customers since July 1, 2016.
    SensaFloat Spa (single location)
    179% client growth year-over-year

    StarFit Studio (multi-location)
    105% client growth year-over-year

Recipients of the 2017 BOLD Awards were recognized September 28 at MINDBODY’s annual BOLD Conference in San Diego, California. The BOLD Conference brings together business owners, practitioners, and experts from across the wellness services industry to learn, network, and gain a greater understanding of best practices that can help their businesses thrive.

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