The fat burn revolution in a franchise

Promising that every 30 minutes of exercise within a sásta pod achieves results equivalent to two hours of regular exercise, this unique exercise machine looks set to revolutionise crash weight loss methodology. Jane Denny looks at a revolutionary new franchise.

Mary O’Connor took on the franchise and set up a studio in Cavan after her husband Terry’s insurance premiums were reduced by €80 a month! Confused?! The Franchise Magazine was too. To clarify: The sásta pod exercise regime Terry had undertaken, managed to lower his cholesterol and blood pressure to such a degree that his insurance company re-assessed his risk and cut his premiums.

Mary says her husband lost 28lbs using the sásta fitness pods and she could hardly keep him out of their nearest sásta studio. For that reason it perhaps made most sense for Mary to buy their own sásta studio!

The grandmother of two says: “People are getting great results all the time. For a business that is new it’s gaining positive feedback all of the time.” Lisa Garvin, 30, not only has she shed 38lbs using the revolutionary pods, the experience kick-started a new career and she co-owns a sásta franchise in Sligo with her sister Joanne Cullen. “We have never looked back. sásta is such a rewarding business to own and operate and the assistance we get from Fiona and the team is amazing,” she says. sásta studios’ treadmill-based fitness pods rely on vacuum technology to create the negative pressure needed to accelerate fat burn – the techniques are so ground-breaking they have attracted the praise of a senior Professor at Dublin City University’s exercise centre.

Company founder Fiona Egan is so confident that a sásta franchise will be a success no matter where it is located, that, a new owner failing to recoup their initial investment within the first 24 months of trading will be given the opportunity to sell it back to her.

Fiona is now making the sásta franchise opportunity available at a reduced rate of £150,000 + VAT – a saving of £50,000. Fiona’s franchise offering includes six sásta fitness pods, business set up assistance, premises selection advice, store design, corporate dress, website and social media marketing platforms, ongoing training support and much more.

Although a newcomer to the growing health, fitness and weight-loss industry, the sásta brand plans to supplement its existing four Ireland-based studios with 35 more over the next 24 months. sásta understands the importance of combining exercise with good nutrition, so in addition to the high impact fat burning pod workout, sásta offers their clients, as free extras, a tailored nutrition plan, toning programme and a DVD.