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Franchisee success – Karen Haynes of Simply Stride

Karen was already running a profitable business, so wasn’t actively looking for a new opportunity.

However, she was feeling a little isolated and keen to work in a more social environment. Inspired by the ethos of Simply Stride, and how they make people feel, she was also impressed by the level of support they offered. Karen needed reassurance to enable her to maintain the business.

Now a Franchisee, Karen feels she’s benefiting from an organised, progressive business model. The ‘Getting Started’ advice was particularly useful: it gave her time out of her everyday challenges to focus on forward planning which is vital, of course, for any business.

She felt that their people, particularly Lisa Eastwood, had been a great source of advice and down-to-earth, operations knowledge. Above all, Karen is really happy with the positivity and mindfulness of Simply Stride. She loves the fact you can watch people grow in fitness – and in confidence. It’s an excellent opportunity all round.