HOTWORX welcomes new franchisee, Michael Buoncore, with the purchase of 1 franchise license in West Palm Beach, FL!

What lead you to explore franchise opportunities?
Evy saw an ad on Facebook announcing the start of the Wellington, FL studio’s Pre-Sale. After researching HOTWORX, its concept and the 24/7 access was exactly what she was looking for, so she joined. After her first workout, she called me and said how good it was and I joined. We have both always been fitness-focused and after a couple of months of actively attending we decided to inquire about franchising.

Can you describe your first HOTWORX experience?
Our first HOTWORX session was intense. The heat was a definite game-changer. For Evy, it took a couple of sessions to be convinced, but for me, I was sold after my first session. We have sweated in workouts before, but nothing like this. It felt GREAT! We love the intensity, challenging ourselves and how many calories we burned in such a short amount of time (more workout, less time).

How was  your experience going through the HOTWORX Discovery Process?
The Discovery Process was great and Bebe was fantastic. She answered our questions and provided us with any additional information we requested. We had to slow down the process a bit because of our work/travel schedule, but we got through it.

What was it like attending Discovery Day and meeting the HOTWORX Executive Team?
I read another franchisees response to this question a couple of months back where she said that meeting the corporate staff was like meeting family and I must say that our feelings are mutual. Everyone was so warm and welcoming. It wasn’t your typical corporate environment and we felt very much at home with everyone.

What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs considering the opportunity to franchise with HOTWORX?
Our advice is to take your time and ask a lot of questions. Be sure to communicate as much as necessary with your recruiter to ensure that you understand everything there is to know. I know that we bombarded Bebe and Nancy with a lot of questions and are happy that we did. We happened to raise some questions never asked before and hope that it helps future franchisees.

What are the top 3 reasons you chose to franchise with HOTWORX?
1. We believe in the HOTWORX concept (nothing like it)
2. The support and guidance provided by corporate (just follow the process setup for you)
3. Health benefits and how we will be changing lives for the better.

What goals do you have in bringing HOTWORX to your market?
Our goal is to be the fitness option of choice through partnering with local businesses and community groups.

What are you most excited for in your first year as a HOTWORX franchisee?
We are most excited about being our own bosses and setting up our future.

Congratulations, Michael, and welcome to the HOTWORX family!

Looking for a new business opportunity and want to learn more about HOTWORX? Visit or call (504) 297-1HOT.

Released April 8, 2019