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Friday, Mar 01, 2019


Jabz Boxing Welcomes New Ownership at 16th and Bell Location

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 Popular Female-Only Boxing Studio in North Phoenix Energized by Existing Jabz Boxing Owners 

PHOENIX – Jabz Boxing announced new ownership for the 16th and Bell location with existing franchisees Marie Miller and Jennifer Nikolou. This will be the second location for Marie and Jennifer.

The team’s prior experience in the industry positions them for success as they become multi-unit owners. Marie has a background in sales, marketing, real estate, community development and fitness, while Nikolou brings deep experience in marketing communications, having spent 20 years in the field. Nikolou is currently working as a national account manager at a healthcare information management company. Adding to the high-energy team is Brant Miller with years of experience as a personal trainer and small business owner.

Known for its full-body circuit style workout that utilizes boxing inspired exercises designed specifically for all women, the studio is located at 1614 E Bell Rd, Suite 109, conveniently situated at the busy intersection of 16th Street and Bell Road.

“Our first Jabz studio has proven to be incredibly rewarding,” said Marie, co-owner of the Jabz 16th and Bell studio. “We’re excited to give people the tools they need to make changes in their lives and empower even more women in the North Phoenix market,” added Brant. “Building a community for women to support each other is what our business is all about – it’s a fantastic feeling to be able to change the lives of our friends and neighbors,” said Nikolou.

Committed to cultivating an empowering fitness community for women, Jabz Boxing offers intense boxing-inspired, full-body workouts to help clients achieve their fitness goals. With 16 women to a class, Jabz classes are kept small to encourage a positive workout experience. All classes are lead by dedicated, certified instructors who offer one-on-one support for all members.

“Marie and Jennifer have already proven their ability to change lives with their first location in Central Phoenix,” said Kimberlee White, CEO and co-founder of Jabz Boxing. “We are fully confident that the team, along with Brant will bring this same energy to North Phoenix.”

Founded in 2012 in Scottsdale by Len Hayko and Kimberlee White, Jabz Boxing took Arizona by storm, quickly becoming the leading boxing-inspired fitness concept in the area due to its high intensity, results driven workouts and strong sense of community. Franchising began in 2013, and Jabz Boxing has already grown to a total of 20 Arizona locations and one location in the Philadelphia metro area. Now, Jabz Boxing plans to increase its footprint across the country, entering key markets, where it will bring women an empowering community and energetic workout experience.

As the fitness studio concept continues to rapidly expand into key markets across the United States, Jabz Boxing is actively seeking qualified franchisees who are passionate about fitness and entrepreneurship to join its system and bring the Jabz culture of female empowerment to their local communities. 

About Jabz Boxing

Jabz Boxing, a full-body circuit style workout utilizing boxing inspired exercises designed specifically for all women. Our focus is on developing fitness rather than fighters. Our workouts combine cardio, strength training, core work, and plyometrics to help give clients a full body workout to maximize results and meet all of our client’s fitness needs.

Jabz workouts change daily to help keep our client’s bodies constantly challenged and our Jabz certified trainers are prepared to help guide and motivate women of all different sizes, ages and body types though an energetic and intimate workout experience.

Since it began franchising in 2013, Jabz Boxing has now grown to 20 franchise locations in Arizona and New Jersey.

About ZGrowth Partners LLC

Partnering with Great Brands to Build World Class Franchise Systems. ZGrowth Partners is a consulting firm specializing in managing the franchise sales, operations and brand development of emerging franchise concepts. Through its private equity fund, ZGrowth Capital, our strength is focusing on investing in and growing differentiated franchise concepts with attractive unit-level economics.