International Fitness Franchisor to Speak at Titus Center

August 2019

Emma Lehner, co-founder of the world’s largest electrical muscular stimulation boutique fitness concept, will speak at a Titus Center for Franchising event this fall.

Bodystreet co-founder Emma Lehner will speak at the Titus Center for Franchising this fall. Bodystreet is the world's largest muscular stimulation boutique fitness concept, with 300 studios in seven countries.

Lehner will share her insights on franchising 11 a.m. Oct. 16 in Vera Lea Rinker Hall, 326 Acacia Rd. The talk is open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

In 2007, Lehner and her husband Matthias established Bodystreet as a single micro-studio in Germany. Today, there are 300 Bodystreet studios in seven countries.

“Emma Lehner knows all about persistence, both as an athlete and a business woman,” said Dr. John P. Hayes, director of the Titus Center for Franchising and the Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership. “Her presentation at PBA will remain a favorite among students for the entire academic year.” 

Lehner, a member of the Tanzanian National Athletics Association, moved to Germany in 1986 to study physical therapy. After working with patients for a decade, she realized her passion was in preventative care.

She owned a conventional gym in Munich. Her experience using electrical muscle stimulation as a physical therapist allowed her to incorporate the treatment into fitness workouts.

Bodystreet values sustainability through environmentally-friendly practices and minimalism. The company received its fifth consecutive German Fairness Award in 2018.

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