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Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Start ups:
Achiva Energy
Majority Owners and Westminster Alumni:
Eric Bergstrom
Tim Lawlor
John Maw
Launched in 2011
Approximate Yearly Revenue: 0 - $25,000
Number of Employees other than Owners: 1
Industry: Health & Fitness
Company Overview: Our mission is provide community, inspiration, and innovation to help our tribe achieve their goals.  We provide community though various free events held throughout the year. We provide inspiration by publishing stories of others that have achieved their goals, and we provide innovation through the products we sell.  All of our products are made from ten or fewer healthy ingredients and are designed to help make a healthy lifestyle easy.
Future Growth Plans: Focus on sales so that we can grow and leverage our infrastructure.
Major Accomplishments: We have the infrastructure in place to develop, manufacture, and package all of our own products at a local facility. In addition, we have systems in place that will allow us to scale in a controlled way.
Unite Fitness Retreat
Majority Owner and Westminster Alumni:
Drew Paulos (’12)
Launched in 2012
Number of Employees other than Owner: 5
Approximate Yearly Revenue: $500,001-$1,000,000
Industry: Health & Fitness
Company Overview: Unite Fitness Retreat is a modern live-in weight loss retreat located right here in Salt Lake City, Utah. We provide a uniquely modern and personal approach. You will experience intense exercise, nutritional education, deep relaxation, and life-changing experiences. From the rugged, solitude-seeking explorer, to the spa rejuvenation escapee, we have it! With a team of experienced industry professionals, personal trainers, nutritionists, doctors, chefs, life coaches, health and wellness staff, massage therapists, and more, we have designed a program for effective weight loss and wellness.   We have a wonderful partnership with the Salt Lake City Sheraton, The GYM at City Creek, and the Sanctuary day spa, providing, comfortable, high-end amenities to our participating clients. Life can get busy, stressful, and overwhelming, we invite our customers to come to Unite Retreat to get a “New” outlook on themselves, and achieve the results they deserve.
Future Growth Plans: We see a lot of opportunity for growth and expansion. Our business model was designed to incorporate many avenues for additional products, services, and partnerships.
Early Stage:
Cow Harbor CrossFit
Majority Owners:
Thomas Paresi
Chad Dunsmore
Robert Meuser
Michael Paresi
Westminster Alumni:
Thomas Paresi  (’11)
Chad Dunsmore (’09)
Launched in 2012
Number of Employees other than Owners: 1
Approximate Yearly Revenue: $100,001-$500,000
Industry: Health & Fitness
Company Overview: Cow Harbor CrossFit offers the community of East Northport, NY just that, a sense of community. All of us here, both coaches and members, come together to support and encourage people to change their lives for the better, each and every day. We offer strength and conditioning classes, along with nutritional consultation, with the goal of forging a community of elite fitness.
Future Growth Plans: As we are halfway through our first year, we are looking to outgrow our current space (2000 square feet) and move into a larger facility (5000+ square feet).We are also growing our business to specialize in certain areas, such as kid's classes and sport specific training.
Major Accomplishments: Only 6 months in and we have a strong community of over 70 members!
Majority Owner and Westminster Alumni:
David Jed Squires                                                                              
Launched in 2012
Approximate Yearly Revenue: 0- $25,000
Industry: Health & Fitness
Company Overview: RECORD BREAKING FITNESS is a company dedicated to helping people achieve their personal best. Here is our mission statement:    Record Breaking Fitness is dedicated to helping others discover and achieve their personal best. We believe this is a life-long pursuit and that the process of striving toward the goal, not the goal itself, is the true reward.
Future Growth Plans: Further develop programming for other fitness professionals to utilize.
Resilient Body Nutrition
Majority Owner and Westminster Alumni:
Kate Dowden, RN BSN ‘08
Instagram: @resilientbodynutrition
Launched in 2014
Approximate Yearly Revenue: $25,001-$50,000
Industry: Health & Fitness
Overview: Resilient Body Nutrition incorporates over 50 years of research regarding the benefits of whole plant based food into a fun, hands-on skill oriented educational experience. Focused on simple skills and plant based nutrition education Resilient Body Nutrition's services include private consulting, corporate lunch and learn, 6 week immersion course and private parties. Eating healthfully is the best medicine, Nurse Kate makes it easy to digest.
Future Growth Plans: Resilient Body Nutrition would like to first establish a presence of integrity, trust and respect in the Salt Lake area. Multiple other services and local collaborations to increase the reach of the whole plant based food message are in the works with the goal of an eventual franchise operation to further increase and widen the platform. 
Four Pillar Fitness
Majority Owners:
Matt Carlson
Reed Carlson
Ryan Larsen
Westminster Alumni:
Matt Carlson (’11)
Launched in 2005
Number of Employees other than Owner: 6
Approximate Yearly Revenue: $500,001-$1,000,000
Industry: Health & Fitness
Company Overviw: Coach individuals on all aspects of fitness to help them make lifestyle changes of healthy living. We focus on taking people from where they are to where they want to be.
Future Growth Plans: Opening 2nd facility 2013.
Major Accomplishment: Top 10 in Utah Student 25 two years in a row. Was featured on The Biggest Loser for helping Deni Hill win.