HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – (Jan. 16, 2009) – elements therapeutic massage has named Kyle Gjersee to the position of senior vice president of operations effective immediately.

Gjersee will oversee a growing natonal network of elements therapeutic massage ( www.touchofelements.com ) locations across 20 states and focus on continued growth of the franchised massage therapy concept. Gjersee will report directly to President and CEO of parent company Fitness Together Holdings, Inc. Jeff Jervik. 

“We are honored to welcome Kyle to our team,” said Jervik. “His leadership skills and extensive background in franchising will enable Kyle to champion our brand and further promote our mission of health and wellness.”

Gjersee brings more than 17 years of franchise experience to his new role. Most recently he served as vice president of operations for Spicy Pickle Franchising, LLC, and was responsible for the operations of 10 company and 31 franchised locations with positive system-wide sales growth.

Prior to that, Gjersee served as vice president of transfers for Quiznos in Denver where he spearheaded the transfer of approximately 650 stores in 2007.

Gjersee also served as the vice president of Sold Not Open Management in 2006 where he administered and implemented a program to streamline the timeframe for opening new locations.

Gjersee received his BA in hotel/restaurant management from Washington State University.

About elements therapeutic massage

elements therapeutic massage is headquarted in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and is owned by Fitness Together Holdings, Inc. The parent company oversees Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, a one-on-one personal training fitness franchise established in 1996, and elements therapeutic massage, a massage therapy franchise that began franchising in 2006. Today, the combined franchise network includes more than 700 franchises across the United States, Costa Rica, Israel, Ireland, and Canada. For more information about elements therapeutic massage, visit www.touchofelements.com.