Locally-owned fitness boutique to franchise

By Audrey Williams

February 18, 2013 Updated Feb 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- A small, locally-owned fitness boutique is looking to expand nationwide.

Body Fitness Boutique opened less than a year ago in Peoria's Junction City. They offer cutting edge classes like Pole Fitness, Hot Yoga, Suspended power Pilates and TRX.

Now, owner Sarah Krupka says a national franchising organization wants to take her business to the next level.

Krupka said Francorp is responsible for franchising businesses like Buffalo Wild Wings, Hallmark and Holiday Inn.

"We are beyond humbled that our small, little dream in Peoria, Illinois is about to become a National or even International franchise. Basically what Francorp is doing is taking and digesting everything that Body has to offer and helping us replicate it nationwide," she said.

Krupka and Francorp will soon begin the process of looking for the right people and locations to expand.