YogaWorks

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YogaWorks
Founded 1987
Founders Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller
Headquarters Santa Monica, United States
Number of locations
40
Area served
California, New York, Massachusetts
Key people
Phil Swain, CEO
Products yoga clothing & accessories
Services yoga classes
Revenue $3 million (2007)[1]
Website www.yogaworks.com

YogaWorks is a Santa Monica based, privately held yoga studio, chain and retailer.[2] It was founded in California in 1987.[3]

History[edit]

Yogaworks was founded by two yoga teachers, Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller.[1] Phil Swain became the company's CEO in 2005.[4] In 2007 Yogaworks had 14 locations in the states of California and New York[5] and by 2008 the company had expanded to 21 yoga studios.[1] In 2014, the company and its 29 yoga studios were purchased by Great Hill Partners for $45 million.[4][6] As of 2015 the company had 40 yoga studios including two in the Boston area which it acquired that year.[3] In 2015 the company said it had plans for further expansion into San Diego, San Francisco, New York City, Boston and Washington DC.[6]

Products and services[edit]

The company offers yoga classes and sells yoga clothing and accessories. YogaWorks also offers training programs for yoga teachers. Some locations offer juice bars and spa-like amenities.[citation needed] Its classes are accessed exclusively through a membership fee program.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sarah Duxbury (October 31, 2008). "Yoga Stretches Into the Bay Area". San Francisco Business Times. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Nieder, Alison. "YogaWorks Has Eye on California for Retail Rollout". Apparel News. Apparel News. Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Geller, Jessica (September 9, 2015). "YogaWorks aquires two Boston yoga studios to enter Mass. market". Boston Globe. Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Gillian Tan (July 18, 2014). "Private-Equity Firms Race to Buy Fitness Chains". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Betsy Boyd (July 1, 2007). "Competition for Area Students Will Go to the Mat". Ventura County Star. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Masunaga, Samantha (June 4, 2015). "YogaWorks chain stretches its reach in California with deal". LA Times. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ Black, Black (September 23, 2015). "Phil Swain". Huffington Post. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 

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