2/8/2008

Pete Taunton, founder of Snap Fitness, once owned a chain of big-box gyms, but the toll the financial and personal commitment took on his life eventually led him to selling them. With Snap Fitness, Taunton has retooled his business model -- by eliminating frills, paring down overhead -- and he is up to 1,173 franchises in 45 states.

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