Local Entrepreneur Opens Strengtherapy Center for Older Adults in Sugar Land


Sugar Land is the latest home to a company that is achieving its mission of helping older Americans to age successfully, restore vitality and gain the ability to live life to its fullest through its scientifically proven Strengtherapy® System that regenerates years of functional  strength.

ActiveRx Sugar Land is the first location to open in a 25-unit regional development footprint in the Houston metropolitan area by ActiveRx, an emerging franchise brand with a national network of Strengtherapy®  Centers.

Bart Duckworth, the Houston-based regional franchise developer, is partnering with his son, Ben Duckworth, and Gavin Reichman, president and COO of the Houston operation, to introduce the rapidly expanding brand, best known for its success in strength regeneration (Strengtherapy Regen) and physical rehabilitation (Strengtherapy Rehab) in the 60+ age  group.

The trio is committed to enhancing the quality of life for people in greater Houston’s 60 and older population by enhancing their physical strength, their self-confidence and  independence.

“Older adults are increasingly pursuing a healthier and more active lifestyle. Our proven Strengtherapy System regenerates years of functional strength with a modest investment of time,” said Paul Riley, ActiveRx CEO. “ActiveRx members experience powerful, life-altering improvements in function, balance and fall prevention, disease prevention and vast improvements in quality of life. At our Strengtherapy® Centers, ActiveRx facilitates these amazing transformations in an empowering and nurturing community that is committed to a culture of caring in an atmosphere that is vibrant and fun,” he  added.

Bart Duckworth became involved with ActiveRx after he saw the need, first hand, for a strength regeneration program for his own mother. “When I learned about the amazing results older adults were achieving in regaining independence and preventing falls at ActiveRx locations in other cities, I decided it was just time to bring this model to Houston,” he  said.

ActiveRx Sugar Land is located at 2415 Town Center Drive, Suite  200.

As part of its Grand Opening celebration, ActiveRx Sugar Land is scheduling complimentary Personal Consultations and other special promotions through Saturday, August  15.

A $99 Grand Opening Package, valued at $399, is now available and includes the  following:

  • Comprehensive Strengtherapy Evaluation
  • 3 weeks of Strengtherapy Regen Sessions (up to 12 sessions)
  • Waiver of the enrollment fee (a $99 value) upon purchase of an annual membership

The Duckworths and Reichman plan to open 25 neighborhood Strengtherapy Centers in Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers and Austin counties over the next three to five years, and are scouting locations in the Memorial area, Katy and The  Woodlands.

Reichman anticipates serving an average of 500 Strengtherapy Regen Members and 300 Strengtherapy Rehab Patients annually at each Center in the greater Houston  market.

“Our members feel secure in an atmosphere where they can concentrate on improving their lives, and continue to change the way they think and feel about aging,” Duckworth  said.

With 11 locations now operating in eight states, the opening in Sugar Land is part of the company’s remarkable growth since the beginning of 2015. ActiveRx has executed agreements that will add 20 new centers to its nationwide network. Company executives anticipate closing an additional 10-15 franchise agreements before the end of 2015 and as many as 20-25 more in 2016. ActiveRx has successfully established locations in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, South Carolina and Texas, and will soon launch new Strengtherapy® Centers in Connecticut and Las  Vegas.

In its most recent deal, the company announced plans to bring three to five centers to Florida, South Carolina and New England by the end of this year and add six to eight more in those states in  2016.

About  ActiveRx

Based in Westborough, Massachusetts, ActiveRx is the premiere destination for people 60 and older looking to enhance their quality of life by increasing the power of their bodies and their confidence, camaraderie and independence. Through its proprietary Strengtherapy® System, a scientifically proven method that regenerates years of functional strength with a minimal time investment, ActiveRx restores vitality and the ability to live life to the fullest. Founded in 2008, ActiveRx has 11 locations in eight states. For more information about Strengtherapy and the services available at ActiveRx Strengtherapy Centers nationwide, visit  ActiveRx.com.

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