How lucky I was to be referred to Frank Sahlein over 20 years ago! My journey began with a mentor who knew Frank as he helped her start her successful gymnastics school back in the late ’90s. I knew I was in good hands with the initial consulting and support. The gym grew quickly and I ran a successful non-competitive program for 9 years. Then, I lost my lease. With little appropriate space available close by, an opportunity came up to buy a building less than one mile away. Coming from 6500 sq. ft. of rented space, this building was 30,000sq. ft. What should I do? I called Frank and brought him to see the potential site. We immediately put an expansion plan in place. He advised me how to relocate the gym, add programs to fill the new 14,000 sq. ft. portion of the space, and then plan how to eventually take over the rest of the building.
Sticking to the plan, five years later, I built a swim school in the building. It too grew fast. Remember that mentor I mentioned who introduced me to Frank? There was no swim school by her gym. 2 years ago I thought there maybe potential for a second swim school location there. What did I do? I called Frank. He supported the expansion idea and now I have a second swim location that has grown even faster than the first. I’m confident to say I would not have taken any of the risks I did if it were not for having Frank on my team. He is truly an industry guru and his advice, resources, and personal commitment to growth and education is incomparable. Anyone looking for success in the children’s activity center business needs Frank and 3rd Level consulting on their team!
Sally Poveromo, Owner
Planet Gymnastics & Little Flippers Swim School
Natick, MA | US