Magdalena & Agnieszka Studio Figura owners in Leicester - true friends who prove that running a business with a friend can work in its best!
From a young age I was always inspired by my mum. She was an independent women and extremely driven. She opened her own business when I was about 7. She had to start from the bottom and learn a lot along the way. She was quickly very successful and I was very proud of her. Wanting to be like my mum, I attended University and graduated as a teacher. Shortly after I moved to England in my early 20’s and after working several different occupations for not much reward I ended up in a pre-school. I enjoyed it for a while thinking this could be my first step back into teaching but unfortunately the job was taking up all of my free time.
When I did have free time I loved visiting my family back in Poland and going to Studio Figura Lubicz with my sister. It was my sanctuary! Then just over a year ago, when I was doing lymphatic drainage, my sister suggested starting my own Studio Figura. I laughed it off but my sister Maja arranged a call with Malgorzata Pawlowska, the owner of Studio Figura Lubicz. After that conversation I couldn’t stop thinking about it and the things that I could achieve. Back in England and fully motivated, I went straight over to see my best friend Agnieszka and asked her if she wanted to be my business partner. And she said yes!!! She couldn’t resist me haha. We have been open for 18 months now and I couldn’t be happier.
I would like to thank Malgorzata Pawlowska – the owner of Studio Figura Lubicz, for my never ending questions and also providing me with Studio Figura, when I needed it most!
I originally came to England in 2009 for only 3 months. Now 10 years has passed, I am still here and I would not change my life for any other. It is like life made its own path. I am happily married to my love and best friend Adam and mother to 2 beautiful girls. I am also a successful business co-owner of Studio Figura Leicester.
I was always a very active person. I went to sports school and for many years I participated in wrestling which I enjoyed very much. One day, Magda came to me with the offer of being her business partner and opening Studio Figura. I did some research and found out a lot about the Studio Figura Concept. I loved the fact that women’s health and fitness was so important. It played a big part in my life too, so I didn’t hesitate with making my decision. It was a massive investment, so I was a bit scared but since I moved to England I didn’t have satisfaction in any job. And this is the main reason why I have decided to do this with Magda.
I can tell today that what we are doing for our clients is really rewarding and brings me lots of joy. I am glad I can support them in their weight loss journey. If somebody asked me now “would you do it again? would you open a studio?”, my answer would be yes! I love my job and if you love what you are doing, it’s a massive bonus.
We both would like to thank Sylwia Sokolowska – the owner of 2 Studio Figura’s in Bielsko Biala, 1 Studio Figura in London, for being our guardian angel, helping us with our Grand Opening and for being so supportive.
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Sylwia Sokolowska is the Managing Director and Franchise Consultant for Studio Figura International.
I was seduced by the opportunity to work in a feminine environment, with a flexible schedule (I am my own boss!), without stress, with low investment demand and rapid pay-off. I had no experience in this field, but I received comprehensive training and certification from Studio Figura. I am working the second year already and I am satisfied with my studio and the excellent results of my clients!
My journey with Studio Figura started similarly like other Studio Figura owners. First, I was a client. I became so fascinated with the machines, especially with Roll Shapers that I decided to start this business. I opened my first studio 3 years ago, three next studios I opened one year ago and this year I’m opening my 5th Studio. I became addicted to the Concept, my success proves that it works!