Sherborn parent Ryan T. Debin (39), owner of six My Gym Children’s Fitness Center locations in the Greater Boston area, was awarded the My Gym Worldwide Franchisee of the Year at the company’s regional seminar on May 6th. He shares this award with his wife- Jennifer- and their extraordinary team of teachers, Directors and management staff who work tirelessly to enrich the lives of local children through fitness, fun, and socialization.
Founded in 1983, My Gym Children’s Fitness is the oldest and largest children’s fitness franchise in the world with over 475 locations in 34 countries. Throughout its history, My Gym has developed an amazing program and facility to help children age 6 weeks through 10 years to develop emotionally, physically and cognitively.
The Debin Family acquired My Gym of Medfield in 2012 and soon opened/added five more gyms, two of which were purchased in the past six months. Ryan comes from a background in finance and decided to join the My Gym family after his four (4) children attended classes. “Our family was always drawn to the programs and content of what My Gym offers and we felt like we wanted to be a continued part of bringing this to the community,” he said in an interview in 2013. “I have always loved kids and this felt like a great way to have a positive impact on their lives.”
In 2016, Debin founded Momentum Enterprises, a company that manages and preserves the quality of service at each My Gym and the two adult fitness studios he also owns known as Studio U. The six My Gyms of Momentum Enterprises include My Gym of Boston, Burlington, Framingham, Medfield, Newton, and Glastonbury (CT). Momentum, as it’s colloquially known, employs over 70 people and is committed to creating healthier and happier families in the New England area. The company also has a strong community presence and holds seasonal fundraisers to benefit local charities; to date, over $25,000 has been raised and donated to organizations such as Horizons for Homeless Children, Hope & Comfort, and the American Cancer Society. Momentum Enterprises also awards over $10,000 per year through its My Gym Scholarship Program.
Debin and his Momentum team are no strangers to big goals and bigger actions, and continue to raise the bar to provide excellent service to families throughout New England. “We have the privilege of teaching more than 2,000 children and their families,” Debin says. “We host over 1,000 birthday parties each year… and we develop and train the leaders of tomorrow. Those are the real reasons we work so hard.”
Experience a globally-recognized success story right in your own backyard by visiting any one of Momentum Enterprise’s six My Gym Children’s Fitness Center locations.