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Starz Program Named rvAwesome Founder of the Year!

December 4th, 2018 – Richmond, Virginia.  The Starz Program, a children’s fitness educational program is named overall winner of the rvAwesome Founder of the Year award.  This inaugural award is sponsored by Venture Forum Richmond, UnBoundRVA and Activation Capital.   


The rvAwesome Founder of the Year award, previously known as Companies to Watch promotes and recognizes vibrant leaders in the local business community. “We are honored the Starz Program has been chosen to receive this award,” said Founder and CEO Sophia Wastler. “We love fostering healthy lifestyles in young children because we know it will have a lasting impact.”


Wastler is a former Health and Physical Education teacher who taught middle school for the Virginia Beach City Public School System. The Starz Program, launched in Hampton Roads, expanded to Richmond, and is now a franchise opportunity available in all 50 states. The program’s unique curriculum promotes skills and fitness which contribute to children’s self-confidence and overall well-being. 


The Starz Program operates within schools, public and private, providing specialized fitness-based classes, on-site at partner schools. By providing these classes on-site in schools and at other facilities, Starz makes it easy for busy families to help their children develop the skills they need to get moving and stay active. 


“It’s exciting to see the impact our program is having on children’s lives. When we teach a child a new skill, we see their self-esteem elevate and higher self-esteem establishes overall success throughout a child’s life” said Wastler. “Our company prides itself on enriching lives and that’s what we are committed to doing as new owners join our team and we Spread Shine across the United States.”For more information on Starz visit or for franchise information

Read more in The Richmond-Times Dispatch


The Richmond-Times Dispatch

Starz feature Article HERE!

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The Virginian-Pilot FEATURES The Starz Program

Check out our feature article HERE!

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