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IHRSA 2022 is Only Six Weeks Away, Register Today!
Posted: May 17, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA 2022MIAMI, FL - The event of the year is almost here! Next month, IHRSA will bring together over 6,000 global fitness professionals, suppliers and industry partners for the event of the year, where attendees will interact in-person and virtually with four keynote presenters, sessions from over 125 industry experts and thought-leaders as well as product and service exhibits from hundreds of vendors! Read More...

Planet Fitness Hagerstown Hosts Grand Reopening
Posted: May 17, 2022 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAGERSTOWN, MD - Planet Fitness, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, recently celebrated the grand reopening of its Hagerstown club. Planet Fitness Hagerstown originally opened in 2009 and recently underwent over $1 million worth of renovations. Expanded by 4,000 square feet of space, the now 21,250 square-foot club features a new PF Black Card Spa area, new strength and cardio equipment, TRX suspension training, updated locker rooms, new entrance way floor tile and a new front desk. Read More...

Peloton and iFIT Announce Settlement of All Pending Litigation
Posted: May 16, 2022 in Suppliers

PelotonNEW YORK, N.Y. and LOGAN, UT - Peloton (NASDAQ: PTON) and iFIT announce the settlement of all pending litigation between them. All pending actions between the companies will be dismissed. As a result of this comprehensive settlement, iFIT has agreed to remove certain on-demand leaderboard technology from its products, and Peloton has agreed to license certain iFIT patents relating to remote control technology. The parties are pleased to put the litigations behind them and will have no further comment. Read More...

Life Time Closes on $175 Million in Sale-Leaseback Transactions Year To Date
Posted: May 16, 2022 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time Group Holdings, Inc. ("Life Time" or the "Company") (NYSE: LTH) announces it has now closed on sale-leaseback transactions involving four of its owned properties totaling $175 million. Read More...

Wellbeats President Jason Von Bank Named Award Finalist
Posted: May 16, 2022 in Suppliers

WellbeatsMINNEAPOLIS, MN - Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company, announces that Jason Von Bank, Wellbeats President and LifeSpeak COO, has been selected as a Finalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 Heartland Award. Von Bank was chosen by a panel of independent judges based on criteria that included entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. Read More...

Athletic Republic Announces National Franchise Expansion as the Demand for Science-Backed Training Continues to Grow
Posted: May 16, 2022 in Chains

Athletic RepublicPARK CITY, UT - Athletic Republic, a premier destination for individualized, sport-specific training backed by data and science, has announced plans for national expansion through franchising. Revolutionizing how we approach fitness, Athletic Republic trains the metabolic, neurologic and muscular systems in order for athletes both to maximize their abilities and achieve their sport performance goals. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Warner Robins, Georgia
Posted: May 11, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseWARNER ROBINS, GA - Crunch Franchise has announced the upcoming October 2022 opening of Crunch Warner Robins, a spacious 40,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Crunch Warner Robins is owned by fitness industry veteran and enthusiast Brian Hibbard, Chief Executive Officer for Fitness Ventures, LLC, which owns and operates Crunch Fitness locations across the U.S. Read More...

SilverSneakers Marks Unparalleled 30 Year Legacy of Reinventing Active Aging
Posted: May 11, 2022 in Suppliers

SilverSneakersFRANKLIN, TN - SilverSneakers by Tivity Health, a leading community fitness program for seniors, will host a series of virtual and in-person events and activities throughout 2022 to honor its rich history and steadfast growth over the past 30 years. The company is not only celebrating the brand's longevity but also its evolution to a healthy lifestyle program that continues to meet members where they are by offering in-person and virtual senior-focused curriculum, physical activity, social engagement and mental enrichment opportunities. Read More...

CycleBar Opens 250th Studio, Rides Past 500 Signed Agreements
Posted: May 11, 2022 in Chains

CycleBarIRVINE, CA - CycleBar, the world’s largest indoor cycling brand, announceds it has opened its 250th studio and secured more than 500 franchise agreements, vastly increasing its reach amidst a global pandemic. Since being acquired by Xponential Fitness in 2017, CycleBar’s trajectory has been tremendous, further heightened by the boom in the popularity of indoor cycling during the pandemic. In the past year alone, the brand secured more than 100 franchise agreements, and the milestone 250th studio, owned by Beth Russo, opened recently in Parker, Colorado. Read More...

Planet Fitness Announces New Development Agreement in New Zealand
Posted: May 10, 2022 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT) has announced the Company has signed an Area Development Agreement with Castle Point Fitness NZ Ltd. ("Castle Point"), to expand the brand into New Zealand. Castle Point is a joint venture between the founder of The Fresnel Companies, LLC, a U.S. based investment firm with substantial international experience, and a private family office. The agreement will bring a minimum of 25 Planet Fitness locations to New Zealand over the next several years. Read More...

Xponential Fitness Signs Multi-Brand Master Franchise Agreement for Mexico
Posted: May 10, 2022 in Chains

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: XPOF), the largest global franchisor of boutique fitness brands, announces it has signed a Master Franchise Agreement in Mexico for three of its brands: StretchLab, Rumble and AKT. The agreement provides the Master Franchisee with the opportunity to license at least 60 studios across the three brands to potential franchisees in Mexico over the next 10 years. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Acquires Two VASA Fitness Locations
Posted: May 9, 2022 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsWICHITA, KS - Genesis Health Clubs has announced the purchase of both Wichita-area VASA Fitness locations. The move is the latest in a dramatic strengthening of the company’s footprint in and around its home base and corporate headquarters in Wichita after years of expansion in the surrounding cities and states. Read More...

Tony de Leede Named as Wellness Partner for Storylines Private Residential Ship
Posted: May 9, 2022 in Other News

Tony de LeedeWorldwide - Storylines has announced Wellness Entrepreneur and Founder of Wellness Solutions, Tony de Leede, as a partner to build the largest Wellness Centre at Sea onboard their Private Residential Ship. Owners living aboard the ship will enjoy a 10,000 square foot health and wellness spa with anti-aging clinic and extensive indoor and outdoor fitness areas. The extensive wellness facilities are part of the company’s goal of providing a healthy travel lifestyle for the global citizens living aboard, enabling them to reach and maintain their optimal state of health while they travel the world. Read More...

In-Shape Health Clubs Appoints Kendall Ware COO
Posted: May 5, 2022 in Chains

In-ShapeSTOCKTON, CA - In-Shape Health Clubs, California’s premier destination for fitness and recreation, announced the appointment of Kendall Ware to Chief Operating Officer. With leadership experience in growing brands, building strong teams and improving operations as a strategic business and franchising leader, Mr. Ware will oversee operations, sales and fitness for In-Shape Health Clubs. Read More...

ACSM Supports $125M for Crucial CDC Wellness Division
Posted: May 5, 2022 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACSM, through its membership in the Physical Activity Alliance, has reached out to the leadership of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies with a request to allocate $125M for the CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) for Fiscal Year 2023. The DNPAO promotes active living and healthy eating across the nation. Read More...

Crunch Franchise, Undefeated Tribe Announces Newest Location in Yukon, Oklahoma
Posted: May 4, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseYUKON, OK - Crunch Franchise and Undefeated Tribe have announced the fall 2022 opening of Crunch Yukon, a $5 million, 35,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities open 24/7. Crunch Yukon is owned by fitness industry veteran Tony Hartl, CEO and Co-Founder of Undefeated Tribe. Hartl plans to open 50 Crunch Fitness locations in Texas and other states. Read More...

Exos, the Powerhouse Behind Top NFL Athletes, Breaks Company Records at 2022 NFL Draft
Posted: May 4, 2022 in Chains

exosPHOENIX, AZ - Exos, an industry leader in human performance, has announced its sports division’s record-setting year and industry-leading season, which the brand attributes to their athletes' success at the 2022 NFL combine and draft. This year, Exos produced the No. 1 draft selection, four of the Top 10 picks, 13 (40%) first-round picks and 43 of the Top 100 draftees. Read More...

Fitness Premier 24/7 Clubs Signs First Franchisee in Georgia
Posted: May 3, 2022 in Chains

Fitness Premier 24/7SAVANNAH, GA - After years of military service, often keeping the two separated for long stints of time, Kyle and Maria Retter have returned stateside and are raising a young family. Now that they have returned home, the Retters are excited to be expanding the quickly growing, 17-location fitness concept, Fitness Premier 24/7 Clubs, to Georgia. Read More...

Members of Congress Get Moving in the 2022 Congressional Physical Activity Challenge with Myzone and the PAA
Posted: May 2, 2022 in Suppliers

MYZONEWASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the success of last year’s event, members of the U.S. Congress are taking part in the 2022 Congressional Physical Activity Challenge, hosted in partnership by Myzone and the Physical Activity Alliance. Coinciding with National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May, the competition is open to all members of Congress and their DC Congressional staff. Read More...

Club Pilates Partners with Profile Plan to Provide All-Encompassing Wellness to Members
Posted: May 2, 2022 in Chains

Club PilatesIRVINE, CA - Club Pilates, the world’s largest Pilates franchise, has partnered with Profile Plan, a leading health and nutrition virtual program, to help members achieve all of their health and wellness goals both on and off of the Reformer. Read More...

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