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Mountainside Fitness Founder, Tom Hatten, Releases “Dream On” For Charity
Posted: January 8, 2019 in Chains

Dream On by Tom HattenPHOENIX, AZ - In 1991, Mountainside Fitness Owner, Tom Hatten, had just $2,000 to his name and a dream to open his own gym. He was just 22-years-old and a student at Arizona State University at the time, but thanks to family and friends and a perseverance to succeed, Hatten would go on to owning and operating Arizona's biggest fitness empire. Now, 30 years and 17 Mountainside Fitness locations later, Hatten reflects in his new memoir, "Dream On," about this remarkable journey and what it takes to build a business from the ground up. Hatten tells all, from the highs of starting his own business to the crashing lows including bankruptcy, jail time and a horrific personal tragedy. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Continues Its West Texas Expansion With Midland Location
Posted: January 7, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMIDLAND, TX - Crunch Fitness announced that construction is beginning for a fitness center in Midland, Texas. Located in a shopping complex, the expansive new club will be open 24/7 and feature state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, as well as Crunch's popular group fitness offerings. Crunch Midland is taking over roughly 35,000 square feet from Kohl's, which is downsizing. Starting in January, prospective members will be able to sign up for discounted early memberships. The club's first 500 members will receive a free t-shirt and gym bag, discounts on small group and personal training, and more. Read More...

Blink Fitness Launches a First-of-its-Kind Technology and Takes a Major Leap Towards Ending the One-Size-Fits-All Gym Landscape
Posted: January 7, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness introduces a proprietary Personalized Mobile Companion, a breakthrough technology designed to change the one-size-fits-all gym landscape for good. This technology enables Blink members to receive a daily, personalized content feed tailored to their specific goals across a variety of healthy living topics that will enable them to exercise better, eat better, recharge better and live better. Read More...

Golub Capital Provides $120 Million One-Loan Debt Facility to Support the Refinancing of EOS Fitness by Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co.
Posted: January 7, 2019 in Chains

EōS FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Golub Capital has announced that, as Administrative Agent, it provided a $120 million GOLD facility to support the refinancing of EōS Fitness ("EōS" or the "Company") by Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. ("BRS"). GOLD financings are Golub Capital One-Loan Debt facilities. The financing from Golub Capital will be used to expand EōS's footprint and open more gyms throughout the U.S., bringing affordable fitness to more Americans. Read More...

Planet Fitness to Open “Judgement Free” Club in Mount Pleasant
Posted: January 4, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessMOUNT PLEASANT, PA - Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. and home of the Judgement Free Zone®, announced it will open its first location in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania in the fall of 2019. The 10,000 square-foot Mount Pleasant Planet Fitness will offer state of the art cardio machines and strength equipment, 30-Minute Express Circuit, fully equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, numerous flat screen televisions, HydroMassage loungers, massage chairs, tanning beds, a Total Body Enhancement booth and more. Read More...

Life Time Celebrates Founding Partnership With the Minnesota Timberwolves
Posted: January 4, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyMINNEAPOLIS, MN - Longtime Timberwolves sponsor, Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand which operates 23 athletic resorts in the Twin Cities, is set to celebrate its Founding Partnership. Life Time, as a Founding Partner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, was instrumental in the renovation of Target Center, including the $18 million renovation of its Life Time Athletic location in the lower level of the building. As well, it worked with the Timberwolves to create the Life Time Lobby, where hundreds of thousands enter for Timberwolves and Lynx games yearly. Read More...

MINDBODY Research Reveals the Strongest Wellness Markets in America
Posted: January 3, 2019 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - MINDBODY (NASDAQ: MB), a leading technology platform for the fitness, beauty and wellness services industries, released the MINDBODY Wellness Index, a first-of-its-kind research study ranking the overall strength of the top 50 major wellness markets in the U.S. through a comprehensive analysis of consumer attitudes and behaviors together with wellness business performance. Read More...

Women in Tennis Forum to Be Held During PTR International Tennis Symposium
Posted: January 3, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis Registry HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that it will hold a Women in Tennis Forum during the PTR International Tennis Symposium - February 12 - 15, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The Forum will be on Thursday, February 14. Sarah Stone will moderate a panel of experts, including former World #1 Gigi Fernandez, Andy Murray’s coach Judy Murray, Tennis Australia’s Emma Doyle and Leizel Huber’s coach Tony Huber. Read More...

ClubCorp Acquires TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas
Posted: January 2, 2019 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs – announces the acquisition of TPC Craig Ranch, a premier, private club in the Dallas suburb of McKinney. Located on 233 acres of breathtaking countryside within a lifestyle community, TPC Craig Ranch features a Tom Weiskopf-designed championship golf course, ranked #18 on Golf Digest’s 2018 “Best Golf Courses in Texas” list. Read More...

Equinox Debuts Short Film To Celebrate Brand Ethos “It’s Not Fitness. It’s Life.”
Posted: January 2, 2019 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, a global lifestyle leader, debuted its short film, LIFE, directed by fashion legend, visionary photographer and SHOWstudio director, Nick Knight, featuring talent across a rich cultural spectrum who represent the brand's boundary-breaking ethos. LIFE celebrates Equinox's continued exploration of the world beyond fitness, re-envisioning Equinox's emblematic "It's Not Fitness, It's Life" mantra. The dynamic, joyful and powerful moments in the film crystallize the meaning of high performance living from the brand that single-handedly created it. Read More...

Technogym Wins the Good Design Award 2018 With SKILLBIKE
Posted: January 2, 2019 in Suppliers

Technogym: The Wellness CompanyNEW YORK, N.Y. - SKILLBIKE by Technogym has been awarded with the Good Design Award 2018, one of the world’s most recognized and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The trademarked awards were created in Chicago in 1950 by three architects: Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. Read More...

End of 2018 Update From ALS TDI
Posted: December 31, 2018 in Other News

ALS Therapy Development InstituteCAMBRIDGE, MA - As our team works through the last hours of 2018, we wanted to take the time to reflect on some of the ALS Therapy Development Institute’s notable accomplishments from the year. Despite all the progress made this year, we know that 2018 also brought incredible loss to families and people battling this disease. Loss of independence, loss of abilities and the devastating loss of loved ones. Not a day goes by at ALS TDI that we don’t mourn someone who has passed and talk to others who are currently fighting. These conversations motivate us to keep up the momentum of 2018 and try to do even more in 2019. Read More...

A Healthier America in 2019: Life Time Releases Lifestyle Survey Results
Posted: December 28, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyMINNEAPOLIS, MN - We hear it every year... the biggest resolution for the coming year is to lose weight. But, how about for 2019? Results from a new survey conducted by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, reveal that more than half of respondents are committed to improving overall well-being and mental health as the top pick for the New Year. Read More...

Planet Fitness Kicks Off 2019 By “Getting Down” With Actor And Comedian J.B. Smoove
Posted: December 27, 2018 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., announced that actor and comedian J.B. Smoove will headline the Company's new creative campaign, "Get Down With Your Judgement Free Self," and partner with the brand in the first quarter of 2019. The campaign debuts on New Year's Eve as an extension of Planet Fitness' sponsorship of Times Square's iconic New Year's Eve celebration. Read More...

Tennis Industry Magazine Names 2018 “Champions of Tennis”
Posted: December 26, 2018 in Suppliers

Tennis Industry AssociationNEW YORK, N.Y. - Larry Ellison, Co-founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of software giant Oracle, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2018 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2019 issue. Ellison led off the magazine’s 18th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. In addition to its Person of the Year, Tennis Industry also named winners in 23 other categories for its 2018 Champions of Tennis Awards... Read More...

Anytime Fitness Announces Development Plans for Alabama
Posted: December 26, 2018 in Chains

Anytime FitnessMONTGOMERY, AL - Anytime Fitness, one of the world's fastest-growing fitness franchises, recently announced plans to introduce 30 new gyms in targeted areas throughout Alabama. The community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations within the next five years. Currently, there are 33 Anytime Fitness gyms open in Alabama. Read More...

MINDBODY Enters into Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $1.9 Billion
Posted: December 25, 2018 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - MINDBODY (NASDAQ: MB) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading investment firm focused on software, data and technology-enabled businesses. Under the terms of the agreement, Vista will acquire all outstanding shares of MINDBODY common stock for a total value of approximately $1.9 billion. MINDBODY shareholders will receive $36.50 in cash per share, representing a 68% premium to the unaffected closing price as of December 21, 2018. Read More...

ClubIntel Announces the Release of the 2018 International Health/Fitness Industry Trend Study – What’s All The Rage?
Posted: December 20, 2018 in Suppliers

ClubIntelDALLAS, TX - ClubIntel, a global leader in conducting market research related to the health/fitness industry, announces the publication of the 2018 International Health/Fitness Industry Trend Study – What’s All the Rage? This comprehensive fitness industry trend study, now in its fourth year, explored 105 industry trends across four major categories: equipment, facilities, programming and technology. Read More...

Life Time Expands Houston Presence with Baybrook Opening, a $37-Million Athletic Lifestyle Resort
Posted: December 20, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBAYBROOK, TX - Life Time, a premier healthy lifestyle brand, is continuing to transform the healthy living landscape in the Houston area with the opening of Life Time Athletic Baybrook. A grand opening celebration featured tours, fitness demonstrations, food sampling and kids' entertainment. The Baybrook location has created more than 300 new positions to serve members in a variety of full and part-time roles. The massive 255,000+-square-foot destination is the company's ninth location in the Houston market. Read More...

International Tennis Hall of Fame Elects New Officers
Posted: December 20, 2018 in Other News

Tennis Industry AssociationNEWPORT, R.I. - Michael F. Goss, Executive Vice President and CFO of Sotheby's, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, following his three-year term as Vice Chairman. Goss succeeds John Arnhold, who is concluding a three-year term as Chairman. Charlie Pasarell, a longtime tennis industry leader and a 2013 inductee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, has been elected Vice Chairman. Read More...

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