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In-Shape Health Clubs Hires Ralph Rajs
Posted: March 5, 2019 in Chains

In-ShapeSTOCKTON, CA - In-Shape Health Clubs, California’s top community destination for health and fitness, announced a new Vice President of Fitness Innovation and Programming, Ralph Rajs, as part of its focus on creating the best fitness experience for members. An accomplished senior executive, with demonstrated success across the health club and hotel industries, Mr. Rajs brings over 20 years of experience in fitness and multi-club management. Read More...

Planet Fitness Announces Development Partnership With Kohl’s
Posted: March 5, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., together with Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) announced a strategic collaboration to initially open up to 10 Planet Fitness stores adjacent to select Kohl's stores across the country in 2019 with the opportunity for additional locations in the future. Planet Fitness will leverage approximately 20,000 – 25,000 square feet adjacent to each of the select Kohl's stores in various markets throughout the country. Read More...

Nasser Obeid Named President of Johnson Health Tech Canada; Hany Abu Omar Named Managing Director of JHT UAE
Posted: March 5, 2019 in Suppliers

Johnson Health TechCOTTAGE GROVE, WI - Johnson Health Tech (JHT) has named Mr. Nasser Obeid President of JHT-Canada (JHT-CA). A seasoned industry veteran and Canadian citizen with 17 years of experience in fitness sales, marketing, and management, Obeid will oversee all operations of the Montreal-based JHT-CA, including sales, service and operations of both the home-use and commercial businesses. Additionally, Hany Abu Omar has been named Obeid’s successor as Managing Director of JHT’s office in the Middle East. Read More...

FlexIt, Pay As You Go Gym App, Announces Availability in Arizona and Partnerships with Mountainside Fitness and Youfit Health Clubs
Posted: March 4, 2019 in Suppliers

FlexItPHOENIX, AZ - FlexIt, the mobile solution that allows users to only pay for the gym time they use, announces the introduction of its app in Phoenix and surrounding cities including Scottsdale, Glendale, Mesa and Chandler. The app, currently live in eight markets across the country, is now available in the greater Phoenix area at Mountainside Fitness and Youfit Health Clubs, giving FlexIt users access to gyms at affordable, pay-per-minute rates. Read More...

St. Jude, Life Time to Host Nationwide Ride for a Reason on Saturday, March 9
Posted: February 28, 2019 in Chains

Life Time FoundationCHANHASSEN, MN - The fourth annual Ride for a Reason will take place on Saturday, March 9 in more than 115 Life Time destinations across the country. The indoor cycling event, open to both members and nonmembers of Life Time, will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Life Time Foundation. Since its inception, Ride for a Reason has raised $2.5 million. Last year alone, more than 7,000 participants and 1,000 teams surpassed a fundraising goal of $1 million. Every dollar raised supports St. Jude and Life Time Foundation. Read More...

PTR & Universal Tennis Launch New Benefits Exclusively For PTR Members
Posted: February 28, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and Universal Tennis announced exciting new offerings for all PTR member professionals at the 2019 PTR International Tennis Symposium to drive engagement and revenue in PTR Clubs in the United States. The new offering will give PTR coaches access to Universal Tennis’ industry-leading tools and technology, including its Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Powered by Oracle global rating system and the UTR engagement platform. Read More...

USTA Foundation Surpasses $40 Million in Total Funding
Posted: February 27, 2019 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association, announced that it has surpassed $40 million in total giving to tennis and education programs and under-resourced youth since its inception, with over $40.2 million distributed. In 2018, the USTA Foundation awarded more than $6.6 million in support of its key programs and initiatives under its structure. Read More...

Daxko Wins Silver in Fourth Consecutive Stevie Award for Exceptional Customer Service
Posted: February 27, 2019 in Suppliers

DaxkoBIRMINGHAM, AL - Daxko was presented with a Silver Stevie Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year category in the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world's top honors for customer service, contact center, business development and sales professionals. Read More...

Codelocks Inc. Forms Strategic Sales Partnerships
Posted: February 27, 2019 in Suppliers

Code LocksIRVINE, CA - Leaders in digital lock innovation, Codelocks Inc. announces three new sales partnerships to support its continued growth in North America. Representatives from D.M.B Sales Associates, Murray Architectural Group and the Stewart Walker Agency will join Codelocks Inc’s sales teams to help increase the accessibility of its products to its commercial and domestic users across America. Read More...

Four Audiences Your Club Should Be Targeting
Posted: February 26, 2019 in Suppliers

Muscle Up MarketingALPHARETTA, GA - There are many reasons why targeted display ads (TDAs) are a necessary part of your marketing mix, but one of the main reasons is the targeting capabilities. Once you’ve decided to incorporate TDAs into your marketing, it’s important to make sure you are targeting the right people. Our goal is not to simply help you reach as many people as possible, but to reach the ones most likely to join your gym. We’ll guide you through the endless possibilities of people you can target to make sure you choose the ones that are best for your club! Read More...

Retro Fitness Continues to Expand in East Coast States
Posted: February 25, 2019 in Chains

Retro FitnessCOLTS NECK, N.J. - Retro Fitness, a national high-value, low-price fitness franchise, announced it has added two new franchisees totaling four new franchise agreements with local entrepreneurs Joe and Shawna Liotine for Tampa, FL and Jim Sparling for Central, NJ. Fitness enthusiasts in New Jersey and Florida should expect to see Retro Fitness join their communities in 2019. Read More...

ABC Financial and Jim Thomas Consulting Announce Vendor Relationship
Posted: February 22, 2019 in Suppliers

ABC FinancialLITTLE ROCK, AR - ABC Financial (ABC), a leading software and payment processing provider to the health and fitness industry, announced their preferred partnership with Jim Thomas, the Founder and President of Fitness Management USA, Inc., a management consulting, turnaround and outsourced CEO/COO firm specializing in the fitness and health club industry. Read More...

TRT Holdings, Inc. To Maintain Ownership And Reinvest In Gold’s Gym
Posted: February 22, 2019 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - TRT Holdings, Inc., the majority shareholder of Gold's Gym since 2004, says that it has chosen to retain its ownership and reinvest in the iconic brand, and it has brought back former Chief Information Officer Adam Zeitsiff to the company in a new role as president and CEO, effective immediately. TRT had announced in July of 2018 it would explore a possible sale of the company. Read More...

UFC GYM Opens Doors to Kailua Community with State-of-the-Art Fitness Facility
Posted: February 22, 2019 in Chains

UFC GymHONOLULU, HI - UFC GYM, the rapidly expanding fitness franchise that creates training programs for all levels and ages inspired by the training regimens of UFC athletes, announced that its newest and most innovative location, UFC GYM - Kailua, is officially open. The 20,000 square-foot premium training facility features high quality equipment, a full-service Recovery Corner and traditional fitness amenities. Read More...

Lift Brands Buys Back Master Franchise Rights for Spain
Posted: February 21, 2019 in Chains

Snap FitnessCHANHASSEN, MN - There are exciting opportunities ahead for the brand that took the fitness industry by storm, Snap Fitness. Lift Brands, the parent company for the Snap Fitness brand, recently reacquired the master franchise rights for Spain from its master franchisee (Snap Fitness Iberia) and entered into a joint venture arrangement with certain members of the master franchisee’s existing management team. Lift Brands is excited for the future of the brand and for the many opportunities the new joint venture provides to both the existing Snap Fitness Spain management team and Snap Fitness members. Read More...

USPTA Receives Full Accreditation Status by USTA
Posted: February 21, 2019 in Suppliers

USPTALAKE NONA, FL - the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced that the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has received full accreditation under the USTA’s new accreditation program for organizations and institutions that certify U.S. tennis teaching professionals, making the USPTA the first and only accredited association. Moving forward, the USTA and USPTA will collaborate on a wide array of education initiatives. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019
Posted: February 20, 2019 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory Fitness has been named to Fast Company's prestigious annual list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2019. The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today's volatile world. Half of the companies on this year's MIC 50 list are appearing for the first time. Read More...

Mark Kingsriter is Named Fitness Director for Wellbeats
Posted: February 20, 2019 in Suppliers

WellbeatsST. LOUIS PARK, MN - Mark Kingsriter is already a well-loved figure among users of Wellbeats, a Minnesota-based provider of virtual, on-demand fitness content. Now, the company’s top-rated instructor will take an even more active hand in guiding the company’s overall fitness philosophy in the role of Fitness Director. Read More...

USTA Expands Its Facility Funding Program
Posted: February 19, 2019 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Tennis providers and developers will have more opportunities to construct, expand and renovate tennis courts in their community with the introduction of new facility funding guidelines for 2019. The USTA Facility Assistance program caters to a range of providers and community tennis organizations, from those looking to repair cracked courts at their local park to those dreaming of building a state-of-the-art, multi-court facility. Read More...

PTR Opens Nine Regional Education Centers
Posted: February 19, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announces that it is partnering with nine premiere tennis facilities across the United States for its new PTR Regional Education Centers. The centers have been established to serve as hubs for PTR education and to provide coaches a convenient place to go to pursue education and mentoring. Read More...

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