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Life Time Edina at Southdale Debuts as Game-Changing Anchor at America’s First Enclosed Shopping Center
Posted: December 3, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyEDINA, MN - Just in time for the holidays, a new anchor, Life Time, the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brand, is opening at what was the country's first enclosed shopping center in Edina, Minnesota back in 1963. Life Time Edina at Southdale covers more ground than the former department store space it replaced by nearly 100,000 square feet. The athletic resort is a three-story, 147,000 square-foot building that includes the company's first built rooftop beach club, indoor basketball courts, swimming pools, dedicated LT Recovery with physical therapy and chiropractic care, a full-service LifeCafe and LifeSpa and more. Next door is another 3-story, 57,000 square-foot building housing Life Time Work luxury coworking space and Life Time Sport indoor soccer fields. In total, the 204,000-square-foot Life Time complex will bring 3,000 to 4,000 people to Southdale Center every day. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Names Restorative Fitness 2020’s Top Fitness Trend
Posted: December 2, 2019 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, a trusted fitness authority since 1965, has identified restorative fitness as the top fitness trend for 2020 that will shape how America works out in the next year. Restorative fitness will bring a welcome balance to gymgoers who dove headfirst into 2019's HIIT (high-intensity interval training) trend and are currently experiencing burnout and overtraining injuries. Restorative fitness centers on the idea that the body goes through a cycle of stress and recovery, and high-intensity workouts aren't effective when the body is stressed, as from an intense workout. Read More...

Introducing Active Cat Around the World
Posted: November 29, 2019 in Other News

Active Cat Around the WorldBOSTON, MA - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has announced the publication of a new children’s book, entitled Active Cat Around the World, sponsored by Gympass. The release of Active Cat Around the World is timely. A recent study by the World Health Organization states that a majority of adolescents worldwide are not sufficiently physically active, putting their current and future health at risk. Written by Jay Ablondi and Jim Schmaltz, and illustrated by Stan Tran, Active Cat Around the World playfully showcases Active Cat traveling the world in search of fun sports to play and meeting new friends along the way. Read More...

Industry Leaders from Across the Globe Connected at IHRSA Women’s Leadership Summit
Posted: November 27, 2019 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - On November 14th, women and men from across the globe came together for the IHRSA Women’s Leadership Summit hosted by Athletic Business in Orlando, Florida. The event kicked off with a networking activity that set the tone for an afternoon of connection and sharing. During the interactive keynote presentation that followed, business coach, author, and speaker, Debbie Peterson, offered attendees tips to create clarity for their career and discover strategies for being more productive in ways that work with a demanding lifestyle. Read More...

Jonas Fitness Named Recipient of the 2019 Medical Fitness Association’s Industry Partner of the Year Award
Posted: November 27, 2019 in Suppliers

Jonas FitnessWEBSTER, TX - Jonas Fitness, an industry leader in club management software, was announced as the 2019 Medical Fitness Association's Industry Partner of the Year at their 29th annual International Conference. With over 30 years of industry experience, Jonas Fitness specializes in building long lasting partnerships with multi-purpose Health and Fitness Clubs, as well as Wellness and Corporate Fitness Centers. Read More...

ClubReady and iKizmet Bring a Predictive Approach to Fitness Studio Growth
Posted: November 27, 2019 in Suppliers

ClubReadyST. LOUIS, MO - ClubReady and iKizmet are excited to announce a new partnership to bring a predictive approach to fitness studio growth. Partnering with iKizmet, ClubReady customers can now easily develop dashboards that visually demonstrate performance against revenue, recruitment, and member acquisition KPIs. Additionally, owners can easily analyze member utilization and spend behavior. Read More...

Seville Golf & Country Club Transforms to Lifestyle Sport Resort
Posted: November 27, 2019 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsGILBERT, AZ - Seville Golf & Country Club, a member of the ClubCorp family, announces the completion of an extensive multi-million-dollar reinvention project transforming the club to a lifestyle sport resort with new and upgraded Sports Club, Sports Zone and Hydra Waterpark, plus stylish new dining, social and entertainment features, all designed to enhance the club experience for every member of the family. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Announces Milestone 50th Club with the Acquisition of Four Aspen Athletic Club Locations in Des Moines, Iowa, with More to Come
Posted: November 26, 2019 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsDES MOINES, IA - Genesis Health Clubs Owner/President Rodney Steven II has announced that Genesis Health Clubs has acquired four Des Moines Aspen Athletic Clubs locations and plans to start a major remodeling project on the clubs. The acquisition of the Merle Hay, Hickman Road, SE 14th and West Glen locations brings the total count of Genesis Health Clubs locations to a milestone 50 locations. Read More...

Life Time Continues New Jersey Growth with Announcement of First Life Time Work at Somerset Corporate Center in 2020
Posted: November 25, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBRIDGEWATER, N.J. - Following the successful opening of Life Time Bridgewater in July 2019, the premiere healthy lifestyle brand has just announced plans and a waitlist to debut Life Time Work, its high-end shared workspace, in Spring 2020. The opening will be its first in New Jersey and fourth across the country, with multiple locations planned. Read More...

EōS Fitness Bolsters Presence in Utah, Steady Expansion Continues Through 2020; Donates $100,000 to Benefit Children’s Cancer Research Fund
Posted: November 25, 2019 in Chains

EōS FitnessSALT LAKE CITY, UT - EōS Fitness, a leader in the fitness industry with 75+ High Value Low Price (HVLP) locations open or on the way in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada and Utah, announced it is expanding its presence in Utah with four new locations opening in 2020 for a total of nine gym locations throughout the state. EōS Fitness also announced its charitable donation in the amount of $100,000 to Children's Cancer Research Fund, a nonprofit organization providing support to children suffering from cancer-related illnesses. Read More...

Elite Sports Clubs Acquired by Peter Goldman of Lakeshore Sport & Fitness
Posted: November 22, 2019 in Chains

Elite Sports ClubsBROOKFIELD, WI - It has been announced that Elite Sports Clubs, with five locations in the greater Milwaukee area, is changing ownership. Elite Sports Clubs has been acquired by a group led by Peter Goldman, which currently owns Lakeshore Sport & Fitness, with two locations in Chicago, IL. Elite Sports Clubs was previously owned for over 30 years by Kay Yuspeh, who transformed the clubs and industry during her career. Read More...

MINDBODY Wellness Index Reveals Top 10 Healthiest Cities in America
Posted: November 22, 2019 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - MINDBODY, the leading technology platform for the wellness industry, has released the Top 10 list of Healthiest Cities in America as part of its 2020 MINDBODY Wellness Index. The list was topped by Miami, FL followed by Atlanta, GA and San Francisco, CA. The study, which evaluated the largest cities in the U.S. by population and ranked them from healthiest to least through a proprietary scoring algorithm, provides a snapshot of health in America’s largest urban centers. Read More...

Majority of Adolescents Worldwide Not Sufficiently Physically Active, Says WHO
Posted: November 22, 2019 in Other News

World Health OrganziationGENEVA - The first-ever global trends for adolescent insufficient physical activity show that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in girls and boys aged 11 to 17 years. The study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal and produced by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO), finds that more than 80% of school-going adolescents globally did not meet current recommendations of at least one hour of physical activity per day, including 85% of girls and 78% of boys. Read More...

Allison Walsh Joins Wellbeats as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Consultant Relations
Posted: November 22, 2019 in Suppliers

WellbeatsST. LOUIS PARK, MN - Wellbeats announces that Allison Walsh has joined the company as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Consultant Relations. As a strategic leader, health and wellbeing sales professional and mother of four, Allison brings a unique passion and energy to Wellbeats. She will have a pivotal role in supporting Wellbeats’ mission to bring health solutions to corporate populations. Read More...

Codelocks Americas Announces Partnership with Tether Technologies
Posted: November 21, 2019 in Suppliers

Code LocksIRVINE, CA - Codelocks Inc., a leading access control company that designs and distributes innovative, standalone keyless door locks and access products, announces a strategic partnership with Tether Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of digital tethering solutions for master keys and access cards. The challenge in the industry is to prevent keys from being lost while on the job, Tether Technologies’ focuses on ways to address and resolve human error associated with master key loss. Read More...

Planet Fitness Prices $550 Million Securitized Financing
Posted: November 20, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT) (together with its subsidiaries, the "Company") announced that it has priced $550 million of Series 2019-1 Class A-2 Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes (the "Class A-2 Notes"), with an anticipated repayment term of ten years and a fixed interest rate of 3.858% per annum, payable quarterly. The Class A-2 Notes are expected to be issued by Planet Fitness Master Issuer LLC (the "Master Issuer"), a limited-purpose, bankruptcy remote, indirect subsidiary of Planet Fitness, Inc. in a privately placed securitization transaction. Read More...

Xponential Fitness Enters Germany and Austria Markets
Posted: November 20, 2019 in Suppliers

Xponential Fitness IRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness, a curator of boutique fitness brands, has announced the signing of a Master Franchise Agreement for Germany and Austria, a development expected to bring more than 150 Xponential Fitness studios to the countries over the next five years. Initial brands included in the agreement are Club Pilates and Pure Barre, both category-leading pioneers in boutique fitness. Additional brands are expected to be launched in the future. Read More...

Power Wellness Welcomes New Vice President of Client Development
Posted: November 19, 2019 in Suppliers

Power WellnessLOMBARD, IL - Power Wellness announces that Paul Prather has joined the company as Vice President of Client Development. Paul has spent the past 21 years in the health, wellness and education fields. He has provided expert-grade solutions for both business and operations services as well as wellness and fitness systems to YMCAs, national fitness club chains, hospital networks, world-wide sports performance companies and professional sports leagues. Read More...

‘Zumba Burn it Up!’ For Nintendo Switch Now Available
Posted: November 19, 2019 in Suppliers

ZumbaCALABASAS, CA - The Zumba global movement that brings fun to fitness with over 15 million people taking classes across 186 countries brings the heat to Nintendo Switch in North America and is making its way to European territories. Published by 505 Games, Zumba Burn it Up! is now available digitally from the Nintendo eShop and from participating retailers, inviting dance enthusiasts of all ages and levels to join the fitness fun with high-energy choreography set to over 30 hip-shaking jams. Read More...

EXOS Acquires Desert Institute of Physical Therapy
Posted: November 14, 2019 in Chains

EXOSPHOENIX, AZ - EXOS, a global leader in human performance headquartered in Phoenix, is expanding their reach in the Phoenix market by joining forces with Desert Institute of Physical Therapy.The current clinical staff will continue to provide physical therapy services to the community while benefiting from the extra support and resources that will come from becoming an EXOS Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine location. Read More...

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