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World Gym Tucson to Open in 2021
Posted: January 13, 2021 in Chains

World GymNEWPORT BEACH, CA - World Gym International, an iconic global fitness brand, will open its first Arizona gym in Tucson in Summer 2021. World Gym Tucson will be a brand new 20,000 square-foot flagship fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Read More...

Curves Introduces Virtual Group Coaching Option for MyCurves On Demand
Posted: January 13, 2021 in Chains

CurvesWACO, TX - Curves, one of the largest chains of fitness clubs for women in the world, is celebrating the first birthday of their at-home video-on-demand program, MyCurves On Demand, with the introduction of their new Virtual Group Coaching membership. Read More...

Pure Barre President Sarah Luna Selected as President of Parent Company Xponential Fitness
Posted: January 12, 2021 in Chains

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness, the largest curator of premium boutique fitness brands including Pure Barre, Club Pilates, CycleBar, YogaSix, StretchLab, Row House, AKT and STRIDE, has announced the appointment of Sarah Luna, current President of Pure Barre, to a new executive role as President of Xponential Fitness. In this new position, Luna will drive efficiencies across all eight brands and Xponential departments, lead projects and partnerships for the parent company, and manage efforts with the executive team to achieve their aggressive growth plans. Stepping into Luna's role as President of Pure Barre will be Regan Stokes, the brand's current Senior Vice President of Operations. Read More...

Timothy Walker Named Chief Financial Officer For 9Round Franchising, LLC
Posted: January 11, 2021 in Chains

9Round: 30 Min Kickbox FitnessGREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round Franchising, LLC, has announced Timothy Walker as Chief Financial Officer. Walker brings over 20 years of experience in operations, accounting and corporate finance to the position and will oversee the strategic financial direction for the growing franchise network. Read More...

BoxUnion Acquires TITLE Boxing Club to Form Nation’s Premier Omni-Channel Fitness Brand
Posted: January 7, 2021 in Chains

TITLE Boxing ClubSANTA MONICA, CA and OVERLAND PARK, KS - BoxUnion, a California-based fitness boxing brand, announced that it has acquired TITLE Boxing Club (TITLE), a fitness studio with 166 clubs across the United States, Mexico and the Dominican Republic specializing in boxing and kickboxing fitness classes. The transaction was backed by Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano SUPERCHARGED Initiative (KJSI), BoxUnion’s lead investor, plus other existing shareholders. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More...

Crunch Welcomes Back Gym Goers In 2021
Posted: January 6, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch, known for fusing fitness and entertainment to make serious exercise fun, is excited to put 2020 in the rearview mirror and welcomes members back to the gym to kick-off 2021. Its 2021 campaign, "You Can Crunch with Us," reminds consumers of all that Crunch has to offer; the diversity of experiences only the Crunch community provides, not at home, not at other low-cost gyms, and not at boutique studios. Read More...

Club Pilates Kicks Off New Year with Deal to Bring 50 New Studios to Spain
Posted: January 6, 2021 in Chains

Club PilatesIRVINE, CA - The New Year is already bringing about new milestones for Club Pilates, particularly entry into Europe. The nation’s largest premium boutique Pilates franchise announced it has signed a Master Franchise Agreement in Spain, which will bring a total of 50 studios to the country over the next decade. The massive deal is being driven by a group including Horacio Rosentgberg, a Club Pilates multi-unit franchisee in Florida, his Barcelona-based brother Fernando and a business partner, Gabriel Mops. They will serve as the chief operators with additional investors entering the company soon. Read More...

Life Time Debuts 23rd Street Athletic Resort, Brand-New Health Club in Flatiron
Posted: January 6, 2021 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyNEW YORK, N.Y. - Life Time, one of the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brands that continues to shape the way consumers move, work and live, digitally and physically, has opened a brand new, exclusive health club in New York's Flatiron district, Life Time 23rd Street. Read More...

Blink Fitness Launches Don’t Worry, Gym Happy! Campaign
Posted: January 5, 2021 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness has announced Worry-Free Benefits, a program allowing current and new members the ease of freezing, unfreezing or cancelling their membership online, in addition to in-gym. Blink is continually looking for opportunities to improve the member experience and ensure the mood-lifting benefits of exercise are felt by all, especially during a time of heightened stress and uncertainty. Read More...

Mountainside Fitness Celebrates 30 Years In Business
Posted: January 4, 2021 in Chains

Mountainside FitnessSCOTTSDALE, AZ - Mountainside Fitness is celebrating 30 years in business, and to celebrate the milestone, the Valley’s largest locally owned fitness centers are encouraging members to invite their friends and family to try Mountainside Fitness during 16 weeks of Open House events. Each week a new location of Mountainside Fitness will hold an Open House where guests can try out the club free for a week. Read More...

New Survey: More than 2/3 of Respondents Say Their Health and Fitness Has Been Negatively Impacted During 2020
Posted: December 31, 2020 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - According to a new survey, a majority of people have reported gaining weight, losing muscle and struggling with their mental health during the past year. Life Time, one of the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brands, conducted the survey with thousands of current and former members across the country to determine trends and habits in health and wellness as we enter the New Year. Read More...

New Planet Fitness Prototype Unveiled for the New Year
Posted: December 30, 2020 in Chains

Planet FitnessST. LOUIS, MO - In 2020, Planet Fitness partnered with Poettker Construction on three health fitness clubs located throughout the greater St. Louis area. Poettker also served as the construction manager for the Festus, Washington and Ballwin, Missouri locations, which opened to members in time for the New Year. The Festus and Washington locations each feature a new two-story ground-up prototype with a gross floor area of 30,000 square feet, allowing ample space for hundreds of machines and free weights. Planet Fitness and Poettker Construction already have plans for several more facilities to break ground in 2021. Read More...

Club Pilates Unveils New Core Ambassador, Gold Medal Gymnast Aly Raisman
Posted: December 30, 2020 in Chains

Club PilatesIRVINE, CA - Club Pilates, one of the nation’s largest premium boutique Pilates brands, has announced a multi-year partnership with gymnast and wellness advocate Aly Raisman. Raisman will serve as a Core Ambassador for the brand to raise awareness around Pilates’ benefits, including supporting a strong mind-body connection and overall wellbeing. Read More...

Fitness is an Essential Component of Overall Health and Wellness: New National Survey Finds That 91% of Americans with a New Year’s Resolution for 2021 Set One Tied to Fitness
Posted: December 29, 2020 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - In reflecting on 2020, Planet Fitness set out to understand how Americans feel about New Year's resolutions and which ones are most top-of-mind moving forward. The Judgement Free Zone commissioned a national study*, which identified that more than four in five (84%) of those surveyed plan to make at least one resolution in 2021, with fitness and overall health and wellness being key priorities. Additional survey insights include... Read More...

Life Time’s 9th Annual New Year’s Campaign Supports Company’s Commitment to Serve the Health of All Communities
Posted: December 24, 2020 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Millions of Americans set lofty resolutions and fitness goals to kick off 2020... which were promptly kicked to the curb when the COVID-19 pandemic turned our lives upside down. As we enter 2021, Life Time is encouraging everyone to take back control of their health and fitness by taking One Positive Action during its 9th Annual Commitment Day celebrations. Read More...

Power Wellness Safely Surpasses One Million Medical Fitness Center Visits
Posted: December 23, 2020 in Chains

Power WellnessLOMBARD, IL - Collectively across 29 locations nationwide, Power Wellness has managed over one million visits since reopening their first client’s location in May 2020. As a result of strictly enforced safety protocols, the reported COVID-19 positive reports from staff and members have been below 0.05%, and generally identified as arising from external contacts. Ongoing independent research is demonstrably indicating that fitness centers are less likely to spread COVID-19 than other retail service industries. Read More...

World Gym Launches On-Demand Fitness Platform
Posted: December 17, 2020 in Chains

World GymNEWPORT BEACH, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global fitness brand, has announced that it has started beta-testing World Gym Anywhere, a new on-demand fitness training platform. The new training platform is available on mobile phones, tablets, desktops, laptops and televisions and is delivered using Intelivideo. Read More...

In-Shape Health Clubs Declares Bankruptcy Amid Pandemic
Posted: December 16, 2020 in Chains

In-ShapeBAKERSFIELD, CA - In-Shape Health Clubs, which has locations throughout California, has declared bankruptcy. In a letter to members, In-Shape Health Clubs CEO, Francesca Schuler, said because of the pandemic the majority of their gyms have been closed the majority of this year leading the chain to have to restructure its business model. The letter said members will not see their membership status change moving forward. Read More...

Planet Fitness Promotes Bill Bode To Chief Operations Officer
Posted: December 16, 2020 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. with more members than any other fitness brand, has announced that Bill Bode has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer. Bode previously served as Senior Vice President of Franchise Operations upon joining the company in 2016. He will continue to serve on Planet Fitness' leadership team reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer, Chris Rondeau. Read More...

Life Time Launches New Digital Membership
Posted: December 16, 2020 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time, one of the nation's premier health, fitness and lifestyle brands that continues to shape the way consumers move, work, live and play, digitally and physically, has announced the launch of its new Life Time Digital membership. Building on nearly 30 years as the highly trusted source for all aspects of health and wellbeing at more than 150 locations across North America, Life Time Digital will bring the company's healthy way of life programs, experts and content to consumers virtually, wherever they are, whenever they want. Read More...

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