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Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

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UFC Gym Announces Three New Gym Openings in the Greater Chicago Area
Posted: June 5, 2018 in Chains

UFC GymCHICAGO, IL - UFC GYM, the rapidly expanding fitness franchise that creates training programs for all levels inspired by the training regimens of UFC athletes, announced the expansion of its footprint with three new gym locations in the Greater Chicago area. The new franchises, located in Naperville, Downers Grove and Yorktown Center, build on UFC GYM’s already strong presence in the metro area, bringing its total number of facilities in the market to nine. Read More...

ClubCorp Announces Leadership Transition
Posted: June 1, 2018 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs – announced that David Pillsbury joined the company as Chief Executive Officer effective June 1, 2018. Pillsbury has held numerous leadership roles in the golf industry over the past 30 years. Read More...

Rodney Steven II and Genesis Health Clubs Announce Acquisition of all Kansas City-area World Gym Locations, Reaching Twenty Clubs in Kansas City Area
Posted: May 31, 2018 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsWICHITA, KS - Rodney Steven II announced that Genesis Health Clubs will acquire both Kansas City-area World Gym locations and begin a major remodeling project on the Merriam Genesis location. Following closely on the heels of the announcement of the $30 million Goddard Aquatic Center, the acquisition of the new Merriam and Vivion Road locations brings the total count of Genesis Health Clubs locations to 47 across Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Missouri and Oklahoma. Read More...

World Gym International and Winfit Enterprises Announce Departure of Bill Windscheif
Posted: May 31, 2018 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International and Winfit Enterprises announced the departure of long time key executive and industry veteran, Bill Windscheif. Bill joined the World Gym family in the summer of 2009 and helped grow the brand for nearly nine years as Director of Operations and Vendor Programs. Read More...

Midtown Athletic Club Coach Mike Byrd is Going to Wimbledon
Posted: May 31, 2018 in Chains

Midtown Athletic ClubCHICAGO, IL - As tennis is at the core of Midtown Athletic Club, many of us are looking forward to the Wimbledon games set to take place in early July. Wimbledon is widely regarded as the most prestigious tennis event in the world, and it goes without saying that the most elite tennis players will be seen on the court in London. This year, Midtown is honored to announce that one of our very own coaches, Michael Byrd, has been invited to Wimbledon to participate in a program led by Anne Pankhurst of the UK. The purpose of the program is to bring the latest in teaching practices, strategy, tactics and injury prevention techniques from the pro tour to the professional teaching coaches. Read More...

9Round Celebrates 10 Years at 2018 Convention
Posted: May 31, 2018 in Chains

9Round: 30 Min Kickbox FitnessLAS VEGAS, NV - Recently, 9Round Franchise Partners, preferred vendors and members of the home office team gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of 9Round at the 2018 9Round World Convention. With more than 675 locations now open in 13 countries, this fast-growing fitness franchise had a lot of reasons to celebrate. And, while what happens in Vegas usually stays in Vegas, that wasn’t the case for the attendees of 9Round’s World Convention. Read More...

Atlantic Street Capital-Backed PLNTF Holdings Broadens Footprint with Acquisition of Clubs in Alabama and Virginia
Posted: May 30, 2018 in Chains

Planet FitnessSTAMFORD, CT - Atlantic Street Capital (Atlantic Street), a private equity firm targeting entrepreneurial businesses poised for the next level of growth, announced that its portfolio company PLNTF Holdings (PLNTF), owner of Planet Fitness health clubs in the greater Indianapolis area, has acquired 14 additional health clubs in Alabama and Virginia as part of the next step in its acquisition strategy to expand into new and growing geographic regions. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Celebrates National Best Friends Day With Free Workouts
Posted: May 30, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Studies have long shown the benefits of working out with a friend, and the advantages are even greater if the workout partner is supportive, according to a 2016 study. That's why Gold's Gym is celebrating National Best Friends Day on Friday, June 8, by offering free workouts and group exercise classes for BFFs who want to get in shape together. Gold's Gym has also partnered with celebrity personal trainer Melissa Alcantara and national fitness model Karina Elle to design a custom buddy workout that offers another way to enjoy National Best Friends Day while working up a sweat. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Launches Strengthened By Heroes Campaign
Posted: May 29, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness announces the launch of the Strengthened by Heroes national campaign. Strengthened by Heroes demonstrates Crunch's gratitude by honoring those veterans and first responders who are everyday heroes. Through this initiative, Crunch hopes to make a difference in their communities by encouraging other veterans to join their team or to find support through fitness. Read More...

US Fitness Receives Majority Investment from Delos Capital and HRS Management
Posted: May 29, 2018 in Chains

US FitnessMCLEAN, VA - US Fitness, a leading operator of high-amenity, high-value health and fitness clubs across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States, announced that it has received a majority investment from Delos Capital, a leading private equity firm, with HRS Management, the family office of Apollo Management co-founder Joshua Harris, investing alongside Delos. Co-Chairmen Kirk and John Galiani and President John Cristiano continue to own a significant interest in the company. New Evolution Ventures has sold its interest in US Fitness as part of the transaction and financial terms were not disclosed. Read More...

Alberta Company Acquires World Health Edmonton
Posted: May 23, 2018 in Chains

World HealthCALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA - The owners of World Health Calgary, Spa Lady (Edmonton and Calgary) and Bankers Hall Club have completed a transaction to acquire the assets of World Health Edmonton, Fresh Fit Foods and Tru Ride Cycle Studio. The alignment between the companies brings 24 Alberta fitness clubs under one ownership group. This provides a platform to increase convenience for members and deliver new and unique health and fitness offerings. Read More...

Blink Fitness Promotes Two Key Players; Names Todd Magazine CEO
Posted: May 22, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, value-based gym that has challenged industry norms by celebrating how exercise makes you feel, not just how it makes you look, has announced the promotion of former president Todd Magazine to Chief Executive Officer and former Vice President of Operations David Collignon to Senior Vice President of Operations. Read More...

Equinox Unveils Study Linking Behavioral Sleep Coaching to Exercise Performance Benefits
Posted: May 22, 2018 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, a high-performance lifestyle leader, unveiled a study led with researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA linking behavioral sleep coaching to wide-ranging exercise performance benefits. A first in clinical research, the findings indicate that sleep coaching has the power to impact athletic performance, and specifically, suggest that guided sessions enable subjects to increase aerobic performance, decrease body fat percentage and increase endurance. Read More...

EverybodyFights Partners with Aaptiv to Bring Its In-Gym Boxing Fitness Experience to Everyone, Everywhere
Posted: May 21, 2018 in Chains

EverybodyFightsNEW YORK, N.Y. - EverybodyFights, an award-winning boxing gym, announced a partnership with Aaptiv, a leading provider of premium digital health and wellness content. As part of the partnership, EverybodyFights, which was founded by George Foreman III, son of the two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman Sr., has created audio-guided classes exclusively for Aaptiv that are modeled after its in-gym experience and based on a real fighter's training camp. Read More...

In-Shape Health Clubs Partners With TRX On Education Program For Trainers
Posted: May 17, 2018 in Chains

In-ShapeSTOCKTON, CA - In-Shape Health Clubs, California’s top destination for fitness and recreation, announced a partnership with the global leaders in functional training equipment, TRX, to deliver a custom-made education program for all In-Shape personal trainers. In-Shape’s MOVE7 training system, developed in partnership with TRX, will enable In-Shape trainers to design personalized programs for their clients with hundreds of exercises that will build strength, mobility, flexibility, power and stamina, all based on a simple and effective set of seven foundational movements. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations in Killeen, Texas and Dearborn, Michigan
Posted: May 15, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseKILLEEN, TX and DEARBORN, MI - Crunch Franchise, the fitness chain with more to offer than any other low-cost gym, announced the May 14 opening of a state-of-the-art, 30,000-square foot gym in the vibrant and diverse community of Dearborn, Michigan. They also announced the planned opening of a new 26,000-square foot, 24/7 gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Killeen, Texas. The modern, expansive club will begin pre-selling memberships at a discount on July 14, 2018, in advance of an early September opening. Read More...

Planet Fitness, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2018 Results
Posted: May 9, 2018 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT) reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2018: Total revenue increased from the prior year period by 33.2% to $121.3 million. System-wide same stores sales increased 11.1%. Net income attributable to Planet Fitness, Inc. was $19.9 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to net income attributable to Planet Fitness, Inc. of $8.8 million, or $0.14 per diluted share in the prior year period. Net income was $23.5 million, compared to net income of $17.9 million in the prior year period. Adjusted net income increased 42.3% to $26.2 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, compared to $18.4 million, or $0.19 per diluted share in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA increased 15.4% to $48.8 million from $42.3 million in the prior year period. 47 new Planet Fitness franchise stores were opened during the period, bringing system-wide total stores to 1,565 as of March 31, 2018. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Appoints Dave Reiseman Chief Marketing Officer
Posted: May 9, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym has promoted Dave Reiseman to Chief Marketing Officer. Reiseman brings more than 20 years of brand-building experience across multiple industries including consumer, fitness, retail and franchising to his new position. Reiseman has been an integral part of the Gold's Gym marketing team for nearly 16 years, most recently serving as the company's Vice President of Marketing. In that role, he was responsible for driving overall brand marketing and communications efforts for more than 700 Gold's Gym locations around the world. Read More...

Greater Boston Health Boom Continues as Life Time Brings Fourth Massive Athletic Resort to the Market with Burlington Opening
Posted: May 8, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBURLINGTON, MA - Life Time, the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand, continues its quest to improve the health of the Greater Boston community with the Grand Opening celebration of Life Time Athletic Burlington. The massive, resort-like development will open for workouts to all members on Friday, May 11, at 4:00 AM. Read More...

Gold’s Gym And Gymshark To Launch Limited-Edition Performance Wear Collection
Posted: May 8, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - A trusted fitness authority, Gold's Gym, and leading fitness apparel brand, Gymshark, have collaborated to create a limited-edition performance wear collection, Gymshark x Gold's Gym, available beginning June 1. The partnership further establishes both Gold's Gym's and Gymshark's commitment to helping people achieve their potential through fitness. Read More...

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