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Friday, November 22nd, 2019

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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...

Youfit Health Clubs Launching New Club in Miami, Florida
Posted: November 14, 2019 in Chains

Youfit Health ClubsMIAMI, FL - Youfit Health Clubs announces the opening of its 68th location in the state of Florida. Slated to open Winter 2020, the gym will be located in the Coral Way Plaza. This brand new facility will offer a wide variety of gym equipment and amenities designed to accommodate everyone, from first time gym-goers to fitness enthusiasts. Read More...

Life Time’s Ajay Pant Named USPTA Professional of the Year as Company Grows Tennis Presence & Participation
Posted: November 13, 2019 in Chains, Suppliers

USPTACHANHASSEN, MN - Ajay Pant, the National Tennis Director at Life Time and one of only a handful of master professionals in the world, has been awarded the prestigious Alex Gordon Tennis Professional of the Year Award by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). This top USPTA annual award goes to a member demonstrating excellence in growing the sport, volunteerism, coaching achievements and career development. Read More...

Crunch Celebrates Franchisees and 30th Anniversary at Annual Convention
Posted: November 11, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Franchise celebrated its seventh annual International Franchise Convention at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, a gathering that drew more than 450 attendees from 31 states and 7 countries. Attendees enjoyed three action-packed days of education, idea-sharing and networking, and celebrated franchisee accomplishments as well as the 30th anniversary of Crunch's founding. Read More...

Life Time Brings Athletic Resort Experience to Wisconsin With Opening of 176,000-square-foot Destination in Brookfield, Wisconsin
Posted: November 11, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyLife Time – The Healthy Way Of Life Company BROOKFIELD, WI – Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, is bringing its first athletic lifestyle resort to Wisconsin. The opening of Life Time Brookfield, located outside of Milwaukee, brings the Life Time count to 147 destinations across 40 states and 30 major markets in the […] Read More...

Planet Fitness Names Jeremy Tucker Chief Marketing Officer; Expands Global Footprint to Australia
Posted: November 8, 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., has announced that Jeremy Tucker has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer. Tucker will be responsible for overseeing the Company's national and local marketing, branding, creative development and media, digital and social media, brand partnerships and sponsorships, communications and corporate social responsibility. He will report directly to Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer of Planet Fitness. Planet Fitness has also has announced the company's international expansion to Australia. The country's first official Judgement Free Zones are located in Tuggerah and Gosford in the Central Coast of New South Wales, and a location in Casula is expected to open in 2020. Read More...

AV Now Fitness Sound Partners with 24 Hour Fitness
Posted: November 6, 2019 in Chains, Suppliers

24 Hour FitnessSCOTTS VALLEY, CA - AV Now Fitness Sound, one of the nation’s largest audio-visual integrators serving the fitness industry, has partnered with 24 Hour Fitness to install group exercise and cycling studio sound systems in new and existing locations. To date, AV Now has installed over 500 sound systems in 24 Hour Fitness clubs nationwide. Read More...

Planet Fitness Invites Veterans and Active Military Personnel to “Work Out And Relax” For Free November 8 – 15
Posted: November 4, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - In honor of Veterans Day, Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. and home of the Judgement Free Zone, invites all veterans and active military personnel to work out for free at any of Planet Fitness' more than 1,800 clubs throughout the United States from November 8 – 15. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces its Newest Location in Fairfield, California
Posted: November 1, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseFAIRFIELD, CA - Crunch Franchise has announced the February 2020 opening of a 21,000-square foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Fairfield, California. Crunch Fairfield will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, half-hour circuit training, personal training, a functional training area with indoor turf, a 2,700 square-foot dedicated group fitness studio, HydroMassage beds and more. The Crunch Fairfield location is the fourth for Bay Area Crunchers LLC, led by Brian Calegari. Crunch Fairfield will be managed by Courtney Sprung. Read More...

Fit Body Boot Camp Launches Nationwide Fundraiser to Benefit Toys for Tots
Posted: November 1, 2019 in Chains

Fit Body Boot CampCHINO HILLS, CA - After launching its year-long fundraising initiative last month, Fit Body Boot Camp, a fast-growing fitness boot camp franchise, is continuing to reach towards its goal of raising $250,000 for national and local charities by partnering with Toys for Tots this November. Through its Charity Check-In Initiative, the popular fitness franchise looks to raise $25,000 this month for the charity. Read More...

ClubCorp Acquires Seven Golf and Country Clubs from Toll Golf
Posted: October 31, 2019 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs – announces it has acquired seven premier lifestyle golf clubs in residential communities located on the East Coast from Toll Golf, the golf and country club division of Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE:TOL), the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes. The clubs, which offer a variety of lifestyle amenities such as upscale, resort-style golf, tennis, fitness, aquatics, sports and dining, include... Read More...

Fitness Holdings Northeast Acquires Crunch Paramus
Posted: October 30, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FitnessGREENWICH, CT - Fitness Holdings Northeast, LLC ("Fitness Holdings"), one of the leading franchise groups in the Crunch Fitness network, has announced its acquisition of Crunch Paramus, in Paramus, New Jersey. The acquisition closed on October 1, 2019 and raises the ownership group's club count to 22, serving more than 100,000 members. Read More...

9Round Ranked Among South Carolina’s 25 Fastest Growing Companies in 2019
Posted: October 29, 2019 in Chains

9Round: 30 Min Kickbox FitnessGREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round Franchising, LLC was announced as #14 on the 2019 S.C. Fastest Growing Companies List. In the 18 years since the prestigious ranking began, 9Round is one of just four companies to be named to the list four years in a row. Read More...

UFC GYM Announces Partnership With NormaTec to Provide Members Access to World-Class Recovery Technology
Posted: October 28, 2019 in Chains

UFC Gym NEWPORT BEACH, CA and WATERTOWN, MA - UFC GYM, the rapidly expanding fitness franchise that creates training programs for all levels and ages inspired by the regimens of UFC athletes, is excited to announce its partnership with NormaTec, an industry leader in compression recovery technology. By adding NormaTec's PULSE 2.0 Series Recovery Systems, UFC GYM is expanding its world-class training resources and furthering its mission to bring world-class training to more athletes. Read More...

Prestigious Cleveland Community Center Selects Active Wellness to Manage Fitness Operations
Posted: October 26, 2019 in Chains

Active WellnessSAN FRANCISCO, CA - Active Wellness, a fitness design and management company, announces its new contract with an award-winning community center, the Mandel JCC, located just east of Cleveland, Ohio. The distinguished community center selected Active Wellness to manage its fitness, aquatics and membership operations. Read More...

Life Time Greenway Opens in Former Houston City Club; 10th Houston-Area Athletic Resort Features Rooftop Pool
Posted: October 25, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyHOUSTON, TX - Life Time, the premiere healthy lifestyle brand, is continuing its Houston expansion with the opening of Life Time Greenway following a massive renovation and expansion of the former Houston City Club. The new athletic resort is the tenth in the market. Life Time purchased the Greenway Plaza space in 2017 and began work in 2018 to create the ultimate athletic resort experience for members. The entire 150,000-square foot club was reimagined including the addition of a rooftop pool deck, a first in the market, covering 54,000-square feet on top of the existing parking structure. Read More...

Planet Fitness Reaches $5 Million Fundraising Milestone Benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Posted: October 23, 2019 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. and home of the Judgement Free Zone, announced that together with its franchisees, partners and members, it has raised more than $5 million since 2016 for its nonprofit partner, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. This fundraising effort is made possible through Planet Fitness' philanthropic initiative, The Judgement Free Generation, which aims to prevent bullying and promote kindness among youth. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Debuts New Documentary “Momentum Shift”
Posted: October 23, 2019 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessLOS ANGELES, CA - Orangetheory Fitness has debuted its new documentary, "Momentum Shift," at the iconic DGA Theater in Los Angeles. The film spotlights Orangetheory Fitness Founder, Ellen Latham, weaving her inspiring story with those of Coach Joe Oniwor and member Kristen Ritchotte to showcase how, with a shift in perspective and the power of believing in yourself, anyone can achieve More Life. Read More...

EXOS and Detroit Medical Center Join Forces
Posted: October 23, 2019 in Chains

EXOSPHOENIX, AZ - EXOS and Detroit Medical Center have joined forces to bring nationally recognized performance training programs and services to the Detroit Metro area. The program will bring care beyond the hospital walls and into the community. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Donates 1,000 Pairs of Shoes to Underserved Children
Posted: October 15, 2019 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsWICHITA, KS - Mr. Rodney Steven II, Owner and President of Genesis Health Clubs, and Chairman of the Board for Genesis Foundation for Fitness and Tennis (GFFT), has announced a new signature program called Kicks for Kids. The program donated $65,000 in new athletic shoes to under-resourced children attending schools in Kansas. Read More...

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