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UFC Gym Expands International Presence Into India With Largest Partnership Agreement In UFC Gym History
Posted: September 12, 2017 in Chains

UFC GymMUMBAI, INDIA - UFC GYM announces an unprecedented 10-year partnership agreement to open more than 100 gym locations throughout the Republic of India through 2028. This agreement substantially expands the global brand presence of UFC GYM to the world’s second-largest population. Artaxerxes Fitness & Lifestyle P.U.T. LTD, led by franchisees Istayak Ansari and Farzad Palia, will open the first location later this year in Andheri West, a suburb of Mumbai, with an average of 10 clubs debuting across the country annually beginning in early 2018. Read More...

The 31st Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon Presented By Equinox Makes Waves In Zuma Beach
Posted: September 12, 2017 in Chains

EquinoxMALIBU, CA - The Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, one of the nation's largest triathlons, hosts its 31st annual race on September 17, 2017 at Zuma Beach in Malibu, California. Thousands of participants will gather to compete in the half-mile ocean swim, 17-mile bike ride and 4-mile run. The Nautica Malibu Triathlon, presented by Equinox, helps support the Pediatric Cancer Research Program at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, which focuses on discovering cures and preventative solutions for childhood cancers. Read More...

EXOS Announces Partnership With Howard Head Sports Medicine, a Service of Vail Health
Posted: September 7, 2017 in Chains

EXOSVAIL, CO - Howard Head Sports Medicine, a service of Vail Health known worldwide for its progressive sports medicine treatments and services, announced its partnership with EXOS, a leader in human performance, to bring performance training programs and services to Vail, Breckenridge and Edwards, Colorado. Howard Head Performance powered by EXOS will provide training programs utilizing EXOS’ proven methodology, which has supported elite athletes, the U.S. military and leading global corporations. Read More...

Blink Fitness Accelerates National Expansion Initiative
Posted: September 6, 2017 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness – a premium-quality, value-based fitness brand that focuses on how exercise makes you feel rather than exclusively on how it makes you look – has announced the signing of three development agreements. The signings are for 18 gyms throughout major U.S. metropolitan areas. These market entries include the concept's first locations in Massachusetts and Virginia. This announcement comes on the heels of the brand's entry into Pennsylvania in June and their upcoming launch in California. Read More...

Cycle for Survival Invests $34 Million in Rare Cancer Research in 2017
Posted: September 1, 2017 in Chains

Cycle For Survival NEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, announced funding plans for the $34 million raised in 2017 by its extraordinary community. 100% of this record-breaking total goes to rare cancer research and clinical trials to improve how cancer is diagnosed and treated. Cycle for Survival's annual indoor team cycling events, led by instructors from the movement's founding partner Equinox, took place in February and March in 16 cities across the country. Read More...

ClubCorp Provides Update on Impact of Hurricane Harvey
Posted: August 30, 2017 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubCorp - The World Leader in Private Clubs (NYSE:MYCC) - provided the following update regarding the impact of Hurricane Harvey on its clubs. Read More...

Crunch Fitness West Florida Launches ‘CrunchTV’: Instantly Drives Millions of Member-Generated Social Media Impressions
Posted: August 28, 2017 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseCHICAGO, IL - Crunch Fitness West Florida, part of one of America’s leading health club chains, best known for making serious fitness fun through unique programming and cutting-edge training, just got even fitter. Crunch has announced that it has launched #CrunchTV, which turns its gym TVs into a social media digital signage network, giving members their instant '15 seconds of fame' and the gyms a robust marketing platform. Read More...

EXOS Acquires D1 Sports Medicine
Posted: August 25, 2017 in Chains

EXOSPHOENIX, AZ - EXOS, a leader in human performance, announced their acquisition of D1 Sports Medicine, a company that partners with top sports medicine orthopedists to offer athletes physical therapy services and ensure they have a safe and optimal return after injury. The new EXOS Physical Therapy locations will help accelerate EXOS’ health care strategy of partnering with hospitals and health systems to serve local populations with proactive health, physical therapy, and performance solutions. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Announces Gregg Koffler As Chief Development Officer
Posted: August 24, 2017 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory Fitness, a scientifically-backed and fast-growing fitness franchise, announced Gregg Koffler has joined the company as Chief Development Officer. Bringing over a decade of experience in the franchising industry, Koffler will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic expansion efforts to grow the brand's presence domestically and assist the fitness franchise in achieving its goal of having 900 studios open by the end of 2017. Read More...

Snap Fitness to Develop Custom Signature Clubs with Superstar Tim McGraw
Posted: August 23, 2017 in Chains

Snap FitnessCHANHASSEN, MN - Snap Fitness has partnered with Tim McGraw, Grammy Award-winning country music icon and acclaimed actor, to create a line of signature fitness clubs. McGraw and Snap Fitness, a 24/7 fitness club with locations across the nation and around the world, announced a two-year partnership that includes special fitness activities and the development of several custom-designed, Snap Fitness gyms called TRU MAV Signature Clubs. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Announces Grand Opening Event at New State-of-the-Art Boca Raton Global Headquarters
Posted: August 21, 2017 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory Fitness, scientifically-backed, fast-growing fitness franchise, announced it will host a grand opening celebration on August 25 at the company's new global headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. Originally based in Fort Lauderdale, the company's relocation was fueled by its exceptional growth and success, achieving a 108% increase in system-wide sales and a 19.3% increase in same-store sales in 2016 alone. The grand opening event will take place from 3PM to 6PM and will feature live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, as well as private tours of the innovative building and its extensive amenities available to all employees. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Announces Completion of Construction at Multimillion Dollar St. Joseph Facility
Posted: August 18, 2017 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsST. JOSEPH, MO - Genesis Health Clubs announced that the long-awaited, multi-million dollar St. Joseph health gym is now complete. The large St. Joseph facility now features cardio and strength training equipment, an indoor running track, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, personal training, lounge areas, towel service and a full smoothie bar. In addition, there are new dedicated studios for cycling, yoga and several group fitness classes. In addition, the City Council of St. Joseph issued a full permanent certificate of occupancy, marking the official completion of the long-awaited construction project. Read More...

Floyd Mayweather Announces Mayweather Boxing & Fitness
Posted: August 17, 2017 in Chains

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness LOS ANGELES, CA - Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather announced that, following his highly anticipated "Money Fight" against Conor McGregor, he will shift his focus to the launch of a new global business venture, Mayweather Boxing & Fitness. The flagship gym location will open this Fall in Southern California. Emblematic of Floyd's passion for family, fitness and community, this new enterprise is grounded in the philosophy that fitness levels shouldn't be determined by socioeconomic status, and that everyone should have access to, and benefit from, elite fitness resources. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Shares Development Plans for Alabama
Posted: August 15, 2017 in Chains

Anytime FitnessMONTGOMERY, AL - Anytime Fitness, a fast-growing gym chain, announced plans to introduce over 65 locations in targeted areas throughout the state of Alabama. The community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations within the next three years. There are currently 31 successful Anytime Fitness locations open throughout the state. Read More...

Youfit Reimagines Personal Training With the YouCoach Campaign
Posted: August 14, 2017 in Chains

Youfit Health ClubsDEERFIELD BEACH, FL - Designed to showcase the intimate and customizable approach to training at Youfit Health Clubs, the new YouCoach advertising campaign puts the “personal” in personal training. “YouCoaches are more than just trainers; they’re our members’ motivators, friends and confidants,” said Tom Peterson, Chief Marketing Officer of Youfit Health Clubs. “That’s why you’ll see real-life YouCoaches that our members know, love and interact with everyday represented in this campaign.” Read More...

Pure Barre Announces Maria Menounos As Brand Ambassador
Posted: August 14, 2017 in Chains

Pure BarreDENVER, CO - Pure Barre, a large and well-established barre franchise in North America, announced a partnership with host of SIRIUS XM's "Conversations with Maria Menounos," AfterBuzz TV CEO and two-time The New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed "The EveryGirl's Guide to..." series, Maria Menounos. Officially joining Pure Barre's community of over 550,000 enthusiasts, Menounos will serve as a brand ambassador for the company to support its core mission of empowering bodies and minds everywhere. Read More...

Planet Fitness, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results
Posted: August 9, 2017 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT) reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2017. Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 highlights include:Total revenue increased from the prior year period by 17.3% to $107.3 million. System-wide same store sales increased 9.0%. Net income attributable to Planet Fitness, Inc. was $12.4 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to net income attributable to Planet Fitness Inc. of $4.1 million, or $0.11 per diluted share in the prior year period. Net income was $18.0 million, compared to net income of $18.1 million in the prior year period. Adjusted net income increased 28.9% to $21.7 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, compared to $16.8 million, or $0.17 per diluted share in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA increased 30.3% to $47.9 million from $36.8 million in the prior year period. 37 new Planet Fitness franchise stores were opened during the period, bringing system-wide total stores to 1,403 at June 30, 2017. Read More...

Spartan and Life Time Transform Gritty Race Experience into New Intense Group Fitness Class: Spartan Strong
Posted: August 9, 2017 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBOSTON, MA - Inspired by Spartan's world-renowned obstacle race events, where competitors face fire, mud and barbed wire, Spartan Strong, a new, intense group fitness class is debuting exclusively at Life Time destinations. Created by Spartan and Life Time, Spartan Strong focuses on studio-based exercises that challenge the body and mind, helping individuals conquer life's everyday challenges. More than 100 of Life Time's premium athletic resort destinations across the country will offer the class, rolling out now throughout 2018. Read More...

TITLE Boxing Club Signs Latin American Franchise Deal to Ignite Global Expansion
Posted: August 8, 2017 in Chains

TITLE Boxing ClubOVERLAND PARK, KS - Latin Americans will now have access to the high-quality, results-driven workout that has been available on the American fitness scene. TITLE Boxing Club, a leading boutique boxing fitness franchise with more than 170 clubs across the United States, announced a new international deal that will bring the brand to Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The deal for the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico expansion marks the first signed agreements in Latin America for the popular fitness franchise. The brand already operates one international location in Cancun, Mexico. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Sunnyvale, CA
Posted: August 4, 2017 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseSUNNYVALE, CA - Crunch Fitness announced the planned opening of a new 25,000-square foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Sunnyvale, California. This new single-story location will also offer a new fitness experience complete with group fitness, a designated cardio and strength training area, Zumba, Olympic Platforms, Functional Training Equipment, sports turf as well as HydroMassage beds and a private stretching area. Read More...

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