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Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

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Crunch Fitness Celebrates Two Million Member Mark
Posted: June 21, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FitnessNORWALK, CT - Crunch Fitness marks the milestone of reaching two million members at the full-service fitness brand. This achievement comes as Crunch continues to outpace the industry in membership growth, earning its spot as the number one high-value, low-price franchise gym. The two-millionth member, Julia Dever, signed up at Crunch Norwalk in Connecticut, where she was surprised with a special celebration and awarded $2,000 worth of prizes, including a complimentary two-year gym membership and various gifts. Read More...

Blink Fitness Celebrates the Opening of Their Newest Location with the West Fordham Gym
Posted: June 16, 2022 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, which celebrates Mood Above Muscle, focusing on how exercise makes you feel versus how it makes you look, announces its newest location in the Bronx. Blink's new West Fordham location is designed with scientifically-proven mood-lifting features in mind, including the space's brightly lit, vibrantly colored, clean and spacious layout. This is the fitness chain's 13th location in the Bronx and its second gym in Fordham to serve the community's growing demand. Read More...

Retro Fitness Launches Nationwide Corporate Team Building Program Led by Veteran “Green Berets”
Posted: June 16, 2022 in Chains

Retro FitnessWEST PALM BEACH, FL - Retro Fitness, one of the fastest growing health club franchises, announces the launch of its new Retro Fitness Team Building Program, created in partnership with United States Army Special Forces veterans, "Green Berets." Developed to assist Human Resource departments rebuild their teams as businesses open back up and employees return to the office, the Team Building Program aims to establish a strong sense of collaboration, productivity, trust and respect among employees. Read More...

Hundreds of Children to Experience the Benefits of Exercise Through New Training Program from Life Time and City Parks Foundations
Posted: June 15, 2022 in Chains

Life Time FoundationNEW YORK, N.Y. - To inspire New York City kids to get outdoors this summer and benefit from exercise and healthier eating, City Parks Foundation and Life Time Foundation have partnered to introduce the first-ever Life Time Foundation New York City Kids Run. This will be a running and nutrition program for children between the ages of 9-17 across four boroughs and will bring the established City Parks Foundation Family Adventure Race back to life after a two-year pause. Both initiatives will help children living in underserved communities learn and develop new sports skills, find joy in physical activity and develop healthy habits. Read More...

F45 to Open First Hotel Studio at Hilton Austin
Posted: June 15, 2022 in Chains

F45AUSTIN, TX - F45 Training Holdings Inc. (NYSE: FXLV) (“F45” or the “Company”), the fastest growing fitness franchisor in the world according to Entrepreneur in 2022, announces plans to break ground on a new fitness studio at the downtown Hilton Austin, its first in a hotel. Set to open this fall, the new studio will span 1,236 square feet and will follow the same high-intensity, circuit-based format with which the fitness brand has become synonymous. Read More...

Gold’s Gym DC Metro Becomes the Latest ABC Fitness Solutions Partner to Deploy ABC IGNITE
Posted: June 14, 2022 in Chains

ABC Fitness SolutionsLITTLE ROCK, AR and WASHINGTON, D.C. - ABC Fitness Solutions, LLC (ABC), a leading provider of technology and related services for the fitness industry, and Gold's Gym DC Metro, part of the iconic Gold's Gym brand, have announced a new technology partnership. The agreement sees Gold's Gym DC Metro (GGDC) consolidating many of its technology functions with ABC by deploying ABC IGNITE, its flagship suite of club management solutions. Read More...

9Round Fitness Names Trifecta as Official Meal Delivery Partner in the United States
Posted: June 14, 2022 in Chains

9Round: 30 Min Kickbox FitnessGREENVILLE, SC - 9Round, the world’s largest kickboxing chain, has formalized a partnership with Trifecta, the nation’s largest organic meal delivery service. As a result, members can now get freshly made, customized macro-balanced meals with the highest quality ingredients delivered right to their door. Read More...

Altamont Capital Partners Exits Investment in Excel Fitness, a Leading Planet Fitness Franchisee
Posted: June 13, 2022 in Chains

Planet FitnessPALO ALTO, CA - After six years of partnership with Excel Fitness, Altamont Capital Partners has exited its investment with a sale of the company to Olympus Partners. As part of that transaction, completed last month, Excel's management team and founders, along with Altamont, established a bonus pool that provided every employee at the company, more than 1,500 individuals, with a payment at closing, in recognition of their contributions. Read More...

StretchLab, Global Leader in Assisted Stretching, Celebrates 200th Studio Opening
Posted: June 8, 2022 in Chains

StretchLabIRVINE, CA - StretchLab, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing assisted stretching franchise, announces the grand opening of its 200th studio in Huntington Beach, California. In less than five years of franchising, the wellness leader has experienced explosive growth across the globe, bringing assisted stretching to the mainstream in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and securing over 700 signed franchise agreements. Read More...

Snap Fitness Announces “Earn Your Apple Watch” Program
Posted: June 7, 2022 in Chains

Snap FitnessCHANHASSEN, MN - In a strategic move that further sets them apart as a leader in the fitness space, Snap Fitness announces the global launch of the "Earn Your Apple Watch" program, the first of its kind in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland. The program rewards Snap Fitness members for frequent visits to their Snap Fitness club, and closing their Activity Rings on Apple Watch, allowing them to earn credits when they track their workouts via the Snap App. Read More...

9Round Honors Top Franchisees at 2022 World Convention
Posted: June 2, 2022 in Chains

9Round: 30 Min Kickbox FitnessGREENVILLE, SC - 9Round, the world’s largest kickboxing chain, announced the winners of the brand’s most prestigious awards during its 2022 World Convention held in Orlando, Florida, this month. These awards include the CEO Award, the Net Promoter Score (NPS) Award and the Trainer of the Year Award. Read More...

UFC GYM Announces Partnership with Piatt Companies to Expand Footprint in Pennsylvania with State-of-the-Art Location in Pittsburgh
Posted: June 1, 2022 in Chains

UFC GymPITTSBURGH, PA - UFC GYM, the first major brand extension of UFC, announces that the company has partnered with Western Pennsylvania real estate developer and management company Piatt Companies (formerly Millcraft Investments) to develop a new 40,000-square-foot UFC GYM Pittsburgh facility. The multi-million-dollar club will be located in Downtown Pittsburgh. Read More...

NYC Pure Barre and CycleBar Studios Reopen and Rebuild Community Efforts
Posted: June 1, 2022 in Chains

Xponential FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Pure Barre, the fastest, most effective full-body barre workout franchise, and CycleBar, the world’s first and largest indoor cycling franchise, recently reopened their studio doors to all of New York City. Both boutique fitness brands recently reopened individual studio locations as well as dual studios, giving New Yorkers the best of both barre and indoor cycling. Read More...

CR Fitness Holdings Acquires Crunch Ballantyne in North Carolina and Crunch Frisco in Texas, Growing the Franchise to 40 Locations
Posted: June 1, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTAMPA, FL - CR Fitness, Crunch Fitness’ largest franchisee in the Southeast, announced the acquisition of Crunch Ballantyne in Charlotte, North Carolina and Crunch Frisco in Frisco, Texas. CR Fitness currently owns and operates 40 locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas. The company is owned by Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale and Jeff Dotson, who together have more than 100 years of experience in the fitness industry. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces New Location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posted: May 31, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchisePITTSBURGH, PA - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming October 2022 opening of Crunch McKnight, a spacious, $5 million, 40,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Crunch McKnight will be the first Crunch location in Pittsburgh. Crunch McKnight is owned by partners John Armatas and Brian Hibbard, Chief Executive Officer for Fitness Ventures LLC, which owns and operates Crunch Fitness locations across the U.S. Crunch McKnight will be Fitness Ventures' 27th location nationwide. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Lands Exclusive Contract at the Villages, Florida and Acquires Two Clubs
Posted: May 31, 2022 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsTHE VILLAGES, FL - Genesis Health Clubs announce the purchase of the Spanish Springs and Brownwood locations of MVP Athletic Clubs in The Villages, Florida. Included in the deal were exclusive rights to be the sole health club provider for The Villages, paving the way for future expansion. Read More...

Empire Portfolio Group Opens New Stamford-West Side, Connecticut Orangetheory Fitness Studio
Posted: May 31, 2022 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Empire Portfolio Group ("Empire"), a leading Area Developer and Franchisee of Orangetheory Fitness, the heart rate-based interval training fitness franchise, announces it has opened a new studio in Stamford, Connecticut. Read More...

Fitness Ventures LLC Adds VP of Construction to All-Star Team
Posted: May 25, 2022 in Chains

Fitness Ventures LLCALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL - Fitness Ventures, LLC. Headquartered in Altamonte Springs, FL, one of the fastest growing franchisees in the Crunch Fitness system announces the hiring of Jay Thomas as their new VP of Construction. Thomas will begin with the company on June 1, and will be responsible for overseeing all development projects throughout the United States, including nearly $50 million dollars of construction projects already in the pipeline. Read More...

U.S. Vets Housing Facility Benefits from Gift Courtesy of World Gym
Posted: May 25, 2022 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym, originator of the full-service gym model and a great American fitness brand, has provided all the equipment for a new gym at the U.S. Vets housing facility, an organization committed to ending veteran homelessness by providing housing, mental health support, job counseling and more. Read More...

Row House Debuts New Class Formats “Strength” and “Intervals”
Posted: May 25, 2022 in Chains

Row HouseIRVINE, CA - To better serve its diverse membership and stay competitive in the rapidly growing indoor rowing space, Row House, a leading boutique fitness franchise offering classes on and off the rower, has debuted two new class formats: Strength and Intervals. Read More...

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