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Xponential Fitness Launches EMERGE Program for Immunity Conditioning
Posted: July 7, 2020 in Chains

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness, a curator of leading boutique fitness brands with over 1,500 studios open worldwide as of May 31, 2020, officially announced the launch of EMERGE, an eight-week immunity conditioning program that will benefit members using the expertise of three holistic health experts. EMERGE was developed by the team who created Xponential's online workout platform called GO. EMERGE will be available across all the brands within the Xponential Fitness portfolio including Club Pilates, Pure Barre, CycleBar, StretchLab, Row House, YogaSix, AKT and STRIDE. Read More...

World Gym International Appoints Lewis Stanton Chief Executive Officer and Jarrod Saracco Chief Operations Officer
Posted: June 25, 2020 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, an iconic global fitness brand, has reorganized its senior leadership and appointed two new executives to its team. Lewis Stanton has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, taking over all day-to-day management for the company. The previous CEO, Guy Cammilleri, is now non-executive Chairman of the Board. Jarrod Saracco has been named Chief Operations Officer, taking over operations at all corporate-owned gym locations and supporting franchisee operations at more than 200 locations in 15 countries. Read More...

EoS Fitness and Black Box VR Join Forces, Pilot First Dynamic Resistance Virtual Reality Workouts in U.S. Gyms
Posted: June 25, 2020 in Chains, Suppliers

EōS FitnessSAN DIEGO, CA - EoS Fitness, a leader in the fitness industry with its High-Value, Low-Price gyms, and Black Box VR, an award-winning pioneer in virtual reality fitness, have announced an exclusive partnership to help transform members' health and fitness goals with state-of-the-art VR gaming technology. Launching this summer in four EoS Fitness locations across Arizona and California, EoS will be the first national gym brand in the U.S. to offer its members a VR workout that combines dynamic resistance training and high-intensity cardio with sensory and immersive technology. Read More...

Grant & Eisenhofer Files Class Action Lawsuit against Illinois-based Markel Insurance Co. Over Failure to Cover Business Losses Suffered by Anytime Fitness Franchisees from COVID-19
Posted: June 24, 2020 in Chains, Suppliers

Anytime FitnessCHICAGO, IL and BIRMINGHAM, AL - Leading plaintiffs' law firm Grant & Eisenhofer has filed suit against Deerfield, Illinois-based Markel Insurance Co. for failing to accept claims from franchisees of national fitness chain Anytime Fitness that were shuttered and lost business due to state-imposed COVID-19 restrictions. The four Anytime Fitness outlets named in the complaint are operated by Fountain Enterprises, of West Point, MS, and are located in Mississippi and Alabama. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Introduces Scalable Footprint Franchise Model
Posted: June 24, 2020 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold’s Gym, a trusted fitness authority, has expanded its franchise opportunities to now include a scalable footprint model. This model will offer prospective franchisees the opportunity to invest in ownership of a full-service, full-amenity gym outside a more typical “big box” model. The scalable footprint model, starting at 10,000 square feet, is strategically designed to serve as a full-service Gold’s Gym with amenities including... Read More...

Club Pilates Growth Continues with 21 New Studios Opening in June
Posted: June 21, 2020 in Chains

Club PilatesIRVINE, CA - As stay-at-home orders continue to lift across the country, Club Pilates, the nation's largest Pilates brand, is set to open 21 new locations in the month of June. While some of these new studio openings were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of the new locations were in the studio pipeline with owners eagerly pushing forward to take advantage of the increased interest in boutique fitness to be more health conscious, bolster immune systems and deal with the psychological and emotional aspects of the pandemic. Read More...

Founder of YouFit Health Clubs Resigns
Posted: June 17, 2020 in Chains

Youfit Health ClubsDEERFIELD BEACH, FL - YouFit Health Clubs began as a family venture in 2008 and grew to over a hundred locations under the direction of Rick Berks as CEO with his daughter Christy Berks-Stross. Both have resigned from their positions within the company and as Board Members citing philosophical differences with the financial partners. Read More...

Five-Time Boxing World Champion Andre Ward and EverybodyFights to Stream Expert Boxing Master Classes to Your Home
Posted: June 17, 2020 in Chains

EverybodyFightsBOSTON, MA - Andre "SOG" Ward, five-time boxing world champion and EverybodyFights board member, announces that he will bring his expert boxing knowledge to the company's new at-home fitness streaming platform EverybodyFights LIVE. The digital tool, branded "Fight School," will provide one-of-a-kind boxing education through an extensive database of online lessons. Read More...

ClubCorp Celebrates Graduating Members, Employees with Virtual Graduation Celebration Featuring Keynote Speaker Retired Four-Star General Martin Dempsey
Posted: June 15, 2020 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs ­– celebrated the accomplishments of its graduating members with a virtual 2020 graduation ceremony complete with a keynote commencement address – “When Disruption Becomes Destiny” – by retired four-star General Martin Dempsey. The celebration, which included a virtual yearbook of member and employee graduates, was moderated by ClubCorp CEO, David Pillsbury, with Dempsey speaking to the graduates about the unique challenges and opportunities they face during this unprecedented moment in history. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Names 2020 Winners In Its Annual 12-Week Challenge
Posted: June 10, 2020 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold’s Gym, a trusted fitness authority, has selected 30 national winners in the annual Gold’s Gym Challenge, its signature 12-week body transformation competition offered exclusively to Gold’s Gym members. These Gold’s Gym Challenge national winners received a total of $100,000 in cash prizes for their incredible and inspiring results. The Gold’s Gym Challenge is a collaboration between Gold’s Gym and the Gold’s Gym Franchisee Association. 2020 Gold’s Gym Challenge sponsors included Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, A.B.B. , Lenny & Larry’s and Matrix Fitness. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Commitment To Equality and Change
Posted: June 8, 2020 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - A message from Adam Zeitsiff, Gold’s Gym President and CEO - Racism has no place in our gyms, our communities or in our country. At Gold’s Gym, we don’t care what color your skin is. We don’t care where you were born. We don’t care who you love. We care that you’re on a journey toward making fitness and wellness an important part of your life. Racism in any way, shape or form is not tolerated at Gold’s Gym. Read More...

EXOS Partners with Hyperice
Posted: May 28, 2020 in Chains

EXOS PHOENIX, AZ - EXOS, a leader in human performance, announces its global partnership with Hyperice, a recovery and performance technology brand that specializes in vibration, compression and percussion devices. This collaboration will bring Hyperice’s recovery methods products, and additional health and fitness technology based offerings to EXOS’ workplace, physical therapy and sports performance clients worldwide. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Asia Acquired by Inspire Brands Asia Amidst COVID-19 Crisis
Posted: May 27, 2020 in Chains

Anytime FitnessSINGAPORE - Anytime Fitness Asia has been purchased by Inspire Brands Asia, a consortium of its top submaster franchisees in Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore; lead investor Exacta Capital Partners; and co-investor Aura Group. The acquisition includes the Master Franchisee license in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau, with over 350 locations sold and over 250 gyms opened. Read More...

Gold’s Gym and PUMA Join Forces to Introduce Limited-Edition Performance Wear Line
Posted: May 27, 2020 in Chains

Gold's GymBOSTON, MA - Gold's Gym, one of the world's trusted fitness authorities, and global sports brand, PUMA, have partnered to create a performance wear collection designed for working out anywhere with street-ready style and features. The PUMA x Gold's Gym limited collection brings together PUMA's legacy in sports performance with the rich heritage of Gold's Gym in an exclusive men's, women's and unisex apparel line that includes high-intensity training footwear along with retro-inspired apparel and accessories. Read More...

Planet Fitness Donates More Than 10,000 Slices Of Pizza to Healthcare Workers Nationwide in Honor of Fitness Brand’s Pizza Monday
Posted: May 26, 2020 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, recently donated more than 10,000 pizza slices, valued at $25,000, in honor of the fitness brand’s Pizza Monday, where members are traditionally treated to pizza on the first Monday of the month. The donation effort is in partnership with Pizza vs. Pandemic, an organization formed by Slice Out Hunger, Slice and Pizza to the Polls, who are feeding frontline workers by coordinating pizza deliveries with independent pizzerias. Read More...

GoodLife Fitness Thanks Frontline Healthcare Workers
Posted: May 20, 2020 in Chains

GoodLife FitnessLONDON, ONTARIO - GoodLife Fitness, Canada’s largest fitness chain, is offering healthcare workers free access to digital Member content and rewards in appreciation for their invaluable work during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. While GoodLife Clubs remain closed, healthcare professionals will be given free access to the GoodLife app and Member portal, where they will find online fitness and mental wellness resources to help take care of themselves at home. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Melbourne, Florida
Posted: May 19, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMELBOURNE, FL - Crunch Franchise has announced the May 20, 2020 opening of a $5 million, 46,000 square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in West Melbourne, Florida. Crunch West Melbourne is owned by veteran fitness industry operators Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale, and Jeff Dotson. As an ownership team, they have more than 100 years of experience in the fitness industry and have built more than 120 clubs. Read More...

The California Fitness Industry Unites to Bring Jobs and Fitness Back
Posted: May 15, 2020 in Chains, Independents

CFASACRAMENTO, CA - Members of California's fitness industry have joined together to form the California Fitness Alliance (CFA) with the goal of safely and responsibly initiating the reopening of clubs and fitness facilities throughout the state. An industry that employs over 180,000 people at more than 4,000 fitness locations across the state, fitness was completely shut down by COVID-19. With little warning, it left thousands of people jobless and millions of Californians without access to the gyms and clubs they rely on to help them live healthy lifestyles. The CFA will seek to provide relief to these employees by pursuing federal and state aid and work with state and local officials to set and define safe, effective statewide reopening standards and guidelines. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Launches Upgrades to its Popular Fitness App GOLD’S AMP
Posted: May 12, 2020 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - GOLD'S AMP, a digital personal training app from a brick-and-mortar gym, has revamped and launched an upgraded version for seamless user experience. The results-driven app, introduced initially by Gold's Gym in 2017, will be available for free until May 31, 2020, to U.S. and Canada-based members and nonmembers looking for an elevated, at-home exercise option. Read More...

COVID-19 – The Coronavirus Crisis: Community
Posted: May 5, 2020 in Chains, Independents

April 2020 Edition of Club InsiderAs a supplement to our Special Edition Two-Part Cover Story on COVID-19, the Coronavirus Crisis (Click Here to Read Part I), Club Insider presents the following participant responses, as well as some inspiring stories about Communities around the country and what some club companies are doing to provide needed support to those communities. In this supplement, you will hear from Greta Wagner, Mike Alpert, Jim Worthington and Linda Mitchell, Larry Conner, Rich Nelsen, Phil Wendel and Joe Cirulli. Next week, closing out our primary pandemic coverage, we will be presenting Part II of our Special Edition Cover Story on COVID-19, focusing on the Re-Opening. Stay tuned, and stay safe and healthy! Read More...

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