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Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Hixson, Tennessee
Posted: November 26, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseHIXSON, TN - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming January 2023 opening of Crunch Hixson, a $4 million, 31,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art equipment. Crunch Fitness Hixson is owned by TN Fitness Holdings, LLC and owns another location in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Foundation Raises a Record $300,000 at Sold Out Annual Gala to Provide Shoes, Beds and Athletic Grants for Kids in Poverty
Posted: November 25, 2022 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsWICHITA, KS - Genesis Health Clubs, one of the largest and fastest-growing private health club providers in the USA, paused on Friday, November 18 to celebrate and give back to the community, raising over $300,000, an all-time record for the organization. More than 300 people, also a record, attended the sold-out event, raising funds through event admission, a silent auction and a spirited live auction. Read More...

Planet Fitness Collaborates With Amazon Halo to Provide People with Tools and Resources to Start and Stick with Their Fitness Journeys
Posted: November 23, 2022 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, announces a collaboration with Amazon Halo to provide more people with the tools and resources they need to achieve their fitness goals, inside the gym and beyond. Read More...

TITLE Boxing Club Announces International Deal Across Nine Countries
Posted: November 23, 2022 in Chains

Title Boxing ClubSANTA MONICA, CA - TITLE Boxing Club, the world's leading boxing fitness brand that offers a full-body, authentic heavy bag workout, has signed the brand's first international deal that will bring its presence to nine countries. As the largest deal in TITLE's history, the agreement puts the brand on the fast track to its development goal of having 300 clubs open by 2025. Read More...

StretchLab Receives Accreditation of Brand’s Flexologist Training Program from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)
Posted: November 23, 2022 in Chains

StretchLabIRVINE, CA - StretchLab, the world’s first and largest assisted stretching franchise, announces the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) has accredited its proprietary Flexologist Training Program (FTP) for a five-year period. This accreditation means that all Flexologists trained through StretchLab after August 2022 will now hold a nationally recognized certificate in assisted stretching. Read More...

LA Fitness to Host Statewide Event on December 3rd Celebrating Completion of $3.5M Renovation of its Indiana Clubs
Posted: November 18, 2022 in Chains

LA FitnessINDIANAPOLIS, IN - After investing more than $3.5 million upgrading its Indianapolis clubs, LA Fitness is inviting the public to see the results. LA Fitness will hold a statewide celebration on Saturday, December 3rd, with complimentary fitness classes, tours of its newly-renovated clubs and a chance to win complimentary, year-long memberships. Read More...

Fitness Premier 24/7 Clubs’ Announces New Franchise Success Manager
Posted: November 17, 2022 in Chains

Fitness Premier 24/7MANHATTAN, IL - Jillyan Morris has been in the franchising world for over a decade. As a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician, she started out with Massage Envy and worked as an operating partner at Prose Nails. Eventually, her career took a turn into fitness as a regional manager at Fitness Premier 24/7 Clubs, where she has now been named the brand’s Franchise Success Manager. Fitness Premier, the 18-unit fitness franchise, added this brand new position to help franchisees succeed in building their business. Read More...

Xponential Fitness and Aktiv Solutions Launch Xponential+ Functional Training Experiences
Posted: November 17, 2022 in Chains, Suppliers

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: XPOF), the largest global franchisor of boutique fitness brands, and Aktiv Solutions (“Aktiv”), a leader in functional fitness facility design and supply, have partnered to integrate a one-of-a-kind series of immersive exercise equipment experiences tailored specifically for amenities located within leading hotels and resorts, corporate campuses and high-end multi-family housing properties and universities. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Fern Creek, Kentucky
Posted: November 16, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseFERN CREEK, KY - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming January 2022 opening of Crunch Fern Creek, a $5 million, 30,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million worth of state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in a historic community located in Jefferson County Kentucky. This will be the fourth Crunch Fitness location in Louisville, KY with several more locations in the area to be announced soon. Read More...

UnitedHealthcare to Provide Millions of Eligible Medicare Members Access to All Life Time Clubs Nationwide
Posted: November 16, 2022 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyMINNETONKA, MN and CHANHASSEN, MN - UnitedHealthcare, part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and Life Time (NYSE: LTH), one of the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brands, have expanded their relationship to include access to all Life Time locations, helping even more people stay active and improve physical and mental wellbeing. UnitedHealthcare Medicare members with plans that include the Renew Active fitness program will now have access to all of Life Time’s nearly 160 athletic clubs in 29 states nationwide. Read More...

Planet Fitness Announces Plans for the Next Stage of Strategic Growth and Shareholder Value Creation at its 2022 Investor Day
Posted: November 15, 2022 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, hosted the company's first-ever Investor Day in New York City. At the inaugural event, Planet Fitness addressed how it is continuing to break down fitness barriers for future generations by building on 30 years of consistent, reliable growth through its disruptive brand and disciplined franchise model. Read More...

Crunch Hosts Sixth Annual Group Fitness Convention
Posted: November 14, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchisePONT VEDRA BEACH, FL - Crunch announced 12 new proprietary classes at their sixth annual Group Fitness Convention held at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort Hotel & Spa in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Held from October 24 - 27, the "Crunch Built Strong: Growing Stronger Together" themed convention gathered more than 120 group fitness coordinators across all of Crunch's club locations for four days of educational workshops, live specialty group fitness training and opportunities to obtain custom fitness certifications. Read More...

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Expands Internationally to the UAE and Japan
Posted: November 14, 2022 in Chains

Mayweather Boxing + FitnessLOS ANGELES, CA - Mayweather Boxing and Fitness, a best-in-class group boxing and fitness concept developed by undefeated boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather, announces it has signed agreements with two different master franchise partners to bring the iconic fitness brand to both the United Arab Emirates and Japan. The development plans will bring studios to major cities in each of these countries, including Dubai and Tokyo. Read More...

John W. Brick Foundation Joins with Planet Fitness Growth Partners to Support the National Center for Healthy Veterans at Valor Farm
Posted: November 10, 2022 in Chains

John W. Brick Mental Health FoundationALTAVISTA, VA - The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation (JWB) and Planet Fitness Growth Partners LLC (PFGP) have established a partnership with The National Center for Healthy Veterans (NCHV) to support veterans in overcoming post-traumatic stress. NAMI reports that up to 1 in 5 veterans experience PTSD, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports that 16 veterans a day die by suicide, but there is reason for hope. The JWB awarded NCHV Valor Farm with a grant of $100,000, while PFGP gifted new equipment for the wellness center. Read More...

Xponential Fitness Expands to Portugal
Posted: November 9, 2022 in Chains

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness Inc., based in Irvine, California, has entered the Portugal market by signing a master franchise agreement with Porto-based Mitrinha & Libelinha Lda. for its brand Club Pilates. The partnership allows Mitrinha & Libelinha to open at least 20 Club Pilates studios in Portugal over the next 10 years. The Portuguese company is known for scaling consumer retail brands in its home market. Read More...

Major League Pickleball and Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating Partner with Life Time in Strategic Alliance to Elevate Fastest-Growing Sport
Posted: November 7, 2022 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Nearly five million people are now playing pickleball according to the latest data from the Sports and Fitness Industry Association. To that end, Major League Pickleball (MLP) and DUPR (Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating) announce a strategic alliance with Life Time (NYSE: LTH) to continue elevating the sport through hosting tournaments and events at iconic Life Time locations, adopting the DUPR official rating system across all Life Time clubs, partnering on improved technology and offering shared marketing support. Read More...

Xponential Fitness Signs Master Franchise Agreement in Portugal for Club Pilates
Posted: November 4, 2022 in Chains

Club PilatesIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: XPOF) announces it has signed a Master Franchise Agreement in Portugal for its Club Pilates brand. The agreement, signed with Porto-based Mitrinha and Libelinha, Lda., gives the Master Franchisee the opportunity to license a minimum of 20 Club Pilates studios in Portugal over the next 10 years. The Master Franchise partners bring extensive experience scaling globally-recognized consumer retail brands in Portugal. Read More...

Planet Fitness Promotes Company Veteran Jennifer Simmons to Division President, Corporate Clubs; Names Paul Barber Chief Information Officer
Posted: November 3, 2022 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT) (the "Company"), one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, announce that Jennifer Simmons, previously Senior Vice President of Business Strategy and Analytics, has been promoted to Division President, Corporate Clubs, and Paul Barber has been appointed Chief Information Officer, effective immediately. Ms. Simmons will continue to report to Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Barber will report to Tom Fitzgerald, Chief Financial Officer. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Continues its Support of Female College Athletes through Partnership with 2022 Women’s NCAA Tournament National Champion and Most Outstanding Player, Aliyah Boston
Posted: November 3, 2022 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory Fitness continues its focus on empowering and supporting women by partnering with the 2022 Women's NCAA Tournament National Champion, NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (MOP) and National Player of the Year, Aliyah Boston. As a female-founded company with a history of supporting female college athletes, the Orangetheory team worked collaboratively with Boston to develop a new, custom workout that provides members a taste of her rigorous training regimen, available at participating studios nationwide on Thursday, November 10. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Alameda, California
Posted: November 2, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseALAMEDA, CA - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming January 2023 opening of Crunch Alameda, a $5 million, 16,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art equipment. Crunch Fitness Alameda is owned by Bay Area Crunchers and owns locations throughout the Bay Area. Read More...

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