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Crunch Fitness Franchisee Fitness Holdings LLC Acquires Boost Fitness, Expands Across Massachusetts
Posted: January 9, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness Franchise announced that its Connecticut-based franchisee, Fitness Holdings LLC, has acquired Boost Fitness, the largest independent fitness chain in Central Massachusetts. The acquisition increases the number of Crunch locations in Massachusetts five-fold, growing the club base from two clubs to ten in the Boston area. Read More...

Equinox, Owner of SoulCycle, Invests in Rumble
Posted: January 8, 2018 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader and operator of Equinox Fitness Clubs, Blink Fitness, Pure Yoga and SoulCycle, announced a significant minority stake in Rumble, a boxing-inspired group fitness company based in NYC. Read More...

acac Pantops Now Open in Charlottesville, VA
Posted: January 4, 2018 in Chains

acacCHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - acac Fitness & Wellness Centers announced the opening of a new fitness facility and physical therapy location in Charlottesville, VA. The new club is located inside of the Sentara Martha Jefferson Sports Medicine Clinic. acac began operations in the facility on January 1, 2018. The Pantops location is acac’s fourth club in Charlottesville. They have been serving the Charlottesville community for over 33 years when the first health club opened in 1984. Read More...

Planet Fitness Announces Expansion into All 50 States with First Location in Hawaii; Headquarters Acquires 6 Franchise Stores in Long Island
Posted: January 4, 2018 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 expanded its footprint to all 50 states with the opening of its first club in Hawaii. The first Judgement Free Zone in Hawaii is now open and located at the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. Read More...

TITLE Boxing Club Reflects on Monumental Year, Anticipates Greater Success in 2018
Posted: January 4, 2018 in Chains

TITLE Boxing ClubOVERLAND PARK, KS - After a strong year of growth and development, TITLE Boxing Club, the nation's fastest growing boxing franchise, rounded out 2017 positioned for further fitness market dominance. As the brand heads into 2018, it's fully equipped for further growth after the implementation of a strategic area developer plan and its recent international expansion that brought the brand to Latin America. For a company that never stops pushing itself, TITLE Boxing Club has its sights set on even bigger milestones this year. Read More...

No More Failed Resolutions: Blink Fitness Challenges America to be #ResolutionHappy
Posted: January 2, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, value-based gym introduced its newest ad campaign, #ResolutionHappy. The campaign aims to tackle the stigma around the failure to complete New Year's resolutions, often centered around unrealistic expectations on body image, by encouraging gym-goers to shred their resolutions and shift to a more realistic, confidence-boosting approach to fitness. Read More...

Snap Fitness Unveils “Commit To Your FIT” Consumer Challenge
Posted: January 2, 2018 in Chains

Snap FitnessCHANHASSEN, MN - Snap Fitness, a premier 24/7 fitness brand, announces the launch of its “Commit To Your Fit” Challenge. News of this Challenge reflects the brand’s commitment to members as they pursue their fitness goals in a supportive and results-driven culture. Members may sign up for either a 90-day or 60-day Challenge. When they do, they will be asked to fill out a goal guide. With those benchmarks, members will be given exercises, nutrition ideas, motivational quotes, and tips and videos from country music superstar and Snap Fitness partner Tim McGraw. As an extra incentive, members who complete the Challenge and share their story with the community will win a chance to meet Tim McGraw and attend a concert with a friend. Read More...

Equinox Unveils “Commitment, A Collection by Equinox,” A Line of One-Of-A-Kind Luxury Products
Posted: January 2, 2018 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, a high-performance lifestyle leader, unveiled an unprecedented new take on its acclaimed "Commit To Something" campaign with "Commitment, A Collection by Equinox," featuring seven one-of-a-kind luxury goods inspired by the passion and persistence of some of the most committed people and organizations on earth. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations in Seminole, Florida and Snellville, Georgia
Posted: December 22, 2017 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseSEMINOLE, FL and SNELLVILLE, GA - Crunch Franchise announced the planned openings of two new locations in Seminole, Florida and Snellville, Georgia. Each location will be new gyms that feature state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. The Seminole location will be 24,000 square feet, and the Snellville location will be 22,000 square feet. Both locations are expected to open in early 2018. Read More...

Blink Fitness Opens Its Newest New Jersey Location In Willingboro
Posted: December 22, 2017 in Chains

Blink FitnessWILLINGBORO, N.J. - Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value-based fitness club, announces the opening of its newest New Jersey location in Willingboro. The club opened the doors to its much-anticipated location on Thursday, December 21 from 12 PM to 11 PM. As a part of the Grand Opening celebration, Blink Fitness donated 50 one-year memberships, worth over $10,000, to All Things Are Possible Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering youth and enhancing the community through academics, athletics, awareness and arts. Read More...

Life Time’s Largest Athletic Lifestyle Resort Welcomes Musician, Yogi and Humanitarian Michael Franti for Opening Weekend Celebration in South Charlotte
Posted: December 17, 2017 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHARLOTTE, N.C. - Life Time Athletic celebrated the grand opening of its new destination in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday, December 14. On the following Saturday morning, Michael Franti, musician, filmmaker, yogi and humanitarian, led a once-in-a-lifetime yoga class for nearly 60 members. Following the special class with yoga and music, presented by DanoneWave, Mr. Franti and Life Time, through its Member Advantage program, surprised one of the new Life Time members with an all-expenses-paid trip to Soulshine Bali, his oasis of yoga, soul and rock and roll in Bali. Read More...

Workout Anytime Boiling Springs Earns National Recognition
Posted: December 15, 2017 in Chains

Workout AnytimeATLANTA, GA - Aaron Davis, owner of Workout Anytime in Boiling Springs, South Carolina, received the Franchise of the Year award among new clubs and a People’s Choice award for Best Social Media for 2017. The awards were presented at the Atlanta-based 24/7 fitness chain’s annual convention held November 30th - December 2nd in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Davis, who is originally of Greenville, opened his first Workout Anytime in January 2017 in an 8,500-square-foot space near Boiling Springs High School. Davis is in the process of opening his second gym in the Upstate in an 8,000-square-foot space in Duncan near Byrnes High School. He anticipates opening that location in late January. Read More...

Planet Fitness To Bring On A “Judgement Free” 2018 As Presenting Sponsor Of Times Square’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Posted: December 13, 2017 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., announced that it will once again play host to the biggest party on the planet. In partnership with Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, the Judgement Free Zone is bringing on 2018 as the presenting sponsor of Times Square's New Year's Eve celebration for the third consecutive year, inviting people worldwide to be "Judgement Free" in the New Year and beyond. Approximately one million revelers in Times Square will ring in a "Judgement Free" New Year with bejeweled and festive New Year's Eve party hats and balloons decked out in purple and yellow, the brand's signature colors. Planet Fitness will be featured on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018" on Sunday, December 31 beginning at 8:00PM EST on the ABC Television Network, with a presence in New York, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, as well as on the Times Square 2018 webcast throughout the night. Read More...

Blink Fitness Brings Mood Above Muscle Approach to Los Angeles, Opening its 60th Location Nationwide
Posted: December 11, 2017 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value-based gym, announces its arrival to the West Coast with the opening of its first three gyms in Los Angeles. Marking its 60th location, the first Blink Fitness will be opening in Gardena at Gardena Plaza, followed by Huntington Park at the former Huntington Park Warner Theatre in early 2018, and Anaheim at Brookhurst Center in late 2018. Having established a strong footprint on the East Coast, as well as a rapidly expanding franchise business in additional markets, nationally, these three brand-new gyms mark the beginning of Blink's expansion in the Los Angeles metro area. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Announces Development Plans for Mississippi
Posted: December 11, 2017 in Chains

Anytime FitnessJACKSON, MS - Anytime Fitness recently announced plans to introduce 25 locations in targeted areas throughout the state of Mississippi. The community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations by 2020. Currently, there are 29 Anytime Fitness locations open throughout the state. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Lake Nona, Florida
Posted: December 6, 2017 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseLAKE NONA, FL - Crunch Franchise announced the upcoming opening of its newest Crunch 'Select' location in Lake Nona, Florida. Crunch Lake Nona will begin membership sales during the pre-opening phase in January 2018, with a planned facility opening in May 2018. Crunch 'Select' locations feature upscale finishes and amenities in addition to the high-quality fitness services Crunch members have come to trust. Crunch Lake Nona, a new 23,800-square-foot facility, will provide a unique fitness experience complete with group fitness classes, a designated cardio and strength training area, Zumba, Olympic Platforms, functional training equipment as well as HydroMassage beds and a private stretching area. Read More...

Equinox Appoints Vimla Black Gupta As Chief Marketing Officer
Posted: December 5, 2017 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, a high-performance lifestyle leader, announced that Vimla Black Gupta, formerly Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, has been named Chief Marketing Officer of Equinox Fitness Clubs. Gupta will oversee marketing strategy development and execution on behalf of Equinox and its growing portfolio of 91 fitness club locations, reporting directly to Niki Leondakis, Chief Executive Officer of Equinox Fitness Clubs. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Acquires Lincoln Athletic Club; Starts Construction on Largest Health Club in Manhattan, Kansas History
Posted: December 4, 2017 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsLINCOLN, NE - Genesis Health Clubs continued its recent explosion of growth, acquiring Lincoln Athletic Club, an 88,000 square foot facility, including multiple fitness areas, an indoor track, a collegiate sized basketball court, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, three group fitness studios, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, two racquetball courts, multiple steam rooms, a hot tub, massage therapy center, tanning rooms, meeting rooms, a kid’s gym, nursery, and pro shop.

MANHATTAN, KS - Genesis Health Clubs has announced that November 29 was the official groundbreaking and start of construction on its new Manhattan 70,000 square foot location, the company’s 45th. The facility will be the largest health club in Manhattan, Kansas history, bringing an unprecedented array of fitness options to the community, all under one roof. Read More...

XSport Fitness Seeks National Director of Group Fitness
Posted: November 28, 2017 in Chains

XSport FitnessCHICAGO, IL - Enjoy leading the team for a fitness company that fully supports the Group Fitness department as it continuously develops. This is a great opportunity for a creative and passionate individual to blend the energy and variety of amenities of a full-service gym with that of the boutique fitness experience. In this role, you will be challenged to grow your business and be an innovator. Read More...

Planet Fitness And Its Franchisees Raise More Than $1 Million For Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Posted: November 27, 2017 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., announced that, together with its franchisees and members, it has raised more than $1 million for its nonprofit partner, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as a result of the company's October membership sale. The annual fundraising effort, now in its second year, supports Planet Fitness' philanthropic initiative, The Judgement Free Generation, which aims to prevent bullying and promote kindness. Since 2016, Planet Fitness and its franchisees have donated nearly $3 million in support of the cause. Read More...

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