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Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

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In-Shape Health Clubs Hires Ralph Rajs
Posted: March 5, 2019 in Chains

In-ShapeSTOCKTON, CA - In-Shape Health Clubs, California’s top community destination for health and fitness, announced a new Vice President of Fitness Innovation and Programming, Ralph Rajs, as part of its focus on creating the best fitness experience for members. An accomplished senior executive, with demonstrated success across the health club and hotel industries, Mr. Rajs brings over 20 years of experience in fitness and multi-club management. Read More...

Planet Fitness Announces Development Partnership With Kohl’s
Posted: March 5, 2019 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., together with Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) announced a strategic collaboration to initially open up to 10 Planet Fitness stores adjacent to select Kohl's stores across the country in 2019 with the opportunity for additional locations in the future. Planet Fitness will leverage approximately 20,000 – 25,000 square feet adjacent to each of the select Kohl's stores in various markets throughout the country. Read More...

St. Jude, Life Time to Host Nationwide Ride for a Reason on Saturday, March 9
Posted: February 28, 2019 in Chains

Life Time FoundationCHANHASSEN, MN - The fourth annual Ride for a Reason will take place on Saturday, March 9 in more than 115 Life Time destinations across the country. The indoor cycling event, open to both members and nonmembers of Life Time, will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Life Time Foundation. Since its inception, Ride for a Reason has raised $2.5 million. Last year alone, more than 7,000 participants and 1,000 teams surpassed a fundraising goal of $1 million. Every dollar raised supports St. Jude and Life Time Foundation. Read More...

Retro Fitness Continues to Expand in East Coast States
Posted: February 25, 2019 in Chains

Retro FitnessCOLTS NECK, N.J. - Retro Fitness, a national high-value, low-price fitness franchise, announced it has added two new franchisees totaling four new franchise agreements with local entrepreneurs Joe and Shawna Liotine for Tampa, FL and Jim Sparling for Central, NJ. Fitness enthusiasts in New Jersey and Florida should expect to see Retro Fitness join their communities in 2019. Read More...

TRT Holdings, Inc. To Maintain Ownership And Reinvest In Gold’s Gym
Posted: February 22, 2019 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - TRT Holdings, Inc., the majority shareholder of Gold's Gym since 2004, says that it has chosen to retain its ownership and reinvest in the iconic brand, and it has brought back former Chief Information Officer Adam Zeitsiff to the company in a new role as president and CEO, effective immediately. TRT had announced in July of 2018 it would explore a possible sale of the company. Read More...

UFC GYM Opens Doors to Kailua Community with State-of-the-Art Fitness Facility
Posted: February 22, 2019 in Chains

UFC GymHONOLULU, HI - UFC GYM, the rapidly expanding fitness franchise that creates training programs for all levels and ages inspired by the training regimens of UFC athletes, announced that its newest and most innovative location, UFC GYM - Kailua, is officially open. The 20,000 square-foot premium training facility features high quality equipment, a full-service Recovery Corner and traditional fitness amenities. Read More...

Lift Brands Buys Back Master Franchise Rights for Spain
Posted: February 21, 2019 in Chains

Snap FitnessCHANHASSEN, MN - There are exciting opportunities ahead for the brand that took the fitness industry by storm, Snap Fitness. Lift Brands, the parent company for the Snap Fitness brand, recently reacquired the master franchise rights for Spain from its master franchisee (Snap Fitness Iberia) and entered into a joint venture arrangement with certain members of the master franchisee’s existing management team. Lift Brands is excited for the future of the brand and for the many opportunities the new joint venture provides to both the existing Snap Fitness Spain management team and Snap Fitness members. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019
Posted: February 20, 2019 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory Fitness has been named to Fast Company's prestigious annual list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2019. The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today's volatile world. Half of the companies on this year's MIC 50 list are appearing for the first time. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Folsom, California
Posted: February 15, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseFOLSOM, CA - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of a new 20,000 square-foot club with state-of-the art equipment and amenities in Folsom, California. The expansive new club is expected to open on March 1, 2019. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, Crunch Folsom will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, half-hour circuit training, personal training, a functional training area with indoor turf, a dedicated group fitness studio, tanning beds, HydroMassage and more. Read More...

Atlanta Youth Tennis Players to Benefit from Partnership Between Tennis Powerhouses Life Time and Academia Sánchez Casal
Posted: February 15, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyMINNEAPOLIS, MN - Life Time Tennis and Academia Sánchez Casal (ASC), led by world renowned coach and former No. 1 doubles player Emilio Sánchez Vicario, have announced an innovative partnership at Life Time Peachtree Corners outside of Atlanta, Georgia to give junior tennis players additional long-term development opportunities. Read More...

Retro Fitness Inks Franchise Agreements for New York and New Jersey
Posted: February 8, 2019 in Chains

Retro FitnessCOLTS NECK, N.J. - Retro Fitness, a national high-value, low-price fitness franchise, announced that it has signed three franchise development agreements with local entrepreneurs, Vinod Chand, Joe Jaccorino and Bill Lovino and partners to bring multiple gyms to the New York and New Jersey area. Read More...

Cycle For Survival Surpasses $200 Million For Rare Cancer Research
Posted: February 7, 2019 in Chains

Cycle For SurvivalNEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, made history by crossing the $200 million threshold for funds raised since it was founded in 2007. These donations have come from more than 765,000 individuals representing all 50 states, a robust community dedicated to fighting rare cancers. Read More...

UFC GYM Opens First Franchise Location In India
Posted: February 6, 2019 in Chains

UFC GymNEW DELHI, INDIA - UFC GYM, the first major brand extension of UFC, announces the continued expansion of its global footprint with the opening of its first-ever franchise location in India. Located in New Delhi, this 10,500-square foot location will be operated in partnership with Artaxerxes Fitness & Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd. Read More...

ClubLife Management Selected to Manage PGA National Members Club
Posted: February 6, 2019 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubLife Management, a full-service management group dedicated to private clubs, premier resort and select daily fee golf courses, announces it will manage PGA National Members Club, the premier private country club at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Home of the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic, PGA National offers five PGA championship golf courses and full country club privileges in a luxury resort setting. Read More...

$1 Billion and Counting: Orangetheory Fitness Reaches Sales Milestone
Posted: February 4, 2019 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Just eight years after opening its first studio in 2010, Orangetheory Fitness crossed a threshold few companies ever manage to reach: exceeding $1 billion in systemwide revenues for 2018. The leader in heart-rate interval training and one of the world's fastest-growing fitness franchise brands reached the billion-dollar mark in systemwide sales in 2018, thanks to a loyal and growing member base and continued rapid studio expansion. Read More...

LNK Partners Exits Investment in Fitness Connection
Posted: February 4, 2019 in Chains

Fitness ConnectionWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - LNK Partners, a leading consumer-focused private equity firm, announced that it has sold Fitness Connection, together with its parent company, Titan Fitness Holdings, to affiliates of Roark Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Jefferies LLC served as lead financial advisor to Fitness Connection, Piper Jaffray & Co. served as co-financial advisor, Kirkland & Ellis LLP provided legal counsel, and RSM US LLP provided accounting advisory services. Roark was advised by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Read More...

USTA & Life Time Forge Relationship Aimed at Growing Tennis Participation in United States
Posted: February 1, 2019 in Chains, Suppliers

USTAMINNEAPOLIS, MN - The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Life Time announced a landmark alliance that brings together one of the largest tennis operators in the nation and the national governing body for tennis in the United States. Both parties will combine their vast resources to continue growing the great sport of tennis, especially among younger players. Read More...

Power Wellness Is Now HIPAA Compliant
Posted: January 31, 2019 in Chains

Power WellnessLOMBARD, IL - Power Wellness Management, LLC (Power Wellness) announced that the company has recently completed the first phase of their Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance strategy (or program) and its prescriptive fitness programs. This milestone ensures the security and encryption of protected health information shared on behalf of its health provider partners. Read More...

Life Time Chappaqua Announces February 8 Opening
Posted: January 31, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - Life Time is set to transform the healthy living landscape in northern Westchester County, New York with the opening of Life Time Chappaqua at Chappaqua Crossing. The club will open to all members Friday, February 8. The new Chappaqua destination has created nearly 200 new positions to serve members in a variety of full and part-time roles. Read More...

Equinox Expands Cult-Favorite Precision Run Program With Standalone Studios Nationally
Posted: January 30, 2019 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, a global high-performance lifestyle leader, announced the expansion of its signature Precision Run program with a Flatiron, New York City-based studio devoted solely to the format, with plans to scale nationally. Since launching in 2014, Precision Run has set the standard for indoor running and forged an entirely new cardio category as the only method-driven, performance-based group fitness format. Read More...

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