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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

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9Round Opens 800th Location
Posted: May 21, 2019 in Chains

9Round: 30 Min Kickbox FitnessGREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round Franchising, LCC, the world’s largest kickboxing chain, recently opened its 800th studio. This milestone club, located in Apopka, Florida, just northwest of Orlando, is one of 36 new 9Round locations opened thus far in 2019 across the United States and Canada. Read More...

Venice Brands Brings Fast-Growing, Best-In-Class Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Studio Gym Platform to the San Francisco Bay Area
Posted: May 21, 2019 in Chains

Mayweather Boxing + FitnessLOS ANGELES, CA - Venice Brands, a Los-Angeles based consumer brands platform with a focus on health and wellness, has partnered with Mayweather Boxing + Fitness to open and operate cardio & boxing group fitness studios throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The Venice Brands team expects to begin staffing up its team, signing leases and building out the studios over the next several months. Read More...

Life Time Launches First-of-its-Kind Life Time Living – Fully Integrated Luxury, Leased Residences with Life Time Athletic Resort & Spa and Life Time Work
Posted: May 20, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time announces its latest innovation in the healthy living category with the launch of Life Time Living: new, high-end leased residences thoughtfully designed to inspire a holistically healthy lifestyle. Opening in Las Vegas, Miami and Dallas beginning in 2020, Life Time Living locations will offer the integration of both wellness and connected-living technology with functional space design, luxurious amenities and the ultimate experience in high-end living and convenience. Read More...

Youfit Health Clubs Launching New Club in Phoenix
Posted: May 20, 2019 in Chains

Youfit Health ClubsPHOENIX, AZ - Youfit Health Clubs announces the opening of the 12th location in Phoenix, Arizona. Slated to open Summer 2019, the club will be located in Paradise Square Plaza. With locations continuing to pop up all across Phoenix, the perk of unlimited access to all Youfit locations with the Lime Card membership is looking better and better! During the presale of this location, new members also have access to a limited time, complimentary trial membership offer: pay nothing until 30 days after the gym opens. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations in Corpus Christi and League City, Texas
Posted: May 16, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseCORPUS CHRISTI and LEAGUE CITY, TX - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of a new $2.5 million, 25,000 square-foot, 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Corpus Christi, Texas. Crunch Franchise also announces the opening of a new $2.5 million, 30,000 square-foot, 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in League City, Texas. Both expansive new clubs will open in fall 2019. Read More...

World Gym Athletics Partners With Dymatize
Posted: May 16, 2019 in Chains

World Gym AthleticsLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, is adding a new nutrition platform to its thriving and rapidly expanding World Gym Athletics, known for its #FitnessTruth mantra. Read More...

First-Ever Standalone Precision Run Studio Opens In NYC’s Flatiron District
Posted: May 15, 2019 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, a global high-performance lifestyle leader, opens its first standalone Precision Run studio in Flatiron, New York City. Since the program's inception in 2014, Precision Run has set the standard for indoor running and forged an entirely new cardio category as the first method-driven, performance-based treadmill class. This is the first time Equinox has launched an internal group fitness program into a standalone studio concept. Read More...

ClubLife Management Selected to Oversee Operations of Historic Chicago-Area Midlothian Country Club
Posted: May 13, 2019 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubLife Management, a full-service management division sponsored by ClubCorp, announces it has been chosen to oversee operations of Midlothian Country Club, one of the Chicago area’s most celebrated private lifestyle golf and country clubs. Read More...

ClubReady and UFC Gym Announce Renewed Partnership to Support Rapidly Expanding Fitness Franchise
Posted: May 9, 2019 in Chains, Suppliers

ClubReadyST. LOUIS, MO - ClubReady and UFC GYM announced a renewed partnership to support the rapidly expanding fitness franchise's mission to provide training programs for all levels and ages. As the brand continues to grow, UFC GYM will implement ClubReady's full suite solution to manage club operations, member acquisition and member engagement. Read More...

Life Time Foundation Salutes Three of its School Lunch Heroes Across the Nation
Posted: May 3, 2019 in Chains

Life Time FoundationCHANHASSEN, MN - The Life Time Foundation, a public charity founded by Life Time to improve school nutrition across the country, is recognizing its incredible partners in celebration of School Lunch Hero Day (May 3). Lunch Hero Day, created by the School Nutrition Association, provides an opportunity to highlight hardworking professionals making a difference for kids in school cafeterias. Read More...

Planet Fitness Franchisee, PF Atlantic Holdings, Doubles Growth; Announces Addition of Four Executives
Posted: May 1, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessCORAL SPRINGS, FL - Planet Fitness (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States with more than 12.5 million members and 1,700+ locations, announced that PF Atlantic Holdings, one of the fastest growing franchisees in the Planet Fitness system, doubled its footprint over the past twelve months and now owns and operates 30 Planet Fitness health clubs in South Florida, Central California and New Jersey. To support its expansion plans to 40 clubs over the next twelve months on its way to 70 clubs, PF Atlantic announces the addition of four strategic executives to support its rapid growth and expansion. Read More...

Blink Fitness Moves into New Underserved Markets Across Eastern Seaboard
Posted: April 30, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - On the move again, Blink Fitness is rapidly accelerating its growth into major markets across the United States. Blink, which focuses on how exercise makes you feel rather than exclusively on how it makes you look, is set to break into new metropolitan areas across the Eastern Seaboard with the signing of a nine-gym agreement. The agreement inked with entrepreneurial couple Carlos and Laura Gavidia calls for three locations in Virginia Beach and six gyms in Jacksonville, Florida. The first gym is slated to open summer 2019 in Virginia Beach. This will be the first time Blink breaks ground in each of these markets. Read More...

Fitness Holdings Northeast Acquires Crunch York
Posted: April 29, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseGREENWICH, CT - Fitness Holdings Northeast, LLC ("Fitness Holdings"), one of the leading franchise groups in the Crunch Fitness network, announced its acquisition of Crunch York, in southern Pennsylvania. In addition to this acquisition, Fitness Holdings has also formed a strategic development relationship with the ownership group CAS, led by Chad Smith, for the development of another 4-5 clubs. With this acquisition, Fitness Holdings now operates 19 clubs with 6-8 additional clubs expected this year. Read More...

Planet Fitness To Open Its Doors To Teens For Free All Summer Long
Posted: April 26, 2019 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. and home of the Judgement Free Zone, is inviting high school teenagers ages 15 – 18 to work out for free at any of its more than 1,700 Planet Fitness locations throughout the United States from May 15 through September 1 as part of the nationwide Teen Summer Challenge initiative. Free fitness classes specifically for teenagers will also be available Monday through Friday via certified fitness trainers. Read More...

Life Time to Host One-Night-Only Complimentary ‘We Got This’ Workout and After Party on Thursday, April 25
Posted: April 23, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - For one-night-only, Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, will host a complimentary, "We Got This" workout session to showcase its revamped Alpha and GTX group training series. This energizing, community-building workout and after-party will take place on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30PM - 8PM across 119 Life Time athletic resorts nationwide. Read More...

Crunch Moorestown Holds Grand Opening Party on April 27
Posted: April 22, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMOORESTOWN, N.J. - Crunch Franchise announced that it will hold a grand opening party at its Moorestown, New Jersey location on April 27, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The 26,000 square-foot fitness center opened in February. Crunch Moorestown's grand opening party, which is open to members and non-members alike, will feature special enrollment offers for prospective members, food from local vendors, a live DJ, fitness challenges and more. Read More...

North Castle Partners Closes Seventh Focused Fund at $400 Million Hard Cap
Posted: April 22, 2019 in Chains

North Castle PartnersGREENWICH, CT - North Castle Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on consumer businesses that promote Healthy, Active and Sustainable Living, announced the final close of North Castle Partners VII, L.P. ("NCP VII" or the "Fund") at its hard cap of $400 million. The Fund, which was oversubscribed, was raised in less than five months. North Castle Partners also recently completed its sale of Jenny Craig, Inc., a leader in the weight loss industry in North America, Australia and New Zealand, and established new partnerships with four entrepreneurs or management teams: Maya Kaimal Foods, Encore Vet Group, VitaCup, Inc. and Windham Mountain Resort. Read More...

Active Wellness Announces New Chief Operations Officer
Posted: April 18, 2019 in Chains

Active WellnessSAN FRANCISCO, CA - Active Wellness, LLC. announces that Michelle Wong has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Michele has been with Active since inception, and she’s excelled in all categories of performance and contribution. Michele has delivered exceptionally on operations and she’s been instrumental in client relationships, new site acquisition, and infrastructure improvement. Read More...

Synergy Capital Investments Makes Growth-Oriented Investment in Fitness Holdings Northeast, One of Crunch Fitness’s Largest Franchisee Groups
Posted: April 17, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Fitness Holdings Northeast, LLC ("FHNE" or "the Company"), a leading franchisee group in the Crunch Fitness network in the Northeast region, announced that Synergy Capital Investments, LLC ("Synergy" or "the Firm"), a diversified private equity firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, has completed a growth-oriented investment in the Company. Headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, FHNE's mission is to launch a network of Crunch gyms across the northeastern United States. The Company currently operates 18 locations in the New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Massachusetts area, and is set to open four more locations in 2019. FHNE's partnership with Synergy will enable the Company to expand not only regionally, but also nationally through a mix of acquisitions and new development to achieve its 50-club growth plan. Read More...

VASA Fitness Appoints Mindi Bridges Chief Marketing Officer
Posted: April 11, 2019 in Chains

VASA Fitness OREM, UT - VASA Fitness announced the appointment of Mindi Bridges as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Bridges, a seasoned marketing leader with a track record in leading successful marketing programs for respected brands including In-Shape Health Clubs, Abercrombie & Fitch, Treasury Wine Estates and the GAP, will oversee all aspects of marketing and club design to help usher in the next stage of VASA’s rapid growth. VASA currently operates 36 clubs in five states, with ambitious plans to complete 12 new clubs in 2019. Read More...

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