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$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...

ClubCorp Names Robert Morse Chief Operating Officer
Posted: January 30, 2019 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs – announces the appointment of veteran hospitality executive Robert Morse as Chief Operating Officer. With extensive hospitality operations experience that spans nearly 30 years, Morse brings valuable leadership to the executive team as ClubCorp transforms to a lifestyle company. As COO, Morse will focus on enhancing the member experience through improved and efficient day-to-day operations. Read More...

MYE Fitness Technologies Rolls Out AppAudio System at 24 Hour Fitness Locations
Posted: January 30, 2019 in Chains, Suppliers

MYE: Club TV SystemsVALENCIA, CA - MYE Fitness Technologies is set to roll out their popular AppAudio TV Audio streaming app in select 24 Hour Fitness locations, announced Tony Garcia, MYE president and CEO. A simple and free AppAudio download from the iTunes or Google Play store enables 24 Hour Fitness members to enjoy TV audio on their Apple or Android devices from television monitors throughout the facility. Read More...

Retro Fitness Inks Franchise Agreements for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina & Florida
Posted: January 29, 2019 in Chains

Retro FitnessCOLTS NECK, N.J. - Retro Fitness, a national high-value, low-price fitness franchise, announced that it has signed four new franchise agreements with entrepreneurs Scot and Mark Pinto (New Jersey); Luis Henriquez and Gene Truono (Pennsylvania/Delaware); Richard Garrison (North Carolina); and Steve Plattner and Ron Wuchko (Florida). The anticipated business development indicates that Retro Fitness and its franchisees will infuse more than $1 million each into their respective markets through local investments. Once complete, the new gyms will employ at least 25 people. Read More...

Planet Fitness to Open “Judgement Free” Club in Natchez
Posted: January 24, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessNATCHEZ, MS - Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. and home of the Judgement Free Zone, announced it will open its first location in the Natchez Mall of Natchez, Mississippi in the fall of 2019. The 12,000 square-foot Natchez Planet Fitness will offer state of the art cardio machines and strength equipment, 30-Minute Express Circuit, fully equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, numerous flat screen televisions, HydroMassage loungers, massage chairs, tanning beds, a Total Body Enhancement booth and more. Read More...

24 Hour Fitness Expands Presence in the Miami Market With First Club in Homestead, Florida
Posted: January 23, 2019 in Chains

24 Hour FitnessHOMESTEAD, FL - 24 Hour Fitness will open the doors to a state-of-the-art club in Homestead, Florida this January, offering local residents the opportunity to renew their commitment to living a healthy lifestyle in 2019. Celebrating 35 years as a fitness leader, 24 Hour Fitness prides itself on providing a team of motivating fitness professionals who offer personalized health solutions, while creating friendly, supportive communities for members to enjoy their fitness journey. Read More...

Curves Partners With Red Hat Society to Promote Fitness and Fun
Posted: January 21, 2019 in Chains

CurvesWOODWAY, TX - Curves NA, Inc., leaders in the fitness and wellness industry and one of the largest fitness center chains globally for women, announced recently that they are partnering with The Red Hat Society, Inc. to communicate the benefits of both organizations’ services and products with their respective members. Curves and The Red Hat Society share similar values including promoting fitness for women in a fun, motivating environment. They are also mutually dedicated to empowering women to live their best quality of life possible and creating opportunities for their members to build supportive relationships with other women. Read More...

Youfit Health Clubs Undergoes Digital Transformation With Data Analytics at Forefront
Posted: January 16, 2019 in Chains

Youfit Health ClubsDEERFIELD BEACH, FL - With a New Year underway, and after more than a decade in operation, Youfit Health Clubs, a national chain of affordable health and wellness clubs, has undergone its own brand transformation within the digital space. As one of the largest company-owned high-value, low-price fitness franchises, Youfit Health Clubs has experienced tremendous growth in the last 10 years, opening more than 120 locations across the country. Over the last few years the company has been committed to undergoing an intensive digital transformation, refocusing and reprioritizing its marketing KPIs. Read More...

24 Hour Fitness Appoints Tony Ueber as Chief Executive Officer
Posted: January 15, 2019 in Chains

24 Hour FitnessSAN RAMON, CA - 24 Hour Fitness (the “Company”) announced that Tony Ueber, former President and CEO of Results Physiotherapy, will become Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Current CEO Chris Roussos will step down and remain as a special advisor to the company for the next two months to ensure a smooth and effective transition. Mr. Ueber most recently led the transformation and rapid growth of Results Physiotherapy and previously Banfield Pet Hospital, both highly mission-driven organizations that emphasized culture, team member engagement and a commitment to being customer-centric as critical elements to achieving positive results. Read More...

UFC Gym UK Announces First Two Locations Opening In April 2019
Posted: January 15, 2019 in Chains

UFC Gym UKLONDON – UFC GYM, the first major brand extension of UFC, announced that the first two United Kingdom-based locations will open in Nottingham’s City Centre and in Woking in April 2019. The new fitness facilities enter the UK and Republic of Ireland as part of an exclusive 10-year partnership with TD Lifestyle plc., which has committed to opening more than 100 locations throughout the territory. Since debuting in 2009, UFC GYM has opened more than 150 locations in more than 25 countries and territories, including the United States, Australia, Canada, India, Mexico, Taiwan, Vietnam and United Arab Emirates. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Paramus Owner Mike Epstein Named A North Jersey Hometown Hero
Posted: January 15, 2019 in Chains

Gold's GymPARAMUS, N.J. - Mike Epstein, franchise co-owner of Gold’s Gym Paramus, was recognized last month by U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer as one of 42 North Jersey “Hometown Heroes.” Epstein was nominated for the honor by Mayor Richard LaBarbiera who is an advocate for the impact that Epstein has made in the community. Read More...

Blink Fitness Brings The Feel Good Experience To Its 80th Location In Burbank California
Posted: January 11, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessBURBANK, CA - Blink Fitness, the premium quality, affordable fitness brand is excited to bring the Mood Above Muscle approach to its 80th location in Burbank, California. With a strong East Coast presence and quickly growing franchise business, Blink continues the expansion of its groundbreaking philosophy across the country to the newest West Coast gym. Read More...

TITLE Boxing Club Heads West to Add 50 New Locations in California, Arizona & Nevada
Posted: January 11, 2019 in Chains

TITLE Boxing ClubLOS ANGELES, CA - TITLE Boxing Club, a leading boutique boxing fitness franchise with more than 185 clubs open across the United States, announced it plans to bring 50 new clubs to the West Coast over the next five years as part of a strategic, geographically targeted growth model. Read More...

Mountainside Fitness Founder, Tom Hatten, Releases “Dream On” For Charity
Posted: January 8, 2019 in Chains

Dream On by Tom HattenPHOENIX, AZ - In 1991, Mountainside Fitness Owner, Tom Hatten, had just $2,000 to his name and a dream to open his own gym. He was just 22-years-old and a student at Arizona State University at the time, but thanks to family and friends and a perseverance to succeed, Hatten would go on to owning and operating Arizona's biggest fitness empire. Now, 30 years and 17 Mountainside Fitness locations later, Hatten reflects in his new memoir, "Dream On," about this remarkable journey and what it takes to build a business from the ground up. Hatten tells all, from the highs of starting his own business to the crashing lows including bankruptcy, jail time and a horrific personal tragedy. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Continues Its West Texas Expansion With Midland Location
Posted: January 7, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMIDLAND, TX - Crunch Fitness announced that construction is beginning for a fitness center in Midland, Texas. Located in a shopping complex, the expansive new club will be open 24/7 and feature state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, as well as Crunch's popular group fitness offerings. Crunch Midland is taking over roughly 35,000 square feet from Kohl's, which is downsizing. Starting in January, prospective members will be able to sign up for discounted early memberships. The club's first 500 members will receive a free t-shirt and gym bag, discounts on small group and personal training, and more. Read More...

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