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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...

Blink Fitness Launches a First-of-its-Kind Technology and Takes a Major Leap Towards Ending the One-Size-Fits-All Gym Landscape
Posted: January 7, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness introduces a proprietary Personalized Mobile Companion, a breakthrough technology designed to change the one-size-fits-all gym landscape for good. This technology enables Blink members to receive a daily, personalized content feed tailored to their specific goals across a variety of healthy living topics that will enable them to exercise better, eat better, recharge better and live better. Read More...

Golub Capital Provides $120 Million One-Loan Debt Facility to Support the Refinancing of EOS Fitness by Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co.
Posted: January 7, 2019 in Chains

EōS FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Golub Capital has announced that, as Administrative Agent, it provided a $120 million GOLD facility to support the refinancing of EōS Fitness ("EōS" or the "Company") by Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. ("BRS"). GOLD financings are Golub Capital One-Loan Debt facilities. The financing from Golub Capital will be used to expand EōS's footprint and open more gyms throughout the U.S., bringing affordable fitness to more Americans. Read More...

Planet Fitness to Open “Judgement Free” Club in Mount Pleasant
Posted: January 4, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessMOUNT PLEASANT, PA - 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 Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania in the fall of 2019. The 10,000 square-foot Mount Pleasant 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...

Life Time Celebrates Founding Partnership With the Minnesota Timberwolves
Posted: January 4, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyMINNEAPOLIS, MN - Longtime Timberwolves sponsor, Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand which operates 23 athletic resorts in the Twin Cities, is set to celebrate its Founding Partnership. Life Time, as a Founding Partner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, was instrumental in the renovation of Target Center, including the $18 million renovation of its Life Time Athletic location in the lower level of the building. As well, it worked with the Timberwolves to create the Life Time Lobby, where hundreds of thousands enter for Timberwolves and Lynx games yearly. Read More...

ClubCorp Acquires TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas
Posted: January 2, 2019 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs – announces the acquisition of TPC Craig Ranch, a premier, private club in the Dallas suburb of McKinney. Located on 233 acres of breathtaking countryside within a lifestyle community, TPC Craig Ranch features a Tom Weiskopf-designed championship golf course, ranked #18 on Golf Digest’s 2018 “Best Golf Courses in Texas” list. Read More...

Equinox Debuts Short Film To Celebrate Brand Ethos “It’s Not Fitness. It’s Life.”
Posted: January 2, 2019 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, a global lifestyle leader, debuted its short film, LIFE, directed by fashion legend, visionary photographer and SHOWstudio director, Nick Knight, featuring talent across a rich cultural spectrum who represent the brand's boundary-breaking ethos. LIFE celebrates Equinox's continued exploration of the world beyond fitness, re-envisioning Equinox's emblematic "It's Not Fitness, It's Life" mantra. The dynamic, joyful and powerful moments in the film crystallize the meaning of high performance living from the brand that single-handedly created it. Read More...

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