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Planet Fitness to Open “Judgement Free” Clubs in Overland Park, Kansas and Independence Missouri
Posted: May 29, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessOVERLAND PARK, KS and INDEPENDENCE, MO and - 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 third location in Overland Park, Kansas in the winter of 2019. Planet also announced announced it will open its second location in Independence, Missouri in the winter of 2019. Planet Fitness prides itself on providing a high-quality experience at an exceptional value and being home of the Judgement Free Zone, where members experience a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment, for only $10 a month. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Celebrates National Best Friend Day With a Week of Free Workouts and Classes
Posted: May 29, 2019 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Friends who sweat together are more likely to stay fit together, according to a 2016 study, and that's why Gold's Gym is celebrating National Best Friend Day with an entire week of free workouts and classes for friends, no membership required. Beginning on National Best Friend Day, Saturday, June 8, through Friday, June 14, friends (ages 18 and older) can simply check in together at their nearest Gold's Gym to enjoy state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, dynamic group exercise classes and more. Read More...

Club Fit Named “GOLD LEVEL” Learn-To-Swim Provider by American Red Cross
Posted: May 29, 2019 in Independents

Club FitBRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. and JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. - When Club Fit Briarcliff Aquatics Director Ruth Garcia visited the Greenwich American Red Cross office on May 16th, she thought it was simply for a “meet & greet.” She had no idea she would be leaving with four awards for Club Fit! Club Fit is pleased to announce both the Briarcliff Manor and Jefferson Valley locations have been awarded the “GOLD LEVEL Learn-To-Swim Provider” designation for 2017 and 2018. Read More...

Anne Worcester Named President of Universal Tennis
Posted: May 28, 2019 in Suppliers

Tennis Industry AssociationSAN FRANCISCO, CA - Universal Tennis, the world’s premier tennis platform, announces that Anne Worcester, former WTA CEO & Connecticut Open Tournament Director, has joined the company as President. As President, Worcester will be instrumental in overseeing the growth and development of UTR worldwide. Beyond her leadership at the organization, her focus at the outset will be on increasing grassroots efforts to connect communities to the sport and fostering diverse partnerships within the tennis ecosystem to build participation on the platform. Read More...

Life Time to Offer Standing, Preferred Military Rate
Posted: May 27, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, announced a nationwide military rate, honoring men and women committed to serving our country through the armed forces. Life Time's military rate will extend to all active and retired military, as well as all veterans including Reserve and National Guard, and grants 50% off standard initiation fees. The rate will also extend to the company's clubs in Canada and Canadian armed forces. Read More...

MINDBODY CEO & Co-Founder Inducted into the Pacific Coast Business Times’ Hall of Fame
Posted: May 24, 2019 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - MINDBODY, a leading technology platform for the wellness industry, announces the induction of Rick Stollmeyer, its CEO and co-founder, into the Pacific Coast Business Times’ business Hall of Fame. The honor recognizes outstanding business achievement on California’s Central Coast. Stollmeyer, who is the eighteenth inductee into the Pacific Coast Business Times’ business Hall of Fame, received the honor at an awards reception on May 23, held at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Read More...

JLR Associates Chooses HireRight Platform for Standardized Screening Services
Posted: May 23, 2019 in Suppliers

JLR AssociatesMASSACHUSETTS and NEW JERSEY - JLR Associates has chosen HireRight’s platform, backgroundchecks.com, as their preferred provider for standardized background screening and drug testing services. This affiliation will provide all of JLR’s clients with an easy way to register and a user-friendly platform to conduct standardized background checks domestically and internationally on employees. Some aspects of the program that JLR clients will benefit from are as follows... Read More...

Motionsoft Closes $17M in New Financing
Posted: May 23, 2019 in Suppliers

MotionsoftROCKVILLE, MD - Motionsoft, a pioneer of Software-as-a-Service for member-based organizations in the fitness and wellness markets, announced it secured a $17M round of financing. The round was funded exclusively by existing investors including Edison Partners, Route 66 Ventures, and co-founders Al and Hossein Noshirvani. The funds will be used to fuel the Company’s growth, further enhance its product offering and extend its leadership position in health and fitness industry. Read More...

Power Wellness Renews Partnership with MercyOne Health & Fitness Center
Posted: May 23, 2019 in Suppliers

Power WellnessLOMBARD, IL - This spring, Power Wellness renewed its partnership with MercyOne to manage their MercyOne Health & Fitness Center for another three years. This successful partnership has supported the health and fitness needs of the West Des Moines, Iowa for the past two years. Since transitioning to Power Wellness Management in April 2017, MercyOne Health & Fitness Center has seen a 146% growth in membership. Read More...

LA Fitness Celebrates Major Renovations Made To Its Arizona Clubs With A Statewide Event On Saturday, June 1
Posted: May 22, 2019 in Chains

LA FitnessPHOENIX, AZ - Summer is coming... are you ready? After investing $13.6 million into renovations for its Arizona clubs, LA Fitness is inviting the public out to see the results. LA Fitness will hold a statewide celebration on Saturday, June 1 with complimentary fitness classes, tours of its newly-renovated clubs and a chance to win one of 44 complimentary, year-long memberships. LA Fitness' refurbishment ranges from new cardio and strength equipment, basketball courts, cycling studios, saunas, steam rooms and lockers to specialized flooring, refreshed pools and studios, updated reception and personal training areas, and modernized Kids Klubs. Read More...

Stone Creek Club & Spa Brings Crawfish Boil to Chicago and Raises $50,000 for ALS Research
Posted: May 22, 2019 in Independents

Stone Creek Club & SpaCOVINGTON, LA - It’s not unusual to hear rave reviews from tourists who visit South Louisiana. Each year, countless visitors fall in love with New Orleans and the surrounding areas... the history, the culture, the people, and of course the food! What is unusual is the story of a Chicago-area business owner who was so inspired at a Covington fundraiser that he decided to bring some of Louisiana back home with him to begin an entirely new tradition. Read More...

Youfit Health Clubs Opening New Gym in Miami
Posted: May 22, 2019 in Chains

Youfit Health ClubsMIAMI, FL - Youfit Health Clubs announces its newest location in Miami, Florida. Set to open Summer 2019, the club will be located in the Flagler Park Plaza. During the presale of this location, new members have access to a limited time, complimentary trial membership offer: pay nothing until 30 days after the gym opens. Read More...

ClubReady Announces Pure Barre as Newest Client to Raise the Bar in the Boutique Fitness Studio Space
Posted: May 22, 2019 in Suppliers

ClubReadyST. LOUIS, MO - ClubReady announces that Pure Barre will be joining as their newest client, to deliver excellence in the boutique studio space for all Pure Barre members and franchisees. Along with its evolving technology, ClubReady has adopted a new service-oriented structure to meet the service needs and expectations of the fitness business of the future. This customer-centric operations department will focus on the entire lifecycle of a ClubReady client. Read More...

Daxko Announces Stefani Thornton as Chief Revenue Officer
Posted: May 22, 2019 in Suppliers

DaxkoBIRMINGHAM, AL - Daxko, one of the member-based health and wellness industry's leading software and payments providers, announces that Stefani Thornton has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer for the Daxko and Zen Planner brands. Thornton will lead Daxko's revenue growth strategy in the boutique fitness and nonprofit market segments. She reports directly to Ron Lamb, Daxko's Chief Executive Officer. Read More...

PTR Launches Coach Development Days
Posted: May 22, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the launch of Coach Development Days. These highly interactive one- to two-day workshops with industry leaders covering topics in the fields of Junior Development, Adult Development, Performance, Club Programming and Business are being held at PTR’s new Regional Education Centers. The first Coach Development Day is set for June 1-2, at Fremont Tennis Center in Fremont, California. Read More...

Peloton Announces Expansion Into Germany
Posted: May 22, 2019 in Suppliers

PelotonNEW YORK, N.Y. - Peloton, a global technology company that revolutionized the fitness industry, announces plans to launch in Germany, its third market outside the U.S., by the end of this year. The company introduced the Peloton Bike to a U.S. audience in 2014 and expanded internationally last fall, starting with the U.K. and Canada. Read More...

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...

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