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Xplor Technologies Acquires Membr, Creating a Technology Solution for Multi-market Gyms and Health Clubs
Posted: February 1, 2024 in Suppliers

XplorATLANTA, GA - Xplor Technologies, a leading global platform combining SaaS solutions, embedded payments and Commerce Accelerating Technologies for "everyday life" businesses announces its acquisition of Membr, a leading fitness-focused management software platform trusted by over 2,000 gyms worldwide. The move enables Xplor Technologies to bring a premium club management software solution to the fitness industry and further expand its global footprint. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Altamonte Springs, Florida
Posted: January 31, 2024 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL - Crunch Franchise announces the grand opening of Crunch Altamonte Springs, a 56,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness facility in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Crunch Altamonte Springs will take the place of a former Publix, creating the largest Crunch to open in the Orlando Metro area. Read More...

Planet Fitness Opens in Wheaton, Maryland
Posted: January 31, 2024 in Chains

Planet FitnessTIMONIUM, MD - Planet Fitness, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, announces that its Wheaton club is now open. Planet Fitness Wheaton is owned by Victor Brick's Ohana Growth Partners, a franchise division of Planet Fitness. Read More...

Daxko Launches New App for Nonprofits to Streamline Operations and Enhance Member Connections
Posted: January 31, 2024 in Suppliers

DaxkoBIRMINGHAM, AL - Daxko, a leading software and integrated payments solutions provider in the health, fitness and wellness industry, announces the release of a new mobile app designed specifically for Daxko and ReClique CORE users. This development promises simpler operations and enhanced community engagement for mission-driven health and wellness organizations. Read More...

Fitness Premier 24/7 Clubs Expands, Renovates and Elevates in 2024
Posted: January 30, 2024 in Chains

Fitness Premier 24/7MANHATTAN, IL - With plans to award between 10 and 15 units in 2024, Fitness Premier 24/7 Clubs, the 19-unit fitness franchise that works to bring accessible fitness options to underserved markets, spent 2023 leveling up its systems, clubs, offerings and strategies to prepare to grow by over 50% this year. Read More...

Planet Fitness Opens in Lake Stevens
Posted: January 30, 2024 in Chains

Planet FitnessTIMONIUM, MD - Planet Fitness, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, announces the opening of its Lake Stevens club in Washington state. Planet Fitness Lake Stevens is owned by Victor Brick's Ohana Growth Partners, a franchise division of Planet Fitness. Read More...

Pulse For a Cause with Pure Barre in Support of American Heart Month
Posted: January 30, 2024 in Chains

Pure BarreIRVINE, CA - In support of Heart Health Month this February, Pure Barre, an Xponential Fitness brand offering the most effective full-body barre workout, is joining the fight against heart disease and stroke by supporting the American Heart Association (AHA), a global force for healthier lives for all. This February, during American Heart Month, the Pure Barre community will raise awareness and garner support for the American Heart Association’s fundraising campaign, Life Is Why. Read More...

IHRSA Hires Industry Veteran Katie Philipp to Develop Education and Events
Posted: January 29, 2024 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of industry leaders, has hired Katie Philipp as Manager of Education & Events. In her role, Katie will develop the curriculum for IHRSA's headlining events, which include the IHRSA Convention & Trade Show and the European Congress. She will solicit presenters from inside and outside the health and fitness industry to deliver expert insights. Read More...

Life Time Announces First Quarter Opening of Denver West Athletic Country Club
Posted: January 29, 2024 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyDENVER, CO - Life Time (NYSE: LTH) announces it's preparing for a first quarter opening of Life Time Denver West, located in Wheat Ridge. The new athletic country club expands the company's presence in Colorado to seven locations. Life Time is continuing to grow its athletic country club locations nationwide through 2024. In Colorado, Life Time is also planning to open a new athletic country club in Boulder later this year. Read More...

Empire Portfolio Group Welcomes New Orangetheory Fitness Studio in West Caldwell, New Jersey
Posted: January 29, 2024 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessWEST CALDWELL, N.J. - Empire Portfolio Group ("Empire"), a leading Area Developer and Franchisee of Orangetheory Fitness, the heart rate-based interval training fitness franchise, announces it will open a new studio centrally located in West Caldwell, New Jersey. This new venture magnifies Empire's established footprint in New Jersey, elevating their portfolio to a total of 15 locations. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Acquires Both Locations of The Atlantic Club
Posted: January 25, 2024 in Chains

Rodney Steven II and Kevin McHughMANASQUAN, N.J. - Genesis Health Clubs announces the acquisition of both locations of The Atlantic Club, effective immediately. The clubs, now known as Genesis Health Clubs – The Atlantic Club Manasquan, and Genesis Health Clubs – The Atlantic Club Red Bank, represent the 67th and 68th clubs in the ever-growing Genesis portfolio and the first in New Jersey and the Northeastern United States. Read More...

ACSM Announces Resignation of Chief Executive Officer
Posted: January 25, 2024 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Chief Executive Officer Kristin Belleson has resigned her position with ACSM, effective January 19, 2024. ACSM has appointed Katie Feltman, who formerly served as ACSM’s Chief Operating Officer, as interim CEO through January 17, 2025, or until a permanent CEO is selected. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Crunch Pleasant Hills, its Newest Location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posted: January 24, 2024 in Chains

Crunch FranchisePITTSBURGH, PA - Crunch Franchise announces the grand opening of Crunch Pleasant Hills, a 45,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This will be the 48th location nationwide for Fitness Ventures and the 2nd Location for the franchise in Pennsylvania. Read More...

Fitness Connection Announces the Grand Opening of Its 3rd Gym in San Antonio and 45th Location Nationwide
Posted: January 23, 2024 in Chains

Fitness ConnectionSAN ANTONIO, TX - Fitness Connection announces the opening of its highly anticipated 3rd gym in San Antonio, marking the 45th location in its nationwide network. The new state-of-the-art facility opened its doors to fitness enthusiasts on January 20, 2024. Read More...

Eye On Franchising Podcast Features Workout Anytime, “Where Everyone Knows Your Name,” Co-Founders John Quattrocchi and Steve Strickland
Posted: January 19, 2024 in Chains

Workout AnytimeATLANTA, GA - Welcome back to another episode of Eye on Franchising where you learn how to become your own boss! Today’s guests are John Quattrocchi and Steve Strickland, co-founders of Workout Anytime. Workout Anytime will be celebrating 25 years in business. There are gyms opened in 23 states, and there will be another 40 opening in the next year. John and Steve talk about the growth of the company and what makes their gym stand out from other gyms. They also dive into the franchise costs and what kind of franchisee they are looking for to run the business. Read More...

Life Fitness and EGYM Expands Existing Global Partnership
Posted: January 19, 2024 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL and MUNICH - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, and EGYM, a global fitness technology and corporate health innovation leader, announce the expansion of their strategic partnership, further elevating the cardio workout experience. This collaboration unites EGYM's cutting-edge fitness technology with Life Fitness' innovative cardio equipment, promising gym-goers an unmatched exercise experience. Read More...

Former CEOs of Life Fitness, Chris Clawson, and Precor, Rob Barker, Join EGYM
Posted: January 19, 2024 in Suppliers

EGYMDENVER, CO - EGYM is fortifying its leadership team with two highly esteemed top managers in the fitness industry: the former CEOs of Life Fitness, Chris Clawson, and Precor, Rob Barker. Chris Clawson will assume the newly appointed position of General Manager Gymtech at EGYM in mid-February. Rob Barker will serve as a strategic advisor to EGYM CEO Philipp Roesch-Schlanderer. Read More...

Xponential Fitness Brands and Los Angeles Rams Launch “Inside the Studio” Cheerleader Series
Posted: January 18, 2024 in Chains

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness, the largest global franchisor of health and wellness brands, and The Los Angeles Rams will unveil a social video series titled "Inside the Studio," aligning the Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders with Xponential brand studios. As the proud fitness partner of the Los Angeles Rams, Xponential Fitness will bring its diverse portfolio of premium fitness concepts to the team's fanbase. Read More...

Daxko Launches the Zen Planner Branded Mobile App for Boutique Fitness Businesses
Posted: January 18, 2024 in Suppliers

DaxkoBIRMINGHAM, AL - Daxko, a leading software and integrated payments solutions provider in the health, fitness and wellness industry, announces the launch of the Zen Planner branded mobile app. Now, boutique fitness businesses can create their own personalized mobile app, showcasing their unique brand to enhance member engagement. Read More...

Leading Crunch Franchisee Primetime Fitness Partners with CapitalSpring for Strategic Growth
Posted: January 17, 2024 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Primetime Fitness, Michigan's premier Crunch Fitness franchise development group, announces its partnership with a leading specialist investor in multi-location businesses, CapitalSpring, which recently completed a growth investment in the franchisee. The partnership marks a significant milestone for Primetime Fitness, underscoring its ambitious development plans. Read More...

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