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ClubCorp Acquires Seven Golf and Country Clubs from Toll Golf
Posted: October 31, 2019 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs – announces it has acquired seven premier lifestyle golf clubs in residential communities located on the East Coast from Toll Golf, the golf and country club division of Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE:TOL), the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes. The clubs, which offer a variety of lifestyle amenities such as upscale, resort-style golf, tennis, fitness, aquatics, sports and dining, include... Read More...

Xponential Fitness Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship
Posted: October 31, 2019 in Suppliers

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness, a curator of boutique fitness brands, announced that Goldman Sachs has recognized Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Geisler, as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2019. Goldman Sachs selected Geisler as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored. Read More...

Fitness Holdings Northeast Acquires Crunch Paramus
Posted: October 30, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FitnessGREENWICH, CT - Fitness Holdings Northeast, LLC ("Fitness Holdings"), one of the leading franchise groups in the Crunch Fitness network, has announced its acquisition of Crunch Paramus, in Paramus, New Jersey. The acquisition closed on October 1, 2019 and raises the ownership group's club count to 22, serving more than 100,000 members. Read More...

9Round Ranked Among South Carolina’s 25 Fastest Growing Companies in 2019
Posted: October 29, 2019 in Chains

9Round: 30 Min Kickbox FitnessGREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round Franchising, LLC was announced as #14 on the 2019 S.C. Fastest Growing Companies List. In the 18 years since the prestigious ranking began, 9Round is one of just four companies to be named to the list four years in a row. Read More...

UFC GYM Announces Partnership With NormaTec to Provide Members Access to World-Class Recovery Technology
Posted: October 28, 2019 in Chains

UFC Gym NEWPORT BEACH, CA and WATERTOWN, MA - UFC GYM, the rapidly expanding fitness franchise that creates training programs for all levels and ages inspired by the regimens of UFC athletes, is excited to announce its partnership with NormaTec, an industry leader in compression recovery technology. By adding NormaTec's PULSE 2.0 Series Recovery Systems, UFC GYM is expanding its world-class training resources and furthering its mission to bring world-class training to more athletes. Read More...

Prestigious Cleveland Community Center Selects Active Wellness to Manage Fitness Operations
Posted: October 26, 2019 in Chains

Active WellnessSAN FRANCISCO, CA - Active Wellness, a fitness design and management company, announces its new contract with an award-winning community center, the Mandel JCC, located just east of Cleveland, Ohio. The distinguished community center selected Active Wellness to manage its fitness, aquatics and membership operations. Read More...

Life Time Greenway Opens in Former Houston City Club; 10th Houston-Area Athletic Resort Features Rooftop Pool
Posted: October 25, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyHOUSTON, TX - Life Time, the premiere healthy lifestyle brand, is continuing its Houston expansion with the opening of Life Time Greenway following a massive renovation and expansion of the former Houston City Club. The new athletic resort is the tenth in the market. Life Time purchased the Greenway Plaza space in 2017 and began work in 2018 to create the ultimate athletic resort experience for members. The entire 150,000-square foot club was reimagined including the addition of a rooftop pool deck, a first in the market, covering 54,000-square feet on top of the existing parking structure. Read More...

American Council On Exercise Names Jay Grant as Executive Vice President of Marketing
Posted: October 24, 2019 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercise (ACE) announces the promotion of Jay Grant to the role of Executive Vice President of Marketing. Grant, promoted from his role as Interim Vice President of Marketing, has more than two decades of leadership experience, including extensive marketing management for GreatCall, which was acquired by Best Buy and CBS Interactive. Read More...

Celebrity Trainer Erin Oprea Teams Up With STRONG by Zumba to Create Exclusive Workout Routines
Posted: October 24, 2019 in Suppliers

STRONG By ZumbaMIAMI, FL - STRONG by Zumba, the high-intensity workout program, announced it has partnered with Celebrity Trainer and Author Erin Oprea to create new workout routines that will live in-class and on all digital platforms. This is the first time Oprea has partnered with a branded fitness program, as well as the first time STRONG by Zumba has developed routines with an outside fitness partner. Read More...

ABC Financial and Trek Announce Vendor Partnership
Posted: October 23, 2019 in Suppliers

ABC FinancialLITTLE ROCK, AR - ABC Financial (ABC), a leading software and payment processing provider to the health and fitness industry, has announced their preferred partnership with Trek CCM, LLC. ABC is excited to integrate Trek's automated, yet personal, customer communications platform with ABC's software ecosystem. Trek's solution, Heather, will enable clubs using ABC Financial software to effectively and efficiently communicate with members on a continuous basis. Read More...

Planet Fitness Reaches $5 Million Fundraising Milestone Benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Posted: October 23, 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, announced that together with its franchisees, partners and members, it has raised more than $5 million since 2016 for its nonprofit partner, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. This fundraising effort is made possible through Planet Fitness' philanthropic initiative, The Judgement Free Generation, which aims to prevent bullying and promote kindness among youth. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Debuts New Documentary “Momentum Shift”
Posted: October 23, 2019 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessLOS ANGELES, CA - Orangetheory Fitness has debuted its new documentary, "Momentum Shift," at the iconic DGA Theater in Los Angeles. The film spotlights Orangetheory Fitness Founder, Ellen Latham, weaving her inspiring story with those of Coach Joe Oniwor and member Kristen Ritchotte to showcase how, with a shift in perspective and the power of believing in yourself, anyone can achieve More Life. Read More...

EXOS and Detroit Medical Center Join Forces
Posted: October 23, 2019 in Chains

EXOSPHOENIX, AZ - EXOS and Detroit Medical Center have joined forces to bring nationally recognized performance training programs and services to the Detroit Metro area. The program will bring care beyond the hospital walls and into the community. Read More...

USPTA and ThanksUSA Announce 2019 – 2020 Scholarship Recipients
Posted: October 23, 2019 in Suppliers

USPTALAKE NONA, FL - The United States Professional Tennis Association and ThanksUSA have awarded the 2019-2020 USPTA/ThanksUSA Scholarship to three college students. Through Tennis Thanks the Troops, the USPTA and ThanksUSA encourage USPTA members to raise money for scholarships for families of U.S. military personnel. Each recipient will receive $3,000 towards their undergraduate studies. Read More...

Health Club Leaders from 35 Countries Gather at IHRSA’s European Congress in Dublin
Posted: October 18, 2019 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationDUBLIN, IRELAND and BOSTON, MA - Over 500 fitness industry professionals came together in Dublin, Ireland for the 19th Annual IHRSA European Congress, which took place October 14 - 17. Participants traveled from 35 countries across continents to network and learn about what leaders need to know now as the health club business continues to undergo rapid change. Read More...

Activbody Launches Donation Campaign for Challenged Athletes Foundation
Posted: October 18, 2019 in Suppliers

ActivbodySAN DIEGO, CA - Activbody, Inc., a health and fitness product innovator, announces the launch of their holiday donation campaign "Giving Makes Us Stronger." This campaign will direct 5% from proceeds of Activbody's sales in the U.S. to the non-profit organization Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), a world-leader in helping to provide opportunities and support for individuals with physical challenges pursue sports and physical fitness. Read More...

Freemotion Appoints Director of Sales for Canada as Its Worldwide Growth Continues
Posted: October 17, 2019 in Suppliers

FreemotionLOGAN, UT - Freemotion Fitness, a global manufacturer of premier fitness equipment, has appointed Sheldon Guy as Director of Sales-Canada, as it continues to actively enhance its operations in North America and worldwide. Read More...

KORR Partners With CoachCare Digital Health Platform
Posted: October 17, 2019 in Suppliers

KorrSALT LAKE CITY, UT - In an effort to help weight loss doctors see better success with their patients, KORR has partnered with CoachCare, a digital healthcare startup with an integrated healthcare platform. The HIPAA compliant CoachCare platform connects patients to their doctors through a custom-branded mobile app, a physician/coach dashboard and connected devices (including a wireless scale and wristband exercise tracker). The platform helps monitor individual patient progress during the course of their program, even when they are away from the clinic. Read More...

Wilson President Michael Dowse Named USTA Executive Director and CEO
Posted: October 17, 2019 in Suppliers

Tennis Industry AssociationWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA announced that Michael Dowse, President of Wilson Sporting Goods Co., has been named Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the United States Tennis Association. The announcement was made by Patrick Galbraith, USTA Chairman of the Board and President, who led the search for current CEO Gordon Smith’s replacement. Starting January 1, 2020, Dowse, 53, will be based at the USTA National Campus in the Lake Nona neighborhood of Orlando, Florida. Read More...

Daxko Acquires TennisSource to Become a Premier Solution for Tennis Facilities in the Health and Wellness Industry
Posted: October 16, 2019 in Suppliers

DaxkoBIRMINGHAM, AL - Daxko has announced that it has acquired TennisSource, a provider of tennis facility management software solutions. Coupled with Daxko's existing Club Automation brand, which serves over 200 tennis centers, the company further enhances its offering for tennis clubs in the health and wellness industry. Read More...

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