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Club Pilates Growth Continues with 21 New Studios Opening in June
Posted: June 21, 2020 in Chains

Club PilatesIRVINE, CA - As stay-at-home orders continue to lift across the country, Club Pilates, the nation's largest Pilates brand, is set to open 21 new locations in the month of June. While some of these new studio openings were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of the new locations were in the studio pipeline with owners eagerly pushing forward to take advantage of the increased interest in boutique fitness to be more health conscious, bolster immune systems and deal with the psychological and emotional aspects of the pandemic. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Melbourne, Florida
Posted: May 19, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMELBOURNE, FL - Crunch Franchise has announced the May 20, 2020 opening of a $5 million, 46,000 square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in West Melbourne, Florida. Crunch West Melbourne is owned by veteran fitness industry operators Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale, and Jeff Dotson. As an ownership team, they have more than 100 years of experience in the fitness industry and have built more than 120 clubs. Read More...

IHRSA Outlines 4 Key Areas to Safely & Successfully Reopen Clubs
Posted: May 16, 2020 in IHRSA

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - It's been over a month since states began mandating the more than 40,000 U.S. clubs, employing nearly 800,000 Americans pre-shutdown, to close. Now, as states prepare to reopen, IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, and fitness industry leaders are ramping up efforts and guidance to help club operators work with their local administrators to reopen safely. Read More...

9Round Finalizes Expansion Deals for Indonesia and Vietnam
Posted: April 8, 2020 in Chains

9Round: 30 Min Kickbox FitnessGREENVILLE, S.C. - The goal of 9Round is to bring the platform to as many countries as possible, so people can enjoy our fitness program all over the world. With this goal in mind, 9Round confirms two new master franchise agreements, one being in Indonesia and the other in Vietnam. With the new master franchise agreement in Indonesia, 9Round plans to open 25 locations across the country over the next seven years, with the inaugural location set to open in the city of Jakarta. Vietnam’s master license outlines plans to open 24 locations in 10 years, with Ho Chi Minh City set to be the location of the country’s first 9Round studio. Read More...

ClubCorp and University of Arizona Athletics Department Partner to Open New Stadium Club
Posted: February 27, 2020 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs – and The University of Arizona Athletics Department announce plans to open the Arizona Sands Club, a year-round private member club in Arizona Stadium. The Arizona Sands Club, slated to open its doors August 1, 2020, will serve as a gathering and dining spot for alumni, faculty and staff, and the Tucson professional, civic and social community, a valuable addition for the game day experience. Read More...

TruFit Athletic Clubs Celebrates 30th Location Milestone With Grand Opening of New Bryan Towne Center
Posted: February 24, 2020 in Chains

TruFit Athletic ClubsRYAN, TX - TruFit Athletic Clubs is pleased to announce that their much-anticipated location in Bryan, TX is now open for workouts. To celebrate the opening of its 30th location in Texas, TruFit Athletic Clubs will be hosting a Grand Opening Party on Thursday, February 27th. Read More...

VASA Fitness Continues Rapid Growth With 30% Increase In Clubs In 2020
Posted: February 19, 2020 in Chains

VASA Fitness DENVER, CO and OREM, UT - VASA Fitness has announced the continuation of its rapid growth with a projected 30% increase in clubs expected in 2020 with the opening of 13 new locations. Part of this expansion involves adding clubs in Wisconsin and Illinois. VASA’s 2020 expansion plan is another step in helping the company bring its innovative and affordable fitness to everyone by rapidly increasing its presence over the next five years. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Flexes Franchise Development Plans Throughout Ohio
Posted: February 4, 2020 in Chains

Anytime FitnessCOLUMBUS, OH - Anytime Fitness, one of world's fastest-growing fitness franchises, recently announced plans to introduce over 30 new gyms in targeted areas throughout Ohio. The community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations within the next two years. Read More...

The Highly Anticipated Life Time Rancho San Clemente Tennis and Athletic Resort Opens
Posted: January 25, 2020 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanySAN CLEMENTE, CA - Life Time, one of the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brands, has continued its national and southern California expansion with the opening of Life Time Rancho San Clemente. A grand opening celebration was held on Thursday, January 23 before officially opening to members for tennis and workouts on Friday, January 24. Read More...

World Gym Athletics Costa Mesa Is Now Open
Posted: January 23, 2020 in Chains

World Gym AthleticsCOSTA MESA, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, has opened its first corporate-owned World Gym Athletics Studio in Costa Mesa, California. The new flagship World Gym Athletics studio will be the best place to train and get fit in Orange County and offers a huge variety of strength, conditioning and mobility classes. World Gym Athletics Costa Mesa will host a grand opening party later in 2020. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Opens in Oxnard, California
Posted: January 22, 2020 in Chains

Gold's GymLOS ANGELES, CA - Gold's Gym, the world's trusted fitness authority, is set to open its latest state-of-the-art gym in Oxnard on Febuary 1, 2020. As the 20th facility opened by Gold's Gym franchisees Angel and Willy Banos (CEO and COO respectively of Gold's Gym SoCal), the new facility is poised and ready with the highest quality of amenities to help Oxnard locals continue pursuing their 2020 fitness goals. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Makes History: First & Only Franchise with Locations on All Seven Continents; Sets Sail Aboard Antarctica21 Polar Vessel
Posted: January 8, 2020 in Chains

Anytime FitnessMINNEAPOLIS, MN - Anytime Fitness, one of the world's largest and fastest-growing fitness club chain, recently made history with the launch of its Antarctica gym. Onboard Antarctica21's newest cruise ship, Magellan Explorer, Anytime Fitness is now the only franchise --not Subway, not Pizza Hut, not even McDonald's-- to have locations operating on all seven continents. Tickets sold out for the Magellan Explorer's inaugural sail in June of 2019, which left shore for its first voyage on Thursday, November 28. Read More...

Planet Fitness Reaches 2,000th Location Milestone
Posted: January 7, 2020 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, announced that it has opened its 2,000th location in Colorado Springs, Colorado on December 31st, 2019. The Company also opened its 2,001st location on December 31, 2019, bringing its 2019 total openings to a record 261. Read More...

Blink Fitness Expands to Dallas – Fort Worth
Posted: January 6, 2020 in Chains

Blink FitnessDALLAS, TX - Blink Fitness, an inclusive, affordable gym that values Mood Above Muscle, is expanding in Texas with four new spacious, state-of-the-art gyms offering monthly memberships starting at $10. Opening in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area for the first time, residents looking to forge forward with their new year fitness resolutions will be able to start building the positive vibes that are associated with exercise in four local neighborhoods beginning this month. Read More...

Bob and Holly Surface to Open Workout Anytime in Kettering, Ohio
Posted: January 1, 2020 in Chains

Workout AnytimeKETTERING, OH - Both Holly and Bob Surface worked for more than two decades in health- and fitness-related careers, and they met in a workout facility. So, the idea of opening their own fitness center, Bob Surface says, “just felt right.” It felt so right that the husband and wife are poised to open Workout Anytime Kettering, an 8,400-square-foot fitness center in The Shoppes at Kettering Pointe. Plans call for the new business to open “softly” in the next week or two, then host a grand opening shortly afterward. Read More...

Workout Anytime Opens its First Pittsburgh Area Gym
Posted: December 29, 2019 in Chains

Workout AnytimeEAST ROCHESTER, PA - In late-January, early February, Workout Anytime expects to open its first Pittsburgh-area gym. Workout Anytime will open in the East Rochester Plaza. The company’s first Pittsburgh-area location will offer 24-hour-a-day gym access with strength-training equipment and rows of cardio equipment, plus stand-up and lay-down tanning booths and two Hydromassage machines. Read More...

Life Time Work Announces Second Houston Location at GreenStreet
Posted: December 26, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyHOUSTON, TX - Building on the success of Life Time’s first Houston-based Life Time Work at City Centre Five earlier this year, the premiere healthy lifestyle brand has announced the official launch of Life Time Work GreenStreet, set to open in Spring 2020. It will mark the fifth location across the country, with six to ten additional locations planned in the coming year. Read More...

Life Time Breaks Ground on First Athletic Lifestyle Resort in Oregon With $70M Investment; Continues its Luxury Resort Expansion in California With First Location Outside of San Diego
Posted: December 20, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyMINNEAPOLIS, MN - Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, broke ground on its newest planned destination in Beaverton, Oregon, the company's first in the state. Life Time also announced continuing its national expansion with the opening of Life Time La Jolla, located in the heart of La Jolla Village. The new destination, the company's first in the San Diego market, is the fourth Life Time in California and brings the total count to 150 locations across 30 states and 41 major markets in the U.S. and Canada. Read More...

VASA Fitness Expands To Indiana With Two New Locations
Posted: December 12, 2019 in Chains

VASA FitnessOREM, UT and DENVER, CO - VASA Fitness announces its expansion to Indiana with the opening of two clubs in the state this month, the first in Indianapolis and the second in Lafayette. Pre-enrollment is open for both locations and the public is invited to attend the grand opening events to celebrate the brand’s entry into Indiana and experience the modern and beautiful 60,000 square foot fitness facilities available to members starting at $9.99 per month with no enrollment fees. VASA also announces that an additional location in Indianapolis is anticipated to open Fall 2020. Read More...

Equinox Launches Luxury Fitness Club in the City of London; Lifestyle Leader Adds To Rapidly Growing Portfolio
Posted: December 10, 2019 in Chains

EquinoxLONDON - Equinox, a global high-performance lifestyle leader, announces the opening of Equinox Bishopsgate, an unmatched fitness offering in the City of London. The state-of-the-art club features five stories of unparalleled programming, luxury amenities and masterful design, marking the third opening in the capital, joining Equinox Kensington and E by Equinox St James’s. Read More...

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