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Club Pilates Kicks Off New Year with Deal to Bring 50 New Studios to Spain
Posted: January 6, 2021 in Chains

Club PilatesIRVINE, CA - The New Year is already bringing about new milestones for Club Pilates, particularly entry into Europe. The nation’s largest premium boutique Pilates franchise announced it has signed a Master Franchise Agreement in Spain, which will bring a total of 50 studios to the country over the next decade. The massive deal is being driven by a group including Horacio Rosentgberg, a Club Pilates multi-unit franchisee in Florida, his Barcelona-based brother Fernando and a business partner, Gabriel Mops. They will serve as the chief operators with additional investors entering the company soon. Read More...

Life Time Debuts 23rd Street Athletic Resort, Brand-New Health Club in Flatiron
Posted: January 6, 2021 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyNEW YORK, N.Y. - Life Time, one of the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brands that continues to shape the way consumers move, work and live, digitally and physically, has opened a brand new, exclusive health club in New York's Flatiron district, Life Time 23rd Street. Read More...

New Planet Fitness Prototype Unveiled for the New Year
Posted: December 30, 2020 in Chains

Planet FitnessST. LOUIS, MO - In 2020, Planet Fitness partnered with Poettker Construction on three health fitness clubs located throughout the greater St. Louis area. Poettker also served as the construction manager for the Festus, Washington and Ballwin, Missouri locations, which opened to members in time for the New Year. The Festus and Washington locations each feature a new two-story ground-up prototype with a gross floor area of 30,000 square feet, allowing ample space for hundreds of machines and free weights. Planet Fitness and Poettker Construction already have plans for several more facilities to break ground in 2021. Read More...

EōS Fitness Brings Signature High-Value, Low-Price Gym to North Central Phoenix
Posted: November 18, 2020 in Chains

EōS FitnessPHOENIX, AZ - As Arizonans continue to prioritize their health and wellness amid the COVID-19 pandemic, seeking high quality, affordable fitness options, EōS Fitness officially opened its 24th High-Value, Low-Price (HVLP) gym in the state, expanding its services to North Central Phoenix. EōS Fitness currently has more than 75 locations open or on the way, serving gym patrons in Arizona, Southern California, Nevada, Utah and Florida, with plans to open at least 15 new locations in Arizona, over the next 24 months. Read More...

TG The Gym Chula Vista California Opens
Posted: November 5, 2020 in Chains

TG The GymCHULA VISTA, CA - TG The Gym announces the opening of its new Chula Vista location. TG will be serving a community of bodybuilders, powerlifters and serious fitness enthusiasts with over 25,000 square feet of indoor gym space and over 7,000 square feet of outdoor gym space. The Grand Opening date is projected to be December 15, 2020. TG The Gym has been home to best fitness training for 35 years, offering men and women all across the community the opportunity to challenge their bodies and build strength every day. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Odessa, Texas
Posted: November 3, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseODESSA, TX - Crunch Franchise plans to open a $5 million, 35,000 square-foot facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Odessa, Texas in January 2021. Crunch Odessa is owned by veteran fitness industry operators Brian Hibbard and John Armatas, who operate Crunch locations throughout the U.S. Read More...

Crunch Franchising Named One of The 2020 Top Growth Franchises By Entrepreneur Magazine; Expands Footprint In New York With A New Signature Location In Midtown East
Posted: October 5, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness, the health club brand known for making serious fitness fun through innovative programming and an inclusive atmosphere, was named one of the top-ranking growth franchises by Entrepreneur magazine. Crunch also announces its continuing commitment to bringing back New York City better than ever and will swing open the doors to selling memberships at its brand-new, long-awaited Signature outpost in the heart of Midtown with a target opening in Fall 2020. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Orange Park, Florida
Posted: September 25, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseORANGE PARK, FL - Crunch Franchise has announced the opening of a 40,000 square-foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Orange Park, Florida. Crunch is known for its innovative group fitness programming and will offer a wide range of classes every week including BodyWeb with TRX, Zumba, Cardio Tai Box, Yoga Body Sculpt and Fat Burning Pilates. Members looking for additional guidance can utilize the HIITZone, a proprietary high-intensity interval group training program. Read More...

World Gym Houston and Texas City to Open in 2021
Posted: September 24, 2020 in Chains

World GymNEWPORT BEACH, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global fitness brand, will open its first gym in Houston early next year, a new franchised location owned by entrepreneur Jerome Karam and his son Jacob Karam, a local attorney. World Gym Houston will be a brand new 40,000 square foot flagship fitness facility spread across five floors with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities and free parking for members. The new World Gym Texas City will also open in early 2021. At 100,000 square feet, the facility will have even more amenities, like World Gym Athletics, yoga, hot yoga, cycling, a full basketball court, physical therapy, a Barbell Café smoothie bar, a pro-shop and even a jumbotron. Both gyms will offer reciprocal memberships. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Kissimmee, Florida
Posted: September 1, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseKISSIMMEE, FL - Crunch Franchise has announced the opening of a 40,000 square-foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Kissimmee, Florida. The modern, expansive gym is in a location that's a former 24 Hour Fitness space. Crunch Kissimmee is owned by veteran fitness industry operators Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale and Jeff Dotson, who currently own and operate 26 Crunch locations in the Tampa Bay community as well as in Orlando and Atlanta. Read More...

Blink Fitness Plans to Reopen Gyms in the New Jersey Market
Posted: August 31, 2020 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness has announced that, in accordance with local and state reopening guidelines in New Jersey, the Union, Irvington, East Orange, Perth Amboy, Willingboro, Passaic, South Orange, Clifton, Parsippany, Journal Square, Lodi, Paramus, Plainfield, Ironbound, Nutley and Linden gyms will be reopening. Read More...

Blink Fitness Plans to Reopen Gyms in the Long Island, Westchester, Syracuse, Rochester and New York City Markets
Posted: August 21, 2020 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness has announced that, in accordance with local and state reopening guidelines in New York State, Long Island, Westchester, Syracuse, Rochester and New York City, gyms will be reopening on the following dates with modified operating hours... These abbreviated hours will allow for thorough cleaning and disinfecting procedures overnight. With the reopening process carefully developed and executed, Blink is excited to welcome members and employees back into the gym. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Normal, IL
Posted: August 20, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNORMAL, IL - Crunch Franchise plans to open a $6 million, 45,000 square-foot facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Normal, IL and will begin selling memberships mid-November. Though Crunch Normal plans to open in late December, the facility will operate at a temporary location at a former Golds Gym Express starting Friday August 21st. All former Golds Gym members will be offered special enrollment deals. Read More...

Retro Fitness Partners With District Real Estate Advisors to Meet High Demand Despite the Pandemic
Posted: August 18, 2020 in Chains

Retro FitnessWEST PALM BEACH, FL - Retro Fitness, a leader in the high-value, low-price fitness space, announced its partnership with commercial retail specialists, District Real Estate Advisors, to meet the high demand by investors and franchisees seeking new, highly profitable opportunities across the country. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations in Wichita Falls, TX and Clarksville, TN
Posted: August 17, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseWICHITA FALLS, TX and CLARKSVILLE, TN - Crunch Franchise has announced the opening of a 40,000-square foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Wichita Falls, TX and will begin selling memberships October 1st. Crunch Franchise has also announced the opening of a 40,000-square foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Clarksville, TN and will begin selling memberships mid-November. Crunch is known for its innovative group fitness programming and will offer a wide range of classes every week including BodyWeb with TRX, Zumba, Cardio Tai Box, Yoga Body Sculpt and Fat Burning Pilates. Members looking for additional guidance or motivation can utilize the HIITZone, a proprietary high-intensity interval group training program. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Toledo, Ohio
Posted: July 31, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTOLEDO, OH - Crunch Franchise has announced the opening of a 29,000 square-foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Toledo, Ohio. Crunch Toledo is owned and operated by Sarah Page and Jimmy Burgess. Mr. Burgess is a former Detroit Police officer and professional body builder, with a diverse background in business, and has been involved in the fitness industry for his entire life. Sarah is a former Kindergarten teacher with a passion for helping others. They each have a personal connection and love for Ohio. Read More...

Fighting Through Pandemic, TITLE Boxing Club Awards Franchise in Brooklyn
Posted: July 22, 2020 in Chains

TITLE Boxing ClubNEW YORK, N.Y. - TITLE Boxing Club, one of the nation's leading boutique boxing fitness franchises with more than 180 clubs open across the United States, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, has signed a franchise agreement with Henry Mendez. The 20-year veteran of the telecom industry will bring the club that provides 'the best hour of your day' to the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn. Read More...

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...

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