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Anytime Fitness Announces Franchise Development Plans for New York; Targets Rochester & Buffalo
Posted: August 5, 2019 in Chains

Anytime FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Anytime Fitness, one of the world's fastest-growing fitness franchises, has announced plans to introduce over 25 new gyms in targeted areas throughout New York with a specific focus in Rochester and Buffalo. The community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations within the next three years. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations in Topeka, Kansas and Champaign, Illinois
Posted: July 31, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTOPEKA, KS and CHAMPAIGN, IL - Crunch Franchise announces the December 2019 opening of a $3 million, 24-hour fitness facility in Topeka, Kansas. The 32,000 square-foot club will be located on Topeka Boulevard and be part of the Holiday Square Shopping Center, which is currently undergoing a $15 million redevelopment. Crunch Franchise also announces the December 2019 opening of a $6 million, 24-hour fitness facility in Champaign, Illinois. The 36,000 square-foot club will be located on Anthony Drive in the former Toys "R" Us space. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Flexes Franchise Development Plans in Kentucky
Posted: July 30, 2019 in Chains

Anytime FitnessLEXINGTON, KY - Anytime Fitness, one of the world's fastest-growing fitness franchises, has announced plans to introduce 40 new gyms in targeted areas throughout Kentucky with a specific focus in Lexington and the southern region of the state. The community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations within the next three years. Read More...

VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa Opens First Greater Sacramento Area Club in Roseville
Posted: July 26, 2019 in Chains

VillaSportROSEVILLE, CA - VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa has announced the official opening of its first Greater Sacramento area resort-style athletic club in Roseville. The new facility has created more than 250 full- and part-time jobs in Placer County and is the second California location for the family-owned business. Read More...

Planet Fitness to Open “Judgement Free” Club in Picayune, Mississippi
Posted: July 24, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessPICAYUNE, MS - Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States, and home of the Judgement Free Zone®, today announced it will open its first location in Picayune, Mississippi in the fall of 2019. The 13,000 square foot Picayune Planet Fitness will offer state of the art cardio machines and strength equipment, 30-Minute Express Circuit, fully equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, numerous flat screen televisions, HydroMassage loungers, massage chairs, tanning beds, a Total Body Enhancement booth and more. Read More...

Life Time Breaks Ground on Athletic Lifestyle Resort in Lake Zurich as Part of Three Planned Destinations in Chicagoland
Posted: July 24, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHICAGO, IL - Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, broke ground on its newest planned destination in Chicagoland in the Village of Lake Zurich. The groundbreaking took place on the 10-acre property and marks the start of construction on the project, set for completion in later 2020. It’s the second of three planned new Life Time locations in addition to Oakbrook Mall and One Chicago, the massive new River North project planned with JDL. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Tyler, Texas
Posted: July 22, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTYLER, TX - Crunch Franchise has announced the opening of a new $3M, 30,000 square-foot club with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Tyler, Texas. The expansive new club in the Sunset Plaza Shopping Center will open in fall 2019. Crunch Tyler is owned by Tony Hartl, who has opened Crunch locations in Waco and Killeen, Texas, and plans to bring 21 Crunch gyms to Central Texas over the next five years. Read More...

Life Time to Expand Manhattan Presence Through Collaboration Agreement with New York Health & Racquet Club
Posted: July 19, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyNEW YORK, N.Y. - Life Time, one of the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brands, announced plans to grow its presence in New York from five to nine athletic resort destinations. Through a collaboration agreement with New York Health & Racquet Club, four New York Health & Racquet clubs will transition to Life Time in a phased approach. Following more than $25 million in planned renovations, the clubs will reopen as Life Time HRC with modern design aesthetics, proprietary programs and services, top performers and luxurious amenities. Read More...

Gold’s Gym International Continues Long-Term Vision for Growth in the United Arab Emirates and Oman
Posted: July 16, 2019 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, one of the world's trusted fitness authorities, has announced that it has parted ways with former master franchisee Al Ahli Holding Group in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. As franchisor, Gold's Gym is currently working to support the continued operations of the affected sub-franchisee-owned and operated Gold's Gym locations in the UAE and Oman. In the meantime, operations of these 14 locations will continue under existing management. Read More...

TITLE Boxing Club Signs Landmark Franchise Deal for Mexico City
Posted: July 16, 2019 in Chains

TITLE Boxing ClubOVERLAND PARK, KS - TITLE Boxing Club, one of the nation's leading boutique boxing fitness franchises with more than 190 open clubs across the United States and international locations in the Dominican Republic and Mexico, announced it has signed a record 25-unit franchise agreement for Mexico City with current franchisees Alan and Jack Sandoval. Read More...

9Round Finalizes Master Franchise Agreement for Colombia and Panama
Posted: July 8, 2019 in Chains

9Round: 30 Min Kickbox FitnessGREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round Franchising, LLC, recently finalized an agreement for future franchise development in the Latin American countries of Colombia and Panama. The master franchise agreement details plans to develop 36 new 9Round locations between the two countries over the course of the next six years. Read More...

Blink Fitness Opens Its 86th Location In Queens Village
Posted: June 29, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessQUEENS, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, the premium quality, affordable fitness brand announce the grand opening of its 86th location in Queens Village. As a part of the Grand Opening celebration, Blink Fitness donated (50) 1-year memberships, worth more than $10,000, to Hollis Bellaire Queens Village Bellerose Athletic Association, a baseball and softball organization dedicated to providing the youth of the community with the ideals and virtues of honesty, fair play, integrity and respect. Read More...

Pure Barre Announces Partnership With Palladin Consumer Retail Partners To Rapidly Expand Within New York’s Tri-State Region
Posted: June 24, 2019 in Chains

Pure BarreIRVINE, CA - Pure Barre, the largest barre concept in North America, has partnered with Palladin Consumer Retail Partners, a Boston-based private investment firm, to acquire 28 Pure Barre studios in New York's tri-state region. In addition to taking over Pure Barre's 13 existing studios in the region, the partnership will lead to the development and opening of 15 new studios in the area over the next three years. Read More...

Blink Fitness and Three-Time NBA Champion Draymond Green Bring The Feel Good Experience To First Michigan Location
Posted: June 19, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessWARREN, MI - Blink Fitness, the premium quality, affordable fitness brand is excited to announce the grand opening of its first franchise location in Michigan, and first location co-owned by three-time NBA Champion Draymond Green. To celebrate the newest location, Blink Fitness is hosting a community celebration in partnership with Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), an organization dedicated to positively impacting the lives of more than 14,000 local Detroit children by creating a safe and supportive place for kids to have fun and be active. The community celebration will feature a three-point competition, prizing, food trucks, entertainment and more. Blink Warren will also donate 50 one-year memberships worth over $10,000 to Detroit PAL. Read More...

Life Time Athletic Resort & Spa to Open at Downtown at the Gardens
Posted: June 11, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyPALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - Life Time, a national premier healthy lifestyle brand, has signed a lease with ShopCore Properties to bring its high-end athletic lifestyle resort with more than 100,000 square feet of best-in-class amenities and programs, and a rooftop beach club, to Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens. The location is targeted to open in 2021. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Norwalk, California
Posted: May 29, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNORWALK, CA - Crunch Franchise announced the opening of a new 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Norwalk, California. The expansive new club, across from Cerritos College, will open June 1st. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, Crunch Norwalk will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, half-hour circuit training, a functional training area with indoor turf, a dedicated group fitness studio, tanning beds, HydroMassage and more. Read More...

EōS Fitness Introduces Utah to its High-Value, Low-Price (HVLP) Gyms
Posted: May 29, 2019 in Chains

EōS FitnessKAYSVILLE, LAYTON, OGDEN, ROY and SYRACUSE, UT - EōS Fitness, a leader in the fitness industry with its High-Value, Low-Price (HVLP) gyms, announced that it is acquiring its first five locations in Northern Utah with plans to expand in the state, adding 10 - 15 more gyms within the next 24 months. EōS Fitness will be taking ownership of five former Gold's Gym locations. The brand currently owns and operates more than 30 locations throughout Arizona, California, Nevada, and earlier this year, it announced its first locations coming soon to Florida. Read More...

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...

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...

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...

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