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Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

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UFC Gym Announces Three New Gym Openings in the Greater Chicago Area
Posted: June 5, 2018 in Chains

UFC GymCHICAGO, IL - UFC GYM, the rapidly expanding fitness franchise that creates training programs for all levels inspired by the training regimens of UFC athletes, announced the expansion of its footprint with three new gym locations in the Greater Chicago area. The new franchises, located in Naperville, Downers Grove and Yorktown Center, build on UFC GYM’s already strong presence in the metro area, bringing its total number of facilities in the market to nine. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations in Killeen, Texas and Dearborn, Michigan
Posted: May 15, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseKILLEEN, TX and DEARBORN, MI - Crunch Franchise, the fitness chain with more to offer than any other low-cost gym, announced the May 14 opening of a state-of-the-art, 30,000-square foot gym in the vibrant and diverse community of Dearborn, Michigan. They also announced the planned opening of a new 26,000-square foot, 24/7 gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Killeen, Texas. The modern, expansive club will begin pre-selling memberships at a discount on July 14, 2018, in advance of an early September opening. Read More...

Greater Boston Health Boom Continues as Life Time Brings Fourth Massive Athletic Resort to the Market with Burlington Opening
Posted: May 8, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBURLINGTON, MA - Life Time, the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand, continues its quest to improve the health of the Greater Boston community with the Grand Opening celebration of Life Time Athletic Burlington. The massive, resort-like development will open for workouts to all members on Friday, May 11, at 4:00 AM. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Posted: May 2, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseLAS CRUCES, N.M. - Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through unique programming and cutting-edge training, will open its newest franchise location in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The nearly 40,000 square-foot club will bring Crunch's 'No Judgments' philosophy and fusion of fitness meets entertainment to the diverse Las Cruces community. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Posted: April 30, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTUSCALOOSA, AL - Crunch Fitness, the company known for making Serious Fitness, Serious Fun, announced its newest club will be coming soon to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The new, $3 million dollar, 42,000 square-foot Crunch location will be the largest fitness facility in Tuscaloosa and one of the largest Crunch clubs nationwide. Crunch Tuscaloosa will begin membership sales during its pre-opening phase with a planned opening in September. Read More...

Blink Fitness Opens Its Newest New Jersey Location In Newark
Posted: April 28, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEWARK, N.J. - Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value-based fitness club, is excited announces the grand opening of its 69th location, in Newark, New Jersey. The club opened the doors to its much-anticipated location on Friday, April 27th. As a part of the Grand Opening celebration, Blink Fitness donated 50 one-year memberships, worth over $10,000, to CASA for Children of Essex County, an organization dedicated to promoting the welfare of children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment by providing a safety net of support, advocacy and mentorship. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Continues Aggressive Growth In First Quarter of 2018
Posted: April 24, 2018 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory Fitness, the scientifically backed and fast-growing fitness franchise, announced that it experienced significant growth in the first quarter of 2018, opening 61 new studios throughout the world, as well as signing 54 lease agreements and 34 franchise agreements to continue driving its global expansion. Read More...

Luxury Athletic Destination Life Time Expands into Pacific Northwest
Posted: April 13, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanySEATTLE, WA - In a company first, Life Time, the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand, has brought its luxury health and wellness experience to the Seattle market with the opening of Life Time Athletic Bellevue. Representing the ultimate in healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment offerings, the new destination will deliver unmatched amenities to those who have been seeking a destination well-beyond a traditional club or gym, a 'quickie' workout or a variety-lacking boutique. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Opens New Location in Glendale, California
Posted: April 3, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold’s Gym, a trusted fitness authority, opened its newest facility in Glendale, California on April 2nd. The gym is a 40,000 square-foot fitness paradise with beautiful views of the San Gabriel mountain range and downtown Glendale. The Glendale location will showcase the new Gold’s Gym experience, which will revolutionize the way people get results. Members can choose from personal training, group exercise classes, and GOLD’S FIT & GOLD’S BURN studio group training classes that allows members to enjoy studio type classes without the studio price. This is the 17th Gold’s Gym location that multi-unit franchisees Willy and Angel Banos have opened in Southern California. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Celebrates Its 4,000th Gym In Shanghai, China
Posted: March 17, 2018 in Chains

Anytime FitnessWOODBURY, MN - Anytime Fitness, one of the world's fastest growing fitness center chains for 10 consecutive years, celebrated the opening of its 4,000th gym on March 16th in Shanghai, China. Additionally, after formalizing an agreement to open gyms in Morocco, Anytime Fitness will pursue plans to open at least one new gym in Antarctica, which would make it the first franchise in history with locations on all seven continents. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Clearwater, Florida
Posted: March 1, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseCLEARWATER, FL - Crunch Franchise announced the purchase and conversion of a three-floor, 23,000-square-foot former LA Fitness to a Crunch Fitness facility in Clearwater, Florida. Crunch's new gym location brings a new fitness experience to Clearwater, offering a 2,400-square-foot group fitness studio, small group training, a designated strength training area, tanning and HydroMassage beds, a private stretching area and a mezzanine of cardio equipment. Crunch Countryside is owned by Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale, Jeff Dotson, and Kevin La Ferriere. Read More...

Planet Fitness To Open Largest “Judgement Free” Gym In The Midwest
Posted: February 28, 2018 in Chains

Planet FitnessOAKLEY, OH - 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 its 14th club in the Greater Cincinnati Market. Owned and operated by "Planet Fitness Midwest," the $11 million development will be built in Oakley and has a projected opening date by the end of the year. The new Oakley project marks continued expansion in the Midwest for the franchise group and signifies the 30th Planet Fitness location in the region. Read More...

Blink Fitness Announces Agreement for Expansion With Two-time NBA Champion Draymond Green
Posted: February 26, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green announced a franchise development deal to bring at least 20 gyms to Michigan and Illinois. This announcement marks the two-time NBA Champion, All Star, Olympic Gold Medalist and Defensive Player of the Year's first investment in the premium-quality, value-based fitness brand as Blink launches its first venture into the Great Lakes region. Read More...

Crunch Franchising Named 2018 Best-in-Fitness Category by Franchise Business Review; Opens Newest Locations in Roanoke, Virginia and Ridgeland, Mississippi
Posted: February 20, 2018 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 Best-in-Category in the Fitness sector in Franchise Business Review's list of the top franchises for 2018. Following a year of tremendous growth that pushed Crunch past the 1 million member mark, and into more than 250 locations across 24 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia and Spain, this independent survey demonstrates the brand's ability to continually offer a market leading health club experience to consumers while providing a rewarding and consistent business experience to franchisees. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Resolves to Keep Getting Bigger in 2018
Posted: February 7, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - According to U.S. News, about 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by the second week of February. But, that's not the case for Gold's Gym Franchising LLC, where business is stronger than ever. The world's most iconic fitness chain will flex its muscle even more in 2018 with plans to expand beyond its 700+ locations in 28 countries around the world. Capping off a strong year of franchise development in 2017, Gold's Gym celebrated 49 new gym openings, including the two largest Gold's Gym locations ever built. Amman, Jordan, and Alexandria, Egypt, each opened new facilities with more than 150,000 square feet. Read More...

Life Time Expands in Colorado With Grand Opening Celebration of Life Time Athletic Flatirons
Posted: February 1, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBROOMFIELD, CO - Life Time, the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand, has bringing its fifth destination to Colorado with the opening of Life Time Athletic Flatirons, located in Broomfield, Colorado. An evening grand opening celebration to showcase the new space with tours, fitness demonstrations, food and kids entertainment was held on Wednesday, January 31st from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The club opened for workouts to all members at 4:00 AM on Thursday, February 1st. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Grand Reopening of Tustin, California Location
Posted: January 30, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTUSTIN, CA - Crunch Franchise announced the grand reopening of its Tustin, California location following a $72,000 renovation of the club's interior and the addition of new fitness equipment. The equipment, chosen by staff based on member use and preference, includes four new Olympic lifting platforms, six Olympic benches, heavy bags and dumbbells up to 125 pounds in weight. This equipment adds to the club's existing group fitness, designated cardio and strength training area, as well as HydroMassage beds and a private stretching area. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Celebrates Grand Opening of Topeka Southwest and Ward Parkway Clubs
Posted: January 21, 2018 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsWICHITA, KS - Genesis Health Clubs has celebrated the grand openings of its Topeka Southwest and Ward Parkway Clubs. A full week of events were announced and celebrated, culminating with the grand opening celebrations on Saturday, January 20, featuring special classes, prizes and free workouts. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Santa Rosa, California
Posted: January 18, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseSANTA ROSA, CA - Crunch Franchise announced the planned opening of a new 20,000 square-foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Santa Rosa, California. The completely new single-floor club, located in the Coddingtown Mall, enters its discount pre-sale period January 20 in anticipation of an April 2018 opening. Crunch's new gym location will offer a new fitness experience complete with group fitness, a designated cardio and strength training area as well as HydroMassage beds and a private stretching area. Read More...

Planet Fitness Expands Global Footprint to Mexico
Posted: January 16, 2018 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., announced the upcoming opening of its first club in Monterrey, Mexico. The country's first Judgement Free Zone in Santa Catarina is expected to officially open this spring. Planet Fitness has over 10.5 million members with clubs located in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic and Panama. Read More...

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