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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

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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...

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...

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