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Equinox Introduces Miracle Mile Location
Posted: November 7, 2017 in Chains

Equinox LOS ANGELES, CA - Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, opened Miracle Mile, its 17th club in the greater Los Angeles area, located in the Wilshire Courtyard complex. Just a few blocks from LACMA, this new club combines Equinox's unparalleled service with the distinctive culture and community found along one of Los Angeles' most iconic corridors. "Equinox Miracle Mile is opening at a pivotal moment in the historic district's evolution," said John Klein, SVP of Real Estate for Equinox. "The club will unite a diverse group, from residents to those who work in the area, providing a hub for regeneration, fitness and community." Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Gilbert, AZ
Posted: November 3, 2017 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseGILBERT, AZ - Crunch Franchise announced it will open its first location in Arizona early next year. The new Gilbert, Arizona location has already begun selling memberships in anticipation of a January 2018 club opening. This new Crunch gym will offer members state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, as well as outdoor parking. Crunch Gilbert will provide a new fitness experience complete with group fitness classes, a designated cardio and strength training area, Zumba, Olympic Platforms and functional training equipment. It will also have HydroMassage beds, tanning beds, a Styku body scanner and a private stretching area. Read More...

Snap Fitness Continues Global Expansion with a Move Into Hong Kong and Taiwan
Posted: October 24, 2017 in Chains

Snap FitnessCHANHASSEN, MN - Snap Fitness, a premier 24/7 fitness brand, has reached a milestone in demonstrating its commitment to growth by expanding further into Asia and announcing the signing of a master franchise agreement in Hong Kong and Taiwan, with the first club set to open in early 2018. Snap Fitness is partnering with experienced business leader Danny Diab, Managing Director of Hong Kong based Fitness Brands Limited, to continue its global expansion of the brand. Diab brings over 29 years of business and franchising experience to the partnership. Read More...

Equinox Unveils Fifth Boston Location In Seaport District
Posted: October 17, 2017 in Chains

EquinoxBOSTON, TX - Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, opened its fifth Boston area location. Equinox Seaport combines the unparalleled service Equinox offers at each of its 90 global locations with unique Boston charm and character. Embodying the iconic nautical atmosphere of the transformed Boston Harbor, Equinox Seaport, otherwise known as “Port House,” has all of the elements that make it the ultimate destination for strengthening body, mind and community. Read More...

Life Time Celebrates Grand Opening of Houston’s Premier Tennis and Athletic Club
Posted: October 12, 2017 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyHOUSTON, TX and CHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time, the Healthy Way of Life brand, announced the grand opening of Life Time Tennis and Athletic Galleria. Formerly Galleria Tennis & Athletic Club, Life Time began operating the destination in April 2017. The luxuriously renovated club features nine indoor courts with the most sought-after tennis pros and most innovative programming in the country. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations In Lancaster, CA and Lubbock, TX
Posted: October 10, 2017 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseLANCASTER, CA and LUBBOCK, TX - Crunch Franchise announces it newest locations in Lancaster, CA and Lubbock, TX. Both locations will offer a membership pre-sale period followed by a grand-opening event. Read More...

Blink Fitness Accelerates Growth in New York & New Jersey
Posted: October 10, 2017 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, value-based fitness brand that focuses on how exercise makes you feel rather than exclusively on how it makes you look, is set to expand in its home territory with a 6-unit agreement for Long Island and Westchester, New York along with Central New Jersey. Eclipse Capital LLC will develop the six gyms, all of which will be open and operating over the next five years. Read More...

Youfit Health Clubs Opens 7 New Clubs
Posted: October 5, 2017 in Chains

Youfit Health ClubsDEERFIELD BEACH, FL - Youfit Health Clubs has announced the opening of seven new clubs across three regions: Phoenix, AZ; Largo, FL; and North Lauderdale, FL. Founded in 2008, Youfit now has over 115 locations across the United States, predominantly in the South and Western regions. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces its Newest Location in Westland, MI
Posted: October 1, 2017 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseWESTLAND, MI - Crunch Fitness has announced a new 25,000-square foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Westland, Michigan. The club is the first Crunch Fitness club in Michigan and opened to the public at the end of September. Read More...

Blink Fitness Expands Into Boston
Posted: September 28, 2017 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, value-based fitness brand that focuses on how exercise makes you feel rather than exclusively focusing on how it makes you look, has signed a development deal to bring their concept to the Greater Boston Area. This announcement signals a much-anticipated entrance into the Massachusetts market. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Reaches Million Members Following Record Growth
Posted: September 13, 2017 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness announced the brand has hit the one-million-member mark, strengthening its foothold as one of the fastest growing fitness franchises in the U.S. and a growing leader internationally. Now at more than 225 locations across 24 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia and Spain, with commitments to open over 500 more franchise locations, Crunch is continuing its aggressive push into new markets to provide a rewarding business and fitness experience globally. Read More...

UFC Gym Expands International Presence Into India With Largest Partnership Agreement In UFC Gym History
Posted: September 12, 2017 in Chains

UFC GymMUMBAI, INDIA - UFC GYM announces an unprecedented 10-year partnership agreement to open more than 100 gym locations throughout the Republic of India through 2028. This agreement substantially expands the global brand presence of UFC GYM to the world’s second-largest population. Artaxerxes Fitness & Lifestyle P.U.T. LTD, led by franchisees Istayak Ansari and Farzad Palia, will open the first location later this year in Andheri West, a suburb of Mumbai, with an average of 10 clubs debuting across the country annually beginning in early 2018. Read More...

Blink Fitness Accelerates National Expansion Initiative
Posted: September 6, 2017 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness – a premium-quality, value-based fitness brand that focuses on how exercise makes you feel rather than exclusively on how it makes you look – has announced the signing of three development agreements. The signings are for 18 gyms throughout major U.S. metropolitan areas. These market entries include the concept's first locations in Massachusetts and Virginia. This announcement comes on the heels of the brand's entry into Pennsylvania in June and their upcoming launch in California. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Announces Completion of Construction at Multimillion Dollar St. Joseph Facility
Posted: August 18, 2017 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsST. JOSEPH, MO - Genesis Health Clubs announced that the long-awaited, multi-million dollar St. Joseph health gym is now complete. The large St. Joseph facility now features cardio and strength training equipment, an indoor running track, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, personal training, lounge areas, towel service and a full smoothie bar. In addition, there are new dedicated studios for cycling, yoga and several group fitness classes. In addition, the City Council of St. Joseph issued a full permanent certificate of occupancy, marking the official completion of the long-awaited construction project. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Shares Development Plans for Alabama
Posted: August 15, 2017 in Chains

Anytime FitnessMONTGOMERY, AL - Anytime Fitness, a fast-growing gym chain, announced plans to introduce over 65 locations in targeted areas throughout the state of Alabama. The community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations within the next three years. There are currently 31 successful Anytime Fitness locations open throughout the state. Read More...

TITLE Boxing Club Signs Latin American Franchise Deal to Ignite Global Expansion
Posted: August 8, 2017 in Chains

TITLE Boxing ClubOVERLAND PARK, KS - Latin Americans will now have access to the high-quality, results-driven workout that has been available on the American fitness scene. TITLE Boxing Club, a leading boutique boxing fitness franchise with more than 170 clubs across the United States, announced a new international deal that will bring the brand to Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The deal for the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico expansion marks the first signed agreements in Latin America for the popular fitness franchise. The brand already operates one international location in Cancun, Mexico. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Sunnyvale, CA
Posted: August 4, 2017 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseSUNNYVALE, CA - Crunch Fitness announced the planned opening of a new 25,000-square foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Sunnyvale, California. This new single-story location will also offer a new fitness experience complete with group fitness, a designated cardio and strength training area, Zumba, Olympic Platforms, Functional Training Equipment, sports turf as well as HydroMassage beds and a private stretching area. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Shares Development Plans for Upstate New York
Posted: August 2, 2017 in Chains

Anytime FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Anytime Fitness, a fast-growing co-ed gym, recently announced plans to introduce over 150 locations in targeted areas throughout the state of New York. The community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations within the next five years. Read More...

Blink Fitness Opens In Newly Restored Brooklyn Lyceum
Posted: July 25, 2017 in Chains

Blink FitnessBROOKLYN, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, value-based fitness club, is excited to announce the opening of its newest Brooklyn location in the landmarked Brooklyn Lyceum building in Park Slope. The club will open the doors to its much-anticipated location on Tuesday, August 1st. Read More...

Planet Fitness Expands to Panama
Posted: July 20, 2017 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 Panama. The country's first Judgement Free Zone in Santa Maria is expected to officially open this fall with a second location opening in Centennial by the end of 2017. The club will feature brand-name cardio and strength equipment, circuit training, fully-equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, numerous flat screen televisions and free small group fitness instruction by certified trainers. A 30-year fitness industry veteran and Planet Fitness franchisee for 13 years, Dave Leon, is the owner and operator of the Santa Maria and Centennial locations. Read More...

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