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Planet Fitness Reaches 2,000th Location Milestone
Posted: January 7, 2020 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, announced that it has opened its 2,000th location in Colorado Springs, Colorado on December 31st, 2019. The Company also opened its 2,001st location on December 31, 2019, bringing its 2019 total openings to a record 261. Read More...

Blink Fitness Expands to Dallas – Fort Worth
Posted: January 6, 2020 in Chains

Blink FitnessDALLAS, TX - Blink Fitness, an inclusive, affordable gym that values Mood Above Muscle, is expanding in Texas with four new spacious, state-of-the-art gyms offering monthly memberships starting at $10. Opening in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area for the first time, residents looking to forge forward with their new year fitness resolutions will be able to start building the positive vibes that are associated with exercise in four local neighborhoods beginning this month. Read More...

Bob and Holly Surface to Open Workout Anytime in Kettering, Ohio
Posted: January 1, 2020 in Chains

Workout AnytimeKETTERING, OH - Both Holly and Bob Surface worked for more than two decades in health- and fitness-related careers, and they met in a workout facility. So, the idea of opening their own fitness center, Bob Surface says, “just felt right.” It felt so right that the husband and wife are poised to open Workout Anytime Kettering, an 8,400-square-foot fitness center in The Shoppes at Kettering Pointe. Plans call for the new business to open “softly” in the next week or two, then host a grand opening shortly afterward. Read More...

Workout Anytime Opens its First Pittsburgh Area Gym
Posted: December 29, 2019 in Chains

Workout AnytimeEAST ROCHESTER, PA - In late-January, early February, Workout Anytime expects to open its first Pittsburgh-area gym. Workout Anytime will open in the East Rochester Plaza. The company’s first Pittsburgh-area location will offer 24-hour-a-day gym access with strength-training equipment and rows of cardio equipment, plus stand-up and lay-down tanning booths and two Hydromassage machines. Read More...

Life Time Work Announces Second Houston Location at GreenStreet
Posted: December 26, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyHOUSTON, TX - Building on the success of Life Time’s first Houston-based Life Time Work at City Centre Five earlier this year, the premiere healthy lifestyle brand has announced the official launch of Life Time Work GreenStreet, set to open in Spring 2020. It will mark the fifth location across the country, with six to ten additional locations planned in the coming year. Read More...

Life Time Breaks Ground on First Athletic Lifestyle Resort in Oregon With $70M Investment; Continues its Luxury Resort Expansion in California With First Location Outside of San Diego
Posted: December 20, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyMINNEAPOLIS, MN - Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, broke ground on its newest planned destination in Beaverton, Oregon, the company's first in the state. Life Time also announced continuing its national expansion with the opening of Life Time La Jolla, located in the heart of La Jolla Village. The new destination, the company's first in the San Diego market, is the fourth Life Time in California and brings the total count to 150 locations across 30 states and 41 major markets in the U.S. and Canada. Read More...

VASA Fitness Expands To Indiana With Two New Locations
Posted: December 12, 2019 in Chains

VASA FitnessOREM, UT and DENVER, CO - VASA Fitness announces its expansion to Indiana with the opening of two clubs in the state this month, the first in Indianapolis and the second in Lafayette. Pre-enrollment is open for both locations and the public is invited to attend the grand opening events to celebrate the brand’s entry into Indiana and experience the modern and beautiful 60,000 square foot fitness facilities available to members starting at $9.99 per month with no enrollment fees. VASA also announces that an additional location in Indianapolis is anticipated to open Fall 2020. Read More...

Equinox Launches Luxury Fitness Club in the City of London; Lifestyle Leader Adds To Rapidly Growing Portfolio
Posted: December 10, 2019 in Chains

EquinoxLONDON - Equinox, a global high-performance lifestyle leader, announces the opening of Equinox Bishopsgate, an unmatched fitness offering in the City of London. The state-of-the-art club features five stories of unparalleled programming, luxury amenities and masterful design, marking the third opening in the capital, joining Equinox Kensington and E by Equinox St James’s. Read More...

Blink Fitness Reaches Milestone of 100th Gym with Grand Opening of Houston Location
Posted: December 5, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessHOUSTON, TX - Blink Fitness, an inclusive, affordable gym that values Mood Above Muscle, is entering the Houston market with four new, state-of-the-art workout gyms. With the opening of the Spring Branch location, Blink has now reached a growth milestone of 100 gyms nationwide. Read More...

Life Time Edina at Southdale Debuts as Game-Changing Anchor at America’s First Enclosed Shopping Center
Posted: December 3, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyEDINA, MN - Just in time for the holidays, a new anchor, Life Time, the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brand, is opening at what was the country's first enclosed shopping center in Edina, Minnesota back in 1963. Life Time Edina at Southdale covers more ground than the former department store space it replaced by nearly 100,000 square feet. The athletic resort is a three-story, 147,000 square-foot building that includes the company's first built rooftop beach club, indoor basketball courts, swimming pools, dedicated LT Recovery with physical therapy and chiropractic care, a full-service LifeCafe and LifeSpa and more. Next door is another 3-story, 57,000 square-foot building housing Life Time Work luxury coworking space and Life Time Sport indoor soccer fields. In total, the 204,000-square-foot Life Time complex will bring 3,000 to 4,000 people to Southdale Center every day. Read More...

Life Time Continues New Jersey Growth with Announcement of First Life Time Work at Somerset Corporate Center in 2020
Posted: November 25, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBRIDGEWATER, N.J. - Following the successful opening of Life Time Bridgewater in July 2019, the premiere healthy lifestyle brand has just announced plans and a waitlist to debut Life Time Work, its high-end shared workspace, in Spring 2020. The opening will be its first in New Jersey and fourth across the country, with multiple locations planned. Read More...

EōS Fitness Bolsters Presence in Utah, Steady Expansion Continues Through 2020; Donates $100,000 to Benefit Children’s Cancer Research Fund
Posted: November 25, 2019 in Chains

EōS FitnessSALT LAKE CITY, UT - EōS Fitness, a leader in the fitness industry with 75+ High Value Low Price (HVLP) locations open or on the way in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada and Utah, announced it is expanding its presence in Utah with four new locations opening in 2020 for a total of nine gym locations throughout the state. EōS Fitness also announced its charitable donation in the amount of $100,000 to Children's Cancer Research Fund, a nonprofit organization providing support to children suffering from cancer-related illnesses. Read More...

Youfit Health Clubs Launching New Club in Miami, Florida
Posted: November 14, 2019 in Chains

Youfit Health ClubsMIAMI, FL - Youfit Health Clubs announces the opening of its 68th location in the state of Florida. Slated to open Winter 2020, the gym will be located in the Coral Way Plaza. This brand new facility will offer a wide variety of gym equipment and amenities designed to accommodate everyone, from first time gym-goers to fitness enthusiasts. Read More...

Life Time Brings Athletic Resort Experience to Wisconsin With Opening of 176,000-square-foot Destination in Brookfield, Wisconsin
Posted: November 11, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyLife Time – The Healthy Way Of Life Company BROOKFIELD, WI – Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, is bringing its first athletic lifestyle resort to Wisconsin. The opening of Life Time Brookfield, located outside of Milwaukee, brings the Life Time count to 147 destinations across 40 states and 30 major markets in the […] Read More...

Planet Fitness Names Jeremy Tucker Chief Marketing Officer; Expands Global Footprint to Australia
Posted: November 8, 2019 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., has announced that Jeremy Tucker has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer. Tucker will be responsible for overseeing the Company's national and local marketing, branding, creative development and media, digital and social media, brand partnerships and sponsorships, communications and corporate social responsibility. He will report directly to Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer of Planet Fitness. Planet Fitness has also has announced the company's international expansion to Australia. The country's first official Judgement Free Zones are located in Tuggerah and Gosford in the Central Coast of New South Wales, and a location in Casula is expected to open in 2020. Read More...

Life Time Greenway Opens in Former Houston City Club; 10th Houston-Area Athletic Resort Features Rooftop Pool
Posted: October 25, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyHOUSTON, TX - Life Time, the premiere healthy lifestyle brand, is continuing its Houston expansion with the opening of Life Time Greenway following a massive renovation and expansion of the former Houston City Club. The new athletic resort is the tenth in the market. Life Time purchased the Greenway Plaza space in 2017 and began work in 2018 to create the ultimate athletic resort experience for members. The entire 150,000-square foot club was reimagined including the addition of a rooftop pool deck, a first in the market, covering 54,000-square feet on top of the existing parking structure. Read More...

Alex Rodriguez To Open UFC GYM in Midtown Miami
Posted: October 9, 2019 in Chains

UFC GymMIAMI, FL - UFC GYM has announced the Spring, 2020 opening of a 24,000 square-foot, multi-million-dollar fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, a fitness training Recovery center and a wide range of dynamic group classes in Midtown Miami. This UFC GYM franchise is owned by former Major League Baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations In Gainesville and Orlando, Florida
Posted: October 3, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseGAINESVILLE, FL - Crunch Fitness has announced the January 2020 opening of a $6 million, 42,000 square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Gainesville, Florida. Crunch Franchise also announced the February 2020 opening of a $3 million, 31,000-square foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Orlando, 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 or motivation can utilize the HIITZone, a proprietary high-intensity interval group training program. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces its Newest Location in East Lansing, Michigan
Posted: September 25, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseEAST LANSING, MI - Crunch Franchise announced the opening of a 30,000-square foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in the heart of East Lansing, Michigan. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, Crunch East Lansing will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, half-hour circuit training, personal training, a functional training area with indoor turf, a 2,700 square-foot dedicated group fitness studio, tanning beds and sunless spray options, HydroMassage beds and more. Read More...

Blink Fitness Opens Its Newest Location In Bedford Park
Posted: September 23, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessBRONX, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium quality, affordable fitness brand announces the grand opening of its 11th Bronx location, in Bedford Park. Blink Fitness opened its doors to the much-anticipated location on Friday, September 20 and held a grand opening ceremony on Tuesday, September 24 from 11AM to 12PM. The 16,400 square foot gym will offer memberships starting at $15 per month. The fast-growing brand now has 90-plus gyms nationwide with locations coast-to-coast, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit and Boston. Read More...

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