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Life Time Chappaqua Announces February 8 Opening
Posted: January 31, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - Life Time is set to transform the healthy living landscape in northern Westchester County, New York with the opening of Life Time Chappaqua at Chappaqua Crossing. The club will open to all members Friday, February 8. The new Chappaqua destination has created nearly 200 new positions to serve members in a variety of full and part-time roles. Read More...

Retro Fitness Inks Franchise Agreements for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina & Florida
Posted: January 29, 2019 in Chains

Retro FitnessCOLTS NECK, N.J. - Retro Fitness, a national high-value, low-price fitness franchise, announced that it has signed four new franchise agreements with entrepreneurs Scot and Mark Pinto (New Jersey); Luis Henriquez and Gene Truono (Pennsylvania/Delaware); Richard Garrison (North Carolina); and Steve Plattner and Ron Wuchko (Florida). The anticipated business development indicates that Retro Fitness and its franchisees will infuse more than $1 million each into their respective markets through local investments. Once complete, the new gyms will employ at least 25 people. Read More...

Planet Fitness to Open “Judgement Free” Club in Natchez
Posted: January 24, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessNATCHEZ, MS - 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 first location in the Natchez Mall of Natchez, Mississippi in the fall of 2019. The 12,000 square-foot Natchez 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...

24 Hour Fitness Expands Presence in the Miami Market With First Club in Homestead, Florida
Posted: January 23, 2019 in Chains

24 Hour FitnessHOMESTEAD, FL - 24 Hour Fitness will open the doors to a state-of-the-art club in Homestead, Florida this January, offering local residents the opportunity to renew their commitment to living a healthy lifestyle in 2019. Celebrating 35 years as a fitness leader, 24 Hour Fitness prides itself on providing a team of motivating fitness professionals who offer personalized health solutions, while creating friendly, supportive communities for members to enjoy their fitness journey. Read More...

Blink Fitness Brings The Feel Good Experience To Its 80th Location In Burbank California
Posted: January 11, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessBURBANK, CA - Blink Fitness, the premium quality, affordable fitness brand is excited to bring the Mood Above Muscle approach to its 80th location in Burbank, California. With a strong East Coast presence and quickly growing franchise business, Blink continues the expansion of its groundbreaking philosophy across the country to the newest West Coast gym. Read More...

TITLE Boxing Club Heads West to Add 50 New Locations in California, Arizona & Nevada
Posted: January 11, 2019 in Chains

TITLE Boxing ClubLOS ANGELES, CA - TITLE Boxing Club, a leading boutique boxing fitness franchise with more than 185 clubs open across the United States, announced it plans to bring 50 new clubs to the West Coast over the next five years as part of a strategic, geographically targeted growth model. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Continues Its West Texas Expansion With Midland Location
Posted: January 7, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMIDLAND, TX - Crunch Fitness announced that construction is beginning for a fitness center in Midland, Texas. Located in a shopping complex, the expansive new club will be open 24/7 and feature state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, as well as Crunch's popular group fitness offerings. Crunch Midland is taking over roughly 35,000 square feet from Kohl's, which is downsizing. Starting in January, prospective members will be able to sign up for discounted early memberships. The club's first 500 members will receive a free t-shirt and gym bag, discounts on small group and personal training, and more. Read More...

Planet Fitness to Open “Judgement Free” Club in Mount Pleasant
Posted: January 4, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessMOUNT PLEASANT, PA - 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 first location in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania in the fall of 2019. The 10,000 square-foot Mount Pleasant 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...

Anytime Fitness Announces Development Plans for Alabama
Posted: December 26, 2018 in Chains

Anytime FitnessMONTGOMERY, AL - Anytime Fitness, one of the world's fastest-growing fitness franchises, recently announced plans to introduce 30 new gyms in targeted areas throughout Alabama. The community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations within the next five years. Currently, there are 33 Anytime Fitness gyms open in Alabama. Read More...

Life Time Expands Houston Presence with Baybrook Opening, a $37-Million Athletic Lifestyle Resort
Posted: December 20, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBAYBROOK, TX - Life Time, a premier healthy lifestyle brand, is continuing to transform the healthy living landscape in the Houston area with the opening of Life Time Athletic Baybrook. A grand opening celebration featured tours, fitness demonstrations, food sampling and kids' entertainment. The Baybrook location has created more than 300 new positions to serve members in a variety of full and part-time roles. The massive 255,000+-square-foot destination is the company's ninth location in the Houston market. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Louisville, Kentucky
Posted: December 12, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseLOUISVILLE, KY - Crunch Franchise announced the March 2019 opening of a $2.5 million, 31,000 square-foot fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Louisville, Kentucky. Crunch Dixie will be one of the largest Crunch locations nationwide. Read More...

Equinox’s Most Exclusive Brand Offering, E By Equinox, Set to Open on Manhattan’s Upper East Side
Posted: December 10, 2018 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, a global high performance lifestyle leader, bolsters its most exclusive club portfolio with the launch of E by Equinox on Madison Avenue, representing the first U.S.-based standalone iteration of the E by Equinox brand. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Announces Development Plans for Tennessee
Posted: December 5, 2018 in Chains

Anytime FitnessNASHVILLE, TN - Anytime Fitness, one of the world's fastest-growing fitness franchises, has announced plans to introduce perhaps 30 locations in targeted areas throughout Tennessee, nearly doubling its presence in the state. 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...

Peloton Yoga Studio Opens In New York City
Posted: December 5, 2018 in Chains, Suppliers

PelotonNEW YORK, N.Y. - Peloton, the global technology company revolutionizing the fitness industry, has opened a new yoga studio in New York City. The Peloton Yoga Studio, now open to the public, is in the West Village's historic Archive Building, alongside the Peloton Tread Studio. The new studio space will offer a variety of yoga and meditation classes. Read More...

United PF Partners Celebrates 100 Club Milestone
Posted: November 29, 2018 in Chains

Planet Fitness AUSTIN, TX - United PF Partners (United PF), the largest Planet Fitness (NYSE: PLNT) franchisee, recently reached a key milestone as they officially became the first franchisee in the system to own and operate more than 100 Planet Fitness clubs. Additionally, this month United PF Partners celebrated its second anniversary. United PF was formed two years ago, in November 2016, by JLM Financial Partners (JLM) and Eagle Merchant Partners (Eagle) with the merger of several leading Planet Fitness franchisees and the overall goal of accelerating growth and further providing access to non-intimidating fitness environments where members can build active lifestyles for an affordable price. Today, United PF has grown to 110+ clubs across 10 states, employs over 1,500, and serves over 850,000 members. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Charlotte, North Carolina and Bakersfield, California
Posted: November 27, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseCHARLOTTE, N.C. and BAKERSFIELD, CA - Crunch Franchise announced the January 2019 opening of a new 30,000-square-foot fitness center with state-of-the art equipment and amenities in Charlotte, North Carolina. Crunch Franchise also announced the December 1, 2018, opening of a new fitness center with state-of-the art equipment and amenities in Bakersfield, California. Crunch, known for its innovative group fitness programming, will offer a wide range of classes every week, including BodyWeb with TRX, Zumba, Cardio Tai Box and Yoga Body Sculpt. Additionally, a dedicated Ride studio will feature Crunch's signature indoor cycling classes. Members looking for more guidance or motivation can utilize the HIITZone, a proprietary high-intensity interval group training program. Read More...

Life Time Expands Chicagoland Presence With $42 Million Northbrook Club Opening; Convention-Busting Experience Life Magazine Expands National and Local Acclaim
Posted: November 27, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyNORTHBROOK, IL and CHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, is set to open its newest luxury athletic club in Chicagoland in more than ten years. The new 86,000-square-foot club employs nearly 300 team members and is the company's tenth location in the Chicago market and one of four additional Life Time destinations planned, including Oakbrook, Lake Zurich and at One Chicago Square respectively. And, on the heels of receiving four awards at FOLIO: in October, Experience Life, the whole-life health and fitness magazine, was awarded top honors in six categories at the Minnesota Media and Publishing Association (MMPA) Excellence Awards, which celebrates exceptional media and publishing work in the upper Midwest. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Selects Socialbakers to Accelerate and Optimize Social Media Marketing; Announces Its Newest Locations in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina
Posted: November 20, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. and NORTH CAROLINA - Socialbakers, the leading AI-powered social media marketing platform, announced that Crunch Fitness has selected its platform to improve the effectiveness of its social media marketing campaigns. Socialbakers gives Crunch Fitness the capability to schedule and publish posts across more than 250 social media profiles on Facebook and other sites faster than ever. Crunch Fitness has also gained new visibility into its social media campaigns with dashboards and reporting that visually display which posts perform best and which ones can be further optimized. Crunch Franchise also announced its newest locations in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina. Read More...

Blink Fitness Restores Ridgewood Theatre To Open A New Hub of Health In The Community; Also Opens First Orange County Location In Anaheim, California
Posted: November 13, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. and ANAHEIM, CA - After a decade of being closed, Blink Fitness will re-open the restored Ridgewood Theatre to create a premium quality, affordable fitness brand for the community. Blink Fitness is also excited to announce the grand opening of its 74th gym, in Anaheim. The Anaheim location is the first Blink Fitness located in Orange County, and third location in California. The newest Blink Fitness facilities boast a broad offering of top-of-the-line strength equipment that includes free weights, plates, and machines for upper body, lower body and core. Read More...

Tough Mudder Spins Off Thriving Gym Business Into Separate Enterprise
Posted: November 9, 2018 in Chains

Tough MudderBROOKLYN, N.Y. - Tough Mudder, Inc. Founder and CEO, Will Dean, announced that the company is in the process of securing capital investment, setting the stage for continued growth in 2019. As part of this, the company will spin off its thriving new fitness business, Tough Mudder Bootcamp, into a separate business enterprise from its traditional live event business in order to allow both businesses to more successfully navigate their respective categories. Dean will continue to head the Bootcamp business while also supporting the live event side. Both businesses will remain privately held. Read More...

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