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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

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acac Pantops Now Open in Charlottesville, VA
Posted: January 4, 2018 in Chains

acacCHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - acac Fitness & Wellness Centers announced the opening of a new fitness facility and physical therapy location in Charlottesville, VA. The new club is located inside of the Sentara Martha Jefferson Sports Medicine Clinic. acac began operations in the facility on January 1, 2018. The Pantops location is acac’s fourth club in Charlottesville. They have been serving the Charlottesville community for over 33 years when the first health club opened in 1984. Read More...

Planet Fitness Announces Expansion into All 50 States with First Location in Hawaii; Headquarters Acquires 6 Franchise Stores in Long Island
Posted: January 4, 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., has expanded its footprint to all 50 states with the opening of its first club in Hawaii. The first Judgement Free Zone in Hawaii is now open and located at the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations in Seminole, Florida and Snellville, Georgia
Posted: December 22, 2017 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseSEMINOLE, FL and SNELLVILLE, GA - Crunch Franchise announced the planned openings of two new locations in Seminole, Florida and Snellville, Georgia. Each location will be new gyms that feature state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. The Seminole location will be 24,000 square feet, and the Snellville location will be 22,000 square feet. Both locations are expected to open in early 2018. Read More...

Blink Fitness Opens Its Newest New Jersey Location In Willingboro
Posted: December 22, 2017 in Chains

Blink FitnessWILLINGBORO, N.J. - Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value-based fitness club, announces the opening of its newest New Jersey location in Willingboro. The club opened the doors to its much-anticipated location on Thursday, December 21 from 12 PM to 11 PM. As a part of the Grand Opening celebration, Blink Fitness donated 50 one-year memberships, worth over $10,000, to All Things Are Possible Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering youth and enhancing the community through academics, athletics, awareness and arts. Read More...

Life Time’s Largest Athletic Lifestyle Resort Welcomes Musician, Yogi and Humanitarian Michael Franti for Opening Weekend Celebration in South Charlotte
Posted: December 17, 2017 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHARLOTTE, N.C. - Life Time Athletic celebrated the grand opening of its new destination in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday, December 14. On the following Saturday morning, Michael Franti, musician, filmmaker, yogi and humanitarian, led a once-in-a-lifetime yoga class for nearly 60 members. Following the special class with yoga and music, presented by DanoneWave, Mr. Franti and Life Time, through its Member Advantage program, surprised one of the new Life Time members with an all-expenses-paid trip to Soulshine Bali, his oasis of yoga, soul and rock and roll in Bali. Read More...

Blink Fitness Brings Mood Above Muscle Approach to Los Angeles, Opening its 60th Location Nationwide
Posted: December 11, 2017 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value-based gym, announces its arrival to the West Coast with the opening of its first three gyms in Los Angeles. Marking its 60th location, the first Blink Fitness will be opening in Gardena at Gardena Plaza, followed by Huntington Park at the former Huntington Park Warner Theatre in early 2018, and Anaheim at Brookhurst Center in late 2018. Having established a strong footprint on the East Coast, as well as a rapidly expanding franchise business in additional markets, nationally, these three brand-new gyms mark the beginning of Blink's expansion in the Los Angeles metro area. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Announces Development Plans for Mississippi
Posted: December 11, 2017 in Chains

Anytime FitnessJACKSON, MS - Anytime Fitness recently announced plans to introduce 25 locations in targeted areas throughout the state of Mississippi. The community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations by 2020. Currently, there are 29 Anytime Fitness locations open throughout the state. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Lake Nona, Florida
Posted: December 6, 2017 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseLAKE NONA, FL - Crunch Franchise announced the upcoming opening of its newest Crunch 'Select' location in Lake Nona, Florida. Crunch Lake Nona will begin membership sales during the pre-opening phase in January 2018, with a planned facility opening in May 2018. Crunch 'Select' locations feature upscale finishes and amenities in addition to the high-quality fitness services Crunch members have come to trust. Crunch Lake Nona, a new 23,800-square-foot facility, will provide a unique fitness experience complete with group fitness classes, a designated cardio and strength training area, Zumba, Olympic Platforms, functional training equipment as well as HydroMassage beds and a private stretching area. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Acquires Lincoln Athletic Club; Starts Construction on Largest Health Club in Manhattan, Kansas History
Posted: December 4, 2017 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsLINCOLN, NE - Genesis Health Clubs continued its recent explosion of growth, acquiring Lincoln Athletic Club, an 88,000 square foot facility, including multiple fitness areas, an indoor track, a collegiate sized basketball court, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, three group fitness studios, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, two racquetball courts, multiple steam rooms, a hot tub, massage therapy center, tanning rooms, meeting rooms, a kid’s gym, nursery, and pro shop.

MANHATTAN, KS - Genesis Health Clubs has announced that November 29 was the official groundbreaking and start of construction on its new Manhattan 70,000 square foot location, the company’s 45th. The facility will be the largest health club in Manhattan, Kansas history, bringing an unprecedented array of fitness options to the community, all under one roof. Read More...

Blink Fitness Opens Its Newest Bronx Location In The Hub
Posted: November 22, 2017 in Chains

Blink FitnessBRONX, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value-based fitness club, announces the opening of its newest Bronx location in The Hub. The club opened the doors to its much-anticipated location at 570 Melrose Avenue on Monday, November 20. As a part of the Grand Opening celebration, Blink Fitness donated 50 one-year memberships, worth over $10,000, to BronxConnect, an organization dedicated to developing urban youth into leaders and productive members of their communities. Read More...

Life Time Athletic Set to Open in Nashville with New Location in Franklin
Posted: November 13, 2017 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyFRANKLIN, TN - Life Time, the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand, announces the grand opening of Life Time Athletic Franklin, the company's first Nashville-area athletic resort and second Life Time in Tennessee. A special celebration and ribbon cutting took place at 6:00PM on Thursday, November 9. Subsequently, the club officially opened to First Founder's Members at 4:00AM on Friday, November 10 and all members at 4:00AM on Monday, November 13. Read More...

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...

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