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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...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Rochdale Village, Queens
Posted: September 20, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseQUEENS, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness has announced the late-December 2019 opening of a 19,000 square-foot facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Queens, New York's Rochdale Village. The club will be located on the second floor of the Rochdale Village Shopping Center. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, Crunch Rochdale will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, half-hour circuit training, personal training, a functional training area with indoor turf, a dedicated group fitness studio, HIIT classes and more. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces its Newest Locations in Lakeland and Land O’ Lakes, Florida
Posted: September 10, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseLAKELAND, FL and LAND O' LAKES, FL - Crunch Fitness announced the Spring 2020 opening of a $2 million, 24,000 square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Lakeland, Florida. Crunch Fitness also announced the April 2020 opening of a $2 million, 23,000 square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Land O' Lakes, Florida. Read More...

Blink Fitness Makes Strong Entrance into Chicagoland
Posted: September 5, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessCHICAGO, IL - Blink Fitness (Blink) has announced that it is expanding throughout Chicagoland with an aggressive growth strategy, which initially includes five locations in the coming months. The first two of these opened last week in Merrionette Park, near the edge of the city's southwest side, and near Midway Airport. The additional three gyms will open in suburban Oak Lawn and Evanston, as well as in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood. The fast-growing brand now has 90 gyms nationwide with locations coast-to-coast, including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Detroit and Boston. Read More...

Blink Fitness Inks Multi-Unit Deals Representing Nearly 40 Units
Posted: August 28, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, affordable fitness concept that creates an unmistakable and incomparable Feel Good Experience, has hit its stride with multi-unit franchising. In the past few months, Blink has signed three major franchise development agreements representing nearly 40 units in Sacramento, Boston and Nashville. These deals increase the brand's franchise footprint by 50%. Read More...

Front & York to Bring First-of-Its-Kind Life Time Athletic Resort to DUMBO
Posted: August 21, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyNEW YORK, N.Y. - Front & York, the highly-anticipated mixed-use development transforming Brooklyn’s coveted DUMBO neighborhood, has announced that premier healthy lifestyle brand Life Time is committing to a large portion of commercial space at the development. Front & York will be home to the company’s first athletic lifestyle resort in Brooklyn. Front & York will open mid-2021, with Life Time anticipated to open in 2022. Read More...

Planet Fitness to open “Judgement Free” Club in Mesa
Posted: August 19, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessMESA, AZ - Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States and home of the Judgement Free Zone, announced it will open its third location in Mesa, AZ in the fall of 2019. The 18,000 square foot Mesa 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...

Gold’s Gym Finalizes Master Agreement for Australia and New Zealand
Posted: August 15, 2019 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, a trusted fitness authority, recently entered into a new master franchise agreement for brand development in Australia and New Zealand with Australian investment group Colour Capital. According to the deal, Colour Capital's development commitment entails a minimum of 30 new locations in Australia and a minimum of 10 new locations in New Zealand. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Announces Franchise Development Plans for New York; Targets Rochester & Buffalo
Posted: August 5, 2019 in Chains

Anytime FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Anytime Fitness, one of the world's fastest-growing fitness franchises, has announced plans to introduce over 25 new gyms in targeted areas throughout New York with a specific focus in Rochester and Buffalo. The community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations within the next three years. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations in Topeka, Kansas and Champaign, Illinois
Posted: July 31, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTOPEKA, KS and CHAMPAIGN, IL - Crunch Franchise announces the December 2019 opening of a $3 million, 24-hour fitness facility in Topeka, Kansas. The 32,000 square-foot club will be located on Topeka Boulevard and be part of the Holiday Square Shopping Center, which is currently undergoing a $15 million redevelopment. Crunch Franchise also announces the December 2019 opening of a $6 million, 24-hour fitness facility in Champaign, Illinois. The 36,000 square-foot club will be located on Anthony Drive in the former Toys "R" Us space. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Flexes Franchise Development Plans in Kentucky
Posted: July 30, 2019 in Chains

Anytime FitnessLEXINGTON, KY - Anytime Fitness, one of the world's fastest-growing fitness franchises, has announced plans to introduce 40 new gyms in targeted areas throughout Kentucky with a specific focus in Lexington and the southern region of the state. The community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations within the next three years. Read More...

VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa Opens First Greater Sacramento Area Club in Roseville
Posted: July 26, 2019 in Chains

VillaSportROSEVILLE, CA - VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa has announced the official opening of its first Greater Sacramento area resort-style athletic club in Roseville. The new facility has created more than 250 full- and part-time jobs in Placer County and is the second California location for the family-owned business. Read More...

Planet Fitness to Open “Judgement Free” Club in Picayune, Mississippi
Posted: July 24, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessPICAYUNE, MS - Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States, and home of the Judgement Free Zone®, today announced it will open its first location in Picayune, Mississippi in the fall of 2019. The 13,000 square foot Picayune 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...

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