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Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Waco, Texas; 1,500+ Join New Crunch Gym in Tuscaloosa on Record First Day of Pre-Opening Sales
Posted: August 6, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseALBUQUERQUE, N.M., WACO, TX, and TUSCALOOSA, AL - Crunch Franchise announced the opening of a 20,000 square-foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as the planned opening of a new 24,000-square foot, 24/7 gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Waco, Texas. Crunch Franchise also announced that 1,536 people signed up for memberships for the Crunch gym opening in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on the first day they became available. That figure sets a Crunch Franchise record for the most memberships sold during the first day of a gym's pre-opening sales period ("pre-sale"). Read More...

Crunch Signs Multi-State Franchise Deal
Posted: July 26, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Franchise announced a new 10-unit franchise agreement to build clubs in several southeastern states. Crunch currently has more than 1 million members and 250 gyms worldwide in 25 states, Puerto Rico and four countries. The agreement is with Jorge Roldan, CEO of Team Roldan, LLC. Roldan is a fitness-industry franchising expert who most recently launched, owned and operated five Planet Fitness locations, which he sold in 2016. Read More...

Blink Fitness Accelerates Expansion with Strategic Multi-State Deal with Seritage Growth Properties
Posted: July 25, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, value-based gym that has challenged industry norms by celebrating how exercise makes you feel, not just how it makes you look, and Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG) have announced a deal to expand Blink Fitness' reach. The multi-property lease agreement will bring 17 corporate and franchisee-owned gyms to major metropolitan areas across ten states and is a part of Blink Fitness' aggressive strategic growth strategy. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness: 1,000 Studios… and Counting
Posted: July 23, 2018 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Rose City residents can now get #1000xMoreLife from their workouts with the grand opening of Portland's third Orangetheory Fitness studio, the 1,000th globally for one of the world's fastest growing franchise companies. At a ribbon-cutting event held July 21st, special guests joined Orangetheory Fitness CEO & Co-Founder, Dave Long, in celebrating the company's unique trifecta of science, coaching and technology. Read More...

World Gym Continues International Expansion With 11 New Gyms In 2018
Posted: July 17, 2018 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand of seriously fun fitness, has 11 new international locations in four countries. World Gym continues its steady growth with these new gyms which are a mix of conversions from existing gyms and brand-new facilities. World Gym International credits its international growth to the strength of the modernized World Gym brand and the expansion of World Gym Athletics, a group training program available at World Gyms around the globe. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Corona, California
Posted: July 16, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseCORONA, CA - Crunch Franchise announced the opening of a 20,000 square-foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in the heart of Corona, California. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, the new Crunch location will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, half-hour circuit training, personal training, a functional training area with indoor turf, spin classes, a dedicated group fitness studio and more. Read More...

Club Pilates to Add Nine Studios in the Chicagoland Area by Year End, Bringing Total to 23
Posted: July 16, 2018 in Chains

Club PilatesCHICAGO, IL - There is a new workout gaining popularity around the Chicagoland area: Pilates. In fact, the practice has become so popular that Club Pilates, the nation's largest premium, boutique Pilates franchise is seeing exponential growth in the Chicagoland area. By the end of 2018, Club Pilates will have 23 locations open in the market. The demand for the workout stems from the Reformer-based exercises that are designed to help both the mind and body. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Announces Its Newest Location In Round Rock, Texas
Posted: July 10, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseROUND ROCK, TX - Crunch Franchise announced the opening of a new, 24-hour fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Round Rock, Texas. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, the new 20,000 square-foot Crunch location will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, half-hour circuit training, a functional training area with indoor turf, spin classes, Olympic lifting platforms, a dedicated group fitness studio, childcare services, tanning and HydroMassage beds and more. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations in Farmington Hills, Michigan and Long Beach, Mississippi
Posted: June 21, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseFARMINGTON HILLS, MI and LONG BEACH, MS - Crunch Franchise announced the opening of an approximately 25,000 square-foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in the heart of Farmington Hills and the opening of a 20,000 square-foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Long Beach, MS. Crunch is known for its innovative group fitness programming and will offer more than 60 group classes per week including BodyWeb with TRX, Zumba, Cardio Tai Box and Yoga Body Sculpt. Members looking for additional guidance or motivation can utilize the HIITZone, an exclusive and proprietary high-intensity interval group training program. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Long Beach, California
Posted: June 18, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseLONG BEACH, CA - Crunch Franchise announced the opening of a 24,500 square-foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in the heart of Downtown Long Beach, California. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, the new Crunch location will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, half-hour circuit training, a functional training area with indoor turf, spin classes, a dedicated group fitness studio and more. Read More...

Tough Mudder Bootcamp Announces Flagship Grand Opening and Rapid National Expansion
Posted: June 6, 2018 in Chains

Tough MudderBURLINGTON, MA - In a milestone moment for a leading sports, active lifestyle and media brand, Tough Mudder Inc. announces the grand opening of its flagship Tough Mudder Bootcamp, a high-intensity functional fitness training studio designed to challenge attendees of all fitness levels. Located in Burlington, Massachusetts. the studio is the first in its national expansion strategy. With 30 units sold in the U.S., and more than 10-15 in the pipeline, the next location to open is Las Vegas in late summer of 2018, with the remaining studios opening doors by end of year. Read More...

UFC Gym Announces Three New Gym Openings in the Greater Chicago Area
Posted: June 5, 2018 in Chains

UFC GymCHICAGO, IL - UFC GYM, the rapidly expanding fitness franchise that creates training programs for all levels inspired by the training regimens of UFC athletes, announced the expansion of its footprint with three new gym locations in the Greater Chicago area. The new franchises, located in Naperville, Downers Grove and Yorktown Center, build on UFC GYM’s already strong presence in the metro area, bringing its total number of facilities in the market to nine. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations in Killeen, Texas and Dearborn, Michigan
Posted: May 15, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseKILLEEN, TX and DEARBORN, MI - Crunch Franchise, the fitness chain with more to offer than any other low-cost gym, announced the May 14 opening of a state-of-the-art, 30,000-square foot gym in the vibrant and diverse community of Dearborn, Michigan. They also announced the planned opening of a new 26,000-square foot, 24/7 gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Killeen, Texas. The modern, expansive club will begin pre-selling memberships at a discount on July 14, 2018, in advance of an early September opening. Read More...

Greater Boston Health Boom Continues as Life Time Brings Fourth Massive Athletic Resort to the Market with Burlington Opening
Posted: May 8, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBURLINGTON, MA - Life Time, the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand, continues its quest to improve the health of the Greater Boston community with the Grand Opening celebration of Life Time Athletic Burlington. The massive, resort-like development will open for workouts to all members on Friday, May 11, at 4:00 AM. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Posted: May 2, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseLAS CRUCES, N.M. - Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through unique programming and cutting-edge training, will open its newest franchise location in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The nearly 40,000 square-foot club will bring Crunch's 'No Judgments' philosophy and fusion of fitness meets entertainment to the diverse Las Cruces community. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Posted: April 30, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTUSCALOOSA, AL - Crunch Fitness, the company known for making Serious Fitness, Serious Fun, announced its newest club will be coming soon to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The new, $3 million dollar, 42,000 square-foot Crunch location will be the largest fitness facility in Tuscaloosa and one of the largest Crunch clubs nationwide. Crunch Tuscaloosa will begin membership sales during its pre-opening phase with a planned opening in September. Read More...

Blink Fitness Opens Its Newest New Jersey Location In Newark
Posted: April 28, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEWARK, N.J. - Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value-based fitness club, is excited announces the grand opening of its 69th location, in Newark, New Jersey. The club opened the doors to its much-anticipated location on Friday, April 27th. As a part of the Grand Opening celebration, Blink Fitness donated 50 one-year memberships, worth over $10,000, to CASA for Children of Essex County, an organization dedicated to promoting the welfare of children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment by providing a safety net of support, advocacy and mentorship. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Continues Aggressive Growth In First Quarter of 2018
Posted: April 24, 2018 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory Fitness, the scientifically backed and fast-growing fitness franchise, announced that it experienced significant growth in the first quarter of 2018, opening 61 new studios throughout the world, as well as signing 54 lease agreements and 34 franchise agreements to continue driving its global expansion. Read More...

Luxury Athletic Destination Life Time Expands into Pacific Northwest
Posted: April 13, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanySEATTLE, WA - In a company first, Life Time, the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand, has brought its luxury health and wellness experience to the Seattle market with the opening of Life Time Athletic Bellevue. Representing the ultimate in healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment offerings, the new destination will deliver unmatched amenities to those who have been seeking a destination well-beyond a traditional club or gym, a 'quickie' workout or a variety-lacking boutique. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Opens New Location in Glendale, California
Posted: April 3, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold’s Gym, a trusted fitness authority, opened its newest facility in Glendale, California on April 2nd. The gym is a 40,000 square-foot fitness paradise with beautiful views of the San Gabriel mountain range and downtown Glendale. The Glendale location will showcase the new Gold’s Gym experience, which will revolutionize the way people get results. Members can choose from personal training, group exercise classes, and GOLD’S FIT & GOLD’S BURN studio group training classes that allows members to enjoy studio type classes without the studio price. This is the 17th Gold’s Gym location that multi-unit franchisees Willy and Angel Banos have opened in Southern California. Read More...

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