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UFC Gym Expands International Presence Into India With Largest Partnership Agreement In UFC Gym History
Posted: September 12, 2017 in Chains

UFC GymMUMBAI, INDIA - UFC GYM announces an unprecedented 10-year partnership agreement to open more than 100 gym locations throughout the Republic of India through 2028. This agreement substantially expands the global brand presence of UFC GYM to the world’s second-largest population. Artaxerxes Fitness & Lifestyle P.U.T. LTD, led by franchisees Istayak Ansari and Farzad Palia, will open the first location later this year in Andheri West, a suburb of Mumbai, with an average of 10 clubs debuting across the country annually beginning in early 2018. Read More...

Blink Fitness Accelerates National Expansion Initiative
Posted: September 6, 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 – has announced the signing of three development agreements. The signings are for 18 gyms throughout major U.S. metropolitan areas. These market entries include the concept's first locations in Massachusetts and Virginia. This announcement comes on the heels of the brand's entry into Pennsylvania in June and their upcoming launch in California. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Announces Completion of Construction at Multimillion Dollar St. Joseph Facility
Posted: August 18, 2017 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsST. JOSEPH, MO - Genesis Health Clubs announced that the long-awaited, multi-million dollar St. Joseph health gym is now complete. The large St. Joseph facility now features cardio and strength training equipment, an indoor running track, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, personal training, lounge areas, towel service and a full smoothie bar. In addition, there are new dedicated studios for cycling, yoga and several group fitness classes. In addition, the City Council of St. Joseph issued a full permanent certificate of occupancy, marking the official completion of the long-awaited construction project. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Shares Development Plans for Alabama
Posted: August 15, 2017 in Chains

Anytime FitnessMONTGOMERY, AL - Anytime Fitness, a fast-growing gym chain, announced plans to introduce over 65 locations in targeted areas throughout the state of Alabama. The community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations within the next three years. There are currently 31 successful Anytime Fitness locations open throughout the state. Read More...

TITLE Boxing Club Signs Latin American Franchise Deal to Ignite Global Expansion
Posted: August 8, 2017 in Chains

TITLE Boxing ClubOVERLAND PARK, KS - Latin Americans will now have access to the high-quality, results-driven workout that has been available on the American fitness scene. TITLE Boxing Club, a leading boutique boxing fitness franchise with more than 170 clubs across the United States, announced a new international deal that will bring the brand to Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The deal for the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico expansion marks the first signed agreements in Latin America for the popular fitness franchise. The brand already operates one international location in Cancun, Mexico. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Sunnyvale, CA
Posted: August 4, 2017 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseSUNNYVALE, CA - Crunch Fitness announced the planned opening of a new 25,000-square foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Sunnyvale, California. This new single-story location will also offer a new fitness experience complete with group fitness, a designated cardio and strength training area, Zumba, Olympic Platforms, Functional Training Equipment, sports turf as well as HydroMassage beds and a private stretching area. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Shares Development Plans for Upstate New York
Posted: August 2, 2017 in Chains

Anytime FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Anytime Fitness, a fast-growing co-ed gym, recently announced plans to introduce over 150 locations in targeted areas throughout the state of New York. 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...

Blink Fitness Opens In Newly Restored Brooklyn Lyceum
Posted: July 25, 2017 in Chains

Blink FitnessBROOKLYN, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, value-based fitness club, is excited to announce the opening of its newest Brooklyn location in the landmarked Brooklyn Lyceum building in Park Slope. The club will open the doors to its much-anticipated location on Tuesday, August 1st. Read More...

Planet Fitness Expands to Panama
Posted: July 20, 2017 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., announced the upcoming opening of its first club in Panama. The country's first Judgement Free Zone in Santa Maria is expected to officially open this fall with a second location opening in Centennial by the end of 2017. The club will feature brand-name cardio and strength equipment, circuit training, fully-equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, numerous flat screen televisions and free small group fitness instruction by certified trainers. A 30-year fitness industry veteran and Planet Fitness franchisee for 13 years, Dave Leon, is the owner and operator of the Santa Maria and Centennial locations. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest State-of-the-Art Facilities In Tampa, FL; Colorado Springs, CO and Chamblee, GA
Posted: July 17, 2017 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness has announced the planned openings of new state-of-the-art facilities in Tampa, Florida; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Chamblee, Georgia. Headquartered in New York City, Crunch serves over 900,000 members with over 180 gyms worldwide in 22 states, Puerto Rico and 4 countries. Crunch is rapidly expanding across the U.S. and around the globe. Read More...

Barry’s Bootcamp Announces Global Expansion Plans
Posted: July 11, 2017 in Chains

Barry's BootcampLOS ANGELES, CA - Barry's Bootcamp, the original boutique lifestyle brand that innovated group fitness by creating an immersive and transformative full-body workout experience, announces the launch of six new markets, including three new U.S. states and three new international markets. The lifestyle brand will be opening studios in DC, Dallas and Atlanta, in addition to international launches in Milan, Stockholm and Toronto, taking the total number of studios to 39 worldwide. Read More...

CycleBar Gears Up for 100th Opening This Quarter
Posted: July 11, 2017 in Chains

CycleBarCINCINNATI, OH - CycleBar, a premier indoor cycling franchise, is celebrating an incredible year of franchise sales as it approaches its 100-store opening milestone. The strong franchise development momentum will bring CycleBar’s state-of-the-art studios and energetic community engagement to neighborhoods across the country. The company is on pace to reach its overarching goal of having 150 studios open to riders by end of year. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Van Nuys, CA
Posted: June 27, 2017 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - 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 July 3 in Van Nuys, California. The brand new 20,000 square-foot club will bring its 'No Judgments' philosophy and fusion of fitness meets entertainment to the diverse Van Nuys community. Read More...

Anytime Fitness Becomes First U.S. Fitness Franchise Granted License in China
Posted: June 22, 2017 in Chains

Anytime FitnessWOODBURY, MN - For the first-time, a U.S.-based fitness franchise is joining China's growing franchise community traditionally dominated by restaurants and retail outlets. Anytime Fitness was recently granted a license to franchise in China, creating new opportunities to strengthen its footprint throughout Asia. Read More...

Blink Fitness Introduces Mood Above Muscle to Philadelphia with Two Gym Openings
Posted: June 19, 2017 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, value-based gym has announced that the company is opening its first two locations in Philadelphia this week. The first gym is located in South Philly at Whitman Plaza and opened on Monday, June 19; the second is in North Philly at Academy Road and will be opening on Thursday, June 22. Blink Fitness is bringing Philadelphia residents its groundbreaking model and unique brand philosophy, Mood Above Muscle, which celebrates the emotional benefits of exercise in addition to the physical results. Read More...

Equinox Unveils New Brickell Heights Location In Miami
Posted: June 13, 2017 in Chains

EquinoxMIAMI, FL - Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, opened the doors of its fifth location in the Miami area. Equinox Brickell Heights combines the unparalleled service Equinox offers at each of its 89 global locations with its own glamourous Miami experience. Equinox Brickell Heights embodies the best of modern-day Miami, with elements that make it the ultimate destination for strengthening the body and the community. Design details include a panoramic yoga studio, wraparound pool deck and cabanas, floor-to-ceiling windows, over 8,000 square feet of strength and cardio equipment, luxurious locker rooms, steam rooms, a full-service spa, juice bar and café and more. Read More...

Rapid Life Time Expansion Continues in Philadelphia with King of Prussia Opening
Posted: June 8, 2017 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyPHILADELPHIA, PA - Life Time, Healthy Way of Life lifestyle company and brand, is marking its third Philadelphia-area opening in 2017 at Life Time Athletic King of Prussia. The nearly 200,000-square-foot Life Time Athletic King of Prussia destination features everything members of any age could dream of in the areas of healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment. Highlights of the three-story, 135,000-square-foot building include an indoor aquatic center, two basketball courts, four squash courts with a viewing and bar area and a third-floor Alpha functional and strength training space and outdoor deck area. In addition to the building, the 63,000-square-foot outdoor aquatic oasis features leisure, lap and whirlpools, water slides, an outdoor bistro, lounge seating and full resort experience. Read More...

24 Hour Fitness Opens New Location in Newark, CA
Posted: June 7, 2017 in Chains

24 Hour FitnessNEWARK, CA - 24 Hour Fitness is expanding its Bay Area presence with a new club in the conveniently located and recently renovated NewPark Mall that also includes 150 stores, a 12-screen theater, an Entertainment Promenade and Restaurant Pavilion. The NewPark Mall features over 1 million square feet of shopping options for residents, with the new 24 Hour Fitness club offering a health and wellness component that was previously missing within the complex. Read More...

Life Time Center (former Atrium Mall) Set to Transform Health and Wellness Landscape in Boston with Opening of Life Time Athletic Chestnut Hill
Posted: June 3, 2017 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHESTNUT HILL, MA - Life Time, a premier Healthy Way of Life Company and lifestyle brand, announces the grand opening celebration of Life Time Athletic Chestnut Hill, the company's first Diamond Premier location and third Life Time in the Greater Boston market. A ribbon cutting took place at 6:00 PM on Thursday, June 1 followed by the club's opening to all members at 4:00 AM on Friday, June 2. The new healthy living, healthy aging, healthy entertainment destination is the first opening within the massive 286,000 square-foot Life Time Center. Read More...

World Gym Opens First Corporate Gym In San Antonio
Posted: May 24, 2017 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, will open a corporate owned gym near the Ingram Park Mall in San Antonio, Texas in second quarter 2017. World Gym Ingram Park will be the first corporate gym for the brand since the former corporate gym in Marina del Rey, CA. Read More...

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