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Crunch Franchise Announces Its First Location in Kansas
Posted: October 3, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseLAWRENCE, KS - Crunch Franchise announced the opening of a 24-hour gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Lawrence, Kansas. The expansive new club is expected to open in December 2018. In early November, a one-day "Cyber Sale" will enable new members to join Crunch Lawrence for rates starting at $9.95 per month. The first 500 members will receive a free t-shirt, discounts on small group and personal training and more. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Norman, Oklahoma
Posted: October 2, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNORMAN, OK - Crunch Franchise announced the opening of a new 24-hour club with state-of-the art equipment and amenities in Norman, Oklahoma. The expansive new club is expected to open in December 2018. In early November, a one-day "Cyber Sale" will enable new members to join Crunch Norman for rates starting at $9.95 per month. The first 500 members will receive a free t-shirt, discounts on small group and personal training and more. Read More...

Life Time to Launch First Life Time Work Location in Twin Cities
Posted: September 19, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyMINNEAPOLIS, MN - With an eye toward redefining the shared workspace industry, Life Time announced plans to open its first Life Time Work destination in the Twin Cities. To be located conveniently adjacent to Life Time Athletic St. Louis Park, Life Time Work will be at the Towers at West End and is expected to open in early 2019. Additional Life Time Work locations are planned for Downtown Minneapolis and Edina. Read More...

Blink Fitness Opens Its Newest New Jersey Location In Plainfield
Posted: September 19, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessPLAINFIELD, N.J. - Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value gym, announces the grand opening of its 71st location, in Plainfield, New Jersey. As a part of the Grand Opening celebration, Blink Fitness will donate 50 one-year memberships, worth over $10,000, to Angels for Action, an organization dedicated to working for justice and equality for oppressed, poor and victimized children and adults in the community. Additionally, Blink will be donating 50 one-year memberships to Homefirst Interfaith Housing and Family Services, an organization dedicated to delivering comprehensive solutions to homelessness through providing transitional, supportive and permanent housing, homeless prevention assistance and social services to strengthen families. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Chooses Styku As Preferred Vendor; Announces Newest Location in Riverview, Florida
Posted: September 18, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Franchise announced that it has selected Styku as a preferred vendor after testing against a body scanning competitor and then piloting Styku across several health clubs. Crunch Franchise also announced the opening of a 22,000-square-foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Riverview, Florida. The modern, expansive club is expected to open in January 2019. Read More...

Detroit Pistons Bring Blink Fitness To Midtown Detroit
Posted: September 13, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessDETROIT, MI - The Detroit Pistons and Blink Fitness have announced plans to build a publicly-accessible Blink Fitness franchise inside the state-of-the-art Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center. The New Center facility will be the first Blink Fitness location in Detroit and one of several planned Blink Fitness openings slated in Michigan during 2019. Blink Fitness, a premium-quality value-based gym, announced in February that it will open 15 or more locations throughout Michigan. Read More...

Life Time Set to Launch Life Time Sport at Historic Winter Park This Fall
Posted: September 5, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time is set to launch an all-new concept, Life Time Sport, at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Following a pilot in Lakeville, Life Time Sport will officially kick-off at the former Minnesota Vikings practice facility once modest renovations are complete later this fall. In the interim, Life Time will offer outdoor play and limited access events in September. A Wait List has been established for interested families, and details of the Winter Park lease for the interim use of the facility have not yet been disclosed. Read More...

Workout Anytime Flexes Muscles with More Gyms Planned Across the Southeast
Posted: August 29, 2018 in Chains

Workout AnytimeCHATTANOOGA, TN - Jeff Londis co-founded Benchmark Physical Therapy in 1995 and helped build the Chattanooga-based PT therapy chain to more than 350 clinics either owned or managed by Benchmark across the country before selling his interest in that business a couple of years ago. The 57-year-old Chattanooga businessman is flexing his entrepreneurial muscles again in a different industry he bought into a decade ago and has grown to soon include five locations. Londis, the local franchisee for Workout Anytime, hopes to have at least 10 locations and thousands of members in the Southeast within the next three years. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Abilene, Texas
Posted: August 23, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseABILENE, TX - Crunch Fitness announced its newest club will be coming soon to Abilene, Texas. The pre-sale will begin in early October, and the first 500 sign-ups get all kinds of special deals and offers. Expected to open mid-December, Crunch Abilene will service the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, Crunch Abilene 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, tanning beds and sunless spray options and more. Read More...

World Gym Athletics Expands Globally; Expects to Grow to 30 Locations by 2019
Posted: August 21, 2018 in Chains

World Gym AthleticsLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand of seriously fun fitness, is continuing to grow World Gym Athletics with new programming and more locations in the United States and around the world. World Gym Athletics is an exclusive, studio-style, small group training program that combines the best of HIIT, Olympic lifting and functional training. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Moorestown, New Jersey
Posted: August 16, 2018 in Chains

Crunch Franchise MOORESTOWN, N.J. - Crunch Franchise announced the opening of a 26,000 square-foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Moorestown, New Jersey. Opening on November 1, the new expansive club will be located in the popular Eastgate Square shopping center next to the Moorestown Mall. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, Crunch Moorestown will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, half-hour circuit training, personal training, a functional training area with indoor turf, The Ride classes, a dedicated group fitness studio, tanning, HydroMassage, online nutrition guidance and more. Read More...

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...

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