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Gold’s Gym Wins Distinguished Franchise Update Media 2020 Innovation Award
Posted: August 27, 2020 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold’s Gym, one of the world’s most trusted fitness authorities, was recently honored with Franchise Update Media’s 2020 award for “Most Innovative Use of Customer-Facing Digital Tools.” Gold’s Gym received this award in recognition of its response to the temporary new normal of COVID-19 with the launch of “Gold’s Gym Anywhere,” a digital platform offering various virtual fitness options for at-home exercise. Read More...

Lift Brands Wins Distinguished Franchise Update Media 2020 Innovation Award
Posted: August 27, 2020 in Chains

Lift BrandsCHANHASSEN, MN - Franchise Update Media conducted its second annual Franchise Innovation Awards contest this spring. The goal of the awards is to identify and recognize the franchisors creating and implementing the most original and successful innovative strategies and tactics to build their brand. Lift Brands tied for first in the Best PR Campaign category of the Marketing Innovation Awards for their Free 90-day FitnessOnDemand trial offered globally to the general public through Snap Fitness. Read More...

Columbia Association Earns 2020 Energy Star Award For Excellence
Posted: April 8, 2020 in Chains

Columbia AssociationCOLUMBIA, MD - Columbia Association (CA) is proud to announce that it received a 2020 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence for its important contributions to energy efficiency. CA’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. next year. Read More...

FFC Park Ridge General Manager Janet Long Honored With Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce President’s Award
Posted: February 26, 2020 in Chains

Fitness Formula ClubsCHICAGO, IL - Chicagoland-based Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC) is proud to announce that FFC Park Ridge General Manager, Janet Long, received the President’s Award at the 2020 Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Annual Night of Community Stars. This year’s event took place on February 15 at Cafe la Cave in Des Plaines, IL. Read More...

Columbia Association’s Andy Guerin named Head Coach of the Year by TRIBE Team Training
Posted: February 19, 2020 in Chains

Columbia AssociationCOLUMBIA, MD - Columbia Association (CA) personal trainer, Andy Guerin, has been named the 2019 Head Coach of the Year by TRIBE Team Training North America Inc. Tribe Team Training is a small-group training program led by certified coaches, who guide Tribe participants through expertly designed workouts. Guerin was recognized for mastering the Tribe Team Training Coaching Foundations, including leadership, inspirational coaching techniques and team spirit, and for his ability to continuously improve his team members’ development and athletic performance. Read More...

Johnson Health Tech Receives International Service Excellence Award
Posted: February 6, 2020 in Suppliers

Johnson Health TechCOTTAGE GROVE, WI - It has been announced that Johnson Health Tech (JHT) was awarded the 2019 International Service Excellence Award by the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA). JHT is the first ever fitness equipment manufacturer to be recognized with this achievement. Read More...

Planet Fitness Ranked #7 In Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500
Posted: January 16, 2020 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, has announced it has been ranked number seven in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500, the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking, for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. Read More...

Jonas Fitness Named Recipient of the 2019 Medical Fitness Association’s Industry Partner of the Year Award
Posted: November 27, 2019 in Suppliers

Jonas FitnessWEBSTER, TX - Jonas Fitness, an industry leader in club management software, was announced as the 2019 Medical Fitness Association's Industry Partner of the Year at their 29th annual International Conference. With over 30 years of industry experience, Jonas Fitness specializes in building long lasting partnerships with multi-purpose Health and Fitness Clubs, as well as Wellness and Corporate Fitness Centers. Read More...

Xponential Fitness Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship
Posted: October 31, 2019 in Suppliers

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness, a curator of boutique fitness brands, announced that Goldman Sachs has recognized Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Geisler, as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2019. Goldman Sachs selected Geisler as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Franchisee Association Names 2019 Bravo Award Winner
Posted: October 9, 2019 in Chains

Gold's GymNEW YORK, N.Y. - The GGFA presents the Bravo Award annually at the GGFA Owners’ Conference to a Franchisee who has consistently provided their peers with excellence in leadership. The recipient clearly serves the Gold’s Gym Brand with integrity and dedication. They serve the interests of the GGFA goals as well as the good of the general membership. The Executive Board of Directors nominates a candidate and a vote takes place to select the recipient. Mary Zampetti has served on the prestigious GGFA Advisory Board since 2009 and the Gold’s Gym Advertising Advisory Council for two years. She is the first female recipient. Read More...

Matrix Fitness Awarded World Gym Vendor of the Year
Posted: September 27, 2019 in Suppliers

Matrix: Strong, Smart, BeautifulCOTTAGE GROVE, WI - Matrix Fitness, a brand of Johnson Health Tech (JHT), has been awarded the 2019 World Gym Vendor of the Year. This respected award was presented at the annual World Gym International Convention, which brought together more than 200 gym owners, corporate executives, staff and vendors from around the globe for four days of education sessions and networking events. Read More...

USPTA Presents Annual Awards at 2019 World Conference in Las Vegas
Posted: September 25, 2019 in Suppliers

USPTALAS VEGAS, NV - The United States Professional Tennis Association held its Awards Lunch during the 2019 USPTA World Conference, presented by Havana Bob’s, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Seventeen tennis professionals were recognized for their achievements during 2018. Read More...

Planet Fitness Announces 2019 Franchise Awards
Posted: September 23, 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. and home of the Judgement Free Zone, has announced the winners of its 2019 Franchise Awards. Honorees were selected from various categories that contribute to Planet Fitness’ overall system-wide success. The 2019 Planet Fitness Franchise Awards were given to the following... Read More...

Gold’s Gym Honors Top Franchisees During 2019 Global Convention
Posted: August 27, 2019 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold’s Gym, a trusted fitness authority, announced during its annual Global Convention in Las Vegas the 2019 winners of the brand’s most prestigious franchising awards. Among some of the most notable awards distributed were Franchisees of the Year, Gold’s Vision awards and a new induction to the Gold’s Gym Hall of Fame. Read More...

Planet Fitness Named to Fortune’s 2019 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List
Posted: August 22, 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 United States and home of the Judgement Free Zone, has announced it has been named to Fortune Magazine's 2019 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list, ranking 58 among the world's top three-year performers in revenues, profits and stock returns. Planet Fitness recently announced its 50th consecutive quarter of positive same store sales, ending the second quarter with 1,859 stores system-wide. The company has more than 14 million members and expects to open between 250 and 260 new locations system-wide in 2019, a record for the brand. Read More...

Xponential Fitness’ Anthony Geisler Named Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Award Winner in Orange County
Posted: August 22, 2019 in Chains

Xponential FitnessORANGE COUNTY, CA - Xponential Fitness, a large curator of boutique fitness brands in the world, has announced that Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Geisler, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 Award in Orange County. As the world's most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Read More...

MINDBODY Named to the Pacific Coast Business Times 2019 Central Coast Best Places to Work List
Posted: April 19, 2019 in Suppliers

MINDBODYSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - MINDBODY, a leading technology platform for the fitness, beauty and wellness industries, announced its selection to the Pacific Coast Business Times 2019 Central Coast Best Places to Work List. Winners were selected as a result of a survey which took into consideration work-life balance, career growth opportunities, effectiveness of management and onsite amenities, among other criteria. Read More...

Columbia Association Earns ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence from EPA and DOE
Posted: April 9, 2019 in Chains

Columbia AssociationCOLUMBIA, MD - Columbia Association (CA) is proud to receive the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence for important contributions to energy efficiency. CA will be honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony on April 11 in Washington, D.C. CA became an ENERGY STAR Partner and created a formal energy management program in 2012. Since then, CA’s energy use has decreased by 20%, while its carbon footprint has been reduced by more than half. CA has also engaged with the community to be more energy-efficient. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Recognized as Industry Leader During 2019 IFA Convention
Posted: March 12, 2019 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, a trusted fitness authority, is the winner of this year's Global Franchise Award for Best Fitness Franchise, marking the second consecutive year the brand has been recognized as the overall winner of this award in its category. Craig Sherwood, Gold's Gym Senior Vice President of Franchise and Licensing, accepted the award on behalf of the brand during the 2019 International Franchise Association ("IFA") Convention, which was held February 24 - 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read More...

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Announces 2019 Coach of the Year Awards; Coach Ray Ganong Named Recipient of Prestigious NSCA President’s Award
Posted: January 10, 2019 in Suppliers

NSCACOLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Strength and conditioning coaches from across the nation converged at the NSCA’s Coaches Conference on January 10, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN to discover cutting-edge research and practical applications in strength and conditioning, presented by the industry’s most elite and respected experts. One of the many exciting events held during the conference was the Award Ceremony, where distinctive honors were presented to several coaches for outstanding achievement. At this event, the NSCA recognizes award winners who are selected by a volunteer committee, the NSCA’s Coaching Task Force, who determine the winners based on their contributions to the NSCA, their community and the coaching profession. Read More...

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