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BoxUnion/TITLE Boxing Club Fights U.S. Mental Health Crisis with “Knockout Stigma” Campaign
Posted: May 4, 2021 in Chains

BoxUnionSANTA MONICA, CA - As the prolonged stress, grief and isolation of the pandemic has worsened the U.S. mental health crisis, TITLE Boxing Club/BoxUnion is stepping into the ring during Mental Health Awareness Month in May to punch out the stigma surrounding mental illness. On May 22, 2021, the world's largest fitness boxing brand will host both in-person and digital Knockout Stigma classes the entire day, coupled with other efforts throughout the month aimed to start a transparent dialogue around mental illness. Read More...

Planet Fitness Study Finds More Than Three in Four Americans (77%) Say the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Negatively Impacted Their Overall Health
Posted: May 3, 2021 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Results from a national study**, commissioned by Planet Fitness in April, show more than three in four (77%) Americans report that at least one aspect of their overall health and wellbeing has been negatively impacted by the pandemic. The American Psychological Association similarly found*** that more than half of U.S. adults (53%) have been less physically active than they wanted to be since the pandemic started, with a majority (61%) experiencing undesired weight changes, averaging 28 to 41 pounds gained. But, there is light at the end of the tunnel, with Planet Fitness finding that 92% of impacted Americans noting they are proactively doing at least one thing to improve their mental health. Read More...

Lift Brands Announces New C-Suite to Lead Global Fitness Brands
Posted: May 3, 2021 in Chains

Lift BrandsCHANHASSEN, MN - Lift Brands, the parent brand to several global fitness brands worldwide including Snap Fitness, YogaFit and Fitness On Demand and minority partner for 9Round, announces a refresh of its C-suite executives to lead under the company’s #OneTeam initiative. The new executives ladder up to Ty Menzies who was named global CEO last June. Read More...

EoS Fitness Opens Its Largest Gym in Utah
Posted: April 28, 2021 in Chains

EōS FitnessTAYLORSVILLE, UT - With warm Utah summer days right around the corner and optimism blooming around a return to normalcy, EoS Fitness is opening the doors to its ninth location in the state, providing Utahns with the premium experience residents have come to expect from the High-Value, Low-Price gym. Read More...

UFC GYM Middle East chooses Technogym for its 30 new openings
Posted: April 28, 2021 in Chains, Suppliers

Technogym: The Wellness CompanyCESENA, ITALY - Technogym, one the world's leading brands in fitness and wellness products, services and digital technologies and official supplier to the last seven Olympic games, has been awarded a five-year contract to supply its state-of-the-art equipment and digital solutions to UFC GYM Middle East, a world leader in Fitness and Mixed Martial Arts helping people around the world achieve their goals through their Train Different approach to fitness. Read More...

Fitness International to Provide its Members with Openfit, an All-in-one Digital Fitness, Nutrition and Wellness Platform
Posted: April 27, 2021 in Chains

LA FitnessIRVINE, CA - Fitness International, LLC, operator of LA Fitness, Esporta Fitness and the City Sports Club brands, announces plans to offer its members Openfit, a digital streaming platform that integrates fitness, nutrition and wellness together in one place. Read More...

Planet Fitness Appoints Mary Bradley, Senior Vice President of Corporate Club Operations
Posted: April 27, 2021 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. with more members than any other fitness brand, has announced the appointment of Mary Bradley as Senior Vice President of Corporate Club Operations, effective immediately. Bradley will be responsible for all facets of the Company's Corporate Club portfolio, leading and developing the team, overseeing overall operations, implementing cross-functional initiatives and identifying strategic growth and future expansion of the brand's corporate store fleet, which currently consists of 104 stores across 10 states and Canada. She will report directly to Bill Bode, Chief Operations Officer. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Introduces the “Gym of the Future” with Berlin Flagship Campus
Posted: April 27, 2021 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, a world leader in strength and performance, has announced the opening of its company-owned flagship campus in Berlin, Germany, where brand owner RSG Group GmbH is headquartered. Identified as the "gym of the future," the 55,000-square-foot Berlin campus is RSG Group's proof of concept, meeting point and inspiration for all future Gold's Gym locations. The state-of-the-art Berlin facility was designed with insight gained from a Gold's Gym social media partnership with fitness legend Lou Ferrigno that surveyed the public for what they wanted in the "perfect gym." Read More...

Retro Fitness Opens New Headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida
Posted: April 27, 2021 in Chains

Retro FitnessWEST PALM BEACH, FL - Retro Fitness, a leader in high-value, low-price fitness, has opened its new corporate headquarters and support center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The new location was a strategic relocation for the brand amid its 15th year anniversary, prompted by Retro Fitness' continued national growth and expansion. Read More...

HealthFitness Announces Acquisition of Midtown Health
Posted: April 27, 2021 in Chains

HealthFitnessLAKE FOREST, IL - HealthFitness, a Trustmark company and comprehensive provider of fitness and recreation, wellness, and injury prevention and treatment programs for companies and organizations, announces it has acquired Midtown Health, a subsidiary of Tennis Corporation of America. Midtown Health manages 25 onsite fitness centers nationwide; its client list includes hospital wellness centers, community fitness centers and corporate fitness clubs. The Midtown Health team, including long-time leader Debra Siena, will join HealthFitness. Read More...

Jarrod Brooks Named Vice President of Development for 9Round
Posted: April 26, 2021 in Chains

9Round: 30 Min Kickbox FitnessGREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round has announced Jarrod Brooks as Vice President of Development. Bringing over 20 years of franchising experience to the position, Brooks will develop and execute 9Round’s aggressive strategic initiatives for North American franchise development as well as liaise with 9Round’s international brokers. Read More...

Life Time Pledges to Further Cut Energy Consumption and Single-Use Plastic Products in New 5-Year Sustainability Goals
Posted: April 22, 2021 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - In keeping with its healthy way of life commitment for the communities in which it operates, Life Time, one of the nation's premier omnichannel healthy lifestyle brands, has announced a set of ambitious sustainability goals to further cut energy use and plastic products in its destinations across North America. Read More...

Aly Raisman to Host Virtual “World Wellness Break”
Posted: April 22, 2021 in Chains

Club PilatesIRVINE, CA - After a year of living through the ongoing pandemic, many people are feeling its effects on their mental health. Hoping to bring more attention to the conversation around mental health and the mind-body connection, gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman is partnering with Club Pilates, the world's largest boutique Pilates brand, and Sanvello, a top-rated app for stress, anxiety, and depression based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness and wellness, to host a "World Wellness Break." Read More...

BoxUnion and TITLE Boxing Club Power Up Management Team with Industry-Leading CMO
Posted: April 21, 2021 in Chains

BoxUnionSANTA MONICA, CA - BoxUnion Holdings, the parent company to TITLE Boxing Club and BoxUnion, has announced the hiring of Josh Cole as Chief Marketing and Digital Officer to further champion the powerful omnichannel boxing fitness brands. Read More...

Midtown Athletic Clubs Partners with Club Automation
Posted: April 20, 2021 in Chains, Suppliers

Midtown Athletic ClubCHICAGO, IL and BIRMINGHAM, AL - Midtown Athletic Clubs, a world-class fitness and tennis provider with eight clubs across the U.S. and Canada, has announced a five-year partnership with Club Automation as its official member management software provider. Supported by an external software consulting company, Midtown Athletic Club sought a technology partner that would aid their mission to inspire people to transform their lives. Several platforms were evaluated across multiple criteria, including the ability to create exceptional member experiences and produce innovative solutions. Read More...

EoS Fitness Opens Brand-New Gym in Los Angeles
Posted: April 14, 2021 in Chains

EōS FitnessLOS ANGELES, CA - After nearly a year of closures for gyms across the state, EoS Fitness is thrilled to grow its presence in California, opening the doors to its brand-new gym in Hawaiian Gardens as Los Angeles residents return to fitness centers to tackle their mental and physical wellness goals. Read More...

Xponential Fitness Announces Four Brands Ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top New Franchises List
Posted: April 14, 2021 in Chains

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness, a curator of leading boutique fitness brands across nine different verticals, has announced that four of the company’s brands have ranked on Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Top New Franchises list, featuring AKT at No.77, Row House at No. 37, StretchLab at No. 49 and YogaSix at No. 42. Read More...

PF Growth Partners Making California Debut
Posted: April 12, 2021 in Chains

Planet FitnessTIMONIUM, MD - PF Growth Partners, LLC (PFGP), an award-winning franchise division of Planet Fitness, is going to “The Golden State.” In June, the Timonium, Maryland-based group is scheduled to open its first California gym in San Bruno, bringing its portfolio to 70 U.S. clubs and six Australian clubs. The 11,996-square-foot San Bruno club 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 beds, massage chairs, tanning beds, a Total Body Enhancement booth and more. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Crofton Debuts Mr. America Reality Show
Posted: April 8, 2021 in Chains

Gold's GymCROFTON, MD - As top athletes prepare to compete in the 2021 Mr. America competition, the reality show, "Mr. America's Gym. Eat. Repeat: The Road to Mr. America", provides an insider's look at the physical and emotional impacts and challenges that each experiences. Each 30-minute show is filmed in the hometowns of the six competitors, beginning on April 9 - 10, 2021 at Gold's Gym in Crofton, Maryland. Read More...

World Gym International & Champions + Legends Announce Strategic Partnership for CBD Sport Supplements
Posted: April 8, 2021 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global fitness brand and Champions + Legends, a premium manufacturer of hemp-derived CBD-based sport supplements for preparation, performance and recovery, announce a new partnership for the supply, distribution and education of the Champions & Legends product line. The partnership with Champions + Legends is one of many new initiatives World Gym International has launched to provide its franchisees and their members with the best possible fitness programming, nutritional guidance, recovery tools and supplements in the gym, at home or on the go. Read More...

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