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Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Stuart, Florida
Posted: July 26, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseSTUART, FL - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming Spring 2022 opening of Crunch Stuart, a 38,060-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in southeast Florida. Crunch Stuart will be located in a renovated space that was formerly a Stein Mart department store. Crunch Stuart is owned by Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale, and Jeff Dotson, who together have opened 32 Crunch clubs and have 16 more currently in development. Read More...

Snap Fitness Partners with ScentAir
Posted: July 23, 2021 in Chains

Snap FitnessCHANHASSEN, MN - Snap Fitness has partnered with “scent-sational” company, ScentAir, for an exclusive fragrance in all clubs and gyms globally. The two companies worked together to create a unique blend of scents in clubs that brings fitness to life and evokes mood-boosting feelings. Read More...

World Gym Anywhere Offers Members More Fitness Options with Workouts Powered By Soulbody Fitness
Posted: July 21, 2021 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International has expanded its collection of workouts on its on-demand training platform, World Gym Anywhere, with workouts from SoulBody Fitness. World Gym Anywhere subscribers now have access to SoulBody Fitness classes like SoulBody Barre, SoulBody Unhitched, SoulBody ZenBurn and SoulBody Power. Read More...

9Round Announces CEO Award Winners at International Convention
Posted: July 21, 2021 in Chains

9Round: 30 Min Kickbox FitnessGREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round Franchising, LLC, the world’s largest kickboxing fitness franchise, recently celebrated its 2020 CEO award winners at the 9Round Virtual Convention. The 2020 CEO award winners include: Paul and Judy Dredge of McMurray, Alberta, Canada; Melissa, Teresa, Tim, Todd and Trevor Vettel of Manhattan, KS; Mauricio and Miranda Acevedo of Culver City, CA; and Gerardo Alfaro and Carlos Balas of Costa Rica. Read More...

Empire Portfolio Group, an Orangetheory Fitness Area Developer and Franchisee, Acquires Eight Studios in and the Area Development Rights to Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire
Posted: July 21, 2021 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Empire Portfolio Group ("Empire"), a leading Area Developer and Franchisee of Orangetheory Fitness, the heart-rate based interval training fitness franchise, announced it has acquired eight studios in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, along with the area development rights for those regions. This is Empire's second major acquisition this month, following its investment in four Connecticut studios earlier in July. With these acquisitions, Empire strengthens its ties to the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions with a total of more than 60 studios in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. Read More...

Mountainside Fitness Announces the Opening of Its 19th Location on September 4th in East Mesa, Arizona
Posted: July 21, 2021 in Chains

Mountainside FitnessMESA, AZ - Mountainside Fitness, Arizona’s largest locally owned fitness center is proud to announce the opening of its 19th Valley location. The new East Mesa location will officially open on Saturday, September 4, 2021. With more than 40,000-square-feet, the new Cadence location will boast three separate group fitness studios, an increased cardio platform and a strength floor with an outside workout area, as well as a large childcare area, well-appointed locker rooms and M Café among other amenities. Read More...

World Gym Commemorates 45th Anniversary with a Global Exercise Event on July 31
Posted: July 20, 2021 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic fitness brand, is celebrating its 45th Anniversary with a Global Group Exercise event called, “Gorilla Week Goes Global” on Saturday, July 31st. World Gym locations across six continents will be hosting their Group Exercise special event to celebrate the anniversary. Gyms will be posting photos and videos on their social media channels with #GorillaWeekGoesGlobal. Read More...

Blink Fitness Continues Illinois Expansion with New Gym in North Riverside
Posted: July 19, 2021 in Chains

Blink FitnessRIVERSIDE, IL - Residents in North Riverside seeking a new fitness option will soon be able to enjoy a premium-quality, affordable fitness experience, as Blink Fitness will open a new gym in the state of Illinois. The club will open the doors to its much-anticipated location on Monday, July 26. Blink Fitness North Riverside will feature state-of-the-art equipment for every fitness level, including cardio machines, strength equipment, dumbbells and designated areas for stretching, HIIT, body weight training and more. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in St. Petersburg, Florida
Posted: July 15, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseST. PETERSBURG, FL - Crunch Franchise has announced the upcoming December 2021 opening of Crunch St. Petersburg, a 40,280-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Crunch St. Petersburg is owned by Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale and Jeff Dotson, creating an ownership team with more than 100+ years of experience in the fitness industry. Read More...

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Announces Hollywood Studio Opening With Boxing Legend Floyd Mayweather to Host
Posted: July 15, 2021 in Chains

Mayweather Boxing + FitnessLOS ANGELES, CA - Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, a group fitness and boxing experience created by legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather, has announced the Grand Opening of its Hollywood Studio, hosted by Mayweather himself. Grand Opening activities include a red-carpet event and the opportunity to train with Mayweather in their signature fitness and boxing classes held throughout the day. The Studio will open on July 24, 2021. Read More...

ClubCorp Names New BigShots Golf Chief Operating Officer
Posted: July 15, 2021 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubCorp — The World Leader in Private Clubs — has appointed TJ Schier as Chief Operating Officer of BigShots Golf, its growing, cutting-edge golf and entertainment concept that features games for all ages, elevated dining and a unique, tech-driven experience. Read More...

Workout Anytime Announces Promotions to Provide Enhanced Support for both New and Existing Franchisees
Posted: July 14, 2021 in Chains

Workout AnytimeALPHARETTA, GA - Workout Anytime’s “think big, keep it simple and do it with integrity” motto has made it one of the most successful brands in the fitness space, with more than 160 units across the U.S. The brand’s continued growth is due in part to its focus on franchisee support, and now, it is continuing to put franchisees first with the promotion of two executives, Dennis Holcom and Wanda Johnson, who are working closely together to ensure Workout Anytime’s franchise owners have the resources they need to thrive. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Franchisee and Developer, Empire Portfolio Group, Acquires Four Studios in Connecticut
Posted: July 13, 2021 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Empire Portfolio Group ("Empire"), a leading Area Developer and Franchisee of Orangetheory Fitness, the heart-rate based interval training fitness franchise, announced it has acquired four studios in Fairfield, Norwalk, Westport and Shelton, CT. With these Connecticut acquisitions, Empire strengthens its ties in the tri-state region with a total of more than 40 studios in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Fort Collins, Colorado
Posted: July 7, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseFORT COLLINS, CO - Crunch Franchise announces the November 2021 opening of Crunch Fort Collins, a $5 million, 40,000-square-foot fitness facility in the heart of Colorado. Crunch Fort Collins is owned by seasoned fitness veterans Brian Hibbard and John Armatas, who own 18 additional Crunch locations nationwide for Fitness Ventures. The new Crunch will be located in a renovated space formerly occupied by Miramont Fitness, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Read More...

Snap Fitness Honored with Franchise Innovation Award
Posted: July 7, 2021 in Chains

Snap FitnessCHANHASSEN, MN - Snap Fitness has received a 2021 Franchise Innovation Award from Franchise Innovation Media for the company's "MOVE with Snap Fitness at Home" challenge. Little was known about COVID-19 at the start of 2020. Yet, by mid-March, the U.S. was in total quarantine, and clubs and fitness centers went into full lockdown. Snap Fitness offered a 28-day challenge in the spring to not only incentivize their members but also bring services to people who were without a gym family altogether. Read More...

Life Time Athletic Resort Experience Opens at Northshore Mall in Massachusetts
Posted: July 2, 2021 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBOSTON, MA - As shopping centers continue their evolution to meet the changing lifestyle needs of consumers, Life Time, one of the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brands, is bringing its luxury athletic resort experience as a new major tenant to Northshore Mall, a Simon property, located in Peabody, MA. Life Time Northshore is open now as a first-of-its-kind destination in the Greater Boston area with three floors covering 120,000-square-feet all related to health, exercise, wellness and community, along with an expansive outdoor aquatic center complete with a leisure pool, water slides, spa, resort-style seating and a bistro. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Auburn, Alabama
Posted: July 1, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseAUBURN, AL - Crunch Franchise announces the November 2021 opening of Crunch Auburn, a $5 million, 40,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Alabama's fastest-growing metropolitan area. The new location will be located in a renovated space that combines an old Office Depot and Pier One in the Market Square Shopping Center. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, Crunch Auburn will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, a training area with indoor turf, group fitness and cycling studios, HydroMassage chairs, tanning beds, sunless spray options, Kids Crunch and more. Read More...

Workout Anytime Hosts Industry’s First Conference of 2021
Posted: June 30, 2021 in Chains

Workout AnytimeALPHARETTA, GA - Workout Anytime, a leader in the fitness industry with more than 180 units across the country, hosted its annual franchise conference called, “The Year of Awesome,” June 25 to June 27 in Alpharetta, Georgia. More than 300 Workout Anytime franchise and vendor partners attended the conference, which focused on digital marketing strategies in a post-COVID landscape. This included educational breakouts and sessions surrounding best practices. Read More...

Planet Fitness Awards $150,000 In Scholarships To 30 Boys & Girls Clubs Of America Teens For Their Efforts To Promote A Kinder And More Inclusive World
Posted: June 30, 2021 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, has announced the recipients of its annual Judgement Free Generation scholarships, which recognize teens for their commitment to promoting inclusion, acceptance and kindness in their communities. Thirty deserving Boys & Girls Clubs of America teens were each awarded $5,000 for their inspiring efforts to create a brighter, more accepting future, of which nearly two-thirds (63%) of recipients will be first-generation college students. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Announces Newest Location in Sparks, Nevada
Posted: June 28, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FitnessSPARKS, NV - Crunch Fitness has announced the August 2021 opening of Crunch Sparks, a 35,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Sparks, Nevada. Owned by local father-son duo, John and Tyler Shepanek, Crunch Sparks is the third location in their Crunch gym portfolio, as they recently opened their first club in Southern Nevada in North Las Vegas and a second in Reno at the Meadowood Mall with plans to expand across the Silver State. Read More...

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