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Crunch Franchise Announces Memphis, Tennessee Expansion
Posted: August 9, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMEMPHIS, TN - Crunch Franchise announces it will be expanding throughout the Memphis trade area with its first location being placed in White Station. Crunch White Station will be a $5 million, 50,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art equipment. Crunch White Station will be the largest gym in Memphis. Construction has already begun, and this location is scheduled to open this fall. Crunch Fitness White Station is owned by Fitness Ventures, LLC, the fastest growing franchisee in the Crunch system, and owns locations throughout the U.S. Read More...

Planet Fitness Promotes Jamie Medeiros to Chief Brand Officer
Posted: August 9, 2022 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT) (the "Company"), announces that Jamie Medeiros, Vice President of National Marketing, has been promoted to Chief Brand Officer. Ms. Medeiros, a 22-year Company veteran, will lead the brand strategy and work collaboratively with agencies and across the organization to ensure the brand vision comes to life through national and local marketing strategy, creative, brand marketing sponsorships and activations, and social media. She will report directly to Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer. Read More...

Xponential Fitness Signs Deal for CycleBar in Japan
Posted: August 9, 2022 in Chains

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: XPOF), the largest global franchisor of boutique fitness brands, announces it has signed a Master Franchise Agreement in Japan for CycleBar, the world’s largest indoor cycling brand. The agreement, signed with Xponential’s Master Franchisee for Club Pilates in Japan, gives the Master Franchisee the opportunity to license at least 30 CycleBar studios in Japan over the next 10 years. Read More...

YouFit Gyms Hosts Charity Indoor Pickleball Tournament at Four South Florida Locations Benefiting Cancer Research Institute
Posted: August 8, 2022 in Chains

YouFit GymsDEERFIELD BEACH, FL - YouFit Gyms, the popular nationwide fitness chain, on National Pickleball Day, announced a Charity Pickleball Tournament taking place on September 17 - 18, 2022 at four South Florida locations. As part of the gym's YouFit Lifts initiative, a community focused program that partners with, and supports, local charities and nonprofit organizations in the communities surrounding their 80 locations across the country, the Pickleball Tournament will donate all funds raised to the Cancer Research Institute in honor of longtime employee, David Sarner, who recently lost his battle to the disease. Read More...

Regymen Fitness Sets Sights on Little Rock for Expansion
Posted: August 4, 2022 in Chains

Regymen FitnessLITTLE ROCK, AK - Regymen Fitness, a boutique gym offering an array of workouts with the technology to support its success, announces their plans to expand into the Little Rock market. Regymen Fitness currently has 20 locations throughout North America. Read More...

American Specialty Health Named One of Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness
Posted: July 28, 2022 in Chains

American Specialty HealthSAN DIEGO, CA - American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) has been named one of the nation's Best and Brightest Companies in Wellness for 2022 by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). The distinction recognizes companies that promote employee wellbeing, worksite health and wellness. The company's San Diego office had earned six consecutive regional wellness wins in prior years; this marks ASH's first national win for this wellness award. Read More...

Sentinel Capital Partners Acquires Bandon Holdings
Posted: July 28, 2022 in Chains

Anytime FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising midmarket companies, announces its acquisition of Bandon Holdings, the largest franchisee in the Anytime Fitness family. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More...

World Gym Introduces Innovative, New Gym Model with Game Changing, Next Generation Features
Posted: July 27, 2022 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - With over 230 franchise locations on six continents, World Gym International, the iconic, globally recognized fitness franchise brand, with its roots tracing back to the early days of Muscle Beach, has announced the introduction of an innovative, new strength-only gym: "World Gym Legacy." The format is designed to meet the growing needs of today's consumer, while also providing new and existing franchisees with an attractive, smaller-sized footprint and strong unit economics. Read More...

Athlete Finish Concludes Successful Weekend-Long Celebration of Verizon New York City Triathlon, Owned and Produced by Life Time
Posted: July 27, 2022 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyNEW YORK, N.Y. - Despite a record-breaking heat wave in New York City, more than 1,600 athletes jumped in the Hudson River to compete in the 20th running of the Verizon New York City Triathlon, owned and produced by Life Time. Competitors ranging in age from 14 - 81 took part in the annual summer endurance event that has captivated the Tri-State area since the race's initial competition in August 2001. Read More...

Crunch Franchise and Undefeated Tribe Announce New Location in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posted: July 25, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTULSA, OK - Crunch Franchise and Undefeated Tribe announce the planned opening of a new $4.5 million, 30,000-square foot, 24/7 gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The modern, expansive club will begin pre-selling memberships this winter. Read More...

Workout Anytime Signs 20-Unit Deal to Bring New Clubs to Four States
Posted: July 25, 2022 in Chains

Workout AnytimeATLANTA, GA - Workout Anytime, a 180-plus-unit leader in the fitness industry, has signed an agreement to bring 20 new locations to markets in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida. This multi-unit development deal, which was signed in partnership with Phenomenal Gyms, LLC, comes as the fast-growing fitness franchise is outpacing its ambitious goal to sign 40 units by the end of the year. In the first quarter of the year alone, Workout Anytime signed deals for 27 clubs. Read More...

Xponential Fitness Brands Row House and Rumble Boxing Partner with C4 Energy to Fuel Fitness Enthusiasts Across the Country
Posted: July 25, 2022 in Chains

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Row House and Rumble, two of Xponential Fitness’ (NYSE: XPOF) powerhouse brands, announces that C4 Energy, one of the fastest-growing energy drink brands in the United States, is their new energy drink partner. Created by Nutrabolt, the Human Performance Company, C4 Energy, and C4 Smart Energy will now be available at participating studios nationwide. Read More...

U.S. Department of Energy Honors Life Time for Energy Reduction Initiatives
Posted: July 22, 2022 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized Life Time (NYSE: LTH), the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brand, for the company's energy efficiency improvements across nearly 160 athletic country clubs nationwide. DOE staff and Life Time leaders toured the company's Chanhassen, Minnesota club to see firsthand the technologies and procedures that helped Life Time increase its energy efficiency by 38% across more than 16 million square feet of building space. Read More...

Planet Fitness Opens Newest Club in Martinsville, Indiana
Posted: July 20, 2022 in Chains

Planet FitnessMARTINSVILLE, IN - Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, announces the grand opening of its newest club in Martinsville, Indiana. Planet Fitness is celebrating the grand opening on Friday, July 29, with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Kenneth Costin and the Martinsville Chamber of Commerce starting at 3:00 p.m. During the celebration, Planet Fitness will donate $2,500 to the Indy Honor Flights, a local non-profit organization that honors Indiana veterans for their service and sacrifice. Read More...

Active Wellness COO, Michele Wong, Named on The Top 25 Women Leaders in Consumer HealthTech of 2022
Posted: July 20, 2022 in Chains

Active WellnessSAN FRANCISCO, CA - Active Wellness COO, Michele Wong, has been recognized as one of The Top 25 Women Leaders in Consumer HealthTech of 2022. The awardees on this year’s list represent some of the most innovative companies in the healthcare technology space. They provide their organizations with steady leadership and deep knowledge in their respective specialties, piloting their companies through ever-changing market conditions with an unwavering focus on customer needs. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Announces First Location in Arkansas
Posted: July 19, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FitnessFAYETTEVILLE, AR - Crunch Fitness announces the upcoming winter launch of Crunch Fayetteville, a franchise club located in a spacious, $5 million, 55,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. This will be the first Crunch location in Arkansas. Crunch Fayetteville is owned by partners John Armatas and Brian Hibbard, Chief Executive Officer for Fitness Ventures LLC, which owns and operates Crunch Fitness locations across the U.S. Crunch Fayetteville will be Fitness Ventures' 27th location nationwide. Read More...

Fitness Premier 24/7 Clubs Welcomes New Chief Operations Officer Josh Hettiger
Posted: July 19, 2022 in Chains

Fitness Premier 24/7MANHATTAN, IL - Fitness Premier 24/7 announces the appointment of Josh Hettiger to Chief Operations Officer. As COO, Hettiger will handle franchise development and other growth efforts for the brand. Fitness Premier is unlike other fitness concepts in the market as they are not quite a boutique model but also do not follow the big-box gym model. This, along with the general flexibility of the brand’s leadership, allows franchisees to develop a model that works for them, their goals and available resources. Read More...

Regymen Fitness Continues to Expand Its National Footprint, Announcing Upcoming Monroe Location
Posted: July 18, 2022 in Chains

Regymen FitnessMONROE, LA - Regymen Fitness, a boutique gym offering an array of workouts with the technology to support its success, is continuing its rapid national expansion, announcing their newest location in the Bayou State, opening in Monroe. The brand’s newest location is expected to open in Q3 of 2022 and will be led by Louisiana native, Kenny O’Neil. Read More...

Life Time Reaches 30 Years of Inspiring Health and Happiness
Posted: July 15, 2022 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time (NYSE: LTH), the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brand, opened its first club in a Brooklyn Park, Minnesota strip mall 30 years ago. Much has occurred over three decades, including extraordinary growth of the company, which now offers nearly 160 athletic country clubs encompassing 16-million square feet across 41 major markets in the U.S. and Canada, and the development of a complete omnichannel Healthy Way of Life ecosystem. Over this time, Life Time has served millions of people and more than one billion visits, been part of incredible stories of personal achievement and life-altering events and grown an amazing community of like-minded people seeking health and happiness. Read More...

YouFit Gyms Named Official Gym of University of Miami Athletics
Posted: July 15, 2022 in Chains

YouFit GymsDEERFIELD BEACH, FL - YouFit Gyms, a popular nationwide fitness chain, announces a partnership with University of Miami Athletics as the Official Gym of the Miami Hurricanes. The partnership has begun and will continue throughout the 2022 - 2023 football and basketball seasons. Read More...

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