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Blink Fitness Launches “Step Out of the Blahs and Into a Blink” Campaign to Help Members Reset
Posted: October 18, 2021 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Since the beginning of the pandemic, Blink Fitness has been on a mission to help alleviate the pandemic's impact on its members and overall community. Now, Blink is inviting the community to "Step Out of the Blahs and Into a Blink" to re-energize and reconnect with their physical and mental health, especially amidst the feeling of "languishing" that members and the broader community have reported experiencing. Read More...

National Fitness Partners Reaches Major Milestone with 100th Planet Fitness Club Opening and Acquisition of Seven New Clubs Across East Coast
Posted: October 14, 2021 in Chains

Planet FitnessCAMP HILL, PA - National Fitness Partners (NFP), a portfolio company of Argonne Capital Group, LLC (Argonne), the Atlanta-based private investment firm, announces a major achievement as the company prepares to celebrate its 100th Planet Fitness club opening this November and its recent acquisition of seven new club locations, expanding the group’s footprint along the East Coast. Read More...

Life Time Announces Closing of $702 Million Initial Public Offering
Posted: October 13, 2021 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time Group Holdings, Inc. ("Life Time") (NYSE: LTH) announces the closing of its initial public offering of 39,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $18.00 per share, resulting in total gross proceeds of $702,000,000 before deducting the underwriting discounts and other offering expenses. The shares of Life Time's common stock began trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "LTH" on October 7, 2021. Read More...

Paul Rothbard Returns to In-Shape as CEO
Posted: October 13, 2021 in Chains

In-ShapeSTOCKTON, CA - In-Shape Health Clubs, one of California’s top destinations for fitness and recreation, announced its majority shareholder and previous CEO, Paul Rothbard, has returned to the company. Having led the company for years prior to stepping up to the Board of Directors, Mr. Rothbard is excited to return to the business with fresh eyes and new experiences from his pursuits outside the industry. Read More...

World Gym Selects ASF and Club OS as Designated Software Solutions to Support Club Management and Member Relations
Posted: October 13, 2021 in Chains

World GymDENVER, CO - ASF Payment Solutions and Club OS, collectively a club management and marketing lead tracking and CRM solution for fitness clubs and gyms, announce that both solutions were selected to support World Gym International, the iconic global fitness brand. World Gym named ASF as the designated supplier for club management and billing software and Club OS as the designated supplier of customer relationship management software for their North American operations. Both ASF and Club OS are part of EverCommerce, Inc. (Nasdaq: EVCM) EverWell solutions group. Read More...

ClubCorp Partners with All Access GTE to Launch ClubLife Excursions
Posted: October 13, 2021 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - Following Collin Morikawa’s victory at the British Open, fans and viewers were able to witness Royal St. Georges and what makes traveling the globe to play different types of golf courses while experiencing new cultures so unique to the sport of golf. ClubLife Excursions powered by All Access, a new partnership between ClubCorp and All Access GTE, gives members of ClubCorp Clubs personalized journeys to play Royal St. George and a host of other worldwide bucket-list venues. Read More...

9Round Franchising, LLC Ranked In Franchise Times Top 400
Posted: October 8, 2021 in Chains

9Round: 30 Min Kickbox FitnessGREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round Franchising has been named to the Franchise Times Top 400 2021 list. 9Round ranks 305 out of 400. Previously the Top 200+, Franchise Times renamed its annual ranking of the 400 largest U.S.- based franchise systems by global systemwide sales to better encompass the biggest brands in franchising, along with promising young concepts in growth mode. Read More...

Gold’s Gym SoCal Plans to Substantially Grow and Elevate its Network by 2025, Beginning with Upcoming New Openings and Upgrades for Existing Facilities
Posted: October 7, 2021 in Chains

Gold's GymLOS ANGELES, CA - Gold's Gym SoCal has announced plans to significantly grow its network over the course of the next four years, beginning with three new gym openings set to occur by early 2022, in addition to expanding and renovating eight existing gyms between now and the close of 2022. This news follows the recent opening of a new, state-of-the-art 44,400-square-foot club in La Mirada, the 20th facility currently open and operating under Gold's Gym SoCal, the iconic global fitness brand's largest U.S. franchise group. Read More...

Retro Fitness Teams Up with Sadhguru to Enhance Physical and Mental Health
Posted: October 7, 2021 in Chains

Retro FitnessWEST PALM BEACH, FL - Retro Fitness, a leader in high-value, low-price fitness, announces that a series of yoga and meditation tools and wisdom videos designed by Sadhguru, an internationally renowned speaker, yogi, mystic and visionary, will be included in the Retro Fitness mobile app and website to support members' overall health and wellbeing. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Opens New Facility in Fort Collins, Colorado
Posted: October 6, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FitnessFORT COLLINS, CO - Crunch Franchise announces the Grand Opening of Crunch Fort Collins, Friday October 15, 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. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, Crunch Fort Collins will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, a functional training area with indoor turf, a dedicated group fitness studio, personal training, a cycling studio, HydroMassage chairs, tanning beds, sunless spray options, Kids Crunch and more. Read More...

Life Time Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering
Posted: October 6, 2021 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time Group Holdings, Inc. ("Life Time") announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 39,000,000 shares of its common stock, at a public offering price of $18.00 per share. Shares of Life Time common stock are expected to begin trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "LTH" on October 7, 2021. The offering is expected to close on October 12, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Read More...

Club Pilates Secures One of its Largest Multi-Unit Franchisee Agreements in Company History with Entrepreneur David Schuck
Posted: October 6, 2021 in Chains

Club PilatesIRVINE, CA - Club Pilates, the nation’s largest boutique Pilates brand, announced it has signed a large multi-unit, multi-regional franchise agreement with entrepreneur and existing franchise owner, David Schuck, which will expand the Pilates brand’s presence further in Houston, Dallas and Central Florida. Through this agreement, Schuck has acquired 13 open Club Pilates studios, along with licenses to open 16 additional studios, marking one of the largest deals made by an individual franchisee in the brand’s history. Club Pilates is the founding and largest brand by number of studios within the portfolio of Xponential Fitness, Inc. Read More...

Crunch Fitness and ThirdLove Partner with Pop Culture Icon Dame Olivia Newton-John to Raise Money and Awareness for Cancer Treatment Research
Posted: September 30, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness and ThirdLove are thrilled to announce the two brands have partnered with four-time Grammy winner, Dame Olivia Newton-John and Primary Wave to help raise awareness and money towards cancer treatment research, specifically drawing attention to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund. Read More...

Life Time Launches Nationwide Youth Athletic Training Program: GameFace Sport
Posted: September 29, 2021 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - With school athletic programs becoming increasingly competitive and more athletes seeking specialized training than ever before, Life Time, one of the nation's premier omnichannel healthy lifestyle brands, has launched athletic training programs across its resorts as part of its new GameFace Training offering. At most of its more than 150 destinations, Life Time is launching GameFace Sport, an athletic training fundamentals class for kids aged 8 - 13. Read More...

Volofit Opens Newest HIIT Concept Studio in Ross Township, Pennsylvania
Posted: September 28, 2021 in Chains

VolofitROSS TOWNSHIP, PA - Volofit, a breakthrough HIIT fitness concept, opened its studio doors in Ross Township, Pennsylvania. A surging national brand, Volofit is rapidly building its coast-to-coast presence in the U.S., with plans to open two additional studios this year. Read More...

In-Shape to Raise $100K For Cancer Research
Posted: September 23, 2021 in Chains

In-ShapeSTOCKTON, CA - In-Shape Health Clubs, one of California's top community destinations for health and fitness, has announced its goal to raise $100,000 this October in its 7th annual In-Shape Fights Cancer campaign. The money raised will go to local chapters of the American Cancer Society and to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and add to the $476,000 In-Shape previously raised and donated. Read More...

Life Time Brings Wellness-Focused Coworking Destination to Downtown Minneapolis as Remote Work Trend Continues Growth
Posted: September 23, 2021 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - As more companies are moving toward a hybrid work model and employees are settling into a remote work life, Life Time, one of the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brands, opened its eighth Life Time Work destination (the third in the Twin Cities) to provide a centrally-located option for members seeking to be adaptable, engaged and healthy at work. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Locations in Tallahassee, Florida and Hiram, Georgia
Posted: September 22, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTALLAHASSEE, FL and HIRAM, GA - Crunch Franchise has announced the upcoming January 2022 opening of Crunch Tallahassee, an $8 million, 55,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art equipment nestled in the capital of Florida. Crunch Tallahassee is owned by fitness veterans Brian Hibbard and John Armatas. The experienced duo already has 16 locations open nationwide, with plans to open five more Crunch clubs this year. Crunch Franchise has also announced the upcoming summer 2022 opening of Crunch Hiram, a $3 million, 23,500-square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art fitness equipment in northern Georgia. Crunch Hiram is owned by Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale, and Jeff Dotson, who combined have built more than 120 Crunch clubs. The Crunch team currently owns and operates 34 locations in Florida and Atlanta with 16 more in development. Read More...

Rumble Signs Master Franchise Agreement in Australia
Posted: September 22, 2021 in Chains

RumbleIRVINE, CA - Rumble, the boxing-inspired boutique fitness brand, announced it has recently signed a Master Franchise Agreement in Australia, which provides the Master Franchisee with the opportunity to license at least 100 Rumble studios to potential franchisees in the country over the next five years. Rumble is the newest brand to join the Xponential Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: XPOF) portfolio, which is a curator of leading boutique fitness brands across a variety of verticals with 1,839 studios open worldwide as of June 30, 2021. Read More...

Self Esteem Brands Expands Digital Agency of Record Partnership with Goodway Group
Posted: September 22, 2021 in Chains

Self Esteem BrandsPHILADELPHIA, PA - Goodway Group, a digital partner advertisers trust to deliver campaign performance and media efficiency, has expanded its Digital Agency of Record partnership with Self Esteem Brands. The growing relationship builds on Goodway Group’s success with Self Esteem Brands’ Anytime Fitness and Waxing the City. Self Esteem Brands is now bringing on Goodway Group, a recognized leader in multi-location and digital marketing, to manage local marketing efforts for franchisee owners of The Bar Method and Basecamp Fitness. Read More...

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