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TG The Gym’s First Deadlift Challenge Benefits the Mitchell Thorp Foundation
Posted: August 23, 2022 in Chains

TG The GymSAN DIEGO, CA - TG The Gym has partnered with the Mitchell Thorp Foundation for over 10 years, helping directly and indirectly raise over $1M to assist children suffering from life threatening diseases and disorders. TG partners in 5K run/walks, annual youth baseball tournament, and on August 20, 2022, the first TG The Gym Deadlift Challenge - "Every Rep Matters." Read More...

Sportime Clubs to Take Over Port Washington Tennis Academy
Posted: August 18, 2022 in Chains

Sportime: Tennis. Fitness. Multisport.LONG ISLAND, N.Y. - The famed Port Washington Tennis Academy (PWTA) on Long Island will soon be under new ownership and is being managed by Sportime. Hornig Capital Partners (HCP) has an agreement to purchase the iconic PWTA, with Sportime Clubs, LLC set to run the day-to-day operations of the club, as Sportime Port Washington, for a minimum of 25 years. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Laredo, Texas
Posted: August 17, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseLAREDO, TX - Crunch Franchise announces the expansion in Texas with the Grand Opening of Crunch Laredo, a $5 million, 40,000-square-foot fitness facility in the heart of Laredo. Crunch Fitness Laredo is owned by Fitness Ventures, LLC, the fastest growing franchisee in the Crunch system, and owns locations throughout the U.S. Read More...

Blink Fitness to Offer Free Hypnosis
Posted: August 17, 2022 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Launching on September 12th, Blink Fitness is introducing Gymnosis, a series of complimentary in-gym and virtual hypnosis sessions to help people get, and stay, motivated to workout. Anyone, regardless of whether they are a current Blink member or not can try a Gymnosis session to overcome exercise aversions and see how changing their mindset may help change their life. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Announces Franchisee of the Year
Posted: August 16, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FitnessAMELIA ISLAND, FL - Crunch Fitness announced The Undefeated Tribe as its "Franchisee of the Year" at this year's annual Crunch Franchise Convention held at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Held from July 31 to August 4, the annual Convention unites Crunch Franchise owners, club managers and teams, and vendors to share best practices, network and learn from one another. The 2022 event was attended by more than 45 franchise groups and 600 people. Read More...

9Round Fitness Announces 2022 – 2023 Franchise Advisory Council Members
Posted: August 15, 2022 in Chains

9Round: 30 Min Kickbox FitnessGREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round, the world’s largest kickboxing franchise, announces the franchisees selected to serve on the company’s 2022 - 2023 Franchise Advisory Council (“FAC”). The council facilitates constructive, open and two-way communication between the management of 9Round Franchising, LLC and 9Round’s North American network of franchise owners. Members of the 2022-2023 FAC include... Read More...

Life Time Opens Rooftop Beach Club, Full-Service Spa and Cafe in Downtown Palm Beach Gardens
Posted: August 11, 2022 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyPALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - Shopping at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens takes on a new spin as Life Time (NYSE: LTH), one of the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brands, opens its four-story, 136,000 square-foot Life Time Palm Beach Gardens athletic country club. The new location marks the company's fourth in South Florida as it continues its expansion and will be followed by the opening of Life Time Miami at The Falls in early 2023. Read More...

VASA Fitness Earns 2022 Great Place to Work Certification
Posted: August 10, 2022 in Chains

VASA FitnessDENVER, CO - VASA Fitness is proud to be Certified by Great Place to Work. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at VASA. This year, 81% of employees said it’s a great place to work, 24% points higher than the average U.S. company. Great Place to Work is a global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Launches Personalized MaxHR Technology at Studios Nationwide
Posted: August 10, 2022 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory Fitness announces the launch of the brand's proprietary Orangetheory Personalized Maximum Heart Rate (Personalized MaxHR) algorithm. With the introduction of MaxHR, Orangetheory tracks members' peak heart rates in classes over a period of time and uses that number to generate a member's personal maximum heart rate, ensuring the data literally doesn't miss a beat. This allows coaches to estimate exercise intensity, helping further guide members on when to push further or pull back, ultimately leading to a more customized and impactful workout. Read More...

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...

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