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Bay Club Continues to Deliver on Growth Strategy With Bay Area Country Club Acquisition
Posted: August 31, 2023 in Chains

Bay ClubSAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Bay Club Company ("Bay Club") announces the first milestone that underscores a continued growth plan along the West Coast–the acquisition of Crow Canyon Country Club ("Crow Canyon"). Crow Canyon's acquisition and subsequent expansion mark a pivotal step forward as Bay Club embarks on a significant trajectory of growth. By year-end, the company's footprint will expand to encompass more than 25 locations, including 11 Campuses, 135,000 members and a workforce exceeding 4,000 employees. Read More...

Crunch Franchisee, Fitness Holdings Northeast, Acquires Aspen Athletic Clubs, Growing the Franchise to 40 Locations
Posted: August 7, 2023 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseGREENWICH, CT - Fitness Holdings LLC, Crunch Fitness’ largest franchisee in the Northeast, announces the acquisition of Aspen Athletic Clubs in New York. The two clubs are spacious 30,000 square foot gyms offering premier state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. The clubs will be a great addition to Fitness Holdings’ portfolio and growth strategy to own and operate 60 clubs by the end of year 2024. Read More...

Crunch Franchisee Announces Purchase of Two New Locations in Dallas, Texas
Posted: July 12, 2023 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Franchisee, CR Fitness Holdings, announces the purchase of two new gyms in Allen and North Richland Hills in Dallas, Texas. Formerly big-box gyms operating under a different brand, these locations will be taken over as Crunch gyms on August 1 and will join CR Fitness' roster of 50 gyms across Texas, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. CR Fitness is owned by Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale, and Jeff Dotson, who together, have more than 150 years of experience in the fitness industry. CR Fitness has doubled in growth over the last several years with plans to build fifteen to twenty new clubs per year. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Acquires Iconic Tulsa Tennis Facility
Posted: June 8, 2023 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsTULSA, OK - Genesis Health Clubs announces the acquisition of RH91 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, effective immediately. The club, now known as Genesis Health Clubs – Riverside, represents the 64th in the ever-growing Genesis portfolio, and its 19th tennis facility. The transition to Genesis allows former RH91 members immediate access to Genesis’ other four Tulsa-area facilities, South Tulsa, Midtown Tulsa, Broken Arrow, and Woodland Hills, at no extra charge, along with over 60 other locations across the nation. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Set For Big Bet On Volleyball With Volleyball Beach Acquisition
Posted: May 17, 2023 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsKANSAS CITY, KO - Genesis Health Clubs, the largest privately-owned fitness company in the nation, with over 20 locations in the greater Kansas City area, announces they have acquired Volleyball Beach, a popular destination for volleyball enthusiasts in Kansas City. Volleyball Beach offers 14 outdoor sand volleyball courts, eight of which become indoor air-dome courts in the winter for year-round recreational and competitive leagues and tournaments. Read More...

Harbour Island Athletic Club in Tampa and Atlanta’s Athletic Club Northeast to Become Life Time Athletic Country Clubs
Posted: April 7, 2023 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time (NYSE: LTH), one of the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brands, announces it has entered into new and extended long-term leases with RMR Group for the Harbour Island Athletic Club in Tampa, Florida and Atlanta's Athletic Club Northeast in North Druid Hills. Both clubs closed earlier this year and will reopen as Life Time athletic country clubs in the coming months, offering Life Time's comprehensive array Healthy Way of Life programs and services for everyone seeking healthy, active lives. Read More...

EoS Fitness Acquires Texans Fit Gym Chain, Hits Milestone of 75 Open Gyms Nationwide
Posted: April 6, 2023 in Chains

EōS FitnessDALLAS, TX - EoS Fitness, a national fitness brand rapidly expanding, increased its Texas presence overnight bringing its national footprint to 75 open gyms with the acquisition of Houston-based Texans Fit, a five-gym chain founded by the Houston Texans and fitness company M6 Football. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Enters Louisville Market, Acquires Two Iconic Lousiville Tennis Institutions
Posted: February 28, 2023 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsLOUISVILLE, KY - Genesis Health Clubs announces the acquisition of the Blairwood Tennis, Swim & Fitness Club and the Louisville Tennis Club, effective immediately. The clubs, now known as Genesis Health Clubs - Blairwood and Genesis Health Clubs - Louisville Tennis Club, represent the 62nd and 63rd clubs, and Kentucky is now the 8th state in which Genesis operates. Read More...

YouFit Gyms Announces Multimillion Dollar Investment Into Locations; Sells Texas Locations to Retro Fitness
Posted: January 12, 2023 in Chains

YouFit GymsDEERFIELD BEACH, FL - YouFit Gyms, the popular nationwide fitness chain, announces its plans for a multimillion-dollar investment to further enhance their 70+ locations for their members. In addition to the investment YouFit Gyms is making, they recently agreed to sell the YouFit Gyms Texas locations to Retro Fitness. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Enters Orlando Market, Makes Major Acquisition
Posted: December 20, 2022 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsORLANDO, FL - Genesis Health Clubs and MVP Sports Clubs announce the sale of the RDV Sportsplex from MVP to Genesis. Since 1998, the 365,000-square-foot facility has served as one of the most unique and comprehensive multi-purpose health and athletic facilities in the country. The acquisition includes RDV Athletic Club, RDV Ice Den and onsite office spaces. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Sells Six Sacramento-Area Clubs to JEM Wellness Brands
Posted: December 19, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness announces the sale of six company-owned gyms across the Sacramento area to JEM Wellness Brands, a first-in-class health and wellness franchise concept operator. Club locations include Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Granite Bay, Howe Ave., and Rocklin, all of which are part of a significant commitment on behalf of JEM to develop and open 75 additional clubs by 2032. Read More...

New York Sports Club (NYSC) Announces the Acquisition of Fhitting Room
Posted: October 18, 2022 in Chains

New York Sports ClubsNEW YORK, N.Y. - New York Sports Club ("NYSC" or the "Company") and its family of brands, one of the largest privately held fitness operators in the U.S., announces the acquisition of Fhitting Room, a leading NYC based boutique fitness brand. As part of the acquisition, Fhitting Room founder Kari Saitowitz, a prominent marketing executive and brand strategist whose held leadership roles at Pepsi and American Express, was named Chief Marketing & Creative Officer for NYSC. Read More...

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Acquires KickHouse Franchise System
Posted: October 17, 2022 in Chains

Mayweather Boxing + FitnessDALLAS, TX - MW Fitness Holdings, LLC, the parent company of Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, announces it has acquired KickHouse Fitness, LLC, a leading kickboxing franchise system. The transaction combines the 65 current Mayweather Boxing + Fitness franchise locations with the 26 KickHouse franchise locations into a single group under MW Fitness Holdings, LLC, offering the opportunity to enhance franchisee systems and infrastructure across all areas of both businesses. Read More...

acac Timonium is Becoming Coppermine Fitness Beginning November 1, 2022
Posted: October 6, 2022 in Chains

acacTIMONIUM, MD - acac announces that beginning November 1, acac Timonium will be joining the Coppermine Fitness family. Coppermine has several facilities in and around Baltimore for active-lifestyle adults, youth sports and families, that include five fitness facilities and thirteen athletic programming facilities in the Maryland region. Read More...

Fitness Ventures LLC Acquires T&N Investments LLC and their Four Crunch Fitness Locations in Louisville Kentucky, Growing the Franchise to 35 Locations
Posted: October 4, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FitnessORLANDO, FL - Fitness Ventures LLC, one of Crunch Fitness’ fastest growing franchisees, announces the acquisition of all four of the Louisville, Kentucky Crunch Fitness locations. The acquisition fast tracks Fitness Ventures already aggressive growth, with plans to open around 15 locations per year for the foreseeable future. Read More...

Planet Fitness Franchise Group, Excel Fitness, Acquires 14 Locations in Virginia and North Carolina From Local Franchisee
Posted: August 25, 2022 in Chains

Planet FitnessVIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Excel Fitness, a franchisee of Planet Fitness, announces its acquisition of 14 Planet Fitness locations in the Hampton Roads region of Eastern Virginia from the KSMA group, owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Ken and Sharree Ryder, their son Michael Barnes and daughter Amanda Williamson. This deal brings Excel's club count to 107 and includes development rights to bring six more locations to the Virginia market over the next five years. 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...

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...

Altamont Capital Partners Exits Investment in Excel Fitness, a Leading Planet Fitness Franchisee
Posted: June 13, 2022 in Chains

Planet FitnessPALO ALTO, CA - After six years of partnership with Excel Fitness, Altamont Capital Partners has exited its investment with a sale of the company to Olympus Partners. As part of that transaction, completed last month, Excel's management team and founders, along with Altamont, established a bonus pool that provided every employee at the company, more than 1,500 individuals, with a payment at closing, in recognition of their contributions. Read More...

CR Fitness Holdings Acquires Crunch Ballantyne in North Carolina and Crunch Frisco in Texas, Growing the Franchise to 40 Locations
Posted: June 1, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTAMPA, FL - CR Fitness, Crunch Fitness’ largest franchisee in the Southeast, announced the acquisition of Crunch Ballantyne in Charlotte, North Carolina and Crunch Frisco in Frisco, Texas. CR Fitness currently owns and operates 40 locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas. The company is owned by Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale and Jeff Dotson, who together have more than 100 years of experience in the fitness industry. Read More...

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