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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in West Cobb, Georgia
Posted: September 15, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseWEST COBB, GA - Crunch Franchise has announced the upcoming June 2022 opening of Crunch West Cobb, a 32,000-square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art fitness equipment nestled in the heart of Marietta, Georgia. Crunch West Cobb 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. The Crunch team currently owns and operates 34 locations in Florida and Atlanta. Read More...

World Gym International Adds Franchises in Two New Texas Markets
Posted: September 15, 2021 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global fitness brand, has big plans for Texas. World Gym has signed franchise agreements for brand new gyms in Kyle and Cleburne, Texas. The two new gyms join World Gyms in Ingram Park in San Antonio, Beaumont, North Dowlen, Texas City, Burleson and a previously announced gym in Houston. World Gym Kyle will be owned and operated by Leyon Greene, a former professor of meteorology who saw the pandemic as an opportunity to go into business for himself while doing something he loved. Greene is currently scouting locations for his World Gym and hopes to be open in just a few months. Read More...

VASA Fitness Expands to Wisconsin and Illinois Later This Year
Posted: September 15, 2021 in Chains

VASA FitnessDENVER, CO - VASA Fitness has announced it will open three new clubs in Illinois and Wisconsin between November 2021 and January 2022, the first in these states. VASA’s clubs in Illinois will be located in Villa Park and Joliet. VASA’s first Wisconsin location will be located in New Berlin. VASA is actively hiring team members for these new locations. VASA employees get to work in a fun, uplifting environment, helping make positive changes in members’ lives every day. Read More...

Planet Fitness To Celebrate Grand Opening Of New “Judgement Free” Club In Elizabethton, Tennessee
Posted: September 8, 2021 in Chains

Planet FitnessELIZABETHTON, TN - Planet Fitness, 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 grand opening for its new club in Elizabethton on Wednesday, September 15. The grand opening will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:00 PM with the Planet Fitness team, representatives from the Elizabethton Carter County Chamber of Commerce and local officials. The new club offers state of the art cardio machines and strength equipment, 30-Minute Express Circuit, numerous flat screen televisions, fully equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers and more. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces New Location in Parrish, Florida
Posted: August 27, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchisePARRISH, FL - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming spring 2023 opening of Crunch Parrish, a 28,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities on the western coast of Florida. Crunch Parrish is owned by Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale and Jeff Dotson, who combined have built more than 120 Crunch clubs. They currently own and operate 32 Crunch locations with 10+ more in development across the east coast. Read More...

EoS Fitness Kicks Operations into High Gear, Opens Three New Gyms this Month
Posted: August 26, 2021 in Chains

EōS FitnessCARLSBAD, CA - With a growing population across the country prioritizing health and overall wellness, people are increasingly seeking forward-thinking fitness centers with comprehensive offerings that go beyond the basics to help them reach their fitness and wellness goals. EoS Fitness is answering this call and raising the bar for gymgoers of all levels with the opening of three new signature High Value, Low Price gyms in three different states this month. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Posted: August 18, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMECHANICSBURG, PA - Crunch Franchise has announced the upcoming October 2021 opening of Crunch Mechanicsburg, a $4 million, 28,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in the West Shore region of Pennsylvania. Crunch Mechanicsburg is owned by fitness industry veteran Chad Smith. Read More...

RSG Group Announces New Concept Fitness Club ‘HEIMAT’
Posted: August 18, 2021 in Chains

RSG GroupLOS ANGELES, CA - RSG Group, a global leader in the fitness and lifestyle sector, announces the launch of its concept fitness club, HEIMAT. Set to unveil its global flagship location in Los Angeles later this year, HEIMAT will redefine the fitness lifestyle for the modern sophisticate with a holistic day-to-night fitness, wellness, culinary and cultural concept all under one roof. Read More...

Life Time Opens First of its Kind, 1.2-Million-Square-Foot, Live, Work, Play, Stay Development in Coral Gables
Posted: August 11, 2021 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCORAL GABLES, FL - For busy, health-minded, highly discerning consumers seeking the ultimate in convenience and luxury, Life Time Coral Gables, will transform healthy living as they know it. Conceptualized by Life Time, one of the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brands, the more than $500 million, 14-story, 1.2 million-square-foot development seamlessly integrates where consumers live, work, play and stay as a first-of-its-kind destination centered around the Company's iconic athletic resort. Read More...

Planet Fitness To Expand Global Footprint In Mexico
Posted: August 9, 2021 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, has announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with Fitness Para Todos, S. de. R.L. de C.V. ("FPT"), to accelerate growth and dramatically expand its footprint in Mexico with the development of a minimum of 80 new stores over the next five years. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Posted: August 5, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMURFREESBORO, TN - Crunch Franchise has announced the upcoming winter 2021 opening of Crunch Murfreesboro, a $5 million, 40,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities nestled in the community. Crunch Murfreesboro is owned by seasoned fitness veterans Brian Hibbard and John Armatas. This will be their 19th location nationwide and their second in Tennessee. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Second Location in St. Petersburg, Florida
Posted: July 30, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseST. PETERSBURG, FL - Crunch Franchise has announced the upcoming December 2022 opening of Crunch Tyrone, a 25,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities nestled in the St. Petersburg community. Crunch Tyrone is owned by Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale and Jeff Dotson, who combined have more than 100 years of experience in the fitness industry. This is the second Crunch facility they are opening in St. Petersburg. Read More...

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