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Orangetheory Fitness Goes PINK This October »

October 01, 2014 at 10:23AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

Award-Winning Fitness Franchise Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - To show its support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, is turning pink this October. Known for its signature Orange Gear, the company created a line of limited edition Orange goes Pink retail items that are now available for purchase online or in studio. A portion of each item sold will be donated to support breast cancer research.
"We are known across the country for being Orange, but all of October we are committed to turning pink!" said Carmine DeChiara, marketing director at Orangetheory Fitness. "To help spread awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness month, we encourage our members and guests to turn their local OTF studios pink all month long by representing with our limited edition Orange goes Pink gear...

Childcare Franchise Rainbow Academy Rebrands As Lightbridge Academy Ahead Of Regional Growth »

October 01, 2014 at 10:03AM PDT | Source: Lightbridge Academy

October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // Piscataway, N.J. – Rainbow Academy early learning centers, a New Jersey-based early childcare education franchise with more than 16 locations in operation, has unveiled its new name and branding as Lightbridge Academy as the company prepares to open new centers.
The company, which was originally founded in 1997, announced the change to Lightbridge Academy ahead of a substantial growth phase, with almost 40 child care centers under development in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia over the next two years. The new brand will help differentiate the company and highlight its commitment to providing an innovative child care solution to working families.
"We wanted the new brand to reflect the values that have established us as an innovator in the child care industry and help us stand out as we continue to grow," said Guy Falzarano, president and CEO of Lightbridge Academy...

Spend Ten, Get Tons: Planet Fitness Announces 10-Day $10 Sale »

October 01, 2014 at 8:29AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

Oct. 1 through Oct. 10, join Planet Fitness for just $10 down and then $10 a month
NEWINGTON, N.H. - Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - With 10/10 only 10 days away, Planet Fitness is offering a perfect 10 of a membership offer. Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, has announced the return of its October membership sale, available for a limited time at participating locations nationwide. Today through October 10, people can join Planet Fitness clubs for just $10 down and then $10 a month.
Planet Fitness prides itself on extremely affordable memberships and a unique Judgement Free Zone® unlike any other gym, where members experience a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment...

Gold's Gym Largo Wins Best New Gym In The U.S. At 2014 Gold's Gym Convention »

September 30, 2014 at 7:10AM PDT | Source: Gold's Gym

LARGO, Md., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority on health and fitness, announced today that its independently owned and operated Largo, MD location was awarded Gold's Gym's 2014 Best New Gym of the Year Award. This coveted award is voted on by the brand's Awards Committee, which includes leadership from the Gold's Gym Franchise Association (GGFA), Gold's Gym executives, and domestic and international franchisee representatives.
The Largo club was selected for the esteemed award based on a variety of factors, including:

Design of the club, featuring an open floor layout
Its electric, yet welcoming atmosphere
World-class amenities including a cardio cinema, group exercise classes, functional training, and classic free weights
Community outreach efforts and partnerships
High level of service

"We are truly honored by this recognition, especially knowing how many deserving, excellent facilities we were up against for the win," said Bruce Ebel, representative for the ownership group for Gold's Gym Largo...

Kinderdance Expands In India »

September 29, 2014 at 12:00PM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

Kinderdance® India Awards New Subfranchise's
US Franchise Organization brings movement educationto young children across India
September 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, announces expansion under Kinderdance Area Developer, Kirthana Ramarapu. Kinderdance of India has signed franchise agreements with Manisha Ahuja and Sunitha Venkatesh of India. Both Manisha and Sunitha have successfully completed their training and are now certified to teach Kinderdance programs to young children in India.
Kirthana is the executive director for Learning Parachute and the Kinderdance International India Area Developer and Franchise owner...

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Opens In Charlotte »

September 29, 2014 at 8:33AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First Indoor Trampoline Park Opens New Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
CHARLOTTE, NC - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park will open its doors in Charlotte to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world's first indoor trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. Beginning September 27th, residents are welcome to hop into Sky Zone to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone's wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes. The innovative trampoline park offers a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy including Open Jump, allowing guests to leap, bound and soar and Ultimate Dodgeball, a friendly and healthy dodgeball competition...

Fitness On The Go Announces US Expansion »

September 29, 2014 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: Fitness On The Go

Canada's largest in-home personal training company announces it's US expansion plans.
San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 - After 9 years in business, servicing 6500 Canadians and building a team of over 100 personal trainers, Canada's largest in-home personal training company, Fitness on the Go, announces its US expansion plans. Fitness on the Go provides in-home personal training on their client’s schedule. It’s a simple solution for customers that are looking for that extra motivation or some extra privacy when it comes to their fitness. Currently Fitness on the Go states that they acquire about 300 new customers per quarter, and that number is growing by 25% each year.
"I am excited to be able to spread our amazing customer experience, and fantastic company culture to the US market...

Planet Fitness Voted #1 Health Club In Michigan City »

September 26, 2014 at 6:48AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

Nation's fastest growing full-size health club chain voted #1 health club in Michigan City by News Dispatch readers.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. - Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, was voted the #1 health club in Michigan City by News Dispatch readers. The club opened in February in a completely transformed facility at 4067 South Franklin Street, inside Marquette Mall. Coinciding with the #1 Health Club Award, Planet Fitness is offering memberships for just $10 down and $10 a month until October 10th to invite even more people to experience the Judgement-Free Zone®.
The 22,000 square-foot club is fully staffed and open 24-hours five days a week, 7am-7pm on weekends, and features an extensive selection of brand new cardio equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, arc trainers, and stationary bikes...

Total Woman Gym + Spa Welcomes New CEO To Lead In Company’s Growth »

September 26, 2014 at 4:01AM PDT | Source: Total Woman Gym + Spa
Total Woman Gym + Spa Opportunities Available

Corinne Perritano Steps Into to New Role as CEO in Unique Female-Focused Fitness Center
September 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA – Total Woman Gym + Spa, California’s largest gym and day spa uniquely designed for women, welcomes Corinne Perritano (pictured right) as the new chief executive officer. Perritano replaced Gene LaMott as CEO effective September 22, 2014.
"As a woman, I am very excited to join Total Woman Gym + Spa, and to take the reins of such a successful female-focused business and help it grow to its full potential."
In her new position, Perritano will be responsible for creating, communicating, and implementing the organization’s vision, mission and overall direction...

Sky Zone Awards Franchise In Wallingford »

September 25, 2014 at 11:03AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First All-Trampoline Walled Playing Court Is Coming To Town
WALLINGFORD, CT - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, announces it has awarded its newest franchise in Wallingford, with plans to open their doors in early November of this year. For a WoW experience, the brand new 25,000 square foot facility will include an Open Jump Court, two Ultimate Dodgeball courts, a SkySlam Basketball court, SkyRobics and a Foam Zone.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering residents of Wallingford the ultimate awesome play experience. The all-trampoline walled courts are designed for optimal air time with popular activities such as Open Jump, offering a court of connecting trampolines where the sky is the limit, Ultimate Dodgeball, for a fresh new take on that favorite childhood pastime, Sky Slam which gives everyone the opportunity to slam dunk a basketball and SkyRobics, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour...

Elements® Fitness Announces Flagship Brickell Location In Miami »

September 25, 2014 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: elements™ fitness

In a growing trend, Miami developers are beefing up competition and raising the stakes with nationally branded and top tier amenities offered within their buildings. Shortly after Related Companies announced the "equinox® lifestyle" at Brickell Heights, fitness and lifestyle brand elements® has now joined the mix announcing site selection for a flagship location within a tower, adding to DGB now entering the fray at Southeast Financial Center.
Miami, FL - September 25, 2014 - (PR.com) - Fitness and lifestyle brand elements® has announced site selection for a flagship location on Miami’s Brickell Avenue. The showcase health club and spa is scheduled to open in Spring 2015. Talks are currently underway with two major developers to include elements® as a resort-level spa and fitness amenity, in a trend with local developers to compete for top amenity placements...

Sky Zone Partners With Giuliana Rancic To Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month »

September 24, 2014 at 8:57AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Indoor Trampoline Park Launches Pink SkySock Initiative to Raise Funds for FAB-U-WISH in Partnership with The Pink Agenda
September 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, is teaming up with E! News host and breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic to raise money for her foundation FAB-U-WISH in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Instead of using the regular orange SkySocks for jumpers to wear while having a blast on the trampolines, Sky Zone is getting the jump on breast cancer by offering limited edition pink SkySocks during the month of October. For every pair of pink SkySocks sold at Sky Zone parks across the United States and Canada, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to FAB-U-WISH foundation in partnership with The Pink Agenda...

Kinderdance® Keeps Growing Awarding New Franchise's »

September 24, 2014 at 4:00AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education To Young Children Worldwide
September 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance® International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, continues to prove that movement programs standout as a highly popular children's franchise. Kinderdance® International keeps growing with a strong August awarding a Gold level franchise to Adriana Nassiff and Luis Morales of Miami-Dade County Florida.
Luis Morales has been awarded a Gold level franchise in the Miami-Dade area with business partner and wife, Adriana. Ms.Nassiff and Mr. Morales both have successfully completed their Kinderdance training.
Adriana Nassiff was born in Bogotá, Colombia and received a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and a Masters degree in Journalism...

"Planet Fitness Midwest" Franchise Group Continues To Expand In St Louis, Cincinnati, And Lexington »

September 23, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

CINCINNATI - September 23, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, continues its expansion with new clubs to open in St Louis, MO, Cincinnati, OH and Lexington, KY by franchise group "Planet Fitness Midwest." Planet Fitness has differentiated itself from other health clubs by offering low monthly membership fees while continuing its commitment to maintain a clean and comfortable environment.
In 2012, Planet Fitness Midwest ("PFMW") opened three gyms, in Newport, KY, the Finneytown area of Cincinnati, OH as well as its first club in Lexington, KY adjacent to the Kroger on the corner of Bryan Station and New Circle Road.
In 2013, PFMW demonstrated continued success in the Cincinnati metro area with the August opening of its Springdale, OH location with over 29,000 square feet of high end equipment and amenities as well as the December opening of 22,000 square foot facility in Milford, OH...

Rockville Fit Body Boot Camp Invites Community To Fitness Boot Camp Grand Opening »

September 23, 2014 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Rockville fitness boot camp celebrates grand opening with fun-filled event to benefit fallen 9/11 emergency workers.
Derwood, MD (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 - The Fit Body Boot Camp franchise is known throughout the US and Canada for both their effective fat-burning workouts and their community outreach. The new Rockville Fit Body Boot Camp is carrying on that tradition during the grand opening of the company’s new fitness boot campin Rockville.
Rockville Fit Body Boot Camp owner Eric Giroux is excited about the grand opening, because of the opportunity to help local residents get into shape and also help honor the memory of emergency workers who sacrificed their lives on September 11.
"Our grand opening celebration is on September 27, but on September 11 we’ll be having a fundraising workout to honor the firefighters, police officers and other emergency personnel who lost their lives on 9/11," says Giroux...

British Swim School Multiplies Its National Presence By Offering Swimming Lessons At LA Fitness »

September 22, 2014 at 4:34AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 - More of our nation's children will soon be safer in and around water, thanks to a new relationship between British Swim School (BSS; http://www.britishswimschool.com) and LA Fitness. BSS, which offers child survival, water safety and lifelong swim instruction, now has the opportunity to operate in certain LA Fitness locations around the country. Under this agreement, BSS and its franchisees will have the ability to utilize LA Fitness' pools to reach additional families and hold more swimming lessons. Starting this week, classes will begin in multiple Florida locations; BSS anticipates expansion into specific Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania clubs within the next few months. Moving forward, existing and new franchisees will have the ability to coordinate with clubs in their area...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location In Citrus Heights, CA »

September 17, 2014 at 9:29AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through unique programming and cutting-edge training, announces the opening of its newest franchise location at 6124 San Juan Ave in Citrus Heights, California. Crunch Citrus Heights will bring its 'No Judgments' philosophy and fusion of fitness meets entertainment to the fairly young, but uniquely established city in Sacramento County.
Set to open for workouts in January 2015, Crunch Citrus Heights will swing open its doors just in time to help people kick-off their New Year's fitness goals. Members can start their New Year's Resolutions with the help of expert personal trainers who will be on hand to provide them with personalized fitness plans...

Crunch Launches First Online Workout Starring The Brooklynettes »

September 16, 2014 at 10:39AM PDT | Source: Crunch

"Center Court Choreography with the Brooklynettes" Now Available on CrunchLive.com
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative programming and cutting-edge training, has launched a new online workout "Center Court Choreography with the Brooklynettes." The video features three Brooklynettes dancers leading a full-body workout of choreography inspired by the high-intensity hip-hop showcased on center court at Barclays Center. The video is now available on CrunchLive.com.
The official gym partner and sponsor of the Brooklynettes has extended its partnership with the team to continue creating unique fitness programming. "Center Court Choreography with the Brooklynettes" is the first in a series of videos that will be available on the gym brand's digital platform...

Sky Zone Awards Franchise In Franklin »

September 16, 2014 at 9:38AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First All-Trampoline Walled Playing Court Is Coming To Town
September 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // FRANKLIN, TN - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, announces it has awarded its newest franchise in Franklin with plans to open their doors in early 2015. For a WoW experience, the brand new 29,000 square foot facility will include an Open Jump Court, four Ultimate Dodgeball courts, a SkySlam Basketball court, SkyRobics classes, a SkyCafe for refreshments, and a Foam Zone.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering residents of Franklin the ultimate active play experience. The all-trampoline walled courts are designed for optimal air time with popular activities such as Open Jump, offering a court of connecting trampolines where the sky is the limit, Ultimate Dodgeball, for a fresh new take on that favorite childhood pastime, Sky Slam which gives everyone the opportunity to slam dunk a basketball and SkyRobics, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour...

Orangetheory Fitness Names New Chief Operating Officer »

September 15, 2014 at 8:54AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

Award-Winning Fitness Franchise Adds Former Fitness Executive to Leadership Team 
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – September 15, 2014 – Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced it has appointed David Carney as chief operating officer, effective immediately. Carney, a health and fitness industry veteran with more than 29 years of experience, joins the Orangetheory team with extensive knowledge in running multi-club operations including the creating and implementing formal operational systems, as well as overseeing multi-unit creation and implementation of operating platforms in health, wellness and fitness companies.
"David's arrival comes at a serendipitous time, as Orangetheory continues to expand and strengthen the internal resources that bring value to our franchise partners," said Dave Long, chief executive officer of Orangetheory Fitness...



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