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Crunch Franchise Announces New Locations In Rancho Cucamonga And San Dimas, CA »

July 28, 2015 at 8:31AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of its newest franchise locations in Rancho Cucamonga and San Dimas, California. The renowned gym chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings, will bring its 'No Judgments' philosophy to two suburban cities located outside of Los Angeles.
Already open for workouts, Crunch Rancho Cucamonga is located at 12739 E Foothill Blvd. Rancho Cucamonga, CA neighboring Walmart and Living Spaces in the Foothill Marketplace. Crunch San Dimas can be found approximately 20 miles west of Rancho Cucamonga at 192 Village Ct. San Dimas, CA in the same shopping center as Lowe's.
The oversized health clubs are providing members with a variety of amenities, including access to state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, full-service locker rooms, tanning, HydroMassage® and a range of Crunch's signature group fitness classes including Zumba®, Yoga Body Sculpt, Fat Burning Pilates, Cardio Tai Box, BOSU® Bootcamp and more...

Sky Zone Secures Waco Location For Indoor Trampoline Park »

July 28, 2015 at 8:02AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

All-trampoline play experience coming to Waco Drive this year.
WACO, Texas - July 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The ultimate 3-D play experience is coming to Waco! Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, the creator of the world’s first all-trampoline playing court, today announced a new franchise at 4809 W. Waco Drive, located east of Richland Mall next to Gym X.
“Sky Zone offers a high-energy fun and fitness experience for people of all ages and abilities,” said Andrew Aiken, co-owner of Sky Zone Waco. “Inside our court, we’ll have trampolines lining the floor and even on the walls. You can jump, play games and have a great time.”
Construction of the 19,100-square-foot facility will begin later this summer, with a projected opening in December...

Steady, Wide-Spread Growth Lands TITLE Boxing Club On 2015 Fastest-Growing Franchises List »

July 28, 2015 at 5:27AM PDT | Source: TITLE Boxing Club

National Boxing Fitness Franchise Recognized for Second Year in a Row by Entrepreneur Magazine
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - July 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - For the second year in a row, TITLE Boxing Club, the nation’s largest boxing fitness franchise, has been named to the top 100 ranking on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list, coming in at No. 90. This ranking comes on the heels of the brand’s recent announcement of the executive team restructuring which included the promotion of former president John Rotche to Chief Executive Officer, the hiring of Susan Boresow as President and the addition of Alex Roberts as Chief Development Officer.
Entrepreneur’s fastest-growing rankings are based on the number of new franchise units added in the United States and Canada from July 2013 to July 2014...

New Planet Fitness Now Open In Seguin »

July 27, 2015 at 6:20AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

Central Texas welcomes another Judgement Free Zone
SEGUIN, Texas - July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, announces the opening of a new club located at 1500 E. Court Street, in the Crossroads Shopping Plaza next to Tractor Supply. The 15,000+ sf club has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility and is fully staffed and open 24 hours, seven days a week. Special Grand Opening memberships are being offered for just $1 down and $10 a month.
"Our goal is to offer a clean, non-intimidating environment to exercise at a very affordable price, with memberships starting at only $10 a month," said Jason Frick, President of PF-TO Management, LLC...

New Orangetheory Fitness Studio Coming To Charlotte »

July 24, 2015 at 4:07AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-Intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Continues Expansion With New North Carolina Studio
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire - Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that a new studio will be coming to Charlotte, N.C. The Charlotte studio will be located in the Arboretum at 8083 Providence Road, Suite 100. With four studios now open in the state and several in development, the innovative brand will continue to target North Carolina for expansion.
The new studio will be celebrating its grand opening with a VIP party on Tuesday, July 28 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will officially open to the public on July 29, with classes starting at 5:30 a.m.
"We can't wait to continue to impact the lives of Charlotte residents in a healthy way," said Jay Thomas, Orangetheory Fitness Charlotte franchisee...

EnVie Fitness For Women Targets San Diego For Expansion »

July 24, 2015 at 3:47AM PDT | Source: EnVie Fitness for Women

Signs Agreement for First Area Studio
July 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas – EnVie Fitness for Women, an Australian-based fitness concept rigorously customized to the researched demands of today’s female client, is coming to San Diego.
Company plans call for opening as many as 10 area studios over the next several years. An agreement for the first location has already been signed and is expected to open in Encinitas in the fall.
According to EnVie COO Gary Findley, the former president of the Curves International chain which grew to 8,000 locations during his eight-year tenure, EnVie’s model gives women a more complete approach to health and fitness compared to other women-only fitness concepts...

Worldwide Trampoline Dodgeball Championship Leaps Around The Globe This Fall »

July 22, 2015 at 9:02AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

$50,000 in Prizes, 1,000 Teams, 90 Tournaments, Four Countries, and One Champion
July 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, is gearing up to host its 2015 Ultimate Dodgeball Championship. Taking place in two phases in September and October, qualifying teams from around the world will have an opportunity to battle it out on the court for a chance to win $50,000 in cash prizes. Ultimate Dodgeball combines the high-flying action of Sky Zone’s patented trampoline courts with the blistering pace of dodgeball for a thrilling test of skill and agility.
The annual event series kicks off with Local Qualifier tournaments, which run from September 8th to September 14th at over 90 parks throughout the United States, Canada...

Waxing Franchise LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON) To Open In West Hollywood, Costa Mesa And San Diego, California »

July 16, 2015 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON)

Chic, culture-driven franchise secures leases and plans salon openings in high-end Southern California locations. In addition to Los Angeles, Costa Mesa and San Diego, LunchBOX also will open in Dublin, California, on July 31 and has another salon in the buildout phase in Elk Grove, California.
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 15, 2015 - LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON), a wax-only franchise known for its emotive brand that happily encourages all to “Bare Your Beauty,” announced today its three Southern California franchisee teams all have signed commercial lease agreements and soon will begin construction on salons in West Hollywood, Costa Mesa and San Diego.
Brooke and Frank Leal signed a commercial lease in West Hollywood for a four-suite, 1,100 square foot space (311 1/2 South Sweetzer Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90048)...

Pump It Up Celebrates 15 Years Of Birthdays & Family Fun With First International Location »

July 15, 2015 at 8:53AM PDT | Source: Pump It Up

Monterrey, Mexico, Chosen as Ideal Setting
TEMPE, Ariz. - July 15, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Pump It Up has a lot to celebrate. This year marks the company’s 15th anniversary and it has clearly accomplished its mission to bring joy to kids and create wonderful memories. Over the past 15 years, the company has hosted more than 2.5 million birthday parties and has welcomed more than 80 million kids to play, jump and explore in their play arenas. A major part of the celebration and capstone to these 15 years is the company’s plan to expand internationally, debuting the first Pump It Up in Monterrey, Mexico, achieving a lofty long-time goal.
Pump It Up is the leader in the children’s entertainment category, boasting the best indoor play areas filled with giant inflatables, obstacle courses and a variety of kids entertainment experiences...

Growing New Franchise Redefines Aging With Scientifically Proven System »

July 15, 2015 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: ActiveRx

ActiveRx Expands as Investors Jump on Opportunity to Offer Strengtherapy to 60+ Crowd
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. - July 15, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ActiveRx, an emerging franchise brand with a national network of Strengtherapy® Centers, is fulfilling its mission of helping older Americans to age successfully, restoring vitality and the ability to live life to its fullest, through its scientifically proven Strengtherapy® System that regenerates years of functional strength.
With 11 open locations operating in eight states, ActiveRx has executed agreements that will add 20 new centers to its nationwide network. Company executives anticipate closing an additional 10-15 franchise agreements before the end of 2015 and as many as 20-25 more in 2016...

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Welcomes Tampa Residents To The Ultimate Play Experience »

July 10, 2015 at 8:57AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Trampoline Park Opens Its New Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
July 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park has officially opened its doors in Tampa to provide a thrilling experience for the whole family. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world’s first indoor trampoline park, has a variety of gravity-defying activities that will leave visitors jumping for joy. Local residents are welcome to bounce into Sky Zone Tampa to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls!
To celebrate, Sky Zone Tampa is hosting a grand opening celebration on Saturday, July 11th and will be offering guests a 60-minute jump for $11. From 12 p.m. – 4 p.m...

TITLE Boxing Club Restructures Leadership Team, Announces New President »

July 09, 2015 at 4:56AM PDT | Source: TITLE Boxing Club

Growing National Fitness Franchise Names Susan Boresow as President to Help Grow World-Class Brand
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - July 09, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - TITLE Boxing Club, a boxing fitness franchise that offers explosive total-body boxing and kickboxing fitness workouts, recently hired Susan Boresow as company President, promoted former president John Rotche to Chief Executive Officer and added Alex Roberts as Chief Development Officer.
As a marketing-industry leader, Boresow has steered brand vision casting for some of the most-recognized names in franchising, including McDonald's, Sport Clips, Cold Stone Creamery, Pump it Up and Godfather's Pizza. Most recently she served as the Chief Marketing Officer for the membership-based therapeutic massage giant, Massage Envy...

TruFusion Fitness Studio Partners With Las Vegas Nightlife Entrepreneurs For Innovative Nevada Expansion »

July 08, 2015 at 10:01AM PDT | Source: TruFusion
TruFusion Opportunities Available

Vegas Workout Hotspot Set To Open Eight New Locations
July 08, 2015 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS - TruFusion, the Las Vegas-based workout studio known for its variety of lively group fitness classes and heated fusion workouts, has announced plans to open eight new locations throughout Nevada within the next five years. The newly-franchised fitness studio has signed an area development agreement with Ryan M. Craig and Brian Affronti of Drai’s Management Group, the Las Vegas nightclub entertainment empire. The first installment is slated to open in Downtown Summerlin by the end of 2015.
The one-of-a-kind franchise is a pioneer amongst fitness studios, offering a wide array of fusion-based classes including Kettlebell, Battle Ropes, Pilates, Barre, Yoga and Barefoot Bootcamp in heated rooms set at 104 degrees...

Sky Zone Tampa To Host Charity Event For The Boys And Girls Club Of Tampa »

July 08, 2015 at 9:16AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

World’s First Trampoline Park Gives Kids a Morning Full of Fun
July 08, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Sky Zone Tampa is hosting a charity event to give local Tampa-area children a chance to defy gravity and jump into some fun. The world’s first trampoline park will plan the fun-filled morning with help from the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa, an organization that provides a safe space for youth and enables them to reach their full potential.
Sky Zone Tampa will open its doors to children from the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa on Wednesday July 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Children attending the event will be able to fly high, jump for free, and refuel with snacks and refreshments before the park’s doors open to the public...

SOLDIERFIT Signs First Franchise Agreement »

July 07, 2015 at 11:30AM PDT | Source: SOLDIERFIT

Washington, DC Area Resident to Open Military-Inspired Fitness Franchise
July 07, 2015 // Franchising.com // FREDERICK, Maryland – SOLDIERFIT, a unique, military-inspired fitness franchise headquartered in Maryland, announces today the signing of a new franchise agreement with Frederick resident and longtime SOLDIERFIT gym member, Harry Santucci.
Santucci will open the first SOLDIERFIT franchise location later this year – site selection is now underway.
SOLDIERFIT works to create a fun and affordable fitness experience for its members – ‘Troops’ – and provides them with access to bootcamps, kid’s fitness classes, personal training and a functional fitness gym to lead healthier, stronger lives...

ActiveRx Targets South Carolina For Major Expansion »

July 07, 2015 at 4:52AM PDT | Source: ActiveRx

National Franchise of Strengtherapy® Centers to Bring 13 Units to the State by 2016
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. - July 07, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - On a mission to redefine aging, and the way people think about aging, ActiveRx, a national franchise brand of innovative strength and wellness centers known as Strengtherapy Centers, has identified South Carolina as a major expansion hub. Company executives recently unveiled plans to bring three to five units to the area by the end of this year and add an additional six to eight units in 2016.
The rapidly expanding brand known for its focus on strength regeneration has put a strong emphasis on expansion in the South Carolina region, with a total of eight territories identified for development...

Fit For Fame: Retro Fitness Launches 2nd Annual Battle Of The Bands »

July 07, 2015 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Retro Fitness
Retro Fitness Opportunities Available

One of the Nation’s Leading Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Franchises Holds Competition to Find the Best Long Island Band
COLTS NECK, N.J. - July 06, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Long Island Retro Fitness clubs are giving aspiring rock stars a chance to play at the Nikon Jones Beach Theater this summer, opening for a Grammy award winning American rock band.
Through July 15, local Long Island bands are encouraged to enter the “Fit For Fame” contest by submitting a video to the Fit For Fame Facebook App. Bands have full creative freedom for their video, to showcase their rock star potential. After submitting, contestants can share the video on their social media sites to electrify their fans before voting starts on July 20...

Snap Fitness And Landon Cassill Team Up For Coke Zero 400 »

July 06, 2015 at 4:38AM PDT | Source: Snap Fitness
Snap Fitness Opportunities Available

July 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS - After making a huge splash during the Coca-Cola 600, Snap Fitness will have its American flag collage filled with thousands of club owners, personal trainers, and members featured on Landon Cassill’s No 40 car in the Coke Zero 400 Sunday, July 5.
“We are thrilled to have Snap Nation back on Landon’s car for this weekend’s Fourth of July holiday race,” Steele Smiley, Chief Officer responsible for brand strategy, said. “As America’s Fitness Brand, it’s fantastic that we can show our pride for this country with thousands of people featured on the car as Landon speeds around the race track. He will have Snap Nation supporting him on all sides...

Take The British Swim School Safety Pledge »

July 02, 2015 at 8:37AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

British Swim School is focused on three things: swimming lessons, water safety and fun. We recently launched an online pledge for swimmers of all ages to read and sign at http://www.britishswimschool.com.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) July 02, 2015 - British Swim School (BSS) is focused on three things: swimming lessons, water safety and fun. In May, as part of National Water Safety Month, it launched an online pledge for swimmers of all ages to read and sign. So far, more than 1,100 people have taken the pledge and the Company aims grow that number tremendously over the summer. As Americans celebrate independence in the water, visit the site and take the pledge.
The pledge asks people to follow four simple rules:

Never swim alone
Never play or swim near drains or suction fittings
Always dive feet first
Always obey the pool rules

“Kids’ swimming lessons allow families to feel more secure around the water, but we all need to adhere to basic rules to stay safe,” said Rita Goldberg, founder and CEO of British Swim School...

Retro Fitness Fuels Orlando Development With 20 Gyms »

July 01, 2015 at 11:24AM PDT | Source: Retro Fitness
Retro Fitness Opportunities Available

National Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Franchise Expands Florida Presence with First Five Orlando Locations on Track to Open This Year
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO – With one out of every three Orange County residents at a healthy weight, local demand has increased for affordable fitness options. In response to this void, a popular New Jersey fitness chain is entering the Orlando market to provide locals with the amenities and atmosphere they love at high-end gyms, without the hefty membership price tag.
Retro Fitness - a national low-cost, high-value fitness franchise with more than 135 locations operating in 16 states - plans to open 15-20 gyms throughout the Orlando area within the next 3-5 years. The company’s CEO and founder, Eric Casaburi, owns three of the first five gyms scheduled to open this year...



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