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Charter Fitness Eyes Growth In St. Louis Market »

April 17, 2014 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: Charter Fitness
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Popular Health Club Looking for Qualified Franchisees For Individual, Multi-Unit Agreements
April 17, 2014 // // ORLAND PARK, IL – Charter Fitness, one of the Chicago area's largest and fastest growing health-club businesses, has set its sights on the St. Louis metropolitan area as a market for growth. The company plans to build as many as 10 fitness centers in the area, and is actively seeking two to three franchise groups to own and operate these up to 20,000-square-foot facilities.
"St. Louis is an attractive market for our brand of fitness center and we offer the business entrepreneur a great opportunity to join us as a partner," said Michael Vogel, Charter Fitness senior vice president of development...

Eminem's "Till I Collapse" Voted Ultimate Workout Song In March Music Madness Competition »

April 16, 2014 at 12:08PM PDT | Source: Gold's Gym

Celebrities, Music Enthusiasts and Fans Alike Crown this Year's Winner of the "Battle of the Sexes" Themed Music Competition Hosted by Gold's Gym, Women's Health and Men's Health
DALLAS - April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority in health and fitness, with Men's Health and Women's Health, the world's best-selling fitness and lifestyle magazines, announced today that "Till I Collapse" by Eminem featuring Nate Dogg has taken the title of Ultimate Workout Song in this year's "March Music Madness" online tournament.
March Music Madness is an annual bracket-based competition to find out what gym-goers are listening to while breaking a sweat. Celebrities (including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Ferrell, Trey Songz, Mickey Rourke and Brooke Shields), Gold's Gym members, fans and personal trainers all nominated their favorite workout songs...

PRO Martial Arts Continues Growth In The Chicago, IL Market »

April 15, 2014 at 10:47AM PDT | Source: PRO Martial Arts

April 15, 2014 // // PRO Martial Arts, the nation’s fastest growing Martial Arts concept, announces today that it has signed a development agreement with Tim and Leslie Edstrom to develop a single studio in the Chicago, IL market.
Tim comes to PRO Martial Arts with a background in Accounting, Employee Benefits and Sales, Amanda comes to us with a Masters Degree in Public Administration. As parents, Tim and Amanda were looking for a business that would impact their community in a positive way as well as one that would provided them with a flexible schedule and the ability to balance work and home life. They were excited about the opportunity to make a positive impact with youth and families of their community through the PMA Character development program...

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Makes Its Debut In Mexico »

April 15, 2014 at 10:10AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
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April 15, 2014 // // LOS ANGELES - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-trampoline, walled playing court, has officially announced the grand opening of Sky Zone Mexico City. This is the indoor trampoline park's first venture in Mexico, expanding the brand's footprint to a total of four countries: the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia.
Sky Zone currently has more than 55 opened locations, 90 additional parks under development and 35 which are projected to open by the end of 2014. Sky Zone Mexico City'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 high-flying dodgeball competition...

Medi-Weightloss® Named A Top Workplace In Tampa Bay For Second Consecutive Year »

April 15, 2014 at 6:45AM PDT | Source: Medi-Weightloss Clinics

Founder and CEO Edward Kaloust leads Medi-Weightloss® with an emphasis on growth and achievement.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 - Medi-Weightloss® is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces.
The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what's on the minds of their employees...

Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness Continues To Expand Its U.S. Footprint »

April 11, 2014 at 8:05AM PDT | Source: Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness

International Market Remains Strong; Company Launches New Physician's Model To Gain Bigger Market Share
DAVIE, Fla. (April 04, 2014) - Dr. G's Franchising Companies, LLC, the parent company of Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness, a physician-supervised weight loss and wellness program, has announced the opening of six new clinics in the U.S. increasing its existing portfolio in the country to 27.
The new clinics are located in Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, New York and North Carolina and are all part of a robust expansion plan. Since the company started selling franchises in 2010, Dr.G's Weight Loss & Wellness has grown rapidly, establishing a presence in eight U.S. states and more than 27 territories.
"Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness program was developed to give patients the tools to help them lead healthier and more joyous lives," said Charlotte Russell, Chief Executive Officer, Dr...

Planet Fitness Rapidly Expanding With New Union Square Location »

April 10, 2014 at 9:48AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

NEW YORK - April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - PFNY, LLC, the largest franchisee of Planet Fitness, the New Hampshire based Franchisor who pioneered the high-value/ low cost fitness experience, will open its Union Square location in September, 2014.
"PFNY has revolutionized the way New Yorkers exercise and we're extremely excited to bring that experience to the heart of Manhattan," says Jeff Innocenti, CEO of the PFNY franchise. "We're fortunate that both public and privately-owned landlords have quickly realized the value that Planet Fitness brings to a location. We purposefully design our gyms so that they can peacefully co-exist with residents and office workers while still offering the highest quality fitness experience to our members."
Located at 22 East 14th Street between University and 5th Avenue, Planet Fitness will become the first option for an affordable gym membership in the Union Square area...

Fitness Business Summit 14 Names Dallas Wicker Of Fit Body Boot Camp Santa Rosa Fitness Entrepreneur Of The Year »

April 10, 2014 at 6:45AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 - Fitness Business Summit, a popular 3-day fitness industry conference hosted in Costa Mesa, California and created by marketing expert Bedros Keuilian, names Dallas Wicker of Fit Body Boot Camp Santa Rosa "Fitness Entrepreneur of the Year" for the remarkable progress he has made in his business (along with co-owner Katie Switzer) and for his boot camp's contribution in helping to improve the lives of those in his community.
"Winning this award has been such an incredible experience for me, my business partner Katie and everyone on my team at Santa Rosa Fit Body Bootcamp. I still keep asking Katie to pinch me," says Wicker after being announced as Fitness Entrepreneur of the Year and winning a year's lease on a brand new Land Rover...

Newest AlignLife Clinic Scheduled To Open In April »

April 09, 2014 at 6:17AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

Muskegon, Mi (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 - Although the chiropractic industry is a slow growing sector of the American healthcare system, AlignLife Chiropractic Franchise is showing double digit growth. "Our growing chiropractic franchise is a great indicator that Americans are looking for a new approach to healthcare," explains Dr. Joe Esposito, CEO of AlignLife. "People are moving away from a sickness care model and embracing a true healthcare model where people go to the doctor with the goal of reaching a level of optimal health and vitality by becoming an active member in their healthcare experience."
AlignLife is proud to introduce our newest location in Michigan which is located in Muskegon at 935 W Norton Dr Suite D. Dr. Mike Rykse will be the clinic director and practicing chiropractor at the Muskegon location and is excited about serving the local community...

Kincardine And Goderich Gym Owner Nadine VandenHeuvel Wins The 2014 "Inspiring Woman In Huron County" Award »

April 09, 2014 at 5:40AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Goderich, CAN (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 - At the 2nd annual Inspiring Women in Huron Awards, hosted on March 3rd by the Huron Women’s Shelter in Goderich and the YMCA (with support from Maple Leaf Chapter IODE and BMO Bank of Montreal), local fitness expert Nadine VandenHeuvel was awarded this year’s "Inspiring Woman in Huron County" award for her contribution to improving the lives of those in the community.
The award was created to recognize women who have demonstrated a solid contribution to improving the lives of women and children as well as the community as a whole in the following areas: arts and culture, education, business/professional leadership, global action, health and welfare, philanthropy, sport, volunteerism, and women’s rights...

Trampoline Park Continues Growth In California With New Franchise Agreement »

April 07, 2014 at 12:11PM PDT | Source: ROCKIN' JUMP – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

Rockin' Jump Expands California Footprint with Three New Locations in Los Angeles Area
April 07, 2014 // // Los Angeles – San Francisco Bay Area-based trampoline park franchisor Rockin' Jump continues to catch the attention of both consumers and investors in California. The company recently announced its expansion into the greater Los Angeles area with a three-unit franchise agreement, and now is announcing the signing of the first lease in San Dimas, which will open in the third quarter of 2014.
Opening the doors to Los Angeles' premier trampoline parks is Chris Johnson, an LA local making the jump from a career in the pharmaceutical industry to Rockin' Jump multi-unit franchisee.
"As a father of two children who frequented Rockin' Jump with their friends, I knew the concept had the consumers' attention," said Chris Johnson...

Snap Fitness/Lift Brands Named One Of Franchise Times 2014 Dealmakers Of The Year »

April 07, 2014 at 6:44AM PDT | Source: Snap Fitness

March 28, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Franchise Times named Snap Fitness/Lift Brands and their Founder/CEO Peter Taunton a Dealmaker of the Year this week in Las Vegas. The annual award recognizes the 12 boldest businesses that attained excellence in buying and selling companies to drive sustainable growth.
Since Taunton founded the company in 2003, Snap Fitness has flourished into one of the world's leading fitness franchises. Snap Fitness currently has 2,000 clubs open or in development in 15 countries. In the past year, the company made key acquisitions in 9Round and STEELE Fitness. 9Round has expanded both domestically and internationally; the kickboxing franchise has doubled in locations in the past year.
"It's an honor to be recognized by Franchise Times," Taunton said...

WellBiz Brands Names Abby Lee As Chief Marketing Officer »

April 04, 2014 at 11:03AM PDT | Source: WellBiz Brands, Inc.

Parent Company for Elements Massage and Fitness Together Bolsters Leadership Team
April 04, 2014 // // Highlands Ranch, Colo. – WellBiz Brands, Inc., parent company to Elements Massage™ and Fitness Together™, announced the appointment of Abby Lee as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer.
Lee has a strong background in brand marketing and advertising, most recently serving as the Vice President of Brand Marketing and Sponsorships at RE/MAX where she managed and implemented media and marketing campaigns in more than 100 U.S. markets and coordinated national and local sponsorships. At WellBiz, Lee will be responsible for overseeing marketing initiatives that support new client trial, boost membership and build overall awareness for both brands...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Expansion In Puerto Rico »

April 04, 2014 at 7:34AM PDT | Source: Crunch

CAROLINA, Puerto Rico - April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Fitness announces the arrival of their first franchise location in Puerto Rico. The famous chain of fitness clubs will open the doors of its first location on the island this summer, located just outside Plaza Escorial, Carolina. Crunch Fitness representatives recognize the need to provide an exercise space where people can work on getting a better quality of life in a fun, non-judgmental and friendly environment. The franchise aims to provide personalized support and motivation to their customers through physical and emotional improvement.
With over 20,000 square feet distributed in over three floors, the new Crunch Fitness location has over 100 parking spaces for members and employees of the club...

Ontario Fitness Center Fit Body Boot Camp Launches 1,000 Pound Meltdown Challenge To Fight Obesity And Raise Funds For Local Charity »

April 04, 2014 at 6:35AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Ontario, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 - The Ontario fitness center known as Fit Body Boot Camp announces the launch of their much anticipated 1,000 Meltdown Challenge on Monday, April 14th in an effort to help area residents lose weight and fight obesity while bringing them together to support the local charity, House of Ruth, an organization whose mission is to advocate for and assist women and children victimized by domestic violence.
Fit Body Boot Camp’s goal for their 1,000 Pound Meltdown Challenge is to bring the community and surrounding cities together and challenge them to lose 1,000 pounds in 28 days by offering discounted fitness boot camp sessions as well as nutritional guidance, all while raising funds for victims of domestic violence and spreading awareness...

Glendora Fit Body Boot Camp Rallies The Community To Melt 1,000 Pounds Of Fat For Local Charity »

April 04, 2014 at 5:20AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Announces 1,000 lb Meltdown Challenge
Glendora, CA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 - Glendora Fit Body Boot Camp announces plans to launch of a community-wide 1,000 Pound Meltdown Challenge on April 21st, hoping to bring people together to support the local charity, House of Ruth, an organization whose mission is to advocate for and assist women and children victimized by domestic violence.
The Glendora boot camp's goal for their 1,000 Pound Meltdown Challenge is to raise funds for the House of Ruth by challenging the community to lose 1,000 pounds in 28 days through their 30-minute fat burning workouts and expert nutritional guidance.
Co-owner of the Glendora Fit Body Boot Camp, Leandro Cabico explains, "The House of Ruth is a truly important organization that really looks out for the victims of domestic violence, and as a fitness business owner who works with mostly women, I felt it was important to get involved to not only raise awareness on this issue, but to also help the community lose weight and get in great shape...

Jazzercise Offers Five New Targeted Total Body Workouts »

April 02, 2014 at 12:08PM PDT | Source: Jazzercise

New Fusion, Strike, Core, Strength45 and Strength60 Fitness Classes add Variety for Real Results
CARLSBAD, Calif. - April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Variety is something we crave, especially in our workouts. Adding new elements to an exercise program helps break through plateaus, challenges our bodies and minds, and keeps us coming back for more. Jazzercise, Inc. has introduced five new highly targeted fitness classes including Fusion, Strike, Core, Strength45 and Strength60. With these offerings customers can experience Jazzercise in a whole new way.The new classes offer the perfect blend of fitness and fun for a high intensity dance-based workout:

Fusion - fuse cardio with strength training for maximum fat burn in this circuit-based high intensity interval training class
Strike - build lean muscle and knock out workday stress with this dance-based kickboxing workout
Core - tone and chisel your core with this highly targeted cardio and strength training session 
Strength45 - sculpt and tone the primary muscle groups for a total body burn
Strength60 - take body sculpting to the next level with hard core strength training for maximum muscle fatigue

"This year marks the 45th anniversary of Jazzercise," said Judi Sheppard Missett, founder and CEO of Jazzercise...

Athletic Republic Teams With The Kamp Brothers »

April 02, 2014 at 5:29AM PDT | Source: Athletic Republic

March 26, 2014 // // PARK CITY, UTAH – Athletic Republic, the industry leader in performance sports training, is proud to announce an ownership change at Athletic Republic - Orland Park. Brothers Matt and Joel Kamp, former stand-out athletes at Chicago Christian High School and Trinity Christian College, have purchased the training center located at 11545 W. 183rd Place in Orland Park.
"I trained with Athletic Republic in High School to improve my first-step quickness, court speed and change of direction for basketball and have been a believer in the training system ever since," said Joel Kamp.
"From my first experience with the Athletic Republic program four years ago, I knew what I wanted to do the rest of my life," said older brother Matt, the Trinity Trolls former catcher and team captain...

Athletic Republic Returning To The Woodlands »

April 01, 2014 at 10:58AM PDT | Source: Athletic Republic

MARCH 26, 2014 (PARK CITY, UTAH) – Athletic Republic, the industry leader in performance sports training, is opening a new training center in The Woodlands at 8101 Kuykendahl Road.
"Athletic Republic has trained thousands of local athletes with its Acceleration Training program over the past 10 years, at the training center owned by Memorial Hermann and located at the YMCA," stated Athletic Republic CEO, Charlie Graves. "Memorial Hermann's contract concluded at the end of 2013, so we feel fortunate to have local resident, Bill Arend, former training center director, Susan Romero, performance trainer, Josh Scott, and the addition of Dr. Derrick Raymer to step forward to continue supporting local athletes by opening a new Athletic Republic sports training facility in early May...

Planet Fitness Announces Spring Membership Sale »

April 01, 2014 at 8:13AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

Today through April 10, Join Planet Fitness Clubs Nationwide for Just $10 Down and then $10 a Month with No Commitment 
NEWINGTON, N.H. - April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, has announced a spring membership sale available for a limited time at participating locations nationwide. Today through April 10, people can join Planet Fitness clubs for just $10 down and then $10 a month with no commitment.
Planet Fitness prides itself on offering a high quality fitness experience at an extremely affordable price, and a unique Judgement Free Zone® unlike any other gym where members experience a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment...

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