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Retro Fitness Has The Right Stuff: NKOTB Jordan Knight Becomes Newest Franchisee  »

March 02, 2015 at 11:20AM PST | Source: Retro Fitness
Retro Fitness Opportunities Available

Famous Lead Singer to Convert Existing Cranston, R.I. Gym into a Retro Fitness
COLTS NECK, N.J. - March 02, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - For Retro Fitness, membership rates aren't the only thing that's "retro." The leading national low-cost, high-value fitness chain announced today that New Kids On The Block front man Jordan Knight has signed a franchise agreement to convert his existing Cranston, R.I. gym, Fit World, into a Retro Fitness.
Knight opened his first health club in 1995 in Cranston and moved the facility in 2008, rebranding it as Fit World. Converting the facility into a Retro Fitness allows Knight to bring a whole new energy into the club and increase value for members. After the transformation is completed, he plans to continue growing the Retro Fitness brand with new locations in Massachusetts...

EnVie's Liberty Harper Serves As Guest Speaker At University Of Akron's Women's Fitness Week »

February 27, 2015 at 12:58PM PST | Source: EnVie Fitness for Women

February 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas – Liberty Harper, Director of Operations at EnVie Fitness for Women, a breakthrough concept in the women's fitness industry, will be one of the guest speakers at the University of Akron's first ever "Women's Fitness Week," which will be held March 1-6, 2015.
The event will include wellness seminars, fitness workshops, and self-defense training among other activities, and a panel of speakers who will share each of their success stories and how they continue to empower women every day.
"As a woman and a mom, I strive to motivate and encourage women to lead their best lives in the healthiest and most positive ways possible," Harper said. "I hope my experiences will inspire and empower others to work towards their health and fitness goals, as well as their career goals...

Popular Fitness Franchise Agrees To Reveal Industry Secrets »

February 27, 2015 at 4:30AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Fit Body Boot Camp, America's fastest growing and most popular indoor fitness boot camp franchise, has agreed to reveal the systems and processes that allow for their remarkable success. The company's newest event, Discovery Day, will provide prospective owners with an inside look at how the growing company operates.
Chino Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 - The Fit Body Boot Camp Discovery Day will be held on Saturday, March 7 in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. Attendance is free yet requires the submission of an application and a refundable reservation fee.
The purpose of this event is to expose interested fitness professionals and investors alike to the business strategies that allow for the company's success. This 'open door policy' is intended to present prospective owners with an opportunity to discover if the Fit Body Boot Camp franchise model is right for their needs...

Soldierfit Launches Franchise Program Along The East Coast »

February 26, 2015 at 9:18AM PST | Source: Soldierfit

Revolutionary Military-Inspired Fitness Center Now Offering Franchise Opportunities
February 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Gaithersburg, Maryland – Soldierfit, the nation's leading military inspired fitness center, announced today its plans to expand its business along the East Coast of the United States with a targeted franchise opportunity. Soldierfit is a fitness organization based on military values that aims to educate its members on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Unlike other fitness centers, Soldierfit's top priority is character building. Owner Danny Farrar is an 11-year U.S. Army veteran who launched the company with business partner David Posin in 2007. Since then, Soldierfit has grown to include multiple 10,000-plus square foot centers across Maryland...

Orangetheory® Fitness Celebrates Fifth Anniversary And Exponential Franchise Growth »

February 26, 2015 at 6:34AM PST | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-Intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Opens First Studio in NYC and Expands to South America 
February 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - On the heels of an impressive 2014, Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, is celebrating its fifth year of high velocity growth with the opening of its first location in New York City. Orangetheory Fitness will make its Manhattan debut on March 6 with the brand's newest studio in Chelsea.
In 2014, Orangetheory Fitness raised the bar in the health and wellness industry having nearly doubled its footprint by opening 99 new studios. Furthermore, the company signed more than 200 franchise agreements in 2014 and is on track to open an additional 150 locations by the end of 2015...

Planet Fitness Announces New Location To Be Built In Ferguson, MO »

February 24, 2015 at 6:20AM PST | Source: Planet Fitness

Fast Growing National Health Club Franchise Expands In Ferguson With Substantial Capital Investment and New Jobs
FERGUSON, Mo., Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet Fitness Midwest ("PFMW"), the local franchisee for the health club disruptor "Planet Fitness", is building 11 new clubs in the St. Louis area and today announces that development is underway for a new location in Ferguson, MO in the Ferguson North County Festival Mall (10803 West Florissant Avenue), anchored by Walmart and Sam's, a property owned and operated by Otis and Clark. With this spacious 30,000 square foot club investment, Planet Fitness begins its goal of helping to revitalize Ferguson. Projected completion date is summer 2015. This club will bring 50 new jobs during the multi-million dollar construction phase...

Fitness Franchise, Club Pilates Woodland Hills, Announces Opening »

February 24, 2015 at 4:58AM PST | Source: Club Pilates

The highly anticipated fitness franchise, Club Pilates Woodland Hills will open on February 28th. This will mark the 32nd location for the Pilates brand, the 2nd Club Pilates location to open in the Los Angeles area and the first to open in the San Fernando Valley, with more locations scheduled to open later this year.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2015 - First time franchisee, Nikkita Weerasinghe, has worked in Club Pilates locations for years in San Diego and is ecstatic to bring it to her home town in Los Angeles with plans to open two more in the next coming years.
After attending nursing school and becoming a Registered Nurse, Nikkita came across Pilates while looking for a way to find balance in her hectic life. She found it to be a therapeutic and safe exercise and later enrolled in the Teacher Training Program that was offered by Club Pilates...

15 New Locations Reveal Rising Popularity Of Growing Fitness Franchise »

February 20, 2015 at 4:35AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Fit Body Boot Camp, America's fastest growing fitness boot camp brand, has opened 15 new locations since the beginning of 2015. Company executives see this new expansion as a sign of exponential growth expected to come later this year.
Chino Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) February 20, 2015 - Fit Body Boot Camp is America's fastest growing and most popular indoor fitness boot camp franchise, with hundreds of locations worldwide and dozens of new locations opening each month.
Fit Body Boot Camp clients experience a fast paced, high intensity workout atmosphere designed to help individuals achieve their weight-loss goals. Unlike larger fitness franchises, Fit Body Boot Camp's business model places very little emphasis on equipment and facilities...

Medi-Weightloss® Celebrates 10th Anniversary As A Leader In Medical Weight Loss »

February 19, 2015 at 6:37AM PST | Source: Medi-Weightloss Clinics

Medi-Weightloss®, a top medical franchise with more than 75 locations, marks the 10th anniversary of the company's founding.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 19, 2015 - Ten years ago, founder and CEO Edward Kaloust, a twice-retired successful businessman set out to build a new weight loss brand that focused on providing a medically-sound solution to the obesity epidemic. After extensive research, Medi-Weightloss® was born and continues to grow.
"Over 40 years in the financial services industry was challenging and rewarding, but creating Medi-Weightloss® is my true legacy. Our company is helping people become healthier and happier every day," Kaloust says.
Today, the clinically-proven Medi-Weightloss® program has resulted in nearly 3 million pounds lost nationwide and more than 200,000 changed lives...

For American Heart Month: Healthy Heart Exercises From Fit Body Boot Camp »

February 19, 2015 at 4:26AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the organization Million Hearts have teamed up in an effort to prevent 1 Million Heart attacks by 2017. Fit Body Boot Camp, America's fastest growing indoor fitness boot camp franchise, is ready to do its part and celebrate American Heart Month by sharing five exercises that build heart strength and increase heart health.
Chino Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) February 19, 2015 - Heart Disease kills more Americans than any other cause of death on this planet.
787,000 Americans die of heart disease each year. Coronary heart disease kills 380,000 Americans each year, and every 34 seconds an American suffers a heart attack.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Million Hearts are working to bring these numbers down...

Real Housewife Of Orange County To Open Third Sky Zone Trampoline Park Location »

February 18, 2015 at 8:23AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

New Park Will Provide Northern San Diego Residents with High-Flying, Active Fun
SAN DIEGO - Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino and husband Jim Bellino are opening the doors to their third Sky Zone Trampoline Park, located on furniture row in San Marcos, to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, 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 on February 20th, Northern San Diego residents can hop into Sky Zone to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone's all-walled trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

Vlad Petrovic Joins Fitness On The Go In Downtown Vancouver »

February 18, 2015 at 4:13AM PST | Source: Fitness On The Go

In home personal trainer Vlad Petrovic joins the Fitness on the Go team in Vancouver
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) February 18, 2015 - Vlad Petrovic has been involved in sports for most of his life. Growing up in former Yugoslavia, physical activity was an essential part of every child’s daily activity. In his early years, he participated in a wide variety of sports from long distance running to swimming to karate. At the age of 12 he started playing basketball which is his passion to this day. He was also introduced to weights which led his father to build an in-home gym (or rather an "in the children’s bedroom gym") where he gave instructions to his younger brother and friends. This was his first experience to in-home personal training at the young age of 15...

Weight-Loss Just Got Easier: 15 Fit Body Boot Camp Locations Opened Since January 1 »

February 17, 2015 at 9:13AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

The indoor fitness boot camp franchise Fit Body Boot Camp has launched 15 new locations since the beginning of 2015. This record breaking number promises exponential growth in the coming year.
Chino Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) February 16, 2015 - The Founder of Fit Body Boot Camp, Bedros Keuilian, has set a lofty goal for his growing fitness franchise. He says his company will grow to 2,500 locations around the world by the year 2020. While this volume of expansion may seem unlikely, Keuilian claims the company is well on its way to achieving this goal.
The most recent milestone toward this accomplishment is the 15 locations launched since the first of 2015. If this current trend continues, the company will experience a record breaking first quarter that sets them even closer to achieving their goal...

Snap Fitness Donates $100K To Common Hope »

February 17, 2015 at 4:49AM PST | Source: Snap Fitness
Snap Fitness Opportunities Available

Contribution Highlights America Fitness Brand's Community Involvement Campaign
February 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHANHASSEN, Minn. - Snap Fitness, America's Fitness Brand that provides a world-class workout experience at an affordable price, recently presented Common Hope, a Minnesota-based charity, with a check for $100,000 at the 24/7 fitness franchise's corporate headquarters.
The donation will go straight to helping children in Guatemala receive a quality education. Over the past four years, Snap Fitness Founder/CEO Peter Taunton's philanthropic efforts with Common Hope have resulted in greatly improved classrooms and nearly 2,000 hours of mentoring to first grade students.
"There is no greater feeling than knowing you made a difference in someone's life," Snap Fitness Founder/CEO Peter Taunton said...

Trampoline Parks Have Become Big Business- Rapid Growth Though Franchising »

February 17, 2015 at 4:25AM PST | Source: Bounce! Trampoline Sports

February 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // Cottage Village, NY - Indoor trampoline parks have become big business. According to Tracy Sarris, Executive Vice-president of the International Association of Trampoline Parks, an organization founded in 2013 to formulate best practices for safety in the industry and promote continued growth: "It's difficult to keep track of the number of parks because so many have opened just this year."
"We're getting inquiries from new or potential parks nearly every day and more are opening every month," Sarris said. She estimates the number of facilities worldwide at 300, up from 35 to 40 three years ago - an increase of more than 700 percent!
The reason for the explosive growth is the wide range of ages the activity appeals to...

Fitness On The Go Expands Into Brantford, Ontario »

February 12, 2015 at 4:12AM PST | Source: Fitness On The Go

Terri Palmateer joins Fitness on the Go.
Brantford, Ontario (PRWEB) February 12, 2015 - Terri has had a passion for fitness most of her life. She has participated in many sports, including softball, volleyball, gymnastics and soccer. She has been a self-proclaimed 'gym rat' since her early 20's when she became a regular at a local fitness centre. She found that she really enjoyed the atmosphere, both in the weight room and the aerobics studio. She was certified by Reebok and began teaching indoor cycling classes.
Terri loves trying new things and pushing herself physically. She has been white water rafting and bungee jumping. She bought a mountain bike and would spend weekends on the local trails getting muddy. She has ran two half marathons and participated in the inaugural year of the Ride to Conquer Cancer, which was an amazing and life changing experience for her...

Top 4 Effective Workouts For A Healthy Heart »

February 11, 2015 at 8:54AM PST | Source: Retro Fitness
Retro Fitness Opportunities Available

Retro Fitness, a Leading National Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Chain, Offers Best Exercises to Pump up the Heart; Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
February 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // COLTS NECK, N.J. – Located deep within the chest cavity, weighing a measly 10.5 ounces, lies one of the strongest and most imperative organs in the body - the heart. With every distinct heartbeat, blood is aggressively pumped through the entire body, supplying the necessary oxygen and nutrients for cell survival. Seeing that the heart is an essential force, it's no wonder America has deemed February as Heart Month, a time to show some love to the ideogram of love.
"Having a designated time devoted to promoting and educating our country on heart health is so important, especially because heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women," stated Eric Casaburi, CEO and founder of Retro Fitness, a leading national low-cost, high-value fitness chain...

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Celebrating Grand Opening In Cedar Rapids »

February 10, 2015 at 9:48AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

New Location Provides Area Residents with High-Flying, Active Fun
February 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Sky Zone Trampoline Park is opening its doors in Cedar Rapids to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Beginning on February 13th, Sky Zone Cedar Rapids owners and lifelong locals Dave and Jennifer Austin welcome residents to hop into the brand new Sky Zone to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls. 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.
Sky Zone's all-walled trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Richmond, VA »

February 10, 2015 at 8:11AM PST | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of its newest location in Richmond, Virginia. 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 the already health conscious community.
Set to open for workouts in March 2015, Crunch Richmond Glenside will be located at 5420 Glenside Drive Henrico, VA in the Floor and Decor shopping strip on the corner of Glenside Drive and Broad Street. The 26,000 square foot space, formerly occupied by K-Mart, is being renovated and remodeled to bring prospective members a top-notch workout facility.
The updated space will boast the latest state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment and will be equipped with an indoor-cycling studio where elite instructors will lead Crunch's signature Ride Classes...

Restaurant Offers Free Evening At My Gym For Kids While Parents Enjoy Dinner Together »

February 05, 2015 at 7:18AM PST | Source: My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Olive Garden Brings Back Date Night for Parents with its Second Annual Parents' Night Out
ORLANDO, Fla. - Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Olive Garden is breaking down the barriers to date night for parents through a North American partnership with My Gym, the no. 1 children's fitness program. The leading Italian restaurant is providing kids with a free fun-filled evening at My Gym while their parents enjoy an affordable four-course Italian meal as part of its second annual Parents' Night Out on Friday, Feb. 20.
A recent survey found that the overall cost, including childcare and dining, combined with lack of trustworthy child supervision are the largest barriers to date night for nearly 75 percent of parents.* Parents' Night Out is designed to solve this dilemma...



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