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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...

Bill Colvin Establishes New Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Franchise »

September 15, 2014 at 7:27AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

Competitive Athlete Hopes to Give Back to Community with Nutritional Supplement Store
Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 - Bill Colvin loves a good challenge. From participating in sports competitions to conquering his fitness goals, he's always taken pride in setting the bar high and exceeding expectations. Now, he's applying that same mindset to his new business — Max Muscle Sports Nutrition.
"I take pride in ownership," he said. "I want to follow my passion for health and fitness, plus be able to control my destiny and create my own work-life balance."
Max Muscle is a retail store selling nutritional supplements and services to help people from varying walks of life meet their health goals. The supplements are made with premium ingredients, and employees knowledgeable in nutrition can assist customers in finding the right blend of products to further their fitness efforts...

Nashville Fit Body Boot Camp Announces Opening Of New Fitness Boot Camp »

September 15, 2014 at 6:35AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Nashville is soon to have its first location of internationally known fitness boot camp.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 - Fit Body Boot Camp is the fastest growing fitness franchise in the country, its growth a result of its reputation for intense, thirty-minute fat-burning workouts. Now Keith Stafford, owner of the new Nashville Fit Body Boot Camp, is thrilled to announce the Opening of their fitness boot camp on September 22, 2014.
"I've been working on opening a Fit Body Boot Camp location for over a year," says Stafford. "I'm incredibly excited that we're finally opening our doors."
The Opening will be held at thefitness boot camp'slocation near the I-65/Harding Place intersection, at 3656 Trousdale Dr., Suite 107, Nashville, TN 37204...

Gainesville Fit Body Boot Camp Announces Grand Opening Of New Fitness Boot Camp »

September 15, 2014 at 4:45AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

New Gainesville fitness boot camp plans to make working out as fun as it is effective.
Gainsville, VA (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 - Gainesville Fit Body Boot Camp is excited to invite the community to their official Grand Opening celebration today, Saturday, September 13th, 2014. The fitness boot camp is part of the international Fit Body Boot Camp franchise, which is known worldwide for their intense, thirty-minute fat-burning workouts designed to get busy people the fast results they’re looking for in as little time as possible.
"Our workouts are hard work, but we make them fun as well," says co-owner and lead trainer Monika Robinson. "Our fitness boot camp is perfect for people who are really crunched for time, because our sessions are designed to get maximum fat-burning results in just thirty minutes per session...

The Gymboree Corporation Reports Second Fiscal Quarter 2014 Results; Comparable Sales Are Positive For August »

September 11, 2014 at 6:06AM PDT | Source: Gymboree
Gymboree Opportunities Available

SAN FRANCISCO - Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Gymboree Corporation (the "Company") today reported consolidated financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended August 2, 2014.
"Despite a difficult second quarter, we continued to make progress on our key initiatives in product, inventory and execution," said Mark Breitbard, Chief Executive Officer. "We are seeing a meaningful improvement in trend at the start of the third quarter with positive comparable store sales across each of our brands in August. In addition, we are well on our way to achieve our annual efficiency and cost savings goals. Based on the progress we have made, we remain confident that we have the right action plans in place and the balance sheet strength to stabilize our sales trend and return our Company to consistent, long-term profitable growth...

AlignLife Lafayette Understands Hunger Happens Year Around »

September 11, 2014 at 6:00AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

An early Thanksgiving brings food to those in need thanks to a natural health care center.
Lafayette, In (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 - A local health care facility decided not to wait until the holidays to help stock the local food pantry. The patients and new patients of the AlignLife Natural Health Care Center donated more than 150 food items to the Lafayette Urban Ministry Food Pantry "Oftentimes we think of those in need around the holidays," Dr. Taylor Clifford said. "When, in reality, hunger is an issue all year long. This was a something we felt we could do to show we care about this community." Pictured: (L) Volunteers from the Food Pantry and Katelyn Kensinger, office coordinator and Dr. Taylor Clifford of AlignLife with some of the donated items...

Planet Fitness Partners With NBC's "The Biggest Loser" For 4th Year, Season Premieres September 11, 8p.m.-10p.m. ET »

September 11, 2014 at 5:32AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness offers affordable gym membership options and non-intimidating workout environment for people of all shapes and sizes embarking on their own fitness journeys.
NEWINGTON, N.H. - Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, today announced that for the 4th year in a row, the brand will serve as the national gym partner of NBC's hit show The Biggest Loser, which premieres Thursday, September 11 (8p.m.-10p.m. ET).
Planet Fitness will fully equip the gym on The Biggest Loser ranch in support of 20 former athletes who are looking to regain their health as new contestants on the show's 16th season, themed "Glory Days." Planet Fitness will also be featured with a past Biggest Loser contestant highlighting the brands' pe@pf® program, a Biggest Loser Tip by trainer, Dolvett Quince, and select episodes will feature contestants working out at Planet Fitness clubs near their homes...

AlignLife Rochester Provides Early Thanksgiving To Local Food Pantry »

September 11, 2014 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

One Natural Health Care Facility Decided Not to Wait Until the Turkeys Gobbled to Help Stock the Local Food Pantry
Rochester, In (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 - Every year AlignLife clinics across the nation conduct a campaign called Thanksgiving in July. The patients and new patients of the AlignLife of Rochester, Ind., a Chiropractic and Natural Health Care Center, donated more than 150 food items in Rochester. "Oftentimes we think of those in need around the holidays," Dr. Mark Heal said. "And hunger is an issue all year round for many. This was a something we felt we could do and help out patients do to show we care about this community." 
To find out how you can become involved with the food pantry or for more information on AlignLife's offerings and community service activities please email rochester@alignlife...

New Jersey-Based Rainbow Academy™ Coming To Westfield »

September 11, 2014 at 4:21AM PDT | Source: Rainbow Academy

Child Care Franchise Company Set to Open New School in Union County in October 2014
September 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Westfield, NJ – Representative of more than 100 square miles of land and well over half a million residents – a third of which are families with children under the age of 18*, Union County has a clear need for quality child care. Rainbow Academy – a family of early learning centers with a growing presence throughout New Jersey since its debut in Iselin seventeen years ago – is pleased to announce the planned opening of a new center in Union County in October 2014. The child care franchise's first Union County school opened to rave reviews in Cranford in 2003 and has boasted waiting lists for enrollment ever since...

YAS Fitness Centers Targeting Athletic And Business-Minded Franchisees A Unique And Compelling Franchise Opportunity »

September 09, 2014 at 7:54AM PDT | Source: YAS Fitness Centers

Calling all entrepreneurs: Los Angeles-based YAS Fitness Centers, creator of the Yoga and Spin sensation that is sweeping the nation, is franchising!
Venice, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 - After focusing on company-owned locations and putting in the systems to support rapid unit growth, YAS founder Kimberly Fowler is offering sports and business-savvy entrepreneurs the opportunity to buy into the cutting edge brand that recently was named the hottest fitness trend of 2014 by Yoga Journal magazine.
"We've been in business since 2001 and to still be the 'hottest' is a testament to the strength of our brand," said Fowler. "It's an exciting time to expand YAS nationally, one franchise at a time." Bryan O'Rourke, a health club industry expert and strategic advisor to numerous global brands, added "I've followed YAS closely during the past four years and have been a big fan of Kimberly and her entire team...

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Welcomes Cancun Residents To The Ultimate 3-D Play Experience »

September 08, 2014 at 11:52AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First Indoor Trampoline Park Opens First Cancun Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
September 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES – Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park opens in Cancun, Mexico to offer a thrilling 3-D experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world's first all-walled indoor trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. Beginning today, residents are welcomed to hop into Sky Zone Cancun to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls!
Sky Zone currently has more than 70 opened locations, over 85 additional parks under development and 20 which are projected to open by the end of 2014...

Landon Cassill Teams With Snap Fitness To Help Fans Train Like A Nascar Driver »

September 08, 2014 at 8:23AM PDT | Source: Snap Fitness

September 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS - Controlling a 3,300-pound stock car at speeds close to 200 mph requires drivers to be at the top of their fitness game. Landon Cassill, driver of the No. 40 Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has teamed up with Snap Fitness to show fans how to start their internal engines and get fit like a NASCAR driver.
A three-minute video highlights the strength-training program created to keep Cassill in driving shape. Cassill and a Charlotte, North Carolina Snap Fitness club owner lead viewers in a step-by-step tutorial of several exercises while educating fans on the importance each move has behind the wheel.
Did you know? NASCAR drivers…

Can lose 5-10 pounds in sweat each race
Experience 3 Gs of force against their bodies going through turns
Maintain the same heart rate of a serious marathon runner, 120-150 beats per minute for three-plus hours

“Physical fitness and stamina play important roles in my success on and off the track,” Cassill notes...

Explosive Growth Lands TITLE Boxing Club On Prestigious Inc. 5000 List »

September 08, 2014 at 7:11AM PDT | Source: TITLE Boxing Club
TITLE Boxing Club Opportunities Available

Boxing/Fitness Brand Sees 2,000 Percent 3-Year Growth; Breaks Top 3 for Kansas-Based Companies
September 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - In the ultra-competitive fitness/health industry, one company continues to stand out from the rest. TITLE Boxing Club, the largest boxing franchise in the nation, recently announced its impressive rankings on Inc. Magazine's 5000 List. After an astounding three-year growth of 2,168 percent, Inc. named TITLE Boxing Club to its list as one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the United States. The fitness/boxing franchise was listed at No. 202 for the 2014 rankings.
TITLE Boxing Club started franchising in 2009 and since then the concept has exploded both domestically and internationally...

PRO Martial Arts Continues Growth In The San Antonio, TX Market »

September 05, 2014 at 4:23AM PDT | Source: PRO Martial Arts

September 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // PRO Martial Arts, the nation's fastest growing Martial Arts concept, announces today that it has signed a development agreement with Debbie and Rick Barrera to develop a single studio in the San Antonio, TX market.
Debbie Barrera is a CPA and has 30+ years of business management experience. Debbie has served as President of two companies, has been a CFO and Controller, and had high-level involvement in many volunteer non-profit organizations. Rick specializes as a quality control construction administration and has a "let's get it done and done right" attitude.
Debbie and Rick 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...

Rainbow Academy Appoints New COO Ahead Of Regional Growth »

September 03, 2014 at 11:06AM PDT | Source: Rainbow Academy

September 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // Piscataway, NJ - Rainbow Academy, a New Jersey-based early child care education franchise, announced that Gigi Schweikert has joined the company's executive team as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In this role, Schweikert will report directly to President and CEO Guy Falzarano, overseeing business development, sales and marketing, operations, education, and training.
"Over the past 17 years, we have worked diligently to build a strong team and build our brand, and we're thrilled to have Gigi join our leadership team," said Falzarano. "Her business savvy and strong leadership skills combined with her wealth of knowledge in the business and early childhood education will allow for continued strategic growth, strengthen our position as an innovator and expand our reputation nationally...

Latest Launch Trampoline Park Franchise Lands In 37,000 Square-foot Location In Watertown, Massachusetts »

September 02, 2014 at 8:01AM PDT | Source: Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park Opportunities Available

Launch Watertown will be the first park in the country with an inflatable stunt bag and jump tower attraction known as "Free Fall".
Watertown, MA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 - Launch Franchising announced that their latest franchise will be located in Watertown, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. At 37,000 square feet, Launch Watertown will be the largest built by the company to date.
New features have been added to take advantage of the extra space, including slides on the main jumping court, long trampolines known as "tumble runs", "Xtreme" Dodgeball and an attraction known as "Free Fall" where visitors can jump from a tower into an inflatable stunt bag.
"We are always looking for new forms of indoor adventure, and free-falling into a stunt bag was high on the list...

Hot Feet Fitness Projects 60 Openings In The Next 12 Months For Its Hot Workout Studio »

September 02, 2014 at 7:32AM PDT | Source: Hot Feet Fitness

Hot Feet Fitness has plans to open as many as 60 new locations targeting existing Hot Yoga Studios in the next year according to the parent ToDoBlue LLC.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 - Hot Feet Fitness is a unique concept, offering 21-minute high intensity workouts in the setting of a 100 degree+ hot yoga studio. The company has had such an incredible response from participants since opening just a few weeks ago that they are planning to explode nationally using the franchise growth model with likely expansion into 60 new locations in the next year.
Hot Feet Fitness franchise opportunities will soon be available nationwide and should be a hot commodity if the results from the first location are any indication. The Hot Feet model enables current hot yoga studio owners to expand their businesses and utilize their space for another type of fitness class other than yoga...



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