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Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Opens In Boston Heights »

October 30, 2014 at 9:30AM 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
October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // BOSTON HEIGHTS, OH - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park will open its doors in Boston Heights 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 Thursday, October 30th, 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...

Locals Bringing 70 New Jobs To Cedar Rapids With Sky Zone Opening »

October 30, 2014 at 8:39AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Sky Zone Cedar Rapids Set To Open Trampoline Playing Court
October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa  – Lifelong locals Dave and Jennifer Austin are now hiring more than 70 team members for their new Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, set to open this December. Sky Zone, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, will bring Awesome, Healthy, Family Fun to the area.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering Cedar Rapids residents and visitors the ultimate active play experience. The all-walled trampoline 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, SkyFit, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour and Ultimate Volleyball, a new activity taking the popular sport to the next level...

EnVie Fitness For Women Boosts Executive Team With Addition Of Franchise And Fitness Veteran Liberty Harper As Director Of Operations »

October 30, 2014 at 7:46AM PDT | Source: EnVie Fitness for Women

October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas – EnVie Fitness for Women, a breakthrough concept in the women's fitness industry, announces the appointment of Liberty Harper as Director of Operations. The addition of Harper to the executive team signals a continued focus on growing the business and the momentum behind the EnVie brand, which has already opened its first two studios since launching its U.S. expansion plans this summer.
In her new position, Harper will oversee the operations and development of programming for all corporate and franchised studios, as well as be responsible for the training of new franchisees. She will also direct the development of financial goals and sales targets of all of EnVie's global regions...

Microsoft Taps Gold's Gym As A Key Fitness Content Partner For Microsoft Band »

October 30, 2014 at 4:42AM PDT | Source: Gold's Gym

Iconic Gym Brand Works with its Panel of World Class Trainers to Create Guided Workout Plans and Fitness Content for Microsoft Band Users
DALLAS - Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority on health and fitness, is excited to announce a collaboration with Microsoft on its just-unveiled Microsoft Band wearable device, the smart band for people who want to live healthier and be more productive. With the goal of making fitness even more accessible to the nation, Gold's Gym members and non-members alike can now access the iconic brand of fitness that Gold's Gym has been providing to millions of consumers for nearly 50 years through the use of the innovative Microsoft Band.
Through the partnership, Microsoft Band users will have access to customized 12-week workout plans created by a panel of world-class Gold's Gym Fitness Institute celebrity trainers, with the ability to download workout plans directly to Microsoft Band...

AlignLife Announces Seventh Upstate South Carolina Clinic »

October 29, 2014 at 5:16AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

Expansion of AlignLife Chiropractic Franchise Continues As Planned in South Carolina
Greer, SC (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 - AlignLife is proud to introduce our newest location in Upstate South Carolina which is located in Greer at 996 Batesville Road, #7. Dr. Erik Beauvais is the clinic owner and practicing chiropractor at the Greer location and is excited about serving the local community.
Dr. Erik Beauvais is the Clinic Director and Chief Smile Maker at AlignLife of Pelham Falls. He has an undeniable passion for helping others heal naturally from a wide variety of health conditions. Along with treating adults, Dr. Erik has great experience working with children. He has rigorously studied the causes and more importantly the corrective measures to help children heal from conditions such as ADHD, Autism, chronic ear infections, immune suppressive disorders, colic, acid reflux, headaches, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, bed wetting, and many others...

Retro Fitness Pumps Up Member Support With Innovative Mobile App »

October 28, 2014 at 8:53AM PDT | Source: Retro Fitness
Retro Fitness Opportunities Available

National Fitness Franchise Launches a Digital Platform for Fitness Engagement: New Mobile App Simplifies Health Tracking, Motivates Members
October 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // COLT’S NECK, N.J. – Retro Fitness, a leading low-cost, high-value fitness franchise system, is launching a fully integrated fitness-tracking mobile application primed to revolutionize the digital health space. Free to Retro Fitness members, the new app is now available in Apple and Android app stores and offers members the opportunity to track workouts, set goals, earn points, join challenges and share updates all while connecting with third-party apps.
In a new class of fitness club mobile apps on the market, the Retro Fitness app provides members unique and unparalleled control over their fitness data...

Planet Fitness Puts Members' Stories In The Spotlight With "Planet Of Triumphs" »

October 28, 2014 at 6:53AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

New Online Community Celebrates Accomplishments and Inspirational Stories
NEWINGTON, N.H. - Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Planet Fitness is known for its Judgement® Free Zone where members have a welcoming, non-intimidating environment to achieve and celebrate all accomplishments, big and small – from stepping into the gym for the first time, to running their first mile or losing hundreds of pounds. Now, Planet Fitness is recognizing those members and their triumphs with the launch of a new online community called Planet of Triumphs.
With Planet of Triumphs, the brand is creating a platform on the belief that every achievement deserves to be celebrated. Members are able to share their personal stories and be publicly supported by other members for their accomplishments...

Lapeer Fit Body Boot Camp Fitness Boot Camp Announces Last Week Of Registration For Challenge To Benefit Breast Cancer »

October 28, 2014 at 6:32AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Lapeer, MI (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 - Lapeer Fit Body Boot Camp, the area's premier fitness boot camp, is offering 14 days of unlimited fat-burning boot camp sessions for $25, with the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.
"Lapeer Fit Body Boot Camp is all about transforming women's bodies and their health," says owner Brain Kalakay. "Helping raise funds for breast cancer research is a natural extension of what we do in the boot camp every day."
The special pricing and fundraising effort continue through October 31st and the special offer is open to anyone in the community, male or female, who is interested in losing ten pounds of fat with Fit Body Boot Camp's Unstoppable Fitness Formula™...

Local Chiropractor Serves As Team Physician For Wounded Warrior Softball Team »

October 28, 2014 at 4:51AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

Springfield, Il (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 - Springfield, IL recently welcomed the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to play in the Wounded Warrior Softball Invitational, and local chiropractor Dr. Bryne Willey of AlignLife of Springfield was asked to be the team physician for the event. The team is a charitable organization whose mission is to raise awareness, educate and inspire the public about the strength and resiliency of our wounded warriors, showing how a positive attitude, commitment, dedication and perseverance allow them to overcome any obstacles. The Team is comprised of veterans and active-duty servicemen who have served our country in the Global War on Terrorism, in Iraq and in Afghanistan. They now travel the country playing abled-bodied teams in competitive, celebrity and exhibition softball games, bringing their special brand of softball, courage and inspiration...

AlignLife Chiropractic Franchise Continues National Expansion Plans »

October 27, 2014 at 6:22AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

AlignLife Chiropractic Franchise Is Now Serving Communities in South Austin
Austin, Tx (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 - AlignLife is a chiropractic and natural health franchise focusing on their signature Five Star Services which includes Chiropractic, Toxin Elimination, Nutrition Enhancement, Hormone Balance and Weight Loss. Patient who embrace an integrated approach to health care are realizing not only results in their current symptoms but an entirely new outlook on life. "I no longer look at trying to get up a flight of stairs but focus on my goal to climb a bigger mountain," says a long term patient of AlignLife.
AlignLife is proud to introduce our first clinic in Texas which is located in Austin at 419 SE Main Street Suite 201...

Local Chiropractic Office Donates 50 Winter Coats To Local Foster Children »

October 27, 2014 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

Springfield, Il (PRWEB) October 26, 2014 - Most people think of donating winter coats once the cold weather arrives, but AlignLife of Springfield, a local chiropractic & natural health care center, decided to get a head start on that mission by hosting its first annual Fall Coat Drive to collect new and gently used children's coats for the James Project, and organization that addresses the growing need for families who can provide homes for the abused and neglected children in our local foster care system. The James Project recruits and supports quality foster parents through the provision of homes and services. "After speaking with the great people at the James Project, we came to realize that often times children arrive at their foster homes with nothing but the clothes on their back," said Dr...

Kennesaw Fit Body Boot Camp Fitness Boot Camp Announces Spots Still Open For 6-Week Transformation Challenge »

October 24, 2014 at 6:44AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Kennesaw, GA (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 - Kennesaw's premier fitness boot camp, Kennesaw Fit Body Boot Camp, is famous locally for their demanding but extremely effective body transformation challenges. The challenges, which include six weeks of nutritional guidance and unlimited workouts, have become high-demand events.
The fitness boot camp will begin its latest 6-week challenge on Monday, October 27, but there are still a few slots open for those who would like to join. Special pricing is available for non-members.
"We only charge $40 per week for non-members because we want the challenge to be affordable and accessible for everyone," says Kennesaw Fit Body Boot Camp owner Deron Singh. "But you don't just get access to workouts for that low price, you get a complete, guided program and the benefits of having a personal trainer take you every step of the way...

TGA Launches Two New Youth Sports Franchises In Seattle, WA. »

October 23, 2014 at 10:22AM PDT | Source: TGA Premier Golf and Tennis

Recent college graduate and aspiring law student finds new career coaching youth and bringing programs to schools, community centers, golf and tennis facilities
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Seattle, WA – TGA Premier Golf and Tennis, a leading youth sports franchise company specializing school-based golf and tennis programs, continues its national growth with the establishment of two new franchises in Seattle.
Chandler Lewis, a recent graduate of the University of Washington and former head varsity golf and tennis coach, has partnered with Brad Kirkpatrick in acquiring the TGA Premier Junior Golf and TGA Premier Youth Tennis franchises on the east side of the Greater Seattle area. Kirkpatrick brought the first two TGA franchises to Seattle in 2013...

Planet Fitness Announces Company’s First International Expansion Into Canada »

October 22, 2014 at 9:54AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEWINGTON, N.H. – Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, today announced plans to enter Canada, the company's first international expansion. Planet Fitness is the fastest-growing full size health club franchise in the United States with more than 850 clubs. The brand will open its first international location in December in Toronto, Ontario at the Galleria Mall, 1245 Dupont Street, and a second club in Brampton, Ontario at Centennial Mall, 227 Vodden Street East, in early 2015.
The company has also begun franchising in Canada as part of its commitment to developing and growing the brand across the country. To date, the brand has received interest from over 10 franchise groups to purchase over 150 clubs across eight provinces coast to coast, with development beginning in early 2015...

Planet Fitness To Open New Location In White Plains, NY »

October 21, 2014 at 8:44AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - PFNY, LLC, the largest franchisee of Planet Fitness, the New Hampshire based Franchisor who pioneered the high-value/low cost fitness experience, is excited to announce the Grand Opening of their new White Plains location on Wednesday, October 22 at 250 Main Street.
"We are so pleased to open this location for our members," says James Innocenti, COO of the PFNY franchise. "This new, larger space will include 150 pieces of cardio equipment outfitted with individual TVs and a whole host of new amenities such as hydromassage and red light therapy. Because PFNY is built around the belief that fitness should be an accessible and affordable part of your lifestyle, we're offering new members the ability to join for a one dollar enrollment fee from now until November 21st...

9Round Records Nearly 5.8 Million Kicks For Breast Cancer Awareness »

October 21, 2014 at 4:08AM PDT | Source: 9Round

Donates $57,813 for Treatment and Research
October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, NC – At least for one day, 9Round, a national chain of kickboxing franchises with 160 locations in 36 states, kicked breast cancer to the curb.
On October 16, 2014, 9Round hosted its third annual "Kick for the Cure" fundraiser, during which fitness and kickboxing enthusiasts had a unique opportunity to help raise money for the support of breast cancer care. 9Round donated one penny for every kick recorded throughout the day at nearly all of its 160 clubs nationwide.
By the end of the day, 5,781,301 kicks were recorded, raising $57,813 to advance treatment and laboratory research for Breast Cancer.
"This is the least we can do to honor the millions of wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends who are affected by breast cancer every day," said 9Round founder Shannon Hudson...

Sky Zone To Hire 100 Energetic People In Timonium »

October 20, 2014 at 8:38AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Sky Zone Timonium Set To Open All-Trampoline Park
October 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // TIMONIUM, Md. - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, is now hiring more than 100 employees for its new park in Timonium, MD. Set to open in November, Sky Zone Timonium will become Maryland's second Sky Zone trampoline park with nearly 16,000 square feet of trampoline surface in a 28,000 square foot facility.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering Timonium residents and visitors the ultimate 3-D 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...

The IM=X® Pilates & Fitness Studio Offers Results – Fast »

October 17, 2014 at 6:03AM PDT | Source: IM=X® Pilates & Fitness
IM=X® Pilates & Fitness Opportunities Available

Personalized Pilates, Strength, Barre, Cycle, Back Wellness, Personal Training Arrives in Charlotte, NC
October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Charlotte, NC - The IM=X® Pilates & Fitness Studio located at 8035 Providence Road in Charlotte, North Carolina announces its GRAND OPENING on October 25, 2014. Staffed with IM=X Pilates certified trainers, the IM=X Pilates & Fitness Studio offers a unique Private or Semi-Private Training experience for those seeking the benefits of a combined fitness and pilates program. Enjoy long lean toned muscles, increased flexibility and serious core stabilization - without the premium price tag.
Owned and operated by Laura Fuller (Advanced certified Personal Trainer), IM=X Pilates & Fitness clients receive the attention of a Personal Trainer who provides them with specific program prescriptions and goal setting...

Orangetheory Fitness Opens First Connecticut Studio »

October 16, 2014 at 10:32AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Now in 26 States 
October 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -  Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced it has expanded into Connecticut, opening the state's first studio in Fairfield, Ct., approximately 50 miles outside of New York City. This announcement comes on the heels of explosive growth for the Orangetheory Fitness brand in 2014, and marks its presence in 26 states.
Owned and operated by first-time franchisee Mark Molina, the new studio located at 525 Tunxis Hill Cut-Off, will be celebrating with a VIP party on October 23 (4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.), and opens to the public on October 24 with classes beginning at 5:30 a...

Power Train Launches Franchising Initiative; Introducing Elite Athlete Training For Everyday Americans »

October 16, 2014 at 8:38AM PDT | Source: Power Train Sports Institute

Sports Performance-Focused Fitness Concept Announces Strategic U.S. Growth; Brand Plans to Add 600 New Franchise Locations in the Next 10 Years
October 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // MANHEIM, Pa. – Power Train, the performance-driven fitness concept that has built a reputation for training everyday people like professional athletes, today announced a strategic franchise growth initiative that aims to add 600 new franchise locations in markets across the country in the next 10 years. The brand is targeting investors with a passion for helping others meet and exceed their fitness and sports performance goals.
"From day one, we have set-out to build a program that would deliver real results – that could provide a solution for professional athletes, as well as those who are wandering around a gym looking for answers...



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