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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...

Soldierfit Signs First Franchise Agreement »

July 01, 2015 at 11:56AM PDT | Source: Soldierfit

Washington, DC Area Resident to Open Military-Inspired Fitness Franchise
Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) July 01, 2015 - 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.
“I purchased a Soldierfit franchise because the company is in the business of helping people...

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...

Sky Zone Raleigh Celebrates 100th Park Opening With Grand Giveaways And Thrilling Festivities »

July 01, 2015 at 10:05AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Trampoline Park Offers Guests the Ultimate Day of Fun
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Raleigh – Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, is giving guests a reason to jump for joy with the opening of its 100th location in Lakewood, NJ. This expansion marks an epic milestone that exemplifies Sky Zone’s remarkable international growth and success.
All parks in the United States, Australia, Canada and Mexico will be doing their part to celebrate the momentous occasion by upholding two of Sky Zone’s key pillars; doing good and fostering fun. Each of the 100 Sky Zone parks will be donating $500 to a local charity of their choice. Sky Zone Raleigh will proudly donate to Camp Royall...

CycleBar Kicks-Off Franchise Sales With Deals For 100 Studios Across U.S. »

July 01, 2015 at 9:10AM PDT | Source: CycleBar®
CycleBar® Opportunities Available

Entrepreneurs Looking for Opportunity to Own Luxury Flock to Premium Indoor Cycling Franchise
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // CINCINNATI - Just six months after introducing the company’s first franchise opportunities, CycleBar, the first and only premier indoor cycling franchise, is announcing its incredible growth momentum with deals inked for more than 100 studios in markets across the country. The strong franchise development is part of the company’s overarching goal to have 100 studios open to riders by Dec. 31, 2016.
Spearheading the fast-growing franchise is newly hired company president, Heather Harris. Harris most recently held the role of General Manager and Vice President at Donna Karan Intimates, where she drove strategic direction and execution of a multi-million dollar company turnaround...

New Orangetheory Fitness Studio Coming To Ann Arbor »

July 01, 2015 at 8:23AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-Intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Continues Expansion With New Michigan Studio 
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that a new studio will be coming to Ann Arbor, MI. The Ann Arbor studio will be located in the Woodland Plaza at 2246 S. Main Street. With two studios now open in the state and several in development, the innovative brand will continue to target the Michigan area for expansion.
Owned and operated by first-time franchisees, Matt and Marjo Grabowski and Orangetheory Fitness Michigan area developer Scott Marcus, the new studio will be celebrating its grand opening with a VIP party on July 9 from 5:00 p...

WellBiz Brands, Inc. Poised For Healthy Growth With Acquisition By KSL Capital Partners, LLC »

June 30, 2015 at 9:28AM PDT | Source: WellBiz Brands, Inc.

Denver-Based Companies Find Synergy In Health and Wellness
June 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // DENVER, Colo. – WellBiz Brands, Inc., one of the largest health and wellness franchise organizations in the United States, is taking its flagship brands – Elements Massage™, Fitness Together® and FIT36™ – to the next level: the company announced today that it has been acquired by an affiliate of the private equity firm KSL Capital Partners, LLC. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
WellBiz and KSL will work collaboratively to strengthen the three brands’ presence through increased awareness and market share in the U.S. and Canada. Each headquartered in Colorado, the two companies share more than proximity to one another; they are both committed to enhancing lives through organizations that provide customized and targeted personal services that are membership-based...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location In Vista, CA »

June 30, 2015 at 7:41AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of its newest franchise location in Vista, California. The renowned gym chain, best known for making serious workouts fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings, looks to continue to spread its 'No Judgments' philosophy through the San Diego area with the grand opening of Crunch Vista.
Crunch Vista is officially open for workouts, timed perfectly for helping residents shape up for summer. The new club is located at 225 Vista Village Drive, Suite 310-B, Vista, CA 92083 in Vista Village Marketplace alongside Lowes, Cinepolis Movie Theater and Staples, and is conveniently located next to the locally owned and operated health food grocery store, Frazier Farms...

Retro Fitness 90-Day Challenge Helps Members Lose 3,000 Lbs. »

June 29, 2015 at 10:12AM PDT | Source: Retro Fitness
Retro Fitness Opportunities Available

National Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Franchise Awards Toms River Member Mike Defalco $10,000 Grand Prize for Achieving 41 Percent Body Weight Loss
COLTS NECK, N.J. - June 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - When Retro Fitness gym members made their New Year's resolutions this year, they had more incentive than most. Retro Fitness held a 90-Day Challenge - with the grand prize of $10,000 going to the member who lost the most weight. With its recent completion, Retro Fitness saw a number of amazing transformations totaling nearly 3,000 pounds lost by nearly 1,000 members who worked with Retro Fitness trainers to effectively achieve their health and fitness goals.
The 90-Day Challenge itself was simple - Retro Fitness personal training clients had 90 days to transform their bodies and lose unwanted pounds...

Sky Zone Syracuse To Kick Off Summer With End Of School Year Bash »

June 29, 2015 at 9:41AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Trampoline Park will Offer Specials and Giveaways to Celebrate Summertime
June 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // SYRACUSE, NY - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, is kicking off summer with a Summer Bash four-day celebration. From June 29th through July 2nd, Syracuse families can come in to Sky Zone Syracuse and celebrate the end of the school year with gravity-defying Summer Bash deals.
Throughout the week, guests at Sky Zone Syracuse will be able to take advantage of various specials like two hours of Dodgeball for $15 a day or $50 for four days, $5 30-minute jump passes for first time jumpers, and Fuel Zone specials. On Tuesday June 30th, families can purchase a Family Fun Pack discounted pricing that includes four 60 minute jumps...

LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON) Announces Second New Jersey Location »

June 29, 2015 at 7:00AM PDT | Source: LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON)

Chic, culture-driven speed-waxing franchise announces plan for 2015 opening in Morristown, New Jersey. Ed and Patrick Sheridan opened their first LunchBOX in Westfield earlier this year and are now opening a three-suite, 1,100 square-foot in a popular and affluent shopping and dining destination in North New Jersey.
Morristown, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 29, 2015 - LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON), a wax-only franchise known for its emotive brand that happily encourages all to “Bare Your Beauty,” announced today New Jersey franchisees Ed and Patrick Sheridan signed a commercial lease agreement and soon will begin construction on their second of eight New Jersey locations.
The Sheridans, successful businessmen and New Jersey natives who opened their first LunchBOX in Westfield earlier this year and also operate a number of restaurants under another franchise concept, plan to open a three-suite, 1,100 square-foot space at 8 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960, a popular and affluent shopping and dining destination in North New Jersey...

Fitness On The Go Expands Offering Of In Home Personal Training In Denver »

June 29, 2015 at 4:26AM PDT | Source: Fitness On The Go

Gregory Nunez joins Fitness on the Go as an in home personal trainer servicing the Denver area.
Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 29, 2015 - There’s a new personal trainer in Denver who helps puppies and used to be almost 300 pounds. He may be your new best friend.
Gregory Nunez recently opened the Denver location of national in-home personal training brand Fitness on the Go. He’s not new to the industry, however - he’s been a personal trainer for the last 15 years. As an overweight teen with high blood pressure and at risk for diabetes, he started working at gyms in New York and wondered if fitness might change his life.
It did. He worked his way up through managerial positions, became a personal trainer, and never looked back...

Anytime Fitness Named #1 Top Global Franchise By "Entrepreneur" Magazine »

June 25, 2015 at 10:33AM PDT | Source: Anytime Fitness
Anytime Fitness  Opportunities Available

The World's Fastest-Growing Gym is Now Open in 22 Countries
HASTINGS, Minn. - June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Anytime Fitness, the world's largest and fastest-growing co-ed fitness club chain, is ranked No. 1 on Entrepreneur magazine's annual Top Global Franchise list. Averaging more than 300 new gyms a year for each of the past 8 years, Anytime Fitness will soon open its 3,000th franchised unit – in fewer years (13) than it took other franchising legends like McDonald's, Subway, 7-Eleven and Pizza Hut to reach that same milestone.
To compile the Top Global Franchises ranking, Entrepreneur started with each company's 2015 Franchise 500® score – based on objective, quantifiable criteria including system size, growth and financial strength and stability – then adjusted to give extra weight to international size and growth...

New Planet Fitness Now Open In San Angelo, TX »

June 25, 2015 at 10:30AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

Grand Opening memberships just $1 down and $10 a month at the new club on Knickerbocker Road at Loop 306
SAN ANGELO, Texas - June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, announced the Grand Opening of its newest club in San Angleo, TX in the Southwest Plaza at 3552 Knickerbocker Road and Loop 306. The club is offering special grand opening memberships for just $1 down and $10 a month.
"Our San Angelo club offers a non-intimidating atmosphere to exercise at a very affordable price," said Jason Frick, President of PF-TO Management, LLC. which operates 10 other Planet Fitness locations across Texas. "We want this club to be a special place, where our members can relax, have fun, and get fit at the same time, all for only $10 a month...

Launch Trampoline Park Is Coming To Springfield, MA »

June 25, 2015 at 10:16AM PDT | Source: Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park Opportunities Available

Get Ready to Jump!
(PRWEB) June 25, 2015 - Launch Trampoline Park provides kids of all ages with endless fun of bouncing on trampolines, playing dodgeball in mid-air or falling into a massive foam pit. Launch Trampoline Park, Springfield will be located at 165 Avocado Street Springfield, MA. The building will feature over 25,000 square feet of space and have about 16,000 square feet dedicated to trampolines.
“Springfield is going through a huge transformation right now and we are so excited to be able to part of the revitalization of the area,” said franchisees Myron and Linda Ferguson “Launch encourages family wellness through entertaining fitness, and we are happy to get the community jumping!”
“The Launch Springfield franchisees have a great passion for their community and to provide health, wellness and fun to the residents of Springfield...

Milford, CT, Get Ready To Jump!  »

June 25, 2015 at 8:12AM PDT | Source: Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park Opportunities Available

Launch Trampoline Park is Coming to Milford, CT
The new park will be owned and operated by Robert and Chereyl Gebler, Brandon and Stacey Maxwell, and Mike and Kristi Carriero, and scheduled to open this fall.
Warwick, RI (PRWEB) June 25, 2015 - Launch Trampoline Park provides kids of all ages with endless fun of bouncing on trampolines, playing dodgeball in mid-air or falling into a massive foam pit. Launch Trampoline Park, Milford will be located at 125 Old Gate Lane in Milford, CT. The building will feature over 29,000 square feet of space and have about 16,000 square feet dedicated to trampolines.
“We are very excited to provide the community of New Haven County with a fun activity for families,” said franchisee Stacey Maxwell...

LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON) Confirms First Las Vegas, Nevada, Location »

June 25, 2015 at 6:29AM PDT | Source: LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON)

Chic, culture-driven speed-waxing franchise announces plan for 2015 salon opening in Henderson’s affluent Green Valley neighborhood. Reno residents Jaime Gardner and Ryan Ley signed a commercial lease for a three-suite, 900 square-foot space in The District at Green Valley Ranch, a mixed-use metropolitan community that features shopping, dining, entertainment and residential space.
Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) June 25, 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 Nevada franchisee team signed a commercial lease agreement and soon will begin construction on their first location.
Reno residents Jaime Gardner and Ryan Ley signed a commercial lease for a three-suite, 900 square-foot space in The District at Green Valley Ranch (120 S...

New Planet Fitness Opens In Avondale »

June 25, 2015 at 6:10AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

Arizona welcomes another Judgement Free Zone.
AVONDALE, Ariz. - June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, announced a new facility located at 200 Avondale Boulevard. The 20,000+ sq. ft. club is now open and is offering special grand opening memberships for just $1 down and $10 a month.
"We are very excited to bring Planet Fitness to Avondale, and we are proud to be a part of this community," said Brandon Thomas, local co-owner of the new club. "We provide a non-intimidating and affordable atmosphere for our members for only $10 a month." The Avondale club will be the Thomas' 5th location, joining their Yuma, Prescott, Casa Grande and Apache Junction locations...

Get Ready To Jump! Launch Trampoline Park Is Coming To Bergen County, NJ »

June 25, 2015 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park Opportunities Available

Launch Franchising, LLC. is pleased to announce the opening of Launch Trampoline Park in Bergen County, NJ this fall. The new park will be located at 535 South River Street Hackensack, NJ.
Warick, RI (PRWEB) June 25, 2015 - Launch Trampoline Park provides kids of all ages with endless fun of bouncing on trampolines, playing dodgeball in mid-air or falling into a massive foam pit. Launch Trampoline Park, Bergen County will be located at 535 South River Street Hackensack, NJ 07601. The building will feature over 44,000 square feet of space and have about 22,000 square feet dedicated to trampolines, making it one of the largest parks in the country.
“We are very excited to open our third corporate location of Launch Trampoline Park,” stated Robert Arnold, president and co-owner of Launch Franchising, LLC...

Members Dominate The 2015 Gold's Gym Challenge »

June 23, 2015 at 6:08AM PDT | Source: Gold's Gym

Lose An Estimated 216,678 Pounds And 226,527 Inches In Just 12 Weeks
$100,000 in Cash Prizes Awarded to 30 Most Inspiring Body Transformations; Demand Prompts Fall Challenge with Sign-Ups Starting in August
DALLAS - June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - In January 2015, as Gold's Gym kicked off its 50th Anniversary year, nearly 20,000 Gold's Gym members from across the U.S. enrolled in the Gold's Gym Challenge – a 12-week total body transformation competition to help people achieve their potential through fitness. The results showcased the incredible efforts of 19,698 total participants from 326 Gold's Gym locations nationwide – with a total of 216,678 pounds and 226,527 inches lost. The average participant lost at least 11 pounds and 11...



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