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Miami Marlins And Orangetheory Fitness Announce Charitable Partnership »

April 24, 2015 at 8:28AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

Orangetheory Fitness To Donate $200 To The Marlins Foundation For Every Giancarlo Stanton Home Run at Marlins Park 
April 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // MIAMI – The Miami Marlins today announced that they have partnered with Orangetheory Fitness to benefit the Marlins Foundation. For every Giancarlo Stanton home run at Marlins Park in 2015, Orangetheory Fitness will donate $200 to benefit Marlins RBI.
“The Miami Marlins welcome Orangetheory Fitness to the Marlins Foundation and appreciate their support of Marlins RBI,” said Alfredo Mesa, Vice President and Executive Director of Marlins Foundation. “This partnership will highlight the talent of Giancarlo Stanton and support the kids who participate in the Marlins RBI program...

Gymboree Reports Increased Sales And Adjusted EBITDA In The Fourth Quarter Of Fiscal 2014 »

April 24, 2015 at 5:06AM PDT | Source: Gymboree
Gymboree Opportunities Available

Fourth Quarter Comparable Sales Increased 5%
SAN FRANCISCO - April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Gymboree Corporation (the "Company") today reported consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 31, 2015.
Fourth Quarter Highlights include:

Net sales of $375.6 million, increased 7% from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013,
Comparable sales (including online sales) increase of 5% with increases in all brands,
Adjusted gross profit margin of 37.2%, an increase of approximately 110 basis points versus last year, and
Adjusted EBITDA of $32.3 million increased 29.1% from the fourth quarter last year.

"We're very pleased with the progress we made in the fourth quarter across our businesses, particularly in Janie and Jack and Crazy 8," said Mark Breitbard, Chief Executive Officer...

Pure Barre Celebrates 300th Studio Opening »

April 23, 2015 at 10:35AM PDT | Source: Pure Barre

North America's Leading Barre Concept Positioned for Further Expansion
April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Pure Barre, the largest and most established barre concept in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of its 300th location. The franchise has experienced consistent and unprecedented expansion throughout its history, showing a growth of more than 50 percent from 2013 to 2014 alone. Now with locations in 42 states, along with the District of Columbia, Pure Barre is forecasting steady growth and has plans to expand to Canada by year-end.
With three times the presence of any other barre concept, Pure Barre is the clear market leader in the barre sector and a dominant force in the growing boutique fitness industry...

El Paso Residents Challenged To Lose 1,000 Pounds In 28 Days »

April 22, 2015 at 6:09AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

El Paso Fit Body Boot Camp has challenged local residents to lose a total of 1,000 pounds during their 28-Day Meltdown Challenge. The local fitness center is offering the challenge for less than a dollar a day and will be donating a portion of the proceeds to local diabetes foundations.
El Paso, Texas (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 - The 1,000 Pound Meltdown Challenge will be begin May 4 and will be held at the El Paso Fit Body Boot Camp: 3945 Doniphan Park Cir, El Paso, TX 79922. The 28-Day event costs $27.99 and will be take place during morning classes throughout the week and weekend. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local diabetes foundations and research centers fighting against the debilitating effects of diabetes and diabetes related illnesses...

Guarantee Fat Loss Results With 5 Easy Tips »

April 20, 2015 at 10:16AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Fit Body Boot Camp releases Spring fat loss tips to help get bodies ready for Summer.
Chino Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2015 - Genuine fat loss results can seem virtually impossible for many who have tried diets and gym memberships in the past. But what failed dieters and gym-goers don’t realize is that weight loss results can be guaranteed by adhering to five simple principles.
1. Nutrition
No one can out-train a bad diet. No matter how many hours one spends working at the gym, a poor diet can undermine nearly all efforts to lose weight.But a nutritional mean plan does not mean starvation, calorie counting or tasteless foods. There are plenty of delicious and healthy diet plans that make weight loss possible.
Fit Body Boot Camp offers just such plans to its clients...

CKO Kickboxing Offers First-Ever Kickboxing Themed Cruise To Bermuda »

April 20, 2015 at 6:53AM PDT | Source: CKO Kickboxing

"CKO at Sea" Offers Five Days of Fun and Fitness for Members, Guests and Franchise Owners
HOBOKEN, N.J. - April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - CKO Kickboxing has established many "firsts" in the fitness industry, and now it can add hosting the first kickboxing cruise aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship to its highlight reel.
"CKO at Sea" will feature a five-night Bermuda cruise round trip from Bayonne, N.J. on Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas with a two-day overnight port of call in King's Wharf, Bermuda. Members and their guests will enjoy a 24-hour open gangway, which means they won't have to rush back to the ship.
"We wanted to offer our members and our franchisees a chance to have a fascinating adventure on a great cruise line to a fantastic destination," said Joseph Andreula, founder and president of CKO Kickboxing, one of the fastest growing health fitness franchises in America...

Don’t Be “Fool”ish This April – Save A Life With Swim Lessons »

April 16, 2015 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

British Swim School reminds all families to take a hard look at the swimming abilities of each adult and child. If anyone isn’t able to back float (the ultimate survival skill), he or she is in jeopardy and needs to learn how to swim.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 - It’s the time of year when teachers, students and families have begun the countdown to summer. The weather is warming up, Spring Break is over, and the clock is ticking until outdoor pools and beaches become a hot spot. British Swim School (BSS) uses this season to remind all families to take a hard look at the swimming abilities of each adult and child. If anyone isn’t able to back float (the ultimate survival skill), he or she is in jeopardy and needs to learn how to swim...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location In Granite Bay, CA »

April 16, 2015 at 7:42AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of its newest location in Granite Bay, California. The renowned gym chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings continues to expand through the Sacramento region bringing its 'No Judgments' philosophy to the already health conscious and family oriented community of Granite Bay.
Set to open for workouts in summer of 2015, Crunch's newest location will be conveniently sited on the corner of Douglas Blvd and Sierra College Blvd in Granite Bay in the Sierra Oaks Plaza Center 4130 Douglas Blvd Granite Bay, CA 95746. The shopping center has plenty of parking and borders the town of Roseville...

Orangetheory® Fitness Continues All-Out Growth With 200th Studio Opening »

April 16, 2015 at 6:59AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

Gainesville, Florida Studio Opening is the Latest Landmark for the Fast-Growing Fitness Franchise 
April 16, 2015 // Franchising.com // FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Orangetheory® Fitness, the revolutionary and rapidly expanding fitness franchise, has announced today its 200th studio opening in Gainesville, Florida. The opening represents the latest milestone for the fitness company, which has been experiencing explosive growth since opening its first studio in 2010. Today, Orangetheory Fitness continues to raise the bar in the health and wellness industry, having nearly doubled its footprint in past 16 months. With a total of 525 franchises licenses already awarded, the company shows no signs of slowing down.
"Our 200th open studio is certainly a landmark opening for the brand, and Gainesville holds a special place in my heart because it's home to my alma mater, the University of Florida," said Dave Long, chief executive officer of Orangetheory Fitness...

Planet Fitness To Open New Club In Seguin, Texas In June 2015 »

April 16, 2015 at 6:28AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness Franchise Announces Another Location in Central Texas
SEGUIN, Texas - April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, announced a new location coming to 1500 E. Court Street in the old Steele's space next to Office Depot and Tractor Supply in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Seguin. The 15,000+ square-foot club is expected to open in June 2015.
"We are really excited to bring Planet Fitness to Seguin and the surrounding communities," said Jason Frick, COO of PF-TO Management, LLC. "We provide a clean, non-intimidating atmosphere to exercise at a very affordable price which is why our memberships begin at only $10 a month," continued Frick...

David Lloyd Leisure Rolls Out Orangetheory® Fitness Group Training To Winchester Studio »

April 16, 2015 at 5:23AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

LONDON - April 16, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - David Lloyd Leisure (http://www.davidlloyd.co.uk/) is expanding its high street offering by bringing the unique Orangetheory® Fitness interval group (http://www.davidlloyd.co.uk/club-finder/winchester-studio/studio-concept-winchester) training programme to its Winchester studio (http://www.davidlloyd.co.uk/club-finder/winchester-studio).
Europe’s premier health, sports and leisure group (http://www.davidlloyd.co.uk/) - which exclusively holds the UK and Ireland licence for Orangetheory® Fitness – is launching the one-of-a-kind workout for the Winchester community on May 1st at its first David Lloyd Studio outside London.
Orangetheory® Fitness has been taking the US by storm, and is the country’s first franchise studio concept to use heart rate monitored training for scientifically proven results...

Losing America’s Extra Pounds: Fitness Boot Camp Rapidly Expanding »

April 16, 2015 at 4:38AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Demand for the Fit Body Boot Camp fitness franchise has dramatically increased since the start of 2015. As a result, dozens of new locations will be opening throughout the remaining year, helping thousands of Americans get fit.
Chino Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 - Fit Body Boot Camp is the world’s most popular and fastest growing indoor fitness boot camp brand. The fitness center offers powerful Afterburn workouts and lifestyle accountability systems that help members get incredible weight loss results.
The franchise was created by fitness industry icon Bedros Keuilian. A highly sought after business and marketing consultant, Keuilian works with hundreds of fitness professionals and businesses each year to help them grow and stabilize their profits...

Athletic Republic Celebrates Training One Million Athletes »

April 14, 2015 at 4:11AM PDT | Source: Athletic Republic

Performance sports training leader helps athletes of all ages achieve their goals.
Park City, Utah (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 - For the past 25 years, Athletic Republic has propelled athletes from the bench to the field, from freshman to varsity squads, from high school to college, from college to the pros, and from the back of the pack to the podium. This month, the Athletic Republic network of advanced sports training centers is celebrating its one-millionth athlete trained.
It all began in the 1980s when exercise physiologist, John Frappier, was chosen to accompany the U.S. Gymnastics delegation to the Soviet Union for the 1986 Goodwill Games. The experience provided Frappier the opportunity to study the Soviet system of developing world-class athletes, a system with which it had achieved remarkable success...

Sky Zone To Hire 90 Energetic People In Franklin »

April 13, 2015 at 9:39AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Sky Zone Franklin Set To Open Trampoline Park in the Neighborhood
[start:FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, is now hiring 90 part-time team members for its new park in Franklin. Set to open in May, Sky Zone Franklin will have over 19,000 square feet of trampoline surface in a 29,000 square foot facility.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering local 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 and SkyFit, innovative fitness classes that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour...

500 Entrepreneurs Apply To Purchase Fitness Franchise In Just One Month »

April 10, 2015 at 4:32AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

March of 2015 saw more than 500 fitness professionals and entrepreneurs inquire about opening a Fit Body Boot Camp. This record-breaking number of applicants, all expressing interest within one month, exposes massive demand for the popular indoor fitness boot camp franchise.
Chino Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) April 10, 2015 - Fit Body Boot Camp is the world’s most popular and fastest growing indoor fitness boot camp franchise. The company has been steadily expanding since it’s launch but has recently experienced a massive influx of new opened locations, purchased franchise agreements, and franchise inquiries.
Headquartered in Chino Hills, Calif., the brand was created and popularized by fitness industry icon Bedros Keuilian...

Sky Zone Awards Franchise In McDonough »

April 09, 2015 at 10:14AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Creator Of The World's First All-Walled Trampoline Playing Court Is Coming To Town
MCDONOUGH, Ga. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, announces it has awarded its newest franchise in McDonough, with plans to open its doors in early fall. For a WoW experience, the brand new facility will include an Open Jump Court, Ultimate Dodgeball courts, SkySlam Basketball courts, and a giant Foam Pit. The new park will offer local families a better choice for entertainment and recreation by bringing this innovative concept to the rapidly growing community.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering McDonough residents and visitors the ultimate 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 and SkyRobics, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour...

Kinderdance® Missouri Expands To An Area Developer »

April 08, 2015 at 8:54AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education to Young Children Worldwide
April 08, 2015 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children announces Missouri expansion. Molly Ameis business owner of Kinderdance St Louis and St Charles Counties Missouri upgrades to a Kinderdance Area Developer. As a Kinderdance Area Developer, Kinderdance Missouri is serving children in St Louis City and the counties of St. Louis and St. Charles, Franklin, Jefferson, Warren and Lincoln in the state of Missouri.
Ms. Ameis purchased her franchise in 2010, before becoming a Kinderdance franchise owner Molly taught Kinderdance programs for five years...

Rebounderz Signs Its First International Arenas »

April 08, 2015 at 5:08AM PDT | Source: Rebounderz Franchise and Development

Indoor Family Fun and Fitness Center Continues Rapid Growth with Multi-Unit Deal
April 08, 2015 // Franchising.com // SANFORD, Fla. – Rebounderz Franchise and Development, the franchisors of Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena, inked a multi-unit international deal for Rebounderz arenas in Panama with Trampoline Unitedos.
Trampoline Unitedos will open Panama’s first Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena – and the first Rebounderz arena outside the U.S. – in late fall 2015 at the Sortis Hotel Spa and Casino at Calle 56 y 57, Obarrio in Panama City. This is the first trampoline arena of its kind in the area and will create 40-60 local full- and part-time jobs.
Rebounderz representatives expect the new indoor trampoline arena to quickly become a popular entertainment venue for Sortis Hotel guests as well as local residents as it is an exceptional choice for fun and intense individual and group exercise...

Elements Fitness Names JoAnna Tuttle President »

April 07, 2015 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: elements™ fitness

Former 24 Hour Fitness Executive takes reigns at growing women’s health club brand.
Los Angeles, CA - April 07, 2015 - (PR.com) - Women's fitness and lifestyle brand elements fitness has named long time industry veteran JoAnna Tuttle as president. Tuttle will be charged with the growth of clubside operations, and expansion into new market zones for the popular women's brand. She will replace founder Christopher Palumbo, who will remain as acting Chair of elements® Board of Directors and will spearhead international licensing, brand initiatives, and retail growth.
Prior to arriving at elements®, Tuttle was at Carlsbad, CA based 24 Hour Fitness for a 25 year career, where she headed field operations, sales operations, pricing strategy, business & IT strategy which helped drive 24HF from 6 clubs to over 420, with 1...

Gold's Gym Expands Global Presence With New Deals In Africa And Asia »

April 06, 2015 at 6:48AM PDT | Source: Gold's Gym

With Presence on Six Out of Seven Continents, Iconic Brand Continues to Resonate Worldwide with Agreements to Build New Facilities in Morocco, Mongolia and Jordan
DALLAS - April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority on health and fitness, announced today that it has signed agreements to develop eight new gyms in Morocco, four in Mongolia and four in Jordan. The deals mark the continued expansion of the iconic brand into Africa, and increase its presence in Asia, where Gold's Gym is already known as an international fitness icon.
In each country, Gold's Gym partnered with top business minds who will serve as master franchisees. This includes: Faycal Achmoul and Mohammed Rharmili of Morocco, Batmunkh Sengee and Gankhuyag Rentsendorj of Mongolia and Adnan Sa'Ed Mohammad Aburukbeh of Jordan...



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