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

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

October 22, 2014 // // 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 // // 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 // // 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 // // 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 // // 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 // // 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...

Pure Barre Launches First Exclusive Clothing Collection In Partnership With Splits59 »

October 16, 2014 at 8:13AM PDT | Source: Pure Barre

Pure Barre® By Splits59 Makes Debut with Clothing Line Designed Exclusively with the Pure Barre Consumer in Mind
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pure Barre, the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation with more than 250 studios across the country, has launched their first ever clothing line, Pure Barre® by Splits59. The collection, in partnership with the innovative women's activewear label Splits59, will be sold exclusively in Pure Barre studios and online at
The Pure Barre® by Splits59 Fall Collection is composed of seven activewear styles that were designed with the Pure Barre consumer in mind. The line was created with unique details to ensure comfort and technical femininity taking clients from the barre to the street in a fashionable yet practical way...

Anytime Fitness' "Get To A Healthier Place" Ads Reflects New Consumer Priorities »

October 14, 2014 at 9:10AM PDT | Source: Anytime Fitness Corporation

Gym Members Now More Concerned about Overall Health than Weight Loss
HASTINGS, Minn. - Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - A new study by the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) concludes that the number one reason adults belong to fitness centers is "To stay healthy." "To lose weight" ranked fifth on the list of gym members' goals. The prioritizing of health – and the ability to enjoy an active lifestyle – is also the focus of the re-branding of Anytime Fitness, the world's fastest-growing health club franchise.
Emphasizing the belief that gyms should be designed to meet people wherever they are in their fitness journey, the theme of Anytime Fitness' new campaign is "Get to a Healthier Place." The line, developed by the advertising firm GdB, speaks both to members as well as Anytime Fitness clubs themselves, which people often refer to as the "Cheers of health clubs," a place where everybody knows your name...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location In Roslindale, MA »

October 14, 2014 at 8:27AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Fitness announces the opening of its newest franchise location in Roslindale, Massachusetts. The renowned gym chain, best known for making serious workouts fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings, looks to spread its 'No Judgments' philosophy to the Boston area with the grand opening of Crunch Roslindale.
Approximately six miles southwest of Boston, Crunch Roslindale will open its doors to the suburban community in 2015. Crunch Roslindale will be the first Crunch in the greater Boston area and the sixth Crunch gym opened by Fitness Holdings, LLC and its team of industry veterans Fred Maudsley, Brian Vanderveen, Mike Lamparski and Steve Viscardi who combined have over 60 years of experience in the fitness and health club industry...

Anytime Fitness To Open A New Club In Skyland Plaza »

October 14, 2014 at 7:12AM PDT | Source: Anytime Fitness Corporation

Construction underway for the world's fastest-growing 24-hour co-ed fitness club.
Asheville, NC (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 - Working out is about to get a lot easier with a convenient gym location, friendly atmosphere and ample parking. Get to a healthier place at Anytime Fitness, which is opening in Asheville just in time for the holidays.
Local Anytime Fitness franchisee Nikolai Maximov confirmed that construction has started for a 5,500 square-foot, state-of-the-art gym in Skyland Plaza on Hendersonville Road. The club will be open in December.
"What differentiates Anytime Fitness from other clubs is our focus on helping members get the results that they're seeking in an environment they love," said Maximov. "Our gym will be small enough that we can provide personalized attention for all of our members...

Sky Zone To Hire 100 Energetic People In Ocean Township »

October 14, 2014 at 4:42AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Sky Zone Ocean Township Set To Open Largest All-Trampoline Park
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, is now hiring 100 employees for its new park in Ocean Township. Set to open in November, Sky Zone Ocean Township will become Monmouth County's first trampoline park with over 21,000 square feet of trampoline surface in a 35,000 square foot facility.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering Ocean Township residents and visitors the ultimate 3-D 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, SkyRobics, 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...

Charter Fitness Eyes Growth In Texas »

October 13, 2014 at 7:34AM PDT | Source: Charter Fitness
Charter Fitness  Opportunities Available

Popular Health Club Looking for Qualified Franchisees For Individual, Multi-unit Agreements
(PRWEB) October 13, 2014 - Charter Fitness, one of the Chicago area's largest and fastest growing health-club businesses, has set its sights on Texas as a market for new growth. The company plans to build fitness centers in Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex and Houston, and is actively seeking franchise groups to own and operate these up to 20,000-square-foot facilities.
"Texas is an attractive market for our brand of fitness center and we offer the business entrepreneur a great opportunity to join us as a partner," said Michael Vogel, who leads development at Charter Fitness. "We believe our business model is one of the most attractive in the industry, offering a best-in-class concept that provides a strong return on investment for the kind of franchisee leaders we seek...

Orangetheory Fitness Launches Inaugural Halloween Social Media Contest »

October 13, 2014 at 7:20AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

One Lucky Winner to Receive Ten Complementary Sessions
October 13, 2014 // // FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - With Halloween spirit in full swing, Orangetheory Fitness today announced it's first-ever social media contest, open to participants nationwide. The fitness franchise is giving fans an opportunity to win a prize package by embracing their inner orange and bringing out their Halloween creativity with it's first annual Orangetheory Fitness Pumpkin Carving Contest.
To enter, participants must post a photo of a creatively carved pumpkin to Instagram, using the hashtag #OTFPumpkin and tagging @OTheoryFitness. The contest is open for entries beginning today, October 13 through Monday, October 27. Once all photos have been received and reviewed, Orangetheory Fitness will select three finalists, which will be posted to the Orangetheory Fitness Facebook page...

Max Muscle Lincoln Gets 9th Consecutive National Store Of The Year Award »

October 13, 2014 at 4:19AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) October 12, 2014 - Max Muscle of Lincoln recently won their ninth consecutive National Store of the Year award. This is the first time a Max Muscle franchise owner has ever more than once, let alone the record nine times. This honor was awarded directly to Chad Case, owner and operator of the Lincoln store. This prestigious award is awarded to the Max Muscle store who consistently scores highest in customer surveys, in a rigorous process of multiple secret shopper visits, overall store performance, as well as exemplifies and upholds the stringent Max Muscle standards in regard to service, continuing education and customer service.
"As a small business owner, building a business that has been not only successful but has become intertwined into the community is incredibly humbling...

Strongsville Fit Body Boot Camp Offers Pre-Opening Fitness Boot Camp Special »

October 13, 2014 at 4:15AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Strongsville fitness boot camp set to open this week is offering a pre-opening special to the community.
Strongsville, OH (PRWEB) October 11, 2014 - The community's newest fitness resource will be unveiled this week, with Fit Body Boot Camp Strongsville opening the doors to its fitness boot camp. Owners', brother and sister team Brett and Alex Kastor, are excited about their scheduled opening and the opportunity to help their Strongsville neighbors achieve their health and fitness goals.
"We feel really blessed to be healthy, happy, vibrant and loving life," says Brett. "The natural course for us is to help others feel the same way. We are thrilled to be a team working together on transforming lives."
The fitness boot camp is part of the international Fit Body Boot Camp franchise, known for its intense, thirty-minute fat-burning workouts, which combine high-intensity interval training with functional resistance exercise for building muscle while shedding fat in an incredibly short time...

Get In Shape For Women, Palm Beach County Launches Community Outreach Program: Giving Back Moving Forward »

October 13, 2014 at 3:51AM PDT | Source: Get In Shape For Women

Free Educational Seminars "Demystifying" the Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle
Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 - Get In Shape For Women, the national fitness studio franchise that offers small-group personal training for women in a private, upscale environment, is launching a Community Outreach Program to educate and inspire local organizations and charities of Palm Beach County. The program endeavors to promote a better understanding between body health, nutrition and physical fitness.
The initiative will include partnering with local business and community-based organizations to:

Provide free educational seminars focused on clarifying misconceptions regarding diet and exercise, while outlining the importance of sufficient nutritional intake along with an effective fat to lean muscle ratio...

ROCKIN' JUMP - The Ultimate Trampoline Park Franchise - Set To Introduce Flagship Park To Madison, Wisconsin »

October 10, 2014 at 6:34AM PDT | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

MADISON, Wis. - Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - San Francisco Bay Area based trampoline park franchisor ROCKIN' JUMP ® continues to catch the attention of both consumers and investors throughout the USA. The company recently announced its 28th franchise agreement, and now is announcing a new agreement and lease for a flagship location in Madison, WI at 2700 Novation Parkway. The park is scheduled to open in the spring of 2015.
Opening the doors to Madison's first trampoline park are Steve Steidl of Brookfield and Aaron Bakken, a Middleton native who recently returned to the area after nearly 15 years as an entrepreneur in California. Bakken is also the Director of Franchise Marketing & Sales for ROCKIN' JUMP, and has been with the company since 2010...

Petaluma Fit Body Boot Camp Invites Community To Fitness Boot Camp Grand Opening »

October 10, 2014 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

With Proceeds to Benefit Local Firefighters
Petaluma, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 - Katie Switzer and Dallas Wicker, personal trainers and co-owners of Santa Rosa Fit Body Boot Camp, are inviting the Petaluma community to take part in the opening of their second fitness boot camplocation in Petaluma.
Petaluma Fit Body Boot Camp, located at 5330 Old Redwood Highway, opened its doors on August 1st, and has quickly generated a roster of happy clients and a good deal of local buzz. The fitness boot camp is part of the international franchise, Fit Body Boot Camp, and is known for their intense, 30-minute fat-burning workouts.
"We really love the Petaluma area and we’ve been thrilled with the response within the community," says Switzer...

Elements® Fitness Opens First Las Vegas Facility »

October 10, 2014 at 5:14AM PDT | Source: elements™ fitness

Las Vegas, NV, October 10, 2014 - ( - Miami Beach based elements® fitness has opened it's most recent outpost in Las Vegas, Nevada. The popular fitness and lifestyle brand, designed for women, plans to deliver a mix of fitness, spa, and lifestyle services to service a growing demand for expanded niche fitness offerings in the market.
"Las Vegas is a top US market in terms of growth, and the population here is very aware of health, fitness, and maintaining a great appearance. We are thrilled to be launching the elements® brand with a twist in Las Vegas, to really excited audience," commented Christopher Palumbo, Brand Director.
elements® joins David Barton Gym and Canyon Ranch as branded specialty fitness and lifestyle chains in the market, however elements® will be the only full service fitness club for women in the area...

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