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Crunch Franchise Partners With BDA Sports Management To Build Fitness Platform »

January 29, 2015 at 11:05AM PST | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise is pleased to announce that it has partnered with sports industry veterans BDA Sports Management to exclusively develop and operate Franchise ownership opportunities of health clubs with NBA athletes across the globe. The partnership currently includes franchise locations with BDA Sports clients Joakim Noah (Chicago Bulls), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Chase Budinger (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Darren Collison (Sacramento Kings).
The two companies are perfectly aligned to give athletes the ability to focus on physical fitness and provide them with an outlet through business to share a love of fitness and health with others. With only one year since its inception, the joint ventures of BDA Sports clients and Crunch have brought multiple fitness centers to Northern, Central and Southern California and are currently expanding with five locations in Chicago...

Seattle's CKO Kickboxing Community Shows Everyone Can Be Fit »

January 29, 2015 at 6:23AM PST | Source: CKO Kickboxing

New Moms to Technology Executives Tweet: "Kickboxing Is for Everyone"
SEATTLE - Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - You don't have to be a martial arts master or a Kung Fu fighter to enter a CKO Kickboxing Gym or to own one.
This is the message portrayed through the social media sensation sweeping Seattle.
The #IamCKO campaign on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram shows ordinary people who are achieving extraordinary results with the proprietary workout created by Joseph Andreula over 18 years ago. This amazing workout has spread from New Jersey to the Seattle Washington area.
"Our goal is to show that almost anyone can benefit from the CKO Kickboxing workout. Our members or as we like to refer to them - our CKO Family - initially come to us at different fitness levels," said Joe Andreula, president and founder of the popular fitness franchise CKO Kickboxing, which has more than 60 gyms stretching from coast to coast...

Rockin' Jump Bounces Into San Dimas, Offering Family Entertainment That's "Fitness Disguised As Fun"! »

January 28, 2015 at 6:17AM PST | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

Trampoline Park's 8th location opened January 14, 2015!
SAN DIMAS, Calif. - Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire - Trampoline park innovator Rockin' Jump is continuing its impressive growth with a brand new location in San Dimas, CA. This opening marks the fourth franchise park opening and the 8th overall park for the Rockin' Jump brand. Rockin' Jump – San Dimas in San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County opened to the public on Wednesday, January 14th and is located at 533 West Arrow Highway, San Dimas, California 91773.
The more than 20,000 square foot facility features wall-to-wall trampolines, a foam pit, basketball "SLAM DUNK ZONES" and even a café stocked with delicious and healthy food. Outfitted with free WIFI, Rockin' Jump enables busy parents and professionals to remain productive while their kids jump...

Changing The Fitness Industry - Fitness On The Go »

January 28, 2015 at 4:20AM PST | Source: Fitness On The Go

San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) January 28, 2015 - A career in fitness is a path enjoyed by many, as it doesn't tie one down to a corporate 9 – 5 desk job. It allows for plenty of interaction, creating one's schedule, and staying active. But the average personal trainer that has been in the industry for more than 3 years only continues to be a personal trainer for about 8 years. When you look at a recent study comparing other professions: lawyers that have been practicing for more than 3 years continue in their field for an average of 31 years, carpenters – 17 years, nurses – 27 years. This study only takes in account people that have a minimum 3 years in their field as opposed to the many that may come in and out quickly. So why do personal trainers not stay in their field as long as other professions?
Is it because it is easy to become a personal trainer so it's easier to leave it? This is not the case, after 10 calls with personal trainers that have been working for 5 or more years in the industry the common consensus is that they are looking for more financial reward and the irregular hours get to them; they have to put on a show every single day being the biggest motivator possible, when some days they wish they could just stay in bed and eat ice cream (or carrot sticks)...

Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park – Opens Franchise Location In Mount Kisco, New York »

January 27, 2015 at 11:56AM PST | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Mount Kisco, NY, January 27, 2015 – Rockin' Jump® – The Ultimate Trampoline Park – is thrilled to announce the opening of a new franchise location at 333 North Bedford Road, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Tel: 914-743-5730. Online reservations can be made at http://mtk.rockinjump.com.
Rockin' Jump locations feature trampoline related activities for the entire family – including open jump arenas, jump pools with crash bags or foam cubes, trampoline dodge ball courts, 360 Slam Dunk basketball arenas and the X-Beam challenge – and also offer fitness classes, birthday parties, and healthy dining options.
Like all Rockin' Jump locations, the Mount Kisco franchise is dedicated to Safe...

Retro Fitness On Track For 200 New Gyms In Two Years »

January 27, 2015 at 11:51AM PST | Source: Retro Fitness
Retro Fitness Opportunities Available

National Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Franchise Closes Out 2014 with 200,000+ New Members, Top Industry Ratings and Added Value Offerings
January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // COLTS NECK, N.J. – Across the burgeoning $27 billion fitness industry, it’s common for fads and concepts to become obsolete overnight; however the survivors who will withstand the test of time are those that couple affordability with a first-class experience. Retro Fitness has set itself apart from competition by using this as the foundation of the company. By remaining sensibly priced in conjunction with launching various new initiatives in 2014, the fast-growing franchise is ready to continue industry dominance across the nation in the New Year.
With 120 gyms open in 15 states and an additional 100 gyms in the development pipeline, Retro Fitness plans to have over 300 locations in its franchise system within the next two years...

Planet Fitness Welcomes Danni Allen, Season 14 Winner Of NBC's The Biggest Loser® »

January 20, 2015 at 9:23AM PST | Source: Planet Fitness

Humble and Tomball Planet Fitness Clubs to Host Reality Star
HOUSTON - Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices with memberships for only $10 a month, is celebrating the opening of two brand new clubs in Humble at the Southeast Corner of Highway 59 and 1960 and Tomball located on Tomball Parkway near Alice Road.
The Tomball club will be hosting Danni Allen, the 2013 winner of Season 14 of The Biggest Loser, this Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Danni will be available in Humble from 3:00-5:30 p.m. to take pictures, sign autographs, and talk about fitness tips and her success. The star will also be talking about her experience losing weight and getting herself into phenomenal shape on 99...

After Three Months Of Promising Results, Providence Fit Body Boot Camp Announces Grand Opening Event And Charity Drive »

January 20, 2015 at 7:38AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

With months of successful operation as a steady foundation, Matthew Espeut, owner of Providence Fit Body Boot Camp, announces Grand Opening event and charity drive for Saturday, January 31.
Providence, R.I. (PRWEB) January 20, 2015 - Providence Fit Body Boot Camp has been servicing the Providence, R.I. community for just three months but has already generated significant results for each of their numerous clients. To celebrate this success and raise awareness of health and fitness within the local community, Owner Matthew Espeut will be hosting a Grand Opening event on Saturday, January 31, from 10am to 2pm. The event and charity drive will be held at the Providence Fit Body Boot Camp, located at 1284 North Main Street, Providence, RI...

'Weight Of The Union': Anytime Fitness Examines The Current State Of Health And Fitness In America »

January 20, 2015 at 6:41AM PST | Source: Anytime Fitness
Anytime Fitness Opportunities Available

Americans Have Time to Exercise, but They Don't Make It a Priority
HASTINGS, Minn. - Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Americans have sufficient time to exercise, but they don't make it a priority. They do claim, however, that they're willing to make changes to improve their overall health and fitness. Those are among the major findings of Anytime Fitness' annual 'Weight of the Union' survey, examining the current state of health and fitness in America.
Anytime Fitness surveyed adults from all over the country and found that while over 80 percent of Americans classify themselves as "active" or "somewhat active," over 70 percent still want to increase their current activity level. The majority have a goal weight (71 percent), but almost three-fourths of those with a goal weight are above that ideal...

Elements® Announces New Regional Director In Tampa »

January 20, 2015 at 4:42AM PST | Source: elements™ fitness

Industry Leader Laura Butcaris to join team elements in Florida.
Miami Beach, FL - January 19, 2015 - (PR.com) - elements® is pleased to announce Laura Butcaris joining the brand team as a Regional Supervisor in Tampa, FL. Butcaris is an energetic leader with over 12 years of management in luxury fitness and wellness, and six years of organizational training and development, including instructional design, facilitation, and coaching. She has a proven track record of driving sales teams and exceeding revenue targets through inspiring and creative leadership.
Laura is experienced in all aspects of managing single and multi-unit fitness and spa operations, including financial strategy development, expense control, staff recruitment, retention and development, and all facility operations...

BalanceDiet™ Announces Acquisition Of 1800 Weight Loss In Select US Markets »

January 20, 2015 at 4:25AM PST | Source: BalanceDiet

Atlanta, GA, January 18, 2015 - (PR.com) - The BalanceDiet™ Company, billed as "America's Fastest Growing Weight Loss Brand," has announced a joint venture partnership and regional acquisition of 1 800 Weight Loss, beginning in Florida and Georgia markets.
The acquisition continues to build momentum for the popular, healthy lifestyle company who has made significant strides in that past 24 months through a mix of strategic acquisitions and new unit developments.
Jessica Kohl, strategic marketing director for the BalanceDiet™ brand
"1 800 Weight Loss is a great brand name, and one that is trusted by consumers. Our hope is to present these long-time consumers with refreshed options for highly effective products and services, delivered both in store and via our BalanceDiet at Home service...

Snap Fitness Unveils Brand Update Initiative »

January 20, 2015 at 4:12AM PST | Source: Snap Fitness

America's Fitness Brand Updates Flagship Club, Extends Redesign Opportunities to New and Existing Franchisees
January 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHANHASSEN, Minn. – Snap Fitness, America's fitness brand that offers a world-class workout experience at an affordable price, has announced a brand remodel featuring a modern, sleek aesthetic update.
The goal for the remodel is to provide franchisees and the rest of Snap Nation with a new look and feel without compromising the quality workout experience the brand is known for. The most prominent feature of the redesign is the custom wall options that feature hundreds of Snap Nation members. Franchisees can choose either a unique full-color collage or an American flag collage that they can customize with their own images of members, personal trainers, and more...

Entrepreneur Magazine Names British Swim School Within "The 10 Types Of Franchises To Watch In 2015" »

January 16, 2015 at 4:05AM PST | Source: British Swim School

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) January 16, 2015 - It's often the beginning of the year when people evaluate their career path, seeking ways to reinvent themselves. Opening a franchise serves as an excellent option for entrepreneurs, allowing them to capitalize on an established brand and infrastructure in an industry of interest. In the December issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, British Swim School (BSS, http://www.britishswimschool.com) was named within the Children's Enrichment category of "The 10 Types of Franchises to Watch in 2015" (http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/239709). Although it must be noted that the article doesn't endorse the companies listed, it affirms which industries show promise.
According to Entrepreneur, certain franchise categories have great potential to be successful in 2015, including Children's Enrichment (where swimming lessons reside), E-cigarettes, Fitness, Pizza, Potatoes, Paint-and-Sip Studios, Property Management, Senior Care, Spa Services and Vending...

Rockin' Jump - The Ultimate Trampoline Park, To Open Franchise Location In Baltimore County, Maryland In Spring 2015 »

January 15, 2015 at 3:40AM PST | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

January 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // TOWSON, MD, – Rockin' Jump®– The Ultimate Trampoline Park – is thrilled to announce plans to open a new franchise location in Baltimore County, Maryland. The recreational facility, scheduled to open in late spring 2015, will be located at 8855 Orchard Tree Lane in Towson, MD. Rockin' Jump locations feature trampoline related activities for the entire family – including open jump arenas, jump pools with foam cubes, trampoline dodge ball courts, 360 Slam Dunk basketball arenas and the X-Beam challenge – and also offer fitness classes, birthday parties, and healthy dining options.
"We cannot wait for the Towson area and Baltimore County to experience the pure joy – and the health benefits – that come with bouncing at Rockin' Jump," said Randall Beeler, a senior member of the Rockin' Jump – Towson franchise team...

Orangetheory Fitness Of Mount Prospect Announces National Weight Loss Challenge »

January 13, 2015 at 4:58AM PST | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

The newly-opened Mount Prospect, IL Orangetheory Fitness franchise is pleased to be a part of the National Orangetheory Fitness Weight Loss Challenge, which begins January 15. Participants who sign up at their local Orangetheory Fitness Studio will have the opportunity to compete for $50,000 as they take steps towards taking control of their own fitness.
Mount Prospect, IL (PRWEB) January 13, 2015 - The Mount Prospect, IL branch of the Orangetheory Fitness Studio wishes to invite its members to sign up for the National Orangetheory Fitness Weight Loss Challenge. This six-week weight loss challenge, which is open to participants at all Orangetheory franchises, begins on January 15 and has a cash prize pool of $50,000.
The Mount Prospect studio opened its doors in October and held its own in-house six-week fitness challenge after its grand opening, recognizing both a male and female winner...

Downtown Greenville AlignLife Announces Open House Celebration »

January 13, 2015 at 4:49AM PST | Source: AlignLife

Dr. Chelsea Sineath announces her Family Day Grand Opening celebration.
Greenville, SC (PRWEB) January 13, 2015 - Dr. Chelsea Sineath decided to open an AlignLife clinic after finishing chiropractic school because they shared her mission and passion for getting patients health without the use of drugs and surgery. AlignLife is able to provide her a business model and resources to allow her to more effectively focus on what she loves, her patients.
AlignLife of Downtown Greenville, SC will be hosting a Grand Opening from 11am - 2pm with a live remote broadcast from B93.7. Please join them for Family day Grand Opening with fun, food and games for all, including a chance to win a Disney Trip for 5.
For more information about AlignLife, go to http://alignlifedowntowngreenville...

Expert Fitness And Personal Training Franchise GYMGUYZ To Burn Calories In Georgia »

January 12, 2015 at 11:26AM PST | Source: GYMGUYZ

Mobile Fitness Brand Opens in Fayetteville with First Veteran and Georgia Location
PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 12, 2015 - GYMGUYZ, the mobile fitness and personal training brand, recently announced its expansion into Fayette and Coweta Counties in Georgia through an inked deal with local fitness buff and veteran, Aaron Anthonsen. In order to meet the growing demand for quality personal training in the area, Anthonsen will be joining the GYMGUYZ family of franchisees to provide convenient wellness services to more clients and will begin serving his territory on January 12, 2015.
"Our expansion into Georgia represents a major milestone for GYMGUYZ, as the first location to open in the Southeast," said Josh York, CEO and Founder of GYMGUYZ...

AlignLife Cherrydale To Host Grand Opening Celebration »

January 12, 2015 at 4:36AM PST | Source: AlignLife

On January 23rd Dr. Justin Berg will celebrate the Grand Opening of his AlignLife clinic.
Greenville, SC (PRWEB) January 12, 2015 - AlignLife of Cherrydale, SC owned and managed by Dr. Justin Berg has opened in the Greenville area. As part of a national wellness franchise, AlignLife brings an integrated offering of chiropractic, rehabilitation and nutritional consulting for all ages to address numerous health conditions. The success behind AlignLife is based on the expertise and compassion of the doctors serving the local communities. AlignLife chiropractors must pass a rigorous evaluation process and an extensive training system in order to join the AlignLife team. Patients can be rest-assured that if they are seeing an AlignLife doctor, they are seeing an expert in the field of natural healthcare...

Lightbridge Academy Of Westfield To Host Ribbon Cutting And Grand Opening Events »

January 09, 2015 at 8:59AM PST | Source: Lightbridge Academy

First New Rainbow Academy Franchise to Open Under the Name of Lightbridge Academy will Mark its Official Debut with Ribbon Cutting on January 10 and Grand Opening Celebration on January 24, 2015
January 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // Westfield, NJ  – After many months of planning, construction and licensing, the new Lightbridge Academy of Westfield – located at 751 Central Avenue – is now open and enrolling students, six weeks old through pre-K. To mark this much-anticipated occasion, the new early learning academy will play host to a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, January 10 between 10 and 11 a.m. – which will be attended by Mayor Andy Skibitsky and members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, January 24 from 10 a...

9Round Signs Major Development Agreement For The Middle East »

January 09, 2015 at 8:44AM PST | Source: 9Round

January 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, SC – 9Round, the nation’s fastest-growing kickboxing gym franchise, announces that it has signed a franchise agreement with Saudi Arabia-based Al Munif Holding Company for the development of 100 clubs in seven countries in the Middle East over the next 10 years.
This agreement marks the first expansion in the Middle East for 9Round and will develop clubs in the Unites Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Qatar and Bahrain.
"We are making significant progress expanding the 9Round brand internationally with the right franchise partners and this is further evidence of our momentum," said 9Round co-founder and CEO Shannon Hudson, who has also signed international agreements in Canada, Mexico and Australia...



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