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Lakeshore Fit Body Boot Camp Fitness Boot Camp Invites Community To First Body Transformation Challenge »

October 31, 2014 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Lakeshore Fit Body Boot Camp announces registration for an intense, six-week fitness boot camp challenge.
Norton Shores, MI (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 - The Fit Body Boot Camp franchise, with locations worldwide, is known for their body transformation challenges. Now Norton Shores’ premier fitness boot camp, Lakeshore Fit Body Boot Camp,is about to begin their first 6-Week Body Transformation Challenge and they encourage anyone who needs to lose at least ten pounds to sign up soon.
"Our transformation challenges have a limited number of slots available and their always very quick to sell out, so we urge anyone who’s interested in burning some real fat real fast to sign up as soon as possible," says co-owner Tabitha Johnson...

CEO Belina Announces The Official Launch Of 1Heart Care National Senior Care Franchise »

October 31, 2014 at 4:37AM PDT | Source: 1Heart Caregiver Services

And Recognition of Employees at Castaway Burbank California
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 - CEO Belina Calderon Tagarao announces the official launch of 1Heart national senior care franchise and recognition of long service employees this December at Castaway Burbank California. 1Heart group of company invites Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and distinguished business executives, healthcare professionals, business consultants, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce to show support to this important 1Heart annual corporate event.
CEO Belina has spearheaded the expansion of 1Heart Care since 2007, after its operations for four years which started in Beverly Hills. CEO Belina had worked hard in forming a team of executives that will form part of the expansion program creating strong head office departments, case management team, marketing team, business development group that can roll out programs needed to grow the business...

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...

GNC Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 30, 2014 at 7:28AM PDT | Source: GNC

Reaffirms 2014 Earnings OutlookAdjusted 2014 Third Quarter EPS of $0.75Revenue decreases 2.7% in the Third QuarterSame Store Sales - on a product only basis - decrease 6.9% in the Third Quarter
PITTSBURGH - Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) (the "Company"), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, today reported its financial results for the quarter and year-to-date periods ended September 30, 2014.
In addition to presenting the Company's financial results in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company is also presenting results on an "adjusted" basis to exclude the impact of certain non-recurring items in the third quarter of 2014. For more information, see the attached reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures...

Weight Watchers Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 30, 2014 at 5:06AM PDT | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK - Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 and updated its full year fiscal 2014 earnings guidance. Third quarter 2014 results include:

Revenues of $345.2 million, down 12.9% versus the prior year period, with total paid weeks down 12.4%
Earnings per fully diluted share (EPS) were $0.67
Cash flow provided by operating activities totaled $76 million, and $221 million year-to-date, with a cash balance of $327 million at the end of the third quarter

"While our Q3 financial results were substantially below 2013 levels, they reflect a slight improvement in our topline trends and demonstrate continued cost discipline," commented Jim Chambers, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer...

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...

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region Announces Success Of Annual Convention »

October 29, 2014 at 5:11AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 - Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is addressing the details and success of its annual convention held in San Diego, California.
Home Care Assistance completed its annual convention at the end of September. The event celebrated the success of the company as a whole and featured different awards for caregivers and staff who provided above exceptional in-home senior care.
"It's a time for all of the Home Care Assistance franchises to get together and reflect on what we've accomplished," says Lester Fix, vice president of Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region...

Medifast Launches New Digital Dashboards To Help Customers Track Success »

October 28, 2014 at 9:44AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs, announced today the launch of customized digital dashboards, which allow Medifast customers to track nutrition, exercise, meals, weight, sleep, well-being and more, and enable Medifast to provide additional tools to help with long-term weight management and overall wellness.
Each dashboard was created with unique features for every Medifast sales channel. The MyWellness Dashboard and Community serves Medifast Direct customers; the MyPlan Tracker is an online dashboard customized for Medifast Weight Control Center members; and the Habits of Health Dashboard and Community was developed for Take Shape For Life Clients and Health Coaches, offering a Healthy Mind component, which tracks well-being and mindfulness...

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...

GNC Holdings, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend »

October 27, 2014 at 4:39AM PDT | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH - Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Board of Directors of GNC Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") authorized and declared the quarterly cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2014 of $0.16 per share of the Company's common stock. The dividend will be paid on or about December 26, 2014 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on December 12, 2014.
About GNC Holdings, Inc.
GNC Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplement products, sports nutrition products and diet products, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GNC."
The Company – which is dedicated to helping consumers Live Well – has a diversified, multi-channel business model and derives revenue from product sales through company-owned retail stores, domestic and international franchise activities, third party contract manufacturing, e-commerce and corporate partnerships...

Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2014 »

October 24, 2014 at 6:54AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs, will announce financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, after market close. The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results with additional comments and details. Participants from the Company will be Michael C. MacDonald, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Robinson, Chief Financial Officer, and Margaret Sheetz, President and Chief Operating Officer.
The conference call is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. ET on November 5, 2014. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www...

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...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Wraps Up A Record Year Of Innovation With New Sweet And Savory Menu Items For The Holiday Season »

October 23, 2014 at 8:14AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Industry Leader Debuts New Savory Island Club Sandwiches, Brings Back Naughty or Nice Smoothies with a New Twist on Pumpkin
ATLANTA - Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Industry leader Tropical Smoothie Cafe is wrapping up a record year of innovation with its new sweet and savory menu items for the holiday season. Starting on Oct. 27, 2014, consumers can experience a fresh take on the turkey club with the introduction of the Savory Island Club sandwiches. The better-for-you restaurant brand is also bringing new flavor news to its popular Naughty or Nice Smoothie line-up.
The new premium sandwiches, Savory Island Clubs, invite guests to savor the wholesomeness of the ingredients like hand-made kale and apple slaw and signature sauces like the chipotle cranberry...

GNC Holdings, Inc. Schedules Conference Call And Webcast To Report 3rd Quarter 2014 Financial Results »

October 23, 2014 at 5:54AM PDT | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH - Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, has scheduled a webcast and conference call to report its third quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, October 30th at 9:00 am Eastern Time. During the call, discussions may include material developments that occur subsequent to the distribution of this press release but before the scheduled earnings call.
A live webcast of the call will be available on www.gnc.com via the Investor Relations section under "About GNC". A replay of this webcast will be available through November 28, 2014. You may also listen to the live call by dialing 1-877-232-1784 inside the U.S. and 706-679-4448 outside the U...



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