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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...

Massage Heights Introduces 90-Minute Facials »

October 23, 2014 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: Massage Heights
Massage Heights Opportunities Available

Company launches extended services to help Guests elevate skin care and take a bigger step to whole body health.
San Antonio, TX - October 23, 2014 - (PR.com) - Your face says a lot about you, where you’ve been, how you are feeling, your age and most importantly it shares your whole body’s health. The old saying really is true, "it’s written all over your face." And being that your face is one of the first things people notice, what will that first impression tell them? Regular facials offer a variety of health benefits such as increasing circulation, reversing the signs of aging and hydrating and removing environmental impurities. Committed to providing Members and Guests with the best overall health and well-being, Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, will begin offering 90-minute facials on November 3, 2014...

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

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

October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // 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...

Dr. Iris Hunter To Host Grand Opening Of FirstLight HomeCare Tomorrow »

October 22, 2014 at 8:16AM PDT | Source: FirstLight HomeCare

Entrepreneur Still Has a Heart for Service After 20-Year Nonprofit Career
Springfield, Va. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - For Dr. Iris Hunter, a job is more than just a way to make money; it's an extension of her life's mission. Her extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, coupled with her latest venture as the owner of FirstLight HomeCare, make it clear that Hunter's mission is to serve others.
"It's important to me that my work makes a difference in the lives of others," Hunter said. "Additionally, I've always harbored an entrepreneurial spirit, so after much research, I felt ready to start on this journey as a FirstLight owner."
FirstLight HomeCare provides affordable, non-medical home care services to people of all ages who need assistance with daily activities...

Interim HealthCare Expands With 15 New U.S. Franchise Locations »

October 22, 2014 at 6:37AM PDT | Source: Interim HealthCare

Healthy, Steady Growth in Eight States; Ranked #92 in Franchise Times Top 200
SUNRISE, Fla. - Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Interim HealthCare® Inc., a national network of home care, hospice and health staffing franchises founded in 1966 and known for its continuum of care, added 15 locations in 2014 in eight states including California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Virginia and New Jersey. The first locations in Utah and Maryland have opened. With more than 330 locations in 44 states, the franchise company has moved up 10 spots to number 92 in the Franchise Times Top 200 ranking announced earlier this month.
"As baby boomers age and home care is the most affordable option for senior Americans as well as people with conditions requiring ongoing medical care, the demand for quality home healthcare will only continue to rise," said Kathleen Gilmartin, President and CEO of Interim HealthCare Inc...

Massage Green Spa, An Eco-Friendly Affordable Luxury Spa Franchise Will Open 50 South Florida Locations »

October 21, 2014 at 11:04AM PDT | Source: Massage Green Spa

Plans on Hiring 1250 Employees.
Davie, Florida (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 - Massage Green Spa is coming to South Florida! The first South Florida location and area headquarters will open on October 25th, in the Town of Davie. Two more locations are set to open before the end of the year in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, specifically in West Kendall, and London Square. Locations in Coral Springs, Weston and Pinecrest/Palmetto Bay will open early next year. Area developer and franchisee owner, Dr. Reinol Gonzalez, D.M.D., a local dentist, is set to open a total of 50 locations within the next five years. Each Massage Green Spa site will employ approximately 25 persons, creating over 75 jobs by the end of the year and an approximate number of 1250 jobs when all the locations are fully operational by 2019...

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...

Planet Beach Saudi Arabia Hosts Valuable Breast Cancer Event »

October 21, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
Planet Beach   Opportunities Available

October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Planet Beach Saudi Arabia hosted an event on October 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to honor survivors.
Planet Beach Saudi Arabia blanketed itself in pink, as they recognized breast cancer survivors and their families. Several area sponsors provided decorations and food to those in attendance.
"After last year's success, we decided to enlarge the festivities," said Planet Beach's Azhar Al-Fagih, who organized the event and handles daily operations for the spa. "We were fortunate enough to have Dr. Fadwa Alnahdi from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health speak at the event on the importance of early examination. We also hosted Dr...

Great Clips Honors Veterans With Free Haircuts »

October 21, 2014 at 4:14AM PDT | Source: Great Clips

The "Thank a Veteran" promotion awards customers with free haircut cards to give to veterans.
October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Minneapolis – This Veterans Day, for the second consecutive year, Great Clips, the world's largest salon brand, shows appreciation for those who serve by offering free haircuts for veterans. Great Clips' "Thank a Veteran" promotion offers veterans a free haircut starting on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, through Dec. 31, 2014. Customers can also get involved by giving veterans a free haircut card they can redeem through the end of the year. In the 2013 "Thank a Veteran"program, Great Clips salons provided more than 130,000 free haircuts to veterans, and this year they expect to give away even more.
March into Great Clips
On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov...

Home Care Assistance Fairfield County Launches Campaign To Celebrate Older Adults »

October 20, 2014 at 10:48AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

"Honor Your Living Legend" is designed to showcase seniors and their impressive contributions to their loved ones and communities.
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Fairfield County, Connecticut’s premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to launch a new campaign that recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of seniors. Family members or friends submit stories and photographs, which are shared publicly on HonorYourLivingLegend.com and through Home Care Assistance’s social media pages. The goal of the campaign is to give people a platform to express their admiration for their aging loved ones and in doing so, remind the community that older adults should be respected for their contributions...

Former Executive Recruiter Launches Senior Home Care Franchise In VA »

October 20, 2014 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: Griswold Home Care

Worked with Your Franchise Success, a franchise consulting firm to find Griswold Senior Home Care Franchise.
(PRWEB) October 19, 2014 - Dick Bass, senior franchise consultant for Your Franchise Success® (YFS) announced the match-up of Griswold Home Care and Virginia resident Karen Vassar. A talent acquisition professional turned franchisee, Vassar will service the Leesburg, Manassas and Woodbridge areas.
Griswold Home Care provides non-medical care to the elderly, disabled and at-risk individuals in the comfort of their own home, while offering peace of mind to their loved ones. For over 30 years Griswold Home Care has continued to refer caregivers that provide high quality, non-medical home care at affordable rates.
Vassar came across the Griswold Home Care franchise opportunity through working with Your Franchise Success...

Right At Home Sustains International Growth Momentum »

October 17, 2014 at 7:49AM PDT | Source: Right at Home

In-Home Care Franchise Gains Foothold Across Europe, Asia and The Americas
Omaha, NE (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 - The world is rapidly aging and, more and more, members of this population want to spend their senior years independently in the comfort of their own homes. These demographic and social shifts continue to drive the demand for in-home care and assistance, such as that provided by Right at Home. The demand is so great, in fact, that Right at Home has swiftly grown to provide care to elderly and disabled adults across five continents through more than 400 locally owned locations worldwide.
The majority of that growth has come in 2014, as Right at Home almost doubled its presence outside of the United States, opening pilot offices in Australia in April, Japan in July, and signing its master franchisee for The Netherlands in September...

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 // Franchising.com // 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 // Franchising.com // 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...

Palo Alto Senior Care Company Receives 2014 Best Of Home Care® Provider Of Choice Award »

October 16, 2014 at 9:13AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance of Palo Alto was recognized as one of the top home care agencies in Palo Alto based on client satisfaction.
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Palo Alto, a leading in-home care agency for seniors, is honored to be recognized as a 2014 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice. This prestigious award is given to home care providers who rank in the top 50th percentile in one or more client satisfaction categories, based on monthly satisfaction interviews conducted by Home Care Pulse.
"We are very pleased to be recognized as a quality leader in home care," said Dr. Kathy Johnson, Founder and CEO of Home Care Assistance. "Our goal is to provide each client with the ultimate home care experience...

The Joint Corp. Files Registration Statement For Proposed Initial Public Offering »

October 16, 2014 at 9:07AM PDT | Source: The Joint...the chiropractic place

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Corp. (the "Company"), a national healthcare franchisor of chiropractic clinics, today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. The Joint Corp. plans to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol "JYNT."
Investors are advised to consider carefully the business and risks of the Company before investing.
Roth Capital Partners and Feltl & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering...

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 // Franchising.com // 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...



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