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Spavia Receives Day Spa Of The Year Award From Image Skincare »

April 24, 2014 at 6:00AM PDT | Source: Spavia

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 - Spavia is honored to receive the "Day Spa of the Year" award from Image Skincare. "Our guests deserve the best, and at Spavia we take great care in choosing which products to put on or guest’s skin to help them achieve the results they are looking for," says Spavia President, Allison Langenderfer. "We put extensive research into the product lines that we use, and Image Skincare has consistently provided optimal results."
The Image Skin Care line consists of natural and safe products that never use chemical preservatives like parabens. The use of parabens as preservatives in cosmetics and skin care products is controversial. There are clinical studies suggesting that parabens have potential health risks, including estrogen activity...

Local Operators Are Growing Zinga! Frozen Yogurt's New England Presence »

April 24, 2014 at 5:48AM PDT | Source: Zinga Frozen Yogurt

New Zinga! store opens in Malden, MA, with more to follow in region.
Malden, MA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 - A new Zinga! Frozen Yogurt store opened in Malden, MA, this week, further enhancing Zinga's growing presence in the Greater Boston area. Grand Opening is Saturday, April 26.
The store is located at 775 Eastern Avenue, across from Planet Fitness at the entrance to Crystal Street and Malden Catholic High School, and shares a new building with Domino's Pizza. Local Zinga! Saugus franchisees Shannon Astle of Wakefield, MA, and Leonard Ceglarski of Byfield, MA, teamed up again to bring even more local ties and experience to the new Zinga! Malden location.
"At Saturday's Grand Opening we're donating free froyo to the first 500 customers and encouraging our patrons to donate to the Julia E...

Medifast Sells 11 Weight Control Centers In Florida And Texas To Strategic Partner, Medix »

April 23, 2014 at 5:36AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

Medifast Updates First Quarter Guidance & Reiterates Full Year Outlook
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, announced today that its strategic partner, Medix, has acquired 11 Medifast Weight Control Centers in Texas and Florida.
This deal advances Medifast's previously announced plan to transition their corporate weight control centers to the franchise model. The 11 centers will provide both Medifast and Medix products and programs. Medix, a leader in pharmaceutical obesity products, has a 30-year heritage in the weight loss industry. The acquisition marks the first Medix-owned weight loss centers in the United States...

Home Care Assistance Opens New Philadelphia Office »

April 22, 2014 at 8:36AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Pennsylvania, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Philadelphia, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, recently opened doors to serve the greater Philadelphia community with its newest office. Located at 4275 County Line Road in The New Britain Village Square Shopping Center, the location is the 91st Home Care Assistance office in North America.
"I am excited to share what makes Home Care Assistance unique in the home care industry and I am confident this new location will be a great resource for the residents of Philadelphia and surrounding areas," said Shital Rane, Owner of Home Care Assistance of Philadelphia. "Our mission is to change the way the world ages through innovative offerings such as our proprietary Balanced Care Method, which is based on the scientifically studied lifestyles of the longest living people on Earth, and our Cognitive Therapeutics Method, an activities-based program designed to delay the onset of cognitive decline...

"My Anytime Story" - Win $10k, Give $10k »

April 22, 2014 at 8:32AM PDT | Source: Anytime Fitness Corporation

Anytime Fitness Campaign is Designed to "Pay Fitness Forward"
HASTINGS, Minn. - April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - They say, "When you've got your health, you've got everything." If that's true, then wouldn't it be great to be able to give others the ultimate gift: The gift of health?
That's the thinking behind a new campaign launched by Anytime Fitness (www.anytimefitness.com), the world's fastest-growing fitness club. "My Anytime Story" asks participants to share personal stories about how they're achieving their fitness goals with help from Anytime Fitness – and how they would give away $10,000 to improve the lives of others if they win the grand prize.
Submissions will be accepted between April 22nd and June 17th, and eight weekly winners each will receive $1,000 prizes...

Spavia Day Spa National Expansion »

April 22, 2014 at 7:37AM PDT | Source: Spavia

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Spavia day spa franchise has identified six key markets across the country for initial expansion. After several months of evaluating the identified markets, Spavia believes them to be ideal demographics to expand nationally.
Spavia was created in 2005, as the pioneer of a neighborhood spa concept. Since then, the franchise has opened four locations. The exemplary service provided by Spavia sets it apart from the competition. A wide range of spa services plus a membership wellness program makes Spavia unique.
"We know that Denver is one of the most competitive spa/day spa markets in the country and with our focus on service, is making it the preferred spa in the areas we currently serve," states Marty Langenderfer, Spavia CEO...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Eyes Charlotte For Expansion »

April 22, 2014 at 5:35AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Food-and-Smoothie Franchise Plans to Add 15 Locations in the Queen City
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - April 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - After a string of high-profile restaurant openings and franchise agreements in North Carolina in the past year, Tropical Smoothie Cafe plans to add 15 new locations in Charlotte. The local expansion follows a period of healthy growth for the 365-unit Tropical Smoothie Cafe, which opened 40 restaurants nationwide and increased same-store sales by 6.4 percent last year.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe identified Charlotte as a key growth market after former Carolina Panther Everette Brown, who currently plays for the Dallas Cowboys, opened the city's first location in November 2013. Reasons for expansion in Charlotte include growing consumer demand for healthier food and snack options as well as the success of established locations in nearby South Carolina and Virginia, says Tropical Smoothie Cafe CEO Mike Rotondo...

Zounds Hearing Opens 100th Store »

April 22, 2014 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: Zounds

PHOENIX - April 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Zounds Hearing, Inc., the fastest-growing hearing aid company in the country with franchise locations from coast to coast, announces the opening of its 100th store.
"We are pleased to be able to reach a larger segment of the US through the continued growth of our franchise network," said Sam Thomasson, Founder, President and CEO of Zounds Hearing, Inc. "Our mission has always been to offer state of the art technology at an affordable price to anyone with mild to profound hearing loss. With the opening of each new store, we get closer to achieving that goal."
Thomasson has firsthand experience with the frustrations of using hearing aids that don't work properly, as his daughter, Kate, has been hearing impaired since early childhood...

Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The First Quarter Ended March 31, 2014 »

April 22, 2014 at 4:50AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, will announce financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 on Monday, May 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, Executive 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 May 5, 2014. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www...

TITLE Boxing Club® Breaks Top 10 On Entrepreneur's New Franchise List »

April 22, 2014 at 4:23AM PDT | Source: TITLE Boxing Club

Fitness/Boxing Concept Explodes in 2014; Ranks Among Franchise Elite in Three Distinct Categories
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - April 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - So far, 2014 has proven to be a stellar year for TITLE Boxing Club, as the largest boxing franchise in the nation, recently announced its prestigious rankings with Entrepreneur Magazine. Further solidifying their spot at the top of their category, the company ranked No. 9 on the Top New Franchise list and No. 36 for the Fastest Growing franchises. The boxing franchise also claimed the No. 235 on the revered 2014 Franchise 500.
TITLE Boxing Club started franchising in 2009 and since then the concept has exploded across the country. With a strong franchise model that makes owning and operating a club easy and profitable coupled with the results-guaranteed workout that helps members reach and exceed their health and fitness goals, the company shows no signs of slowing down...

Weight Watchers Selects Creative Powerhouse Wieden+Kennedy »

April 21, 2014 at 5:59AM PDT | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced that Wieden+Kennedy has been selected in the U.S. to take the lead in redefining the brand, building the brand strategy and developing creative ideas to be executed across channels. This move consolidates advertising creative development with Wieden+Kennedy.
"We have such tremendous potential to combine the strength and trust of the Weight Watchers brand with the powerful and emotional benefit we deliver to our members. We're completely revamping the way we think about marketing and its role in our business, and we believe Wieden+Kennedy is the right partner to reinvent how we go to market. Wieden+Kennedy continues to set the standard for breakthrough work and we look forward to partnering with them," said Lesya Lysyj, President, North America, Weight Watchers...

Brightway Insurance Opening Palencia Store »

April 21, 2014 at 5:54AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

Newest Northeast Florida Franchisee
St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 - An extensive background in insurance and the prominence of the Brightway Insurance brand throughout Northeast Florida led Bob Miller, CPCU, to open a store at 7440 US Highway 1 North, Suite 102 in St. Augustine.
The Euclid, Ohio, native graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in marketing as well as insurance and risk. While there, he was a member of the Buckeye's football team that played in a Rose Bowl.
In addition to being a licensed insurance agent for many years, Miller also holds his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, the highest professional designation for property and casualty agents...

Kincardine Fitness Centre Fit Body Boot Camp Moves To New Location, Announces Grand Re-Opening Set For May 10th »

April 21, 2014 at 4:45AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Kincardine, CAN (PRWEB) April 19, 2014 - Fit Body Boot Camp, a popular Kincardine fitness centre, announces its move from 601 Durham St. Kincardine, ON to 1796 Hwy 12 North, Unit 2, Kincardine, ON in an effort to provide a bigger space and more session times for its current members.
Owner of the Kincardine Fit Body Boot Camp, local fitness expert and TV personality from the Rogers TV show called Fitness & Fat Loss with Fit Body Boot Camp, Nadine VandenHeuvel says she is excited to finally move her boot camp into the new space.
She explains, "We have been looking for sometime for the perfect spot to call home for Kincardine Fit Body Boot Camp. I have wanted to have our own space for a while so we can offer more sessions and the very best services to our members similar to my other gym in Goderich with Goderich Fit Body Boot Camp...

Las Vegas And Henderson Massage Envy Spas Support Area Teachers, Staff »

April 21, 2014 at 4:33AM PDT | Source: Massage Envy Spa
Massage Envy Spa  Opportunities Available

Event Recognizes CCSD’s Education Services Division
Las Vegas, NV - April 19, 2014 - (PR.com) - For the second consecutive year, Massage Envy Spas in the Las Vegas and Henderson region are supporting deserving teachers and support staff in the Clark County School District’s Education Services Division Recognition Ceremony, to be held on May 7, 2014.
The event honors teachers and staff from 22 schools under the umbrella of the Education Services Division, which represents choice and consequence schools in the district. The teachers and staff receiving recognition have played integral roles in the development and implementation of school programs and have worked toward supporting and nurturing school culture and climate, as well as motivating students and helping improve their self-esteem...

ANY LAB TEST NOW® Awards Student With Catie Heil Scholarship »

April 21, 2014 at 4:28AM PDT | Source: ANY LAB TEST NOW

Lab Testing Company Presents Carrington College Student with Scholarship
Alpharetta, Ga. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 - ANY LAB TEST NOW® is proud to award the Catie Heil Scholarship to Waddell, Arizona woman, Lisa Rubrecht. The Catie Heil Scholarship was created in honor of Catie Heil, an ANY LAB TEST NOW medical assistant who goes above and beyond to provide exceptional service and care to customers. The $500 scholarship is awarded to students enrolled at Carrington College with a GPA of a 3.0 or higher.
Alongside working through school, Rubrecht works at an animal clinic and volunteers her time working with the needy. She will graduate in May with an impressive 4.0 GPA in order to begin building her career. Rubrecht has showed impeccable determination to complete school, as her parents did not attend college and she is responsible for caring for 5 children...

Home Care Assistance Opens New Boca Raton, Florida Office »

April 18, 2014 at 4:58AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Boca Raton, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, recently opened doors to serve the greater Boca Raton and Delray Beach communities with its newest office. Located in the Polo Club Shoppes at 5030 Champion Boulevard, Suite G-4, the location is the 90th Home Care Assistance office in North America.
"I am excited to further our mission of changing the way the world ages in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and the surrounding areas," said Meredith LaPira, President of Home Care Assistance of Boca Raton. "We are passionate about living well at home and look forward to improving the quality of life of seniors in our community through the Balanced Care Method, our holistic approach to care that promotes healthy mind, body, and spirit, and the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, an activities-based program designed to delay the onset of cognitive decline...

Wellness Screenings Move Employees Out Of The ER And Onto The Road Of Wellness »

April 17, 2014 at 1:19PM PDT | Source: Star Wellness

April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – As our nation's healthcare habits shift from costly trips to the emergency room to preventive care, Star Wellness® is at the forefront of educating both employees and employers on the importance of early detection.
With onsite wellness clinics providing a convenient way for a company to offer health screenings to employees, Star Wellness can help avert potentially devastating healthcare crises.
Since 2006, Star Wellness has conducted over 104,000 blood draws and tests, over 21,000 vascular ultrasounds and over 106,000 inoculations (78,000 of those for the flu). While the result can vary from industry to industry, here are the most common health issues Star Wellness has found facing today's workforce:

Obesity / high BMI
High blood pressure
High cholesterol
Vitamin D deficiency

Left untreated, these issues can lead to more serious problems ranging from diabetes and thyroid disease to heart disease and various cancers...

Treat Mom From Head To Toe This Mother's Day With The Gift Of Wellness »

April 17, 2014 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: Massage Envy Spa
Massage Envy Spa  Opportunities Available

Massage Envy Spa Honors Moms with Relaxation this Mother's Day, May 11th
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Finding that perfect "something" for Mother's Day can be a challenge. One thing is for sure - a day at the spa is something every mom deserves to help relax and de-stress. At Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, you can treat her to a full day of pampering from head to toe.
With a gift card to Massage Envy Spa, you can start mom on the path to wellness and have her customize her own "ME" day. We suggest beginning with a Swedish massage, which uses light to medium pressure that releases tension and heals aching joints. You can enhance the massage with one of four AromaTherapy blends, such as Lavender Garden or Mint & Rosemary, because mom will love the natural fragrant oils extracted from herbs, flowers and fruits to help relieve stress...

Visual Fitness Planner Inks New Deal With Gold's Gym »

April 17, 2014 at 6:03AM PDT | Source: Gold's Gym

Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 - Inter Images Partners, LP, owners of Visual Fitness Planner (VFP) announced the launch of TouchPoint, powered by InTouch, in all corporately-owned and operated Gold's Gyms. VFP is the only company in the health and fitness industry to completely automate sales, marketing, personal training, orientation and member connectivity systems with the power of technology. This is the second technology offering provided by VFP to Gold's Gym, which has been utilizing the first product, Visual Fitness Planner, since 2009. As part of the overall relationship, Gold's Gym also renewed their agreement to continue utilizing the VFP in all corporate locations.
Gold's Gym is the world's leading authority on health and fitness and operates 94 corporately owned stores with 675 additional franchise locations world-wide...

Charter Fitness Eyes Growth In St. Louis Market »

April 17, 2014 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: Charter Fitness
Charter Fitness  Opportunities Available

Popular Health Club Looking for Qualified Franchisees For Individual, Multi-Unit Agreements
April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // ORLAND PARK, IL – Charter Fitness, one of the Chicago area's largest and fastest growing health-club businesses, has set its sights on the St. Louis metropolitan area as a market for growth. The company plans to build as many as 10 fitness centers in the area, and is actively seeking two to three franchise groups to own and operate these up to 20,000-square-foot facilities.
"St. Louis 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, Charter Fitness senior vice president of development...



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