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Entrepreneur Brings Two Life-Changing Wellness Brands To Hawaii »

March 30, 2015 at 4:31AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

Pavel Stuchlik opening the island’s first Orangetheory Fitness and Atmasphere Yoga studio locations in Honolulu
Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) March 29, 2015 - In just a matter of weeks, residents of Hawaii will have the opportunity to experience firsthand a taste of Pavel Stuchlik’s vision, and the benefits for mind, body and soul. The unstoppable entrepreneur is breaking records in the fitness franchising world and garnering attention from the likes of Entrepreneur, Inc., NBC and more. His biggest venture yet is a revolutionary yoga lifestyle concept, Atmasphere (http://www.liveatmasphere.com), set to open its pilot studio locations in Honolulu and Atlanta this spring. Orangetheory Fitness (http://www.orangetheoryfitness.com) will also be launched in Honolulu...

GNC Reaches Agreement With New York Attorney General »

March 30, 2015 at 4:17AM PDT | Source: GNC

Agreement Affirms GNC Products Meet all FDA Rules; GNC Restores Full Assortment of Herbal Plus® Products to Stores in New York State
PITTSBURGH - March 30, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, today announced that it has reached an agreement with the New York Attorney General regarding the Company’s Herbal Plus® products. The agreement affirms that the relevant GNC products were in full compliance with the federal Food and Drug Administration “Current Good Manufacturing Practices” and acknowledges GNC’s full cooperation with the Attorney General’s inquiries.
In its response to the NYAG’s inquiry, and as highlighted in the agreement, GNC provided the results of rigorous tests conducted both internally and by independent third parties...

Brightway’s Jenny Petersen Named Chapter MVP Of The Network Of Vertafore Users »

March 27, 2015 at 7:24AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

March 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Jenny Petersen, systems administration manager at Brightway Insurance, has been voted the Most Valuable Player of the Large Agency Chapter of the Network of Vertafore Users (NetVU). She will be recognized at NetVU15 in Indianapolis today.
Brightway is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country.
Vertafore offers insurance software and services that drive efficiencies and increase profitability.
Petersen formed the Large Agency Chapter of NetVU in 2014 to help other large agencies share best practices on how they use Vertafore products to enhance their business. More than 120 members of the chapter use the forum to problem solve and share best practices...

National Institutes Of Health Report Recommends Alternative Medicine Over Pain Medication »

March 27, 2015 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: The Joint...the chiropractic place

March 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Chronic pain is an epidemic that affects an estimated 100 million Americans. Although numerous effective treatments are available, millions of chronic pain sufferers rely on prescription pain medication such as hydrocodone or oxycodone for long-term pain management. While effective for some, many long-term users continue to have moderate to severe pain and diminished quality of life.
A September 2014 report by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that a broader approach which includes alternative medicine may be more effective. The report stressed the need to use a range of progressive treatment that might initially include non-drug related options, such as physical therapy, behavioral therapy, and/or proven alternative medicine approaches (such as chiropractic), later followed by prescription medication if more needs to be done...

Military-Inspired Fitness Franchise To Award One Franchise Grand Prize To Veteran »

March 26, 2015 at 11:53AM PDT | Source: Soldierfit

Soldierfit's 'Mission: Fit to Own' Offers Landmark Opportunity to Own a Military-Inspired Fitness Franchise
March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // FREDERICK, Md. – Soldierfit, a unique, military-inspired fitness franchise headquartered in Maryland, announced today the launch of a contest that will award one U.S. military veteran with a grand prize of a waived franchise fee and one year with no royalties due. With more veterans turning to small business ownership, this contest will provide them a kick-start to a successful endeavor – coupled with the full support of the Soldierfit team and brand.
“We're seeking passionate veterans who have always wanted to start their own business but have never felt they had the guidance or direction to do it,” said Danny Farrar, co-owner and CEO of Soldierfit...

Smoothie Factory® Juice Bar Now Open At The University Of Arizona »

March 26, 2015 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: Smoothie Factory

Made-to-order smoothie & fresh cold-squeezed juice chain to serve healthy eating options featuring Red Mango® Frozen Yogurt
March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Smoothie Factory Juice Bar, a leading retailer of real fruit smoothies, fresh cold-squeezed juices, and nutritional products, is now open near the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. This new location is part of a 7-store multi-unit development agreement with franchisee John Wilfert, of JW Health and Fitness LLC.
The store at 1031 N. Park Ave., Suite C, debuts an elevated store design for the chain, featuring more space and an expanded menu. This Smoothie Factory will serve the chain’s signature healthful smoothies and nutritional supplements in addition to a popular line of fresh cold-squeezed juices, light flatbread sandwiches and salads, and award-winning Red Mango® frozen yogurt in a variety of rotating flavors with a toppings bar...

AlignLife Of Peoria Hosts Grand ReOpening March 26th »

March 26, 2015 at 6:59AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

Dr. Andrea Forget-Schnowske recently purchased the Sheridan Rd clinic and is hosting a Grand ReOpening to invite the public in to see the clinic and build community awareness.
Peoria, Il (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 - 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...

Medifast General Counsel Jason L. Groves Named Top Baltimore Executive By SmartCEO »

March 26, 2015 at 5:03AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

Jason L. Groves, Esq. Receives Executive Management Award For Building Value at Medifast
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss and healthy living products and programs, is proud to announce that its Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Jason L. Groves, Esq., has received SmartCEO's Executive Management Award.
SmartCEO's Executive Management Awards honor Baltimore area executives who have a proven record of working creatively and collaboratively to support their organization's mission. Groves was one of just three General Counsel executives named to the list.
"Jason's leadership skills have been critical to our company's success," said Michael MacDonald, Chairman and CEO of Medifast...

My Elder Advocate Launches Franchising Program To Fill Elder Care Gap »

March 26, 2015 at 4:03AM PDT | Source: My Elder Advocate

New Elder Care Franchise Solves Health Care Crises Facing Aging Americans and their Families
January 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // NEW YORK – Imagine a company that guides aging loved ones through the complex health care system, fights for their rights and takes swift action to solve care-related issues. This is now a reality with the launch of national franchise My Elder AdvocateTM, an overarching elder care services company, which is expanding to meet the unprecedented health care demands of aging Americans.
The number of Americans aged 65 years and up is expected to double in the next 25 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. My Elder Advocate is particularly poised for growth as the population ages because it fills a critical gap in the elder care industry...

Home Care Assistance Featured On WJCT Radio »

March 25, 2015 at 8:40AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Bernie Katzman, Jacksonville Home Care Assistance’s ‘Music Through The Ages’ Specialist, interviewed by Warren Miller for his show ‘Closing The Loop’
March 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // Fleming Island, Florida – Jacksonville Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home care, is excited to announce that Bernie Katzman with Jacksonville Home Care Assistance was recently interviewed about the company’s ‘Music Through the Ages’ program on WJCT’s show Closing the Loop. The ‘Music Through The Ages’ program encompasses a wide variety of musical activities that include memory recollection reinforcement, cognitive stimulation, long-term memory enhancement, games with percussion and rhythm instruments and senior chorus...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Continues Expansion In North Carolina »

March 25, 2015 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Leading Fast Casual Cafe Targeting 20 Restaurants in Charlotte over Next Five Years; Opening Locations in High Point and Fayetteville Next Month
March 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it is aggressively targeting North Carolina, specifically the Charlotte market, for franchise growth. Over the next five years, the sandwich and smoothie franchise expects to open 20 locations throughout Greater Charlotte.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe will open two franchisee-owned restaurants next month, including one location on April 11 at 3860 John Gordon Lane in High Point, N.C.; and a second on April 27 at 150 Andrews Road, Suite 7 in Fayetteville, N...

4 Weight-Loss Strategies That Guarantee Results From Fitness Boot Camp »

March 25, 2015 at 5:12AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Weight-loss can be one of the most daunting and seemingly impossible tasks for individuals unaccustomed to a healthy and fit lifestyle. Implementing Fit Body Boot Camp’s five weight-loss strategies will guarantee results for any fitness newcomer.
Chino Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) March 25, 2015 - Fit Body Boot Camp guarantees its clients will see significant results. This type of claim can be rare in the fitness industry, with so many facilities merely offering access to gym equipment rather than healthy living accountability.
Here are four weight-loss secrets Fit Body Boot Camp uses to help its clients lose weight and experience life-changing outcomes. Implementing these tips can help anyone achieve their desired results.

Find the right program, gym, or fitness center...

Korean War Veteran Returns To The USS Midway After 60 Years »

March 25, 2015 at 4:51AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance and Wish of a Lifetime partner to fufill the wish of 85-year-old Navy Veteran, Robert Mountz
March 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // San Diego, CA - Home Care Assistance, North America’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors partnered with Wish of a Lifetime, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping seniors fulfill their lifelong dreams, to fulfill the wish of Robert “Bob” Mountz. He had spent two years as a Hospital Corpsman aboard the USS Midway, the largest ship in the world at that time. Sixty years after his honorable discharge from the Navy, Robert stepped foot on the ship that played such an important role in his life and paved the way for new heights in naval aviation.
Mountz, along with his childhood friend Wilma and his daughters Deborah and Laura, traveled from Indiana to San Diego, California to visit the USS Midway on Tuesday, March 17th...

Home Care Assistance Montreal Opens New Office In West Island »

March 24, 2015 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Senior care leader meets growing demand for in-home care services in Montreal and surrounding areas.
March 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Montreal, QC - Home Care Assistance Montreal, a leading international provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is thrilled to serve the greater Montreal community with its newest office in the West Island. Located at 1 Holiday Avenue in Pointe-Claire, the location is the 104th 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 Montreal and surrounding areas,” said Tim Thomas, Owner of Home Care Assistance Montreal...

Right At Home International Continues To Grow At A Rapid Pace Across International Lines »

March 23, 2015 at 5:03AM PDT | Source: Right at Home

In-home Senior Care Brand Now Offers Services in Nine Countries with 56 International Offices
OMAHA, NE (PRWEB) March 23, 2015 - Right at Home, a leading in-home senior care franchise with more than 450 locations on five continents, continues to take its innovative, recession-resistant and economy-boosting model to growing international markets. The brand has seen an explosion of growth outside the U.S., concluding 2014 with 55 international operating offices in nine countries with an additional three offices pending, including the January opening in The Netherlands. With ongoing success in the U.S. and abroad, Right at Home aims to cultivate health innovation as the global need for in-home senior care continues to grow.
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Right At Home Inks 400th Franchise Deal, Announces Goal For Continued Expansion »

March 23, 2015 at 4:31AM PDT | Source: Right at Home

In-Home Care Franchise Strengthens National Presence and Continues Leadership Position in the Segment
OMAHA, Neb (PRWEB) March 20, 2015 - Right at Home, an international in-home care franchise, continues to position itself as the leader in its industry, strengthening its presence stateside and abroad. The brand has recently hit an important milestone, awarding its 400th franchise contract in the U.S. to entrepreneur Ben Aydin of Allentown, Pennsylvania.
“We’ve signed agreements for 175 units in the past three years, and we are showing no signs of slowing down,” said Eric Little, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development for Right at Home. “But it’s not just about the numbers. Our strategy of recruiting franchise owners who are pursuing Success with SignificanceTM in their own lives has allowed us to find absolutely fantastic franchisees who are making a positive difference every day in their local communities...

Sitters Etc. Embarks On Major Expansion Program »

March 23, 2015 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: Sitters Etc.

Senior Home Care Provider Plans to Rebrand and Add 10-15 Franchise Locations This Year
March 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // Brentwood, Tenn. - Founded in 2002 by Beau K. Brothers, Sitters Etc. has been providing uniquely compassionate care services for the elderly for 13 years. The company was created by Brothers after he saw the need for much a better, organized and compassionate approach to care for seniors. Brothers became enlightened after he and other family members cared for his ailing grandmother in her late years.
After years of perfecting his system, and 11 franchisees already on board, Sitters, Etc. is poised for a new name that doesn’t "pigeonhole" the company in a specific niche.
"We are not sitters per se, but so much more," says Brothers, who is now focused on franchise growth expansion, while passionately maintaining the principles upon which the company was first founded...

Lice Happens Open Franchise In Southwest Florida »

March 23, 2015 at 4:02AM PDT | Source: Lice Happens

March 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // Lice Happens Franchise has a new franchisee in Southwest Florida and the similarities are nearly harmonic. M.J. Eckert (a registered nurse) and her neighbor, Nancy Fields, partnered to start Lice Happens in Annapolis, Maryland in 2009. And six years later, Danelle Harden (a registered nurse) and her neighbor, Jenn Stek is opening a Lice Happens Franchise in Southwest Florida.
"This is fantastic," said Nancy Fields, "as franchisors we could have never imagined that we would have franchisees operating in Florida who are on such a parallel path to us." Couple the friendship with the fact that both groups got involved with the business of lice treatment because of a personal experience with the annoying insects...

Executive Care Vice President Receives Certified Franchise Executive Designation »

March 19, 2015 at 11:23AM PDT | Source: Executive Care
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Todd Leonard achieves recognition with franchising standard of excellence.
March 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // HACKENSACK, N.J. - Todd C. Leonard, vice president of operations and franchise development at Executive Care, was recognized as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives, the academic branch of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Educational Foundation.
The institute’s career development program is the recognized standard of excellence in the franchising community and the IFA – the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. The program requires rigorous training and advanced education courses on the franchising business industry...

Home Care Assistance Of Palo Alto Receives 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award »

March 19, 2015 at 9:01AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Angie’s List Super Service Award honors the top 5% of service providers per category and reflects the Palo Alto senior care company’s consistently exceptional level of customer service.
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2015 - Home Care Assistance of Palo Alto, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award. This prestigious award celebrates an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local consumer review site in 2014.
“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...



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