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Medifast's New Parking Spots Encourage Healthier Choices »

November 26, 2014 at 6:25AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

New #BestSpot Fitness Initiative Challenges the Community to Be More Active During Winter Holidays
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss and healthy living products and programs, announces the launch of its #BestSpot in the Lot health and wellness initiative. The #BestSpot fitness campaign will inspire the community to become more active by rethinking the common view that the closest parking spaces are the best.
As a part of the campaign, Medifast has redesigned parking spaces farthest away from storefronts at local shopping centers throughout Maryland. This will encourage shoppers and employees to squeeze in extra exercise by walking the longer distance from their car to the store...

Elle Mahoney Sits Down For Orangetheory Fitness With The Tallahassee Democrat »

November 26, 2014 at 5:27AM PST | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 - Elle Mahoney is no stranger to the exercise world, but there's something unique about Orangetheory Fitness. At the Orangetheory location in Fort Lauderdale, she experienced the program and immediately got hooked. With their facilities bright orange, and their workouts short and sweet, Orangetheory enchanted Elle Mahoney.
What happened next? Elle was so enamored with the workout that her decision to open her own Orangetheory Fitness studio felt like the natural step. Tallahassee, Florida, would be home to this new labor of love. Located in midtown, the space is still under construction, but the brilliant Orangetheory logo is plastered on the front of the building, and they are just waiting for everyone to learn what makes Orangetheory so addicting in the Capital...

Home Care Assistance Opens Jefferson County, CO Location »

November 26, 2014 at 4:10AM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

Jefferson County, CO (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Jefferson County, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is thrilled to serve the Jefferson County community and surrounding areas with its newest office. Located at 12792 W. Alameda, Pkwy, Unit F in Lakewood, Colorado, the location is the 101st 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 our location will be a wonderful service that the Jefferson County community, particularly aging adults, will enjoy," said Steve Coe, Owner of Home Care Assistance of Jefferson County. "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 stimulate the brain and delay the onset of cognitive decline...

Weight Watchers Launches New "Help With The Hard Part" Campaign »

November 25, 2014 at 7:09AM PST | Source: Weight Watchers International

Using Honesty And Humor To Acknowledge Why Losing Weight Is So Hard; First Spot Begins to Explore Our Complex Relationship with Food
NEW YORK - Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today introduced "Help with the Hard Part" – a bold new campaign sharing the truth that losing weight isn't easy, simple or fun. The world of weight loss is full of promises of fast and easy results, where fad diets and quick fixes come and go, leaving disappointed and frustrated people in their wake. By taking an honest approach, Weight Watchers wants to shift the focus from guilt and shame to a hopeful message that we can help people with the hard parts of managing their weight.
"It's time to give ourselves a break and acknowledge that our complex relationship with food and the crazy world of food that surrounds us makes losing weight really hard," said Lesya Lysyj, President of North America, Weight Watchers...

Get Fit, Feel Great With GNC PUREDGE™ Line Of Whole-Food-Based Supplements »

November 25, 2014 at 4:30AM PST | Source: GNC

GNC PUREDGE formulas and bars support daily protein, energy and antioxidant needs to invigorate and boost workouts for active, on-the-go adults.
PITTSBURGH - Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire - With the average U.S. diet falling short of USDA's MyPlate recommendations for three major food groups - vegetables, dairy and fruit1, the need to fill dietary gaps and properly fuel fitness with whole-food-based supplements is apparent. Now, GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), the nation's largest specialty retailer of health-and-wellness products, makes it easy for Americans to supplement their healthy eating while boosting their workouts and invigorating their day with its whole-food-based GNC PUREDGE™ line of health, wellness and performance supplements...

Greenville Area AlignLife Offices Join Together For A Local Toy Drive »

November 24, 2014 at 5:16AM PST | Source: AlignLife

The children of the Greenville Shriner's Hospital and A Child's Haven in Greenville will be receiving toys from local AlignLife offices this year.
Greenville, SC (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 - Every year AlignLife clinics nationwide team together to give back to their communities. AlignLife experience rapid growth in the Greenville, SC area in 2014 and has arrived upon a very unique opportunity. AlignLife of Simpsonville will be partnering with the 5 other Greenville area AlignLife offices for their first annual Toy Drive. These six offices came together to decide on what local charity they would support with this year's toy drive. With so many amazing organizations to choose from, it made choosing difficulty. After long deliberations they decided to partner with A Child's Haven and the Greenville Shriner's Hospital...

AlignLife Of Downtown Greenville Is Now Open And Accepting New Patients »

November 24, 2014 at 4:29AM PST | Source: AlignLife

Greenville, SC (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 - A new AlignLife Chiropractic & Natural Health Center has officially opened its doors in the downtown Greenville area. Dr. Chelsea Sineath, owner and chiropractor at AlignLife of Downtown Greenville, decided to open her own clinic after working in another AlignLife office and seeing such amazing results with the patients.
AlignLife believes that the body can heal itself when given the proper tools. With a focus on chiropractic care and rehabilitation to allow the spine to maintain the proper alignment, they also offer nutritional recommendations, toxin elimination, weight loss management, and hormone balancing. It is their mission to take the health of the people in Greenville to the next level...

Gourmet Snack Franchise Doc Popcorn Plans To Develop 100 Locations In Chile, Peru »

November 21, 2014 at 9:31AM PST | Source: Doc Popcorn
Doc Popcorn Opportunities Available

World's Largest Franchised Popcorn Retailer Continues International Expansion
November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // , Colo. – Doc Popcorn, innovator of fresh-popped kettle-cooked popcorn, has announced today that it plans to add 100 new units in Chile and Peru over the next 15 years following a recently executed master franchise agreement with Alice Keh and her husband, Patricio Haristoy. The first Doc Popcorn location will open in the couple's hometown of Santiago, Chile.
Alice, who was originally born in the U.S., will lead day-to-day operations for the Doc Popcorn business in Chile and Peru, while her Chilean husband, Patricio, will oversee the strategic and legal aspects of the company.
"What makes Doc Popcorn so special is that it is a fun, playful brand that addresses consumer demand for higher quality, healthier—yet affordable—options in the snack category; and, the business is simple to run," says Keh...

Austin Fit Body Boot Camp Announces Grand Opening; Outreach Event Involves Community »

November 20, 2014 at 5:04AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 - A Grand Opening celebration event will be held on Saturday, December 13th from 2pm-5pm at the Austin Fit Body Boot Camp, located at 11190 Circle Dr. Unit 450 Building #4, Austin, TX 78736. The event will commemorate the opening of the newest Fit Body Boot Camp, the world's fastest growing and most popular indoor fitness boot camp.
The new location will offer local residents an entirely exclusive experience, unmatched in any other fitness or exercise environment. The fast growing and record breaking fitness franchise is an indoor fitness boot camp specializing in cutting edge training techniques that shed fat while building muscle.
The location's owner, Scott Portney, is an already established local fitness expert who owns and operates the personal training business Portney Peak Performance...

The Joint Corp. Announces Exercise Of Over-Allotment Option »

November 19, 2014 at 7:59AM PST | Source: The Joint...the chiropractic place

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Corp. (NASDAQ: JYNT), a national healthcare franchisor of chiropractic clinics, today announced that the underwriters of its initial public offering have exercised in full their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 450,000 shares at the initial price to the public of $6.50 per share. After giving effect to the over-allotment closing, the total number of shares sold by The Joint Corp. in its initial public offering increased to 3,450,000 shares, which resulted in aggregate net proceeds, after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and other offering expenses, of approximately $20,000,000.
Roth Capital Partners and Feltl and Company acted as joint book-running managers for the offering...

Zinga Frozen Yogurt A "Top Emerging Franchise Brand" According To Franchise Business Review »

November 19, 2014 at 4:43AM PST | Source: Zinga Frozen Yogurt

November 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // Denver, Colorado - Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences, has named Zinga! Frozen Yogurt in its top Emerging Franchises report. The honor follows on the heels of Zinga being named to Franchise Business Review’s Top 40 Food franchises this year.
Both Franchise Business Review’s Emerging Brands and Top Food Franchises reports recognize the best up-and-coming franchise brands based solely on franchisee satisfaction and performance.
The recognition comes at an opportune time for Zinga, according to Zinga President John Fitchett. The franchisor has just joined forces with a national ad management firm specializing in online franchise directories...

Charlotte Welcomes New Brightway Store »

November 19, 2014 at 4:19AM PST | Source: Brightway Insurance

National Franchise Expansion Continues for Insurance Retailer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PRWEB) November 19, 2014 - Leading independent insurance agency Brightway Insurance recently opened a Charlotte location at 6316-C Old Sugar Creek Road.
Roy Schoolfield, a North Carolina native, is the associate agency owner for the third North Carolina Brightway Insurance location.
"Bringing value to the community is something that is very important to me and I'm excited to bring a new Brightway location to Charlotte," said Schoolfield. "The opportunity to own and operate an independent insurance agency allows me to enjoy a life-long relationship with the community and my customers."
Prior to opening a Brightway Insurance store, Schoolfield worked in the insurance industry for many years...

New Orangetheory Fitness Studio Coming To Altamonte Springs »

November 18, 2014 at 7:33AM PST | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-Intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Plans Fifth Studio in Central Florida
November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla - Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that a new studio will be coming to Altamonte Springs, Fla. The Altamonte Springs studio will be located at 397 East Altamonte Drive. This announcement further solidifies the trend in explosive growth the Orangetheory Fitness brand has experienced during 2014.
The new studio will be celebrating its grand opening with a VIP party on November 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will officially open to the public on November 21, with classes starting at 5:00 a.m. Membership packages are available now at discounted "pre-opening" rates; customers who become members prior to the studio opening can save up to 20 percent, and prices are locked in through the duration of the membership...

Fit Body Boot Camp Opening In El Paso »

November 18, 2014 at 5:34AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Owner Reaches Out to Community and Donates over $30,000 in Fundraising Materials
(PRWEB) November 18, 2014 - "El Paso is one of the fattest cities in America," said Kai Malachi, owner and operator of the newly opened Fit Body Boot Camp location in El Paso, TX. The fitness expert and public figure hopes his new Boot Camp will help bring some much-needed changes to the city’s debilitating health habits. To ensure that his fitness location will have as much public impact as possible, he is spearheading multiple outreach programs and community involvement initiatives.
Malachi is diligently working with as many community organizations as possible in order to spread word about his new venture and make as much of an impact on the health of the city as possible...

Leading Boxing Fitness Concept Signs Master Franchise License In Mexico »

November 18, 2014 at 5:28AM PST | Source: TITLE Boxing Club
TITLE Boxing Club Opportunities Available

TITLE Boxing Club Continues Aggressive International Expansion; Appoints Successful Cancun Owners to Drive Efforts
November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // ANN ARBOR, Mich. - In the midst of a domestic and international growth spurt that has propelled the company to the top of the fitness industry, TITLE Boxing Club, the largest boxing franchise in the nation, announced today the recent signing of a Master Franchise Agreement in Mexico.
After the impressive opening of the company’s first international club in Cancun, Mexico in January 2014, TITLE Boxing Club has named local franchise owners Erika Garcia, Patrick Muldowny and Gustavo Miranda as the newest Master Franchisors for the country. The Cancun club generated the highest first month revenue in the brand’s history and is a prime example of how well the concept translates in other countries...

Medifast Launches New Healthy Living Program And Product Lines »

November 18, 2014 at 5:22AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

Leading Weight-Management Company Tackles Long-Term Wellness with Thrive by Medifast™ and Optimal Health by Take Shape For Life™ Launches
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss products and programs, is proud to announce the launch of a new Healthy Living program and line of products.
The product lineup includes the new Dark Chocolate Dream Bar, Salted Caramel Nut Bar, Strawberry Yogurt Bar, Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake, Cookies & Cream Shake, Pina Colada Smoothie, and Strawberry Banana Smoothie. These seven new maintenance products are being launched under two new sub-brands: Thrive by Medifast™ and Optimal Health by Take Shape For Life™...

Massage Envy Spa Opens First New York City Clinic In Midtown »

November 18, 2014 at 4:09AM PST | Source: Massage Envy Spa
Massage Envy Spa  Opportunities Available

Leading Massage Therapy Franchise Plans to Open Two Additional Locations by End of Year
November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Scottsdale, Ariz. - Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today the opening of the brand's first New York City clinic in Midtown West. Additional clinics in Gramercy Park and the Upper East Side plan to open by the end of the year.
"We have been looking to develop clinics in Manhattan for some time now as part of our national expansion strategy," said Joe Luongo, chief operating officer of Massage Envy Spa. "Now with the right franchisees in place in Manhattan, Massage Envy Spa is better positioned than ever to bring our members and guests a place to focus on their health and wellness, when and where it's convenient for them...

Jazzercise, Inc. Will Celebrate Thirty Years Of Dance Fitness In Japan  »

November 17, 2014 at 6:09AM PST | Source: Jazzercise

November 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Jazzercise, Inc. will celebrate thirty years of dance fitness in Japan with an international fitness getaway in Hiroshima, Japan's City of Peace, November 22-24th, 2014. Thousands of Jazzercise customers and instructors will come together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Jazzercise Japan with giant group fitness classes, shopping and the debut of new workout routines to be distributed worldwide.
The Jazzercise Live event, expected to be the largest in the company's history, will take place at Hiroshima Central Park, formerly Hiroshima Municipal Baseball Stadium, located at 5-25 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan. Jazzercise enthusiasts from all over Japan - Okinawa to Hokkaido - and countries including Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and the United States will attend this historic celebration of Jazzercise Japan's 30th anniversary...

AlignLife Helps Several Families Stay Warm »

November 17, 2014 at 4:37AM PST | Source: AlignLife

AlignLife of Wauwatosa collected over 25 coats with their annual coat drive in October.
Wauwatosa, Wi (PRWEB) November 15, 2014 - AlignLife of Wauwatosa is a community-minded office and looks forward to their annual coat drive every October. "We are always excited to have the opportunity to help others," said Dr. Sara Mahalko, owner of AlignLife of Wauwatosa. "Our patients start asking at the beginning of summer about the coat drive."
AlignLife of Wauwatosa held their annual coat drive in October. They collected over 25 coats and several pairs of mittens as well. The coats and mittens were donated to a local organization called Tosa Cares. Tosa Cares is an all volunteer organization which collects non-perishable food items, personal care items, clothing and school supplies for distribution to families in need...

The Joint Corp. Announces Closing Of Its Initial Public Offering »

November 14, 2014 at 11:50AM PST | Source: The Joint...the chiropractic place

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Joint Corp. (NASDAQ: JYNT), a national healthcare franchisor of chiropractic clinics, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 3,000,000 shares of common stock at an initial price to the public of $6.50 per share. The Joint Corp. received aggregate net proceeds, after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and other offering expenses, of approximately $17,285,000.
Roth Capital Partners and Feltl and Company acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Sanders Morris Harris acted as co-manager.
A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 10, 2014. This offering was made only by means of a prospectus...



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