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New Orangetheory Fitness Studio Coming To Thousand Oaks »

July 24, 2014 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Plans Opening in California This September 
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that a new studio will be coming to Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Thousand Oaks studio will be located in Paseo Market Place in the Westlake Village community. There are nine Orangetheory Fitness studios currently open in California with several in development.
The studio is projected to open in September, but has begun offering pre-sale memberships at a discounted rate. Membership packages purchased during a studio's pre-sale can save customers up to 20 percent and prices are locked in through the duration of the membership...

Dr G’s Weight Loss And Wellness Expands Aesthetic Services  »

July 24, 2014 at 8:39AM PDT | Source: Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness

SynerG Reaction™by Viora Offers Patients a Safe and Non-Invasive Body Contouring and Skin Tightening Solution
July 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. - For many, losing the weight is only half the battle. Major weight loss can many times result in sagging skin and unsightly stretch marks, overshadowing a person's sense of accomplishment and helping weaken his or her confidence. Unfortunately, in many of these cases, exercise alone cannot get rid of excess skin. To help patients achieve a complete transformation and attain the results they really want, Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness, a medically-supervised weight loss and wellness program, has launched SynerG Reaction™by Viora, a non-surgical and effective skin tightening, cellulite reduction and body contouring series of treatments...

AlignLife North Peoria Owner Raises Money For St. Jude »

July 24, 2014 at 5:45AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

Peoria, IL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - Dr. Rob Kelch, owner of AlignLife North Peoria, will be running in the Kickapoo/Brimfield to Peoria St. Jude Run. To help raise money for this event Dr. Kelch's office is offering a consultaion, exam, and x-rays for $20 with 100% of the proceeds raised to be donated to St. Jude. Dr. Kelch has set an office goal to raise $1000. Dr. Kelch hopes to raise awareness of Natural Health Care options while raising money to help St. Jude continue to be able to help children and their families. Dr. Kelch stated "The children are our future, while I provide Natural Health Services and work to educate the masses, some children are already battling disease. This is a two fold project to help educate and support our future...

New Orleans-Based Company Opens In Cairo, Egypt »

July 23, 2014 at 11:18AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – Planet Beach is excited to announce the opening of the first Planet Beach automated spa in Cairo, Egypt. Planet Beach Cairo has strategically partnered with Gold's Gym to ensure a strong and consistent member base.
The unique partnership between Planet Beach and Gold's Gym is seen to serve both customer bases well. After a strong workout, members can walk over to Planet Beach to get a quick hydration or massage session in before heading out to enjoy their day.
While the spa industry in Egypt is booming, most spas are located in four- or five-star hotels, which makes it very expensive. Planet Beach offers affordable luxury to those wanting to relax and achieve a healthy glow or rejuvenate their skin...

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition's Recently Announced Expansion Plans To Help People Fight The Obesity Battle »

July 23, 2014 at 5:58AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition's MaxFormation weight loss challenge incorporates customized meal planning and nutritional supplements, bringing success to its 700 participants last year alone.
(PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - Obesity is on the rise and officially has earned a spot as one of the leading health risks in our country. Joining risks such as "smoking, alcohol consumption, and high blood pressure" (Wallstreet Journal, 2014), obesity has attacked our nation's health by facilitating the development of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. According to CDC and Prevention from 2009-2010, "more than one-third of adults, or about 78 million people, were obese". What are we as a country doing to stop this?
PricewaterhouseCoopers found, "As much as $493 billion of health-care spending may be attributable to so-called manageable behaviors, including about $200 billion to deal with obesity and weight control…" The vast majority of these expenditures are for the treatment versus prevention of illnesses...

GNC Holdings, Inc. Schedules Conference Call And Webcast To Report 2nd Quarter 2014 Financial Results »

July 23, 2014 at 5:51AM PDT | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: "GNC"), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, has scheduled a conference call and webcast to report its second quarter 2014 financial results on Tuesday, July 29 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.
To listen to this call, dial 1-877-232-1784 inside the U.S. and 706-679-4448 outside the U.S. The conference identification number for all callers is 75389288. A webcast of the call will also be available on www.gnc.com – via the Investor Relations section under "About GNC" - through August 22, 2014...

Tropical Smoothie Café Commits $20 Million For Franchisee Financing »

July 22, 2014 at 10:41AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Food-and-Smoothie Franchise Lends Directly to Franchisees as Same-Store Sales Surge
ATLANTA - July 22, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Tropical Smoothie Café, with the backing of private equity firm BIP Capital, has launched a financing program to help existing franchisees open additional restaurants nationwide by providing up to $20 million in loans. The company has already approved more than $2.5 million through the program, signaling pent-up demand from franchisees. In June the first two cafes opened under the program, one in Melbourne, Florida, and the other in Syosset, New York.
"Our same-store sales and store openings continue to grow, which shows consumers love our brand," said Tropical Smoothie Café CEO Mike Rotondo...

The Daily Record Names Medifast's Michael MacDonald A "Most Admired CEO" »

July 22, 2014 at 5:16AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

MacDonald Recognized as One of Maryland's Most Inspiring Leaders for Strategic Direction and Innovation at Medifast
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, is proud to announce that Michael MacDonald, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, was named as The Daily Record's Most Admired CEOs.
The Daily Record award recognizes talented business CEOs and nonprofit executive directors throughout Maryland for their leadership and professionalism. The winners are selected based on their leadership, vision, competitiveness, innovation, community service, financial performance, board service and nonprofit involvement...

Planet Beach Highlighted As A Top 15 Evolving Franchise In Entrepreneur Magazine »

July 22, 2014 at 4:13AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – Planet Beach Franchising Corporation was recently highlighted in the July 2014 issue of Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top 15 evolving franchises in the world for the way it has developed new ways to do business in a business model that traditionally not known for evolving.
Started in 1996, Planet Beach began as a traditional tanning salon that excelled at customer service. Noticing the social and governmental changes headed it’s way in regards to UV-tanning, CEO and Founder Stephen P. Smith came up with the idea of transitioning to an automated spa that gives clients all the services found in a traditional day spa at the push of a button without the need for an attendant...

Planet Beach Helps Promote Annie's Fight With Fundraiser »

July 21, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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July 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – Planet Beach, the leader in automated spa services, is giving back to the community with a fundraiser to benefit Annie's Fight.
Annie Rossignol is a beautiful 7-year-old girl from Mandeville, LA. On September 4, 2012, she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Annie's Fight was set up to inform all whom are interested in helping support, donate, volunteer or raise money for Rossignol's expenses. "We are thrilled to be able to make this donation," said Stephen P. Smith, CEO of Planet Beach. "We hope to raise awareness of Annie's situation and hopefully, create some momentum so that more people join the fight against Leukemia and Lymphomia."
Along with Planet Beach, many other businesses and groups are selling bracelets, as well as t-shirts and necklaces to help support Rossignol...

Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2014 »

July 21, 2014 at 6:07AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - July 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 second quarter ended June 30, 2014 on Thursday, August 7, 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 August 7, 2014. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www...

Massage Heights Lake Ridge Named The Official Massage Provider For The Potomac Nationals »

July 21, 2014 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: Massage Heights
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Regular therapeutic massage helps athletes get the most out of their workout.
Woodbridge, VA - July 20, 2014 - (PR.com) - Massage Heights Lake Ridge, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage services, is proud to be the official massage provider for the Potomac Nationals baseball team. From professional athlete to weekend warrior incorporating therapeutic massage into a fitness regimen helps improve performance by lengthening the muscle fibers to help reduce the amount of muscle tension and recoil that has built up/stored in the tissue, allowing the stored energy to dissipate evenly through your muscular and nervous system. This will also increase circulatory blood flow and increase the flush of toxins from the body...

Vancouver Home Care Assistance To Host Public Webinar On Caregiver Mindfulness »

July 21, 2014 at 5:05AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Vancouver, North America’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce the next installment in its renowned Healthy Longevity Webinar Series featuring experts in a wide range of health and wellness-related fields. The upcoming webinar will feature licensed clinical social worker and award-winning author Nancy Kriseman, and will cover the most common causes of caregiver stress and ways to prevent burnout by becoming more self-aware. In particular, Nancy will discuss mindfulness and the spirit-side of caregiving, two coping strategies presented in her latest book, The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey. This webinar will offer real time solutions caregivers can use in their everyday routines to feel more empowered and hopeful...

Home Care Assistance South Fairfield County To Host Public Webinar On The Topic Of Caregiver Mindfulness »

July 18, 2014 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of South Fairfield County, North America's leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce the next installment in its renowned Healthy Longevity Webinar Series featuring experts in a wide range of health and wellness-related fields. The upcoming webinar will feature licensed clinical social worker and award-winning author Nancy Kriseman, and will cover the most common causes of caregiver stress and ways to prevent burnout by becoming more self-aware. In particular, Nancy will discuss mindfulness and the spirit-side of caregiving, two coping strategies presented in her latest book, The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey. This webinar will offer real time solutions caregivers can use in their everyday routines to feel more empowered and hopeful...

New Orangetheory Fitness Studio Coming To Winter Park »

July 17, 2014 at 11:19AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Plans Fourth Opening in Central Florida This September 
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that a brand new studio will be coming to Winter Park, Fla. in September 2014. The new Orangetheory Fitness will be the fourth to open in the Central Florida area and will be located in Lakeside Winter Park, the new prestigious retail plaza near Winter Park Village.
The Winter Park location will feature Orangetheory's brand new studio design and will utilize new heart rate technology. The studio is projected to open in early September, but has begun offering pre-sale memberships at a discounted rate...

Dr. Harbison Named The Endorsed Chiropractor Of Boilermakers Local 483 »

July 17, 2014 at 5:55AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

Wood River, Illinois (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 - Dr. Michael Harbison from AlignLife in Wood River, was named the endorsed chiropractor of the Boilermakers Local 483. Every year the local union poles the laborers and the industries that they work with to see who the top performers are from services they utilize. When surveyed this year, the employers and the employees unanimously chose Dr. Harbison. "We pooled the factories & the boilermakers and they all had great things to say about Dr. Harbison's ability to get the employees pain free and keeping them working. It was some of the best feedback I've ever heard in 20 years." Bill Davis Local 483 Rep. Along with providing chiropractic care, Dr. Harbison is also the one the Boilermakers will contact to teach and instruct on work place safety and ergonomics...

Weight Watchers Announces Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call »

July 16, 2014 at 9:02AM PDT | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK - July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) will release its results for the second quarter 2014 after the NYSE closes on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
The Company has also scheduled a conference call on July 30th at 5:00 p.m. ET. During the conference call, James Chambers, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Nicholas Hotchkin, Chief Financial Officer, will discuss the second quarter 2014 results and answer questions from the investment community.
Live audio of the conference call will be simultaneously webcast over the Internet on the Company's corporate website, www.weightwatchersinternational.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on this site for approximately 90 days.
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AlignLife In East Stroudsburg Hosts Thanksgiving In July »

July 16, 2014 at 7:38AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 - Dr. Brettney Ramsour has been purchasing, cooking and serving food at the Salvation Armyon Washington Street for 12 years. Dr. Brettney's staff and family have stood by his side every year, this is only the second time they have done this during the summer and fed over 75 people. Dr. Brettney is launching his annual Thanksgiving in July food drive, and after feeding so many in the summer months is even more convinced that the pantry's need more than just donations at the holidays.
AlignLife as a National Franchise hosts multiple drives a year, one of them being Thanksgiving in July. Through the month of July you can drop of your donations at the East Stroudsburg AlignLife clinc at 747 Millford Rd, East Stroudsburg PA 18301...

Tropical Smoothie Café Looks To Expand Presence In Atlanta »

July 16, 2014 at 7:16AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Food-and-Smoothie Franchise Plans to Add 40 Stores in Company's Headquarters of Atlanta
ATLANTA - July 15, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Atlanta-based Tropical Smoothie Café, a restaurant concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies, has announced plans to develop as many as 40 locations in the Atlanta metropolitan area in coming years.
In the Atlanta market, the 385-unit brand operates a company-owned café on Mount Vernon Highway in Atlanta and opened its first franchise location in Conyers, Georgia, this year. A third location is slated to open this fall on Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, which will be owned by franchise partner Scott Temme. The local Atlanta expansion is part of the brand's overall growth strategy to have 750 units nationwide by 2019...

New Marketing Tools Provided To Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Store Owners Simplify Local Marketing And Improve Store Sales »

July 16, 2014 at 5:32AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

(PRWEB) July 15, 2014 - Localized Media Automation Platform (LMap) gives Max Muscle Sports Nutrition (MMSN) store owners access to templated marketing pieces. These pieces are created by MMSN corporate to create a consistent branding throughout their franchised network of stores. The templated pieces are made to be customized - giving each store the ability to speak to their target audience and increase the rate of store purchases through their marketing efforts. This service allows MMSN stores to be more successful - After all, who knows a store's customers better than the store owners themselves?
The LMAP platform makes it easier for a franchisee to select a marketing tactic, determine a budget and create all of the graphical elements needed with just the push of a button...



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