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GNC Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results »

July 30, 2015 at 8:17AM PDT | Source: GNC

2015 Second Quarter EPS of $0.79Same Store Sales decrease 2.8% in the Second Quarter 2015
PITTSBURGH - July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) (the "Company"), a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer, today reported its financial results for the quarter and year-to-date periods ended June 30, 2015.
Second Quarter Performance
For the second quarter of 2015, the Company reported consolidated revenue of $678.5 million, an increase of 0.5% as compared with consolidated revenue of $675.2 million for the second quarter of 2014. Revenue increased in the Company's franchise segment by 7.5%. Revenue decreased in the Company's retail and manufacturing/wholesale segments by 0.3% and 5...

Upcoming Business Seminar At 1Heart Caregiver Services Headquarters Los Angeles California »

July 30, 2015 at 4:51AM PDT | Source: 1Heart Caregiver Services

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) July30, 2015 - 1Heart Caregiver Services LLC is offering its 1st Business Franchise Seminar this coming August 5th 2015 - “Learn How to Make Money in the Booming Homecare Business.” This will be held in its main headquarters at 3600 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1426, Los Angeles CA 90010.
The event will be hosted by 1Heart’s very own Randy Clarito (Director of Business and Franchise Development) and Devin Conner (National Franchise Consultant). Both are experts in their respective fields with over a decade of combined Franchise Business experience.
The presentations will include:

How to setup your own business
The benefits of owning a home care franchise
What makes home care a potentially lucrative business

…and many more
This event aims to further educate business owners and future business owners to be able to get into an industry that helps a growing number of baby boomers and serves as a possible highly profitable income generating business...

Transforming Texan Lives And Bodies: Woodlands And Spring Fitness Boot Camps Commit To Multiple Charity Donations »

July 29, 2015 at 5:36AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

(PRWEB) July 29, 2015 - The Woodlands and Spring Fit Body Boot Camps have implemented an engaging an interactive way to encourage healthy lifestyles while donating to worthy charitable causes each month. The new system will track each time a client uses social media to Check In at each fitness boot camp. For each Check In at each facility, the boot camps will donate 20 cents to a selected charity.
Fit Body Boot Camp is the world’s fastest growing and most popular indoor boot camp franchise with hundreds of locations worldwide. The unique fitness brand combines individualized training from certified personal trainers, specially created Afterburn workouts, and personalized nutritional guidance to help clients lose weight, gain muscle, and burn excess body fat...

Crunch Franchise Announces New Locations In Rancho Cucamonga And San Dimas, CA »

July 28, 2015 at 8:31AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of its newest franchise locations in Rancho Cucamonga and San Dimas, California. The renowned gym chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings, will bring its 'No Judgments' philosophy to two suburban cities located outside of Los Angeles.
Already open for workouts, Crunch Rancho Cucamonga is located at 12739 E Foothill Blvd. Rancho Cucamonga, CA neighboring Walmart and Living Spaces in the Foothill Marketplace. Crunch San Dimas can be found approximately 20 miles west of Rancho Cucamonga at 192 Village Ct. San Dimas, CA in the same shopping center as Lowe's.
The oversized health clubs are providing members with a variety of amenities, including access to state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, full-service locker rooms, tanning, HydroMassage® and a range of Crunch's signature group fitness classes including Zumba®, Yoga Body Sculpt, Fat Burning Pilates, Cardio Tai Box, BOSU® Bootcamp and more...

Steady, Wide-Spread Growth Lands TITLE Boxing Club On 2015 Fastest-Growing Franchises List »

July 28, 2015 at 5:27AM PDT | Source: TITLE Boxing Club

National Boxing Fitness Franchise Recognized for Second Year in a Row by Entrepreneur Magazine
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - July 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - For the second year in a row, TITLE Boxing Club, the nation’s largest boxing fitness franchise, has been named to the top 100 ranking on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list, coming in at No. 90. This ranking comes on the heels of the brand’s recent announcement of the executive team restructuring which included the promotion of former president John Rotche to Chief Executive Officer, the hiring of Susan Boresow as President and the addition of Alex Roberts as Chief Development Officer.
Entrepreneur’s fastest-growing rankings are based on the number of new franchise units added in the United States and Canada from July 2013 to July 2014...

Sitters Etc Expands Throughout Florida With Six New Locations, Set To Add 30 Full-Time Employees »

July 27, 2015 at 11:30AM PDT | Source: Sitters Etc.

July 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // FORT MYERS, Fla. - Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. In Florida, the state with the highest percentage of senior citizens in the United States, that figure has special significance. Inspired by this demand for senior care services, Sitters Etc, the home care provider that has built a 14 year reputation for fostering “A Culture of Caring®”, is expanding throughout Florida courtesy of franchise area developer Ralph Laughton. Beginning with the opening of a new office in Fort Myers this September, additional offices will follow in Fort Myers Beach in March 2016, Naples in September 2016, Charlotte in March 2017, South Sarasota in September 2017 and Sarasota in March 2018. The new offices will create at least 30 full-time positions...

Massage Envy Seeks Development Opportunities In Georgia »

July 27, 2015 at 8:29AM PDT | Source: Massage Envy Spa
Massage Envy Spa  Opportunities Available

Nation’s Largest Massage Therapy Franchise to Expand Presence in Southern Region 
July 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Scottsdale, Ariz.– Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, today announced plans for continued development in Georgia, specifically southern markets including Atlanta, Warner Robins, Macon, Decatur, Bonaire and McDonough. This year, Massage Envy will open two clinics in Georgia, which will fuel future growth opportunities for the brand in the state.
“We’ve seen our existing clinics in Georgia flourish over the last several years,” said Steve Bielewicz, vice president of global franchise sales. “The region was home to some of the first Massage Envy locations and has remained a key target market for additional expansion...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Signs 77 Franchise Agreements »

July 27, 2015 at 7:30AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Reports Same-Store Sales Of Over 12 Percent In First Half Of 2015; Leading Fast Casual Cafe Projected to Exceed 500 Locations This Year
ATLANTA - July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced the signing of 77 franchise agreements in the first and second quarters of 2015 as the brand continues its aggressive, nationwide expansion. Additionally, the sandwich and smoothie franchise reported year-to-date same-store sales of more than 12 percent.
"This year is on track to be our most successful in recent company history," said Mike Rotondo, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Café. "Our balanced mix of smoothies and food continue to drive sales in all dayparts for our franchisees and recent limited-time offers like our Cucumber Mojito Smoothie, Luau Sliders and Avocolada Smoothie are driving traffic, resulting in strong same-store sales that far outperform our competitors in the smoothie and fast-casual industries...

New Planet Fitness Now Open In Seguin »

July 27, 2015 at 6:20AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

Central Texas welcomes another Judgement Free Zone
SEGUIN, Texas - July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, announces the opening of a new club located at 1500 E. Court Street, in the Crossroads Shopping Plaza next to Tractor Supply. The 15,000+ sf club has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility and is fully staffed and open 24 hours, seven days a week. Special Grand Opening memberships are being offered for just $1 down and $10 a month.
"Our goal is to offer a clean, non-intimidating environment to exercise at a very affordable price, with memberships starting at only $10 a month," said Jason Frick, President of PF-TO Management, LLC...

Great Clips Gives People #MoreMinutes With Its Back-to-School Campaign »

July 27, 2015 at 5:23AM PDT | Source: Great Clips

What would you do with more time?
Great Clips performs random acts of kindness during back-to-school bustle
July 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Minneapolis, Minn. – As children head back to school, families are often crunched for time, wishing they had more minutes to tackle everything on their daunting to-do lists. That’s why Great Clips, the world’s largest hair salon brand, has launched a back-to-school #MoreMinutes campaign. From July through September, Great Clips is asking people what they would do with more time. And, by random acts of kindness, Great Clips will give people gifts to spend #MoreMinutes doing what they love.
#MoreMinutes during the back-to-school rush
We’re excited to surprise and delight our customers with small gifts that will hopefully make a big difference in their busy back-to-school lives,” says Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen...

GNC Holdings, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend »

July 24, 2015 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH - July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Board of Directors of GNC Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") authorized and declared the quarterly cash dividend for the third quarter of 2015 of $0.18 per share of the Company's common stock. The dividend will be paid on or about September 25, 2015 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 11, 2015.
About GNC Holdings, Inc. 
GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) - headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA - is a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer. The Company's foundation is built on 80 years of superior product quality and innovation. GNC connects customers to their best by offering a premium assortment of vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, diet, sports nutrition and protein products...

New Orangetheory Fitness Studio Coming To Charlotte »

July 24, 2015 at 4:07AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-Intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Continues Expansion With New North Carolina Studio
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire - Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that a new studio will be coming to Charlotte, N.C. The Charlotte studio will be located in the Arboretum at 8083 Providence Road, Suite 100. With four studios now open in the state and several in development, the innovative brand will continue to target North Carolina for expansion.
The new studio will be celebrating its grand opening with a VIP party on Tuesday, July 28 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will officially open to the public on July 29, with classes starting at 5:30 a.m.
"We can't wait to continue to impact the lives of Charlotte residents in a healthy way," said Jay Thomas, Orangetheory Fitness Charlotte franchisee...

EnVie Fitness For Women Targets San Diego For Expansion »

July 24, 2015 at 3:47AM PDT | Source: EnVie Fitness for Women

Signs Agreement for First Area Studio
July 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas – EnVie Fitness for Women, an Australian-based fitness concept rigorously customized to the researched demands of today’s female client, is coming to San Diego.
Company plans call for opening as many as 10 area studios over the next several years. An agreement for the first location has already been signed and is expected to open in Encinitas in the fall.
According to EnVie COO Gary Findley, the former president of the Curves International chain which grew to 8,000 locations during his eight-year tenure, EnVie’s model gives women a more complete approach to health and fitness compared to other women-only fitness concepts...

The Joint Corp. Names James Edwards, D.C., Chief Chiropractic & Compliance Officer »

July 23, 2015 at 9:58AM PDT | Source: The Joint Corp.

July 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Joint Corp. (Nasdaq:JYNT), an operator and franchisor of chiropractic clinics, announced today that it has appointed James Edwards, D.C. as Chief Chiropractic & Compliance Officer. In this new role, Dr. Edwards will be responsible for ensuring that doctors of The Joint Chiropractic and The Joint’s more than 250 clinics and nearly 750 doctors deliver quality care that adheres to the operating standards of the profession. Dr. Edwards will also play a key role in D.C. training and in creating content that helps educate patients on the value of ongoing maintenance care. Dr. Edwards brings a wealth of experience to The Joint including significant clinical and leadership experience gained from more than three decades of service to the chiropractic profession...

GNC Holdings, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Release, Webcast And Conference Call Date »

July 23, 2015 at 5:21AM PDT | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH - July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer, will release results for the second quarter of 2015 before the market opens on July 30, 2015. A webcast and conference call to discuss the results will be held at 9:00 am Eastern Time that day. 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 August 28, 2015. You may also listen to the live call by dialing 1-877-232-1784 inside the U...

Weight Watchers Announces Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call »

July 22, 2015 at 6:45AM PDT | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK - July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) will release its results for the second quarter 2015 after the NYSE closes on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
The Company has also scheduled a conference call on August 5th 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 2015 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...

Home Care Assistance Opens New Office In Waterloo & Wellington Regions »

July 21, 2015 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Senior care trailblazer, Home Care Assistance, meets growing demand for in-home care services in Waterloo and Wellington Regions
July 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // Kitchener – Home Care Assistance of Waterloo, the trusted provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is thrilled to serve the Waterloo and Wellington communities with its newest office which is located at 324 Highland Road West, Unit 12A in Kitchener, Ontario. The office is the 107th location in North America, adding to Home Care Assistance’s rapidly growing footprint worldwide.
“We are excited to launch Home Care Assistance for the residents of Waterloo and Wellington regions,” said Angie Kunnath, Owner of Home Care Assistance Waterloo. “We want to enable seniors in the community by aiding them in maintaining their independence and leading a quality, sustainable lifestyle in the comfort of home...

FirstLight HomeCare Named A Top 50 Franchise »

July 21, 2015 at 5:29AM PDT | Source: FirstLight HomeCare

Franchise Business Review names national home care franchise company, FirstLight HomeCare, one of the year’s Top 50 franchise opportunities.
CINCINNATI, Ohio (PRWEB) July 21, 2015 - FirstLight HomeCare, a national provider of non-medical in-home care, has been recognized by Franchise Business Review as a Top 50 Franchise Opportunity for 2015. The recognition comes from the publication’s annual franchisee satisfaction and performance survey that polls current owners and rates the top 50 franchises based on real, experiential feedback. Each brand is segmented into categories based on investment costs and industry.
“The 2015 Franchise Business Review survey exhibits positive results for our franchise as compared to our senior care industry competitors, and our total feedback score for owner satisfaction was higher than average,” said Bill McPherson, executive director of franchise development at FirstLight HomeCare...

New Brightway Insurance Office To Open In Winter Springs »

July 21, 2015 at 5:11AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

July 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Long-time Central Florida businessman Derrick Vance is putting his more than 15 years’ property/casualty insurance experience to work as the newest owner of a Brightway Insurance agency at 1196 Tree Swallow Drive, Suite 1322 in the Winter Springs Town Center. The agency will open on Monday, July 27, the company announced.
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country, serving the insurance needs of over 250,000 policy holders.
Brightway agencies, including The Vance Agency, represent more than twice as many insurance companies as other independent insurance agencies, providing the broadest possible choice to consumers...

Planet Beach Offering Franchise Incentive For A Limited Time »

July 17, 2015 at 4:17AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach

This limited offer extends to any qualified candidates looking to open a traditional Planet Beach or a Planet Beach located inside of an LA Fitness.
New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) July 16, 2015 - Planet Beach recently announced an arrangement with LA Fitness to make prime real estate available to open a Planet Beach spray & spa inside of select LA Fitness locations. In order to introduce this new agreement to the marketplace, those who qualify and purchase a franchise license will be granted a second license at no additional cost. This offer extends to any qualified candidates looking to open a traditional spa or a spa located inside of an LA Fitness. This offer is only available for a limited time.
Planet Beach introduced an innovative approach to day spas by pioneering the automated spa concept...



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