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Charter Fitness Eyes Growth In St. Louis Market »

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

Crunch Franchise Announces New Location In Poughkeepsie, New York »

April 17, 2014 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through unique programming and cutting-edge training, announces the first location in the Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany in Poughkeepsie, NY. The new location, located at 2 Neptune Road, Poughkeepsie, New York, is set to open in June bringing its 'No Judgments' philosophy to Dutchess County.
The new club is located in a completely renovated 56,000 sq. ft. building formerly occupied by IBM. The gym will occupy the road front half of the building totaling over 22,000 sq. ft. Once completed, the entire front of the building will be outfitted with large windows overlooking route 9, just south of the Spackenkill Road exit...

Eminem's "Till I Collapse" Voted Ultimate Workout Song In March Music Madness Competition »

April 16, 2014 at 12:08PM PDT | Source: Gold's Gym

Celebrities, Music Enthusiasts and Fans Alike Crown this Year's Winner of the "Battle of the Sexes" Themed Music Competition Hosted by Gold's Gym, Women's Health and Men's Health
DALLAS - April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority in health and fitness, with Men's Health and Women's Health, the world's best-selling fitness and lifestyle magazines, announced today that "Till I Collapse" by Eminem featuring Nate Dogg has taken the title of Ultimate Workout Song in this year's "March Music Madness" online tournament.
March Music Madness is an annual bracket-based competition to find out what gym-goers are listening to while breaking a sweat. Celebrities (including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Ferrell, Trey Songz, Mickey Rourke and Brooke Shields), Gold's Gym members, fans and personal trainers all nominated their favorite workout songs...

I9 Sports Announces Plans To Open Eight New Locations This Fall »

April 16, 2014 at 11:47AM PDT | Source: i9 Sports

Nation's Fastest Growing Youth Sports Franchise Seeks Personnel to Extend Growth
TAMPA, Fla. - April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ - i9 Sports, the nation's fastest growing youth sports league franchise announced plans today to open eight new company-owned locations in six metro areas as part of its expansion initiative. i9 Sports offers leagues, camps, and clinics for boys and girls ages 3-14 in today's most popular team sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball and baseball. The new locations will be in Naperville, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; St. Louis, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Nashville, Tennessee; and Dallas, Texas.
i9 Sports believes there isn't a better tool to teach a child the skills necessary to succeed in life than sports...

Salons By JC Names Retired Air Force Major And Former Fantastic Sams Region Director Drew Johnston As VP Of Operations »

April 16, 2014 at 9:23AM PDT | Source: Salons By JC

April 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Salons By JC, the nation's fastest-growing salon suite franchise concept, announces the appointment of Drew Johnston as Vice President of Operations.
In his new role, Johnston will be responsible for maintaining, creating, and promoting the operational procedures within the corporate salons, while fusing those procedures and the Salons By JC culture into programs that will benefit the salon franchises. In addition, he will assist company co-founder Jack Griffey with the real estate piece of the company's franchise development efforts.
"Drew is a multi-talented and respected leader with highly regarded strengths in organizational leadership, administration and management," said Griffey...

Weight Watchers Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call »

April 16, 2014 at 9:11AM PDT | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK - April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) will release its results for the first quarter 2014 after the NYSE closes on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
The Company has also scheduled a conference call on April 30th at 5:00 p.m. ET. During the conference call, James Chambers, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nicholas Hotchkin, Chief Financial Officer, and Dan Crowe, Chief Technology Officer, will discuss the first 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...

Elevate Mom’s Day With The Gift Of Relaxation »

April 15, 2014 at 10:00AM PDT | Source: Massage Heights
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April 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // San Antonio, Texas – Embarrassing temper tantrums, sleepless nights, juggling work and school activities, moms give their all every day but work-life balance is something every parent struggles with, yet it's important to achieve. This Mother's Day forget the traditional flowers; show appreciation with a therapeutic massage and facial from Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services.
Finding moments of balance can help increase health and happiness; according to the Mayo clinic, stress that's left unchecked can contribute to health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes, to name a few. The great news is therapeutic massage has the ability to alleviate the symptoms of stress, by decreasing the heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure along with significant changes in emotional states and stress levels (source: AMTA 2014)...

Planet Beach CEO And Founder To Testify In Support Of Bill HB746 »

April 15, 2014 at 7:39AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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April 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – Planet Beach, the first and only fully automated spa, is proud to announce its support of bill HB746. This bill, which is making its way through the Louisiana Senate, would no longer allow minors under the age of 18 to use UV tanning services, regardless of parental consent. The Senate Health and Welfare committee will hear the bill at 1:00 P.M. at the Louisiana State Capital on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Stephen smith, CEO and founder of Planet Beach will be attending and testifying at the hearing. "Planet Beach has chosen to support bill HB746 for several reasons," said Smith. "Our company’s services have evolved away from our past tanning roots. More importantly, we support this legislation because of our concern for all of our customers’ skin, health and overall wellness...

Medi-Weightloss® Named A Top Workplace In Tampa Bay For Second Consecutive Year »

April 15, 2014 at 6:45AM PDT | Source: Medi-Weightloss Clinics

Founder and CEO Edward Kaloust leads Medi-Weightloss® with an emphasis on growth and achievement.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 - Medi-Weightloss® is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces.
The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what's on the minds of their employees...

New Zinga! Frozen Yogurt Store Opens In Seabrook »

April 15, 2014 at 6:37AM PDT | Source: Zinga Frozen Yogurt

Seabrook, NH (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 - A new Zinga! Frozen Yogurt store opened in Seabrook, NH, this week.
The store is located at 380 Lafayette Road, Route 1, Seabrook. It is in a new development next to Market Basket and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. The storeowner is New Englander Ann Domigan and store general manager is Chris Hartin who has more than 20 years restaurant experience and has managed the Zinga store in Rochester, NH.
The Seabrook store joins other area Zinga! stores in Saugus, Reading, North Andover and Peabody. Two more are set to open within weeks.
"Our opening is a great opportunity to remind people that Zinga non-fat frozen yogurt with toppings of fruit and nuts can satisfy their sweet tooth while also making nutritional sense," said Domigan, an avid runner...

Husband-wife Team Open Independent Insurance Store »

April 14, 2014 at 8:09AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

Sedona, Ariz. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 - Jay and Michelle Fitz wanted a way to serve the community and to build a legacy in business when they relocated from California to Sedona, Ariz. five months ago. They found that opportunity in Brightway Insurance, and are opening the first Sedona Brightway Insurance store at 31 Bell Rock Plaza, Suite C.
Brightway Insurance is an independent agency with a franchise model that allows its network of owner-agents to focus on selling, while service is handled centrally by product experts. Relationships with insurance companies are also handled centrally. A typical independent agent represents a little more than six insurance companies, while Brightway agents typically have access to more than 100.
"Everyone needs insurance, and everyone wants the best and most comprehensive insurance solutions available," said Jay...

Home Care Assistance Partnership With The Denver Chapter Of The Alzheimer's Association And Legacy Hospice »

April 14, 2014 at 5:58AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

To Host Educational Series On Alzheimer's and Other Forms of Dementia
Castle Rock, CO (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Douglas County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is dedicated to partnering with other community members in an effort to increase awareness around longevity and aging. In line with this commitment to community education and the company's expertise in quality dementia care, Home Care Assistance of Douglas County partnered with representatives from the Denver Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and Legacy Hospice to host a free, three-part public panel on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The series, "Who is that in the mirror?" was held at the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital and spanned three months...

Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness Continues To Expand Its U.S. Footprint »

April 11, 2014 at 8:05AM PDT | Source: Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness

International Market Remains Strong; Company Launches New Physician's Model To Gain Bigger Market Share
DAVIE, Fla. (April 04, 2014) - Dr. G's Franchising Companies, LLC, the parent company of Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness, a physician-supervised weight loss and wellness program, has announced the opening of six new clinics in the U.S. increasing its existing portfolio in the country to 27.
The new clinics are located in Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, New York and North Carolina and are all part of a robust expansion plan. Since the company started selling franchises in 2010, Dr.G's Weight Loss & Wellness has grown rapidly, establishing a presence in eight U.S. states and more than 27 territories.
"Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness program was developed to give patients the tools to help them lead healthier and more joyous lives," said Charlotte Russell, Chief Executive Officer, Dr...

Home Care Assistance Of Scottsdale Promotes Healthy Longevity With The "Walk To Okinawa" Campaign »

April 11, 2014 at 7:25AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 - Home Care Assistance, North America's leading provider of in-home care for seniors, invites members of the Scottsdale Area and East Valley communities to register for the "Walk to Okinawa." Registrants will receive a free pedometer to track their steps each day as the entire group makes its way from Scottsdale, Arizona, to Okinawa, Japan in a 6,750-mile virtual walk. The "destination" - Okinawa - is home of the healthiest and longest-living people on Earth.
"Staying active is one of the primary reasons that the people of Okinawa, Japan are some of the healthiest, longest living people on Earth," said Ted Holmgren, owner of Home Care Assistance of Scottsdale. "We're excited to provide a fun, competitive way to encourage physical activity through the use of these pedometers...

Tax Day Causes Stress For Americans Nationwide; Hand & Stone Massage And Facial Spa Offers Relief »

April 10, 2014 at 11:10AM PDT | Source: Hand and Stone

"Relax the Tax" Helps Americans Unwind from Tax Season
Hamilton, NJ (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 - With the tax filing deadline on April 15, Tax Day is looming around the corner, and millions of Americans are feeling the stress that results from having to get their yearly taxes in order. Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa looks to provide a staple of relief to Americans this tax season by providing a much needed deal called "Relax the Tax" on the dreaded Tax deadline day.
On April 15, participating Hand & Stone locations will offer customers an unprecedented one-day-only nationwide sale - offering a 50-minute introductory massage for just $39.95. This will be the fourth annual "Relax the Tax" in Hand & Stone’s history, and the sale is becoming an ever more popular alternative for customers who are looking for a little extra relaxation after submitting their taxes...

Planet Fitness Rapidly Expanding With New Union Square Location »

April 10, 2014 at 9:48AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

NEW YORK - April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - PFNY, LLC, the largest franchisee of Planet Fitness, the New Hampshire based Franchisor who pioneered the high-value/ low cost fitness experience, will open its Union Square location in September, 2014.
"PFNY has revolutionized the way New Yorkers exercise and we're extremely excited to bring that experience to the heart of Manhattan," says Jeff Innocenti, CEO of the PFNY franchise. "We're fortunate that both public and privately-owned landlords have quickly realized the value that Planet Fitness brings to a location. We purposefully design our gyms so that they can peacefully co-exist with residents and office workers while still offering the highest quality fitness experience to our members."
Located at 22 East 14th Street between University and 5th Avenue, Planet Fitness will become the first option for an affordable gym membership in the Union Square area...

Spavia Announces Corporate Spa Programs »

April 10, 2014 at 7:34AM PDT | Source: Spavia

The Leading Form of Employee Appreciation
(PRWEB) April 10, 2014 - Spavia Day Spa is pleased to announce that they are taking a giant leap forward and introducing Corporate Massage Programs to their list of pampering and result-driven services at affordable prices. The Spavia franchise provides ultimate relaxation and an exceptional experience for their members and guests and now their corporate partners.
The corporate massage programs are designed for companies of all sizes who wish to offer an unforgettable yet affordable spa retreat experience to their employees, patrons, and clients. These programs include corporate spa memberships, in-office massage, and chair massage for events, conferences, and trade shows. Spavia is proud to announce their newest corporate member, The Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel...

Fitness Business Summit 14 Names Dallas Wicker Of Fit Body Boot Camp Santa Rosa Fitness Entrepreneur Of The Year »

April 10, 2014 at 6:45AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 - Fitness Business Summit, a popular 3-day fitness industry conference hosted in Costa Mesa, California and created by marketing expert Bedros Keuilian, names Dallas Wicker of Fit Body Boot Camp Santa Rosa "Fitness Entrepreneur of the Year" for the remarkable progress he has made in his business (along with co-owner Katie Switzer) and for his boot camp's contribution in helping to improve the lives of those in his community.
"Winning this award has been such an incredible experience for me, my business partner Katie and everyone on my team at Santa Rosa Fit Body Bootcamp. I still keep asking Katie to pinch me," says Wicker after being announced as Fitness Entrepreneur of the Year and winning a year's lease on a brand new Land Rover...

Home Care Assistance Of Wisconsin Welcomes Jenni Cialdini, CSW, As Client Care Manager »

April 09, 2014 at 9:21AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Whitefish Bay, WI (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Wisconsin, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to welcome Jenni Cialdini as the office's new Client Care Manager. Jenni will play an integral role in ensuring quality in-home assistance is provided to the company's clients throughout the Metro Milwaukee area. Jenni joins Home Care Assistance after 14 years of experience in the following areas: geriatric care management, rehabilitation and care facilities and senior living options.
"One of the qualities I admire most about Home Care Assistance is the way they treat their clients and their families," said Jenni Cialdini, Client Care Manager for Home Care Assistance Wisconsin. "I am honored to join a team that has the utmost respect of the healthcare community, the general public and the clients and the families they serve...

Medifast, Inc. Announces Analyst Day Presentation »

April 09, 2014 at 7:56AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. - April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, today announced it will host an analyst day with Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael C. MacDonald and other members of Medifast's senior management team on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. ET in New York, NY.
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The presentation will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www.medifastnow.com, and will be archived online for 30 days.
About Medifast
Medifast (NYSE: MED) is the leading easy-to-use, clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss program...



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