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EnVie's Liberty Harper Serves As Guest Speaker At University Of Akron's Women's Fitness Week »

February 27, 2015 at 12:58PM PST | Source: EnVie Fitness for Women

February 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas – Liberty Harper, Director of Operations at EnVie Fitness for Women, a breakthrough concept in the women's fitness industry, will be one of the guest speakers at the University of Akron's first ever "Women's Fitness Week," which will be held March 1-6, 2015.
The event will include wellness seminars, fitness workshops, and self-defense training among other activities, and a panel of speakers who will share each of their success stories and how they continue to empower women every day.
"As a woman and a mom, I strive to motivate and encourage women to lead their best lives in the healthiest and most positive ways possible," Harper said. "I hope my experiences will inspire and empower others to work towards their health and fitness goals, as well as their career goals...

Weight Watchers Announces Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results And Provides Full Year 2015 Guidance »

February 27, 2015 at 4:35AM PST | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK - Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced its results for the fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2014 and provided full year fiscal 2015 earnings guidance, including:

Q4 2014 revenues of $327.8 million, down 10.4% versus the prior year period, with total paid weeks down 7.0%
Q4 2014 adjusted earnings per fully diluted share (EPS) was $0.07, which excluded the impact of restructuring and non-cash impairment charges of $0.01 and $0.34, respectively, per fully diluted share; as reported, Q4 2014 EPS was a loss of $0.28
Full year 2014 cash flow provided by operating activities totaled $231.6 million, with a cash balance of $301...

Popular Fitness Franchise Agrees To Reveal Industry Secrets »

February 27, 2015 at 4:30AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Fit Body Boot Camp, America's fastest growing and most popular indoor fitness boot camp franchise, has agreed to reveal the systems and processes that allow for their remarkable success. The company's newest event, Discovery Day, will provide prospective owners with an inside look at how the growing company operates.
Chino Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 - The Fit Body Boot Camp Discovery Day will be held on Saturday, March 7 in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. Attendance is free yet requires the submission of an application and a refundable reservation fee.
The purpose of this event is to expose interested fitness professionals and investors alike to the business strategies that allow for the company's success. This 'open door policy' is intended to present prospective owners with an opportunity to discover if the Fit Body Boot Camp franchise model is right for their needs...

Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2014 »

February 27, 2015 at 4:13AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss and healthy living products and programs, will announce financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 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, Executive 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 March 12, 2015. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www...

Soldierfit Launches Franchise Program Along The East Coast »

February 26, 2015 at 9:18AM PST | Source: Soldierfit

Revolutionary Military-Inspired Fitness Center Now Offering Franchise Opportunities
February 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Gaithersburg, Maryland – Soldierfit, the nation's leading military inspired fitness center, announced today its plans to expand its business along the East Coast of the United States with a targeted franchise opportunity. Soldierfit is a fitness organization based on military values that aims to educate its members on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Unlike other fitness centers, Soldierfit's top priority is character building. Owner Danny Farrar is an 11-year U.S. Army veteran who launched the company with business partner David Posin in 2007. Since then, Soldierfit has grown to include multiple 10,000-plus square foot centers across Maryland...

Home Care Assistance Of St. Louis Welcomes Mark B. Rogers, BSBA, As Director Of Business Development »

February 26, 2015 at 8:31AM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

Mark B. Rogers joins Home Care Assistance in a period of incredible growth to further develop company programs such as Hospital to Home Care and the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 - Home Care Assistance of St Louis, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, welcomes Mark B. Rogers, as the new Director of Business Development. Mark will play an integral role in developing key partnerships with healthcare and senior care professionals across the greater St. Louis area. His role will be focused on growing company programs such as Hospital to Home Care and the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, an innovative approach to in-home dementia care, in addition to Home Care Assistance’s core in-home assisted living services...

Smoothie Factory® Celebrates Rapid Growth In 2014 »

February 26, 2015 at 7:12AM PST | Source: Smoothie Factory

Smoothie and Juice brand Grows by more than 60 percent under BRIX Holdings, LLC
February 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - Smoothie Factory Juice Bar, a leading retailer of real fruit smoothies, fresh cold-squeezed juices, and nutritional products, enjoyed a record year for growth and development in 2014 adding 20 new locations for a total of 52 locations under its new parent company, BRIX Holdings, LLC.
The revitalized Smoothie Factory Juice Bar store concept will open in Tucson, Arizona on March 1 near the University of Arizona and features a comprehensive fresh juice program, and incorporates Red Mango® frozen yogurt. The store is part of a 7-store development plan for Arizona by existing franchisee, John Wilfert.
Much of Smoothie Factory's growth was driven through a cobranding initiative with Red Mango Yogurt Cafe, an award-winning healthy cafe serving world famous Red Mango all natural frozen yogurt...

Orangetheory® Fitness Celebrates Fifth Anniversary And Exponential Franchise Growth »

February 26, 2015 at 6:34AM PST | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-Intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Opens First Studio in NYC and Expands to South America 
February 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - On the heels of an impressive 2014, Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, is celebrating its fifth year of high velocity growth with the opening of its first location in New York City. Orangetheory Fitness will make its Manhattan debut on March 6 with the brand's newest studio in Chelsea.
In 2014, Orangetheory Fitness raised the bar in the health and wellness industry having nearly doubled its footprint by opening 99 new studios. Furthermore, the company signed more than 200 franchise agreements in 2014 and is on track to open an additional 150 locations by the end of 2015...

Home Care Assistance’s Book, The Handbook Of Live-In Care, Proves To Be A Valuable Resource For Caregivers »

February 25, 2015 at 10:11AM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

Written specifically for the growing number of family caregivers, The Handbook of Live-In Care provides practical, how-to guidance on caring for a senior loved one.
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2015 - Home Care Assistance, North America's premier provider of in-home senior care, is proud to offer expertise on live-in care to family caregivers through The Handbook of Live-in Care. The second of eight books in the Home Care Assistance senior wellness series, The Handbook covers topics ranging from the psychology of homebound seniors to caregiver tips on nutrition, exercise and oral healthcare for seniors. The book draws on the combined 28 years of experience in senior care from authors Dr. Kathy N. Johnson, Dr. James H. Johnson and Lily Sarafan of Home Care Assistance – the result is a first-of-its-kind definitive resource for family caregivers...

GNC Holdings, Inc. To Present At The Bank Of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Consumer & Retail Conference »

February 25, 2015 at 4:56AM PST | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH - Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) (the "Company"), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, today announced that GNC and dunnhumby will be co-presenting at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Consumer & Retail Conference on March 3, 2015 at the New York Palace hotel in New York, NY. The presentation, which is scheduled for 1:00 pm EST, will be available via webcast on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website.
The Company's CEO Michael Archbold will be co-presenting with Peter Miles-Prouten, Senior Vice President of dunnhumby USA.
About GNC Holdings, Inc.
GNC Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products - including vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplement products, sports nutrition products and diet products - and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GNC...

Tropical Smoothie Café Adds Zest To The Menu With The Introduction Of Artisan Tacos And The New Avocolada Smoothie »

February 24, 2015 at 9:12AM PST | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Popular Café Chain Offers Bold Flavors, Fresh Ingredients and New Options for March and April
February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA –Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, is pleased to introduce its new LTO line of hand-crafted artisan tacos, as well as a smoothie packed with wholesome ingredients. The new products can be enjoyed starting today, February 24th, and will continue through April 26th to offer fans unique food and smoothie options for the beginning of spring.
Making its debut on the Tropical Smoothie Café menu this month is a new line of expertly crafted artisan tacos inspired by the tropics from around the world...

Planet Fitness Announces New Location To Be Built In Ferguson, MO »

February 24, 2015 at 6:20AM PST | Source: Planet Fitness

Fast Growing National Health Club Franchise Expands In Ferguson With Substantial Capital Investment and New Jobs
FERGUSON, Mo., Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet Fitness Midwest ("PFMW"), the local franchisee for the health club disruptor "Planet Fitness", is building 11 new clubs in the St. Louis area and today announces that development is underway for a new location in Ferguson, MO in the Ferguson North County Festival Mall (10803 West Florissant Avenue), anchored by Walmart and Sam's, a property owned and operated by Otis and Clark. With this spacious 30,000 square foot club investment, Planet Fitness begins its goal of helping to revitalize Ferguson. Projected completion date is summer 2015. This club will bring 50 new jobs during the multi-million dollar construction phase...

Medifast Joins Waterfront Partnership In Bringing Free Fitness Classes To The Inner Harbor »

February 24, 2015 at 5:48AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

Waterfront Wellness series returns to West Shore Park beginning May 23rd
BALTIMORE - Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Waterfront Partnership is pleased to announce Medifast, Inc., a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss and healthy living products and programs based in Owings Mills, Md., has signed on as the title sponsor for the Partnership's Waterfront Wellness series. The annual series, which offers free fitness classes along the Waterfront on weekends throughout the summer, returns May 23, 2015.
"We are excited to partner with Waterfront Partnership as it launches the fourth year of the Wellness series," said Michael C. MacDonald, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medifast. "Our joint mission to provide long-term health and wellness for everyone in our community makes this program a natural fit for Medifast...

Home Care Assistance To Host Educational Series On Dementia »

February 23, 2015 at 8:37AM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

The three-part educational series for family caregivers, hosted by Home Care Assistance of Cincinnati, will cover the progression of dementia, practical ways to maintain connection and engagement associated with the disease and community resources to help your loved one understand dementia and its symptoms.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) February 23, 2015 - Home Care Assistance of Cincinnati, 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 dementia care, Home Care Assistance of Cincinnati is partnering with representatives from the Kenwood by Senior Star, the Christ Hospital Center for Health and Aging and the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati to host a free, three-part workshop open to the public on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia...

15 New Locations Reveal Rising Popularity Of Growing Fitness Franchise »

February 20, 2015 at 4:35AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Fit Body Boot Camp, America's fastest growing fitness boot camp brand, has opened 15 new locations since the beginning of 2015. Company executives see this new expansion as a sign of exponential growth expected to come later this year.
Chino Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) February 20, 2015 - Fit Body Boot Camp is America's fastest growing and most popular indoor fitness boot camp franchise, with hundreds of locations worldwide and dozens of new locations opening each month.
Fit Body Boot Camp clients experience a fast paced, high intensity workout atmosphere designed to help individuals achieve their weight-loss goals. Unlike larger fitness franchises, Fit Body Boot Camp's business model places very little emphasis on equipment and facilities...

Local Small Business Owners Open First Tropical Smoothie Cafe In Seattle Market »

February 19, 2015 at 9:34AM PST | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

New Fast Casual Restaurant Opens Today in Downtown Bellevue, Wash.
February 19, 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 the opening of its first restaurant in the Seattle market. Located in the center of Bellevue, Wash., at 10445 NE 4 Street, the new Tropical Smoothie Cafe is owned and operated by small business owners Helen and Ming Yu.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe offers a variety of healthy smoothies and freshly prepared salads, tacos, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads. Guests also can enjoy Tropical Smoothie Cafe's limited-time Mediterranean Flatbreads and Live Better Smoothies, which feature spinach, kale, cucumber, kiwi and other nutritious fruits and vegetables...

Medi-Weightloss® Celebrates 10th Anniversary As A Leader In Medical Weight Loss »

February 19, 2015 at 6:37AM PST | Source: Medi-Weightloss Clinics

Medi-Weightloss®, a top medical franchise with more than 75 locations, marks the 10th anniversary of the company's founding.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 19, 2015 - Ten years ago, founder and CEO Edward Kaloust, a twice-retired successful businessman set out to build a new weight loss brand that focused on providing a medically-sound solution to the obesity epidemic. After extensive research, Medi-Weightloss® was born and continues to grow.
"Over 40 years in the financial services industry was challenging and rewarding, but creating Medi-Weightloss® is my true legacy. Our company is helping people become healthier and happier every day," Kaloust says.
Today, the clinically-proven Medi-Weightloss® program has resulted in nearly 3 million pounds lost nationwide and more than 200,000 changed lives...

For American Heart Month: Healthy Heart Exercises From Fit Body Boot Camp »

February 19, 2015 at 4:26AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the organization Million Hearts have teamed up in an effort to prevent 1 Million Heart attacks by 2017. Fit Body Boot Camp, America's fastest growing indoor fitness boot camp franchise, is ready to do its part and celebrate American Heart Month by sharing five exercises that build heart strength and increase heart health.
Chino Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) February 19, 2015 - Heart Disease kills more Americans than any other cause of death on this planet.
787,000 Americans die of heart disease each year. Coronary heart disease kills 380,000 Americans each year, and every 34 seconds an American suffers a heart attack.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Million Hearts are working to bring these numbers down...

MassageLuXe Continues To See Rapid Growth In Franchise Locations »

February 18, 2015 at 9:18AM PST | Source: MassageLuXe
MassageLuXe Opportunities Available

Opening 22 new locations across the United States in 2015.
ST. LOUIS - Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - St. Louis based business, MassageLuXe is expanding with 22 new locations opening across the United States in 2015! Earning Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 500 franchises and also awarded FranchiseGator.com's "Top 100 Franchises for 2015." MassageLuXe has the honor of ranking #22 in Emerging Franchises and #23 in Fastest Growing category with FranchiseGator.com. "This is a great accomplishment when you consider the criteria involved of growth, transparency, financial stability, continuity, and sustainability," says President Todd Beckman.
MassageLuXe is the creation of entrepreneur and President, Todd Beckman. Understanding the need for a more affordable way for consumers to enjoy the benefits of a luxurious massage or facial treatment, he opened his first location in Rock Hill, Missouri in 2008...

Brightway Insurance Grows Customer Service And Business Analytics Teams »

February 18, 2015 at 5:17AM PST | Source: Brightway Insurance

Adds Depth to Areas Key to Franchisee Growth
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (PRWEB) February 17, 2015 - Shelonda Prince and David Skinner have joined the Brightway Insurance team in Jacksonville as Customer Service Manager and Business Analytics Project Manager, respectively, the company announced.
Brightway is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through franchised locations. Key differentiators in the Brightway system are the service provided after the sale by its Service Center, and reports provided by its Business Analytics team that helps each franchisee better understand key metrics and develop plans to grow their agencies as quickly as possible.
Prince brings with her over 15 years of Operations leadership, most recently at NGA Human Resources, where she was responsible for 10 clients...



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