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Soldierfit Signs First Franchise Agreement »

July 01, 2015 at 11:56AM PDT | Source: Soldierfit

Washington, DC Area Resident to Open Military-Inspired Fitness Franchise
Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) July 01, 2015 - Soldierfit, a unique, military-inspired fitness franchise headquartered in Maryland, announces today the signing of a new franchise agreement with Frederick resident and longtime Soldierfit gym member, Harry Santucci.
Santucci will open the first Soldierfit franchise location later this year – site selection is now underway.
Soldierfit works to create a fun and affordable fitness experience for its members – ‘Troops’ – and provides them with access to bootcamps, kid’s fitness classes, personal training and a functional fitness gym to lead healthier, stronger lives.
“I purchased a Soldierfit franchise because the company is in the business of helping people...

Retro Fitness Fuels Orlando Development With 20 Gyms »

July 01, 2015 at 11:24AM PDT | Source: Retro Fitness
Retro Fitness Opportunities Available

National Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Franchise Expands Florida Presence with First Five Orlando Locations on Track to Open This Year
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO – With one out of every three Orange County residents at a healthy weight, local demand has increased for affordable fitness options. In response to this void, a popular New Jersey fitness chain is entering the Orlando market to provide locals with the amenities and atmosphere they love at high-end gyms, without the hefty membership price tag.
Retro Fitness - a national low-cost, high-value fitness franchise with more than 135 locations operating in 16 states - plans to open 15-20 gyms throughout the Orlando area within the next 3-5 years. The company’s CEO and founder, Eric Casaburi, owns three of the first five gyms scheduled to open this year...

Tropical Smoothie Café Introduces Limited-Time Wraps And Smoothies To The Menu »

July 01, 2015 at 9:55AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Popular Café Chain Launches New Seasonal Menu For The Summertime
July 01, 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, has introduced new limited-time only items to the menu. The new Pacific Rim Wraps and Superfood Smoothies are the perfect complements to the summer season, offering guests a delicious way to escape the mundane and into the Pacific with a tropical wrap or bowl, and cool down with a blended beverage.
Sriracha is making an appearance in both of the new limited-time Pacific Rim Wraps to bring the heat to Tropical Smoothie Café locations nationwide. Offering a fusion of fresh and bold flavors, the Cha Cha Sriracha Chicken wrap combines all-natural grilled chicken, roasted pineapple, cilantro, cabbage, carrots, scallions, romaine, spinach and caramelized pineapple Sriracha sauce in a toasted flour tortilla...

CycleBar Kicks-Off Franchise Sales With Deals For 100 Studios Across U.S. »

July 01, 2015 at 9:10AM PDT | Source: CycleBar®
CycleBar® Opportunities Available

Entrepreneurs Looking for Opportunity to Own Luxury Flock to Premium Indoor Cycling Franchise
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // CINCINNATI - Just six months after introducing the company’s first franchise opportunities, CycleBar, the first and only premier indoor cycling franchise, is announcing its incredible growth momentum with deals inked for more than 100 studios in markets across the country. The strong franchise development is part of the company’s overarching goal to have 100 studios open to riders by Dec. 31, 2016.
Spearheading the fast-growing franchise is newly hired company president, Heather Harris. Harris most recently held the role of General Manager and Vice President at Donna Karan Intimates, where she drove strategic direction and execution of a multi-million dollar company turnaround...

New Orangetheory Fitness Studio Coming To Ann Arbor »

July 01, 2015 at 8:23AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-Intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Continues Expansion With New Michigan Studio 
July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that a new studio will be coming to Ann Arbor, MI. The Ann Arbor studio will be located in the Woodland Plaza at 2246 S. Main Street. With two studios now open in the state and several in development, the innovative brand will continue to target the Michigan area for expansion.
Owned and operated by first-time franchisees, Matt and Marjo Grabowski and Orangetheory Fitness Michigan area developer Scott Marcus, the new studio will be celebrating its grand opening with a VIP party on July 9 from 5:00 p...

1Heart Caregiver Services® Simi Valley Grand Opening »

July 01, 2015 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: 1Heart Caregiver Services

Simi Valley, California (PRWEB) June 30, 2015 - As 1Heart Caregiver Services® closes the 2nd quarter of the year, it has proven its continuing growth as a Master Franchisor. 1Heart Caregiver Services® welcomed its next Franchisee, 1Heart Caregiver Services® Simi Valley.
On June 17th, the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors headed by Keith Mashburn, Pam Campeau, field representative of the California State Assembly and notable guests hosted the Ribbon Cutting and enjoyed the grand opening celebration of 1Heart Caregiver Services® Simi Valley located at 1985 Yosemite Ave.
Guest of honor, Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber, owner and hosts Jerome Viray, Arnold Bunye together with their partners, Ronald Bunye and Catherine Chin jump-started the event by cutting the ribbon to officially open the 1Heart office and 1Heart Caregiver University training facility...

Home Care Assistance Opens San Francisco Office »

June 30, 2015 at 9:46AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Senior care leader, Home Care Assistance, opens new office in San Francisco, CA to meet growing demand for home care services for San Francisco seniors
June 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // San Francisco, CA – Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is thrilled to announce the opening of its’ newest office in San Francisco, California, located at 1649 Divisadero Street right across the street from UCSF Mount Zion. The office will serve the San Francisco community, adding to the already strong presence Home Care Assistance has established in the Bay Area with seven offices serving the greater North, East and South Bays, as well as the Peninsula. Home Care Assistance has been providing professional home care services to San Francisco seniors for over 14 years, but with the opening of the Divisadero office, the company will be able to strengthen relationships within the San Francisco senior care community as well as serve as a resource to support local older adults, their families and caregivers...

WellBiz Brands, Inc. Poised For Healthy Growth With Acquisition By KSL Capital Partners, LLC »

June 30, 2015 at 9:28AM PDT | Source: WellBiz Brands, Inc.

Denver-Based Companies Find Synergy In Health and Wellness
June 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // DENVER, Colo. – WellBiz Brands, Inc., one of the largest health and wellness franchise organizations in the United States, is taking its flagship brands – Elements Massage™, Fitness Together® and FIT36™ – to the next level: the company announced today that it has been acquired by an affiliate of the private equity firm KSL Capital Partners, LLC. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
WellBiz and KSL will work collaboratively to strengthen the three brands’ presence through increased awareness and market share in the U.S. and Canada. Each headquartered in Colorado, the two companies share more than proximity to one another; they are both committed to enhancing lives through organizations that provide customized and targeted personal services that are membership-based...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location In Vista, CA »

June 30, 2015 at 7:41AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of its newest franchise location in Vista, California. The renowned gym chain, best known for making serious workouts fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings, looks to continue to spread its 'No Judgments' philosophy through the San Diego area with the grand opening of Crunch Vista.
Crunch Vista is officially open for workouts, timed perfectly for helping residents shape up for summer. The new club is located at 225 Vista Village Drive, Suite 310-B, Vista, CA 92083 in Vista Village Marketplace alongside Lowes, Cinepolis Movie Theater and Staples, and is conveniently located next to the locally owned and operated health food grocery store, Frazier Farms...

Retro Fitness 90-Day Challenge Helps Members Lose 3,000 Lbs. »

June 29, 2015 at 10:12AM PDT | Source: Retro Fitness
Retro Fitness Opportunities Available

National Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Franchise Awards Toms River Member Mike Defalco $10,000 Grand Prize for Achieving 41 Percent Body Weight Loss
COLTS NECK, N.J. - June 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - When Retro Fitness gym members made their New Year's resolutions this year, they had more incentive than most. Retro Fitness held a 90-Day Challenge - with the grand prize of $10,000 going to the member who lost the most weight. With its recent completion, Retro Fitness saw a number of amazing transformations totaling nearly 3,000 pounds lost by nearly 1,000 members who worked with Retro Fitness trainers to effectively achieve their health and fitness goals.
The 90-Day Challenge itself was simple - Retro Fitness personal training clients had 90 days to transform their bodies and lose unwanted pounds...

LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON) Announces Second New Jersey Location »

June 29, 2015 at 7:00AM PDT | Source: LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON)

Chic, culture-driven speed-waxing franchise announces plan for 2015 opening in Morristown, New Jersey. Ed and Patrick Sheridan opened their first LunchBOX in Westfield earlier this year and are now opening a three-suite, 1,100 square-foot in a popular and affluent shopping and dining destination in North New Jersey.
Morristown, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 29, 2015 - LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON), a wax-only franchise known for its emotive brand that happily encourages all to “Bare Your Beauty,” announced today New Jersey franchisees Ed and Patrick Sheridan signed a commercial lease agreement and soon will begin construction on their second of eight New Jersey locations.
The Sheridans, successful businessmen and New Jersey natives who opened their first LunchBOX in Westfield earlier this year and also operate a number of restaurants under another franchise concept, plan to open a three-suite, 1,100 square-foot space at 8 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960, a popular and affluent shopping and dining destination in North New Jersey...

Fitness On The Go Expands Offering Of In Home Personal Training In Denver »

June 29, 2015 at 4:26AM PDT | Source: Fitness On The Go

Gregory Nunez joins Fitness on the Go as an in home personal trainer servicing the Denver area.
Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 29, 2015 - There’s a new personal trainer in Denver who helps puppies and used to be almost 300 pounds. He may be your new best friend.
Gregory Nunez recently opened the Denver location of national in-home personal training brand Fitness on the Go. He’s not new to the industry, however - he’s been a personal trainer for the last 15 years. As an overweight teen with high blood pressure and at risk for diabetes, he started working at gyms in New York and wondered if fitness might change his life.
It did. He worked his way up through managerial positions, became a personal trainer, and never looked back...

Linda Hill Joining Brightway As HR Director »

June 26, 2015 at 4:00AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

Linda Hill brings 27 years’ HR experience to Brightway as HR Director
June 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA - Linda Hill, PHR, SHRM-CP, is bringing 27 years of experience to Brightway in the role of HR Director, the company announced.
Brightway is the nation’s seventh largest Personal Lines independent agency, selling property/casualty insurance through a network of franchised locations around the country.
Effective Monday, July 13, Hill will be responsible for Brightway’s HR strategies, continuing to develop and foster its culture, and ensuring Brightway continues to be an employer of choice in Jacksonville.
Hill most recently served as VP and Chief Human Resources Officer at Cypress Property & Casualty Insurance Company in Jacksonville where she was responsible for strategic leadership of the company’s HR initiatives including talent acquisition, policy and procedures administration, performance management, organizational development, compensation and benefits and employee relations and retention...

Anytime Fitness Named #1 Top Global Franchise By "Entrepreneur" Magazine »

June 25, 2015 at 10:33AM PDT | Source: Anytime Fitness
Anytime Fitness  Opportunities Available

The World's Fastest-Growing Gym is Now Open in 22 Countries
HASTINGS, Minn. - June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Anytime Fitness, the world's largest and fastest-growing co-ed fitness club chain, is ranked No. 1 on Entrepreneur magazine's annual Top Global Franchise list. Averaging more than 300 new gyms a year for each of the past 8 years, Anytime Fitness will soon open its 3,000th franchised unit – in fewer years (13) than it took other franchising legends like McDonald's, Subway, 7-Eleven and Pizza Hut to reach that same milestone.
To compile the Top Global Franchises ranking, Entrepreneur started with each company's 2015 Franchise 500® score – based on objective, quantifiable criteria including system size, growth and financial strength and stability – then adjusted to give extra weight to international size and growth...

New Planet Fitness Now Open In San Angelo, TX »

June 25, 2015 at 10:30AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

Grand Opening memberships just $1 down and $10 a month at the new club on Knickerbocker Road at Loop 306
SAN ANGELO, Texas - June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, announced the Grand Opening of its newest club in San Angleo, TX in the Southwest Plaza at 3552 Knickerbocker Road and Loop 306. The club is offering special grand opening memberships for just $1 down and $10 a month.
"Our San Angelo club offers a non-intimidating atmosphere to exercise at a very affordable price," said Jason Frick, President of PF-TO Management, LLC. which operates 10 other Planet Fitness locations across Texas. "We want this club to be a special place, where our members can relax, have fun, and get fit at the same time, all for only $10 a month...

LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON) Confirms First Las Vegas, Nevada, Location »

June 25, 2015 at 6:29AM PDT | Source: LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON)

Chic, culture-driven speed-waxing franchise announces plan for 2015 salon opening in Henderson’s affluent Green Valley neighborhood. Reno residents Jaime Gardner and Ryan Ley signed a commercial lease for a three-suite, 900 square-foot space in The District at Green Valley Ranch, a mixed-use metropolitan community that features shopping, dining, entertainment and residential space.
Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) June 25, 2015 - LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON), a wax-only franchise known for its emotive brand that happily encourages all to “Bare Your Beauty,” announced today its Nevada franchisee team signed a commercial lease agreement and soon will begin construction on their first location.
Reno residents Jaime Gardner and Ryan Ley signed a commercial lease for a three-suite, 900 square-foot space in The District at Green Valley Ranch (120 S...

New Planet Fitness Opens In Avondale »

June 25, 2015 at 6:10AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

Arizona welcomes another Judgement Free Zone.
AVONDALE, Ariz. - June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, announced a new facility located at 200 Avondale Boulevard. The 20,000+ sq. ft. club is now open and is offering special grand opening memberships for just $1 down and $10 a month.
"We are very excited to bring Planet Fitness to Avondale, and we are proud to be a part of this community," said Brandon Thomas, local co-owner of the new club. "We provide a non-intimidating and affordable atmosphere for our members for only $10 a month." The Avondale club will be the Thomas' 5th location, joining their Yuma, Prescott, Casa Grande and Apache Junction locations...

Home Care Assistance To Exhibit At Accessible Systems 2nd Annual Health & Wellness Fair »

June 24, 2015 at 7:20AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

The Health & Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, June 27th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Accessible Systems’ Adapted Home in Englewood
June 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Centennial, CO – Home Care Assistance of Centennial, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, will be sharing valuable information about health and longevity at Accessible Systems’ Health & Wellness Fair. In its second year, the event will be held on Saturday, June 27th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Accessible Systems’ Adapted Home located at 3025 W. Jefferson Ave. in Englewood, Colorado near US 285 and Federal Blvd. Attendees will be able to visit with product specialists and view new products as well as consult with representatives from industry partners that serve the senior population in Denver...

Home Care Assistance Of Annapolis Welcomes Ellen Christian As Director Of Marketing And Community Outreach »

June 24, 2015 at 6:27AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Ellen Christian joins Home Care Assistance as Director of Marketing and Community Outreach
June 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Gambrills, MD – Home Care Assistance of Annapolis a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, welcomes Ellen Christian as the Director of Marketing and Community Outreach. Ellen will play an integral role in developing key partnerships with healthcare and senior care professionals, fostering the growth of Home Care Assistance in Anne Arundel County and the greater Annapolis area. Her role will largely focus on company initiatives and programs such as Hospital to Home Care and the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, an innovative approach to brain health. Christian, who received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Syracuse University, has made remarkable contributions to the local community through her leadership positions on several local Chambers of Commerce and as a Director for Partners in Care, a local nonprofit that promotes the independence of older adults in the community...

Members Dominate The 2015 Gold's Gym Challenge »

June 23, 2015 at 6:08AM PDT | Source: Gold's Gym

Lose An Estimated 216,678 Pounds And 226,527 Inches In Just 12 Weeks
$100,000 in Cash Prizes Awarded to 30 Most Inspiring Body Transformations; Demand Prompts Fall Challenge with Sign-Ups Starting in August
DALLAS - June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - In January 2015, as Gold's Gym kicked off its 50th Anniversary year, nearly 20,000 Gold's Gym members from across the U.S. enrolled in the Gold's Gym Challenge – a 12-week total body transformation competition to help people achieve their potential through fitness. The results showcased the incredible efforts of 19,698 total participants from 326 Gold's Gym locations nationwide – with a total of 216,678 pounds and 226,527 inches lost. The average participant lost at least 11 pounds and 11...



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