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Weight Watchers To Present At The Citi 2015 Global Consumer Conference »

May 22, 2015 at 6:08AM PDT | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK - May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced that Nicholas Hotchkin, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Citi 2015 Global Consumer Conference in New York, NY.
The presentation will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time and will be accessible via live audio webcast on the Company's corporate website at www.weightwatchersinternational.com. An archive of the webcast will be available on this site for 30 days.
About Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the world's leading commercial provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations...

Healthy Living Brought To Anaheim - New Fitness Boot Camp Acquires 100 Clients »

May 22, 2015 at 4:43AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Anaheim Fit Body Boot Camp, opened March 14, 2015, has just welcomed its 100th client. The newly opened fitness boot camp delivers on its promise to bring healthy lifestyles and full body transformations to the Anaheim community.
Anaheim, Calif. (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 - Bryce Henson, local fitness icon and owner of the newly opened Anaheim Fit Body Boot Camp, recently accepted his program’s 100th client. Henson says that reaching this milestone so quickly after the launch of his location evidences the powerful impact his boot camp is having upon the Anaheim community.
Fit Body Boot Camp is the nation’s most popular and fastest growing indoor fitness boot camp franchise with hundreds of locations across North America, Europe and Australia...

Orangetheory Fitness Announces Explosive Growth In Chicago-Area »

May 22, 2015 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-Intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Continues Illinois Expansion With Nine New Studios
May 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that nine new studios are coming to Chicago, Ill. Kick-starting the growth surge, two new studios opened in Wrigleyville and La Grange on May 1. Additionally, Orangetheory Fitness will open a studio in Oak Park on May 22, and South Naperville and Wicker Park will see new studios open on May 29. Four additional studios are planned to open in Edgewater, Bannockburn, Old Town and Park Ridge later this summer.
“Chicago’s passion for Orangetheory Fitness is evident through the astounding growth we’ve been experiencing in the market,” says Brad Ehrlich, owner and area developer of Orangetheory Fitness Illinois...

Home Care Assistance Honors Sally Harris As A Living Legend »

May 19, 2015 at 10:13AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance features Sally Harris as a winner of its Honor Your Living Legend campaign, an initiative designed to recognize the lifetime achievements of inspirational seniors around the world.
May 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // Palo Alto, CA –  Home Care Assistance, North America’s premier provider of in-home care for seniors, has named Sally Harris a Living Legend through the Honor Your Living Legend campaign. Honor Your Living Legend provides a platform for family members and friends to recognize the lifetime accomplishments of their senior loved ones. By submitting stories and photographs, which are shared publicly on HonorYourLivingLegend.com and through social media, individuals can show their appreciation for the older generation and their contributions to the community...

Snap Fitness Unveils New Paint Scheme For Coca-Cola 600 »

May 18, 2015 at 7:50AM PDT | Source: Snap Fitness
Snap Fitness Opportunities Available

Design Features Thousands of Snap Nation’s Faces
May 18, 2015 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS - As America’s Fitness Brand, Snap Fitness will pay homage to Memorial Day in a special way: by featuring thousands of club owners, personal trainers, and members on Landon Cassill’s No. 40 car for the Coca-Cola 600 Sunday, May 24.
“For the first time ever, thousands of people will be riding with Landon as he speeds around the race track,” Steele Smiley, Chief Officer responsible for brand strategy, said. “Snap Nation will be supporting him on all sides.”
Snap Fitness is also giving back in a big way this summer. Memorial Day marks the beginning of its “Snap Serves” summer campaign, which honors those who have served in the military and encourages people around the country to start their fitness journey...

Gold's Gym Celebrates The 1 Year Anniversary In Montclair, CA »

May 18, 2015 at 6:38AM PDT | Source: Gold's Gym

World's Leading Authority on Health and Fitness 'Pumps Up' Community with Anniversary Celebration Saturday, May 30 2015.
MONTCLAIR, Calif. - May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority on health and fitness, today announced the 1 Year Anniversary Celebration of its newest Southern California facility on Saturday, May 30, 2015 located at 5150 Moreno Street in Montclair, CA.
The 40,000 square-foot Gold's Gym offers a variety of convenient health and fitness options for the local community. Equipped with state-of-the-art strength equipment as well as cardio machines outfitted with personalized LCD television screens and iPod docking stations, the club also features spacious, full-service locker rooms and towels, cycle classes, functional training area, group exercise classes, an indoor swimming pool, kids' club, nutrition counseling, a private personal training area, and full functional fitness area, among other amenities...

Home Care Assistance Celebrates Opening Of Jefferson County Office With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony »

May 14, 2015 at 12:12PM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Senior care leader meets growing demand for in-home care services in Colorado.
May 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // Lakewood, CO – Home Care Assistance of Jefferson County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new office in Lakewood, Colorado. To commence the Grand Opening Event, which will be held Tuesday, May 19th from 4pm to 6pm, guests will enjoy samples from Home Care Assistance’s Super Smoothies Cookbook.
“I am excited to share what makes Home Care Assistance unique in the home care industry and I am confident this new location will be a great resource for members of the Jefferson County community,” said Steve Coe, Client Care Manager of Home Care Assistance of Jefferson County...

A Dedication To Helping People Leads Three Local Women To Open A Brightway Insurance Agency In Melbourne »

May 14, 2015 at 10:02AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

Brightway, The A.L.L. Agency Opens for Business Monday, May 18
May 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Selling insurance in Dad’s agency at 16, working in law enforcement and being there to raise the children to make sure they got their lives started off on the right foot. That’s what honed Amber Curtis, Lisa McCoy and Lisa Arnold’s desires to help people.
Now, in the newest chapter of their lives, they’re going to help people in and around Melbourne make sure they have the insurance coverages they need at prices they want in their Brightway Insurance Agency, The A.L.L. Agency, opening on Monday, May 18 at 4320 South Babcock Street, Suite 102.
Brightway is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country...

Home Care Assistance Welcomes New Director Of Houston Development »

May 14, 2015 at 9:12AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Dana Reeder brings over 20 years of home care experience to Home Care Assistance
May 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // Houston, TX – Home Care Assistance of Houston, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce new hire Dana Reeder as Director of Houston Development. She will play an integral part in taking the company to its next phase of growth. Reeder is a highly acclaimed senior care expert and brings over 20 years of professional experience to the company. She is widely recognized as one of Houston’s leading geriatric care specialists.
“We are honored to have Dana join our team,” said Lily Sarafan, President and COO of Home Care Assistance. “Dana will help the growing senior population in Houston by introducing clients to the industry’s best caregivers so that they can live safely and independently at home...

Honoring America’s Servicemen: Fitness Company Waives $9,997 Franchise Fee For American Army Veteran »

May 14, 2015 at 4:55AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Fit Body Boot Camp, the nation’s most popular and fastest growing indoor fitness boot camp brand, has waived their $9,997 franchise fee for one United States Army Veteran in Wichita, Kan.
Wichita, Kan. (PRWEB) May 14, 2015 - To celebrate Veteran’s Day and honor America’s Armed Forces, Fit Body Boot Camp awards one free franchise agreement and territory to an eligible military veteran each quarter. With the extensive screening and application process finally over, the fitness franchise has chosen 2015’s First Quarter veteran: Specialist Josh Donahue.
An Army Veteran who served his country from 1994-1998, Specialist Donahue was a 19K M1A1 tanker during his tour at Fort Hood, Texas.
After his honorable discharge from the Army, Donahue received his personal training certification and began his career as a fitness professional...

Speed-Waxing Franchise Awards Agreements For 24 Southern California Salons »

May 13, 2015 at 8:12AM PDT | Source: LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON)

Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs and San Diego among next locations for LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON). In addition to southern California areas, LunchBOX also has salons open or commitments for franchises in East San Francisco Bay and Sacramento areas. Other states with operating salons or agreements signed include Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Puerto Rico.
Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) May 13, 2015 - LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON), known since 2010 for its emotive brand that happily encourages all to “Bare Your Beauty,” announced today it has awarded three new area development agreements that encompass 24 southern California locations as part of its continued expansion plan to bring its chic, service-oriented franchise system to affluent communities across the United States...

Landon Cassill Hits The Road To The NASCAR Hall Of Fame »

May 13, 2015 at 7:13AM PDT | Source: Snap Fitness
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NASCAR Driver Will Run to the Historic Site After Coca-Cola 600
May 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE - With summer right around the corner, Landon Cassill announced that he will run 14 miles to the NASCAR Hall of Fame immediately after competing in the Coca-Cola 600 May 24 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway to inspire fans to get active with Snap Fitness and help support a worthy cause.
Between his run and NASCAR race during Memorial Day weekend, Cassill will log over 600 miles by car and foot that day with America’s Fitness Brand supporting him every step of the way.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to combine my passion for running with encouraging others to embrace a healthy lifestyle while recognizing those who have dedicated their lives to protecting our country,” Cassill said...

From Food Court Worker To Food Court Operator: »

May 13, 2015 at 7:05AM PDT | Source: Smoothie Factory

Local franchisee to serve up student jobs and healthy dining options with addition of Smoothie Factory Juice Bar & Red Mango Yogurt Café in Orland Park, IL
May 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Mohammad Mansour still remembers the summers he spent riding his bike to the Orland Park Mall for his first job in the food court while attending the local high school. Now the roles have reversed where Mansour is the business owner of several food concepts at the mall giving students their first jobs instead. And the newest addition to his restaurants is literally a real treat with the future opening of Smoothie Factory® Juice Bar and Red Mango® Yogurt Café in the Orland Park Mall food court.
Growing up in Orland Park, Ill...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Carmel Valley, CA »

May 12, 2015 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces its newest location in Carmel Valley, 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 the already active and health conscious community in San Diego.
Set to open for workouts in late summer 2015, Crunch Carmel Valley will be located at 6025 Village Way, San Diego, CA 92130 in the brand new Pacific Highlands Ranch Center. The 32,000 square foot, two-story location will be set on the east end of the shopping center, joining retailers such as Trader Joe's, Rite Aid, Panera Bread and Starbucks.
The gym will boast the latest state-of-the-art cardio, functional, and strength training equipment and will house a 3,000 square foot group fitness studio where members can participate in group fitness classes available exclusively at Crunch gyms, including BodyWeb with TRX®, Zumba®, Cardio Tai Box, Yoga Body Sculpt, BOSU® Bootcamp, Fat Burning Pilates and more...

Dr. G’s Weightloss & Wellness System Adds California Physician By DrG-Corp »

May 12, 2015 at 8:01AM PDT | Source: Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness

May 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, FL – May 11, 2015 – Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness, a unique company offering medically-supervised weight loss and wellness systems, has announced an all-new agreement with Dr. Tony Nguyen of Stockton, California. With the agreement, Nguyen will offer the Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness business system to residents of northern California.
“Stockton, and northern California as a whole, is the perfect market to implement the Dr. G’s Weight Loss system into an existing medical practice and we couldn’t be happier to have partnered with someone as reputable as Dr. Nguyen,” said Jason Goldsmith, chief operating officer of Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness...

AlignLife Chiropractic Franchise Expands To Kentucky »

May 12, 2015 at 4:39AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

AlignLife is proud to introduce our newest location in Kentucky, which is located in Glasgow.
Glasgow, Ky (PRWEB) May 12, 2015 - AlignLife is a chiropractic and natural health franchise focusing on their signature Five Star Services which includes Chiropractic, Toxin Elimination, Nutrition Enhancement, Hormone Balance and Weight Loss. Patients who embrace an integrated approach to health care are realizing not only results in their current symptoms but an entirely new outlook on life.
“I no longer look at trying to get up a flight of stairs but focus on my goal to climb a bigger mountain,” says a long term patient of AlignLife. AlignLife is proud to introduce our newest location in Kentucky which is located in Glasgow at 507 SL Rogers Wells Blvd, Suite A...

LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON) Names Terrence Groth Chief Operating Officer »

May 11, 2015 at 10:59AM PDT | Source: LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON)

Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) May 11, 2015 - LunchBOX Franchise, a speed-waxing concept undergoing strong growth in affluent communities coast to coast under the LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON) brand, today announced that Operations Director Terrence Groth has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, a new position within the franchise. Groth previously directed operational activities for LunchBOX Franchise and will continue to report to LunchBOX Franchise Founder and CEO Debi Lane.
“Terrence has and will continue to play a critical role in our success and growth,” Lane said. “I have tremendous pride in working alongside Terrence and absolute confidence in his ability to shape and guide the future development of our entire organization...

Home Care Assistance CEO Recognized As A 2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award Finalist »

May 08, 2015 at 8:21AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance is proud to announce that Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Kathy Johnson has been selected as a finalist for her innovation and commitment to raising the standard of quality in-home care.
May 08, 2015 // Franchising.com // Palo Alto, CA – Ernst & Young announced today that Dr. Kathy Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO of Home Care Assistance, has been named a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Northern California region. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Johnson was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 11th at the Fairmont in San Francisco...

World Gym Eastlake To Host Grand Opening Celebration Benefitting The Challenged Athletes Foundation »

May 08, 2015 at 7:23AM PDT | Source: World Gym

May 08, 2015 // Franchising.com // World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and serious fitness, announced the grand opening of its Eastlake fitness center. This celebration will take place on Saturday, May 9th, and will host a three-hour Spin-A-Thon benefiting the Challenged Athletes Foundation. In addition, World Gym will also host a gently used tennis shoe drive to benefit orphanages in Tijuana. Registration and check-in will take place from 8:30-9:30am, and the Spin-A-Thon will begin at 9:30am at the gym.
The Challenged Athletes Foundation is an organization that empowers thousands of athletes with physical challenges to lead active, healthy lifestyles. About 2,000-3,000 participants and guests are expected to ride, support, and participate in the event...

Medifast, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results »

May 08, 2015 at 5:49AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

Company Exceeds Revenue and Earnings per Share Guidance
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss and healthy living products and programs, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.
"We are pleased to get off to a good start this year by exceeding our first quarter top and bottom line guidance," said Michael C. MacDonald, Medifast Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We continue to execute well operationally while putting the plans in place to advance our three key strategic priorities; to grow and simplify Take Shape For Life, optimize Medifast Direct revenues and deliver product and program innovation...



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