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Massage Heights Expands Brand Presence In Colorado »

December 19, 2014 at 11:09AM PST | Source: Massage Heights
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Opening of second location in the state is the first in a number of locations planned for development by new Franchisee Group
December 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // San Antonio, Texas - Massage Heights continues on its current growth trajectory with the opening of the 118th Retreat this week in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, the 18th location to open this year and the second in the state. The San Antonio based franchisor has been focused on new expansion deals across the country with franchisee groups like the one in Denver. The three Strategic-partners of SBH group are practically Denver natives with each graduating from a Colorado college and residing in the Denver Metro area for 30+ years. They worked together as small business Agency Owners and Executives with a large national multi-line insurance company prior to opening their first Massage Heights franchise this week...

New Orangetheory Fitness Studios Coming To Denver Area »

December 17, 2014 at 9:59AM PST | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-Intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Announces Grand Openings in Stapleton and Union Station
December 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that two new studios will be coming to Denver, Colorado. The Stapleton studio located at 7349 E. 29th Avenue and the Union Station studio located at 1400 Wewatta St. will both open on Dec. 31. In addition to the Denver locations, a new studio in Boulder located at 1850 29th Street is also celebrating its grand opening this month. With 11 studios now open in the state and several in development, the brand will continue to target the Colorado market for expansion in the New Year.
The Stapleton studio will be celebrating its grand opening with a VIP party on December 30 from 5:00 - 8:00 p...

Massage Envy Spa Expands In Houston & Dallas/Fort Worth »

December 11, 2014 at 12:42PM PST | Source: Massage Envy Spa
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Nation's Largest Massage Therapy Franchise Signs Franchise Agreements for Five New Clinics; Opens Four Additional Clinics in Texas Markets
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today significant growth in the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth markets with the recent signing of franchise agreements for five new clinics to open next year. In addition, four new Massage Envy Spa locations recently opened their doors in the Houston and DFW areas. On the heels of this rapid growth, the brand is eager to keep the momentum going and is targeting additional areas in the state for expansion including: Burleson, College Station, Granbury, Killeen, Midland, Odessa, Temple, Texarkana, Victoria and Weatherford...

Salons By JC Opens In Saint Cloud, Minnesota »

December 10, 2014 at 7:30AM PST | Source: Salons By JC

Brings Together Collection of Beauty Professionals in One Luxurious Location
December 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Salons By JC, the nation’s fastest-growing salon suite franchise concept, has opened its newest location at 132 Division Street in Waite Park, Minnesota.
The latest concept in the more than $75 billion salon industry services sector, Salons By JC leases private suites to beauty and wellness professionals – including hair stylists, nail technicians, facialists and massage therapists – who run their own businesses.
"One of the best things about Salons By JC is that we bring together a collection of independent beauty professionals in one luxurious location," said owner Andrew Horton, a 15-year veteran of the franchise industry who, along with his father, is committed to opening three more locations throughout Northern Minnesota over the next few years...

Medifast Launches New Energy Drops & Flavor Infusers™ »

December 10, 2014 at 4:40AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

Leading Weight-Management Company Expands Product Line
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss and healthy living products and programs, is proud to announce the launch of their newest Energy Drops and Flavor Infusers™.
Medifast's Flavor Infusers™ line will expand with five new products including Lemonade Energy Drops, Pineapple Mango Energy Drops, Wild Strawberry Energy Drops, Mandarin Orange Energy Infusers, and Unsweetened Lemon Energy Infusers. The Energy Infusers are single-serve packets of powder while the Energy Drops come in liquid form. Both are perfect on-the-go additions to your water bottle...

Zounds Hearing Inc. Announces The Enza, A New In-the-Ear Hearing Aid »

December 09, 2014 at 10:29AM PST | Source: Zounds

TEMPE, Ariz. - December 09, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Zounds Hearing, Inc., the fastest growing hearing aid franchise in the US, announces the newest addition to its product line, the Enza, an in-the-ear hearing aid. Zounds manufactures and offers a portfolio of hearing aids to those individuals with mild to profound hearing loss. The Enza, its latest model, is a fully programmable, digital in-the-ear hearing aid custom fitted to serve the wearer's unique hearing needs.
"The Enza is a comfortable and affordable solution for those who want a more discrete hearing aid," said Sam Thomasson, founder of Zounds Hearing, Inc. "It's unique on the market today as it employs 20 programmable channels and adjusts the level of hearing in real time to distinguish changes in the environment...

Planet Beach To Change The Way Brazil Rejuvenates »

December 09, 2014 at 7:57AM PST | Source: Planet Beach

Planet Beach is excited for Brazil to be joining our extensive international family.
New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) December 09, 2014 - Planet Beach, the leader in automated spa services, is proud to announce that the Federative Republic of Brazil will be joining us in our mission to change the way the world rejuvenates.
Joseph Mann, a business professional from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Fabio Messer, a former founding partner at M10 Investments, will be leading what is now Planet Beach's 10th international expansion.
"I recently travelled to the US where I had a wonderful experience with the Aqua-Massage service. As soon as I came back to Rio de Janeiro, I started searching for more information about the equipment. That's when I came across Planet Beach," explained Mann...

Planet Fitness Announces $1,000,000 Expansion Of Burton, MI., Club »

December 09, 2014 at 7:23AM PST | Source: Planet Fitness

Nation's fastest growing full-size health club franchise announces expansion and remodeling of club in Burton, MI.
BURTON, Mich. - Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, announced the extensive remodeling of its Burton club, located at 4190 E. Court Street. The Burton gym is now one of the most state of the art health clubs in the area, and includes 6,000 square feet of brand new space along with all new cardio and resistance equipment, a larger stretching area and new floors and tile. Total improvements exceeded $1 million.
"Our members have been fantastic throughout the re-modeling process," said Chris Klebba, owner of the club...

Three Arizona Fit Body Boot Camps Raise Funds For Disabled Military Veterans »

December 09, 2014 at 5:19AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) December 09, 2014 - Benjamin Jones, Iraq war veteran, Army Nation Guard serviceman, and owner of Mesa Fit Body Boot Camp, is organizing an event at three Fit Body Boot Camp locations to raise money for Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors. The charity event will raise funds to help support and find housing for Army Sgt 1st Class Cory Remsburg and Army Sgt. John Ricketts.
Fit Body Boot Camp is the nation's fastest growing indoor fitness boot camp franchise. With hundreds of locations worldwide, and new locations opening each month, it is quickly establishing itself as a powerful force in the fitness industry. CEO and founder of the boot camp brand, Bedros Keuilian, is well known for his outspoken support of United States Veterans and Benjamin Jones, owner of the Mea Fit Body Boot Camp, is using this event to continue contributing to and benefitting the nation's veteran community...

Washington Township Fit Body Boot Camp Vows To Help Local Residents Achieve Fitness Resolutions »

December 08, 2014 at 4:16AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Mel Parker, fitness professional, body transformation expert, and owner of the Washington Township Fit Body Boot Camp, will hold an Open House to assist locals with fitness resolutions.
Washington Township, NJ (PRWEB) December 08, 2014 - The Washington Township Fit Body Boot Camp will reach out to the community during this upcoming season of lifestyle resolutions to establish itself as an epicenter of healthy lifestyle teachings and body transformations. Owner of the indoor fitness boot camp, Mel Parker, has been helping locals adopt healthier lifestyles and transform their bodies for over a decade. Yet he claims his "innovative" indoor boot camp format will allow him to help more individuals than ever previously possible.
Fit Body Boot Camp is the fastest growing indoor fitness boot camp with hundreds of locations worldwide and dozens of new franchises opening each year...

Medifast Implements Next Phase Of Weight Control Center Strategy »

December 08, 2014 at 3:59AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

Company to Close 34 Corporate Centers, Transition 17 Locations to Franchise Owners
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss products and programs, announced today the plan by a subsidiary to close 34 corporate-owned Medifast Weight Control Centers by December 31, 2014. Medifast also expects its subsidiary to sell the assets of 17 corporate-owned Medifast Weight Control Centers to existing business partners, which would then be transitioned to the franchise model.
"Exiting the corporate Center model is consistent with our long-term strategy and will allow us to focus on optimizing the performance of our franchise partners," said Michael MacDonald, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medifast...

Planet Beach Expands Into The World Of E-Commerce! »

December 05, 2014 at 11:38AM PST | Source: Planet Beach

Planet Beach, the creator of automated spa services, is expanding into the world of e-commerce and bringing "awesomeness in a box" to the masses.
New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) December 05, 2014 - Planet Beach's new online store is now open for business at planetbeachshop.com! Planet Beach's exclusive line of beauty, skincare, wellness and relaxation products can now be purchased from the comfort of your own home in a matter of a few clicks.
The research has been conducted, the development has been completed and now it's official! Planet Beach has entered the world of eCommerce. The place where our customers are already shopping and will be able to get products delivered right to their door in what is being coined as "awesomeness in a box!" Great products that Planet Beach members have enjoyed for the past 19+ years are now available to the masses...

Weight Watchers Enters Healthcare Partnership »

December 05, 2014 at 5:16AM PST | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK - Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced that it has engaged in a partnership with Humana, Inc. to offer its weight management services as a part of coverage under certain employer-sponsored health plans. Further details will be announced in the coming months.
Weight Watchers believes that the healthcare space will increasingly demonstrate market demand for proven, effective, scalable and cost-efficient weight management programs. The Company believes that this agreement is a significant step in advancing its healthcare initiative.
While this new strategic partnership will bring benefits to clients beginning in 2015, the Company continues to anticipate that 2016 will be the first year of meaningful incremental revenue from its healthcare initiative...

New Orangetheory Fitness Studio Coming To Palo Alto »

December 05, 2014 at 4:04AM PST | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-Intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Continues West Coast Expansion With New California Studio 
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that a new studio will be coming to Palo Alto, Calif. The Palo Alto studio will be located at 2190 W. Bayshore Rd., Suite 150. With 14 studios now open in the state and several in development, the brand will continue to target the west coast for expansion in the New Year.
Owned and operated by first-time franchisees Meredith Lincoln, Kendall Riding and Su Patel, the new studio will be celebrating its grand opening with a VIP party on December 9 from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and will officially open to the public on December 10, with classes starting at 5:00 a...

Power Train Launches Franchising Initiative »

December 05, 2014 at 3:49AM PST | Source: Power Train Sports and Fitness

Introducing Elite Athlete Training for Everyday Americans
Sports Performance-Focused Fitness Concept Announces Strategic U.S. Growth; Brand Plans to Add 600 New Franchise Locations in the Next 10 Years
December 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // MANHEIM, Pa. – Power Train, the performance-driven fitness concept that has built a reputation for training everyday people like professional athletes, announced a strategic franchise growth initiative that aims to add 600 new franchise locations in markets across the country in the next 10 years. The brand is targeting investors with a passion for helping others meet and exceed their fitness and sports performance goals.
"From day one, we have set-out to build a program that would deliver real results – that could provide a solution for professional athletes, as well as those who are wandering around a gym looking for answers...

Planet Fitness To Open First Club In Tomball, Texas »

December 04, 2014 at 6:32AM PST | Source: Planet Fitness

Nation's fastest growing health club chain announces opening of 20,000 square foot club.
TOMBALL, Texas - Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Planet Fitness, the nation's leading franchisor of low-price/high-value gyms, announced the grand opening of a new club in Tomball at 27830 State Highway 249, and will be offering pre-sale memberships for just $1 Down. The official grand opening is scheduled on or around Tuesday, January 1, which will mark the chain's first location in Tomball and eighth in the greater Houston area.
The space, which is one block north of Wal-Mart, has been completely gutted and transformed into a state-of-the-art club facility. The 20,000 square-foot club will be fully staffed and open 24-hours, seven days a week, and will feature a selection of cardio equipment including: treadmills, ellipticals, arc trainers, and stationary bikes...

Massage Heights Expands Canadian Reach »

December 04, 2014 at 3:58AM PST | Source: Massage Heights
Massage Heights Opportunities Available

Company continues to grow creating an additional 125 new jobs over the next two years.
December 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // San Antonio, Texas – Massage Heights continues the aggressive growth of its franchise system with the announcement of its newest Retreat openings in Canada and plans to develop an additional six Retreats within the next two years. "We are extremely pleased with the performance of the Massage Heights Canada Retreats, month over month. The five Calgary locations are within our Top 10 performing locations system wide. We are excited about the new additions in Edmonton and the ability to provide an elevated massage experience," said Shane Evans, Co-Founder and President of Massage Heights.
Doug McNabb and Ken Carter joined Massage Heights in 2009 as a Master Franchisee for the Canadian market...

Home Care Assistance Opens Redondo Beach, CA Location »

December 03, 2014 at 12:27PM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

Senior care leader meets growing demand for in-home care services in the Los Angeles Beach Cities & South Bay.
Redondo Beach, CA (PRWEB) December 03, 2014 - Home Care Assistance Redondo Beach, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is thrilled to serve the LA Beach Cities & South Bay community and surrounding areas with its newest office. Located at 234 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 204, in Redondo Beach, California, the location is the 102nd Home Care Assistance office in North America.
"I am thrilled to introduce Home Care Assistance to the Los Angeles Beach Cities & South Bay as the premier service provider in the home care industry. My staff and I are confident our location and the services that we offer to seniors will be a wonderful addition to the community," said Michelle Westbrook, Owner of Home Care Assistance Redondo Beach...

Tropical Smoothie Café Continues Atlanta Expansion With Fourth Café Opening »

December 03, 2014 at 8:46AM PST | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

New North Druid Hills Café Part of Growth Strategy to Have 40 Locations in Atlanta
ATLANTA - December 02, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - After opening its fourth location in Atlanta this November, Tropical Smoothie Café, known for its better-for-you food and smoothies, plans to significantly expand its brand footprint in the market with up to 40 locations in coming years.
The newest café opened Nov. 5 at 2566 Briarcliff Road NE in the North Druid Hills neighborhood and is owned by local franchise partner Scott Temme. Other Atlanta-area locations include a company-owned café at the Perimeter Mall and franchise locations in Conyers and Stockbridge.
"There's tremendous energy behind Tropical Smoothie Café in Atlanta right now," said Tropical Smoothie Café CEO Mike Rotondo...

Home Care Assistance Launches Campaign To Celebrate Older Adults »

December 03, 2014 at 7:56AM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

"Honor Your Living Legend" is designed to showcase seniors and their impressive contributions to their loved ones and communities.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) December 01, 2014 - Home Care Assistance, the premier provider of in-home care for seniors in Maricopa County, is proud to launch a new campaign that recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of seniors. Family members or friends submit stories and photographs, which are shared publicly on HonorYourLivingLegend.com and through Home Care Assistance's social media pages. The goal of the campaign is to give people a platform to express their admiration for their aging loved ones and in doing so, remind the community that older adults should be respected for their contributions. With a mission to change the way the world ages, Home Care Assistance fosters a positive view of aging and honors each client's lifetime legacy by providing compassionate and dignified care that enables older adults to maintain their independence at home...



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