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Interim HealthCare Expands With 15 New U.S. Franchise Locations »

October 22, 2014 at 6:37AM PDT | Source: Interim HealthCare

Healthy, Steady Growth in Eight States; Ranked #92 in Franchise Times Top 200
SUNRISE, Fla. - Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Interim HealthCare® Inc., a national network of home care, hospice and health staffing franchises founded in 1966 and known for its continuum of care, added 15 locations in 2014 in eight states including California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Virginia and New Jersey. The first locations in Utah and Maryland have opened. With more than 330 locations in 44 states, the franchise company has moved up 10 spots to number 92 in the Franchise Times Top 200 ranking announced earlier this month.
"As baby boomers age and home care is the most affordable option for senior Americans as well as people with conditions requiring ongoing medical care, the demand for quality home healthcare will only continue to rise," said Kathleen Gilmartin, President and CEO of Interim HealthCare Inc...

Massage Green Spa, An Eco-Friendly Affordable Luxury Spa Franchise Will Open 50 South Florida Locations »

October 21, 2014 at 11:04AM PDT | Source: Massage Green Spa

Plans on Hiring 1250 Employees.
Davie, Florida (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 - Massage Green Spa is coming to South Florida! The first South Florida location and area headquarters will open on October 25th, in the Town of Davie. Two more locations are set to open before the end of the year in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, specifically in West Kendall, and London Square. Locations in Coral Springs, Weston and Pinecrest/Palmetto Bay will open early next year. Area developer and franchisee owner, Dr. Reinol Gonzalez, D.M.D., a local dentist, is set to open a total of 50 locations within the next five years. Each Massage Green Spa site will employ approximately 25 persons, creating over 75 jobs by the end of the year and an approximate number of 1250 jobs when all the locations are fully operational by 2019...

Planet Fitness To Open New Location In White Plains, NY »

October 21, 2014 at 8:44AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - PFNY, LLC, the largest franchisee of Planet Fitness, the New Hampshire based Franchisor who pioneered the high-value/low cost fitness experience, is excited to announce the Grand Opening of their new White Plains location on Wednesday, October 22 at 250 Main Street.
"We are so pleased to open this location for our members," says James Innocenti, COO of the PFNY franchise. "This new, larger space will include 150 pieces of cardio equipment outfitted with individual TVs and a whole host of new amenities such as hydromassage and red light therapy. Because PFNY is built around the belief that fitness should be an accessible and affordable part of your lifestyle, we're offering new members the ability to join for a one dollar enrollment fee from now until November 21st...

Planet Beach Saudi Arabia Hosts Valuable Breast Cancer Event »

October 21, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
Planet Beach   Opportunities Available

October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Planet Beach Saudi Arabia hosted an event on October 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to honor survivors.
Planet Beach Saudi Arabia blanketed itself in pink, as they recognized breast cancer survivors and their families. Several area sponsors provided decorations and food to those in attendance.
"After last year's success, we decided to enlarge the festivities," said Planet Beach's Azhar Al-Fagih, who organized the event and handles daily operations for the spa. "We were fortunate enough to have Dr. Fadwa Alnahdi from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health speak at the event on the importance of early examination. We also hosted Dr...

Great Clips Honors Veterans With Free Haircuts »

October 21, 2014 at 4:14AM PDT | Source: Great Clips

The "Thank a Veteran" promotion awards customers with free haircut cards to give to veterans.
October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Minneapolis – This Veterans Day, for the second consecutive year, Great Clips, the world's largest salon brand, shows appreciation for those who serve by offering free haircuts for veterans. Great Clips' "Thank a Veteran" promotion offers veterans a free haircut starting on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, through Dec. 31, 2014. Customers can also get involved by giving veterans a free haircut card they can redeem through the end of the year. In the 2013 "Thank a Veteran"program, Great Clips salons provided more than 130,000 free haircuts to veterans, and this year they expect to give away even more.
March into Great Clips
On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov...

Home Care Assistance Fairfield County Launches Campaign To Celebrate Older Adults »

October 20, 2014 at 10:48AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

"Honor Your Living Legend" is designed to showcase seniors and their impressive contributions to their loved ones and communities.
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Fairfield County, Connecticut’s premier provider of in-home care for seniors, 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...

Former Executive Recruiter Launches Senior Home Care Franchise In VA »

October 20, 2014 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: Griswold Home Care

Worked with Your Franchise Success, a franchise consulting firm to find Griswold Senior Home Care Franchise.
(PRWEB) October 19, 2014 - Dick Bass, senior franchise consultant for Your Franchise Success® (YFS) announced the match-up of Griswold Home Care and Virginia resident Karen Vassar. A talent acquisition professional turned franchisee, Vassar will service the Leesburg, Manassas and Woodbridge areas.
Griswold Home Care provides non-medical care to the elderly, disabled and at-risk individuals in the comfort of their own home, while offering peace of mind to their loved ones. For over 30 years Griswold Home Care has continued to refer caregivers that provide high quality, non-medical home care at affordable rates.
Vassar came across the Griswold Home Care franchise opportunity through working with Your Franchise Success...

Right At Home Sustains International Growth Momentum »

October 17, 2014 at 7:49AM PDT | Source: Right at Home

In-Home Care Franchise Gains Foothold Across Europe, Asia and The Americas
Omaha, NE (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 - The world is rapidly aging and, more and more, members of this population want to spend their senior years independently in the comfort of their own homes. These demographic and social shifts continue to drive the demand for in-home care and assistance, such as that provided by Right at Home. The demand is so great, in fact, that Right at Home has swiftly grown to provide care to elderly and disabled adults across five continents through more than 400 locally owned locations worldwide.
The majority of that growth has come in 2014, as Right at Home almost doubled its presence outside of the United States, opening pilot offices in Australia in April, Japan in July, and signing its master franchisee for The Netherlands in September...

The IM=X® Pilates & Fitness Studio Offers Results – Fast »

October 17, 2014 at 6:03AM PDT | Source: IM=X® Pilates & Fitness
IM=X® Pilates & Fitness Opportunities Available

Personalized Pilates, Strength, Barre, Cycle, Back Wellness, Personal Training Arrives in Charlotte, NC
October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Charlotte, NC - The IM=X® Pilates & Fitness Studio located at 8035 Providence Road in Charlotte, North Carolina announces its GRAND OPENING on October 25, 2014. Staffed with IM=X Pilates certified trainers, the IM=X Pilates & Fitness Studio offers a unique Private or Semi-Private Training experience for those seeking the benefits of a combined fitness and pilates program. Enjoy long lean toned muscles, increased flexibility and serious core stabilization - without the premium price tag.
Owned and operated by Laura Fuller (Advanced certified Personal Trainer), IM=X Pilates & Fitness clients receive the attention of a Personal Trainer who provides them with specific program prescriptions and goal setting...

Orangetheory Fitness Opens First Connecticut Studio »

October 16, 2014 at 10:32AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Now in 26 States 
October 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -  Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced it has expanded into Connecticut, opening the state's first studio in Fairfield, Ct., approximately 50 miles outside of New York City. This announcement comes on the heels of explosive growth for the Orangetheory Fitness brand in 2014, and marks its presence in 26 states.
Owned and operated by first-time franchisee Mark Molina, the new studio located at 525 Tunxis Hill Cut-Off, will be celebrating with a VIP party on October 23 (4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.), and opens to the public on October 24 with classes beginning at 5:30 a...

Palo Alto Senior Care Company Receives 2014 Best Of Home Care® Provider Of Choice Award »

October 16, 2014 at 9:13AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance of Palo Alto was recognized as one of the top home care agencies in Palo Alto based on client satisfaction.
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Palo Alto, a leading in-home care agency for seniors, is honored to be recognized as a 2014 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice. This prestigious award is given to home care providers who rank in the top 50th percentile in one or more client satisfaction categories, based on monthly satisfaction interviews conducted by Home Care Pulse.
"We are very pleased to be recognized as a quality leader in home care," said Dr. Kathy Johnson, Founder and CEO of Home Care Assistance. "Our goal is to provide each client with the ultimate home care experience...

The Joint Corp. Files Registration Statement For Proposed Initial Public Offering »

October 16, 2014 at 9:07AM PDT | Source: The Joint...the chiropractic place

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Corp. (the "Company"), a national healthcare franchisor of chiropractic clinics, today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. The Joint Corp. plans to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol "JYNT."
Investors are advised to consider carefully the business and risks of the Company before investing.
Roth Capital Partners and Feltl & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering...

Power Train Launches Franchising Initiative; Introducing Elite Athlete Training For Everyday Americans »

October 16, 2014 at 8:38AM PDT | Source: Power Train Sports Institute

Sports Performance-Focused Fitness Concept Announces Strategic U.S. Growth; Brand Plans to Add 600 New Franchise Locations in the Next 10 Years
October 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // MANHEIM, Pa. – Power Train, the performance-driven fitness concept that has built a reputation for training everyday people like professional athletes, today 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...

Medifast Announces Winners Of National "Happy Afters" Contest »

October 16, 2014 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

Leading Weight Management Program Celebrates Success Stories
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss products and programs, announces the winners of this year's annual Happy Afters contest. The challenge kicked off at the end of March to encourage participants to share their Medifast weight-loss journey. Seven lucky winners were chosen for an all-expenses paid trip to Chicago and were treated to personal shoppers at Nordstrom, makeovers at Anthony Cristiano Salon at Trump Tower, and a photo shoot. Winners will be featured on MedifastNow.com.
"We were thrilled to have thousands of participants nationwide submit their stories and inspired by their determination to achieve their weight-loss goals," said Brian Kagen, Medifast's Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer...

Home Care Assistance Launches Kosher Care »

October 15, 2014 at 9:27AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 - Home Care Assistance, North America's premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to launch a new program to better serve members of the Jewish community. In line with the company's reputation for high quality, personalized care, Kosher Care is designed to meet the needs of clients in conformance with the laws and customs of Judaism. Home Care Assistance caregivers are specially trained through the company's unique online training platform, Home Care Assistance University, in Jewish traditions, including holidays and keeping a kosher kitchen. To complement this program, Home Care Assistance has published a 42-page cookbook, which contains healthy and traditional recipes for the kosher home...

Weight Watchers Announces Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call »

October 15, 2014 at 5:26AM PDT | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK - Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) will release its results for the third quarter 2014 after the NYSE closes on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
The Company has also scheduled a conference call on October 29th at 5:00 p.m. ET. During the conference call, James Chambers, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nicholas Hotchkin, Chief Financial Officer, and Lesya Lysyj, President, North America, will discuss the third 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...

Medifast Selects GKV As Agency Of Record »

October 15, 2014 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

Multi-Faceted Partnership includes Marketing Strategy and Creative Campaign Development
BALTIMORE - Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs has named GKV, a full-service marketing agency, as Agency of Record.
GKV will work with the Medifast team on the development of the 2015 multi-media campaign. Medifast will tap into a comprehensive set of GKV's in-house capabilities, including market research; strategic planning; branding; creative development, including TV, radio, print and digital; and direct response.
"GKV is beyond thrilled to be selected by Medifast as its new Agency of Record," stated Roger L...

Anytime Fitness' "Get To A Healthier Place" Ads Reflects New Consumer Priorities »

October 14, 2014 at 9:10AM PDT | Source: Anytime Fitness Corporation

Gym Members Now More Concerned about Overall Health than Weight Loss
HASTINGS, Minn. - Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - A new study by the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) concludes that the number one reason adults belong to fitness centers is "To stay healthy." "To lose weight" ranked fifth on the list of gym members' goals. The prioritizing of health – and the ability to enjoy an active lifestyle – is also the focus of the re-branding of Anytime Fitness, the world's fastest-growing health club franchise.
Emphasizing the belief that gyms should be designed to meet people wherever they are in their fitness journey, the theme of Anytime Fitness' new campaign is "Get to a Healthier Place." The line, developed by the advertising firm GdB, speaks both to members as well as Anytime Fitness clubs themselves, which people often refer to as the "Cheers of health clubs," a place where everybody knows your name...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location In Roslindale, MA »

October 14, 2014 at 8:27AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Fitness announces the opening of its newest franchise location in Roslindale, Massachusetts. The renowned gym chain, best known for making serious workouts fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings, looks to spread its 'No Judgments' philosophy to the Boston area with the grand opening of Crunch Roslindale.
Approximately six miles southwest of Boston, Crunch Roslindale will open its doors to the suburban community in 2015. Crunch Roslindale will be the first Crunch in the greater Boston area and the sixth Crunch gym opened by Fitness Holdings, LLC and its team of industry veterans Fred Maudsley, Brian Vanderveen, Mike Lamparski and Steve Viscardi who combined have over 60 years of experience in the fitness and health club industry...

Home Care Assistance Of Oklahoma To Offer Complimentary Continuing Education Unit (CEU)  »

October 14, 2014 at 7:40AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Edmond, OK (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma, North America’s premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is hosting an hour-long webinar, "Dementia Examined: Exploring Approaches for Treatment", for CE credit. Led by Dr. Samuel Gontkovsky, Executive Director of Research and Development at Home Care Assistance, the webinar will provide an overview of the diagnostic criteria for dementia with an emphasis on the cognitive, behavioral and emotional issues that accompany the various forms of the disorder (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body disease, etc.). Dr. Gontkovsky will also discuss current treatments, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological, available for individuals with any form of dementia...



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