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New Study Shows Age-Related Muscle Loss Is Reversible »

November 26, 2014 at 10:17AM PST | Source: Welcyon, Fitness After 50

Analysis of 77,000 Workouts by Welcyon, Fitness After 50, Proves Strength Training Produces Quick, Dramatic, and Sustainable Benefits in Adults Over 50
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // EDINA, Minn. – An exhaustive analysis by Welcyon, Fitness After 50 – a Minneapolis-based chain of health clubs specially designed for adults 50 or older – concludes that muscle loss can be reversed at any age, with the average member growing 56% stronger in three months and doubling in strength within a year by following a structured strength-training workout two or three times a week.
This is a critical finding since inactive adults lose 10% of their muscle mass per decade. By their 50s and 60s they are 30% to 40% weaker than in their late 20s...

Wheel Fun Rentals Headquarters Acquires Nine Florida Locations »

November 26, 2014 at 5:20AM PST | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Clearwater, FL - Wheel Fun Rentals' corporate headquarters is excited to announce the acquisition of nine locations in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, formerly owned by local Wheel Fun Rentals' franchisees. In conjunction with the procurement of these locations, Wheel Fun Rentals will be enhancing all aspects of the customer experience, which includes bringing in an updated fleet of new and improved rental products and the addition of bike and kayak tours. Doors will reopen at these locations on Saturday, November 29th.
The acquisition includes the purchase of seven Wheel Fun Rentals locations that are open to the public, located at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in Clearwater, Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, Lake Seminole Park in Seminole, Hillsborough River State Park in Thonotosassa, Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, Best Western Yacht Harbor Inn in Dunedin, and Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Safety Harbor...

Creative Learning Corporation To Present At The LD Micro Conference In Los Angeles »

November 26, 2014 at 4:18AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

Management presenting at 9:00am PST in Los Angeles at the LD Micro Conference on Thursday, December 4th.
St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTC: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, today announced that management will present on Thursday, December 4th at 9:00 a.m. PST, Track 2 at the LD Micro Main Event VII Conference. The conference is being held December 2-4, 2014 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
LD Micro is a by-invitation only newsletter firm that focuses on finding undervalued companies in the micro-cap space. Since 2002, the firm has published an annual list of recommended stocks as well as comprehensive reports on select companies throughout the year...

Rockin' Jump® - Here We Grow Again! »

November 25, 2014 at 5:47AM PST | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

BRENTWOOD, Calif. - Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Rockin' Jump® - the Ultimate Trampoline Park brand - headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., - is celebrating a new franchise agreement and the signing of a new lease in the Brentwood, Calif., market. The new park will be in the Lone Tree Plaza at 5641 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, Calif., 94513.
After achieving success with their first four corporate locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rockin' Jump began offering franchises in June of 2013. With their first franchise location opening in May of 2014 in Trumbull, CT., the new Brentwood agreement is an exciting addition and will bring the total number of franchise units sold to 30, plus the existing four corporate units.
Rockin' Jump is ecstatic to partner with our new Brentwood Franchise team "OMG Sports...

Pump It Up "Rounds Up" Teddy Bears For Frederick City Police Department »

November 19, 2014 at 4:33AM PST | Source: Pump It Up
Pump It Up Opportunities Available

Children and Families of Frederick Jump into the holiday season with the 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Round Up at Pump It Up
Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) November 19, 2014 - Pump It Up of Frederick, part of the nation's largest chain of kids' indoor, inflatable entertainment venues, will host its 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Round Up to benefit the Frederick City Police Department.
Pump It Up invites parents and children to jump, slide and bounce on the facility's huge, colorful inflatable structures on November 30th from 12pm - 5pm, encouraging families to jump for free with a Teddy Bear donation for each participating child. All Teddy Bears will be donated to the Frederick City Police Department.
The donated bears will be used by City Police Officers to comfort children exposed to traumatic situations, and to let the children know that the police are only there to help...

Michigan Based Franchise Making Nationwide Splash »

November 18, 2014 at 8:45AM PST | Source: Goldfish Swim School

Shifting Paradigm on Swim Schools
November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Goldfish Swim School opened its first franchise location in Birmingham, Mich. Now just 8 years later, with 15 locations in eight states, 450 employees and annual revenue nearly $14 million, Goldfish is arguably the country's fastest growing swim school franchises.
This metro-Detroit based franchise is not only in a strong growth pattern, but more importantly, the franchise has brought about a paradigm shift in how swim safety and lessons are presented to today's children, including:

Year-round swim instruction for children 4 months and up.
Small class sizes. (Max 4:1 student to teacher ratio)
Two heated indoor swimming pools kept at 90 degrees...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces 643rd Franchise Awarded »

November 18, 2014 at 6:57AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

The global reach of Creative Learning Corporation expands into Honduras with the 643rd franchise.
St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB:CLCN) owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz,® Challenge Island®, and Sew Fun Studios® the highly-popular children's education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce it awarded its 643rd franchise, located in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on November 7th. Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning Corporation stated, "We're delighted that we will achieve our goal of 650 franchises by the end of the calendar year as we are projecting a very strong December, which is typically our weakest month. Furthermore, we're very pleased to announce that as of today, there have been 29 subfranchises awarded internationally...

Long Beach Segway Tours Roll Into Shoreline Village »

November 12, 2014 at 5:30AM PST | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

November 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // Wheel Fun Rentals is excited to announce the launch of Long Beach Segway Tours in Shoreline Village. Doors open Friday, November 21st , at the building formerly known as the All-American Melodrama Theater and Music Hall. Two different tours will be available, including a two-hour Downtown Long Beach Tour and a three-hour Sand and Sea Extended Tour that takes guests to the south side of Queensway Bay. Take a tour from the experts, the only Segway, Inc. authorized Segway Experience Center in Los Angeles. Wheel Fun Rentals, known nationwide for their bike and specialty rentals, also operates Segway tours around the country. The new Long Beach Segway Tour location is their fourth Segway location, adding to their existing locations in Philadelphia, Louisville, and San Diego...

Jumpbunch Now Being Offered At Over 20 Public Libraries Throughout Long Island »

November 10, 2014 at 5:07AM PST | Source: JumpBunch

Long Island Libraries are helping kids stay active and fit all year round by bringing in JumpBunch programs for toddlers to teens. Every time JumpBunch visits a library they introduce children to a new sport. Best of all, Library programs for children are free to community members, so you just can’t beat that price! JumpBunch programs are for children ages 18 months to 12 years of age. Classes are divided up by age and the youngest class, 18 months to 35 months, requires parent participation.
Holbrook, NY -  November 09, 2014 - (PR.com) - JumpBunch of Southeast Long Island is proud to announce that it has expanded its programming at over 20 Public Libraries throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Sports at the local library? That’s right, Long Island Libraries are helping kids stay active and fit all year round by bringing in JumpBunch programs for toddlers to teens...

CKO Kickboxing Continues Fast Growth And Fast Weight Loss Results In New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia And California »

November 06, 2014 at 6:53AM PST | Source: CKO Kickboxing

Franchise ownership offers opportunities for corporate executives to build their own lifestyle businesses.
HOBOKEN, N.J. - Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CKO Kickboxing continues its domination of the Eastern Seaboard by opening its first gyms in Pennsylvania (West Chester) and Virginia (Richmond) as well as furthering their positions in New Jersey and California with new gyms in Green Brook, NJ and Clifton, NJ, and opening its second California gym in Santee, near San Diego.
The health fitness franchise continues to offer corporate executives the opportunity to build their own healthy lifestyle businesses.
"My dream is to see a CKO Kickboxing franchise every 50 miles down the Eastern seaboard," said Joe Andreula, president and founder of CKO Kickboxing...

Kinderdance® Expands Awarding New Franchises »

November 05, 2014 at 10:42AM PST | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education To Young children Worldwide
November 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance® International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, continues to prove that movement programs standout as a highly popular children's franchise. Kinderdance® International keeps growing with a strong October welcoming three new Kinderdance franchisees.
Teresa Kinney has been awarded a Silver level franchise in NJ, serving Union-Morris County. Teresa is a graduate from the College of New Jersey with her Bachelors in Business Management and her Master's in Business and Human Resource Management. Since childhood Teresa loved dance and continued her career teaching dance locally in several studios in her community...

Welcyon, Fitness After 50, Expands With Three New Franchise Deals »

November 05, 2014 at 7:42AM PST | Source: Welcyon, Fitness After 50

November 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // EDINA, Minn. – Welcyon, Fitness After 50, a Minneapolis-based chain of health clubs specially designed for adults over 50, has signed three separate franchise deals to open three clubs in Burnsville, Minnesota; Boise, Idaho; and Las Vegas, Nevada, expanding the system to seven locations.
These latest agreements are part of the brand's aggressive growth strategy to bring its innovative approach to redefining aging in America to more cities across the country. To date, Welcyon has four clubs open throughout the Midwest and is seeking to open at least 10 additional locations nationwide over the next 12 months.
The company's long-term goal is to have one million members, a realistic aim when you consider more than 100 million Americans are 50 and over and make up the fastest-growing health club consumer group...

Max Muscle Announces Release Of Patented Technologically Advanced Muscle Amplifier »

November 03, 2014 at 5:14AM PST | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

Max Muscle South Metro is one of the franchises most successful stores, and they are now carrying Maxxtor.
Highlands Ranch, CO (PRWEB) November 03, 2014 - Max Muscle has just released one of its newest products and it promises to deliver big gains. "Driven by science and defined by quality is our motto, said Bryan Cash, CEO of Max Muscle South Metro. "We are constantly bringing new products to market that are driven by science and Maxxtor is something we are very proud of."
MaxxTOR™ is a truly revolutionary and innovativenew product from Max Muscle Sports Nutrition that contains the key patented ingredient proven to significantly increase muscle protein synthesis, muscle size, strength and power while at the same time decrease body fat...

Spoiled Rotten® Photography Receives Royal Welcome In The Queen City »

October 29, 2014 at 12:21PM PDT | Source: Spoiled Rotten® Photography

Charlotte Photographer Cathy Xiques Brings Unique School Portrait Franchise to North Carolina
October 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // Charlotte -  As the Spoiled Rotten® Photography franchise grows and word spreads that it is changing the way that people look at the concept of "school pictures," it is also changing the way aspiring photographers look at themselves. Cathy Xiques – a happily married mom of two and Cornelius, NC resident – had always loved photography as a hobby, particularly once she left her career in the dental field to stay home with her children – Ava and Aiden.
"As far back as I can remember, I have cherished photographs," explains Xiques. "Recording life with my camera has been a lifelong passion...

Bach To Rock Music Franchise Introduces Cutting-Edge Communication Technology For Students, Parents And Teachers »

October 29, 2014 at 9:43AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock

Proprietary Digital System Offers Live Streaming of Songs, Near-Instant Access to Homework, Teachers' Notes and Curriculum
BETHESDA, MD - (Marketwired - Oct 29, 2014) - The Bach to Rock music franchise is taking its transformative approach to music education to the next level in 2015 with the introduction of a proprietary digital communication system that empowers students, parents and teachers.
The interactive tool supports Bach to Rock's face-to-face music education methods with the ease and efficiency of touch-screen tablet technology. It brings the Bach to Rock curriculum to life in a way a parent can quickly understand, almost instantly showing them what their child has mastered - whether it's knowledge of a quarter note, the treble clef or key signatures...

L.A. Rocker Nate Beck Becomes Part Owner In Twin Cities School Of Rock Franchise »

October 29, 2014 at 6:18AM PDT | Source: School of Rock

St. Paul, MN, October 29, 2014 - (PR.com) - The School of Rock was founded in 1998 in Philadelphia PA on the premise that "taking music lessons and never playing a gig is like going to basketball practice and never playing a game. After a while, there's no point." So the School of Rock gets its students performing on stage – in a band - as early as 8 years old. "Not only does this teach them to play music," said Nate Beck. "But it teaches team work, it raises their self confidence….and it's a heck of a lot of fun!"
Beck should know. He is a graduate of the St. Paul School of Rock. Following High School graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to attend Musicians Institute, where he formed a band that was nominated for an award in the Rock Single of the Year category in the Los Angeles Music Awards...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces Preliminary Results »

October 27, 2014 at 9:44AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

Projects Revenue Growth Over 60% and EBITDA of $1.6-$1.7 Million for Fiscal 2014; Revenue Growth for Creative Learning Corporation over 60%
St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTC: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, Challenge Island® and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, today announced preliminary results for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.
Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning, commented, "We continued to generate very strong top and bottom line growth. I am pleased to report that we currently anticipate revenue in the range of $7.7 to $7.8 million, and EBITDA in the range of $1.6 to $1.7 million for fiscal 2014...

Creative Learning Corporation To Present At The FireRock Conference In NYC »

October 27, 2014 at 4:45AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

FireRock Conference includes presentation from Creative Learning Corporation
St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTC: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, today announced that management will present on Tuesday, October 28th at 5:00 p.m. EST at the FireRock Conference at the Springmills Landmark Building located at 104 West 40th Street, New York, NY.
FireRock Capital is a diversified financial services firm headquartered in New York City with offices in Los Angeles and Israel. The company’s annual micro-cap conference is an invitation only event that attracts hundreds of high net worth investors and financial leaders...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces Management Change »

October 24, 2014 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTC: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, Challenge Island®, and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children's education and enrichment programs, today announced that effective October 22, Richard Nickelson is no longer the Company's Chief Financial and Accounting Officer.
Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning commented, "We appreciate the contributions of Mr. Nickelson in his role as Chief Financial and Accounting Officer. We are in active discussions with a number of very strong candidates and look forward to announcing an appointment in the near future."
About Creative Learning Corporation
Creative Learning Corporation, operating under the trade names of Bricks 4 Kidz® and Challenge Island®, offers educational and enrichment programs to children ages 3-12+...

Flip Flop Shops® Adds Authentic Birkenstock Brand »

October 24, 2014 at 5:41AM PDT | Source: Flip Flop Shops

Rapidly rising retail chain devoted exclusively to flip flops and casual footwear steps up product selection with Birkenstock styles.
October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Flip Flop Shops®, one of the fastest growing global retail chains, continues to make strides as a casual footwear industry leader with the introduction of Birkenstock to its retail brand selection. As an approved retailer for Birkenstock USA, LP, shoppers will soon be able to pick up Birkenstock's iconic slides and sandals at select Flip Flop Shops' domestic locations.
Being selected as a Birkenstock retail partner marks a major step for Flip Flop Shops, which has become a predominant sales force in the casual footwear industry over the last decade...



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