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Crunch Franchise Partners With BDA Sports Management To Build Fitness Platform »

January 29, 2015 at 11:05AM PST | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise is pleased to announce that it has partnered with sports industry veterans BDA Sports Management to exclusively develop and operate Franchise ownership opportunities of health clubs with NBA athletes across the globe. The partnership currently includes franchise locations with BDA Sports clients Joakim Noah (Chicago Bulls), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Chase Budinger (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Darren Collison (Sacramento Kings).
The two companies are perfectly aligned to give athletes the ability to focus on physical fitness and provide them with an outlet through business to share a love of fitness and health with others. With only one year since its inception, the joint ventures of BDA Sports clients and Crunch have brought multiple fitness centers to Northern, Central and Southern California and are currently expanding with five locations in Chicago...

Seattle's CKO Kickboxing Community Shows Everyone Can Be Fit »

January 29, 2015 at 6:23AM PST | Source: CKO Kickboxing

New Moms to Technology Executives Tweet: "Kickboxing Is for Everyone"
SEATTLE - Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - You don't have to be a martial arts master or a Kung Fu fighter to enter a CKO Kickboxing Gym or to own one.
This is the message portrayed through the social media sensation sweeping Seattle.
The #IamCKO campaign on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram shows ordinary people who are achieving extraordinary results with the proprietary workout created by Joseph Andreula over 18 years ago. This amazing workout has spread from New Jersey to the Seattle Washington area.
"Our goal is to show that almost anyone can benefit from the CKO Kickboxing workout. Our members or as we like to refer to them - our CKO Family - initially come to us at different fitness levels," said Joe Andreula, president and founder of the popular fitness franchise CKO Kickboxing, which has more than 60 gyms stretching from coast to coast...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces Authorization For Stock Buyback Of 100,000 Shares Of Common Stock »

January 28, 2015 at 7:50AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

100,000 Shares of Common Stock Authorizes for Buyback
St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) January 28, 2015 - 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 its board of directors has authorized a stock buyback of 100,000 shares of the Company's common stock. The company may purchase common stock through open market and privately negotiated transactions at prices deemed appropriate by management. The timing, the amount of repurchase transactions and the prices paid for the stock under this program will depend on market conditions as well as corporate and regulatory limitations, including blackout period restrictions...

Rockin' Jump Bounces Into San Dimas, Offering Family Entertainment That's "Fitness Disguised As Fun"! »

January 28, 2015 at 6:17AM PST | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

Trampoline Park's 8th location opened January 14, 2015!
SAN DIMAS, Calif. - Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire - Trampoline park innovator Rockin' Jump is continuing its impressive growth with a brand new location in San Dimas, CA. This opening marks the fourth franchise park opening and the 8th overall park for the Rockin' Jump brand. Rockin' Jump – San Dimas in San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County opened to the public on Wednesday, January 14th and is located at 533 West Arrow Highway, San Dimas, California 91773.
The more than 20,000 square foot facility features wall-to-wall trampolines, a foam pit, basketball "SLAM DUNK ZONES" and even a café stocked with delicious and healthy food. Outfitted with free WIFI, Rockin' Jump enables busy parents and professionals to remain productive while their kids jump...

Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park – Opens Franchise Location In Mount Kisco, New York »

January 27, 2015 at 11:56AM PST | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Mount Kisco, NY, January 27, 2015 – Rockin' Jump® – The Ultimate Trampoline Park – is thrilled to announce the opening of a new franchise location at 333 North Bedford Road, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Tel: 914-743-5730. Online reservations can be made at http://mtk.rockinjump.com.
Rockin' Jump locations feature trampoline related activities for the entire family – including open jump arenas, jump pools with crash bags or foam cubes, trampoline dodge ball courts, 360 Slam Dunk basketball arenas and the X-Beam challenge – and also offer fitness classes, birthday parties, and healthy dining options.
Like all Rockin' Jump locations, the Mount Kisco franchise is dedicated to Safe...

Entrepreneur Magazine Names British Swim School Within "The 10 Types Of Franchises To Watch In 2015" »

January 16, 2015 at 4:05AM PST | Source: British Swim School

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) January 16, 2015 - It's often the beginning of the year when people evaluate their career path, seeking ways to reinvent themselves. Opening a franchise serves as an excellent option for entrepreneurs, allowing them to capitalize on an established brand and infrastructure in an industry of interest. In the December issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, British Swim School (BSS, http://www.britishswimschool.com) was named within the Children's Enrichment category of "The 10 Types of Franchises to Watch in 2015" (http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/239709). Although it must be noted that the article doesn't endorse the companies listed, it affirms which industries show promise.
According to Entrepreneur, certain franchise categories have great potential to be successful in 2015, including Children's Enrichment (where swimming lessons reside), E-cigarettes, Fitness, Pizza, Potatoes, Paint-and-Sip Studios, Property Management, Senior Care, Spa Services and Vending...

Rockin' Jump - The Ultimate Trampoline Park, To Open Franchise Location In Baltimore County, Maryland In Spring 2015 »

January 15, 2015 at 3:40AM PST | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

January 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // TOWSON, MD, – Rockin' Jump®– The Ultimate Trampoline Park – is thrilled to announce plans to open a new franchise location in Baltimore County, Maryland. The recreational facility, scheduled to open in late spring 2015, will be located at 8855 Orchard Tree Lane in Towson, MD. Rockin' Jump locations feature trampoline related activities for the entire family – including open jump arenas, jump pools with foam cubes, trampoline dodge ball courts, 360 Slam Dunk basketball arenas and the X-Beam challenge – and also offer fitness classes, birthday parties, and healthy dining options.
"We cannot wait for the Towson area and Baltimore County to experience the pure joy – and the health benefits – that come with bouncing at Rockin' Jump," said Randall Beeler, a senior member of the Rockin' Jump – Towson franchise team...

Expert Fitness And Personal Training Franchise GYMGUYZ To Burn Calories In Georgia »

January 12, 2015 at 11:26AM PST | Source: GYMGUYZ

Mobile Fitness Brand Opens in Fayetteville with First Veteran and Georgia Location
PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 12, 2015 - GYMGUYZ, the mobile fitness and personal training brand, recently announced its expansion into Fayette and Coweta Counties in Georgia through an inked deal with local fitness buff and veteran, Aaron Anthonsen. In order to meet the growing demand for quality personal training in the area, Anthonsen will be joining the GYMGUYZ family of franchisees to provide convenient wellness services to more clients and will begin serving his territory on January 12, 2015.
"Our expansion into Georgia represents a major milestone for GYMGUYZ, as the first location to open in the Southeast," said Josh York, CEO and Founder of GYMGUYZ...

Lightbridge Academy Of Westfield To Host Ribbon Cutting And Grand Opening Events »

January 09, 2015 at 8:59AM PST | Source: Lightbridge Academy

First New Rainbow Academy Franchise to Open Under the Name of Lightbridge Academy will Mark its Official Debut with Ribbon Cutting on January 10 and Grand Opening Celebration on January 24, 2015
January 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // Westfield, NJ  – After many months of planning, construction and licensing, the new Lightbridge Academy of Westfield – located at 751 Central Avenue – is now open and enrolling students, six weeks old through pre-K. To mark this much-anticipated occasion, the new early learning academy will play host to a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, January 10 between 10 and 11 a.m. – which will be attended by Mayor Andy Skibitsky and members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, January 24 from 10 a...

9Round Signs Major Development Agreement For The Middle East »

January 09, 2015 at 8:44AM PST | Source: 9Round

January 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, SC – 9Round, the nation’s fastest-growing kickboxing gym franchise, announces that it has signed a franchise agreement with Saudi Arabia-based Al Munif Holding Company for the development of 100 clubs in seven countries in the Middle East over the next 10 years.
This agreement marks the first expansion in the Middle East for 9Round and will develop clubs in the Unites Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Qatar and Bahrain.
"We are making significant progress expanding the 9Round brand internationally with the right franchise partners and this is further evidence of our momentum," said 9Round co-founder and CEO Shannon Hudson, who has also signed international agreements in Canada, Mexico and Australia...

Kinderdance® Alamo City Expands To An Area Developer »

January 09, 2015 at 6:49AM PST | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education to Young Children Worldwide
January 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children announces Texas expansion. Jennifer Reid business owner of Kinderdance Alamo City upgrades to a Kinderdance Area Developer. As a Kinderdance Area Developer, Kinderdance Alamo City is serving children in San Antonio and the counties of Guadalupe, Comal, Kendall, and Gillespie with expansion to McLennan County in the state of Texas.
Ms. Reid purchased her franchise in 2004 and in eleven years has become a Top Kinderdance producer and leader. Ms. Reid has been awarded "Rookie of the Year", in 2006 and "Franchisee of the Year" in 2009 and 2014! Since starting her business she has been continually growing her sales and student enrollment...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location In Florence, KY »

January 06, 2015 at 8:35AM PST | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Fitness announces the opening of its newest franchise location in Florence, Kentucky. 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 Cincinnati area with the grand opening of Crunch Florence.
Crunch Florence has already begun pre-selling memberships and will open for workouts in early January, timed perfectly for helping residents kick-off their 2015 fitness goals. The new club is conveniently located at 77 Spiral Drive Florence, KY 41042 having acquired what was formerly Haverty's Furniture in the shopping center between Home Depot and Kohl's off of Houston Road in Florence...

New Year's Health Resolutions: CKO Kickboxing Adds Five New Gyms To Motivate People To Fitness Goals »

January 06, 2015 at 7:56AM PST | Source: CKO Kickboxing

HOBOKEN, N.J. -  Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - People who want to reach their New Year's Resolutions to lose weight might want to try the workout at CKO Kickboxing. The supporting culture and family atmosphere helps people lose chins and belt sizes – and as many as 1,200 calories per hour. Now there are five new CKO Kickboxing gyms in New Jersey and New York to help people get fit.
"Research shows that people stick to New Year's Resolutions if they have workout partners. CKO Kickboxing has a very strong family culture so people want to come regularly to see their workout buddies," said Joe Andreula, Founder of CKO Kickboxing, headquartered in Hoboken, N.J.
"It's no wonder that so many people who experience our workouts and our community want to own a CKO Kickboxing franchise," he said, as 2 of the 5 new franchises are owned by existing franchisors...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces 658th Franchise Awarded »

January 06, 2015 at 5:52AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

Miami, Florida will be the home of the 658th Bricks 4 Kidz franchise
St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) January 06, 2015 - 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 658th franchise, located in Miami, FL on December 28th. Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning Corporation stated, "We're delighted that we surpassed our calendar year-end goal of 650 franchises with a strong December, having awarding 11 Bricks 4 Kidz and 4 Challenge Island franchises. Including the 29 sub-franchises that have been awarded by our international master franchisees, the total number of franchises awarded since inception now totals 683...

FLIPS® Store Unveils New Franchise Program »

January 02, 2015 at 9:31AM PST | Source: FLIPS

Unique Retail Concept Says Hello Toes® to Fashionable Flip Flop Franchising
December 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // BLOOMINGTON, MN - FLIPS®, the original flip flop retail concept specializing in fashion and comfort, announced today the launch of its unique franchise program, with expansion targeting multiple locations throughout California, Arizona, Nevada and Florida. FLIPS has one of the largest inventories of quality flip flops in the retail industry, carrying more than 200 styles and offering world-class customer service acknowledged by guests every day.
"FLIPS offers an exclusive assortment of the hottest new flip flops for women, men and kids," said Rudy Simondi, founder and CEO of FLIPS. "With flip flops being one of the fastest growing mainstream footwear choices, our team has decided now is the right time to expand our business and bring a wide selection of flip flops to people across the United States...

Xtend Barre® Announces Expansion Of Franchising Efforts »

December 24, 2014 at 9:17AM PST | Source: Xtend Barre

International Barre Workout Invites Franchisees to Join Their Existing Network
December 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Xtend Barre®, the revolutionary international fitness method that uses a traditional ballet barre to provide a full-body workout, announces the expansion of their franchising efforts in New York and Miami with additional markets in the near future. Xtend Barre® will be inviting new franchisees to join the existing network of 50 franchisees in 16 markets. The franchising opportunity is open to individual owner/operators as well as multi-unit business developers who would like to diversify their business networks to include the ever- growing health industry.
A worldwide fitness industry leader in Barre, Xtend Barre® has shown impressive growth with over 182 licenses awarded in 18 countries, and the brand expects to add 75 franchisees to their system over the next three years...

9Round Continues To Climb In Entrepreneur's Annual Franchise 500 Rankings® »

December 23, 2014 at 4:07AM PST | Source: 9Round

December 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, SC – 9Round continues to climb rapidly in Entrepreneur's Annual Franchise 500® rankings. After debuting at #443 in 2013, 9Round advanced a total of 155 spots in three years and, at #288 in the 2015 ranking, earned its first rank below 300.
In the most recent rankings, 9Round was also recognized as one of the top companies (#18) that began franchising in the last five years, as well as one of the fastest-growing companies (#93) over the last two years.
Recognized as the best and most comprehensive franchise ranking in the world, the Franchise 500® evaluates a wide variety of franchising opportunities in numerous categories, including automotive, business services, education, food, health care, home improvement and personal care businesses, among others...

JumpBunch Ranks 324 On Franchise 500 List »

December 22, 2014 at 8:27AM PST | Source: JumpBunch

Annapolis, MD - December 21, 2014 - (PR.com) - JumpBunch, Inc. is pleased to announce that it was ranked 324 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 36th Annual Franchise 500 list.
The process began when franchisors were asked to participate in a survey conducted by Entrepreneur Magazine. All submissions were carefully vetted prior to being included for data input and analysis. Companies were ranked based on objective and quantifiable criteria which included system size, growth, financial strength and stability. Final rankings were based on financial and statistical data collected from July 2012 through July 2014.
http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/jumpbunchinc.
Entrepreneur considers this unbiased list as a great starting point for research for those interested in finding a franchise opportunity that best suits specific needs and criteria...

Stephen And Michelle Chung Bring 9Round Franchise To Local Community »

December 05, 2014 at 6:36AM PST | Source: 9Round

Tomorrow's Grand Opening Celebration to Feature Prize Wheel and Demonstrations
Cannonsburg, PA (PRWEB) December 05, 2014 - Both Stephen and Michelle Chung had reputable jobs in corporate America - Stephen as an analytical chemist for 20 years and Michelle as a chemical engineer for 10 years. But when the couple relocated from New Jersey to Pennsylvania, they grew tired of having their destinies dictated to them. Wanting to take control of their future, they decided to buy their own business.
The couple chose to purchase a 9Round fitness franchise, which offers variable 30-minute kickboxing and circuit-training workouts, aimed at getting people fit "nine rounds at a time." Stephen explained, "There are no class times, so you can work out on your [own] schedule...

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...



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