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Rockin' Jump - Jumps Back To The East With An Exciting 6 Unit Agreement! »

July 24, 2014 at 6:29AM PDT | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. - July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Rockin' Jump – the Ultimate Trampoline Park brand - headquartered in Pleasanton, CA - is celebrating an exciting new multi unit franchise agreement for the Maryland market. This six (6) unit agreement includes the territories of Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Charles County and Howard County, MD.
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 this past May, 2014 in Trumbull, CT. Rockin' Jump is continuing to realize excellent growth with this latest agreement bringing the total number of franchise units sold to 27 with 4 corporate units...

Bach To Rock Music Education Franchise Targets Growth Markets On The Atlantic Seaboard »

July 23, 2014 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock
Bach to Rock Opportunities Available

Award-Winning Music Education Franchise Grew 61% from 2009 to 2013
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Bach to Rock, the nation's leading music education franchise, today announced 11 metropolitan hubs as targets for expansion in 2014-15. The target areas run alongside the Interstate 95 corridor on the Atlantic Seaboard and include Baltimore, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Northern New Jersey; Boston, Massachusetts; Portland, Maine; Richmond, Virginia; and Savannah, Georgia. Four cities in Florida - Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami - are also target cities on I-95.
For a music education franchise, Bach to Rock has a unique - and remarkably effective - approach to learning music. Students are encouraged to have fun while they explore and learn the kinds of music they love, whether it's rhythm and blues, jazz, classical, punk or pop...

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition's Recently Announced Expansion Plans To Help People Fight The Obesity Battle »

July 23, 2014 at 5:58AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition's MaxFormation weight loss challenge incorporates customized meal planning and nutritional supplements, bringing success to its 700 participants last year alone.
(PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - Obesity is on the rise and officially has earned a spot as one of the leading health risks in our country. Joining risks such as "smoking, alcohol consumption, and high blood pressure" (Wallstreet Journal, 2014), obesity has attacked our nation's health by facilitating the development of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. According to CDC and Prevention from 2009-2010, "more than one-third of adults, or about 78 million people, were obese". What are we as a country doing to stop this?
PricewaterhouseCoopers found, "As much as $493 billion of health-care spending may be attributable to so-called manageable behaviors, including about $200 billion to deal with obesity and weight control…" The vast majority of these expenditures are for the treatment versus prevention of illnesses...

Goldfish Swim School Makes A Splash With Silvercrest Advertising’s Localized Media Automation Platform (LMap) »

July 22, 2014 at 9:05AM PDT | Source: Goldfish Swim School

July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Los Angeles, California – Today, Goldfish Swim School dove into local marketing by introducing Silvercrest Advertising's state-of-the-art Localized Media Automation Platform (LMap) to its 17 franchisees across the country.
Goldfish Swim School initially selected this highly innovative and intuitive platform to maximize promotional outreach in the communities surrounding their existing locations. LMap's ability to grow with the company was also a deciding factor as Goldfish Swim School continues to add qualified franchisees to their nationwide network.
LMap's user-friendly system allows franchisees to create personalized, geo-targeted marketing campaigns using franchisor-generated promotional offers that ensure brand consistency and integrity...

TGA Premier Youth Tennis Launches First Franchise In The State Of Oregon »

July 22, 2014 at 8:41AM PDT | Source: TGA Premier Youth Tennis

Former banking executive brings innovative school-based program in partnership with USTA to southern Oregon.
July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Medford, OR – TGA Premier Youth Tennis (TGA), the national after-school youth sports franchise company, has established its first franchise territory in the state of Oregon.
Jeremiah Paladino, a former banking executive, has acquired the geographic rights to TGA Premier Youth Tennis in southern Oregon, which will cover the Medford and Eugene areas.
TGA's innovative school-based activation model and tennis enrichment curriculum was developed in partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA). The program introduces the sport in schools and supports the USTA's "10-and-Under Tennis" initiative before transitioning them to USTA programs, tennis facilities and USPTA Professionals nationwide...

Wheel Fun Rentals Offers Free Rentals To Nonprofit Organizations In The Greater New Orleans Area »

July 21, 2014 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

"Wednesdays with Wheel Fun Rentals"
New Orleans, LA - July 16, 2014 - Wheel Fun Rentals announces it will be offering FREE recreational rentals this summer to nonprofit organizations in the Greater New Orleans area! Between July 16th and August 27th, Wheel Fun Rentals will donate rental equipment, completely free of charge, to two charities every Wednesday. Officially named "Wednesdays with Wheel Fun Rentals," this program offers local charities their choice of bicycles, four-wheel Surreys, low-to-the-ground specialty cycles, or a variety of watercraft at Wheel Fun Rentals' City Park location in New Orleans. The program accommodates two nonprofit groups each Wednesday with up to 20 participants in each group. Reservations are required, and dates book up fast...

Children's Education, Movement & Fitness Franchise Expands In Orange County, CA »

July 16, 2014 at 7:07AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

Local Franchisee Lily Vo and Christine Nguyen announce additional location.
Continuing in its fight against childhood obesity, Kinderdance® and its five movement programs are now available at the following new site.
OC Montessori Academy 8372 Mc Fadden Ave Westminster Orange County CA
Ongoing classes are also available at OC Kinderdance Studio located at Old World Village in Huntington Beach Ca.
July 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // "It is exciting to be in this community to educate children who learn how to learn while they learn how to dance," said Lily and Christine, Franchisees of OC Kinderdance® for Orange County. "For young children, movement, music and dance are natural tools for fitness, learning and communicating while expressing their feelings...

New Marketing Tools Provided To Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Store Owners Simplify Local Marketing And Improve Store Sales »

July 16, 2014 at 5:32AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

(PRWEB) July 15, 2014 - Localized Media Automation Platform (LMap) gives Max Muscle Sports Nutrition (MMSN) store owners access to templated marketing pieces. These pieces are created by MMSN corporate to create a consistent branding throughout their franchised network of stores. The templated pieces are made to be customized - giving each store the ability to speak to their target audience and increase the rate of store purchases through their marketing efforts. This service allows MMSN stores to be more successful - After all, who knows a store's customers better than the store owners themselves?
The LMAP platform makes it easier for a franchisee to select a marketing tactic, determine a budget and create all of the graphical elements needed with just the push of a button...

TGA Premier Junior Golf Launches First Franchise In The State Of Oregon »

July 16, 2014 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: TGA Premier Junior Golf

Former Banking Executive Brings School-Based Junior Golf Model to Southern Oregon
July 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // Medford, OR - TGA Premier Junior Golf, the global after-school youth sports franchise company, has established its first franchise territory in the state of Oregon.
Jeremiah Paladino, a former banking executive, has acquired the geographic rights to TGA Premier Junior Golf in southern Oregon, which will cover the Medford and Eugene territory.
Paladino has been an active golfer most of his life and developed a strong passion for the game after his father and grandfather introduced it to him at age five. That passion carried through college, where he played golf for Missouri State University and later while he worked at a golf course teaching the game...

Kinderdance® Announces Kinderdance Of The Tri-Valley® »

July 16, 2014 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education to Young Children in Across the USA
Melbourne, FL, July 15, 2014- Kinderdance International Inc. has been steadily expanding since its founding in 1979. Celebrating 35 years Kinderdance franchisees have taught Kinderdance programs to hundreds of thousands of children in the US and Worldwide.
Kinderdance® proudly announces the grand opening of Kinderdance of the Tri-Valley® located at 7748 Dublin Blvd in Dublin Ca.
The grand opening begins July 12th thru July 13th, 10-3pm
Kinderdance of Tri-Valley® is owned and operated by Terrie Guevarra. Terrie has grown up in the Bay Area and currently lives in San Ramon with her husband, Karlo and her two wonderful boys, Maxwell, 12, and Mateo, 8...

GYMGUYZ Enthusiastic To Attract Military Veterans As Franchisees Through VetFran Partnership »

July 14, 2014 at 5:33AM PDT | Source: GYMGUYZ

NY-Based Personal Training Franchise Partners With IFA's VetFran to Help U.S. Veterans Become Entrepreneurs
New York (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 - GYMGUYZ, the #1 in home personal training company that brings premier health and wellness services directly to their clients, is honored to announce a partnership with the International Franchise Association's VetFran program. As part of its commitment to the initiative, which helps returning military members access franchise opportunities, GYMGUYZ offers honorably discharged former servicemen and women the opportunity to join the brand as franchisees at a $5,000 discount.
"It is with extreme pride that we are now able to provide a monetary incentive for those who have served our country, while providing them an opportunity to help them transition into business ownership," said Josh York, founder and CEO of GYMGUYZ...

Philadelphia Segway Tours By Wheel Fun Rentals Offers Private Corporate And Group Events »

July 14, 2014 at 5:23AM PDT | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

Add some adventure to corporate events, team building activities, conventions, holiday parties, and everything in between.
Philadelphia, PA, July 13, 2014 - (PR.com) - Philadelphia Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals is now offering a wide variety of activities to add to your next corporate or group event. Entertain your staff, enjoy an outing with clients, increase productivity with innovative team building activities, or celebrate a special day. Philadelphia Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals can provide a burst of excitement to any group event, from corporate meetings to bachelorette parties, and everything in between.
Segways can be used as the main attraction at your event, or a creative addition to an existing event. Get your executives on Segways as they make their way to the podium...

Bach To Rock Music School Franchise Expands To California »

July 11, 2014 at 5:54AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock
Bach to Rock Opportunities Available

July 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // The recent debut of the Bach to Rock music school franchise in Folsom, California, was a big hit in the Sacramento area -- and for good reason.
The opening of the school marks the brand's introduction to the West Coast, and it's only the beginning. More schools are planned west of the Mississippi, including 10 franchise locations in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
A clear national leader in the music school franchise industry, Bach to Rock expects to triple in size by the end of 2015 and envisions opening 500 schools in the next decade.
"We're thrilled to open the first Bach to Rock on the West Coast and introduce our innovative music instruction to the Folsom community," said Melissa Bartell, Site Director of Bach to Rock Folsom...

School Of Rock Appoints New CEO Dzana Homan To Meet Growing Demand For Quality Music Education »

July 11, 2014 at 5:27AM PDT | Source: School of Rock

Sterling Partners Portfolio Company Expected to Expand Programs, Services and Schools in the United States and Abroad
CHICAGO - July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - School of Rock, the national leader in performance-based music education, and its growth equity partner, Sterling Partners, announced today the appointment of Dzana Homan as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Homan will lead School of Rock into its next phase of growth by leveraging her extensive career leading large franchise organizations, her experience as a franchisee, and her musical background. She will focus on expanding the company's global footprint, introducing new programs and services and forming industry partnerships to provide current and future students of all ages with additional instructional and performance-oriented music education opportunities...

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Sponsors Football Camp That Brings Ten Scholarships To Low Income Households »

July 09, 2014 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

(PRWEB) July 08, 2014 -  Earlier this month Max Muscle Sports Nutrition sponsored the GPA Maximum Exposure Football Camp in Hawaii. The camp hosted 50 college coaches from various schools on the mainland, making the ratio six athletes to every one coach! This experience exposed athletes to major colleges and ten college scholarships were awarded to schools including: Notre Dame, University of Colorado, and University of Hawaii. Many of the athletes who attended were from low income households and can't afford to attend the mainland football camps. By attending, they were given exposure to coaches all over the country, opening doors that otherwise would not be open.
In preparation for the camp, one of the coordinators visited the recently opened Max Muscle Sports Nutrition store in Hawaii...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location In Parkland, FL »

July 08, 2014 at 9:26AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire - Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through unique programming and cutting-edge training, announces the opening of its newest franchise location at 7271 N. State Road 7 in Parkland, Florida. Crunch Parkland will bring its 'No Judgments' philosophy and fusion of fitness meets entertainment to the northern edge of Broward County.
The suburban community can expect the new club to open its doors later this year at a convenient location in the upscale Riverstone Shoppes just north of Hillsboro Blvd. on the west side of 441. Formerly, Bassett Furniture, the approximately 18,000 square foot gym will boast the latest state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, weight room, full-service locker rooms with showers, tanning booths, HydroMassage bed and an extensive schedule of the most fun and unique cardio fitness classes on the market including Zumba®, BodyWeb with TRX®, Yoga Body Sculpt, Belly Butt and Thighs Bootcamp, and more...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces 590th Franchise Awarded »

July 08, 2014 at 6:36AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - July 08, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB:CLCN) owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce it awarded its 590th franchise, located in Honolulu, HI. Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning Corporation stated, "We’re all excited here as we get closer to the 600 unit bench mark, which we will reach and surpass by the end of this month."
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+. Through a unique franchise business model that includes a proprietary curriculum and marketing strategies, plus a proprietary Franchise Marketing Tool (FMT), the Company provides a wide variety of programs designed to enhance students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills...

Flip Flop Shops® Opens Its First Retail Doors In Africa »

July 08, 2014 at 4:49AM PDT | Source: Flip Flop Shops

With a master franchise agreement in place for 25 new shops throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mauritius, the global leader in flip flops and casual footwear announces its first retail grand opening.
July 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // Pretoria, South Africa – Flip Flop Shops®, one of the fastest growing global retail chains, announced the grand opening of the first of 25 locations set to open throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mauritius over the next several years. The shop development is part of a master franchise agreement with Barefoot, an experienced retail group in the region. Opened Thursday, July 3 in Woodlands Boulevard, Pretoria East, South Africa, the new store marks the first Flip Flop Shops location in Africa...

PowerBilt Golf Executive Acquires TGA Premier Junior Golf Franchise In California »

June 27, 2014 at 4:15AM PDT | Source: TGA Premier Junior Golf

Junior golf manufacturer invests in the future of golf with innovative school-based business model.
June 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Palm Desert, CA – Ross Kvinge, a 35-year veteran in the golf business and current President and CEO of Powerbilt Golf, one of the leading golf equipment manufacturers and producers of junior golf clubs, understands the importance of engaging and increasing youth participation for the future growth of the game.
To further enhance his position as a leader in junior golf, Kvinge has acquired a TGA Premier Junior Golf (TGA) franchise in the Coachella Valley in Palm Desert California.
"PowerBilt has been a national partner and equipment supplier with TGA for 10 years and we have been able to grow with them and see the enormous impact their model has on kids, communities, and growing the game," Kvinge said...

Kinderdance® Sizzles Awarding New Franchises »

June 26, 2014 at 7:00AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education to Young Children Worldwide
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 sizzles with a strong June awarding five franchises, wrapping up the second quarter with record franchise sales. The signed franchise agreements have been awarded to the following new Kinderdance® franchisees!

Francine Mira of New Haven CT
Divinia Davidson of Prince William County VA
Olga Snodgrass of Washington County MD and Franklin County PA
Sydney and Nancy Henderson of Prince George County MD
Riddhi Gathani and Chandni Shah of Ontario Canada

These signed agreements are part of an aggressive national expansion for 2014...



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