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Kinderdance Expands In Florida »

May 22, 2015 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education To Young Children Worldwide
May 22, 2015 // 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 continues to expand in Florida with awarding two Bronze level franchises.
On the west coast of Florida, our new franchisee Shelly Schmidt will be bringing the Kinderdance® programs to the children of Pasco County. Shelly has owned and operated her own business, acted as the finance director for a media company, and as the administrator for a preschool...

Creative Learning Corporation Reports Financial Results For The Second Quarter Of Fiscal 2015 »

May 21, 2015 at 11:25AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

Royalty Fees Increased 68.1% to $0.7 Million
Shareholder’s Equity Increased by $0.4 Million to $3.7 Million
Profitable for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - May 21, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - 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 financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ending March 31, 2015.
Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning, commented, “We are pleased to see our high margin, recurring royalties continue to grow rapidly, increasing 68.1% to $0.7 Million versus $0.4 Million for the second quarters of fiscal 2015 and 2014, respectively...

British Swim School Seeks Swim Instructors And Customer Care Specialists »

May 21, 2015 at 4:35AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

Teach Swimming Lessons Today; Own a Successful Business in the Future. British Swim School (BSS) is actively seeking new employees for swim schools across eight states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Visit http://britishswimschool.com/careers/ to learn more and apply.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 - British Swim School (BSS) is actively seeking new employees for swim schools across eight states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Visit http://britishswimschool.com/careers/ to learn more and apply.
“The time is now to fill positions for this summer’s high volume, but our employee relationships don’t all end on Labor Day,” said Rita Goldberg, founder and CEO of British Swim School...

America's Music School Takes The Stage For Battle Of The Bands XV »

May 20, 2015 at 7:36AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock

Bach to Rock announces Semi-Annual Student Music Showcase 
BETHESDA, Md. - May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Back by popular demand, Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today that Battle of the Bands XV will electrify audiences in the D.C. metro area next month with performances by over 350 local students. An annual tradition for elementary, middle and high school kids enrolled in Bach to Rock's Jam Band program, Battle of the Bands will take place on June 7, 14, and 16 at The Fillmore Silver Spring and on June 13 at AMP by Strathmore in North Bethesda.
"It is with pride and excitement that we share this annual tradition with the community, which gives our band students the opportunity to express their creativity and incredible talent," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock...

Bach To Rock Signs Six-School Franchise Agreement To Expand Across The Mid-Atlantic »

May 19, 2015 at 8:19AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock

America's Music School to Bring Quality Music Education to Virginia and North Carolina
May 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // BETHESDA, Md. - Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today it signed a multi-unit franchise agreement with new franchise group, Game 7 Ventures, LLC, to develop six schools in Virginia and North Carolina. The group is targeting locations in Richmond, Fairfax and Charlottesville, Va., as well as Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C. Their first school is planned to open in early 2016.
"We've had tremendous success in Virginia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and California and look forward to continuing our expansion across the Mid-Atlantic, into states such as North Carolina, which Forbes recently ranked as the third best state for businesses," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock...

May Is National Water Safety Month »

May 15, 2015 at 10:32AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 15, 2015 - May is National Water Safety Month and today is International Water Safety Day. British Swim School (BSS; http://www.britishswimschool.com) is committed to using this platform to help families avoid water tragedies. According to the CDC, approximately ten people die from unintentional drowning every single day in the United States. Of these drownings, two are aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the U.S.
“Kids' swimming lessons are a fun rite of passage, but they are also classes of survival techniques,” said Rita Goldberg, founder and CEO of British Swim School. “It is our mission to ensure that babies, kids and adults anywhere within our reach can come learn basic water skills...

Rebounderz Promotes Coates To COO »

May 14, 2015 at 3:42AM PDT | Source: Rebounderz Franchise and Development

Joshua Coates Worked His Way To The C-Suite with Smart Ideas and Hard Work
May 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // SANFORD, Fla. – Joshua Coates is now the chief operating officer of Rebounderz Franchise and Development, the franchisors of Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena.
Coates began his Rebounderz career approximately eight years ago as an arena referee for Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena. He quickly earned a series of promotions and most recently served as Rebounderz Franchise and Development’s general manager.
“Josh’s addition to the corporate leadership team is a testament to his exceptional hard work and dedication to the growth and expansion of Rebounderz,” said CEO Mark Gurley. “Josh is a dedicated member of our leadership team with passion and innovative ideas that have directly contributed to our rapid growth...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Carmel Valley, CA »

May 12, 2015 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces its newest location in Carmel Valley, California. The renowned gym chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings will bring its 'No Judgments' philosophy to the already active and health conscious community in San Diego.
Set to open for workouts in late summer 2015, Crunch Carmel Valley will be located at 6025 Village Way, San Diego, CA 92130 in the brand new Pacific Highlands Ranch Center. The 32,000 square foot, two-story location will be set on the east end of the shopping center, joining retailers such as Trader Joe's, Rite Aid, Panera Bread and Starbucks.
The gym will boast the latest state-of-the-art cardio, functional, and strength training equipment and will house a 3,000 square foot group fitness studio where members can participate in group fitness classes available exclusively at Crunch gyms, including BodyWeb with TRX®, Zumba®, Cardio Tai Box, Yoga Body Sculpt, BOSU® Bootcamp, Fat Burning Pilates and more...

Jump Up And Celebrate: Launch Trampoline Park Opens In Nashua, NH »

May 06, 2015 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park Opportunities Available

Launch Trampoline Park is an indoor sports and family entertainment facility serving the greater Nashua area.
Nashua, NH (PRWEB) May 06, 2015 - Launch Corporation, LLC. is pleased to announce that Launch Trampoline Park (Launch) has opened its new Nashua location at 17 Tanguay Avenue. Owned and operated by Rick Arnold and Phil Morisseau, this will be the duo’s second Launch location in New England.
“We are extremely excited for Rick and Phil and their new team,” said Rob Arnold, founder, co-owner and CEO of Launch. “They have established great roots in their Norwood location and we look forward to seeing them continue to establish that positive growth in the greater Nashua area.”
Along with Rob Arnold, Launch was started by Ty Law, retired NFL cornerback and three-time Super Bowl Champion with the New England Patriots...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location In Bonita Springs, Florida »

May 05, 2015 at 8:53AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Fitness announces its newest franchise location in Bonita Springs, Florida. The renowned gym chain, best known for making serious workouts fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings, continues to spread its 'No Judgments' philosophy through Bonita Beach with the opening of Crunch Bonita Springs.
Set to open for workouts in July 2015, the health club will be located in the newly renovated Publix Plaza at 3306 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134. The space will boast 23,000 square feet packed with top-notch amenities including state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, full-service locker rooms, tanning and HydroMassage®. Members will enjoy a spacious 3,000 square foot fitness studio where they can participate in Crunch's signature group fitness classes including, BodyWeb with TRX®, Yoga Body Sculpt, BOSU® Bootcamp and more...

WJ Partners Secures Strategic Growth Investment For Pure Barre »

May 05, 2015 at 3:34AM PDT | Source: Pure Barre

May 05, 2015 // Franchising.com // SPARTANBURG, SC – WJ Partners, a private investment firm that focuses on investing in lower middle-market companies, announced that Pure Barre, the largest and most recognized barre- based fitness franchise, has received a significant growth investment from Catterton Partners. WJ Partners acquired Pure Barre in 2012 and will remain an investor. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Pure Barre, which combines ballet, pilates and resistance training in a low-impact, total-body workout, is the established leader in barre-based fitness. The Company has more than 300 studios across 42 states and the District of Columbia, which is more than three times the number of locations of any other barre concept...

British Swim School Takes Progressive Approach With ‘Survival Of The Littlest’ Program »

April 30, 2015 at 5:29AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

Making Waves: Intl. Swim School Franchise Seeks Radical Change to U.S. Swim Lessons
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - April 30, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - It’s high time parents change the way they think about infant and toddler swim lessons, and a rapidly growing international swim school franchise is utilizing National Water Safety Month in May to spread that message.
“To counteract the lack of water safety knowledge, we developed a method where infants as young as three-months-old begin to learn how to flip on their backs in order to survive a water accident. We are teaching survival skills to the littlest.”
As the leading cause of death among children ages 1-4, drowning claims an average of 3,500 lives every year...

Kinderdance® New Haven Expands To An Area Developer »

April 29, 2015 at 12:04PM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization brings movement education to young children Worldwide
April 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children announces Connecticut expansion. Francine Mira business owner of Kinderdance New Haven upgrades to a Kinderdance Area Developer. As a Kinderdance Area Developer, Kinderdance New Haven is serving children in the counties of New Haven, Fairfield, and Middlesex in the state of Connecticut.
Ms. Mira purchased her franchise in June 2014 and has been growing steadily adding center locations and increasing student enrollment. Kinderdance of New Haven is now teaching to over 100 students in over 12 locations...

Amazing Athletes Opens Its 100th Franchise Location! »

April 29, 2015 at 9:54AM PDT | Source: Amazing Athletes

National preschool enrichment program, Amazing Athletes, celebrates the opening of its centesimal franchise location in Seattle, WA on April 6. 2015
April 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // FRANKLIN, TN – Franklin, Tennessee-based Amazing Athletes, a national, award-winning preschool sports enrichment franchise, is excited to announce the opening of its 100th franchise location on April 6, 2015 in Seattle Washington.
“The exponential growth we’ve experienced and the overwhelming response to our program over the years has been unbelievable, and we’re thrilled to welcome Grace and Pam Washam into our Amazing family,” said Amazing Athletes co-owner and vice president, Dr. Janee Henderson. “This Seattle franchise marks a huge milestone for our company, and we’re excited to see where this growth will continue to take us in 2015 and beyond...

Creative Learning Corporation Awards Master Franchise In Australia »

April 29, 2015 at 5:40AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - April 29, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCQX: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 that BFK FRANCHISE COMPANY, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Learning Corporation) has recently awarded a master franchise for the remaining available territory in Australia to Bricoleur Ventures Pty Ltd. The Agreement calls for the development of 20 Bricks 4 Kidz franchises in Australia. The Company has already awarded master franchises in New South Wales and Victoria, so now there will be a total of 107 franchises under development in the entire country, of which 17 have been awarded so far...

Gymboree Reports Increased Sales And Adjusted EBITDA In The Fourth Quarter Of Fiscal 2014 »

April 24, 2015 at 5:06AM PDT | Source: Gymboree
Gymboree Opportunities Available

Fourth Quarter Comparable Sales Increased 5%
SAN FRANCISCO - April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Gymboree Corporation (the "Company") today reported consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 31, 2015.
Fourth Quarter Highlights include:

Net sales of $375.6 million, increased 7% from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013,
Comparable sales (including online sales) increase of 5% with increases in all brands,
Adjusted gross profit margin of 37.2%, an increase of approximately 110 basis points versus last year, and
Adjusted EBITDA of $32.3 million increased 29.1% from the fourth quarter last year.

"We're very pleased with the progress we made in the fourth quarter across our businesses, particularly in Janie and Jack and Crazy 8," said Mark Breitbard, Chief Executive Officer...

Pure Barre Celebrates 300th Studio Opening »

April 23, 2015 at 10:35AM PDT | Source: Pure Barre

North America's Leading Barre Concept Positioned for Further Expansion
April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Pure Barre, the largest and most established barre concept in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of its 300th location. The franchise has experienced consistent and unprecedented expansion throughout its history, showing a growth of more than 50 percent from 2013 to 2014 alone. Now with locations in 42 states, along with the District of Columbia, Pure Barre is forecasting steady growth and has plans to expand to Canada by year-end.
With three times the presence of any other barre concept, Pure Barre is the clear market leader in the barre sector and a dominant force in the growing boutique fitness industry...

CKO Kickboxing Offers First-Ever Kickboxing Themed Cruise To Bermuda »

April 20, 2015 at 6:53AM PDT | Source: CKO Kickboxing

"CKO at Sea" Offers Five Days of Fun and Fitness for Members, Guests and Franchise Owners
HOBOKEN, N.J. - April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - CKO Kickboxing has established many "firsts" in the fitness industry, and now it can add hosting the first kickboxing cruise aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship to its highlight reel.
"CKO at Sea" will feature a five-night Bermuda cruise round trip from Bayonne, N.J. on Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas with a two-day overnight port of call in King's Wharf, Bermuda. Members and their guests will enjoy a 24-hour open gangway, which means they won't have to rush back to the ship.
"We wanted to offer our members and our franchisees a chance to have a fascinating adventure on a great cruise line to a fantastic destination," said Joseph Andreula, founder and president of CKO Kickboxing, one of the fastest growing health fitness franchises in America...

Creative Learning Corporation Awards Master Franchise In Poland »

April 20, 2015 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - April 20, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCQX: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 that BFK Franchise Company, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Learning Corporation) has recently awarded a master franchise in Poland to Expansja Advertising S.p.z.o.o. LLC. The Agreement calls for the development of 30 Bricks 4 Kidz franchises in Poland.
“Expansia Advertising was our first franchisee in Poland, so we’re delighted that they are doing so well that they wanted to purchase the Master Franchise for Poland,” stated Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning Corporation...

School Of Rock Strums Its Way To Saltillo, Mexico »

April 17, 2015 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: School of Rock

Celebrate School of Rock’s Newest International Location
SALTILLO, Mexico - April 17, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, announced today the opening of its newest international location in Mexico, located at Nazario Ortiz Garza 3440 in Saltillo. The opening of School of Rock in Saltillo will offer children an opportunity to pursue music education in an entirely new way.
The School of Rock music program differentiates itself by encouraging students to learn how to play with their fellow students. Taking the focus off the individual and creating a team dynamic allows students to enjoy a supportive and motivating environment in which to learn. For over 15 years, this method of teaching has led to the concept’s growth in over 150 schools in nine countries...



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