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Kinderdance® Keeps Growing In Texas »

April 22, 2014 at 9:50AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education to Young Children Worldwide
April 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, announced today it has signed a franchise agreement with Melia Millanti. Melia successfully completed her training and is now certified to teach Kinderdance programs to young children in the Austin, Texas area.
"I was ready to make the move from corporate America to entrepreneurism and begin running my own business", said Melia Millanti. "After doing my research on different children’s franchises, my desire to be part of a strong organization led me to Kinderdance. The solid-on going corporate support, comprehensive training program, market demand and the high quality of Kinderdance programs really stood out for me...

TITLE Boxing Club® Breaks Top 10 On Entrepreneur's New Franchise List »

April 22, 2014 at 4:23AM PDT | Source: TITLE Boxing Club

Fitness/Boxing Concept Explodes in 2014; Ranks Among Franchise Elite in Three Distinct Categories
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - April 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - So far, 2014 has proven to be a stellar year for TITLE Boxing Club, as the largest boxing franchise in the nation, recently announced its prestigious rankings with Entrepreneur Magazine. Further solidifying their spot at the top of their category, the company ranked No. 9 on the Top New Franchise list and No. 36 for the Fastest Growing franchises. The boxing franchise also claimed the No. 235 on the revered 2014 Franchise 500.
TITLE Boxing Club started franchising in 2009 and since then the concept has exploded across the country. With a strong franchise model that makes owning and operating a club easy and profitable coupled with the results-guaranteed workout that helps members reach and exceed their health and fitness goals, the company shows no signs of slowing down...

New Jersey-Based Rainbow Academy™ Now Open In West Caldwell »

April 18, 2014 at 10:01AM PDT | Source: Rainbow Academy

Child Care Franchise Has Opened the Doors on its First Essex County Center – Which is Currently Enrolling Students Ages 6 Weeks to 10 Years; Plans Underway for Grand Opening Celebration on April 26
April 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // West Caldwell, NJ – What began in 1997 as one Rainbow Academy child care center has grown into a franchise of sixteen locations all across New Jersey – the latest of which is located in Essex County’s West Caldwell. Situated at 1104 Bloomfield Avenue, this newest Rainbow Academy is now open for business and enrolling students ages 6 weeks to 10 years. Rainbow Academy of West Caldwell is owned by a local pair of dedicated parents and finance professionals – Mike Drake and Suzanne Orsulak-Drake, and managed by Verona native and educational industry veteran – Gina Mariani-Chimento...

British Swim School Founder Awarded 2014 "Women's Success She-Rocks" Award »

April 18, 2014 at 7:35AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

Women's Prosperity Network Recognizes Top Women in Business
April 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – Recently, the Women's Prosperity Network awarded British Swim School Founder, Rita Goldberg, a 2014 "Women's Success She-Rocks Award," which honors women who exemplify a strong combination of resilience and heart and who have demonstrated these qualities in their professional lives as well as through their community involvement. British Swim School is a full service, year-round and indoor swim school franchise offering water safety survival and swimming lessons for babies from three months through adult.
British Swim School was founded in 1981, headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale and is still run by Founder Rita Goldberg, a former national swimmer in Britain...

Crunch Franchise Announces New Location In Poughkeepsie, New York »

April 17, 2014 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through unique programming and cutting-edge training, announces the first location in the Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany in Poughkeepsie, NY. The new location, located at 2 Neptune Road, Poughkeepsie, New York, is set to open in June bringing its 'No Judgments' philosophy to Dutchess County.
The new club is located in a completely renovated 56,000 sq. ft. building formerly occupied by IBM. The gym will occupy the road front half of the building totaling over 22,000 sq. ft. Once completed, the entire front of the building will be outfitted with large windows overlooking route 9, just south of the Spackenkill Road exit...

I9 Sports Announces Plans To Open Eight New Locations This Fall »

April 16, 2014 at 11:47AM PDT | Source: i9 Sports

Nation's Fastest Growing Youth Sports Franchise Seeks Personnel to Extend Growth
TAMPA, Fla. - April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ - i9 Sports, the nation's fastest growing youth sports league franchise announced plans today to open eight new company-owned locations in six metro areas as part of its expansion initiative. i9 Sports offers leagues, camps, and clinics for boys and girls ages 3-14 in today's most popular team sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball and baseball. The new locations will be in Naperville, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; St. Louis, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Nashville, Tennessee; and Dallas, Texas.
i9 Sports believes there isn't a better tool to teach a child the skills necessary to succeed in life than sports...

Bricks 4 Kidz Garners High Ranking On Top New Franchise List By Entrepreneur Magazine »

April 16, 2014 at 9:00AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

Creative Learning Corporation's, Bricks 4 Kidz receives the #2 Top New Franchise ranking by Entrepreneur Magazine for March 2014. This accomplishment adds weight to the astounding growth that this concept continues to experience, globally.
St. Augustine, Florida (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB:CLCN) owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, makes the prestigious list of Entrepreneur Magazine's Top New Franchises, ranking #2 in the March issue. A second accolade in as many months for the highly popular children's education program; setting the gold standard for enrichment franchises globally. "We are thrilled with this Top New Franchise award. Making the list is prodigious enough, but ranking as highly as we did is clearly a reflection of our incredible growth and dedication within the children's enrichment franchise industry," said Dan O'Donnell, Creative Learning Corporation COO...

PRO Martial Arts Continues Growth In The Chicago, IL Market »

April 15, 2014 at 10:47AM PDT | Source: PRO Martial Arts

April 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // PRO Martial Arts, the nation’s fastest growing Martial Arts concept, announces today that it has signed a development agreement with Tim and Leslie Edstrom to develop a single studio in the Chicago, IL market.
Tim comes to PRO Martial Arts with a background in Accounting, Employee Benefits and Sales, Amanda comes to us with a Masters Degree in Public Administration. As parents, Tim and Amanda were looking for a business that would impact their community in a positive way as well as one that would provided them with a flexible schedule and the ability to balance work and home life. They were excited about the opportunity to make a positive impact with youth and families of their community through the PMA Character development program...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces Bricks 4 Kidz® Master Franchise Awarded In Sydney, Australia »

April 10, 2014 at 6:32AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

St. Augustine, Florida (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 - 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 its first Bricks 4 Kidz® Master Franchise in New South Wales, Australia. This recent addition to the Bricks 4 Kidz® family brings the total number of franchises to 522. Steve and Stacey Bealing, the proud parents of twin 6-year-old girls are the recipients of this Master Franchise. They are thrilled with the opportunity to bring such a highly esteemed children’s franchise to Sydney, with plans to award 50 sub-franchises in their territory. "Bricks 4 Kidz will open so many exciting doors for the children of New South Wales," said Steve Bealing...

Fast-growing Premier Craft Beer Destination 'The Brass Tap' Arrives In Oldsmar, Florida »

April 09, 2014 at 6:06AM PDT | Source: The Brass Tap

Oldsmar, FL (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 - The demand for local craft beers has exploded in recent years and Oldsmar has just jumped aboard!
Tampa, Florida-based The Brass Tap has opened its doors this week with dozens of beers, premium wines, and tasty food to serve. "We are proud to introduce The Brass Tap to Oldsmar," said owner Vik Patel. "Oldsmar is a great community and we're excited to bring an upscale craft beer experience to our community."
The 2,800-square-feet square foot upscale beer bar offers over 70 taps of beer and 250 import, domestic, and local beers in bottles and cans. At all times, more than a dozen of our taps are dedicated to serving Florida craft beers. The beer list will rotate, and the latest brews in house will be highlighted on the bar's Facebook page...

Trampoline Park Continues Growth In California With New Franchise Agreement »

April 07, 2014 at 12:11PM PDT | Source: ROCKIN' JUMP – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

Rockin' Jump Expands California Footprint with Three New Locations in Los Angeles Area
April 07, 2014 // Franchising.com // Los Angeles – San Francisco Bay Area-based trampoline park franchisor Rockin' Jump continues to catch the attention of both consumers and investors in California. The company recently announced its expansion into the greater Los Angeles area with a three-unit franchise agreement, and now is announcing the signing of the first lease in San Dimas, which will open in the third quarter of 2014.
Opening the doors to Los Angeles' premier trampoline parks is Chris Johnson, an LA local making the jump from a career in the pharmaceutical industry to Rockin' Jump multi-unit franchisee.
"As a father of two children who frequented Rockin' Jump with their friends, I knew the concept had the consumers' attention," said Chris Johnson...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Expansion In Puerto Rico »

April 04, 2014 at 7:34AM PDT | Source: Crunch

CAROLINA, Puerto Rico - April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Fitness announces the arrival of their first franchise location in Puerto Rico. The famous chain of fitness clubs will open the doors of its first location on the island this summer, located just outside Plaza Escorial, Carolina. Crunch Fitness representatives recognize the need to provide an exercise space where people can work on getting a better quality of life in a fun, non-judgmental and friendly environment. The franchise aims to provide personalized support and motivation to their customers through physical and emotional improvement.
With over 20,000 square feet distributed in over three floors, the new Crunch Fitness location has over 100 parking spaces for members and employees of the club...

Win A Day With Cobian Ambassador Bethany Hamilton Contest Kicks Off At Flip Flop Shops® »

April 04, 2014 at 6:10AM PDT | Source: Flip Flop Shops

Soul Surfer Debuts New Cobian Sandal Collection with Weekend Meet-and-Greet
LOS ANGELES - April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The inspirational and resilient "Soul Surfer" Bethany Hamilton has yet another accomplishment to add to her growing roster – sandal designer! The recent champion of the 2014 Surf-N-Sea Pipeline Women's Pro spent this past Saturday at Flip Flop Shops® Universal Studios CityWalk officially launching her limited edition Bethany by Cobian® Signature Sandal line. Alongside the Flip Flop Shops and Cobian teams, Bethany conducted fan meet-and-greets, signed autographs and took photos with several hundred eager fans.
Bethany also officially launched the "Win a Day with Bethany Hamilton" contest. To enter, visit the nearest Flip Flop Shops location, snap your picture with the life-size Bethany cut out, and post the pic to Instagram...

Athletic Republic Teams With The Kamp Brothers »

April 02, 2014 at 5:29AM PDT | Source: Athletic Republic

March 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // PARK CITY, UTAH – Athletic Republic, the industry leader in performance sports training, is proud to announce an ownership change at Athletic Republic - Orland Park. Brothers Matt and Joel Kamp, former stand-out athletes at Chicago Christian High School and Trinity Christian College, have purchased the training center located at 11545 W. 183rd Place in Orland Park.
"I trained with Athletic Republic in High School to improve my first-step quickness, court speed and change of direction for basketball and have been a believer in the training system ever since," said Joel Kamp.
"From my first experience with the Athletic Republic program four years ago, I knew what I wanted to do the rest of my life," said older brother Matt, the Trinity Trolls former catcher and team captain...

Athletic Republic Returning To The Woodlands »

April 01, 2014 at 10:58AM PDT | Source: Athletic Republic

MARCH 26, 2014 (PARK CITY, UTAH) – Athletic Republic, the industry leader in performance sports training, is opening a new training center in The Woodlands at 8101 Kuykendahl Road.
"Athletic Republic has trained thousands of local athletes with its Acceleration Training program over the past 10 years, at the training center owned by Memorial Hermann and located at the YMCA," stated Athletic Republic CEO, Charlie Graves. "Memorial Hermann's contract concluded at the end of 2013, so we feel fortunate to have local resident, Bill Arend, former training center director, Susan Romero, performance trainer, Josh Scott, and the addition of Dr. Derrick Raymer to step forward to continue supporting local athletes by opening a new Athletic Republic sports training facility in early May...

Creative Learning Corporation Awards First Irish Franchise »

April 01, 2014 at 7:32AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

St. Augustine, Florida (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 - 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 its first Bricks 4 Kidz® franchise in Belfast, Ireland. This new addition to the Bricks 4 Kidz family brings the total number of franchises to 522. Barbara and Robert Symington, the recipients of this franchise are excited to bring the STEM based, forward thinking concept to the children of Belfast. "We will be filling the gap in our market where LEGO® Bricks have not been previously represented," said Symington.
Creative Learning Corporation CEO, Brian Pappas noted, "Adding Belfast to our growing global presence, firmly positions Bricks 4 Kidz® as one of the fastest growing children's enrichment program's in the UK...

Expert Fitness And Personal Training Franchise GYMGUYZ Signs First System Franchisee »

March 31, 2014 at 11:53AM PDT | Source: GYMGUYZ

Mobile Fitness Brand Heats Up Westchester County By Bringing Personal Training To Customers' Door
Plainview, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 - GYMGUYZ, the mobile fitness and personal training brand, recently announced their decision to expand on a national scale through franchising in order to meet the growing demand for convenient, quality personal training. The 5-year-old brand has just pronounced another milestone toward national growth — the signing of 13 territories to their first franchisee, Sam Langer, to introduce GYMGUYZ to the Westchester County, N.Y. territory. According to Josh York, founder and CEO of GYMGUYZ, 24-year-old Langer is a perfect match for the aggressively expanding franchise.
"We're ecstatic to have a smart, entrepreneurial and enthusiastic person like Sam to match the ambitious vision of GYMGUYZ," said York...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces 522nd Franchise Awarded »

March 27, 2014 at 11:17AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

Second Quarter Revenues Reaching Just Under $2 Million.
St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 - 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 522nd franchise, located in Hamden, CT. Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning Corporation stated, "March has been a strong month for us with 10 Bricks 4 Kidz® franchises awarded including one master franchise, and April is shaping up to be another great month, so we’ll wrap up our second quarter with revenue just under $2 million."
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+...

Kinderdance® Expands To Michigan »

March 25, 2014 at 9:18AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education to Young Children Worldwide
March 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance International Inc. has been steadily expanding since its founding in 1979. Since then they have taught hundreds of thousands of children - and Awards first franchise in the State of Michigan to Tamra Odrobina of Rochester Michigan. The signed agreement, targeting Metro Detroit, is part of an aggressive national expansion plan for 2014.
Ms. Odrobina has successfully completed her Kinderdance training. "With her impressive professional background we couldn't ask for a better franchisee in the Metro Detroit area. We are excited about Tamra joining our franchise family and look forward to helping her grow her business" says Kinderdance Vice President, Karen Maltese...

PRO Martial Arts Signs Multi-Unit Deal In Chicago, IL »

March 20, 2014 at 7:35AM PDT | Source: PRO Martial Arts

March 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // PRO Martial Arts, the nation's fastest growing Martial Arts concept, announces today that it has signed a development agreement with Paul and Amanda Southwell to develop three studios in the Chicago, IL market.
Paul comes to PRO Martial Arts as the Assistant Principal in an Elementary School and Amanda as a Case Manager working with teens. The Southwell's were looking to be involved in a child-focused business and once they learned what PRO Martial Arts was all about and the positive impact we have in a community they knew they found a good match.
The PRO Martial Arts team is excited to have Paul and Amanda as part of our growing family of Character Education and Leadership training centers...



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