LA Boxing® Knocks Out First Franchise Agreement in Seattle

Local Franchising Group to Open Washington’s First LA Boxing Gyms; Company Plans Call for a Total of Six Locations to Open Throughout the Market in the Next 18 Months

April 25, 2012 // Franchising.com // SEATTLE – LA Boxing®, the world’s largest boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) fitness franchise, announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with local franchising group Huntro, LLC to open three LA Boxing gyms in Seattle. The announcement stems from a larger company expansion plan, which calls for a total of six locations to open throughout the market within the next 18 months.

With a family history in franchising that spans more than 50 years, Huntro, LLC’s Managing Director Terry Wynia was looking for the right franchise opportunity that he could embark on himself.

“I had been looking into a variety of franchise concepts for years and wasn’t finding anything that was the right match,” Wynia said. “My brother is a member of the San Diego LA Boxing gym and recommended that I check it out. After seeing the location and talking with company executives, I knew LA Boxing was the right franchise fit for not only my own lifestyle and professional goals but also for Seattle consumers—there are no other gyms like it in the market. I’m excited to bring LA Boxing to Seattle.”

LA Boxing focuses on fun, efficient and effective group boxing workouts and intense one-on-one personal training in a clean, welcoming and friendly environment, taught by instructors with actual fighting experience. Unlike individual workouts at most gyms, LA Boxing’s group classes are filled with a mix of all fitness levels and, although intense in nature, members are encouraged to workout at their own pace. While gaining intangible growth in self-confidence and determination, members have the ability to burn up to 1,000 calories in hour-long classes.

The bright colors, clean environment, and well-organized layout break down the conventional image of a boxing gym. Each LA Boxing is outfitted with a designated area for rows of heavy punching bags, speed bags, a boxing ring, an MMA area, and cardio and strength equipment. LA Boxing has thoroughly researched and tested all components of its concept—location and layout, equipment mix, marketing plans, staff responsibilities, and class schedules, among others.

“We’re looking to grow throughout Seattle with franchisees like Terry and his team who are business savvy and fitness-minded,” said Philip Jacobs, LA Boxing Director of Franchise Development, adding that there is a high demand throughout the market for alternatives to large, impersonal fitness centers. “We have found that local consumers are increasingly interested in fitness concepts like LA Boxing that offer an unconventional way to stay in shape and break from their typical routine.”

With nearly 75 locations open nationwide and another 50 in the development pipeline, expansion throughout Seattle is part of the company’s strategic franchise expansion plan which calls for more than 220 locations to open nationwide by 2015. The gyms will be concentrated in most major U.S. cities including Brooklyn, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Seattle, among others.

For more information on LA Boxing or franchise opportunities, visit http://laboxing.com/franchising/ or contact Philip Jacobs at: (714) 668-0911 or philip@laboxing.com.

About LA Boxing

LA Boxing® is the world’s largest boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts fitness franchise with nearly 75 locations open nationwide and another 50 in various stages of development. The LA Boxing Workout™—aimed at suburban men, women, and children—which burns 800-1,000 calories per hour, is taught by professionally-trained boxers, kickboxers and mixed martial arts fighters. For more information about LA Boxing, visit http://laboxing.com/.

 

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