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Little Gym to join in National Children's Book Week

The Little Gym franchise has announced that it has linked up with local libraries to host free Read Rumble sessions during National Children's Book Week (6-12 October, 2009). Specially tailored for children under three, the sessions are, the company says, a great way to encourage a love of books and physical activity from an early age. Accordin... » Read more


Fitness Together franchise names Amy Powers Executive VP and General Counsel

Last month, Fitness Together Holdings, Inc., announced that it has named Amy Powers as executive vice president and general counsel, overseeing legal duties for the parent company and its relationship with a growing franchise network of studios operating under the Fitness Together and elements therapeutic massage brands. “Amy brings a wealth o... » Read more


Gold’s Gym holds its 28th International Convention

The Gold’s Gym franchise recently held its international convention which was given the theme of "Right Here, Right Now". According to the information provided, more than 1,000 Gold's Gym owners, corporate executives, staff, and vendors from 20 countries, 42 states and 600-plus gyms came to Las Vegas to celebrate the Gold's Gym brand. The eve... » Read more


Anytime Fitness recognized as fastest-growing fitness franchise

Anytime Fitness has been named the fastest-growing fitness chain by Club Business International in its July issue. According to the information provided, Anytime Fitness added 369 units in 2008, more than any other club company in the industry. And this growth has continued in 2009, too: after opening its 1,000th location in January, Anytime Fit... » Read more


Gold’s Gym establishes an International Franchise Council

According to a report published on the website,, Gold’s Gym, a leading health and fitness franchise, announced recently that it has established an International Franchise Council to provide a forum for its international franchise community and promote an ongoing discussion for the benefit of the entire Gold’s Gym... » Read more


Curves International named 2009 Franchisor of the Year

According to a report published by the Internet website,, the American Association of Franchisee and Dealers (AAFD) has named Curves International, Inc., as AAFD’s Franchisor of the Year for 2009. Robert Purvin, AAFD Chairman, said that one of the main reasons for awarding Curves with this title was the network’s exemplary... » Read more


Diversified Health & Fitness, Inc acquires Butterfly Life

Last month, Diversified Health Fitness, Inc., announced that it had acquired the assets of Butterfly Fitness, Inc., a franchising company engaged in marketing and servicing women-only health club franchises. The asset purchase included the acquisition of Butterfly’s franchise agreements, FDD registrations, area developer agreements, manuals, tr... » Read more


Anytime Fitness opens its 1,000th Club

Anytime Fitness, a chain of co-ed fitness clubs, recently announced the opening of its 1,000th club last month. Whilst other businesses are struggling in the current economic climate, Anytime Fitness continues to grow at an impressive rate. Anytime Fitness CEO, Jeff Klinger, commented: “In two or three years we’ll have at least 2,500 clubs op... » Read more


Fitness Together launches national marketing campaign

The Fitness Together Franchise Corporation has announced the launch of a national brand marketing campaign, giving the franchise network a new image and bold tools to communicate with high-end consumers who want to meet and exceed their fitness goals and live a healthier life. “Fitness Together defines a real specialty, giving every client a ... » Read more


Fitness Together honors further top franchisees

Following the announcement of the winner of its Franchisee of the Year award (presented to Amy Frank-Lewallen from Issaquah, Wash.), Fitness Together has named the recipients of its Annual Achievement Award and Best Turnaround Franchise Award. Fitness Together’s Annual Achievement Award went to Pete Piranio who owns three Wisconsin Fitness To... » Read more


Snap Fitness named No. 1 fitness franchise

Snap Fitness, one of the world's fastest-growing franchisors of 24/7 express fitness centers, has announced that it has been ranked in numerous listings on the 2009 compilation of Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500®, including the No. 1 ranking in the fitness category. Snap Fitness began franchising in 2004 and since then has developed int... » Read more


Fitness Together announces its Franchisee of the Year

The Fitness Together franchise has announced that Amy Frank-Lewallen, franchise owner of Fitness Together of Issaquah, Wash., has been named the Franchisee of the Year for the national chain. “Amy has demonstrated her keen business sense and superior knowledge of the fitness industry, turning in a fantastic year for her business and for the g... » Read more


US franchise fitness chains looking to launch in Europe

The American fitness franchises, Anytime Fitness and Snap Fitness, are planning to launch their 24-hour franchise concept overseas. According to a report published on the Star Tribune web site, both companies believe that they can mirror the rapid growth they have enjoyed on the US market in Europe, too. “We just think that most international ... » Read more


Mrs.Sporty franchise chain: seven new clubs in January

The franchise company, Mrs.Sporty, has announced the opening of its 111th fitness club. According to information given, franchise agreements have already been signed with over 230 franchisees and the company is expecting seven new clubs to open their doors to the public this month. However, it is not stopping here: Mrs. Sporty is looking to furt... » Read more


US golf shop chain to be launched in a number of European countries via franchising

The golf article chain, Nevada Bob's, is currently looking to grant both master and individual franchise licences in Germany, France, Spain and Scandinavia. The franchise company, which originated in the USA, has been active in Europe since the beginning of the 90s and currently runs 27 shops in Great Britain and Ireland as well as 13 further st... » Read more

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