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Wichita-based Genesis Health Clubs vaulted to the top spot of fitness providers in the Midwest today, announcing the purchase of an additional nineteen clubs throughout the region for a new total of 44 clubs in operation.


Merritt Athletic Clubs is proud to announce Supplement Rx as their new supplement vendor.

Merritt Athletic Clubs strives to be an industry leader dedicated to serving clients and providing them with the motivation to stay fit, have fun and further their health and fitness education. With over 27,000 members, more than 800 employees, swimming pools, squash, racquetball, more than 300 group exercise classes each week, 9 convenient locations, and over 37 years in the health and fitness industry, Merritt Athletic Clubs is the most complete fitness organization in Maryland.

Genesis Health Clubs is proud to announce Supplement Rx as their new supplement vendor.

Genesis offers the most well rounded fitness experience in the midwest. Each location provides cardio and weight training equipment, group fitness classes, personal trainers, yoga pilates and much more. Membership opportunities include single, couple, family and corporate. You'll find that our facilities, services and professional staff offer you everything you need to achieve your health and fitness goals.

 

Club Fitness is proud to announce Supplement Rx as their new supplement vendor.

Club Fitness is passionately committed to creating and maintaining an environment that welcomes EVERYONE to improve their fitness and health. Club Fitness wants to bring down the “barriers” to fitness by creating affordable, friendly, state of the art facilities that welcome people of all fitness levels. Our staff is here to help each person’s fitness journey be successful, enjoyable and fun. Club Fitness is committed to the community and involves itself in local charitable, educational and fund-raising projects.

Genesis Health Clubs has purchased all three Maximus Fitness & Wellness clubs located at 2020 NW Topeka Blvd #200, 2061 SE 29th St., and 2909 SW 37th St in Topeka, Kansas. Genesis now brings it’s club count to 18 locations and includes facilities in Wichita (5), Hutchinson, Salina, Emporia, Lawrence (2), Leavenworth and McPherson, Kansas, one club in St. Joseph, MO and most recently two locations in Springfield, MO. With 29 years of experience and great expertise in the health and fitness industry, they are looking forward to bringing their passion for health and fitness and excellence in customer services to Topeka.

Gold’s Gym is pumping up its local presence in a big way with plans to buy The Rush Fitness Complex chain, which has eight sites in the Triad.

The companies declined to say Monday how much Gold’s is paying for Rush, which has 23 gyms in the Carolinas, Georgia and Tennessee. The deal is expected to be completed in August, with the Rush gyms converting to the Gold’s brand by year’s end.

Equinox, the high-end international health club chain that includes five clubs in the Chicago area, is pushing to offer members a more personalized experience.

Equinox has just introduce a new iOS mobile app and redesigned website that allow club members to keep track of their fitness activities and connect through various social platforms with other Equinox members and friends.

Youfit Health Club hosted an interactive open house this past Monday July 14th, 2014 at each of their 67 locations, inviting local communities to stop in – for free – and try out the equipment, receive a health assessment and learn more about their personal training program, YouCoach.

This family-friendly event took place at participating Youfit locations nationwide from 9 a.m. through 9 p.m. Everyone was welcomed to a free YouCoach assessment, workout, prizes, games and lots of goodies from partnering local small businesses. Event attendees also received special pricing offers to try out the YouCoach program and new members received enrollment discounts.

The well-known health care chain announced Wednesday it will open its second Melbourne location — at Melbourne Square mall — later this year.

LA Fitness also has a location at Lake Washington and Wickham roads in Melbourne and has submitted plans for a gym in West Melbourne.

"We are truly pleased to announce LA Fitness as the latest addition to Melbourne Square," Elyse Berger, director of marketing and business development at Melbourne Square said in a news release. "This new concept will certainly complement the diverse mix of tenants at Melbourne Square, as well as increase the frequency and duration of our guests' experience at the center."

Onelife Fitness will open a 33,000 square foot fitness club this summer at the corner of 13th and Main Streets, on the second floor, directly above Cosentino’s Market. The full-service facility will feature state of the art equipment, a half-basketball court, yoga studio, resistance and core training, personal training, spa-inspired locker rooms. OneLife Fitness will also offer a roster of group exercise classes, including zumba, yoga, pilates, group cycling, ,bodypump, kickboxing and more. Like every Onelife Fitness center, this facility will feature the best of the best from fitness clubs throughout the world. OneLife members will also have access to the rooftop Jones Pool.

Fitness boxing franchise ranks among elite.

So far, 2014 has proven to be a stellar year for Title Boxing Club, as the largest boxing franchise in the America, 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.

The Manhattan Athletic Club signed a 15-year, 15,000-square-foot lease to take over the fifth and sixth floors of Stahl Organization’s 53-story luxury residential tower at 388 Bridge Street, the two companies announced yesterday. The high-end health club is slated to open in July, and will serve as the club’s flagship location in Brooklyn. Officials from Stahl and the health club negotiated directly without any brokers to bring in the gym that will offer laundered workout clothes and 50 group fitness classes at the Downtown Brooklyn structure that’s currently the tallest building in the borough.

During the 1990s, Chuck Runyon and Dave Mortensen crisscrossed the U.S. selling health club memberships on behalf of owners. Then they came up with the idea of slimmed-down gyms without costly features such as pools and racquetball courts. The result is Anytime Fitness, a franchise chain that gives its 2 million members round-the-clock access to its clubs via key fobs for as little as $29.99 a month. Rather than employ a 24/7 staff, the gyms rely on surveillance cameras, panic buttons, and automated defibrillators to inspire peace of mind. That could have violated laws in some states, an issue Runyon hadn’t anticipated.

Youfit Health Clubs is a company gaining muscle.

The low-cost fitness chain has opened five clubs in four states over the past few months, including one in Carrollwood, its 70th overall. Next week, another opens in Miami, followed by two more in Atlanta and one in Dallas.

J.J. Creegan, Youfit's director of operations stays on top of everything with weekly emails with the latest lists. "We're not an intense, bodybuilding club. Our focus is the average Joe,'' Creegan said. "We're in the business to help people get off the couch.''

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