Worldwide gym chain snaps up new premises in Staffordshire

June 13, 2019

International gym franchise Snap Fitness has officially opened its new branch in Burntwood, Staffordshire, with help from Fraser Brown Solicitors.

Snap Fitness, which is open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year, has an international presence with more than 2,000 active branches in USA, UK and Australia.

Nottingham-based law firm Fraser Brown helped secure the lease for the 7,000 sq. ft. premises at Unit 1, Chase Terrace, Cannock Road in Burntwood, Staffordshire.

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The new branch has brought three jobs to the area and features free weights, cardio equipment, large functional training studios, a sledge track and showers with individual bathrooms.

The gym will also have a virtual class system for members to choose from. Once a class is selected it will then appear on a big screen so that members can follow the workouts at their own leisure.

Daniel Smith, area manager at Snap Fitness, said: “We are so pleased to reveal our new Burntwood branch and it has already been well received by the community with lots of interest from new members.

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“We opened our first Midlands branch back in 2013 and have since grown with a further three branch openings. Each branch offers the highest quality equipment and flexibility and members can access any other branch worldwide, as well as their local gym.

“The team at Fraser Brown have provided us with continuous support for the opening of our Midlands branches and we want to thank them for all their work. They’ve always had our best interests at heart and the process is always smooth, with exceptional results. We will certainly be concentrating on opening new branches in the Midlands area as well as focusing on overall UK growth.”

Patrick Wood, managing partner at Fraser Brown, assisted Daniel and his team with the leases of all four Midlands Snap Fitness branches in Ilkeston, Market Harborough, Swadlincote and Staffordshire.

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He said: “Snap Fitness has been very well received in the region and the new Staffordshire branch is a great new addition. Daniel has been a pleasure to work with over the past few years and his passion for the gym industry has ensured the success of every new location.”

By Eloise Cantello

Source: BDaily

International gym chain snaps up premises in Staffordshire

June 5, 2019

International gym franchise Snap Fitness has opened a site in Burntwood, Staffordshire.

Snap Fitness, which is open 24 hours 365 days a year, has an international presence with more than 2,000 active branches in USA, UK and Australia.

Nottingham-based law firm Fraser Brown helped secure the lease for the 7,000 sq. ft. premises at Unit 1, Chase Terrace, Cannock Road.

The new branch has brought three jobs to the area and features free weights, cardio equipment, large functional training studios, a sledge track and showers with individual bathrooms.

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The gym will also have a virtual class system for members to choose from. Once a class is selected it will then appear on a big screen so that members can follow the workouts at their own leisure.

Daniel Smith, area manager at Snap Fitness, said: “We are so pleased to reveal our new Burntwood branch and it has already been well received by the community with lots of interest from new members.

“We opened our first Midlands branch back in 2013 and have since grown with a further three branch openings. Each branch offers the highest quality equipment and flexibility and members can access any other branch worldwide, as well as their local gym.

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“The team at Fraser Brown have provided us with continuous support for the opening of our Midlands branches and we want to thank them for all their work. They’ve always had our best interests at heart and the process is always smooth, with exceptional results. We will certainly be concentrating on opening new branches in the Midlands area as well as focusing on overall UK growth.”

Patrick Wood, managing partner at Fraser Brown, assisted with the leases of all four Midlands Snap Fitness branches in Ilkeston, Market Harborough, Swadlincote and Staffordshire.

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He said: “Snap Fitness has been very well received in the region and the new Staffordshire branch is a great new addition. Daniel has been a pleasure to work with over the past few years and his passion for the gym industry has ensured the success of every new location.”

By Rachel Covill

Source: The Business Desk

Family fun day planned for launch of Énergie Fitness on Deeside Retail Park

May 28, 2019

Énergie Fitness, to be located on Deeside Retail Park in Queensferry, opens its doors for the first time next Thursday (May 30).

It has moved into premises vacated by Poundworld, which closed earlier this year.

The company launched in 2003 and now has more than 100 clubs across the UK and Europe.

And as part of the launch, the fitness club franchise is planning a family event to mark the special occasion.

The launch party will be held on the rear end of the retail park car park between 4.30pm and 8.30 on May 30.

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There will be a DJ, hog roast, drinks and nibbles, entertainment, ice cream, bouncy castle, penalty shoot-out competition, and more.

Nathalie Stephens, joint manager at Énergie Fitness Deeside, said: “We have so much planned for our launch party and are literally taking over half the car park.

“We also have the support of many local businesses, all of whom setting up their own stalls around the perimeter of the car park to showcase their offerings.

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“It’s going to be such a fun-filled day for all the family to enjoy.”

Glyn Stephens, Joint- Manager at Energie Fitness Deeside, added: “We are so excited for the upcoming opening party. The party really epitomises what the Énergie brand is all about and that is, Énergie is more than just a gym.

“The Energie brand is internationally renowned for not only it’s homely, friendly and non-intimidating approach but also fostering community spirit, both within and outside the club.

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“By producing a family-feelambience and encouraging, comfortable environment for all, we hope it empowers more people to transform their lives.”

Source: Leader Live

Snap Fitness in Newport applies to open 24 hours a day – despite concerns over parking and noise

May 24, 2019

Snap Fitness Newport is applying to be allowed to open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, despite the council already expressing concerns about the idea.

Snap Fitness runs 24/7 gyms across the UK and opened its Chepstow Road facility more than a year ago having obtained planning approval in 2017.

But Newport City Council restricted the opening hours to between 6am and 11pm Sunday to Thursday, and 6am to 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Councillors raised concerns that 24-hour gym would carry negative noise impacts for residents, while exacerbating existing antisocial behaviour and parking problems.

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But an application now seeks to remove the “restrictive” conditions and bring the Newport franchise in line with other Snap Fitness gyms across the country.

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A planning statement on behalf of the chain says: “The proposal is required to enable Snap Fitness to offer a better and more varied service to current and future customers.”

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Snap Fitness say their gyms are rarely used late at night, with only five per cent of its membership base using their facilities between 11pm and 5am.

“This amount to less than 2 members per hour which suggests that it is very unlikely that groups of members would enter together,” says the application.

Customers can only access the gym if they have a membership card, with the application adding that noise from people leaving and entering the building was “limited” by automatic doors.

An independent environmental noise survey found that gym noise levels were “insignificant” compared to the dominating sounds of traffic on Chepstow Road.

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The gym is currently required by the council to play low volume background music instead of “loud bass beats”, and there are no plans to change this condition.

Newport City Council will consider the application within the next few months.

By Niall Griffiths

Source: South Wales Argus

Fitness brand 9Round secures Belfast letting

May 15, 2019

FITNESS franchise 9Round, which has been growing at a rapid rate in the UK over the last two years, has opened its first Northern Ireland outlet at the Grand Central Hotel in Belfast city centre.

9Round is a full-body kick-boxing workout which promises results in just 30 minutes, and the classes are already popular in the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

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Rather than running on a set schedule, a new 9Round session starts every three minutes.

There’s a new workout every day which includes a range of weight resistance, cardio and core-strength training and users can essentially show up at any time to have one of their personal trainers guide them through the session.

9Round it one of the first brands in the UK to utilise wearable heart-rate technology. Class participants wear heart rate monitors, which are hooked up to a big screen in the gym. This allows the personal trainers to monitor how hard users are pushing themselves and if they are in the correct zone to see results.

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Commercial agents Osborne King acted on behalf of Hastings Hotels on the letting.

Source: Irish News

Gold’s Gym appoints Craig Sherwood as chief development officer

May 7, 2019

Fitness operator Gold’s Gym has named Craig Sherwood as its chief development officer.

Sherwood, a franchise development specialist, has more than 20 years’ of experience across a variety of sectors.

He first joined Gold’s Gym in 2016 as senior vice president of franchise and licensing. Last year (2018) he led the brand to its most successful year of global expansion through franchising in company history.

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“Craig has played an integral part in building and developing trust with our global franchise community and brings exceptional leadership skills, passion and discipline to the role,” said Adam Zeitsiff, Gold’s Gym president and CEO.

“His impressive track record leading our franchise and licensing department to new heights has been instrumental in our continued franchise growth success.”

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In his new role, Sherwood will maintain overarching responsibility for the brand’s franchise community and licensing programmes, while spearheading the charge to expand the brand’s international footprint through master franchising.

The chain currently has more than 700 locations serving 3 million people across six continents each day.

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By Tom Walker

Source: HCM

FunXtion partners with Anytime Fitness to enhance their member experience

April 24, 2019

FunXtion, experts in interactive digital fitness, has been appointed by the world’s fastest growing fitness franchise, Anytime Fitness, to enhance member experience and engagement.

The installation of the interactive, FunXtion Experience Station (FES), gives members access to bespoke, guided virtual classes, workouts, and exercises, 24/7. Through touch screen operation, the FES delivers workout innovation, coaching members through exercise programmes that drive them towards their training goals.

FunXtion’s seamless integration with the CRM system also creates a connected ecosystem which enables content delivery to all geographical regions.

Chuck Runyon, CEO of Self Esteem Brands, Anytime Fitness explains: “What I particularly like about FunXtion is that it really benefits the coach to digitise the experience, saving them time and standardising the programming so we can deliver it to members at a high level.

FunXtion enables us to coach, care and connect with our members effectively. This partnership is the result of an intensive search for a digital solution and we feel confident that we have found the right companion.”

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FunXtion also provide Anytime Fitness with a wealth of real time data relating to member profiling and business analysis. It enables the delivery of bespoke marketing campaigns to help drive member engagement and maximise revenue opportunities.

Ernst de Neef, CEO of FunXtion, adds: “I am confident that FunXtion will bring essential added digital value to Anytime Fitness clubs. This new partnership will enrich the fantastic current offerings and bring member experience to even higher levels.”

Source: Health Club Management

In-Home Personal Training Franchise GYMGUYZ Expands to United Kingdom

April 22, 2019

With accelerated growth across the U.S., mobile personal training concept GYMGUYZ has its sights set on continued international expansion. The brand will now be operating within the United Kingdom, planning to bring 70+ locations to the London area, all along the M25.

“It’s an exciting time for us,” said Josh York, CEO and Founder of GYMGUYZ. “Our goal has always been to become a worldwide name. This is just the next step towards accomplishing that and we know residents throughout the UK will truly benefit from the services we provide.”

Since beginning franchising in 2014, the brand’s growth has exploded 1,700 percent. GYMGUYZ continues to build on this momentum and is planning to open 100+ new locations across the U.S. and globally this year. Beyond the U.S. and now the UK, GYMGUYZ also currently operates in Canada within Ontario and the greater Ottawa area.

“We identified early in our process that the UK would be our third target country,” said Ray Reichard, GYMGUYZ Vice President of Franchise Development. “The UK fitness market has had six consecutive years of very strong growth in all the key criteria we looked for, which makes it a prime market for our unique business model.”

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To get the brand in front of consumers within the UK market, GYMGUYZ is working with husband and wife team Laike and Selina Mantori. The Mantoris are both entrepreneurs and fitness enthusiasts. Currently based in the UK, their belief in the brand will be evident to those within the London market.

“We are truly excited to bring the revolutionary concept of GYMGUYZ from the U.S. to the fastest-growing fitness industry in the UK,” said Laike Mantori. “GYMGUYZ is the perfect platform to share our passion for fitness and wellness with others and we look forward to working closely with people throughout the country.”

GYMGUYZ will be attending the upcoming International Franchise Show in London, taking place April 5 and 6 at ExCeL London. Both York and Reichard will be on-site to meet with attendees, provide information on the brand and share plans for expansion.

“Once we found our key UK partners Laike and Selina to introduce the disruptive GYMGUYZ concept to the UK, we immediately started putting our plan in place and got to work,” said Reichard. “We are extremely excited to get the brand introduced to consumers there this spring and anticipate having at least a dozen territories operational by the end of the year.”

GYMGUYZ structures convenient, customized and creative workouts to help every client meet their own personal goals. Training sessions begin with a series of assessments measuring nutrition habits as well as fitness and personal goals. This helps to determine a customized and ideal course of action. Due to the uniquely personalized approach the company takes, GYMGUYZ prioritizes cultivating a high level of trust and respect between trainers and clients.

Beyond rapid expansion, the brand was also recognized earlier in 2019 having jumped up 49 percent on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2019 Franchise 500®, also ranking #50 on Entrepreneur’s list of Fastest-Growing Franchises and #25 on its Best For Any Budget list in the under $100,000 category.

About GYMGUYZ

GYMGUYZ is # 1 in Home Personal Training providing convenient, customized, and creative workouts by bringing the workout to you. Headquartered in Plainview, N.Y., GYMGUYZ brings their premier health and wellness services to the comfort of a customer’s home, office, or setting of choice. Founded in 2008 by fitness specialist Josh York, the mobile brand began franchising in 2014 with a fleet of franchise vans that bring state-of-the-art fitness equipment and expert coaches to their customers’ doors. Whether providing one-on-one training or inclusive group sessions, GYMGUYZ helps equip individuals with the resources to reach their fitness goals. Propelled by a unique take on an in-demand service, and fueled by a passionate corporate team, GYMGUYZ is pushing itself toward significant expansion through franchising. Now with nearly 200 locations, GYMGUYZ is the fastest growing fitness concept in the United States.

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EMS studio operator Bodystreet adds two locations – targets 200 UK sites by 2025

April 16, 2019

Fitness studio operator Bodystreet has expanded its UK operations with the opening of two new studios.

The franchise-based company has opened sites in Coventry and Edinburgh, bringing the number of properties in its portfolio to eight.

Bodystreet studios offer a combination of personal training with electrical muscle stimulation (EMS).

The company launched with a single micro-studio in Munich in Germany in 2007. After two years of developing the concept, it set out on an expansion push using franchising.

The number of studios has since grown to almost 300 across Germany, Austria, Italy and the UK, with more than 40,000 people taking part in classes every week.

It opened its first UK site in 2017.

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UK Master Franchisor Mark Holland said: “The EMS market in the UK continues to grow, with some of our locations seeing a 40 per cent increase in members since November 2018.

“Because the training is so effective and requires just 20 minutes once per week, we see huge growth potential in the UK – my goal is to have 200 studios by 2025.”

The two new studios join Bodystreet’s existing six sites in Worthing, Milton Keynes, Gibraltar, North London, Sutton Coldfield and Bristol.

Bodystreet uses equipment supplied by EMS specialist Miha Bodytec.

Miha Bodytec UK country director Phil Horton said: “The market potential for EMS training is vast, with the potential to tap into an entirely new market – previously inactive individuals who don’t like a typical gym environment.”

By Tom Walker

Source: Leisure Opportunities

Fitness duo bring ‘Energie’ to the community of Bognor Regis

April 12, 2019

Energie Fitness Franchise UK – Hundreds gathered for the launch party of a brand new gym in Bognor Regis last night.

Gym owners Mia Aguilera and James Hadley were joined by their full team of staff, new members and intrigued visitors for the launch of Energie Fitness Bognor Regis in Shripney Road.

After months of preparation and hard work, the two floor modern facility, which features more than £670,000 worth of equipment, innovative training zones and will host more than 40 classes a week, has officially opened this morning for public use.

Proud owner James, said: “I am speechless at the turn out we had at the launch.

“Myself, Mia, our manager Marcus and all of our fitness team have worked so incredibly hard to make our dream come true and to see this amount of support from the community is just fantastic.”

The launch party provided guests with entertainment, goodie bags, competition prizes, taster sessions of some of the classes on offer, a range of refreshments and a first look at all the gym will be offering.

All together the owners have spent more than �670,000 on gym equipment

James and partner Mia have a combined total of 35 years’ experience in the fitness industry and have worked with more than 1,000 clients but their ultimate dream was to open their own gym together and continue to help people reach their fitness and health goals.

Mia said: “Myself and James have spent years researching and after discovering Energie Fitness and the amazing ethos behind the company we decided to open a franchise.

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“The ethos of Energie Fitness being a place ‘where you belong’ and creating that family environment is exactly what we are about.”

Alongside a range of different membership options and classes, many staff at the new Energie Fitness branch are qualified in a variety of personal training and fitness courses, allowing trainers to provide a personal one to one experience for clients of all ages and fitness abilities.

General manager Marcus Cogger said: “We are very much about providing that wow factor to our members and a high level of customer service.

“I cannot stress enough that it does not matter what age, what ability or what size or shape you are, it is about breaking down those barriers and making everybody feel supported.”

The busy launch event drew to a close when James and Mia cut the ribbon to open the branch alongside CEO of Energie Fitness, Neil King, who confirmed that the new Bognor based branch is the 106th Energie Fitness in the UK.

By YASMIN RANDALL

Source: Bognor