For-profits en Fitness Franchisors Make Entrepreneur's 2017 Franchise 500 List <div class="node-body article-body">Seventeen fitness franchise companies made the 2017 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, which was released this month.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:39:00 +0000 60801 at <p>Club Pilates was one of three new fitness franchise companies on this year&#39;s Entrepreneur&#39;s Franchise 500 list. (Photo courtesy Club Pilates.)</p> Property Briefs: Anytime Fitness Plans Major Growth in Indiana, LA Fitness and Life Time Acquire New Properties <div class="node-body article-body">Anytime Fitness is planning multiple club openings throughout Northwest Indiana in 2017, and LA Fitness and Life Time Fitness are eying new properties in Tennessee and Oklahoma, respectively.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Universities Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:20:00 +0000 60771 at <p>Anytime Fitness is targeting nine new locations in Indiana&#39;s Calumet Region. The clubs are expected to open throughout 2017 and potentially into 2018. (Photo courtesy Anytime Fitness.)</p> ClubCorp Reviews Possible Sale of Company <div class="node-body article-body">After a September letter from an active investor complained about ClubCorp's share price and asked the company to look at strategic alternatives, ClubCorp announced that has formed a committee to look at options for the company. Those options might include a sale or a real estate investment trust, according to Reuters. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:53:00 +0000 60761 at <p>During the past two years, ClubCorp has purchased 12 golf and country clubs, some which include fitness centers. However, now the company has formed a committee to determine whether the company itself should now be sold. (Photo courtesy ClubCorp.)</p> Equinox Limits Healthcare Coverage for Part-Time Employees <div class="node-body article-body">Equinox employees working less than 30 hours per week are no longer eligible for the company's top-tier healthcare packages, according to a story by Bloomberg. Now, part-time employees can only enroll in a self-described “limited medical plan” primarily focused on preventive services.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> equinox Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:08:00 +0000 60611 at <p>Equinox issued an internal memo describing the coverage changes, according to Bloomberg. Executives told part-time employees they &ldquo;will have to make a change,&rdquo; suggesting they enroll in the Basic Plan, join a spouse&rsquo;s plan or seek assistance from (Photo by Stuart Goldman.)</p> Viral Fitness News: Life Time Bans Chris Brown, Flo Rida Visits Gold's Gym, Equinox's Bold Campaign <div class="node-body article-body">Life Time Fitness handed a lifetime ban to pop singer Chris Brown, while Flo Rida surprised trainers at a Texas Gold's Gym and a cancer survivor bared intimate scars in Equinox's new marketing campaign.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 60581 at <p>Pop singer Chris&nbsp;Brown and his friends were asked to leave a New York City Life Time Fitness club for allegedly&nbsp;using vulgarity and playing loud music. (Photo by Getty.)</p> Fitness Formula Clubs Opens 10th Facility in the Chicago Area <div class="node-body article-body">Fitness Formula Clubs opened a new location in downtown Park Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The facility offers physical therapy, a spa, a kids' club, a cafe and other amenities that the company said will be a fit in the neighborhood. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Tue, 10 Jan 2017 04:19:00 +0000 60531 at <p>The FFC Park Ridge&nbsp;facility is near train, bus and subway commuter transportation centers in downtown Park Ridge, Illinois.&nbsp;(Rendering&nbsp;courtesy Fitness Formula Clubs.)</p> Property Briefs: SoulCycle Expands in Houston, Planet Fitness Expands in California; Kishwaukee Hospital Proposes $46 Million Facility <div class="node-body article-body">The Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital has proposed a $46 million wellness center in DeKalb, Illinois, while SoulCycle and Planet Fitness expand operations in Texas and California, respectively. Many YMCAs and Jewish Community Centers across the country are also kicking off the new year with renovation projects.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Medical Nonprofits Tue, 03 Jan 2017 23:21:00 +0000 60381 at <p>SoulCycle opened its second Houston studio, which is also its fifth in Texas, according to a media report. This photo is of another SoulCycle location. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for&nbsp;SoulCycle.)</p> Genesis Acquires Nebraska Elite Sports and Fitness <div class="node-body article-body">Genesis Health Clubs purchased Nebraska Elite Sports and Fitness Complex, its 10th facility in Nebraska and its 41st in the Midwest region. Genesis will soon launch a multi-million-dollar renovation project at the facility, said Rodney Steven, owner and president of Genesis.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:13:00 +0000 60331 at <p>Genesis owner and President Rodney Steven anticipates&nbsp;more growth for&nbsp;Genesis Health Clubs, including expansion&nbsp;outside of the Midwest. (Photo courtesy Genesis Health Clubs.)</p> No Foul Play Suspected in Apparent Falling Death of CorePower Yoga's Trevor Tice <div class="node-body article-body">Instead of revealing signs of foul play, an ongoing autopsy has indicated Trevor Tice may have sustained his fatal injuries from an accidental fall, according to police. He was found dead on Dec. 12 at the age of 48.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Tue, 27 Dec 2016 22:29:00 +0000 60311 at <p>After a toxicology report is completed, the local medical examiner&rsquo;s office will make a formal ruling on Trevor Tice&rsquo;s death. (Photo courtesy CorePower Yoga.)</p> Personal20 Opens First U.S. Studio at Sport & Health Near Washington, DC <div class="node-body article-body">Personal20 opened on Dec. 19 as a standalone studio within Sport & Health’s Herndon, Virginia, facility. The studio is specifically designed to test the Personal20's electronic-muscle-stimulation offerings in an American market.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Tue, 27 Dec 2016 21:41:00 +0000 60321 at <p>Personal20 utilizes electrode-lined wearable garments that create micro-contractions within key muscle groups. The technology&nbsp;aims to improve blood circulation, muscle relaxation and weight loss. (Photo by Constance Ruiz.)</p>