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Snap Fitness Signs Master Franchise Agreement for Spain

By: Snap Fitness

24/7 Fitness Brand Continues Dynamic Global Expansion in 2015

 

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (March 9, 2015) — Snap Fitness, the world’s premier 24/7 fitness brand, announced a master franchise agreement for Spain today with an aggressive plan to open 200 clubs over the next several years.

 

Albert Marco will serve as CEO of Snap Fitness Spain, with Dextra Corporate Advisors as investors and management advisers. Marco brings over 20 years of fitness and business experience to the helm, while Dextra is a Spanish mid-market M&A/private equity firm with over 30 years of experience.

 

“Signing a master franchise agreement is a big accomplishment. This team has the ability to influence an entire country with our proven concept,” Steele Smiley, Lift Brands chief officer responsible for franchise development, said. “After years of interest, we finally found the perfect team to lead Snap Fitness in Spain.”

 

Marco said now is the “perfect moment” for Snap Fitness to join Spain’s market since the country is starting to transition from big box fitness centers to smaller health club options.

 

“What drew me to Snap Fitness was its proven business model and its dedication to providing members with a world-class workout experience,” Marco said. “The convenient, 24/7 small health club concept is emerging in Spain, and we want to capitalize on this opportunity to be the market leader.”

 

Snap Fitness is experiencing exceptional international growth. In November 2014, the brand announced a master development agreement in the United Kingdom. During that same time, the Snap Fitness India master franchise holder announced plans of opening 300 additional clubs by the end of 2017.

 

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About Snap Fitness

With more than 2,000 clubs open or in development in 18 countries, Snap Fitness is the world’s premier 24/7 fitness franchise. Founded in 2003 by Peter Taunton, Snap Fitness is dedicated to providing members with more value than any other health club and entrepreneurs an opportunity with turnkey systems, financing options with low investments, and world-class support. For more information, please visit www.snapfitness.com.

Landon Cassill Gears Up for Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500

By: Snap Fitness

America’s Fitness Brand Backs Cassill in First Sponsored Race of 2015

 

ATLANTA (February 23, 2015) — Snap Fitness, America’s Fitness Brand that offers a world-class workout experience at an affordable price, kicks off its 2015 NASCAR sponsorship this weekend with Landon Cassill competing in the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500.

 

This marks the first of five sponsored races during the 2015 season for America’s Fitness Brand. Cassill called this race one of the season’s most exciting races and a great venue to kick-off the Snap Fitness sponsorship.

 

“There’s always a lot of excitement during these early-season races, but it’s a huge opportunity for me to make a statement in the standings,” Cassill said. “I’m proud to represent Snap Nation and hoping for a strong finish.”

 

The Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 is the second race in the Sprint Cup Series. The race will be held at the Atlanta Motor Speedway March 1.

 

Snap Fitness will be live tweeting from the event. Follow @snapfitness for updates on Cassill and the race. Snap Fitness and Cassill invite everyone to join the conversation and use #SnapNation in their tweets.

 

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About Snap Fitness

With more than 2,000 clubs open or in development in 18 countries, Snap Fitness is the world’s premier 24/7 fitness franchise. Founded in 2003 by Peter Taunton, Snap Fitness is dedicated to providing members with more value than any other health club and entrepreneurs an opportunity with turnkey systems, financing options with low investments, and world-class support. For more information, please visit www.snapfitness.com.

Snap Fitness Donates $100K to Common Hope

By: Snap Fitness

Contribution Highlights America Fitness Brand’s Community Involvement Campaign 

 

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (Feb. 16, 2015) — Snap Fitness, America’s Fitness Brand that provides a world-class workout experience at an affordable price, recently presented Common Hope, a Minnesota-based charity, with a check for $100,000 at the 24/7 fitness franchise’s corporate headquarters.

 

The donation will go straight to helping children in Guatemala receive a quality education. Over the past four years, Snap Fitness Founder/CEO Peter Taunton’s philanthropic efforts with Common Hope have resulted in greatly improved classrooms and nearly 2,000 hours of mentoring to first grade students.

 

“There is no greater feeling than knowing you made a difference in someone’s life,” Snap Fitness Founder/CEO Peter Taunton said. “I’m proud to work with such a special group like Common Hope that is focused on helping others in need.”

 

Common Hope, founded in 1986, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote hope and opportunity in Guatemala, partnering with children, families and communities who want to participate in a process of development to improve their lives through education, health care and housing.

 

This marks the latest effort in the Snap Serves campaign, which was launched after Snap Fitness reached 300,000 Facebook likes at the end of January. To celebrate that impressive accomplishment, Snap Fitness pledged to match that number in hours of community involvement. This donation will go a long way in providing the resources needed for continued support with mentoring for the students in Guatemala.

 

“It’s one thing to be the top wellness brand in the world, but it’s another to truly make an impact,” Taunton said. “America’s Fitness Brand does both.”

 

To see the latest Snap Serves highlights, visit the Snap Fitness Facebook page: www.facebook.com/snapfitness247

 

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About Snap Fitness

With more than 2,000 clubs open or in development in 18 countries, Snap Fitness is the world's premier 24/7 fitness franchise. Founded in 2003 by Peter Taunton, Snap Fitness is dedicated to providing members with more value than any other health club and entrepreneurs an opportunity with turnkey systems, financing options with low investments, and world-class support. For more information, please visit www.snapfitness.com

Snap Fitness Renews NASCAR Sponsorship

By: Snap Fitness

 

America’s Fitness Brand and Landon Cassill Sign New Deal

 

MINNEAPOLIS (February 2, 2015) — It’s full speed ahead for Snap Fitness and Landon Cassill in the 2015 Sprint Cup Series. America’s Fitness Brand will again be a primary sponsor for Cassill and his No. 40 car.

 

“I’m thrilled that our brand will continue working with Landon in 2015,” Snap Fitness Founder and CEO Peter Taunton said. “He is a tremendous athlete and leader who is dedicated to working hard in order to reach his goals, which is an attitude we see in our clubs across the country.”

 

In 2014, Snap Fitness became the first wellness franchise to partner with NASCAR.

 

“The exposure we garnered last year with NASCAR was astounding. Aligning America’s Fitness Brand with one of the most popular sports in the U.S. was a complete triumph and total game-changer,” Steele Smiley, chief officer responsible for brand strategy, said. “We are two brands that touch millions of people across the country, so renewing our partnership was a no brainer.”

 

This year’s sponsorship will go beyond the racetrack. Snap Fitness will support Cassill’s triathlon training in hopes of qualifying for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Austria.

 

“I would not be the caliber of athlete I am without Snap Fitness,” Cassill said. “The training I’ve done at Snap Fitness has truly transformed my lifestyle and helped my endurance behind the wheel.”

 

Snap Fitness is excited to start the season off in Atlanta as an early season race. Cassill called it one of the season’s most exciting races and a great venue to kick-off the Snap Fitness sponsorship.

 

 

2015 Snap Fitness Sponsored NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Races:

 

Event

Location

Date

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Atlanta Motor Speedway 

March 1, 2015

NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

Charlotte Motor Speedway

May 16, 2015

Coca-Cola 600

Charlotte Motor Speedway

May 24, 2015

Pure Michigan 400

Michigan International Speedway

Aug. 16, 2015

Bojangles' Southern 500

Darlington Raceway

Sept. 6, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional information about Landon Cassill is available at www.landoncassill.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/landoncassillfans, and on Twitter at @landoncassill.

 

 

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About Snap Fitness

With more than 2,000 clubs open or in development in 18 countries, Snap Fitness is one of the world’s largest 24/7 fitness franchises. Founded in 2003 by Peter Taunton, Snap Fitness is dedicated to providing members with more value than any other health club and entrepreneurs an opportunity with turnkey systems, financing options with low investments, and world-class support. For more information, please visit www.snapfitness.com.

 

Snap Fitness Pledges 300K Hours of Community Involvement

By: Snap Fitness

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (January 29, 2015) — To celebrate reaching 300,000 Facebook likes, Snap Fitness pledged to match that amount in hours in community service and involvement with its “Snap Serves” campaign. To celebrate its ever-growing social media persona, the brand is honoring this impressive feat by getting clubs around the world involved in impacting people’s lives outside gym walls.

 

“I’m a firm believer in giving back to the community,” Founder/CEO Peter Taunton said. “No matter how big or small, the time and effort you give to helping others can truly change lives.”

 

Over the next year, Snap Fitness will be tracking its way to 300,000 hours on social media. Owners and operators will share images and stories, as well as log the hours spent helping others.

 

“From food drives to sponsoring 5k runs, there are plenty good deeds our clubs are pursuing in their communities. This campaign is all about sharing that with the world and inspiring others to join Snap Nation,” Taunton said.

 

To see what great things Snap Fitness clubs have already accomplished, visit the Snap Fitness Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SnapFitness247

 

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About Snap Fitness

With more than 2,000 clubs open or in development in 18 countries, Snap Fitness is one of the world’s largest 24/7 fitness franchises. Founded in 2003 by Peter Taunton, Snap Fitness is dedicated to providing members with more value than any other health club and entrepreneurs an opportunity with turnkey systems, financing options with low investments, and world-class support. For more information, please visit www.snapfitness.com

Snap Fitness Unveils Brand Update Initiative

By: Snap Fitness

America’s Fitness Brand Updates Flagship Club, Extends Redesign Opportunities to New and Existing Franchisees

 

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (January 19, 2015) – Snap Fitness, America’s fitness brand that offers a world-class workout experience at an affordable price, has announced a brand remodel featuring a modern, sleek aesthetic update.

 

The goal for the remodel is to provide franchisees and the rest of Snap Nation with a new look and feel without compromising the quality workout experience the brand is known for. The most prominent feature of the redesign is the custom wall options that feature hundreds of Snap Nation members. Franchisees can choose either a unique full-color collage or an American flag collage that they can customize with their own images of members, personal trainers, and more.

 

“We knew right away we wanted to make a statement with the club redesign. It needed to be bold, but also inspire our members,” says Steele Smiley, chief officer responsible for brand strategy. “We viewed it as a huge opportunity to both motivate and grow our member base, and the final product will do just that.”

 

After years of providing members with the equipment, support, and environment to transform their lives, Snap Fitness decided it was time to give the clubs a transformation of their own.

 

“Our brand has enjoyed more than 10 years of success with little change to the design of our clubs,” says Snap Fitness Founder/CEO Peter Taunton. “With this new redesign, we aim to modernize our clubs while further establishing ourselves as America’s fitness brand.”

 

The transformation will begin in early 2015 with the brand’s flagship location in Chanhassen. Each new club will adopt the updated design, with redesign opportunities offered as an option to current franchisees.

 

To find out more about Snap Fitness and explore franchise opportunities, visit www.snapfitness.com.

 

About Snap Fitness

With more than 2,000 clubs open or in development in 18 countries, Snap Fitness is one of the world’s largest 24/7 fitness franchises. Founded in 2003 by Peter Taunton, Snap Fitness is dedicated to providing members with more value than any other health club and entrepreneurs an opportunity with turnkey systems, financing options with low investments, and world-class support. For more information, please visit www.snapfitness.com

Snap Fitness Pursues Aggressive Global Growth With New UK Master Development Agreement

By: Snap Fitness

Global club count set to increase 25 percent with UK deal and Snap Fitness India expansion

 

MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 6, 2014) – Snap Fitness, the world’s leading 24/7 fitness franchise, today announced a master development agreement for the United Kingdom with TwentyTwoYards Ltd. The agreement is one element of the Lift Brands-owned company’s rapid international expansion; its Indian franchise partner recently announced plans to bring 300 new clubs to the second most-populous country in the world.

 

“The importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle transcends cultures,” Peter Taunton, Lift Brands CEO and Snap Fitness Founder said. “Snap Fitness’ model has proven successful across multiple continents and with the fitness and business expertise of TwentyTwoYards, we are confident America’s fitness brand will be embraced by individuals across the pond.”

 

As indicated by the 2014 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report, the rapidly-growing low-cost market continues to drive the UK health and fitness industry’s growth. Year over year, the report found a 4.5 percent rise in the number of health club members. There are three Snap Fitness clubs currently operating and eight in development in the UK, but the TwentyTwoYards group plans on opening 250 locations over the next four years.

 

“In the UK, we have an ever-increasing awareness and desire to prioritize personal health and fitness,” said Matt Quinn of TwentyTwoYards. “Snap Fitness clubs are helping more people than ever achieve their lifestyle goals, and I couldn’t be more excited to bring this internationally-proven brand to our country.”

 

Snap Fitness is also expanding its footprint in the Indian market. Since selling its first franchise in 2009, Snap Fitness India has expanded rapidly with 50 clubs open or in development. Snap Fitness India CEO Dr. Virkam B.M. announced plans of opening 300 additional clubs by the end of 2017. The company, which is pursuing new locations in cities including Delhi-NCR, Bangalore, Raipur and Kolkata, was recently named “Franchisor of the Year” at the Franchise Awards 2014, India's topmost honor in franchising. Snap Fitness India is also looking at an initial public offering once it reaches 100 clubs.

 

With a total of 500 clubs opening over the next four years in the UK and India, Snap Fitness is expecting to increase its number of clubs 25 percent.

 

“Entrepreneurs around the globe are recognizing the opportunity that Snap Fitness provides – not only is it a win for their portfolio, but for the community as well,” said Steele Smiley, Lift Brands Chief Officer responsible for all domestic and international growth. “We are aggressively looking for the right partners to bring Snap Fitness to other emerging markets.”

 

Under the agreements, Snap Fitness provides master franchise partners with exclusive rights to use the fitness brand’s trademarks, intellectual property and systems for the length of the term. Additionally, a dedicated team at Lift Brands headquarters in Chanhassen, Minn., works directly with the companies to provide support.

 

Currently Snap Fitness has more than 2,000 clubs open or in development in 15 countries. For additional information on Snap Fitness and its master franchise agreements, visit SnapFitness.com.

 

About Snap Fitness

With more than 2,000 clubs open or in development in 15 countries, Snap Fitness is one of the world’s largest 24/7 fitness franchises. Founded in 2003 by Peter Taunton, Snap Fitness is dedicated to providing members with more value than any other health club and entrepreneurs an opportunity with turnkey systems, financing options with low investments, and world-class support. For more information, please visit http://www.snapfitness.com/.

 

About Lift Brands

Lift Brands Elevated Wellness Companies is the world’s largest wellness franchise organization with more than 3,000 clubs open or in development in 15 countries and growing. Propelled by six fitness companies, Lift Brands has served 165 million workouts and counting. The organization consists of Snap Fitness, 9Round, Fitness On Demand, Kosama, and STEELE 365. Peter Taunton leads Lift Brands, bringing more than 30 years of experience to the fitness sector. For more information, please visit http://www.liftbrands.com/.

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Snap Fitness Announces NASCAR Sprint Cup Sponsorship

By: Snap Fitness

 

SNAP FITNESS ENTERS THE FAST LANE WITH SPONSORSHIP OF NASCAR DRIVER LANDON CASSILL IN SPRINT CUP SERIES

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS (June 19, 2014) – Snap Fitness puts the pedal to the metal as the primary sponsor for the No. 40 car driven by Landon Cassill in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting June 28 at Kentucky Speedway. 

 

“NASCAR is widely popular in the U.S., and as America’s fitness brand, we thought this was a great partnership between two brands that touch millions of people around the country,” said Snap Fitness Founder and Lift Brands CEO Peter Taunton (Lift Brands is the parent company to Snap Fitness). “Landon is also a fitness enthusiast who embodies everything our brand promotes: hard work, positivity and determination. We look forward to working closely with him on his road to success."

 

Cassill has been racing professionally with NASCAR for seven years and was the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year.  He is currently training for Ironman 70.3 half triathlon to be held July 20 in Racine, Wisc.

 

“Fitness is a tremendous part of my life and I’m honored to represent the Snap Fitness brand in the NASCAR Sprint Cup,” said Cassill. “I’m also looking forward to workouts at Snap Fitness as I prepare for the Ironman competition and I look forward to helping them spread their message on fitness and living a healthy lifestyle.”

 

 

Snap Fitness Sponsored NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Races:

  

 

Additional information about Hillman Racing is available at: HillmanRacing.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/HillmanRacing and on Twitter @Hillman_Racing

 

About Snap Fitness
With more than 2,000 clubs open or in development in 15 countries, Snap Fitness is one of the world's largest 24/7 fitness franchises. Founded in 2003 by Peter Taunton, Snap Fitness is dedicated to providing members with more value than any other health club and entrepreneurs an opportunity with turnkey systems, financing options with low investments and world-class support. For more information, please visit www.snapfitness.com.

 

About Lift Brands
Lift Brands Elevated Wellness Companies is the largest wellness franchise organization in the world with 3,000 clubs open or in development, in 15 countries, with 400 employees and 1.5 million members. Lift Brands offers franchisees around the globe fitness options for most price points. With an initial investment of $20,000 up to $250,000, entrepreneurs can invest in a variety of franchise opportunities and Lift Brands offers additional financing, training and world-class support along the way. Lift Brands is lead by Peter Taunton, who brings more than 30 years of experience in the fitness sector. The Lift Brands portfolio currently includes Snap Fitness, Kosama group fitness, Fitness on Demand, STEELE Fitness, 9Round kickboxing fitness and YogaFit Studios. For more information, please visit www.liftbrands.com.

 

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Snap Fitness/Lift Brands Named One of Franchise Times 2014 Dealmakers of the Year

By: Snap Fitness

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.,- Franchise Times named Snap Fitness/Lift Brands and their Founder/CEO Peter Taunton a Dealmaker of the Year this week in Las Vegas. The annual award recognizes the 12 boldest businesses that attained excellence in buying and selling companies to drive sustainable growth.

 

Since Taunton founded the company in 2003, Snap Fitness has flourished into one of the world’s leading fitness franchises. Snap Fitness currently has 2,000 clubs open or in development in 15 countries. In the past year, the company made key acquisitions in 9Round and STEELE Fitness. 9Round has expanded both domestically and internationally; the kickboxing franchise has doubled in locations in the past year.

 

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Franchise Times,” Taunton said. “I’m looking forward to continuing to grow franchise options for the many entrepreneurs who are passionate about owning their own business in the health and wellness space.”

 

This February, Taunton launched Lift Brands, a parent company to popular wellness brands: Snap Fitness, 9Round, Fitness On Demand, STEELE Fitness, and Kosama.

 

About Lift Brands
Lift Brands Elevated Wellness Companies is the largest wellness franchise organization in the world with 3,000 clubs open or in development in 15 countries. Propelled by six fitness companies, Lift Brands has served 165 million workouts and counting. The organization consists of Snap Fitness, 9Round, Fitness On Demand, Kosama, and STEELE 365. Peter Taunton leads Lift Brands, bringing more than 30 years of experience to the fitness sector. For more information, please visit www.liftbrands.com

 

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Snap Fitness Asks Americans to Get Moving In Support of National Public Health Week

By: Snap Fitness

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.,- Snap Fitness, the world's leading 24/7 fitness franchise, is giving Americans the opportunity to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle by offering a nationwide "Get Fit Week." To coincide with National Public Health Week, guests get seven days of free workouts at Snap Fitness starting April 7.

 

"When you consider that physical inactivity costs Americans $75 billion a year*, we want to do our part at Snap Fitness to help change the culture of sedentary living across America," said Snap Fitness CEO and Founder Peter Taunton. "We are offering a complimentary week at Snap Fitness to get people moving and to provide the tools to start leading healthier lives."

 

To sign up for your complimentary seven-day pass, guests must:

 

-Visit snapfitness.com/gymweek
-Enter a zip code to find the nearest Snap Fitness location
-Click the button "Get Your Seven Day Pass"
-Fill out the form 
-A local Snap Fitness club will contact each participant to complete the process 


About Snap Fitness
With more than 2,000 clubs open or in development in 15 countries, Snap Fitness is one of the world's largest 24/7 fitness franchises. Founded in 2003 by Peter Taunton, Snap Fitness is dedicated to providing members with more value than any other health club and entrepreneurs an opportunity with turnkey systems, financing options with low investments and world-class support. For more information, please visit www.snapfitness.com

 

About Lift Brands
Lift Brands Elevated Wellness Companies is the world's largest wellness franchise organization with more than 3,000 clubs open or in development in 15 countries. Propelled by six fitness companies, Lift Brands has served 165 million workouts and counting. The organization consists of Snap Fitness, 9Round, Fitness On Demand, Kosama, and STEELE 365. Peter Taunton leads Lift Brands, bringing more than 30 years of experience to the fitness sector. For more information, please visit www.liftbrands.com

 

*Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009

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