Sometimes it’s the headlines we don’t see that impact our industry the most. Here are a few of this week’s easily missed headlines that just might be the most important news you need to know in fitness.
Top 5 Fitness Headlines This Week
Equinox Holdings Secured Investment from Silver Lake Partners
Luxury gym operator Equinox has secured funding from Silver Lake, an equity firm, in its continuing bid to compete with exercise giant Peloton, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Terms of the funding were not disclosed. Read more here.
9Round to Continue Growth in Mexico and New Expansion to Indonesia and Vietnam
“We are thrilled to welcome Indonesia and Vietnam to our roster as we continue to expand our presence across Asia. Based on what we’ve already seen across this continent, we expect 9Round will be the perfect fit for both countries due to its appeal to customers, small real estate footprint, efficient business model, and proven international scalability.” -Shannon Hudson, 9Round Founder + CEO. Read more here.
All New World Gym Athletics Facility Now Open
World Gym Athletics Costa Mesa is now open at 3185 Pullman Street, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626.
The brand new 4,600 square foot fitness studio has all the latest equipment, and training facilities necessary for World Gym Athletics signature training programs, which blend together HIIT programming, Barbell focused strength training, Olympic Lifting, mobility and more. Read more here.
PE-owned PureGym who bought LA Fitness in 2015 Has Acquired Fitness World, Denmark’s Largest Club Chain
PureGym, the UK’s largest gym operator, has successfully completed the acquisition of leading European gym and fitness operator Fitness World. The combination gives PureGym significant scale in Continental Europe and rapidly accelerates its international expansion, complementing plans for trial sites in the USA this year. Read more here.
VASA Fitness Expands To Indiana
Today VASA Fitness announces its expansion to Indiana with the opening of two clubs in the state this month – the first in Indianapolis and the second in Lafayette.
Pre-enrollment is open for both locations and the public is invited to attend the grand opening events to celebrate the brand’s entry into Indiana and experience the modern and beautiful 60,000 square foot fitness facilities available to members. Read more here.
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