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5 Ways Tech Is Forever Changing Fitness Franchises
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With apps, wearable tech and the ability to micromanage franchisees across the country, tech is giving fitness chains new ways to flex their business muscle.
April 15, 2014 in Franchises
Introducing Entrepreneur's Top New Franchises to Watch

Introducing Entrepreneur's Top New Franchises to Watch

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These 57 newbies all started franchising in the past five years.
April 14, 2014 in Franchises
Photos: Entrepreneurs on the Moon, DNA Hacking and Real-Life Iron Man Gear

Entrepreneurs on the Moon, DNA Hacking and Real-Life Iron Man Gear

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A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
April 7, 2014 in Technology
Punching Above Its Weight, the Boutique Fitness Franchise Trend Is Taking Off

Punching Above Its Weight, the Boutique Fitness Franchise Trend Is Taking Off

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The landscape may still be dominated by big-box gyms, but smaller more niche services are quickly gaining ground.
April 2, 2014 in Franchises
This Fitness App Redesigns to Give It a Competitive Edge

This Fitness App Redesigns to Give It a Competitive Edge

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Runtastic goes beyond GPS tracking to grab new markets.
March 28, 2014 in Technology
Franchise Players: A Fitness Franchisee Who Persevered Through Cancer

Franchise Players: A Fitness Franchisee Who Persevered Through Cancer

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Instead of giving up when he was diagnosed with cancer, Woody Bedell doubled down and opened his first Exercise Coach studio.
March 27, 2014 in Franchises
Why I Franchised: A Fitness Business That Looks Out for the Over-50 Crowd

Why I Franchised: A Fitness Business That Looks Out for the Over-50 Crowd

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These franchisors took it upon themselves to provide somewhere for older gym-goers to get fit, founding Welcyon, Fitness After 50.
March 21, 2014 in Franchises
Entrepreneur's Franchise 500: The Fastest-Growing Companies

Entrepreneur's Franchise 500: The Fastest-Growing Companies

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Fitness, frozen-yogurt and quick service franchises top our annual list.
March 4, 2014 in Franchises
From Flying in the Military to Launching a Business

From Flying in the Military to Launching a Business

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How one military man's experience prepared him for the entrepreneurial life.
February 5, 2014 in Lifestyle
Leadership Lessons from the Mayor Who Put an Obese City on a Diet

Leadership Lessons from the Mayor Who Put an Obese City on a Diet

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Mayor Cornett's citywide weight-loss challenge revived the town's small business scene, and revealed strategies for undertaking ambitious goals.
January 17, 2014 in Lifestyle
Business Lessons That Can Help You Succeed at 2014 Resolutions

Business Lessons That Can Help You Succeed at 2014 Resolutions

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Want to learn how market research, customer discovery and other business lessons will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions? Keep reading.
January 8, 2014 in Productivity
The Boom Market for Niche Fitness Events

The Boom Market for Niche Fitness Events

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Founded by former Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Chris McIntosh, Dirty Girl obstacle-course events are running up big bucks.
December 7, 2013 in Health & Fitness
Photos: 6 Quirky Fitness Events

6 Quirky Fitness Events

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Check out these off-beat races to get the blood pumping.
December 7, 2013 in Health & Fitness
Fitness Startups Put Their Own Spin on Indoor Cycling

Fitness Startups Put Their Own Spin on Indoor Cycling

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Several fitness startups are hoping to grab a slice of the boutique cycling craze.
July 1, 2013 in Business Ideas

Fitness Instructor Creates a Sweat-Proof Headband

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A workout frustration led fitness instructor Donna Browning to create Sweaty Bands.
December 3, 2012 in Starting a Business
6 Tech Startups With a Fun Spin on Fitness

6 Tech Startups With a Fun Spin on Fitness

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Tech companies are taking the tedium out of training. Here are a few of our favorite digital fitness options.
July 29, 2012 in Success Stories
Four Fitness Startups Find a Unique Workout Niche

Four Fitness Startups Find a Unique Workout Niche

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Boutique health clubs are competing with established players like 24 Hour Fitness by creating unique ways to break a sweat. Here are four that are changing the way we work out.
July 28, 2012 in Success Stories
How Fitbit Is Cashing in on the High-Tech Fitness Trend

How Fitbit Is Cashing in on the High-Tech Fitness Trend

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How the device manufacturer is building a following by enhancing users' workouts through gaming and community-building.
July 28, 2012 in Success Stories
Harvard Grads' Startup Rewards Gym Rats, Penalizes Couch Potatoes

Harvard Grads' Startup Rewards Gym Rats, Penalizes Couch Potatoes

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An Ivy League economics assignment becomes a profitable business proposition: Work out or pay up.
May 24, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
A Young Fitness Business Inspired by Mom

A Young Fitness Business Inspired by Mom

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Giving thanks on Mother's Day -- and every other day -- is capitol for one young trep who looked to his mom for inspiration.
May 12, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Photos: Fitness Franchises Muscle Up

Fitness Franchises Muscle Up

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January is when Americans migrate from the bottomless eggnog bowl to the gym. Not surprisingly, fitness clubs win at least a third of all new memberships at the start of the year.
January 6, 2012 in Franchises
10 Industry Trends for Franchises in 2012

10 Industry Trends for Franchises in 2012

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From burgers to child care to staying fit, our annual list of trends in the franchise world shows where to consider putting your money to make money.
December 9, 2011 in Franchises
How Two Long-Time Buddies Launched a Top-Grossing App

How Two Long-Time Buddies Launched a Top-Grossing App

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The founders of fitness app developer Abvio share the secret to their super-fast success.
June 7, 2011 in Profiles
Video: The Innovators: Nifty After Fifty's Sheldon ZinbergPlay Video

The Innovators: Nifty After Fifty's Sheldon Zinberg (Video)

The founder of a fitness center for 50-somethings shares his views on pioneering a new business concept. (02:42)
May 18, 2011 in Innovation
Photos: The Top 10 Children's Fitness Franchises

The Top 10 Children's Fitness Franchises

A look at the smartest and fastest-growing players in the children's fitness industry.
January 13, 2011 in Fastest-Growing

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