Anytime Fitness Flexes Its Muscles With A Massachusetts Expansion

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Chuck Runyon, CEO and co-founder of the Anytime Fitness chain

Most didnt use the pools or the racquetball courts. What those consumers wanted, though, was an accessible location at the times that fit into their schedules. Runyon, the CEO of the Minnesota-based chain, is now hoping this p90X3 low-frills model catches on in New England. His company has aggressive growth plans for the region to increase the number of locations here from 60 to 90 during the next 18 months.
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Fitness tracker Basis said to be shopping itself to Apple, Google

But unlike the traditional events, Recreation Fitness events take a humorous twist. For example, in the figure skating event, participants are timed to see who can hold a single skating pose the longest; and in the bobsled event, teams will have to push a teammate in a shopping cart across the field. We are serious about our workouts, but even more serious about our fun, said Emily Duval Ledger, Recreation Fitnesss founder and lead trainer. This event is just another way for us to show that if your workouts give you joy, great results come easy. Teams can earn points in a number of ways: aside from winning events, they can boost the score by cheering their team on and wearing the most creative uniform.
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Recreation Fitness to Host Winter Games Competition at Whaley Park

That’s all on top of the standard sleep and step-tracking functionality built into the watch-like device. Such an acquisition would give a significant boost to Apple, which is said to have fitness product ambitions. The company recently posted — and deleted — a job posting for a ” User Studies Exercise Physiologist .” According to the ad, Apple seeks candidates who are knowledgeable about cardiovascular fitness and can put that knowledge toward product design. Reports that Basis might be on the market come just months after the San Francisco startup raised $11.75 million in additional funding to close out its Series B round at a total of $23 million, with Intel Capital coming on board alongside Stanford University, iNovia Capital, and other new investors.
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