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GoodLife aiming to become one of world’s largest


GoodLife Fitness has a strategy to help as many people change their lives positively through health and exercise. 

Its plan seems to have all bases covered – grow its current model while rolling out a new, low-cost option, Fit4Less by GoodLife. The Canadian chain expects to open 50 new GoodLife Fitness clubs by Christmas, while the plan is to open 500 Fit4Less locations. That would put 1,000 sites across the country.

“Currently, over one million Canadians belong to GoodLife,” said David ‘Patch’ Patchell-Evans, GoodLife founder & CEO. “Our goal is to have 10 per cent of Canadians achieving their health, wellness and fitness goals at GoodLife Fitness.” 

If the goal is reached GoodLife will have close to 1,000 locations and become one of the largest chains in the world.

New option for GoodLife (Reuters) 

Vendor of the Year for Star Trac

Star Trac was named the Steve Block Vendor of the Year award winner at this month’s canfitpro International Fitness and Business Conference.

Part of the reason the Irvine, Calif.-based company may have garnered the prestigious award was its commitment to work with some of the biggest Canadian gym chains.

“We had a commitment to each of the gentlemen to improve quality and service and to become the easiest company to do business with; and, in exchange for that commitment, these gentlemen entrusted us with orders,” said founder Michael Bruno. “They are, and always have been, part of our growth and success. I am so proud to accept the Steve Block Vendor of the Year Award from my good friend Patch (GoodLife founder David “Patch” Patchell-Evans), and I look forward to a long relationship and friendship with this fine gentleman and his outstanding organization.”

Star Trac takes in award in Canada (Star Trac)

US Fitness buys Sport & Health

US Fitness Holdings, a relatively new health club company, has acquired a stalwart in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area.

Sport & Health, with 23 locations, will keep its name while CEO/President Mark Fisher will also stay at his current position.

“Sport & Health provides us with a broad platform in a major metropolitan area,” US Fitness founders Kirk and John Galiani said in a release.

Happenings in Washington, D.C., fitness scene (Washington Business Journal)

Members on fastest-growing companies list

Two companies in the health and fitness family have achieved quite an accomplishment by making Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing U.S. companies.

Wellbeats (formerly Fitness on Request) and MINBODY are both repeats on the list, with Wellbeats making it for the second straight year and MINDBODY now recognized for seven consecutive years.

MINDBODY is a provider of web and mobile management solutions for the health and wellness industry. Its

Wellbeats provides virtual fitness to a variety of consumers – from clubs to schools to the military. Since its inception in 2008 it has expanded to new delivery methods, software applications and more.

Wellbeats and MINDBODY make Inc. list (Wellbeats and MINDBODY)




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