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Massage Envy acquired by Roark Capital Group

US-based franchise Massage Envy is set for a new chapter following its acquistion by private equity firm, Roark Capital Group.

A specialist in franchising, Roark is a good fit for Massage Envy which is looking to grow its franchise business, which currently has 800 sites in 45 states.

Previously owned by Sentinel, Massage Envy is expected to provide more than 16 million treatments this year. Its ethos is to make professional spa services available at affordable prices and in convenient locations.

"We are thrilled to have Roark as a partner as we continue to grow the Massage Envy brand," says Dave Crisalli, Massage Envy's president and CEO. "Roark’s strong operational approach and deep consumer and franchise experience makes them an ideal partner for our leadership team, regional developers, franchisees and team members."

Roark's managing partner, Neal Aronson, says this acquisition is in line with its strategy of buying market-leading franchises with strong brands and differentiated service offerings. "We believe Massage Envy has significant opportunities to enhance its leadership position in the spa and massage industry."

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US-based franchise Massage Envy is set for a new chapter following its acquistion by private equity firm, Roark Capital Group.
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Fitness operator HITIO Gym has signed its first franchise agreement in the UK. The Norway-based
Leisure operator Everyone Active will begin offering its members free access to a digital resource
Budget yoga chain MoreYoga has opened a studio in Woolwich, London. The launch is the
Corporate fitness sales specialist Gympass has secured a three-year extension to its deal with premium
Bury St. Edmunds Leisure Centre in Suffolk has become the first facility in the UK
Services giant Serco Group has appointed Simon Bailey as the new managing director of its
Focus Training
Focus Training
St Michaels Resort, an award-winning leisure destination in Cornwall, has completed a £10m expansion programme,
Construction work is set to begin later this spring on a £38m leisure centre and
British Blind Sport, UK Deaf Sport and national disability charity Sense have launched a joint
US operator Fitness Connection, which has 41 health clubs across three states, has been acquired
Chris Symons, who has spent the past 18 years at leisure trust GLL, has been
Exercise alters brain blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults, according to research
Fitness tech group eGym has appointed Sir George Buckley as its new chair. Sir George's
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Perfect Gym Solutions SA.
Reebok Les Mills Live will return to Singapore in 2019 – the second time the
Radio DJ and media personality Chris Evans has launched a new running and music festival.
Parkwood Leisure has been awarded a 10-year contract to operate leisure facilities on behalf of
Worsley Leisure Centre in Salford has opened following a £1.4m redevelopment of its fitness facilities.
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Group Exercise
Equally important for operators, the survey revealed more than 50 per cent of group exercise growth came from a C2DE audience (the three lower social and economic groups)
Features
EHFF 2019
The sixth European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), will take place on 3 April 2019 in Cologne, Germany, the day before the start of FIBO. HCM gives a sneak preview
Features
Supplier showcase
With a new update coming out in 2019, Myzone is trailblazing in the fitness wearables market
Features
Sweating the details
The ubiquity of screens offers our sector greater reach than ever before. The challenge is to find creative solutions to transform this perceived threat into an opportunity
Features
Retail
Years ago, gym retail meant a small selection of basic products sold behind a counter. Now retail can turn more profit more than anywhere else in the gym, with opportunities in activewear, supplements and specialised gym equipment. We look at what’s working according to three industry experts
Features
Training
The UK’s first hotel with high altitude rooms has opened its doors, hot on the heels of the launch of a hypoxic chamber at the new Third Space in London. Is altitude training heading for the mainstream? Kath Hudson reports
Features
Wellness
Our industry needs to get older people significantly more active if the UK is to avoid a major crisis in social care, says a new report. Abi Harris explains what the key findings mean for you
Features
Trends
Is going sub-zero the next big thing in health clubs? We take a closer look at the benefits of cryotherapy and some of the options on offer if you’re thinking of making the leap into the big chill
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Flooring
The feel of a certain surface under a member’s feet can unconsciously put them in the right headspace to workout. We take a look at the latest flooring projects inspiring members to move...
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Report
What role can sport and physical activity play in preventing crime and anti-social behaviour – and are our prisons making the most of this opportunity to change lives? Kate Cracknell reports
Features
People
The capitalist model may create wealth in the short term, but if it doesn’t address the broader issue of serving society, it risks losing its licence to operate. If inequality grows, that might force more difficult change
People
In London, people are familiar with the boutique concept, but elsewhere it’s still relatively new, so initially it was a challenge to educate people in Manchester about our benefits, when they were used to paying budget club prices
People
Our education programme, Mind Set, covers everything from gut health and weight management to positive psychology and behaviour change
People
As an operator, you need to pick your price point and do what you can for that, but do it really well. We have great quality facilities, but what we offer isn’t luxury
People
I think we’ll start to see more pay-as-you-go concepts, as they offer better value for money and flexibility. HIIT will stay popular and we will see more use of data in workouts to engage people
People
As long as people do the 30-minute circuit, twice a week, they are guaranteed results, and that’s a simple message to get across
People
Anyone looking into the boutique market thinking it’s going to cost them ‘X’ needs to double that figure. it isn’t enough just to give your club a new lick of paint and new flooring every 10 years
People
You can do lots of great stuff, but find there are still large numbers of people who don’t engage. If you can start to understand why, then you’re onto something
People
Research shows studios serve more consumers than any other industry segment and group exercise is a strong selling point
People
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