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HCM Celebs: George Foreman III

The boxing entrepreneur aims to help people ‘unleash the fighter within’ to better handle life’s challenges, with the slogan, ‘It’s not yours until you fight for it’

Published in Health Club Management 2019 issue 7
George Foreman III aims to have 20 EverybodyFights clubs across the US by 2020
George Foreman III aims to have 20 EverybodyFights clubs across the US by 2020

George Foreman III – son of the heavyweight prizefighter – is overseeing the growth of his boxing gym business through owned-operated locations and national and international franchises. The company has backing from Breakaway Ventures.

“We’re passionate about helping people everywhere realise their health and fitness goals, and very excited to share the EverybodyFights gym concept across the nation and in select international markets,” he said.

Working with his dad
After a degree in business administration, Foreman III managed his dad’s gym business, before training as a professional boxer and opening his own studio.

EverybodyFights, which has locations in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Lexington, US, is driving a nationwide expansion and aiming to have 20 sites open by 2020.

The facilities combine the grit of a traditional boxing gym with luxury amenities and aesthetics.

Clubs typically house between three and five studios and offer boxing, circuit, running, yoga and recovery, with 130 classes a week and 14-plus class types.

Other features include a steamroom, sports shop, and custom graffiti created by Hailey Loonan (EverybodyFights’ creative director) and Studio Fresh.

Two franchise offerings are available. The EBF BOX, which enables existing gyms to deliver the EverybodyFights boxing fitness classes and EBF Club, a standalone facility which provides access to the full EverybodyFights experience and group class programming.

Creating the concept
Talking to HCM, a spokesperson said the concept for the gyms is the result of a partnership between designers Studio Troika, George Foreman III and real estate developer and EverybodyFights co-founder, Anthony ‘AJ’ Rich.

“George picks out the equipment and lays out the training space,” he explained, “While AJ is responsible for the finer design points, including fixtures, furniture, colour, and materials and also the character pieces that have become defining features of EverybodyFights gyms.”

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George Foreman III – son of the heavyweight prizefighter – is expanding his US-based boxing gym business, and plans to have 20 sites open by 2020
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HCM Celebs: George Foreman III

The boxing entrepreneur aims to help people ‘unleash the fighter within’ to better handle life’s challenges, with the slogan, ‘It’s not yours until you fight for it’

Published in Health Club Management 2019 issue 7
George Foreman III aims to have 20 EverybodyFights clubs across the US by 2020
George Foreman III aims to have 20 EverybodyFights clubs across the US by 2020

George Foreman III – son of the heavyweight prizefighter – is overseeing the growth of his boxing gym business through owned-operated locations and national and international franchises. The company has backing from Breakaway Ventures.

“We’re passionate about helping people everywhere realise their health and fitness goals, and very excited to share the EverybodyFights gym concept across the nation and in select international markets,” he said.

Working with his dad
After a degree in business administration, Foreman III managed his dad’s gym business, before training as a professional boxer and opening his own studio.

EverybodyFights, which has locations in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Lexington, US, is driving a nationwide expansion and aiming to have 20 sites open by 2020.

The facilities combine the grit of a traditional boxing gym with luxury amenities and aesthetics.

Clubs typically house between three and five studios and offer boxing, circuit, running, yoga and recovery, with 130 classes a week and 14-plus class types.

Other features include a steamroom, sports shop, and custom graffiti created by Hailey Loonan (EverybodyFights’ creative director) and Studio Fresh.

Two franchise offerings are available. The EBF BOX, which enables existing gyms to deliver the EverybodyFights boxing fitness classes and EBF Club, a standalone facility which provides access to the full EverybodyFights experience and group class programming.

Creating the concept
Talking to HCM, a spokesperson said the concept for the gyms is the result of a partnership between designers Studio Troika, George Foreman III and real estate developer and EverybodyFights co-founder, Anthony ‘AJ’ Rich.

“George picks out the equipment and lays out the training space,” he explained, “While AJ is responsible for the finer design points, including fixtures, furniture, colour, and materials and also the character pieces that have become defining features of EverybodyFights gyms.”

http://www.leisureopportunities.com/images/imagesX/935248_67530.jpg
George Foreman III – son of the heavyweight prizefighter – is expanding his US-based boxing gym business, and plans to have 20 sites open by 2020
George Foreman III ,George Foreman III, EverybodyFights clubs,
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Public Health England (PHE) and the Centre for Ageing Better (CAB) have set out their ...
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Physical activity bodies ukactive and EuropeActive have agreed to strengthen their partnership in the event ...
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The first-ever FIBO Southeast Asia fitness event will be held in Singapore next year. Taking ...
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Cancer survivors should undertake a minimum of 90 minutes of aerobic and resistance training each ...
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Thrive Global, the wellness and behaviour change tech firm founded by Arianna Huffington, has acquired ...
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LXA has inserted a 2,000sq ft (186sq m) indoor/outdoor boxing gym into a mixed-use building ...
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FunXtion makes fitness as integral to life as brushing your teeth
FunXtion delivers a complete, wrap-around exercise experience.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
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Company profile: Ecore
Ecore transforms reclaimed materials into unique performance surfaces that make people’s lives better. Ecore has ...
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Company profile: The JC Group
The JC Group is home to JC Facilities Management, JC Leisure Solutions, JC Water Services, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
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Trade associations
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Lockers/interior design
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Locking solutions
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Diary dates
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Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
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Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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