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Aug 13

Planet Fitness stock near record high, real estate ‘gains’ without ‘retail pains’ – CNBC

Shares of Planet Fitness were up more than 7 percent midday Thursday after the company beat top- and bottom-line second-quarter expectations.

In a call with investors, executives of the low-cost gym chain pointed to its appeal to casual exercisers and ability to snap up vacant swaths of retail real estate. Planet Fitness' stock traded as high as $25.01, on pace to surpass its all-time closing high of $24.54 set Nov. 11, 2016, according to FactSet.

"There are not a lot of retailers out there taking down 20,000-square-foot boxes [of real estate] a year," the company's chief financial officer, Dorvin Lively, said. "One of the benefits we get is we're one of the first ones to get called now, when something becomes available."

Cowen Group analyst Oliver Chen emphasized that Planet Fitness is utilizing real estate deals, writing that the company's "gains not impacted by retail's pains." Chen pointed to the Planet Fitness business model as one "not built on the extras," saying it has the most potential so long as the company stays true to its "DNA of a nonjudgmental exercise environment."

"The company's 'judgment-free' culture creates a low risk opportunity for new entrants into the fitness market, and has led to some of the highest market share growth in the fitness category," Chen said.

Planet Fitness CEO Christopher Rondeau emphasized that a combination of the company's simple model, available real estate and casual appeal allowed it to scale quickly.

"We've doubled the number of stores over the past four years to over 1,400 locations," Rondeau said.

He also cited up to 40 percent of recent new members who told the company they never went to a gym before joining Planet Fitness. He says the advantage of Planet Fitness is how it caters "to the 80 percent of the population that doesn't have a gym membership."

Planet Fitness reported second-quarter adjusted earnings per share of 22 cents, above Wall Street expectations for 19 cents, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Revenue totaled $107.3 million, also surpassing estimates for $102 million in revenue. In the year-earlier quarter, the company posted adjusted net income of 17 cents per share and revenue of $91.5 million.

Programming note: For more on Planet Fitness, watch CEO Chris Rondeau's interview on "Mad Money" Thursday night at 6 p.m. ET.

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Aug 13

Gym goers demand answers after fitness center closes its doors – KHQ Right Now

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Gym goers are demanding answers after finding out their fitness center is closed for good.

Those customers are up in arms because they say the center owes them hundreds of dollars.

"You invest and you get rewarded for your hard work with anything and so to find out that 'oh sorry, don't know what to tell you,'" said Madison Vicente, who has been to Physzique in Liberty Lake.

Vicente just won the fitness center's 12-week challenge by losing 24 percent of her body weight but now she's worried she's also lost the $1,000 prize. "Up until last week, I've been reassured by the owners that I was going to be paid on time and that there was going to be no issues even with Physzique closing," she said.

She even reached out to an owner, Amy Fairbanks but the messages she got in reply haven't exactly put her mind at ease. In part, one of the messages from Fairbanks says, "You're on the list to get paid by me personally as soon as I have a source of income."

She's not the only one having problems. After she posted on Facebook, several people reached out to Vicente sharing their own breakdown in communication with Physizque.

KHQ reached out to Fairbanks. She said in a Facebook message, "The company is bankrupt. That's not really a scandalous story. I don't have time for an interview right now cause I'm too busy making sure my former employees are taken care of and trying to find a new job myself."

Customers like Vicente want more than reassurances. "Bankruptcy or no bankruptcy. You can't take people's money and then not give what they were promised," said Vicente.

According to Amy Fairbanks Facebook page, she officially announced that details are falling into place for her to strike out on a solo fitness adventure.

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Aug 11

Fitness gurus to work out with for free on YouTube – Chicago Tribune

Instead of neglecting our workout (and the mood-boosting benefits that come from it), we schedule ourselves a little one-on-one workout time with YouTube. The workouts are time-flexible, accessible and expert-led. In other words, its basically a treasure trove of fitness.

A quick search unearths everything from yoga to Pilates to HIIT training routines; whatever type of sweat session you prefer, YouTube likely has it. Thats why we decided to put together a list of our favorite online fitness channels just to help you narrow your search a little bit.

YOGA WITH ADRIENE.Adriene Mishler is the light-hearted yogi behind this YouTube channel. Her yoga videos range from targeted practices for anxiety, depression, sleep and pain (like this one for neck and shoulder relief) to power flows for strengthening and lengthening. Her goofy yet calming presence is enough to make you change into comfortable clothes, drink a cup of tea and relax into a yoga routine.

CASSEY HO OF BLOGILATES.Cassey Ho has been a mainstay on the YouTube fitness scene since she started uploading Pilates videos in 2009. Her website, Blogilates, provides fitness and nutrition advice, along with body-positive inspiration and sporty merchandise.

She specializes in workouts that build and tone muscle using nothing else but your own body weight. The workouts are hard but fun. Her bubbly and outgoing personality almost makes you forget your arms are screaming in the middle of a 15-minute workout (almost). Stay dedicated to her videos, try your best, and youll see real change.

TARA STILES.Although she does have videos fit for beginners, chances are that youll love Tara Stiless yoga videos if youre an intermediate or advanced yoga devotee. Her no-frills approach is quieting, calming and strengthening for both the body and mind. (If youre not super into yoga, check her videos out anyway, because they might majorly inspire you; shes the most graceful human being weve ever seen).

JEANETTE JENKINS.Jeanette Jenkins is a celebrity personal trainer (responsible for training A-listers such as Kelly Rowland) who posts a variety of different workouts designed to increase strength. Many of her videos are extremely short think no longer than 30 seconds just so she can show a few reps of effective moves. Then, depending on how much time you have, you can make it an extended workout, or just do a few circuits. Take this Zumba video, for instance. Its solely concentrated on planks and high knees for an intense cardio sweat.

THE TONE IT UP GIRLS.Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott started their Tone It Up empire to share workout, nutrition, and even lifestyle advice. Many of their workouts take place in front of a beautiful backdrop of the Pacific ocean, so you can kind of feel like youre working out while on a SoCal vacation (better than working out at home, right?).

Theyre also regular Byrdie contributors. Check out all of their stories. (Personally, we love this piece on the 5 exercises you should do if you sit all day).

XHIT DAILY.XHIT Daily is a YouTube channel that regularly posts workout videos ranging from Crossfit to Pilates. The three hosts are incredibly knowledgeable, reminding their viewers how to correct their form and get the most from their workouts throughout.

THE RUN EXPERIENCE.Weve covered yoga, Pilates, and strength training workouts, but this one is for any runners out there. The Run Experience has almost 70,000 YouTube subscribers, to which it shares motivating running tips, tricks, and advice. They have videos on everything from hydration and nutrition to race-day prep. Regardless if youre a runner or not, they share super-effective targeted workouts that are great for doing on the go.

WHITNEY SIMMONS.Simmons posts regularly on YouTube, so youll never be without a new workout to try. The best part? You dont need a ton of equipment. Many of her videos use your body weight, and maybe a dumbbell or two to target specific muscle groups. Plus, she produces videos on healthy meal prep, to keep you going throughout a busy week.

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Aug 11

Fitness, nutrition key to Brooks Koepka’s meteoric rise in the world of golf –

Brooks Koepka is having probably the best season of his professional golf career. He has a U.S. Open win to his name, two other second-place finishes, six total top 10s and an average finish of 6th in the three major championships. He's also a trendy pick to win the 2017 PGA Championship.

Koepka, who honed his craft at the beginning of his career in Europe, has always driven the ball well, but other parts of his game (like his putting) are getting better. He credits a well-rounded game with better fitness and nutrition than he maintained in college or on the European Tour.

"Once I came back to the [United] States, I was like, 'Finally, let's do this,'" said Koepka. "'You can be in the gym every day.' And I tried to build some muscle and make sure I'm healthy."

Koepka noted that he has a chef for the majors, and though he sometimes struggles with diet, he recognizes its importance in his future.

"He cooks for me," Koepka said of his chef. "It's something I need to watch and take care of. You're trying to eat healthy. On the road, you can get kind of sloppy with it."

Koepka, who is often compared to Dustin Johnson in on-course temperament and success, also works out with D.J. off the course. They are both trained by Joey Diovisalvi ("Joey D").

"It's kind of a fun little training scenario," said Koepka. "It is [competitive] for me. I don't know about him, but it is for me. Any time we've got a leg day, he's pushing me. We're trying to push each other."

"With somebody like Brooks, you have a NFL player profile -- ability, athleticism, body type," added Diovisalvi. "You have an athlete that literally comes prepared to say, 'I'm here to work.' He asks great questions, but he never questions what we do. Great athletes do that naturally."

Koepka said he actually just started training with Joey D. before the U.S. Open, but he has already seen dividends (like, you know, winning the U.S. Open).

"I'm stronger, a lot more flexible," said Koepka. "More functional."

An enhanced Koepka is a scary thought for the future. He takes with him loads of talent into his late 20s and early 30s and could pretty easily become a multiple-time major winner before hitting his true prime. He's already forever off the tee, and as he starts owning the learning curve, it takes to win on the PGA Tour and folding in a world-class fitness routine, Koepka could establish himself alongside Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and others as one of the best players of this generation.

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Aug 11

A fitness boot camp for parents who have no time and no day care – Bangor Daily News

All photos by Lauren Bodwell

Take a look at the picture above. If all you see is a group of people working out, take a closer look. Did you notice the toddlers?

Kids who are kindergarten age or younger are more than welcome to hang around in this fitness class. Its the Fit-Family Boot Camp at Triple Jump Fitness in Portland, Maine. Owners Kim and Tim DeMado offer several fitness programs for adults and children.

As the mother of four, Kim knows what a struggle it can be for new parents to get back in the groove of working out but have little time and no daycare. Thats why she started the Boot Camp. When they first opened Tripe Jump Fitness in 2012, Kim, who was a competitive gymnast, would often teach a gymnastics class to three and four-year-olds while Tim coached their parent(s). But that didnt work for parents with younger children. And then Kim had an aha moment.

We started Fit-Family Boot Camp, she explained, where you can bring your infant and/or crawler or a child up to age 5 or 6. The kids are in the ball pit, theyre on the gymnastics equipment or crawling on benches and Im coaching and training.

Allison and daughter Brooke

Its been an importantpart ofmy life, said Allison McLaughlin, who has a nearly six-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter and has participated in boot camp for several years. I have to travel for work a lot so Ididnt really have any time to exercise which is always something I enjoyed doing. The Fit-Family Boot camp has allowed me to do that and gives my kids time to play and socialize. Ive also made some amazing friends.

Susan and daughter Ingrid

Boot camp is also a big part of Susan Seners life. Shes a stay at home mom with three daughters. I stopped workinglast Octoberto stay home and I really wasnt exercising at all, she told me. I go three times a week now. Its amazing. I like that we all do it together and it doesnt take up my personal time at the end or beginning of the day. My three-year-olddid Kims gymnasticsclass and thats how I discovered Fit-Family Boot Camp.

Kim said they started out with one boot camp class and soon added two more. Now shes decided to add more boot camps.Weve kind of been 9 oclock across the board, she said, but working moms and dads need a bit more flexibility. Weregoing to move into the weekends and the later afternoon and early evening for the working parent starting this fall.

I was lucky because my mother was close by and babysat so I could take a fitness class after my first baby and swimming classes after my second. Still, I would have loved a fitness class like the boot camp.

If youre the parent of young children, how do you manage to fit in fitness? Or is it always the last thing on your list?

For more information about the Fit-Family Boot Camp or other programs at Triple Jump Fitness, check out the website. Also, Kim plans to begin an online fitness program for parents who cant make it to a class, so stay tuned.

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Aug 11

Samsung’s next fitness watch is probably coming this month – The Verge

Samsung is headed to IFA later this month, and its starting to sound like well see some new smartwatches there. Android Headlines spotted an FCC filing from Samsung showing off a Samsung Gear Sport, a thus-far nonexistent smartwatch or fitness device of some kind.

Given that its passing through the FCC right now, the device is probably almost ready to be released. Samsung used its IFA presentation to introduce a new generation of Gear smartwatches this time last year, so it makes sense that were seeing hints of that happening again this year, too.

All we really know so far is that the Gear Sport supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and probably runs Tizen, given the lack of Galaxy branding. Its not clear if itll take the shape of a smartwatch or be closer to a long fitness tracker, but the most recent Gear devices have all had identical round shapes. The last Gear-branded fitness band was released just over a year ago.

A sports-focused watch would make plenty of sense. Apple has really refocused the Apple Watch around fitness, while Samsungs Gear watches are still going for a much more fashionable look. Making a new model thats more tailored to exercise would help it better compete with Apple and could get more people interested in the product.

If Samsung does release a sports-focused watch, it wouldnt be surprising to see it introduce other styles of the devices as well. But so far, we havent seen anything on it.

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Aug 11

Planet Fitness Breaks Out Into Buy Zone On Strong Q2, Raised Outlook – Investor’s Business Daily

Fitness-center operator Planet Fitness (PLNT) jumped into buying territory Thursday, a day after lifting full-year guidance after topping second-quarter forecasts.

XAutoplay: On | OffEstimates: Earnings per share of 19 cents, up 12%, on revenue of $102 million, also up 12%.

Results:EPS of 22 cents on revenue of $107.3 million. System-wide same-store sales climbed 9%, asfranchisee-owned comps increased 9.3% and corporate-owned comps grew 4.3%.

Outlook: Full-year EPS is now seen at 76-78 cents, up from a prior view of 74-77 cents, on revenue of$409 million-$415 million, up from$405 million-$415 million. Analysts see EPS of 77 cents on revenue of $415 million. Planet Fitness sees same-store sales up 8%-9% vs. a prior view of 7%-8% growth.

Stock:Shares jumped 9% to close at 25.13 on the stock market today, clearing a 24.68 entry from a flat base.

Planet Fitness has made a name for itself by being a less-intimidating, less-judgmental place to exercise. And as malls empty and retailers shutter stores, fitness centers like Planet Fitness, which have avoided the Amazon (AMZN) threat and other retail difficulties, have been more likely to appear in their place.

But Planet Fitness's higher-end, niche rivals have grown quickly, a Wedbush research note in June said, posing a risk to the chain. However, Planet Fitness owners told Wedbush they weren't concerned with the industry trends.

"Our contacts believe that in the current environment as targeted niche chains are divvying up the high-end of the market while (Planet Fitness) goes after the less avid fitness consumer and those without gym memberships, traditional gyms are getting squeezed," the note said.

The note also said that many Planet Fitness owners and managers that Wedbush spoke with said that they believed more room for growth existed, potentially outside the Northeast, where Planet Fitness was founded. However, the people said "the best locations are increasingly fewer and farther between."


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Planet Fitness Breaks Out Into Buy Zone On Strong Q2, Raised Outlook - Investor's Business Daily

Aug 11

Stock Losses Accelerate; Retailers Drop, Planet Fitness Flexes – Investor’s Business Daily

The major market indexes fell further early Thursday, as markets continued responding to tension between the United States and North Korea.The tech-heavy Nasdaq led the indexes lower, falling 1.1%. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.8% and 0.6%, respectively.

XAutoplay: On | Off Among the Dow industrials, Coca-Cola (KO) rebounded 0.2%, as the stock looked to get back above its 46.16 cup-with-handle entry.

On the downside, Apple (AAPL) declined 1.6% and is on track to snap a four-day winning streak. The stock is about 1% above a 156.75 flat-base entry.

FANG (AMZN) fell further under its 50-day line in the stock market today. The stock declined 1.5%.

Retailers fell despite mixed earnings reports early Thursday. Macy's (M)andKohl's (KSS) beat the Street's forecasts, but both stocks still dropped, falling 5% and 9%, respectively.

In the meantime, Dillard's (DDS) badly missed its own earnings estimates, prompting shares to plummet 15%. The department store had rallied significantly off its mid-May lows, but is now testing its 50-day line.

China-based gaming company NetEase (NTES) dropped a near 10% despite reporting strong Q2 results late Wednesday. The stock broke out of a late-stage cup with handle on June 6, but had trouble gaining traction. Shares fell back under their 301.92 entry and the 50-day line.

Meanwhile, other leading Chinese stockswere seeing sell-side pressure as well. Alibaba (BABA) declined over 2%, but remains just 4% off its all-time high set two weeks ago. Internet giant Baidu (BIDU) also fell over 2%, and remains extended from a 193.84 cup-base buy point.

Planet Fitness (PLNT) was flexing its muscles after reporting strong Q2 results, and raising its full-year guidance. The gym operator pumped up over 6% as it broke out above 24.68 flat-base entry.

Graphics chip maker Nvidia (NVDA) fell 2.6% ahead of its quarterly earnings results after the bell Thursday.

Within theIBD 50, there were few bright spots amid the market's sell-off with just six leading growth stocks trading in the green. PRA Health Sciences (PRAH) advanced 0.2% as it looked to retake its 50-day line. On Wednesday, the medical stock announced a secondary offering that caused the stock to drop over 6%.

On the downside, Grubhub (GRUB) looked to extend its losing streak to three days, falling 2.4%. The stock remains well-above its 47.94 flat-base entry after last week's earnings release and partnership with Yelp (Y).


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Aug 11

Reebok petitions Academy to award Oscar for ‘Best Fitness Trainer … – Fox News

On John Baileys first day as the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Reebok president Matt OToole wrote himan open letter, shared via Twitter.

The message was not a congratulatory note from one head honcho to another, but instead a passionate proposal for creating a new Academy Award to honor the unsung heroes behind the silver screen: fitness trainers.

Noting that Oscars have long been given for Best Makeup and Hairstyling as well as Best Sound Mixing, OToole makes a provocative argument for celebrating the craft of fitness through the individuals who guide actors into "fighting, flying and filming shape."


These people often hail from outside the glitz of Hollywood. Theyve crafted their expertise on the playing field, in their garage gyms and even defending our country, OToole said. He added that their backgrounds have not led them down the traditional path to show business, but their skills are indispensable nonetheless, in that they propel the actors to stardom and success.

Ask any motion picture star and they will tell you, these are the people who power the scenes and stories fans love so much, he said. The best scenes and storylines today often require amazing physical transformations, and actors and actresses rely heavily on a small field of expert trainers to get them in fighting, flying and filming shape.


In a day and age when self-made fitness gurus and stars ride a wave of popularity across Instagram, Snapchat and other visual social media, OTooles proposition is certainly intriguing.

And with the 2018 Oscars months away, the Academy has ample time to decide whether or not to recognize this community in the future.

John Bailey has not yet appeared to issue a response to O'Toole.

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Aug 10

Tucson fitness ideas – Arizona Daily Star


Tai Chi Balance Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Road. Mondays: Tai Chi basics; Thursdays: yang 10 for beginners. 11 a.m.-noon. Mondays and Thursdays. $10; $30 a month. 296-9212.

Beginning Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road. Gentle enough for seniors and those needing to improve balance. Register at 11 a.m.- noon. Fridays. $9. 742-4600.

Sun Style 73 Tai Chi Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center. For those who know the 40 forms of Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall Prevention. Register at 11 a.m.-noon. Mondays. $9.

Tai Chi For Arthritis-Part 2 Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center. For those who know the Basic 6 and Advanced 6 exercises in the Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall Prevention programs. Register at 12:15-1:15 p.m. Mondays. $9.

Tai Chi for Health Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave, Oro Valley. Safe, effective and fun way to improve balance, mental clarity, relieve pain and create an overall feeling of well-being through natural breathing and slow, gentle, meditative body movements. 1-2 p.m. Mondays. $10; $60 for nine weeks. 780-6751.

Yoga in the Buff Movement Culture, 435 E. Ninth St. Clothing optional co-ed. 4-5 p.m. Thursdays. $5. 250-2331.

Vinyasa Yoga Tucson Chiropractic Center, 570 N. Columbus Blvd. Strengthen, stretch and tone. 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $5. 1-435-671-9033.

Hot Yoga Rooted, 1600 N. Tucson Blvd. Full body flow. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $10. 1-435-671-9033.

Tibetan Yoga Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E. Speedway. For young or old, focuses on the breath as it works with the asanas. 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. $5. 622-8460.

Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga Quaker Meeting House, 931 N. Fifth Ave. To promote peace and healing. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. 490-5500.

Taekwondo Wellness Intuition Wellness Center, 5675 N. Oracle Road. Learn traditional Taekwondo philosophy and core principles, self-care, stress management, coping skills, social skills and mindfulness meditation. 4:15 p.m class for ages 7-12; 5:15 p.m. for ages 12 and up. 4:15 and 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $20. 333-3320.

Capoeira for Kids Studio Ax, 2928 E. Broadway. Children learn the basics of Tucson Capoeira Martial Arts through games and exercises. Ages 5-12. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 990-1820.

Intro to Capoeira Studio Ax. Works the mind and body. Noon-1:15 p.m. Saturdays. $15.

Tucson Community Capoeira Classes All Levels and Levels Movement Culture. Build strength, and test endurance while learning the basic history and traditions. 4-6 p.m. Saturdays. $10.

Kids Capoeira Movement Culture. Develop; balance, motor coordination, speed and strength. Wear loose pants/sweat pants and any t-shirt and training will be in bare feet or martial-art/dance shoes. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays. $10.

Tucson Capoeira intro class Movement Culture. Introduction to the four core expressions of Capoeira : Movement, music, philosophy, and history. 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays. Free.

Kettlebell Fit Centerline Movement, 1600 N. Tucson Blvd. Strength and conditioning. 18 and up. 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $25. 975-0292.

PWR!Gym Medical Marijuana Wellness Series Session PWR!Gym Parkinson Wellness Recovery, 140 W. Fort Lowell Road. Kathy Inman an Adriana Tysenn will educate about medical marijuana history, legality, uses, and more. 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Free. 591-5346.

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