LA Boxing® Knocks Out Franchise Agreement in North Jersey
Company Plans Call for Nearly 15 Additional Locations to Open Throughout the State
TOTOWA, N.J. – LA Boxing®, the world’s largest boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) fitness franchise, announced today that it signed a franchise agreement with local entrepreneur Franco Pacelli to open a new LA Boxing gym in North Jersey, which will be located at 360 Route 46 in Totowa.
Planned to open in September 2012, the new LA Boxing will be the first of nearly 15 additional locations the company plans to have open or in development throughout New Jersey within the next 18 months. Currently, there are seven locations already operating throughout the state—three in North Jersey, two in Central Jersey, and two in South Jersey.
“We’re looking to grow throughout New Jersey with franchisees like Franco who are business savvy and fitness-minded,” said Philip Jacobs, LA Boxing Director of Franchise Development, adding that there is a high demand throughout the market for alternatives to large, impersonal fitness centers. “We have found that local consumers are increasingly interested in fitness concepts like LA Boxing that offer an unconventional way to stay in shape and break from their typical routine.”
With nearly 75 locations open nationwide and another 50 in the development pipeline, expansion throughout New Jersey is part of the company’s strategic franchise expansion plan which calls for more than 220 locations to open nationwide by 2015. The gyms will be concentrated in most major U.S. cities including Chicago, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Seattle, among others.
About LA Boxing
LA Boxing® is the world’s largest boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts fitness franchise with nearly 75 locations open nationwide and another 50 in various stages of development. The LA Boxing Workout™—aimed at suburban men, women, and children—which burns 800-1,000 calories per hour, is taught by professionally-trained boxers, kickboxers and mixed martial arts fighters. For more information about LA Boxing, visit http://laboxing.com/.
# # #