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Charter Fitness Eyes Growth in Texas
Club Industry, October 13, 2014

Charter Fitness, one of the Chicago area’s largest and fastest growing health-club businesses, has set its sights on Texas as a market for new growth. The company plans to build fitness centers in Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex and Houston, and is actively seeking franchise groups to own and operate these up to 20,000-square-foot facilities. See more.


Charter Fitness Eyes Growth in St. Louis Market
Franchising.com, April 17, 2014

Charter Fitness, one of the Chicago area’s largest and fastest growing health-club businesses, has set its sights on the St. Louis metropolitan area as a market for growth. The company plans to build as many as 10 fitness centers in the area, and is actively seeking two to three franchise groups to own and operate these up to 20,000-square-foot facilities. See more.


Fitness Chain Eyes KC Market for Expansion
Kansas City Business Journal, March 28, 2014

Charter Fitness is eyeing the Kansas City market and wants to add 11 fitness centers in the area. Charter Fitness has locations in three states: Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Although the barbecue is a bonus, COO Dan Collins said the attraction to the Kansas City market is based on the company’s market analysis: It’s an area where franchisees will be able to thrive. See more.


Popular Health Club Looking for Qualified Franchisees for Individual, Multi-unit Agreements
Franchising.com, March 27, 2014

Charter Fitness, one of the Chicago area’s largest and fastest growing health-club businesses, has set its sites on the Kansas City metropolitan area as a market for growth. The company has plans to build 11 fitness centers in the area, and is actively seeking two to three franchise groups to own and operate these up to 20,000-square-feet facilities. See more.


Charter Fitness Announces Leadership Changes, Growth Plans
Club Solutions, March 4, 2014

Charter Fitness, a fitness franchise with 35 locations in the greater Chicago area, recently announced management changes expected to facilitate company growth beyond Chicagoland. See more.


Poised For Growth in Fitness Club Franchising, Charter Fitness Strengthens Management Team
Franchising.com, February 27, 2014

Charter Fitness, one of the Chicago area’s largest and fastest growing fitness centers, announced management changes today as the health club franchisor sets its sights on ambitious growth beyond its local roots. See more. 


Charter Fitness Promotes Dan Collins to Chief Operating Officer
Chicago Business Journal, February 27, 2014

Dan Collins, former director of sales for Charter Fitness, has been named the new chief operating officer. Collins has more than fifteen years experience as club manager and owner/operator and held senior management positions with Cardinal Fitness before transitioning to the Charter Fitness leadership team in 2008. See more.


Charter Fitness Adds Michael Vogel as Senior Vice President of Development
Chicago Business Journal, February 27, 2014

Vogel comes to Charter Fitness with more than 20 years of franchise development experience most recently at Del Taco, one of the nation’s largest Mexican quick-serve chains with more than 550 restaurants in 17 states. See more.