Chicagoland-Based Charter Fitness Approved to Franchise, Opens 38 Locations in Illinois and Indiana

Sep 21, 2011, 15:00 ET from Charter Fitness

CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orland Park, IL-based Charter Fitness Franchising LLC has been approved to franchise its Charter Fitness Health Club brand nationally.  Upon announcement of the approval on September 1, 2011, 38 Cardinal Fitness locations in Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana and downstate Illinois were converted to Charter Fitness, bringing the number of Charter Fitness locations to 46 in six states. Charter Fitness expects to hire more than 200 new employees over the next 12 months, mostly as personal trainers.

Charter Fitness' Director of Franchise Operations Justin Veihman says, "Offering Charter Fitness franchises allows us to bring the high-value/low-cost Charter Fitness brand to more communities."   To open a Charter Fitness franchise, franchisees are required to have $250,000 liquid assets and a net worth of $750,000.  Parties interested in opening a Charter Fitness franchise should visit for more information.

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About Charter Fitness Franchising LLC

Based in Orland Park, IL, Charter Fitness Franchising LLC. is a health club franchise with 46 locations in six states.  Charter Fitness health clubs offer members a clean, comfortable and convenient workout experience with best-in-class fitness equipment for as low as $10 per month. Charter Fitness strongly believes in community involvement and is a member of the international Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IRHSA).

SOURCE Charter Fitness