Salt Lake City-based Montana Mining Corp. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Fitness USA Inc. has entered a letter of intent to be the exclusive franchisee of LA Boxing for the Beverly Hills-Brentwood area of Los Angeles.

Montana Mining intends to call the gyms in the area Fitness International Inc. to reflect the company's focus and will add a management team to ensure the success of the Beverly Hills-Brentwood franchise as the base of what could be future ventures in the health and fitness market.

LA Boxing offers cardio boxing, kick boxing and mixed martial arts. LA Boxing, based in southern California, has granted 99 franchises in 19 states and Puerto Rico and is continuing to expand.