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Equinox And Maria Shriver Partner On Move For Minds 2017
Posted: November 23, 2016 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox CEO Harvey Spevak announced at the company’s High Performance Living Summit in New York City, that Equinox, a leader in high performance living, will once again partner with Maria Shriver and the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement on their highly successful Move for Minds event, a first-of-its-kind crowd-funding and awareness-raising live experience focused on brain and body health. Read More...

Cycle For Survival Launches 2017 Battle To Beat Rare Cancers: Over 1,000 Supporters Rally In Times Square
Posted: October 3, 2016 in Chains

Cycle For SurvivalNEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, welcomed more than 1,000 supporters to Times Square on September 30 for the fourth annual Times Square Takeover, an all-day celebration featuring seven high-energy cycling rides on stationary bikes, led by instructors from Equinox, Cycle for Survival’s founding partner. The Times Square Takeover was presented by smartwater, the longstanding official hydration sponsor. T-shirts were provided by New Balance, the official apparel sponsor. Read More...

More Than $1 Million Available To School Districts Committed To Serving Healthier Meals
Posted: September 15, 2016 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBOULDER, CO - Dedicated to improving school meals in America, three top school food nutrition foundations are opening the second round of School Food Support Initiative grant funding, committing more than $1 million to support up to seven school districts across the nation. Launched in 2015 by the Life Time Foundation, in partnership with the Chef Ann Foundation and the Whole Kids Foundation, the School Food Support Initiative helps motivated school districts establish healthier meal programs by providing technical assistance, strategic planning and funding opportunities needed to improve operations. Read More...

Planet Fitness Builds First Ever Judgement Free Fitness Center Within A Boys & Girls Club As Part Of National Anti-Bullying Initiative
Posted: September 7, 2016 in Chains

Planet FitnessNEWINGTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, known for its Judgement Free Zone and non-intimidating environment, has extended its judgement free philosophy outside of its gyms with a surprise unveiling of the nation’s first mini Planet Fitness gym housed within a Boys & Girls Club. The brand new fitness facility was built in the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, N.H. and will provide nearly 1,700 kids and teens the ability to work out and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle, and most importantly, do so without being judged or bullied. Read More...

ClubSport, Renaissance ClubSport, and The Studio Fitness Clubs Donate $22,354 to The Navy SEAL Foundation
Posted: August 31, 2016 in Chains

Leisure SportsPLEASANTON, CA - Leisure Sports announced that its family of fitness clubs --ClubSport, Renaissance ClubSport and The Studio-- raised a grand total of $22,354 in benefit of the Navy SEAL Foundation, exceeding last year’s fundraising efforts by over $2,000. Navy SEAL Foundation ambassador Mark Kendall graciously accepted the funds on behalf of the organization. Read More...

Ecore Employees Collect Nearly 12,000 Pounds of Food for Food Bank
Posted: May 11, 2016 in Suppliers

ecoreLANCASTER, PA - Ecore, a flooring manufacturer whose mission statement is: we transform reclaimed waste into unique performance surfaces that make people's lives better. and its 254 employees at its Lancaster, PA plant demonstrated those last 4 words: making people's lives better. Recently, 11,416 pounds of food was collected for New Creation Church in Lancaster City as part of the Lancaster Chamber's #ImpactLancaster Leadership Challenge. Sponsored by EF Strategic Consultancy, local businesses were encouraged to make a difference in their community. Read More...

acac Fitness and Wellness’ 30 Days Fundraiser Brings $94,940 to Area Non-profits
Posted: May 4, 2016 in Chains

acacCHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - At acac, community members worked out and gave back during the month of March. They purchased a 30-day membership for $30, and 100% of the membership fee was donated to non-profits in local acac club communities. In total, they raised $94,940 for area non-profits. Read More...

HealthQuest’s Fit for Heart Health Raises Over $7,000 for the Cause
Posted: February 28, 2016 in Independents

HealthQuestFLEMINGTON, N.J. - HealthQuest hosted Fit for Heart Health on Sunday, February 21st with the community teaming together with an Indoor Cycling, Lifting and Kids Running Challenge to raise over $7,000 for the Heart and Vascular programs at the Hunterdon Medical Center. HealthQuest hosted this special event during Heart Health Month in memory of longtime employee, Tony Tierno, who passed away suddenly in 2015 due to complications with his heart. Read More...

Big Ass Fans Helps Fund Cancer Center
Posted: October 23, 2015 in Suppliers

Big Ass FansLEXINGTON, KY – Big Ass Fans announced it has raised $25,000 for a new, state-of-the-art cancer treatment suite at University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. The company last month began donating 5% of all sales in the state of Kentucky until $25,000 was reached. The promotion was conducted in partnership with Dr. Jonathan Feddock, a radiation oncologist at University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Teams Up with After-School All-Stars for the Gold Star Campaign
Posted: October 5, 2015 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold’s Gym, a leading authority in health and fitness, has partnered with After-School All-Stars (ASAS), a national nonprofit that provides comprehensive after-school programs to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life. As part of the Gold’s Gym 50th Anniversary celebrations, the organizations have launched the “Gold Star Campaign” to fundraise for the nonprofit founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1992. Read More...

Life Time Foundation, Chef Ann Foundation and Whole Kids Foundation to Support Clean Food and Children’s Health
Posted: October 1, 2015 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBOULDER, CO - Dedicated to improving school meals, three top school food nutrition foundations have teamed up to provide $600,000 in support to five school districts across the nation through the School Food Support Initiative. Launched by the Life Time Foundation, in partnership with the Chef Ann Foundation and the Whole Kids Foundation, the School Food Support Initiative is seeking five motivated school districts that want to establish healthier meal programs and want the guidance and support to truly improve the health of children in their communities. Read More...

Power Systems Celebrates 10th Year Of Giving To Local Charity, KARM
Posted: July 20, 2015 in Suppliers

Power Systems: A PlayCore CompanyKNOXVILLE, TN - Over the past 10 years, Power Systems has held annual collection drives for employees to donate to the Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM). During the month of June, Power Systems employees donated personal hygiene products to be donated to KARM. Employees were challenged to bring in at least one of the items on the list. Such items included, shampoo, deodorant, soap, toothbrushes, baby diapers, wipes and toilet paper. All of the donated items were delivered to KARM earlier this month. Read More...

Midtown Athletic Club Oak Park Receives Opportunity Knocks’ 2015 Key Award
Posted: April 30, 2015 in Chains

Midtown Athletic ClubOAK PARK, IL - Midtown Athletic Club Oak Park is the recipient of the 2015 Key Award, which recognizes Opportunity Knocks’ most outstanding community partner of the year. “They went above and beyond the call of duty,” said Opportunity Knocks Executive Director Michael Carmody. Read More...

ACAC Donates $83,400 to Alzheimer’s Association
Posted: April 30, 2015 in Chains

acacRICHMOND, VA - The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter recently received a $31,710 donation from ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center as a result of their March 30 Days for $30 campaign. The campaign, which ran at ACAC’s Midltohian and Short Pump locations, provided individuals a 30-day membership for just $30 with 100% of funds being donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Read More...

Power Systems Flexes Their Muscles For Local Habitat For Humanity
Posted: April 29, 2015 in Suppliers

Power Systems: A PlayCore CompanyKNOXVILLE, TN - Earlier this month, Power Systems employees joined several members of the Knoxville community to help Habitat for Humanity with their 2015 Blitz Build, building six houses in just seven days. The Power Systems team helped on two days of the build. Day one began with the foundation of the house, and ended with putting up the walls and getting the roof trusses put into place. Later in the week the siding was added and Power Systems employees were there to help the house take shape. Read More...

Snap Fitness Donates $100K to Common Hope
Posted: February 16, 2015 in Chains

Snap FitnessCHANHASSEN, MN - Snap Fitness, America’s Fitness Brand that provides a world-class workout experience at an affordable price, recently presented Common Hope, a Minnesota-based charity, with a check for $100,000 at the 24/7 fitness franchise’s corporate headquarters. Read More...

Snap Fitness Pledges 300K Hours of Community Involvement
Posted: January 29, 2015 in Chains

Snap FitnessCHANHASSEN, MN - To celebrate reaching 300,000 Facebook likes, Snap Fitness pledged to match that amount in hours in community service and involvement with its “Snap Serves” campaign. To celebrate its ever-growing social media persona, the brand is honoring this impressive feat by getting clubs around the world involved in impacting people’s lives outside gym walls. Read More...

Tilton Fitness & Wellness to Host Toy Drive to Benefit Local Kids
Posted: December 9, 2014 in Chains

Tilton FitnessNEW JERSEY - Tilton Fitness & Wellness, the region’s premier family of health clubs, is hosting a Toy Drive to benefit the children of the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City. Read More...

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