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Friday, November 22nd, 2019

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Planet Fitness Invites Veterans and Active Military Personnel to “Work Out And Relax” For Free November 8 – 15
Posted: November 4, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - In honor of Veterans Day, Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. and home of the Judgement Free Zone, invites all veterans and active military personnel to work out for free at any of Planet Fitness' more than 1,800 clubs throughout the United States from November 8 – 15. Read More...

Fit Body Boot Camp Launches Nationwide Fundraiser to Benefit Toys for Tots
Posted: November 1, 2019 in Chains

Fit Body Boot CampCHINO HILLS, CA - After launching its year-long fundraising initiative last month, Fit Body Boot Camp, a fast-growing fitness boot camp franchise, is continuing to reach towards its goal of raising $250,000 for national and local charities by partnering with Toys for Tots this November. Through its Charity Check-In Initiative, the popular fitness franchise looks to raise $25,000 this month for the charity. Read More...

Activbody Launches Donation Campaign for Challenged Athletes Foundation
Posted: October 18, 2019 in Suppliers

ActivbodySAN DIEGO, CA - Activbody, Inc., a health and fitness product innovator, announces the launch of their holiday donation campaign "Giving Makes Us Stronger." This campaign will direct 5% from proceeds of Activbody's sales in the U.S. to the non-profit organization Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), a world-leader in helping to provide opportunities and support for individuals with physical challenges pursue sports and physical fitness. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Donates 1,000 Pairs of Shoes to Underserved Children
Posted: October 15, 2019 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsWICHITA, KS - Mr. Rodney Steven II, Owner and President of Genesis Health Clubs, and Chairman of the Board for Genesis Foundation for Fitness and Tennis (GFFT), has announced a new signature program called Kicks for Kids. The program donated $65,000 in new athletic shoes to under-resourced children attending schools in Kansas. Read More...

Maria Shriver, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, And Equinox Fitness Clubs Announce Move For Minds 2019
Posted: September 19, 2019 in Chains

EquinoxLOS ANGELES, CA - Maria Shriver, The Women's Alzheimer's Movement and Equinox Fitness Clubs are excited to announce initial event details for Move for Minds 2019, taking place Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Equinox Sports Club Los Angeles. This marks the first year that the annual Move for Minds initiative will be a spectacular one-day affair anchored in one city, a must-attend event for Californians of all ages who want to take control of their brain health. Read More...

Retro Fitness Donates 300 New York Yankees Tickets to New York City Schools
Posted: September 18, 2019 in Chains

Retro FitnessCOLTS NECK, N.J. - Retro Fitness has announced that it is donating over 300 New York Yankees tickets to three New York City schools in District 11 as part of the fitness franchise’s commitment to giving back to communities. Read More...

More Than 900,000 Teens Logged Nearly 5.5 Million Workouts At Planet Fitness This Summer During Its ‘Teen Summer Challenge’
Posted: September 5, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. and home of the Judgement Free Zone, announced that more than 900,000 teens signed up for its national Teen Summer Challenge initiative, logging nearly 5.5 million workouts over the course of three-and-a-half months. The Teen Summer Challenge took place from May 15 through September 1, during which Planet Fitness opened its doors to high school teenagers ages 15 – 18 to work out for free at any of its more than 1,800 locations in the United States and Canada. Read More...

EōS Fitness Marks Five-Year Birthday Milestone, Supports Children’s Cancer Research Fund
Posted: September 4, 2019 in Chains

EōS FitnessPHOENIX, AZ - With every birthday comes a wish, and EōS Fitness is marking its five-year birthday milestone with a wish to raise money for the Children's Cancer Research Fund. A leader in the fitness industry with its High-Value, Low-Price (HVLP) gyms, EōS Fitness is offering free activities for members and non-members in September. All funds raised will go toward the Children's Cancer Research Fund, which provides support to children suffering from cancer-related illnesses. With each dollar raised, EōS will match donations made up to $50,000 for a grand total of a $100,000 goal to support the nonprofit organization. Read More...

Ecore Collects More Than 4,700 Items for School Supply Drive
Posted: August 15, 2019 in Suppliers

ecoreLANCASTER, PA - Ecore recently hosted the “Just 4 Things” school supply drive and collected 4,712 items to benefit four elementary schools in the School District of Lancaster in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The supply drive ran from June 3rd through July 31st. Read More...

Club Fit Donates New Windscreens to Yorktown Pickleball Courts
Posted: August 8, 2019 in Chains

Club FitNEW YORK - Club Fit is excited to have donated protective windscreens to put the finishing touch on the new pickleball courts at Granite Knolls Sports & Recreation Complex. The Town of Yorktown recently unveiled brand new outdoor pickleball courts at the Granite Knolls Sports & Recreation Complex. Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the U.S., according to the USAPA (USA Pickleball Association). This fun, social game blends elements of tennis, racquetball, and ping-pong. Read More...

Planet Fitness’ Annual National Scholarship Awards $150,000 to 30 Boys & Girls Club Youth For Their Commitment To Kindness and Inclusion
Posted: July 17, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc., home of the Judgement Free Zone and one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., announced it has awarded 30 youth from Boys & Girls Clubs across the country with $5,000 individual scholarships. Unlike most scholarship programs, which reward youth for academics or athletic abilities, these were awarded based on each teen's inspiring efforts to create a kinder world for today's youth as part of the company's Judgement Free Generation initiative, which aims to prevent bullying and promote kindness everywhere. To celebrate the scholarship recipients, Planet Fitness joined Boys & Girls Clubs to host surprise graduation ceremonies throughout the country. Read More...

EōS Fitness Donates Over $20,000 to Workout for Water
Posted: July 16, 2019 in Chains

EōS FitnessSAN DIEGO, CA - EōS Fitness, a leader in the industry with its High-Value, Low-Price (HVLP) concept, announced it has raised over $20,000 in support of UNICEF's international fundraiser Workout for Water. The funds raised will support UNICEF's work to help thousands of children in East Africa gain access to clean, safe sustainable water. Read More...

Planet Fitness Corporate Employees Log More than 430 Hours During Company’s Second Annual “Flexing for Good” Volunteer Week
Posted: June 19, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - As part of its ongoing commitment to giving back to the community, Planet Fitness hosted its second annual ‘Flexing for Good’ volunteer week, which involved more than 100 employees at the company’s corporate office headquartered in Hampton, N.H. Over the course of four days, employees logged more than 430 hours volunteering with neighboring nonprofit organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, NH; the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, MA; the New England SCPA in Stratham, NH; and Lydia’s House of Hope in Somersworth, NH. The inaugural ‘Flexing for Good’ volunteer week took place in 2018 and it was immediately determined that it would become an annual company tradition. Since then, employees have logged nearly 1,000 volunteer hours. Read More...

Life Time and HOKA ONE ONE Partner to Share Incredible Stories of Human Potential and the Power of the Human Spirit
Posted: June 4, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Two brands dedicated to inspiring positive change and healthy, happy lives: Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, and HOKA ONE ONE, a division of Deckers Brands, announced a multi-faceted partnership to empower people in all aspects of their health journey. The companies will work together on a number of activations that showcase that real, positive change, no matter how big or small is possible. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Celebrates National Best Friend Day With a Week of Free Workouts and Classes
Posted: May 29, 2019 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Friends who sweat together are more likely to stay fit together, according to a 2016 study, and that's why Gold's Gym is celebrating National Best Friend Day with an entire week of free workouts and classes for friends, no membership required. Beginning on National Best Friend Day, Saturday, June 8, through Friday, June 14, friends (ages 18 and older) can simply check in together at their nearest Gold's Gym to enjoy state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, dynamic group exercise classes and more. Read More...

Life Time to Offer Standing, Preferred Military Rate
Posted: May 27, 2019 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, announced a nationwide military rate, honoring men and women committed to serving our country through the armed forces. Life Time's military rate will extend to all active and retired military, as well as all veterans including Reserve and National Guard, and grants 50% off standard initiation fees. The rate will also extend to the company's clubs in Canada and Canadian armed forces. Read More...

Planet Fitness To Open Its Doors To Teens For Free All Summer Long
Posted: April 26, 2019 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. and home of the Judgement Free Zone, is inviting high school teenagers ages 15 – 18 to work out for free at any of its more than 1,700 Planet Fitness locations throughout the United States from May 15 through September 1 as part of the nationwide Teen Summer Challenge initiative. Free fitness classes specifically for teenagers will also be available Monday through Friday via certified fitness trainers. Read More...

Record Numbers for Let’s Move for a Better World 2019
Posted: April 3, 2019 in Suppliers

Technogym: The Wellness CompanyNEW YORK, N.Y. - Technogym announced the amazing results of its 2019 Let’s Move for a Better World campaign, a worldwide social initiative to raise awareness in the fight against obesity and sedentariness, that ran its sixth edition from March 11 - 30, 2019. Let’s Move for a Better World is the biggest social campaign in the fitness and wellness industry that embodies Technogym’s mission to improve wellness on a global scale. Read More...

St. Jude, Life Time to Host Nationwide Ride for a Reason on Saturday, March 9
Posted: February 28, 2019 in Chains

Life Time FoundationCHANHASSEN, MN - The fourth annual Ride for a Reason will take place on Saturday, March 9 in more than 115 Life Time destinations across the country. The indoor cycling event, open to both members and nonmembers of Life Time, will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Life Time Foundation. Since its inception, Ride for a Reason has raised $2.5 million. Last year alone, more than 7,000 participants and 1,000 teams surpassed a fundraising goal of $1 million. Every dollar raised supports St. Jude and Life Time Foundation. Read More...

Cycle For Survival Surpasses $200 Million For Rare Cancer Research
Posted: February 7, 2019 in Chains

Cycle For SurvivalNEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, made history by crossing the $200 million threshold for funds raised since it was founded in 2007. These donations have come from more than 765,000 individuals representing all 50 states, a robust community dedicated to fighting rare cancers. Read More...

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