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Crunch Fitness Launches Strengthened By Heroes Campaign
Posted: May 29, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness announces the launch of the Strengthened by Heroes national campaign. Strengthened by Heroes demonstrates Crunch's gratitude by honoring those veterans and first responders who are everyday heroes. Through this initiative, Crunch hopes to make a difference in their communities by encouraging other veterans to join their team or to find support through fitness. Read More...

Get Kids Moving With PHIT America’s National Fundraising & Awareness Campaign
Posted: May 24, 2018 in Suppliers

Tennis Industry AssociationSILVER SPRING, MD – In its ongoing effort to educate and enlighten the U.S. about the dangers of physical inactivity, PHIT America, the charity and campaign created by tennis industry veteran Jim Baugh, is giving the American general public the chance to be a part of the solution with its first National Fundraising & Awareness Campaign. And, everyone in the tennis industry can help. Read More...

Equinox and Solstice Introduce The Northward Jacket; With Every Jacket Sold, One is Gifted to a Local Child in Need
Posted: May 2, 2018 in Chains

EquinoxLAWRENCE, KS - Equinox & Solstice announced the launch of the Northward Jacket, a responsibly sourced, windproof, water-resistant and breathable jacket that not only looks great but helps local disadvantaged youth. With every Northward Jacket purchased, Equinox and Solstice will gift the same jacket to a local kid in need. The Indiegogo campaign, which is being managed by the Launchpad Agency, has a funding goal of $30,000 USD and features limited Super Early Bird Specials of $119 as well as several other rewards for backers. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Partners with Tobacco Free Wichita and City of Wichita Parks & Recreation
Posted: April 22, 2018 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsWICHITA, KS - Rodney Steven II, influential local entrepreneur and Owner/President of Genesis Health Clubs, announced “Play Healthy ICT” in partnership with Tobacco Free Wichita. The free event took place April 21st at OJ Watson Park, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The partnership with Genesis Health Clubs’ KidFit program, Wichita Parks & Recreation and Tobacco Free Wichita featured fun, active programming for all ages, including “Around the World – Sports of All Sorts,” free kids’ bikes and helmets (limited), yoga, healthy snacks, games, jump ropes, hula hoops, tobacco litter cleanup, special guests and more. Read More...

ClubSport, Renaissance ClubSport, and The Studio Fitness Clubs Launch Colin’s Crew Fundraising Effort to Support Children with Bleeding Disorders
Posted: April 17, 2018 in Chains

Leisure Sports HospitalityPLEASANTON, CA - Leisure Sports has announced that Colin’s Crew is the focus of its annual fundraising efforts. Each year, the company selects a local or national charitable organization to support and this year has chosen to support the National Hemophilia Foundation and Camp Hemotion through Colin’s Crew. The fundraiser will bring awareness and support to a rare condition that has hit close to home for the company and community: Hemophilia, a bleeding disorder that presently has no cure. Read More...

Wounded Warrior Reaches New Heights in Colorado Springs
Posted: April 12, 2018 in Suppliers

Wounded Warrior ProjectCOLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Indoor rock climbing is becoming a popular exercise among injured veterans due to the complexities of the enormous rock walls and the reward felt when reaching new heights, or even, peaking the top. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) recently gave warriors the opportunity to experience this empowering method of exercise in a group setting. A typical bouldering gym uses no ropes, and the walls are usually 10 to 14 feet tall, which can increase anxiety in anyone ready to attempt the wall. For wounded warriors, the increased anxiety affords an opportunity to incorporate stress-reducing techniques and peer support lessons learned through WWP programs and services. Read More...

Planet Fitness and HydroMassage Offer Free Massages During Tax Week
Posted: April 9, 2018 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. and CLEARWATER, FL - Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States, invites everyone, whether a member of the Judgement Free Zone or not, to recover from tax season tension by treating themselves to a free HydroMassage at any of the more than 1,500 Planet Fitness locations nationwide. The limited-time offer is available from April 14 – 21. Read More...

Tempe School District Receives $180,000 Grant To Bring Healthy School Meals To Students
Posted: April 9, 2018 in Chains

Life Time FoundationTEMPE, AZ - Nearly 11,500 students in the Tempe Elementary School District will benefit from a recent $180,000 grant to help all students receive fresh, scratch-cooked, healthy meals at school by transforming school food operations in Tempe. The three-year grant, part of the School Food Support Initiative (SFSI), is funded by the Life Time Foundation and in partnership with the Chef Ann Foundation and Whole Kids Foundation. It will provide the Tempe Elementary School District with direct support from Chefs Ann Cooper and Beth Collins, as well as fellow school food service experts, to ensure all ingredients offered on Tempe's school menu are of the highest quality standards. Read More...

Cycle for Survival Raises A Record-Breaking $39 Million In 2018 For Rare Cancer Research
Posted: April 2, 2018 in Chains

Cycle For SurvivalNEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, raised $39 million in 2018 through its signature indoor team cycling events, leading to a history-making year. A total of $180 million has been raised since Cycle for Survival began in 2007, with $150 million raised in the last five years. 100% of every dollar funds groundbreaking rare cancer research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival. Expert instructors from Equinox, Cycle for Survival's founding partner, led high-energy rides at the inspirational annual events in 16 cities across the country. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Raises More Than $4 Million to Find a Cure for ALS; Boosts This Year’s Bash for Augie’s Quest to Over $6 Million Raised
Posted: March 26, 2018 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - For the second time in two years, Orangetheory Fitness, one of the world's fastest-growing fitness franchise brands, has raised record-breaking dollars to change the future for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In just three weeks, the company's 875 studios in the United States and Canada raised $4,010,818 for Augie's Quest, a foundation dedicated to finding a cure for ALS. The donation, presented in San Diego, Calif., on Friday, March 26, was the largest single-year donation in the foundation's 13-year history. Read More...

Technogym Connects More Than 150,000 People to Move for a Better World
Posted: March 19, 2018 in Suppliers

Technogym: The Wellness CompanyNEW YORK, N.Y. - Just one week since launch, there are already over 150,000 people globally taking part in TECHNOGYM's Let's Move for a Better World social campaign. The campaign leverages TECHNOGYM technology and connected equipment to motivate people to move more and more regularly. From March 12 - 31, the members of fitness and wellness clubs taking part in the campaign are joining their forces to donate their exercise and promote the Wellness lifestyle in their local towns or communities, challenging each other on the accumulated MOVES in their facilities. Read More...

St. Jude, Life Time To Host 3rd Annual Ride For A Reason Event At Life Time Destinations Nationwide On Saturday, March 3
Posted: February 23, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - As part of ongoing efforts by St. Jude and Life Time to help kids get healthy, more than 100 Life Time destinations across the country will host the third annual Ride for a Reason event on Saturday, March 3. The four-hour cycling relay will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Life Time Foundation. This year more than 7,000 participants and 1,200 teams are expected to participate with a fundraising goal of $1 million. Read More...

USTA Foundation Raises Record $9 Million in 2017
Posted: February 23, 2018 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA Foundation (USTAF), the national charitable arm of the USTA, announced it raised a record $9 million in 2017 through a variety of fundraising efforts. These funds will be used to support National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) programs nationwide through multiple initiatives and activities, including NJTL Excellence Teams, STEM and ACE curriculums, programming and capacity-building grants, and college scholarships. In 2017, hundreds of tennis and education programs and students were awarded more than $3.3 million in grants and scholarships. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Members Ready to Work Out for a Cause
Posted: February 12, 2018 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory members across the United States and Canada are aiming to raise over $2 million for Augie's Quest to cure ALS, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This comes just one year after Orangetheory more than doubled their 2017 fundraising goal, raising over $2.085 million in just two weeks. Funds from the 2018 campaign will help move a promising drug for ALS into human clinical trials. Read More...

Planet Fitness To Bring On A “Judgement Free” 2018 As Presenting Sponsor Of Times Square’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Posted: December 13, 2017 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., announced that it will once again play host to the biggest party on the planet. In partnership with Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, the Judgement Free Zone is bringing on 2018 as the presenting sponsor of Times Square's New Year's Eve celebration for the third consecutive year, inviting people worldwide to be "Judgement Free" in the New Year and beyond. Approximately one million revelers in Times Square will ring in a "Judgement Free" New Year with bejeweled and festive New Year's Eve party hats and balloons decked out in purple and yellow, the brand's signature colors. Planet Fitness will be featured on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018" on Sunday, December 31 beginning at 8:00PM EST on the ABC Television Network, with a presence in New York, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, as well as on the Times Square 2018 webcast throughout the night. Read More...

Planet Fitness And Its Franchisees Raise More Than $1 Million For Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Posted: November 27, 2017 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., announced that, together with its franchisees and members, it has raised more than $1 million for its nonprofit partner, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as a result of the company's October membership sale. The annual fundraising effort, now in its second year, supports Planet Fitness' philanthropic initiative, The Judgement Free Generation, which aims to prevent bullying and promote kindness. Since 2016, Planet Fitness and its franchisees have donated nearly $3 million in support of the cause. Read More...

Contec, Inc.’s Elaine and Jim Smith, Taylor Smith Honored for Philanthropic Efforts
Posted: November 27, 2017 in Suppliers

Athletix Products by ContecSPARTANBURG, S.C. - Contec, Inc.’s Elaine and Jim Smith, and Taylor Smith have recently been recognized for their contributions to two Upstate non-profit organizations. The Association of Fundraising Professionals SC, Piedmont Chapter celebrated the 2017 National Philanthropy Day on Wednesday, November 15. During the luncheon, the AFP recognized philanthropists’ and volunteers’ significant contributions to various non-profit and for-profit organizations across our region. Read More...

Ecore Launches #MakingPeoplesLivesBetter Contest at HCD 2017
Posted: November 14, 2017 in Suppliers

ecoreLANCASTER, PA - During the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference (HCD), November 11-14, in Orlando, Ecore launched a contest for designers and architects to showcase projects meant to improve people’s lives. The #MakingPeoplesLivesBetter contest offers designers a chance to submit a recent project that makes a positive community impact for a chance to win $2,000 and be featured on Ecore’s blog and social media channels. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Launches Industry-Leading Membership Recognition Program
Posted: November 8, 2017 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsWICHITA, KS - Genesis Health Clubs announces a major expansion of its membership loyalty program. The redesigned G-Perks program is expanding to all 44 clubs and will provide members the ability to redeem G-Perk points for savings on top hotels, exclusive deals, name brand merchandise as well as get instant deals on events, resorts, attractions movie tickets and more. Members also receive special benefits when they purchase gift cards, rent cars or book airline flights through the members-only website. The new G-Perks program started on November 1, 2017. Read More...

Blink Fitness Celebrates Members with Disabilities In New Social Media Campaign to Demonstrate All Bodies Are Able Bodies
Posted: November 8, 2017 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, the premium quality, value-based gym strives to be a place where gym goers of all shapes and sizes feel welcome. Since launching the company's original "Every Body Happy" platform, the gym has challenged industry norms by celebrating how exercise makes you feel, not just how it makes you look. Blink Fitness recently and proudly earned the Title III ADA Sapolin Accommodation Award from Mayor de Blasio and the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities for being Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. Now, Blink recognizes members who are defying the odds and maintaining physical fitness while living with disabilities. Read More...

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