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Now, Through October 13, Planet Fitness to Donate 100% of All New Member Enrollment Fees to Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Posted: October 2, 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., aims to spread kindness and end bullying this October (National Bullying Prevention Month) by donating 100% of all new member enrollment fees now through October 13 to its nonprofit partner, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The promotion, which last year raised more than $1 million, helps support programs to prevent bullying and promote a culture of kindness through Planet Fitness' philanthropic initiative, The Judgement Free Generation. Read More...

9Round to Host 6th Annual Kick Event for Breast Cancer
Posted: September 27, 2017 in Chains

9Round: 30 Min Kickbox FitnessGREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round, a fast-growing kickboxing fitness franchise, will host its 6th Annual Kick Event for Breast Cancer on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Throughout the day, fitness enthusiasts will have a unique opportunity to help raise money for the support of breast cancer research and awareness. Participating 9Round locations across the United States and Canada will donate one penny for every kick recorded. Read More...

Cycle For Survival Launches 2018 Battle To Beat Rare Cancers In Times Square
Posted: September 25, 2017 in Chains

Cycle For SurvivalNEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, will celebrate the national launch of registration and fundraising for its 2018 signature rides with the Times Square Takeover on September 27, 2017. Nearly 1,000 supporters will take part, including rare cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) doctors and special guests. High-energy cycling rides will be led by instructors from Equinox, Cycle for Survival's founding partner, on more than 100 stationary bikes in the heart of Times Square. The event is presented by smartwater, Cycle for Survival's longstanding official hydration sponsor. TAG Heuer, the avant-garde of Swiss watchmaking, will debut its sponsorship as the Official Timepiece and Official Timekeeper of Cycle for Survival. Read More...

In-Shape to Raise $100,000 For Cancer Research
Posted: September 20, 2017 in Chains

In-ShapeSTOCKTON, CA - In-Shape Health Clubs, one of California’s top destinations for fitness and recreation, announced its goal to raise $100,000 in the month of October for its 3rd annual campaign to fundraise for cancer research. Read More...

NuStepping to End Alzheimer’s Teams Raise Over $240,000 for The Longest Day
Posted: September 18, 2017 in Suppliers

NuStepANN ARBOR, MI - The results have been tallied and NuStep, LLC is proud to announce that its NuStepping to End Alzheimer's teams raised $243,094 to benefit The Longest Day, an Alzheimer's Association fundraising event held each year on the summer solstice. NuStep, a manufacturer of cardio exercise equipment used in healthcare, fitness and senior settings, has been a global team partner of The Longest Day since 2014. Read More...

The 31st Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon Presented By Equinox Raised More Than $1,142,000 For Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Posted: September 17, 2017 in Chains

EquinoxMALIBU, CA - Athletes, celebrities, spectators and donors came out to support the 31st annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon, presented by Equinox, which raised more than $1,142,000 for Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Pediatric Cancer Research Program. Over 5,000 participants tested their fitness by swimming, biking and running in the waters and on the sands of Malibu to benefit this special cause. Read More...

The 31st Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon Presented By Equinox Makes Waves In Zuma Beach
Posted: September 12, 2017 in Chains

EquinoxMALIBU, CA - The Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, one of the nation's largest triathlons, hosts its 31st annual race on September 17, 2017 at Zuma Beach in Malibu, California. Thousands of participants will gather to compete in the half-mile ocean swim, 17-mile bike ride and 4-mile run. The Nautica Malibu Triathlon, presented by Equinox, helps support the Pediatric Cancer Research Program at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, which focuses on discovering cures and preventative solutions for childhood cancers. Read More...

Cycle for Survival Invests $34 Million in Rare Cancer Research in 2017
Posted: September 1, 2017 in Chains

Cycle For Survival NEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, announced funding plans for the $34 million raised in 2017 by its extraordinary community. 100% of this record-breaking total goes to rare cancer research and clinical trials to improve how cancer is diagnosed and treated. Cycle for Survival's annual indoor team cycling events, led by instructors from the movement's founding partner Equinox, took place in February and March in 16 cities across the country. Read More...

Planet Fitness and its Franchisees Award $50,000 in Inaugural Judgement Free Generation Scholarship Program
Posted: July 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 United States, announced it has awarded 10 deserving high school students nationwide as the recipients of its inaugural Judgement Free Generation Scholarship Program. As the home of the Judgement Free Zone, Planet Fitness seeks to recognize young people who have promoted kindness, acceptance and inclusion in their communities, qualities that Planet Fitness and its charitable partner, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, strongly support. As part of the program, each scholarship recipient will receive $5,000 toward their college education. Read More...

Planet Fitness Honored For Excellence In Corporate Social Impact
Posted: June 7, 2017 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc., (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States, announced that the company has been honored with Engage for Good's 2017 Gold Halo Award in the social services category. The award recognizes the Company's impact with its pro-kindness, anti-bullying initiative, The Judgement Free Generation, and was announced at the 15th Annual Engage for Good (formerly Cause Marketing Forum) Conference in Chicago on June 1, 2017. The Halo Awards are North America's highest honor in recognition of organizations that have taken action and positively affected their communities with effective social and cause marketing initiatives. Read More...

Second Annual Ride For A Reason Raises More Than $750,000 For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital And Life Time Foundation
Posted: June 6, 2017 in Chains

Life Time FoundationCHANHASSEN, MN - Ride for a Reason, the indoor cycling movement to help find a cure for childhood cancer and improve children's nutrition, has raised more than $750,000 during the second annual event hosted at more than 100 Life Time destinations across the country. Fundraising for the event remained open through May 22, allowing participants additional time to raise funds for two charity partners, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Life Time Foundation. Read More...

With Midtown’s Help, MINDSTRONG Raises 1.8 Million Dollars for the Jewish General Hospital’s Psychiatry Department
Posted: May 30, 2017 in Chains

Midtown Athletic ClubMONTREAL, QB - On Sunday, May 7, 2017, Midtown Sanctuaire hosted the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) Foundation and Auxiliary’s 3rd annual CIBC MINDSTRONG fitness event. An unprecedented $1.8 million dollars was raised to support mental health services at the JGH. Read More...

Maria Shriver And Equinox Sports Clubs Announce Expanded MOVE FOR MINDS 2017, A Groundbreaking Initiative Of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement To Raise Funds For Women-Based Research
Posted: May 24, 2017 in Chains

EquinoxLOS ANGELES, CA - Maria Shriver and Equinox Sports Clubs, a high performance lifestyle leader in health and fitness, have a newly expanded MOVE FOR MINDS experience scheduled for Sunday, June 4, bringing together women across the country to increase awareness of Alzheimer's as a women's disease and raise necessary research funds to find a cure for it. Read More...

Hundreds of Anytime Fitness Gyms to Host “May Free Workouts” to Keep America Moving
Posted: May 2, 2017 in Chains

Anytime FitnessWOODBURY, MN - Starting as a grassroots effort by a few Anytime Fitness gyms in 2015, "May Free Workouts" has grown into a nationwide campaign to promote physical activity. More than 700 gyms participated last year, with a similar number expected to host 2017 events. Activities in past years have included yoga sessions in the park, tug-of-war competitions, Zumba classes and kickboxing lessons. All workouts, designed for people of any fitness level, are led by Anytime Fitness personal trainers or gym staff members. Read More...

acac Fitness & Wellness Centers Raise More Than $90,000 for the Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Posted: April 18, 2017 in Chains

acacCHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Focused Ultrasound Foundation announced the donation of more than $90,000 from acac Fitness & Wellness Centers. The money was raised during acac’s most successful “Work Out and Give Back” campaign to date. Founded in 1984 as the Atlantic Coast Athletic Club, acac offers comprehensive fitness and wellness programming and has more than 65,000 members in 12 locations. Their physician referred exercise program, p.r.e.p., is the cornerstone of acac’s medical fitness programming. acac partners with area hospitals, phy­sicians and other healthcare profession­als to provide services for people of all ages. Read More...

GoodLife Members Spin, Groove and Move to Help Get Kids Active
Posted: April 12, 2017 in Chains

GoodLife FitnessCANADA - GoodLife Members across Canada joined together to Spin, Groove and Move for a great cause at Spin4Kids 2017. Whether it was at the 1,000+ participant event in St. John’s, NFLD or a more intimate event like the Hawaiian luau-themed affair in Chatham, Ontario, 65 communities across the country shared the same goal: To raise funds for GoodLife Kids Foundation to help get Canadian kids physically active! Results have been tallied, and GoodLife is proud to announce that, with the help of thousands of GoodLife Members, Associates, family and friends, over $940,000 was raised at Spin4Kids 2017! Read More...

Great Success for TechnoGym’s “Let’s Move for a Better World” Social Campaign
Posted: April 10, 2017 in Suppliers

Technogym: The Wellness CompanyCESENA, ITALY - TechnoGym, a leading wellness and fitness company, announced the results of its ‘Let’s Move for a Better World’ campaign, a worldwide social campaign to raise awareness in the fight against obesity and sedentariness, that ran its fourth edition from March 13-31, 2017. ‘Let’s Move for a Better World’ is the biggest social campaign in the industry and embodies TechnoGym’s mission to improve wellness on a global scale. Thanks to TechnoGym’s ecosystem platform, mywellness, gym members in fitness facilities around the world joined forces to donate their movement and promote wellness and healthy lifestyles in their local community and beyond. The more active the users were, the bigger the donation to the communities. Read More...

Planet Fitness Celebrates The End Of Tax Season With Free HydroMassages For All
Posted: April 6, 2017 in Chains

Planet FitnessNEWINGTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., invites everyone, whether a member of the Judgement Free Zone or not, to recover from tax season-related tension and anxiety by treating themselves to free HydroMassage at any of the more than 1,300 Planet Fitness clubs nationwide. The limited-time offer is available from April 15 – 22 in partnership with HydroMassage; de-stressers need only bring in a coupon available beginning April 15 on the Planet Fitness website. Read More...

GoodLife Fitness ‘Lights It Up Blue’ for World Autism Awareness Day
Posted: April 5, 2017 in Chains

GoodLife FitnessLONDON, ONTARIO - GoodLife Fitness illuminated its Home Office building in blue lights on Sunday, April 2, as part of the ‘Light it Up Blue’ campaign to mark World Autism Awareness Day. After his daughter Kilee was diagnosed on the autism spectrum disorder at age two and a half, GoodLife Fitness Founder and CEO David ‘Patch’ Patchell-Evans made it his mission to support awareness and research to help Canadians living with autism spectrum disorder, which now affects one in every 68 Canadian children. Patch urges Canadian businesses and individuals to find their own ways to ‘light it up blue’ for autism awareness. Read More...

Cycle For Survival Raises A Record-Breaking $34 Million In One Year To Beat Rare Cancers
Posted: April 3, 2017 in Chains

Cycle For SurvivalNEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, raised $34 million in 2017 through its indoor team cycling events, the most raised in a single year in the history of the movement. Cycle for Survival's overall fundraising total since it started in 2007 is $140 million, of which $110 million was raised in the past four years. 100% of every dollar is allocated within six months to groundbreaking rare cancer research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival. Read More...

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