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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...

Life Time Opening Doors to Everyone January 1 for Commitment Day
Posted: December 10, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyMINNEAPOLIS, MN - January is known worldwide as a time to reset. It's a time when people make resolutions related to health, wellness and life. Yet, statistics also show that 80+ percent of New Year's resolutions fall flat due to unrealistic goals or other hurdles. So, this January 1, 2019, Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, is opening its doors to the community to help people overcome those hurdles and achieve their 2019 goals. First launched by Life Time in 2013, Commitment Day 2019 events will be held at all 141 destinations in the United States and Canada. Read More...

Club Pilates Encourages Seasonal Giving Through Salvation Army Partnership
Posted: December 7, 2018 in Chains

Club PilatesCOSTA MESA, CA - You don't have to hear The Salvation Army's iconic bell to give back to the organization this holiday season. Club Pilates, the nation's largest Pilates franchise, is bringing goodwill to select studios across the country through a holiday partnership with The Salvation Army, meant to further the organization's mission of funding local rehabilitation centers that change lives and restore families. Read More...

In-Shape Health Clubs Raises Over $150,000 For Cancer Research
Posted: November 14, 2018 in Chains

In-ShapeSTOCKTON, CA - In-Shape Health Clubs, California's top community destination for health and fitness, announced it raised $153,500 for cancer research during its annual Fight Cancer campaign, a 15% increase on last year's record breaking campaign. Funds will go to the American Cancer Society and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Read More...

Stone Creek Club & Spa and Rich Mauti Cancer Fund Celebrate 10 Years of Partnership
Posted: October 24, 2018 in Independents

Stone Creek Club & SpaCOVINGTON, LA - In April of this year, the Rich Mauti Cancer Fund and Stone Creek Club & Spa celebrated 10 years of partnership. Stone Creek has played host to the well-known Rich Mauti Tennis Classic, the charity organization’s largest annual fundraiser, since 2009. On Friday, October 19th, Stone Creek dedicated a tennis court to the Mauti family and the committee of the Rich Mauti Cancer Fund, in honor of this long-standing partnership and the impact the charity has had on the local community. Read More...

Planet Fitness Partners With PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center To Spread Kindness And Address Bullying As Part Of Judgement Free Generation Initiative
Posted: October 11, 2018 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - As part of its continued commitment to preventing bullying and promoting kindness among today's youth, Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., has teamed up with PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, the nation's leading nonprofit bullying prevention organization, to introduce "Bullying Prevention 101" and help schools build environments defined by kindness, acceptance and inclusion. This new, free-to-download educational resource is designed to equip teachers, counselors and other educators with tools to empower students to prevent bullying and stand up for kindness during National Bullying Prevention Month (October) and beyond. Read More...

Puppies Go for a Swim at HealthQuest for Charity
Posted: October 4, 2018 in Independents

HealthQuest PuppiesFLEMINGTON, N.J. - HealthQuest hosted a Pool “Pawty” at the club’s Swim Club on Saturday, September 30th in support of the charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Over fifty dogs of many different breeds enjoyed a swim in the pool and company of one another during this afternoon event. It’s the first time HealthQuest hosted an outdoor swim for dogs, and it marked a successful close to the Swim Club season. Each dog in attendance also went home with a special goodie bag generously donated by Barkley’s Gourmet Marketplace on Main Street in Flemington, NJ. Read More...

ClubCorp to Host Patriot Golf Day Tournament to Benefit Folds of Honor and George W. Bush Institute
Posted: October 2, 2018 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs – announced it will host the Patriot Golf Day tournament at 27 of their private country clubs across Texas to benefit Folds of Honor and the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative. The tournament, scheduled on October 28, 2018, will raise donations and awareness for military veterans and their families. Read More...

In-Shape Health Clubs To Raise $150,000 For Cancer Research
Posted: September 20, 2018 in Chains

In-ShapeSTOCKTON, CA - In-Shape Health Clubs, California’s top destination for fitness and recreation, announced its goal to raise $150,000 for cancer research in the month of October for its 4th annual Fight Cancer campaign. A small idea that started in 2015, #InShapeFightsCancer has evolved into a cause that its teams and communities actively rally around and is getting bigger every year. This year, In-Shape will try to increase the amount raised by 15%. Read More...

Club Pilates Partners With Miracles for Kids
Posted: July 5, 2018 in Suppliers

Club PilatesCOSTA MESA, CA - Formed under a shared vision that all children should be given the opportunity to live healthy and thriving lives, Club Pilates, the nation’s largest premium boutique Pilates franchise, announced its partnership with Miracles for Kids, a California-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of critically-ill children and their families in need. Throughout the month of July, Club Pilates studios across California are teaming up to make a difference and support the charity in a variety of ways. Read More...

Planet Fitness National Scholarship Awards $75,000 to 15 Boys & Girls Club Youth For Their Commitment to Kindness and Inclusion
Posted: June 27, 2018 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 it has awarded 15 youth from Boys & Girls Clubs across the country with $5,000 individual scholarships. Unlike most scholarships, 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 philanthropic initiative, which aims to prevent bullying and promote kindness everywhere. Ceremonies honoring the scholarship recipients were held at local Boys & Girls Clubs. Read More...

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