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Gold’s Gym Commitment To Equality and Change
Posted: June 8, 2020 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - A message from Adam Zeitsiff, Gold’s Gym President and CEO - Racism has no place in our gyms, our communities or in our country. At Gold’s Gym, we don’t care what color your skin is. We don’t care where you were born. We don’t care who you love. We care that you’re on a journey toward making fitness and wellness an important part of your life. Racism in any way, shape or form is not tolerated at Gold’s Gym. Read More...

ACE Makes Donation to the Advancement Project to Help End Structural Racism
Posted: June 3, 2020 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - It's time for structural racism to end. The ACE family's hearts breaks for black people who live in fear of injustice. To do our part, ACE has donated $25,000 to the Advancement Project. We encourage our allies in fitness and physical activity promotion to do the same. Contribute to one of the many organizations working diligently for a more just United States. Read More...

The American College of Sports Medicine Releases Official Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted: June 3, 2020 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is committed to diversity; we value and seek diverse and inclusive participation within the fields of exercise science and sports medicine. The college promotes expanded diversity in membership, involvement and access to leadership. Diversity within ACSM creates a working and learning atmosphere that encourages varied perspectives and an open exchange of ideas. For more than a decade, ACSM has had a strategic focus on diversity, equity and inclusion within its membership, leadership and educational programming. Read More...

Planet Fitness Donates More Than 10,000 Slices Of Pizza to Healthcare Workers Nationwide in Honor of Fitness Brand’s Pizza Monday
Posted: May 26, 2020 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, recently donated more than 10,000 pizza slices, valued at $25,000, in honor of the fitness brand’s Pizza Monday, where members are traditionally treated to pizza on the first Monday of the month. The donation effort is in partnership with Pizza vs. Pandemic, an organization formed by Slice Out Hunger, Slice and Pizza to the Polls, who are feeding frontline workers by coordinating pizza deliveries with independent pizzerias. Read More...

Life Fitness Expands COVID-19 Initiatives by Giving Back
Posted: May 19, 2020 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, a global leader in commercial fitness equipment, has announced a new initiative to produce non-medical, reusable face coverings in its global manufacturing plants. The Life Fitness-branded face coverings are available to purchase in packs of 25 on the company's website. For every pack of 25 sold through June 18, 2020, Life Fitness will donate $1.00 per face covering to No Kid Hungry in the United States to help provide children with meals they need during school closures. Read More...

Ecore Raises More Than $5,000 for Challenged Athletes Foundation
Posted: February 27, 2020 in Suppliers

ecoreLANCASTER, PA - Ecore recently raised $5,714 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). CAF provides opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The fundraiser was held in conjunction with Ecore’s annual sales meeting in Los Angeles. Funds were raised through a combination of cash donations as well as a bowling competition where Ecore donated one dollar per pin knocked down. Read More...

St. Jude and Life Time to Host 5th Annual Nationwide Ride for a Reason on Saturday, March 7
Posted: February 26, 2020 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - On Saturday, March 7, the fifth annual Ride for a Reason will take place at more than 120 Life Time athletic resort destinations across the country. The indoor cycling event, open to both members and non-members of Life Time, will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Life Time Foundation with a goal of raising $2.4 million. Read More...

Retro Fitness Partners with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Effort to Help End Childhood Cancer
Posted: February 12, 2020 in Chains

Retro FitnessWEST PALM BEACH, FL - Retro Fitness, a leader in the high-value, low-price fitness space, is excited to announce a partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to support the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children. Beginning February 2020, Retro Fitness club locations nationwide will engage members, employees and franchise owners to encourage fundraising participation throughout the year. As Retro Fitness commits to its overall initiative to GET REAL, the Retro Fitness team is thrilled to inspire the members of its communities to GET REAL through philanthropy. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness and American Heart Association Join Forces in the Push for Heart Health
Posted: February 4, 2020 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Strengthen your heart, literally and figuratively, this February with Orangetheory Fitness as the brand collaborates with the American Heart Association to help prospects and members live a longer, more vibrant life. As the first step of a larger initiative, Orangetheory Fitness studios across the U.S. are inviting members and staff to join the fight against cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death among both men and women globally, with compelling offers for prospects and members, including a 90-minute donation class on Saturday, February 22. Read More...

Cycle For Survival Celebrates 10 Years of West Coast Events With World Cancer Day Fundraising Campaign
Posted: February 4, 2020 in Chains

Cycle For SurvivalNEW YORK, N.Y. - The Brave Like Gabe Foundation is sponsoring a $100,000 donation challenge to commemorate World Cancer Day and celebrate 10 years of Cycle for Survival events on the West Coast. The Foundation's generous gift will inspire increased giving by offering Cycle for Survival participants in California and Seattle an online donation match from February 4 - 7. The Brave Like Gabe foundation also has teams of riders participating at the Seattle and San Francisco events this year. Every dollar raised by Cycle for Survival goes to rare cancer research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Read More...

Workouts For Good: Wellbeats Announces Partnership With HopeKids MN
Posted: January 24, 2020 in Suppliers

WellbeatsST. LOUIS PARK, MN - Working out could benefit more than the waistline this February, thanks to Wellbeats and HopeKids MN. St. Louis Park-based Wellbeats, a leading provider of on-demand, virtual fitness programming, announced it has formed a philanthropic partnership with HopeKids MN, the local chapter of a national nonprofit that organizes ongoing events and activities and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with a life-threatening medical condition, such as cancer. Read More...

USTA Awards $50,000+ in Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants
Posted: January 22, 2020 in Suppliers

USTAORLANDO, FL - The USTA has announced that it is awarding more than $50,000 in USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots grants to 33 deserving wheelchair tennis programs nationwide. Grants were awarded to local organizations that promote and develop the growth of wheelchair tennis and use the sport to help build stronger, healthier communities. Read More...

Cycle For Survival’s 2020 Events Begin With A New City And Millions Raised For Rare Cancer Research Led By Memorial Sloan Kettering
Posted: January 21, 2020 in Chains

Cycle For SurvivalNEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancer, is heading into what will be the biggest year yet, with more than $10 million raised and counting. The goal is to exceed the $42 million raised in 2019. Participants across the country will join the annual high-energy team indoor cycling events in January, February and March. The first weekend kicks off in Dallas, Miami, Seattle and a new location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Read More...

Cycle for Survival Bike In Every Equinox Club Raises Awareness About Rare Cancers
Posted: December 23, 2019 in Other News

Cycle For Survival NEW YORK, N.Y. - For the first time ever, Bike #20 in every Equinox cycling studio across the country will stand out from the rest. The seat, in Cycle for Survival's signature bright orange, has a special meaning. In the spirit of Cycle for Survival, the bikes featuring the orange seats represent the power that each person has to transform ideas into positive change. Bike #20 was chosen in celebration of Cycle for Survival's 2020 signature indoor team cycling events in January, February and March. Read More...

Planet Fitness Returns As Presenting Sponsor of Times Square’s Iconic New Year’s Eve Celebration
Posted: December 18, 2019 in Chains

A Planet Fitness New Year's EveHAMPTON, 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, has announced that it will again play host to the biggest party on the planet on New Year's Eve. In partnership with Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, the Judgement Free Zone is returning as the presenting sponsor of Times Square's New Year's Eve celebration for the fifth consecutive year. Read More...

EōS Fitness Bolsters Presence in Utah, Steady Expansion Continues Through 2020; Donates $100,000 to Benefit Children’s Cancer Research Fund
Posted: November 25, 2019 in Chains

EōS FitnessSALT LAKE CITY, UT - EōS Fitness, a leader in the fitness industry with 75+ High Value Low Price (HVLP) locations open or on the way in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada and Utah, announced it is expanding its presence in Utah with four new locations opening in 2020 for a total of nine gym locations throughout the state. EōS Fitness also announced its charitable donation in the amount of $100,000 to Children's Cancer Research Fund, a nonprofit organization providing support to children suffering from cancer-related illnesses. Read More...

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...

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