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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...

Congressional Fitness Challenge Allows Nation’s Leaders to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles
Posted: March 29, 2017 in Suppliers

American Council On ExerciseSAN DIEGO, CA - The American Council on Exercises (ACE) announced the winners of its annual Congressional Fitness Challenge, a 6-week competition that saw participation from more than 300 congressional staffers and 10 members of Congress. The challenge offers Congress and their staff the opportunity to serve as role models of healthy living by tracking various forms of physical activity, including the steps they take each day, as they strive to incorporate more movement into their daily lives. According to ACE, the friendly contest proved bi-partisan in nature, drawing almost equal numbers of teams from both parties. Read More...

Austin Independent School District Receives More Than $600,000 Grant To Bring Healthy Meals To Students
Posted: March 28, 2017 in Chains

Life Time FoundationAUSTIN, TX - Nearly 84,000 students at Austin Independent School District (AISD) will benefit from a healthy and tasty school lunch makeover with a new food truck, healthy breakfasts in the classroom, made-to-order salad bars and farm-to-table scratch cooking. All of this supported by a $608,100 grant from the Minnesota-based Life Time Foundation, which has set its sights on improving school lunch programs across America. Read More...

Ride For A Reason To Be Held During Second Annual St. Jude Event At Life Time Destinations Nationwide On Saturday, April 22
Posted: March 17, 2017 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - At a time when children of all ages should be celebrating every day of their young lives, the reality is thousands of children nationwide face the uncertain diagnosis of cancer, as well as sky rocketing youth obesity rates making the life expectancy for kids less than those of today's adults. In an effort to identify a cure for childhood cancer and improve children's nutrition, more than 100 Life Time destinations across the country are hosting the second annual Ride for a Reason event to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Life Time Foundation on Saturday, April 22. Read More...

ClubCorp Charity Classic Raises Record-Breaking $3,053,312
Posted: February 15, 2017 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private Clubs DALLAS, TX - ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs (NYSE:MYCC) – announced that, through its Charity Classic events, the company raised $3,053,312 in 2016, breaking its previous all-time fundraising record set in 2015. The Charity Classic, ClubCorp’s major philanthropic effort benefiting over 100 national and local charitable organizations, Augie’s Quest/ALS Therapy Development Institute and ClubCorp’s E.P.C.F., has now raised more than $20.3 million since its inception in 2007. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Begins Quest to Raise $1 Million in Two Weeks to Find a Cure for ALS
Posted: February 15, 2017 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessFORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Orangetheory Fitness, the scientifically backed and fast-growing fitness franchise, announced it has partnered with Augie's Quest, a foundation dedicated to finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disease, with the goal of raising $1 million in two weeks. The company's first national fundraiser, named the #IBurnForALS campaign, will take place from February 20 to March 5. During the 2-week period, more than 570 Orangetheory Fitness studios around the country will encourage members to donate money to support Orangetheory's quest to reach $1 million. All money raised will be donated to Augie's Quest in support of ALS research. Read More...

Concept2’s 2016 Holiday Challenge Raises $35,000 for Charity
Posted: January 5, 2017 in Suppliers

Concept2MORRISVILLE, VT - The 2016 Holiday Challenge saw over 10,700 people participate, raising nearly $35,000 total for four selected charities. There was growth at every level of the challenge: close to 7000 people rowed and/or skied at least 100k meters toward the challenge, over 2500 at the 200k level, and 271 finishers at the 50k level. Concept2's most successful Holiday Challenge ever! Read More...

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