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CycleBar Strengthens Hearts with Debut of New Class Format During American Heart Month
Posted: February 1, 2024 in Chains

CycleBarIRVINE, CA - To celebrate American Heart Month this month, CycleBar, the largest indoor cycling brand, announces the debut of its newest class format, Strength, and partnered with the American Heart Association for the third year in a row for their Life Is Why fundraising campaign. Read More...

Planet Fitness Raises More Than $1 Million in 2023, Benefiting Long-Time Partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Posted: December 21, 2023 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, announces the company has contributed more than $9 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) since 2016, raising over $1 million just this year. This fundraising effort is made possible through the generous contributions of team members, franchisees, members and through Planet Fitness' philanthropic initiative, the Judgement Free Generation, which aims to empower the next generation to promote kindness and contribute to a more inclusive, judgement free planet. Read More...

Xponential Announces Partnership with American Cancer Society
Posted: December 20, 2023 in Chains

Xponential FitnessIRVINE, CA - Xponential Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: XPOF) (”Xponential” or “the Company”), one of the largest global franchisors of health and wellness brands, and the American Cancer Society, the only organization combating cancer through advocacy, research and patient support, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat and survive cancer, announce a national partnership launching in January aimed at leveraging the power of health, wellness and fitness to create waves of positive impact across the nation to fight cancer. Read More...

ACE and Special Olympics Partner to Support Fitness Inclusion
Posted: December 18, 2023 in Suppliers

ACESAN DIEGO, CA - ACE (American Council on Exercise) and the Special Olympics have partnered to build awareness and capacity within the fitness industry to support the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Read More...

Planet Fitness Announces Return as Presenting Sponsor of New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square
Posted: December 6, 2023 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, announces it will be returning as the presenting sponsor of Times Square's New Year's Eve celebration for the ninth consecutive year, in partnership with Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment. Read More...

SportsArt to Launch Campus Challenge Sweepstakes to Inspire a New Sustainability Movement on College Campuses Nationwide
Posted: November 22, 2023 in Suppliers

SportsArt Fitness SEATTLE, WA - SportsArt, a leader in sustainable fitness and green solutions for over 40 years, is inspiring the next generation of eco-leaders to create a more sustainable planet with its Campus Challenge sweepstakes that will provide one lucky, grand prize-winning campus recreation center with SportsArt ECO-POWR energy-generating cardio equipment valued at over $70,000. The nationwide sweepstakes, designed to bring awareness to sustainable living, urges college students to “accept the challenge” to live more sustainably in order to better our shared world. Read More...

EoS Fitness Raises $110,000 for Challenged Athletes Foundation, Celebrates Inclusive, Active Lifestyles for All
Posted: November 15, 2023 in Chains

EōS FitnessPHOENIX, AZ - Dedicated to fostering an inclusive fitness community where everyone regardless of ability or fitness level can focus on their overall well-being, EōS Fitness proudly presented a check for $110,000 to the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), a nonprofit on a mission to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles and competitive sports. Read More...

In-Shape Family Fitness Raises $160,000 in 9th Annual Fight Cancer Campaign
Posted: November 8, 2023 in Chains

In-Shape Family FitnessSTOCKTON, CA - In-Shape Family Fitness, California’s premier destination for family fitness and wellness, announces that it raised over $160,000 for cancer research in October. In-Shape Family Fitness, formerly California Family Fitness and In-Shape Health Clubs now doing business under one name, has 63 clubs throughout California that all came together to raise funds for the campaign. Read More...

Blink Fitness to Host Free In-Gym 5K Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Morning
Posted: November 2, 2023 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, the affordable fitness brand known for its commitment to an all-inclusive and inviting environment, will host its second annual Blinksgiving 5K Turkey Trot at Blink gyms across the country this Thanksgiving. Offering a twist on the popular Thanksgiving tradition, Blink’s event will give runners the option for a fun and weatherproof indoor race on the treadmill. The Blinksgiving Turkey Trot is free and open to the public; pre-registration is encouraged. Read More...

Row House Announces Inaugural ROWVEMBER Challenge, Kicking Off In Studios November 6
Posted: October 30, 2023 in Chains

Row HouseIRVINE, CA - Row House, the largest indoor rowing brand, is hosting ROWVEMBER, a first-of-its-kind weeklong event during which Row House members and their friends are challenged to put their skills to the ultimate test. From November 6 through 12, 2023, studios will offer specialty class types, allowing members to see if they have what it takes to go the extra meter. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Hosts Party in Pink Zumbathon to Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Posted: October 10, 2023 in Chains

Crunch FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness, a leading fitness brand dedicated to promoting health and wellness, announces the upcoming "Party in Pink Zumbathon" event on October 16th, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This energetic and vibrant event aims to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and support in the local community. All Donations will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Read More...

John W. Brick Foundation Launches the Mental Wellbeing Association, the World’s First Certification Organization Focused on Mental Well-Being
Posted: October 10, 2023 in Other News

John W. Brick Mental Health FoundationTIMONIUM, MD - The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation (JWB) has established the first certification organization focused on mental well-being: The Mental Wellbeing Association (MWA). For the first time ever, education, training and certifications will be offered in mental well-being to professionals globally. Read More...

Planet Fitness Announces Annual Fundraiser to Support Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Posted: October 6, 2023 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, kicks off National Bullying Prevention Month with its annual fall fundraiser in support of longtime partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). From October 1 – 31, members are invited to make a donation at U.S. and Puerto Rico Planet Fitness clubs or online, where 100% of funds will directly support youth-focused programming and academic scholarships for Boys & Girls Club kids with the goal of building a kinder, more accepting world for the next generation. Read More...

CycleBar Hosting Breast Cancer Awareness Month CycleGives Rides
Posted: October 4, 2023 in Chains

CycleBarIRVINE, CA - While incredible strides have been made in the fight against breast cancer in recent years, 43,170 people still die of breast cancer each year. In an effort to spread awareness and contribute to breast cancer research, programs and services in support of individuals diagnosed with breast cancer, CycleBar, the world’s largest indoor cycling franchise, is supporting Susan G. Komen this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read More...

Planet Fitness Corporate Team Members Support Local Communities Through its ‘Flexing For Good’ Month-Long Volunteer Initiative
Posted: September 28, 2023 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, is continuing to enhance people's lives and create a healthier world by hosting a company-wide 'Flexing for Good' volunteer initiative for its corporate team members. Read More...

USTA Foundation to Award $1 Million in College Scholarships
Posted: August 14, 2023 in Suppliers

USTAPURCHASE, N.Y. - The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), announces it has granted 49 high school students a variety of college scholarships totaling $995,000. Each year, the USTA Foundation awards scholarships to deserving youth who have participated in organized youth tennis programs such as the USTA Foundation’s National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network, have demonstrated high academic achievement and require financial assistance for college matriculation. Read More...

Life Time Foundation Launches Groundbreaking Solution to Support Healthier School Meals Nationwide
Posted: July 20, 2023 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Life Time (NYSE: LTH), announces its nationwide launch of a groundbreaking, complimentary digital resource, Green Onion, which is designed to help all school districts, purchasing cooperatives and food distributors analyze their K-12 food products to identify, remove and replace unhealthy ingredients and create positive, sustainable nutritional changes. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness to Host Fitness Classes in Support of Special Olympics Texas Athletes and Competitions
Posted: July 10, 2023 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessSAN ANTONIO, TX - 108 Orangetheory Fitness studios in Texas and Louisiana are hosting Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes during an exclusive 60 or 90-minute class at local studios on either July 22nd or 23rd, 2023. Orangetheory members will pay $25 to participate in the class with all proceeds going to Special Olympics Texas. Each location's class will host a local Special Olympics athlete to promote inclusion and garner respect and understanding. If members cannot make the class, they also have the option to donate money from July 1 - 31st, 2023, to help support Special Olympics Texas athletes and competitions. Read More...

USPTA Announces a National Day of Giving
Posted: April 26, 2023 in Suppliers

USPTALAKE NONA, FL - The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) announces the establishment of the USPTA National Day of Giving, from May 19 - 21, to raise money in support of the USPTA’s efforts to grow the game of tennis in underserved communities. The Association is looking forward to using the platform of National Tennis Month to jumpstart its fundraising efforts. Read More...

Burn Boot Camp and Muscular Dystrophy Association Team Up for 7th Annual ‘Be Their Muscle’ Philanthropic Event
Posted: March 30, 2023 in Chains

Burn Boot CampCHARLOTTE, N.C. - Burn Boot Camp, a leading boutique fitness franchise, has teamed up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for their seventh annual national 'Be Their Muscle' philanthropic event. During the month of April, over 330 Burn Boot Camp locations nationwide will come together in support of the organization's mission by hosting a workout on Saturday, April 22, 2023, with 100% of the proceeds going to MDA. This year, Burn Boot Camp has set a minimum of $1,000,000 as its national fundraising goal. Read More...

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