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Pulse For a Cause with Pure Barre in Support of American Heart Month
Posted: January 30, 2024 in Chains

Pure BarreIRVINE, CA - In support of Heart Health Month this February, Pure Barre, an Xponential Fitness brand offering the most effective full-body barre workout, is joining the fight against heart disease and stroke by supporting the American Heart Association (AHA), a global force for healthier lives for all. This February, during American Heart Month, the Pure Barre community will raise awareness and garner support for the American Heart Association’s fundraising campaign, Life Is Why. Read More...

Life Time Foundation Investing in Local Community Impact During Miami Marathon Weekend January 27 – 28
Posted: January 12, 2024 in Chains

Life Time FoundationCHANHASSEN, MN - The Life Time Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created by Life Time Inc. (NYSE: LTH), is committed to supporting initiatives that inspire Healthy People, a Healthy Planet, and a Healthy Way of Life. During the Life Time Miami Marathon And Half weekend (January 27-28), the Life Time Foundation is leading efforts to enhance the local community. Read More...

Planet Fitness Grants $250,000 in Scholarships to 50 Boys & Girls Clubs of America Teens For Their Commitment to Creating a Judgement Free Generation
Posted: June 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, announces the recipients of its annual Judgement Free Generation scholarship, which recognizes teens for their commitment to promoting kindness and contributing to a more judgement free planet. Fifty deserving Boys & Girls Clubs of America students across the U.S. were each awarded $5,000, with over half (58%) of whom will be first-generation college students and more than three-quarters (84%) belonging to underrepresented minority groups. Read More...

Exos Partners With Wellness In The Schools & New York City Public Schools’ Office Of School Wellness Programs To Launch First-Ever Coach Council & Coaches Summit
Posted: June 13, 2023 in Chains

exosNEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - Exos, the industry-leading performance coaching company, and Wellness in the Schools (WITS) have partnered with New York City Public School’s Office of School Wellness Programs (OSWP) to launch a first-of-its-kind Coach Council. The three organizations will work together to develop professional leadership events and opportunities for New York City’s (NYC) public school physical education (PE) teachers and coaches, including a Coaches’ Continuing Education Summit in the fall, expanding opportunities for accessible health and wellness for staff and students alike. Read More...

Blink Fitness Celebrates Pride in Partnership with The OUT Foundation
Posted: June 1, 2023 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, the premium and affordable fitness brand that prioritizes Mood Above Muscle, is celebrating Pride month with a series of initiatives throughout June in support of The OUT Foundation. The partnership will support The OUT Foundation's work in removing the barriers that block LGBTQ+ individuals' from access to and participation in fitness, health, and wellness. Read More...

EXOS Announces Partnership With Shields and Stripes For Military Appreciation Month
Posted: May 17, 2023 in Chains

exosPHOENIX, AZ - Industry-leading coaching company, Exos, announces the expansion of its social impact program, Coach for Good, with a new initiative supporting military members transitioning from active duty. Exos will partner with Shields & Stripes to grant first-line defenders free access to The Game Changer, Exos’ elite virtual coaching program, and will sponsor a Charity Miles campaign committing $10,000 to help veterans heal visible and non-visible wounds. Read More...

Community Gyms Coalition Launches Fitness is Essential Campaign
Posted: February 22, 2023 in Suppliers

Community Gyms CoalitionWASHINGTON, D.C. - The Community Gyms Coalition (CGC), representing more than 15,000 community gyms and fitness facilities across the U.S. that serve over 25 million members, announces the launch of its Fitness is Essential campaign. Building on the CGC's commitments to the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, the Fitness is Essential campaign will educate Americans about the broad, profoundly positive effects of physical activity and fitness on mental and physical wellbeing. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Donates Christmas Gifts to 67 Families in Need
Posted: December 30, 2022 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsWICHITA, KS - Genesis Health Clubs again donated Christmas gifts to families in need in each of the communities in which it operates. The seven-state operation saw families receive assistance in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado and Florida, with each of the 67 families receiving hundreds of dollars-worth of Christmas gifts. To ensure the gifts had maximum impact, local school districts were asked to pick the families in the most need near each club. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Continues its Support of Female College Athletes through Partnership with 2022 Women’s NCAA Tournament National Champion and Most Outstanding Player, Aliyah Boston
Posted: November 3, 2022 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory Fitness continues its focus on empowering and supporting women by partnering with the 2022 Women's NCAA Tournament National Champion, NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (MOP) and National Player of the Year, Aliyah Boston. As a female-founded company with a history of supporting female college athletes, the Orangetheory team worked collaboratively with Boston to develop a new, custom workout that provides members a taste of her rigorous training regimen, available at participating studios nationwide on Thursday, November 10. Read More...

Jones College Athletics Program Selected to Receive $10,000 Hammer Strength Equipment Grant
Posted: July 19, 2022 in Suppliers

Life FitnessFRANKLIN PARK, IL - The athletics program at Jones College in Ellisville, Mississippi has been selected to receive the first-ever Life Fitness/Hammer Strength Equipment Grant, valued at $10,000. The grant is sponsored by Life Fitness Family of Brands, in partnership with the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation, which managed the grant application process. The grant was open to NSCA members who represent junior college or community college athletic training programs. Read More...

Retro Fitness Launches Nationwide Corporate Team Building Program Led by Veteran “Green Berets”
Posted: June 16, 2022 in Chains

Retro FitnessWEST PALM BEACH, FL - Retro Fitness, one of the fastest growing health club franchises, announces the launch of its new Retro Fitness Team Building Program, created in partnership with United States Army Special Forces veterans, "Green Berets." Developed to assist Human Resource departments rebuild their teams as businesses open back up and employees return to the office, the Team Building Program aims to establish a strong sense of collaboration, productivity, trust and respect among employees. Read More...

Ecore Donates Flooring to Lancaster-based Lionheart Youth Training Facility
Posted: April 13, 2022 in Suppliers

ecoreLANCASTER, PA - Ecore continues to make good on its mission to make people's lives better through its most recent donation of 2,000 square feet of performance flooring to Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Lionheart Training, a youth facility that provides physical conditioning and athletic training to inner-city children aged 6 - 12. Read More...

YouFit Gyms Launches YouFit Lifts, a Program to Raise Awareness for Local Charities and Non-Profit Organizations
Posted: April 12, 2022 in Chains

YouFit GymsDEERFIELD BEACH, FL - YouFit Gyms, a popular nationwide fitness chain, has announced the launch of their community-focused program, YouFit Lifts. YouFit Lifts will be an ongoing initiative where YouFit Gyms partners with, and supports, local charities and nonprofit organizations in the communities surrounding their 80 locations across the country. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Launches New Military-Based Fellowship and Employment Placement Program
Posted: February 16, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness has announced the launch of 'Strengthened by Heroes,' a military-based fellowship and employment placement initiative designed for service members who are completing their active-duty commitment and wish to pursue a career as a Personal Trainer at Crunch Fitness. 'Strengthened by Heroes' fellows will have the opportunity to work three to five months with Crunch, with access to free education and certifications from sponsors including the National Academy of Sports Medicine, TRX, My Steady Mind and dotFit. Participants will receive ultimate placement into a permanent role following the end of their service date. Read More...

The 13th Annual Warrior Spirit Community 5K Was a Success
Posted: February 15, 2022 in Chains

TG The GymCARLSBAD, CA - TG The Gym and TG WellBeing have been partners and sponsors of the Mitchell Thorp Foundation since 2015 and have been involved since the founding of the foundation. The Warrior Spirit 5K run / walk on February 5th, 2022 was a great family event for the community, and this year was one of the largest to date with over 900 participants. The Foundation was able to raise over $135,000, which will go directly to the children and their families to help pay medical bills, provide financial support and transportation to appointments. Read More...

USTA Foundation Campaign Reaches $10 Million in Donations for NJTLs
Posted: January 31, 2022 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), raised more than $10 million in 2021, the first year of the Foundation’s three-year, $20 million Rally for the Future campaign. With approximately $6 million of those funds already distributed to support National Tennis & Learning chapters (NJTL) to support under-resourced youth through free or low-cost tennis and education programs, additional funds will continue to be utilized for ongoing programming including NJTL chapters, grants and scholarships. Read More...

Inaugural Ride of a Life Time Event Aims to Raise One Million Dollars for Local Hospitals and Schools on September 25
Posted: August 27, 2021 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - With children's health front and center, Life Time, one of the nation's premier healthy lifestyle brands, is inviting its members and local communities to hop on a bike to help raise money for local hospitals and schools across the country during its first-ever Ride of a Life Time on Saturday, September 25. Life Time has set a $1 million fundraising goal for the inaugural cycle event. Read More...

Planet Fitness Awards $150,000 In Scholarships To 30 Boys & Girls Clubs Of America Teens For Their Efforts To Promote A Kinder And More Inclusive World
Posted: June 30, 2021 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, has announced the recipients of its annual Judgement Free Generation scholarships, which recognize teens for their commitment to promoting inclusion, acceptance and kindness in their communities. Thirty deserving Boys & Girls Clubs of America teens were each awarded $5,000 for their inspiring efforts to create a brighter, more accepting future, of which nearly two-thirds (63%) of recipients will be first-generation college students. Read More...

Denver Public Schools Receives $750,000 Grant from Life Time Foundation to Eliminate Highly Processed Ingredients from School Meals
Posted: March 1, 2021 in Chains

Life Time FoundationDENVER, CO - Denver Public Schools will receive a $750,000 grant from the Life Time Foundation to provide healthier meals cooked from scratch in schools. Meals funded by the grant will be free of undesirable ingredients, also called "The Harmful 7," which are often found in highly processed foods. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Spikes Lead Generation During Historically Slower Months
Posted: February 9, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Six participating Crunch Franchisees, representing 83 Crunch clubs out of the company’s worldwide portfolio of 350+, saw incredible success with their Tesla Giveaway campaign that launched November 1 to spike lead generation during historically slower months. The winner, Catherine L, was a Founding Member at the Crunch Land O Lakes, Florida location and chose the $42,000 cash prize, which she plans to donate a portion to charity, her church and her family. Read More...

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