GoodLife offers FREE fitness for teens this summer

- May 17th, 2011

image001Good news for fitness-conscious Canadian teens this summer.

GoodLife Fitness is running a FREE Teen Fitness Program at all of its clubs from coast-to-coast for the months of July and August.

(I have to admit I’m a little jealous. When I got my first gym membership — at the now-defunct President’s Fitness Club on Regent Avenue in Winnipeg — around the age of 15, I paid for it using proceeds from my paper route.)

But check out this press release:

GoodLife Fitness FREE TEEN FITNESS PROGRAM 2011

Did Your Teen Leave an Impression on Your Couch Last Summer?
GREAT NEWS….
They Can Make an Even Bigger Impression on Their Health This Summer!

LONDON, ON. —  GoodLife Fitness is offering a FREE Teen Fitness Program from coast-to-coast this summer for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years old.

Teens can utilize all GoodLife Fitness Clubs between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., seven days a week in July and August to stay fit and have fun this summer.

Registration will begin for the program at www.goodlifefitness.com on June 1, 2011.

We’ve all heard the news. Overweight and obese teenagers are tipping the scales at an alarming rate — one of the predictors of an unhealthy future for this generation. According to the Canada Health Measures Survey 2010, that’s over 26% of children and youth. Additionally, 60% of Canadian youth do not get the required daily physical activity for optimum growth and development and 93% of children and youth are not meeting Canada’s physical activity guidelines (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology).

“At GoodLife, we are passionate about helping all Canadians become fit and healthy and we know the importance of starting healthy habits at a young age,” said David Patchell-Evans, GoodLife founder and CEO. “We piloted the Teen Fitness Program in most of our clubs last summer.”

“In some communities across Canada, such as Ottawa, there was an extraordinary response where thousands of teens got on-board and enjoyed the positive benefits of fitness,” said Tracy Glennon, director of operations for GoodLife Fitness. “My own daughter Kate and her friends took part last year and had an amazing time trying new experiences such as group cycling classes and welcomed the great orientation the club teams gave them to strength training. Teen Fitness gave us the opportunity to do something cool and fun together as a family.”

GoodLife Fitness

GoodLife Fitness is Canada’s largest and most successful fitness company with over 275 locations across Canada. This year GoodLife will celebrate 32 years in business, and was recently honoured with platinum status Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures award and awarded Platinum Club member, Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies honouring seven consecutive years of outstanding management and fiscal performance. 1 in 45 Canadians is a GoodLife Member!

Teen Fitness Connection

Launched by the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), the Teen Fitness Connection is a nationwide initiative designed to introduce exercise to teens by offering free summer matinee memberships.

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