SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Two Bay Area fitness giants with unique ties to the military, 24 Hour
Fitness and TRX, will join forces during Fleet Week to help honor our
nation’s servicemen and servicewomen for their selfless devotion in
safeguarding our country. Designed to celebrate and showcase the
critical importance of fitness to the U.S. military and local first
responders, the two fitness leaders will host a series of fun fitness
challenges and classes.
Held on Oct. 6 and 7 at the Marina Green, the exclusive fitness events
will include workouts with the military and San Francisco Police
Department. Also, highlighting the special activities will be an
entertaining fundraising challenge between 24 Hour Fitness president and
CEO Carl Liebert and TRX CEO and inventor Randy Hetrick.
During the challenge, Liebert, a former Naval officer and Hetrick, a
former Navy SEAL, will compete in the TRX 40/40 Challenge using the TRX®
Suspension Trainer™ along with commanding officers from the
U.S. military. During the challenge, 24 Hour Fitness and TRX will donate
$50 to the Semper
Fi Fund for each perfectly performed Atomic Pushup and Low
Row completed on the equipment.
24 Hour Fitness and TRX are true American success stories and steadfast
supporters of the U.S. military and their families. Earlier this year,
the two companies donated 48 TRX® Suspension Training®
kits to a deploying troop from the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in
“24 Hour Fitness has had a long standing commitment to supporting our
military service members and their families. We're excited to partner
once again with TRX in showing our support and offering thanks to these
brave men and women,” said Carl Liebert, president and CEO, 24 Hour
Fitness. “As a former Naval officer, I'm honored to be involved in a
challenge that'll benefit the Semper Fi Fund, while emphasizing the
important role fitness plays in the safety and success of our nation’s
SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--24 Hour Fitness will host in-person tryouts across the country to find Team USA’s Next Olympic Hopefuls, a first-of-its-kind program led by the United States Olympic Committee to enhance the pipeline of world-class athletes pursuing Olympic sport. In partnership with the USOC, 24 Hour Fitness will host tryouts at select clubs throughout the U.S. on Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Information is available at:www.24hourfitness.com/NextOlympicHopeful
The quest to find the Next Olympic Hopeful will ultimately find one winner for each participating sport and the winners will be invited to join the national team camps of eight sports: bobsled, skeleton, boxing, canoe/kayak, cycling, rowing, rugby and weightlifting. The journey will be highlighted on Team USA social and digital channels and the entire program, including announcement of the winners, will be featured in the USOC Productions two-part broadcast, Scouting Camp: The Next Olympic Hopeful airing on NBC and NBCSN in November.
The success of last year’s program resulted in two winners from the 24 Hour Fitness in-person tryouts—Amanda Alvarez (skeleton), from the 24 Hour Fitness Bothell, Washington, club; Josh Williamson (bobsled), with...
“TRX couldn’t be more proud to partner with 24 Hour Fitness in honoring
our servicemen and first-responders, their incredible commitment to
fitness and the sacrifices they make for our freedom and safety,” said
Randy Hetrick, CEO, TRX. “We’re also excited to share our passion for
fitness and steadfast support of the U.S. military with our neighbors in
the Bay Area.”
The following outlines the fitness events hosted by the two companies
during San Francisco’s Fleet Week:
Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Marina Green
CEO Challenge, 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Liebert and Hetrick
will participate in friendly competition during the TRX 40/40 CEO
challenge. Alongside commanding officers of the U.S. military. For
each rep of TRX Atomic Pushups and Low Rows performed, $50 will be
donated to the Semper Fi Fund.
Mission Readiness Challenge, 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S.
Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, Berkeley Reserve Officer’s Training Corps
(ROTC) and San Francisco Police Department will challenge each other
in a friendly competition, as they participate in the grueling
total-body TRX Mission Readiness Challenge. Initially designed for
U.S. Marine Corps Officer and well-known mixed martial arts fighter,
Brian “All American” Stann, the workout will consist of several rounds
of some of the most intense TRX exercises.
TRX on the Green, 11:45 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
of military personnel will participate in a grand TRX workout led by
24 Hour Fitness vice president of group fitness Ingrid Owen and 24
Hour Fitness Group X® instructor and TRX senior manager of
group training Dan McDonogh.
Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Marina Green
TRX Classes for the Public
Those interested in trying TRX
are invited to participate in one of three complimentary TRX classes
which will feature a live DJ. To sign up for a class, simply visit http://goo.gl/1SqAc.
Warm ups will begin 25 minutes before each of the scheduled classes:
Circuit Training, 10 a.m. –. 11 a.m.
Introduction to RIP Training, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Body Blast, 9 a.m. –. 10 a.m.
24 Hour Fitness was recognized as a “Top 100 Military-Friendly
Employers” by G.I. Jobs magazine for its commitment to recruiting
and hiring U.S. service members who enter the workforce in the hundreds
of thousands each year. In addition, the fitness leader was named as one
of the “Top 20 Military Spouse Friendly Employers®” by Military
Hetrick created the TRX® Suspension Trainer™, which is
available in many 24 Hour Fitness® clubs across the country,
from an old jiu-jitsu belt and surplus parachute webbing so his Navy
SEAL unit could stay in shape while deployed overseas. The TRX® Suspension
Trainer™ is now prevalent in the gyms and training areas of
all branches of the U.S. military. With the TRX® FORCE Kits,
the company is rapidly changing the way soldiers prepare and train. TRX
currently donates five dollars of every FORCE Kit purchased online to
the TRX Fund, which provides equipment, training and ongoing education
to injured service members and athletes who embody the warrior spirit.
For more information about 24 Hour Fitness or to find club locations
offering TRX Suspension Training, visit 24hourfitness.com.
The complete line of TRX products, training programs, education and
accessories can be purchased directly from TRX online at trxtraining.com.
About 24 Hour Fitness
Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., 24 Hour Fitness is a leading health
club industry pioneer, serving nearly four million members in more than
400 clubs across the U.S. Since the first club opened in 1979, the
company has been dedicated to helping members change their lives and
reach their individual fitness goals. With convenient club locations,
personal training services, innovative group exercise classes and a
variety of strength, cardio and functional training equipment –. 24 Hour
Fitness offers fitness solutions for everyone.
Through its support of the United States Olympic Committee and many U.S.
National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport, 24 Hour Fitness is one of the
largest supporters of amateur athletics in the country and serves as the
Official Fitness Center Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic
Teams. The company is committed to being a good neighbor in its
communities via charitable and in-kind donations to groups focused on
both helping Americans get healthy and improving youth fitness. The
company’s national accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, which
includes A+ ratings for all club locations across the U.S., demonstrates
the organization’s ongoing commitment to member satisfaction. Please
call 1-800-224-0240 or visit 24hourfitness.com
for more information and to find the club nearest you.
TRX® is the world’s preeminent producer of physical training
equipment, exercise programming and education designed for trainers,
health clubs, military users, fitness-minded consumers and athletes of
all levels. TRX® designs and sells original products
of innovative design and premium quality construction, including
Suspension Training® and Rip™ Training equipment and exercise
programs that are changing the way athletes train for sport, soldiers
train for combat, physical therapists rehabilitate patients and exercise
instructors train their clients. The complete line of TRX®
products, training programs, education and accessories can be purchased
directly from TRX® online at trxtraining.com.
For more information on TRX® products, education and
programming, call (888) 878-5348 or email [email protected]
24 Hour Fitness
Shereelynn Manlangit, 925-543-3107
Edelman for 24 Hour Fitness
Vineetha Pathrose, 415-486-3258
Leader Enterprises for TRX
Taylor Weirick, 949-370-4461