24 Hour Fitness Opens Doors to Active Plus Community with Launch of “First Friday” Program | Business Wire

SAN RAMON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In an effort to encourage seniors to incorporate regular exercise into

their lives to build strength in both body and mind, fitness leader 24

Hour Fitness is introducing “First Fridays,” an active aging program

launching in clubs nationwide starting May 3. First Fridays will take

place on the first Friday of each month throughout 2019 and will include

free Active Aging classes, workshops and gatherings designed

specifically for senior members and guests.

Guests can try any Active Aging class, such as SilverSneakers®, Silver &.

Fit® yoga, aqua. Zumba Gold®, designed to boost mobility,

flexibility and cardiovascular health, concerns particularly important

to this demographic. And because building community can be just as

important as exercise, classes will be followed by parties where

participants can get to know other fitness-focused adults. Parties and

classes vary by club. Check www.24hourfitness.com/gx24parties

for class schedule and First Friday details.

“As we age, we require a focus on balance, flexibility and muscle

strengthening in all areas of the body in order to enhance quality of

life,” said Micki Stary, Senior Director Group X, 24 Hour Fitness. “We

also know that there is an epidemic of loneliness that further

contributes to and exacerbates a decline in health as we age. We're

delighted to open our doors to the active aging community through our

First Friday program. These group classes have been developed to

specifically target the needs of the active plus members. We encourage

all members of the active plus community to bring friends and family and

get moving together with these free Active Aging classes and fun events.”

24 Hour Fitness First Friday events will take place on May 3, June 7,

July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1 and December 6. The

May 3rd party will celebrate National Arthritis Awareness

Month and National Stroke Awareness Month.

About 24 Hour Fitness

Celebrating 35 years as an industry leader, 24 Hour Fitness transforms

lives every day through fitness with a mission to create a healthier,

happier world. Wrapped within the company’s vision to change 24 million

lives by 2024, a vibrant team of 12,000 fitness professionals and group

exercise instructors nationwide share their passion for people in a

welcoming club community that offers support and celebrates member

successes every day. 24 Hour Fitness is committed to working with a

cross section of people and partnerships including athletes and fans

through our relationships with the LA Rams, Denver Broncos, Spartan.

the United States Olympic Committee, among others. Opening new clubs on

average at the brisk pace of one every few weeks, 24 Hour Fitness is

headquartered in San Ramon, CA and serves nearly 4 million members in

more than 440 clubs nationwide. To learn more about 24 Hour Fitness and

to find the club nearest you, visit www.24hourfitness.com.

Karen Bakula, [email protected]
Phone: (925) 786-4516