The Search is on! 24 Hour Fitness Hosts in-Person Tryouts to Find Team USA’s Next Olympic Hopeful | Business Wire

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: bobsleigh, 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 (bobsleigh), with

Williamson’s start coming from his 24 Hour Fitness in-club tryout in

Winter Park, Florida. From there, he catapulted into training and earned

five medals, including two gold medals, in international competition. www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlPUI-hQ9Yg

Prior experience isn't needed, just the determination, strength and

speed to pursue your Olympic dream. The journey to find the Next Olympic

Hopeful will include:

  • First Round: Regional tryouts and 24 Hour Fitness in-person tryouts
    At

    both the regional tryouts and the 24 Hour Fitness in-person tryouts,

    athletes will complete a battery of tests for strength, mobility and

    endurance to qualify for selection into the next phase. The in-person

    tests happening June 2 are conducted by the fitness professionals with

    state-of-the-art equipment and the energetic, vocal support of family

    and friends who can observe the action close up.

  • Second Round: Narrow applicant search to top-100 athletes
    Following

    the first phase of tryouts, the applicant pool will be narrowed to

    approximately 100 athletes – 50 men and 50 women – who'll be invited

    to spend six days at the U.S. Olympic Training Centre in Colorado

    Springs, the epicentre of world-class training for American athletes

    working towards their Olympic and Paralympic dreams. The athletes will

    go through an intensive screening, sport-specific training and have

    access to leaders in the field of sport medicine, science and

    psychology, as their journey is documented for broadcast.

  • Final Round: Olympic journey begins
    One winner per sport

    will emerge from the show and will be invited to join the national

    team camps in one of eight sports: bobsleigh, skeleton, boxing,

    canoe/kayak, cycling, rowing, rugby and weightlifting. The eight total

    winners – four men and four women – will also be eligible to receive

    financial, training and medical support as they prepare for the

    opportunity to compete at the Olympic Games in their identified sport.

24 Hour Fitness in club tryouts for The Next Olympic Hopeful will

take place Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the following

locations:

  • Dallas, Texas: 24 Hour Fitness Castle Hills, 4866 State Highway

    121, Lewisville, TX 75056

  • Denver, Colorado: 24 Hour Fitness Parker Arapahoe, 15900 E.

    Briarwood Circle, Aurora, CO 80016

  • Pearl City, Hawaii: 24 Hour Fitness Pearl City, 1000 Kamehameha

    Hwy., Pearl City, HI 96782

  • Houston, Texas: 24 Hour Fitness Katy Bella Terra, 5270 West

    Grand Parkway South, Richmond, TX 77406

  • Los Angeles, California: 24 Hour Fitness Downey, 8810 Apollo

    Way, Downey, CA 90242

  • Miami, Florida: 24 Hour Fitness Miramar, 11645 Red Rd. H-1,

    Miramar, FL 33025

  • New York/New Jersey area: 24 Hour Fitness Valley Stream Green

    Acres, 750 West Sunrise Highway, Valley Stream, NY 11581

  • Orlando, Florida: 24 Hour Fitness The Grove at Winter Park,

    4270 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL 32792

  • San Diego, California: 24 Hour Fitness Balboa, 7715 Balboa

    Ave., San Diego, CA 92111

  • Seattle, Washington: 24 Hour Fitness Bothell, 18006 120th

    Ave. NE, Bothell, WA 98011

  • San Francisco Bay Area, California: 24 Hour Fitness San Jose,

    1610 Crane Court, San Jose, CA 95112

About the USOC

Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the

United States Olympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic

Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. As

such, the USOC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of

U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and

Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the Olympic and

Paralympic movements throughout the country. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org.

About 24 Hour Fitness

As an industry leader for more than 30 years, 24 Hour Fitness transforms

lives every day through fitness. Conveniently located clubs, furnished

with a wide variety of strength, cardio and functional training

equipment, are the perfect environment for fitness professionals to

deliver dynamic personal and group training programs. GX24®

and cycle studios feature a popular array of live studio classes

included with membership. Combined with a welcoming community, the

compelling TV and magazine content of 24Life™, Fit:Perks®

Rewards and the innovative My24® app. 24GO™ custom

coaching platform, there are a multitude of offerings to engage and

inspire every member to lead a full and healthy life both inside and

outside of the club. 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 over 420 clubs nationwide. Please

visit 24hourfitness.com for more information and to find a club near you.

24 Hour Fitness
Karen Bakula, 925-786-4516
[email protected]