GoodLife Fitness Lands at Toronto Pearson International Airport in September 2013

TORONTO, May 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Frequent flyers and occasional travellers alike will be able to take advantage of the custom-designed GoodLife Fitness Club arriving in Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson International Airport this September, the first ever in-airport location for GoodLife.

Toronto Pearson is Canada's leading airport with many passengers who desire an exceptional travel experience.  This innovative partnership between Canada's largest fitness company and Canada's largest airport demonstrates an incredible investment in the health and well-being of individuals travelling in and out of Toronto.

"I travel back and forth across the country on almost a weekly basis, visiting our over 300 Clubs from St. John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia," said David "Patch" Patchell-Evans, GoodLife Founder & CEO. "Since we have over 80 Clubs in the Greater Toronto Area, I land at Toronto Pearson most of the time and I kept thinking that it would be amazing to have one of our clubs in the Terminal so that I could workout while I was waiting for my flight. I knew that this would be great for other travellers and our Members too.  Luckily, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Team agreed!"

"This new facility will offer an enhanced travel experience for passengers," said Howard Eng, President and CEO for the GTAA.  "We're also pleased to be able to provide airport employees access to the facility and support a healthy living lifestyle.  We could not think of a better way to provide a healthy and positive environment at Toronto Pearson than through the partnership with GoodLife Fitness."

Many travellers reflect that they want to be productive while they are travelling and continue to lead active lives. Working out while travelling has many incredible benefits such as, reducing stress; improving the flight experience by ensuring that your muscles are relaxed and energized; and combating fatigue and jetlag.

"Working out before or after your flight can have a tremendous impact on how you feel both physically and mentally when you reach your final destination," said Patch. "Our vision is to give every Canadian the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life. Providing a club at Toronto Pearson is another great way that we can work toward this vision."

GoodLife Fitness Toronto Pearson Club
Location: Terminal 1, Arrivals level.
The Club is located in front of an expansive bank of windows so that passengers and community members can complete their workouts in a refreshing and uplifting environment.

Forget Anything? Workout apparel will be available for sale at the Club

Luggage Storage is available at the Club for free.

Amenities: Cardiovascular Equipment with Personal Viewing Screens; Strength Training Equipment and Free Weights; Luggage Storage; Lounge Area with Massage Chairs; Modern Change Rooms with Private Showers and Lockers; and Towel Service.

GoodLife Fitness
Founded in 1979, GoodLife Fitness is the largest fitness company in Canada with over 300 clubs from coast-to-coast. With over 877,000 members, GoodLife is helping to transform the health and wellness of 1 in 39 Canadians every day. With the vision of giving every Canadian the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life, David Patchell-Evans, Founder & CEO, strives to develop innovative partnerships and collaborations in all areas of health, fitness and wellness and continues to play a significant role in the healthcare system in Canada. GoodLife has achieved Platinum Status Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, as well as Platinum Level Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. www.goodlifefitness.com 

GTAA
The GTAA is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, the largest airport in Canada and one of the largest in North America in terms of passenger and air cargo traffic.  In 2012, Toronto Pearson handled 35 million passengers.  The focus of the GTAA continues to be on competitiveness, growing the airport's status as an international gateway, meeting the needs of our travellers and ensuring the long-term success of the organization, our airline customers and the regional economy.

Image with caption: "GoodLife Fitness Lands at Toronto Pearson International Airport in September 2013 (CNW Group/GoodLife Fitness)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130513_C6273_PHOTO_EN_26634.jpg

SOURCE: GoodLife Fitness

For further information:

Media Contacts:
Krista Maling 
Director of Public Relations, GoodLife Fitness  
Tel: 519-661-0190, ext. 302
kmaling@goodlifefitness.com

GTAA Media Office
416-776-3709


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