GoodLife Fitness celebrates Canada Day by breaking the 1 Million member mark
LONDON, ON, June 30, 2014 /CNW/ - GoodLife Fitness, Canada's largest fitness company is celebrating Canada's 147th birthday with the announcement today that over 1 million Canadians are now GoodLife members. Proudly Canadian since 1979, GoodLife currently has over 13,000 employees in more than 310 fitness clubs from coast-to-coast.1 in 35 Canadians are GoodLife Fitness members.
"I would like to wish everyone a happy Canada Day and say thank you, to the more than 1 million Canadians who trust GoodLife Fitness with their health and fitness goals," said David "Patch" Patchell-Evans, GoodLife Fitness Founder and CEO. "For over 35 years, GoodLife has provided Canadians with the best facilities and programs while creating a welcoming and judgement-free atmosphere for new and existing members."
Patch began GoodLife Fitness in a truly Canadian way. He operated a snowplough business to help pay for his education at the University of Western Ontario. Also using money from that business, Patch opened his first small gym in London, Ontario which has since become the largest fitness company in Canada.
From humble beginnings, GoodLife has become the 4th largest fitness company in the world while also receiving honours such as, Platinum Status Canada's Best Managed Companies, Platinum Level Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™, and the Canada's Passion Capitalists.
GoodLife Fitness also has a proud history of helping Canadians in need by supporting more than 300 charities and non-profit initiatives across the country each year. Additionally in 2012, GoodLife Fitness pledged $5 Million to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at University Health Network. To fulfill our purpose of helping all Canadians, including our youngest Canadians, GoodLife Kids Foundation, a Canadian private foundation supported by GoodLife Fitness, has granted over $1.5 MILLION to more than 125 organizations, helping over 212,000 Canadian children live a more active and healthy life.
"GoodLife is striving to fulfill our purpose of giving every Canadian the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life," Patch said. "As a Canadian company, we are thrilled about the number of Canadians' lives we've been able to positively impact. We are looking forward to the next million people across our great country that we're able to help live healthier and happier lives!"
Proudly Canadian since 1979, GoodLife Fitness is the largest fitness company in Canada. With almost 320 clubs from coast-to-coast, including 70 Energie Cardio clubs in Quebec, approximately 13,000 employees and more than 1 million members, GoodLife is helping to transform the health and wellness of 1 in 35 Canadians every day. Motivated by GoodLife's purpose 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 Best Managed Companies, as well as Platinum Level Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. www.goodlifefitness.com.
Image with caption: "Founder and CEO, David Patchell-Evans started GoodLife Fitness in 1979. Now Canada’s largest fitness chain now has over 1 Million members and more than 310 gyms across the country. (CNW Group/GoodLife Fitness)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140630_C2210_PHOTO_EN_4044.jpg
SOURCE: GoodLife Fitness
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