Hitting the gym just got easier: American Express Canada works out new partnership with GoodLife Fitness

TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - American Express Canada and GoodLife Fitness are pleased to announce that Cardmembers can now use their American Express Cards to pay for select membership options and services at GoodLife Fitness, Canada's largest operator of fitness clubs. On February 15, 2016, the payment option became available at all GoodLife Fitness club locations across Canada.

"We're thrilled to offer our Cardmembers more flexibility when heading to the gym," says Kerri-Ann Santaguida, Vice President & General Manager, Merchant Services, American Express Canada. "We want our Cardmembers to be able to use their Cards in more places every day. We're proud to say that now they can."

As a proud Canadian employer for over 160 years, American Express Canada is pleased to work with such a strong Canadian brand. Since 1979, GoodLife Fitness has grown to care for over 1.2 million members across the country, and has built a reputation based on caring, quality, value, service and community leadership.

"We are excited to welcome American Express to the GoodLife Fitness Family," says David 'Patch' Patchell-Evans, GoodLife Fitness Founder & CEO.  "This partnership will bring greater payment options and convenience to our members across the country."

This relationship is another step forward in enhancing the value of American Express Cards for daily purchases. Over the years, American Express has made great strides in growing its merchant base, adding numerous merchant accepting locations from a variety of different sectors. Additionally, American Express has specifically sought out new merchants that give Cardmembers even more places and ways to use their Card - from quick service restaurants, gas and grocery stores to utility payments and professional expenses.

About American Express Canada

American Express in Canada operates as Amex Bank of Canada and Amex Canada Inc. Both are wholly owned subsidiaries of the New York based American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., the largest operating unit of the American Express Company. Amex Bank of Canada is the issuer of American Express charge and credit cards, with outstanding products like The SimplyCash ™ Card from American Express ©, The American Express® Gold Rewards Card, and the American Express® AeroplanPlus® Gold Card. American Express opened its first offices in Toronto and Hamilton in 1853. For more information, visit AmericanExpress.ca or connect with us at Facebook.com/AmericanExpressCanada and YouTube.com/AmericanExpressCAD

About GoodLife Fitness

Proudly Canadian since 1979, GoodLife Fitness is the largest fitness club chain in Canada and the fourth largest overall in the world. With over 350 clubs from coast-to-coast, including GoodLife Fitness, Énergie Cardio, Fit4Less and ÉconoFitness Clubs, approximately 14,400 employees and more than 1.2 million Members, GoodLife is helping to transform the health and wellness of 1 in 30 Canadians every day – www.goodlifefitness.com.

SOURCE American Express Canada

For further information: Media Inquiries: Erica Tiangco, American Express Canada, 416-320-3049; Adam Roberts, GoodLife Fitness, mediarelations@goodlifefitness.com

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