Teens age 12-17 can work out for free at 250+ GoodLife Clubs across Canada
LONDON, ON, June 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Teens across Canada will be crunching, curling and doing cardio throughout the summer months with free access to GoodLife Fitness clubs starting early July. For the 10th year, GoodLife will offer a Teen Fitness program for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 from July 2 to September 2, 2019. Teens can be registered by their Parents or guardians starting today, June 4, 2019.
Statistics Canada research shows only about one in three (35%) five- to-17-year-olds meets the physical activity recommendations outlined in the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth. GoodLife's Teen Fitness Program Lead Ali Cropper says opening the doors to GoodLife clubs across the country will motivate more youth to get off the couch and try new types of exercise in a safe, dedicated environment.
"We see all kinds of teens taking part in this program. Some are looking to stay in good condition for their favourite sport, while others are looking for new and different ways to stay active," Cropper explained. "The common theme we want them all to take away is that physical activity is a fun and healthy way to spend your time. Regular workouts can help build brain power, improve physical health and boost confidence."
GoodLife Fitness Founder and CEO David 'Patch' Patchell-Evans started the Teen Fitness program with the hope of giving teens an alternative opportunity for physical activity that was free for parents, and accessible and fun for youth. Today more than 70,000 teens take part in the program each year at clubs across the country.
"We know the importance of starting healthy habits at a young age and we want our youth to have happy and active lives," said Cropper. "Most importantly, we want to show youth that you don't need to be athletic or play competitive sports to be active and healthy – it's about moving your body and feeling confident and happy with it."
Teens can access GoodLife Clubs between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. They will receive an orientation to the equipment available to them as well as Club etiquette to ensure their experience is enjoyable and effective. For more information, visit www.teenfitness.ca.
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 400 clubs from coast-to-coast, including GoodLife Fitness, Fit4Less by GoodLife and ÉconoFitness Clubs, approximately 12,100 employees and more than 1.5 million members, GoodLife is helping to transform the health and wellness of 1 in 25 Canadians. www.goodlifefitness.com
Interviews available with Ali Cropper, GoodLife Fitness Manager of Member Services and Program Lead for Teen Fitness.
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