LONDON, ON, Jan. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - GoodLife Fitness is launching a new program in collaboration with The Canadian Legacy Project to support the overall well-being of Canadian veterans. The Vet Fit program at GoodLife Fitness offers discounted memberships to any former member of the Canadian Armed Forces who successfully underwent basic training and is honourably released.
Administered by The Canadian Legacy Project, Vet Fit is GoodLife's way of giving back to those who served Canada in the Armed Forces.
"I personally have five generations of Canadian veterans in my family, so I know how important it is to support our veterans by investing in services that improve their overall health and wellness," says GoodLife Founder & CEO David 'Patch' Patchell-Evans. "Extending our assistance through the Vet Fit program is very meaningful for me."
The Canadian Legacy Project was designed to support veterans, develop programs and events to help improve their everyday lives and to provide a strong support system for Canadian military veterans, young and old. "The Canadian Legacy Project's dedication to supporting our Canadian veterans made them an ideal organization to administer the Vet Fit program," says Patch.
"We worked with GoodLife Fitness to develop this program as a way to offer an affordable option for Canadian veterans to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle," says Dave Howard, President of The Canadian Legacy Project. "Vet Fit gives veterans access to an excellent membership option to the largest fitness club chain in Canada. It is a great example of what Canadian companies can do to give back to a community that has contributed so much to society."
"As a Canadian Veteran, I understand the importance of continuing to pursue my fitness goals for long-term health benefits," says Edward Batchelor, GoodLife Group Fitness Instructor and Canadian Veteran, retired after 40 years of service. "The Vet Fit program offers our veterans the opportunity to stay active and contribute to achieving a healthier lifestyle. "
GoodLife has a long history of giving back and making a difference nation-wide. "We contribute on a local, regional and national level to causes and organizations that are making an incredible impact on the lives of Canadians," says Patch. "It is our purpose to give all Canadians the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life – this program is another step toward achieving that goal. We are committed to helping veterans feel welcome and cared for in our clubs. As such, we are also extending this great membership opportunity to a family member of each veteran as well because we know that having the support of your loved ones is one of the greatest ways to live a healthy and active life."
Vet Fit is administered through The Canadian Legacy Project. Canadian veterans interested in enrolling in Vet Fit can visit http://www.canadianlegacy.org/vet-fit to complete the registration form online.
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.
About The Canadian Legacy Project
The Canadian Legacy Project was created because many of our Canadian Veterans are living in poverty and do not have the basic necessities in food, clothing and shelter. The Canadian Legacy Project is designed to support veterans and develop programs and events to help improve their everyday lives. Too many of our Canadian Veterans are in need of financial, medical, and emotional support. Our veterans provided Canadians with the freedoms we take advantage of everyday and it is our goal to support those veterans in need. The Canadian Legacy Project is a registered charity working throughout Canada (registration #82478 8202 RR0001) and is a 100% volunteer managed and directed.
SOURCE GoodLife Fitness
For further information: Media Contact: Adam Roberts, Public Relations Senior Specialist, GoodLife Fitness, 519-661-0190, [email protected]; David Howard, President, The Canadian Legacy Project, (W) 403.620.4255