Five area locations now open, offering complimentary passes for hot showers, Wi-Fi and use of facilities
OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - Movati Athletic, one of the Ottawa region's largest fitness club chains, has opened its doors to victims of the weekend storm and tornado, offering its facilities to non-members who want a hot shower, wireless Internet or access to fitness and recreational facilities.
"When we opened our first club in the Ottawa region seven years ago, the community welcomed us with open arms," said Chuck Kelly, CEO, Movati Athletic. "So we were pretty upset this weekend to see the property damage and emotional toll the storm inflicted on our neighbours and extended family."
"We opened our doors immediately this past weekend and have provided complimentary passes to more than 100 people already," said Kelly. "We're offering refreshments, our shower facilities, including towels, soap and shampoo, and high-speed Wi-Fi so people can avoid costly mobile data charges for work, school or to arrange for other basic needs. If they also want to work out or go for a swim at our gym, they can do that too."
All clubs are operating and open to the public, 4 a.m. to midnight, all week:
Movati Train Yards – 195 Trainyards Drive
Movati Orleans – 3772 Innes Road
Movati Kanata – 19 Frank Nighbor Place
Movati Nepean - 1395 Meadowlands Drive East
Movati Barrhaven - 15 Crestway Drive
"We see the spirit and resolve of the Ottawa community everyday. The tireless efforts of the amazing first responders and utility crews across the region is testament to that dedication. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Movati team go out to those who have been injured and whose lives have been upended by the storm," said Kelly.
About Movati Athletic Movati Athletic is a privately held company with 15 locations across Ontario. Established in 1997, Movati Athletic is a pioneer in the fitness industry, offering an experience that goes beyond just working out. It offers a full range of the latest fitness services and amenities tailored to its members' needs. With more than 1,600 full- and part-time team members, its caring and exceptional people ensure that members feel welcome, feel comfortable and feel healthy. Driven by a vision to empower people's lives through fitness and health, making the communities it serves healthier and happier, Movati Athletic is poised for growth nationally and internationally. Visit www.movati.ca for more information.
SOURCE Movati Athletic
For further information: Joseph Lo, President MOVATI Athletic, [email protected], 416-559-4869