Canada's First Youth Interactive Gym to open its 8th location -
SASKATOON, Nov. 22 /CNW/ - The cure for inactive kids is now hitting the
Prairies, starting with Saskatoon! Bulldog Interactive Fitness for youth is
celebrating it's newest "Doghouse" Grand Opening this weekend (November 24th
and 25th) at 1020 Louise Avenue. Saskatoon resident Diana Satre is opening
this unique facility that focuses on getting kids in shape by combining
exercise with their favourite activity: playing video games. Using interactive
video games, personalized programs and equipment specifically designed for
youth, Bulldog is helping kids become active and fit.
The epidemic of overweight and obese kids is a storyline which has been
covered in media circles across the world. This week, Unicef Canada released a
report stating that one in four Canadian youths are obese. This is one of the
highest youth obesity rates of all developed countries. "The problem of
childhood obesity is epidemic - kids aren't getting the exercise that they
need, and it's partially due to their love of video games. Bulldog takes the
source of the problem and turns it into something that motivates them to get
fit." states Diana. Diana goes on to tell how she became a franchise "While
folding laundry one morning, I saw Holly Bond (President and Founder of
Bulldog Interactive Fitness) on Canada AM, I knew the concept was brilliant!
Within a couple of days I was on a plane to meet Holly at a Grand Opening of a
Bulldog in Toronto. When I saw the kids at the gym there, I realized they're
having so much fun that they didn't even realize they were working out; I feel
in love with the concept and here I am today opening my own Bulldog!"
Diana understands that the Bulldog concept is a concept which can work
for the children of Saskatoon. "It's good not only for kids who are the
natural or budding athletes, but also for the kids who don't make the team.
Our winters are long and kids need activity choices."
Bulldog Saskatoon is designed to unleash energy, creativity, fun, and
socialization skills while assisting in the development of self-esteem and
confidence. These concepts have been the keys to the success of the franchises
across Canada. Bulldog President and Founder Holly Bond is extremely happy
with the success Bulldog members have been having. "We created Bulldog to help
kids develop a healthy self-esteem and the results have been amazing! We work
on their self-esteem and a by-product of this is that they lose weight if they
need to, they develop muscle tone, their school grades go up, they sleep
better - the list of benefits is long! - but self-esteem is really what
Bulldog is all about."
Location: 1020 Louise Ave, Saskatoon (in the Louis the 8th Mall)
Open House: Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th from 10am
Official Ribbon Cutting: November 24th at 11am SHARP
About Bulldog: Bulldog Interactive Fitness Inc (R)was established in 2005
in Nova Scotia and is the first interactive fitness facility for youth in
North America. This fitness chain has been recently featured in Chatelaine
Magazine, CBC News World, Canada AM, and the Globe and Mail. The franchise
currently has 8 locations open in Canada and 2 more opening in January.
Florida will open in January 2008.
For further information:
For further information: Diana Satre, Franchisee, Bulldog Interactive
Fitness(R), (306) 373-2223, Diana@bulldoginteractivefitness.com; Holly Bond,
President/Founder, Bulldog Interactive Fitness(R), cell (902) 452-5205,