|[December 06, 2012]
24 Hour Fitness and Parisi Speed School to Offer Youth Athletic Performance Enhancement Training
SAN RAMON, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Health club industry leader, 24 Hour Fitness announced today its
collaboration with Parisi
Speed School, a leader in youth athletic performance enhancement.
This unique venture, being introduced to two new 24 Hour Fitness®
clubs in California, brings together 30 years of fitness expertise from
24 Hour Fitness and 20 years of specialized youth training experience
from Parisi Speed School. Together, the two companies will provide
training programs designed to improve fundamental athletic skills,
speed, quickness and self-esteem among youth ages seven to 17, and
people of all ages.
"24 Hour Fitness believes in the importance of providing our youth with
activities and resources that will help them stay active and lead
healthier lives," said Randy Drake, senior vice president of fitness and
business development, 24 Hour Fitness. "Programs like those offered by
Parisi Speed School enable us to provide children and teenagers with
proven, successful and fun programming that will help them improve their
physical skills and self-confidence."
Kicking off the partnership will be the new 24 Hour Fitness Super-Sport
clubs scheduled to open in San Diego and Livermore, Calif. in late
December. Both clubs will feature custom outdoor training areas, and
offer approximately 20 classes per week in addition to one-on-one
training sessions with certified Parisi Speed School coaches.
"Like us, 24 Hour Fitness has been a great supporter of youth fitness
and we are honored to partner with a fitness industry leader," said Bill
Parisi, founder and CEO, Parisi Speed School. "Through this
collaboration, we will provide children and teens across the country
with extra-curricular fitness programming that will help keep them
active, build their athleticism, boost their confidence and teach them
healthy habits that will last a lifetime."
To learn more abou Parisi Speed School visit parisischool.com.
To learn more about 24 Hour Fitness and to download a free
pass, visit 24hourfitness.com.
About 24 Hour Fitness
Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., 24 Hour Fitness is a leading health
club industry pioneer, serving nearly four million members in more than
400 clubs across the U.S. Since the first club opened in 1979, the
company has been dedicated to helping members change their lives and
reach their individual fitness goals. With convenient club locations,
personal training services, innovative group exercise classes and a
variety of strength, cardio and functional training equipment - 24 Hour
Fitness offers fitness solutions for everyone.
Through its support of the United States Olympic Committee and many U.S.
National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport, 24 Hour Fitness is one of the
largest supporters of amateur athletics in the country and serves as the
Official Fitness Center Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic
Teams. The company is committed to being a good neighbor in its
communities via charitable and in-kind donations to groups focused on
both helping Americans get healthy and improving youth fitness. The
company's national accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, which
includes A+ ratings for all club locations across the U.S., demonstrates
the organization's ongoing commitment to member satisfaction. Please
call 1-800-224-0240 or visit 24hourfitness.com
for more information and to find the club nearest you.
About Parisi Speed School
Parisi Speed School, the originator of the youth sports performance
industry in the United States, has actively advocated for youth fitness
since the company's inception 20 years ago. Despite the demands of
managing over 75 Parisi Franchise locations throughout the United
States, Founder & CEO Bill Parisi and his team remain personally
committed to developing fit lifestyles and are content contributors to
IHRSA, the not-for-profit association of global health, racquet and
sports club industry, which represents more than 9,000 facilities in 75
countries, and over 650 industry suppliers. IHRSA's advocacy of health
and fitness complements Parisi Speed Schools' empowerment of youth; over
600,000 young and aspiring athletes, elite athletes, Olympic coaching
associations, college, pro teams, Fortune 500 companies and military
troops are Parisi alumni. Parisi, and Director of Education, Martin
Rooney's fitness outreach, include the Parisi web site, social media
channels such as Facebook (News - Alert), Twitter and You Tube. Parisi and Rooney also
contribute to their Training for Warriors and Men's Health blogs, which
yearly deliver free information on athletic performance, fitness and
nutrition, to more than a million people from every US state and over
100 countries. In addition, Parisi has been an integral contributor to
the NFL Youth Football Summit at the Hall of Fame Game for the past
eight years educating the proper warm-up and speed development training.
This Parisi Speed School team has authored over 50 fitness education
modules and DVDs; hundreds of articles, and their published books
through Harper Collins have been used as college textbooks and teaching
manuals for trainers, coaches and athletes worldwide.
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