July 07, 2010 // Franchising.com // HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – At the age of 60, Issaquah, Washington-resident Jim Crittenden is attempting to break the world record in the long jump. And he just might do it, according to Juliana Jade, his personal trainer at Fitness Together of Issaquah on 660 N.W. Gilman Blvd.
"Jim's in incredible shape and not just for his age group," said Jade. "He's a real athlete and a prime example that health and fitness know no age limit. We're excited to be involved in his conditioning, and he's already a winner to us by making exercise and nutrition such a big part of his life."
Fitness Together Issaquah is Crittenden's official sponsor to participate in the 2010 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The 2010 meet takes place in Sacramento on July 22 and will feature athletes ranging in age from 30-95+ in track and field events.
To prepare, Crittenden has been working with his Fitness Together trainer at the Issaquah location, where he receives training assignments and nutritional guidance to compete in the 60-64 age group. His goal is to set the world record in the Long Jump, which currently stands at 6.07 meters or approximately 19 feet 10 1/2 inches.
Previously winning a gold medal at the Masters' National Competition, Crittenden jumped an incredible 18 feet 3 inches. With the help of Jade, owner of Fitness Together Issaquah, he hopes to leap even further into the record books.
"I feel free pretty confident that I can go and get a gold medal, but that's not why I'm going," Crittenden said. "I want the big one."
The 2010 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at Sacramento State University in the A.G. Spanos Sports Complex on July 22 – 25. For more information visit http://www.usatf.org/events/2010/USAMastersOutdoorTFChampionships/
Based in Highlands Ranch, Colo., Fitness Together Holdings, Inc., is one of the world's largest wellness organizations. The parent company oversees Fitness Together Franchise Corporation a one-on-one personal training fitness franchise established in 1983 that began franchising in 1996. In 2010, Fitness Together launched Nutrition Together, a nutrition and weight loss counseling program for their clients. Fitness Together Franchise Corporations also oversees Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc. a massage therapy franchisor that began franchising in 2006. Today, the combined franchise network has hundreds of franchises sold across the United States, Costa Rica, Brazil, Israel, Ireland, and Canada.
Fitness Together and Elements Therapeutic Massage are each actively selling franchises.