Anytime Fitness Is Giving Away Hundreds Of Free Memberships

Winners Who Applied for "Scholarships" Come From All Walks of Life

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 19, 2011 // PRNewswire // — In celebration of the franchise's 1,000,000th member, Anytime Fitness clubs all over the country are giving away more than $400,000 worth of free annual memberships. Nearly 700 participating Anytime Fitness clubs each chose one or more lucky individuals to receive "scholarships" valued at approximately $500 apiece.

The winning applicants in Anytime Fitness' "Feel Like a Million" campaign described a wide variety of challenges to leading healthier lifestyles – from economic hardships to time constraints and physical limitations – but all of the winners expressed a strong desire to improve the quality of their own lives through regular exercise, and vowed to "pay it forward" if given the opportunity.

The scholarship winners include:

  • Courtney Hennis and Marnie Korteum of Madelia, MN: Sisters who each have endured hysterectomies and double mastectomies to fight a rare form of breast cancer. Courtney and Marnie are using exercise to strengthen their bodies, and Marnie recently won a local arm wrestling contest.
  • Debbie Matney of Lake Murray, SC: A wife and mother of two who recently had to resign from a job because she was so out of shape. Debbie hopes that by exercising regularly she'll be able to return to work and inspire other family members, who also suffer from obesity-related medical conditions, to turn their lives around.
  • Terry Newton of Greeley, CO: A 53-year-old husband, father and grandfather of four (with one more on the way) who realizes he needs to make better choices if he hopes to get the most out of life for years to come. "You only get one chance to lead a full and productive life," Terry says. "I'm not going to squander this opportunity."

"The scholarship program is our way of saying thank you to our 1,000,000 members who inspire so many others to lead healthy lifestyles," said Brian Zehetner, Director of Anytime Health. "It's also a way to give the gift of health to hundreds of others who need a little help getting started."

In addition to the 700 year-long membership winners, every "Feel Like A Million" applicant received a free 30-day pass to an Anytime Fitness club, a 14-day "buddy pass," and free 30-day access to AnytimeHealth.com – Anytime Fitness' comprehensive online support network.

For the remainder of the year, Anytime Fitness is also giving away prizes valued at up to $1,000 a day, via a variety of contests on AnytimeHealth.com, in conjunction with its "Feel Like A Million" campaign.

About Anytime Fitness

Founded in 2002, Anytime Fitness is now the fastest-growing fitness club franchise in the world, with more than 1,500 clubs worldwide. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness prides itself on providing its members with convenient and affordable fitness options in friendly, well-maintained facilities which feature top-quality exercise equipment. Clubs are now open in 49 states, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Japan. Join one club and use them all. Members also enjoy free access to AnytimeHealth.com, the most comprehensive wellness website available.

About Anytime Health

Launched in 2010, Anytime Health is a comprehensive wellness community dedicated to nutrition, fitness, and disease prevention and health management. It is a one-stop shop for health and wellness including a diet tracker, activity tracker, workout planner, and a robust community with support groups and a unique Q&A forum. For more information, visit www.anytimehealth.com.

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