HASTINGS, Minn. - April 1, 2015 // PRNewswire // - More than 1,000 Anytime Fitness clubs across the United States will host free outdoor exercise classes during the month of May. The five consecutive "Free Workout Saturdays" will be led by certified personal trainers and feature fun-infused exercises like tug-of-war, relay races, obstacle courses and more designed for people of every fitness level.
"Everyone realizes that exercise is good for you," said Dave Mortensen, President of Anytime Fitness. "But for many people, knowing how and where to get started can be a challenge. Our hope is that the 'Free Workout Saturdays' will show folks that exercise can be fun – and hopefully they'll find the motivation to continue on their own personal journeys to a healthier lifestyle."
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The "Free Workout Saturdays" are open to all adults, not just Anytime Fitness members. Each participating club will offer its own unique "Free Workout Saturday" activities and in many communities city officials and public health administrators will join in the effort to get their residents involved. The concept, inspired by grass-roots efforts of a few dozen Anytime Fitness clubs that regularly offer free outdoor "boot camps," has grown into a nationwide campaign to promote physical fitness.
"At Anytime Fitness, we're passionate about helping people 'Get to a Healthier Place,'" said Stacy Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer for Anytime Fitness. "That can mean different things to different people. For some it's losing weight or gaining strength. For others it's improving balance or flexibility. The important thing is to find physical activities that you enjoy, so being active is something you look forward to – rather than dread."
To find the location and time of the nearest "Free Workout Saturday," visit www.anytimefitness.com beginning Monday, April 20th. Participants are asked to wear comfortable workout clothing and tennis shoes, and to bring a water bottle.
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Ranked #2 on Entrepreneur's prestigious Franchise 500® list, Anytime Fitness is the fastest-growing gym franchise in the world, with nearly 3,000 gyms serving more than 2,000,000 members on five continents. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness prides itself on providing its members with convenient fitness options and friendly, personal service in well-maintained facilities which feature top-quality exercise equipment. Gyms are now open in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland, Grand Cayman, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, Qatar, India, Chile, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines. All franchised gyms are individually owned and operated. Join one gym and use them all. Members also enjoy free access to AnytimeHealth.com, the most comprehensive wellness website available.
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