Olympic Games Give 24 Hour Fitness Members Extra Boost To Reach Personal Fitness Goals

Olympic Games Give 24 Hour Fitness Members Extra Boost To Reach Personal Fitness Goals

SAN RAMON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Watching the Olympic Games can help motivate people to pursue their personal fitness goals, a new club member poll by 24 Hour Fitness[1] suggests. As a proud official sponsor of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and Official Fitness Center Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, 24 Hour Fitness recently polled more than 400 of its members to learn their opinion toward and the effects of the Olympic Games on members fitness lifestyles.

According to the poll, a majority of 24 Hour Fitness members are motivated by the Olympic Games (89 percent) and often turn their inspiration into action, giving their fitness routines a boost. The most popular ways the Olympics Games motivate members include:

  • Train harder to achieve a personal fitness goal (64 percent)
  • Live a healthier lifestyle (53 percent)
  • Work out more frequently (63 percent)

The poll also found members are more often inspired when they have insight into an athletes personal journey to the Olympic Games. A majority of respondents (71 percent) find personal stories about Olympic athletes overcoming hardship especially motivating. And, if given an opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Olympic Games, many would prefer to see an athletes warm-up and training routines, rather than other high-profile, restricted-access events such as medal ceremonies or life in the Olympic Village.

As the Olympic Games draw near, 24 Hour Fitness members, guests and fans will have a chance to experience how U.S. Olympic athletes train. Proudly partnering with three U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes, known as Team 24 Hour Fitness Athletes, the company will release fitness tips and exclusive signature workouts developed by the elite team, which includes water polo player Tony Azevedo (2008 Olympic silver medalist), Paralympic track & field athlete April Holmes (2004 bronze medalist and 2008 gold medalist) and beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh (2004 and 2008 Olympic gold medalist). Also joining Team 24 Hour Fitness, is 24 Hour Fitness employee and USA Track & Field athlete, Rubin Williams.

The signature workouts, designed to demonstrate what it takes to train like an Olympic athlete and inspire others to achieve their own unique fitness goals, will be made available at 24hourfitness.com/goteamusa[2]. Additionally, 24 Hour Fitness clubs across the nation are offering Team USA Boot Camps, inspired by the training routines of U.S. Olympic athletes now through Aug. 3.

We have been a United States Olympic Committee sponsor since the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games, and through our research we know that the Olympic Games motivate our members to live healthier and exercise more, said Carl Liebert, president and chief executive officer, 24 Hour Fitness. We are proud that our sponsorship not only supports hundreds of Olympic athletes and hopefuls, but also provides our nearly 4 million members with inspiration to reach their own fitness goals.

As an official Olympic sponsor of Team USA, 24 Hour Fitness also worked closely with the USOC to design and outfit the High Performance Training Center (HPTC) a state-of-the-art training facility located in East London where hundreds of our nations top athletes will train and prepare to compete for the gold. 24 Hour Fitness selected 27 of its employees to serve as Fitness Ambassadors to staff the HPTC in support of Team USA.

To learn more about 24 Hour Fitness, its U.S. Olympic Team sponsorship and to view the Team 24 Hour Fitness Athlete Signature Workouts, visit 24hourfitness.com[3].

About the Member Poll

The 24 Hour Fitness club member poll, measuring how members are motivated and inspired by the Olympic Games, was distributed by email and fielded from March 12 to 21, 2012, to a random sample of more than 400 club members across the country.

Fat Loss About 24 Hour Fitness

Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., 24 Hour Fitness is a leading health club industry pioneer, serving nearly 4 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 U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) 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 will serve as the Official Fitness Center Sponsor of the 2012 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 companys national accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, which includes A+ ratings for all club locations across the U.S., demonstrates the organizations ongoing commitment to member satisfaction. Please call 1-800-224-0240 or visit 24hourfitness.com[4] for more information and to find the club nearest you.

About the USOC

Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Olympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. As such, the USOC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements throughout the country. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org[5].

References

  1. ^ 24 Hour Fitness (cts.businesswire.com)
  2. ^ 24hourfitness.com/goteamusa (cts.businesswire.com)
  3. ^ 24hourfitness.com (cts.businesswire.com)
  4. ^ 24hourfitness.com (cts.businesswire.com)
  5. ^ TeamUSA.org (cts.businesswire.com)

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12 Responses to “Olympic Games Give 24 Hour Fitness Members Extra Boost To Reach Personal Fitness Goals”

  1. Fitness Tips? My fiance and i are getting married in August and although we are both very healthy and look after ourselves, we both want to look our best for the wedding. we usually go cycling but the weather is really awful at the moment and the local gym is rubbish. does anyone have any excersize tips that we can do at home? aside from the obvious of course *wink*

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    • HealthNut Reply

      Here is an at-home routine that you can do for a total body and great cardio workout. Hope you like it.

      RUN IN PLACE – kick heels up to buttocks

      SQUATS

      JUMPING JACKS

      BACK LEG LIFTS – keeping the hips forward lift your left leg back – it’s a small movement so don’t arch your back to lift very high – do one side for half the amount of time and then switch

      HEEL DIGS – press heel out in front of you and hop to switch feet

      SIDE LEG RAISES – standing lift your left leg out to the side and lead with the heel (don’t turn your toe up) and also don’t lean over sideways as you do this – half the time and then switch sides

      BURPEES – standing place hands on floor and jump feet back into pushup position and then jump feet back towards hands and stand up (that completes one burpee)

      PLIE SQUAT – stand with your feet wider than should length apart and your toes turned out at a 45 degree angle, squat down and using your inner thighs press yourself back up

      SPEED SKATER – leap to the right bring left leg slightly behind you and you reach towards the floor and then leap to the left bringing right leg slightly behind while reach towards the floor

      PUSHUPS – can do against a wall or on the floor on your toes or knees

      CROSS COUNTRY SKI – stand with legs together and jump up landing with right leg in front and left leg back then jump again switching feet in the air

      BICEP CURLS – curl with weights (or whatever else you can use such as soup cans, water bottles, resistance bands) be sure not to lock out the elbow and curl for the full range of motion

      DOWNHILL SKI – feet together jump to right and then the left and stay low in a little bit of a squat position

      TRICEP PUSHUP – lay on your left side with your left hand on your right side and place your right hand on the floor infront of you, now press yourself up with your right hand – half the time and then switch sides

      HIGH KNEES – run in place brining knees into the chest as much as you can

      BACK ROW – using weights hinge forward at the hips so you are slightly bent over and knees slightly bent, let the weights hang down with palms facing each other than pull the elbows up keeping them close to the body and bring the weights up as high as you can and then lower

      SQUAT THRUST – kinda like a burpee but when you come up jump

      SHOULDER RAISE – with weights stand with elbows out at shoulder height then press weights up over head and lower to shoulder height (don’t go below shoulder height)

      POWER JACKS – like a jumping jack but when your feet go wide go down into a squat and when jumping back with feet together do two hops

      LOWER ABS – laying stomach place your hands infront of you forming a triangle, lift your hips up so you are on your toes and elbows (don’t lift your hips too high though – you should be in a straight line and abs pulled up in towards your spine) alternate touching your knees to the floor, but don’t let them rest – they should just barley touch

      JUMP ROPE – real or pretend

      OBLIQUES – on your back with feet on the floor and hands behind the head crunch up and twist left elbow to right knee – half the amount of time and then switch sides

      SQUAT JUMPS – in a squat position jump up and land in squat position

      UPPER ABS – on your back with feet planted on floor lift your hips up and have hands behind head – keeping your hips up off the floor do a crunch

      QUICK FEET – standing with feet wide run in place as fast as you can (think football)

      FRONT LUNGES – lunge forward with the left foot, staying in this position lower yourself and then press back up – half the amount of time and then switch sides

      SQUAT W/ FRONT KICK – feet close together squat and come up and kick with the left then squat again and come up and kick the right and keep alternating

      STEP TOUCH – stay low with knees bent and step to the left bringing feet together and then step to the right, while doing so have your arms extending out to the sides with each step

      SHUFFLE W/ KNEE – shuffle three times to the left and on the third one lift your right knee and then shuffle three times to the right lifting your left knee on the third one

      MARCH – march in place to cool down

      do each move one after the other without a rest in-between and you’ll get an excellent interval workout – If you want a longer workout walk in place 3-5 minutes and then do the whole circuit again.

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  2. Fitness Tips…? Well, Im 16 and weigh 306 pounds at about six feet in height. I just started Varsity Football for my school. Well, my coach told me that he will prefer me at a weight of 280 by about July. I just wanted any and all tips that someone can think of that will hep me with my goal and increase my football skills. Hopefullly, improving my speed, explosion, agility, strength, etc,. Is this goal attainable and what do you reccomend I do?

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    • HealthNut Reply

      Hi,

      I’ve tried so many different diets in the last 10 years that I can say now, they don’t work!
      A few months ago, I came across a great product for weight loss (it’s actually a colon cleanse) and like many others I was skeptical about it. But I really wanted to lose weight and I tried it (it’s 100% natural). The results were excellent. I lost about 20 pounds in 2 months with this detox. That’s why I recommend you check this product at http://www.thin-quick.us where they have a free trial and you only pay $4.95 shipping and handling.
      Good luck!

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  3. Does Anyone Know Any Fitness Tips That Work? Short fitness tips that really work would be very helpful, thanks.

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  4. What Are Some Good Fitness Tips? I have been trying to lose weight for a couple months now and has been stuck at one weight. Do anyone have any fitness tips and also eating tips for me?

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  5. Fitness Tips To Prepare To Join The Army? I want to join the army, and I would like some fitness tips so I can whip my butt into shape. I’m almost 16 right now, and I’m not really in shape. Any advice from people who have any kind of military experience would be great, or if you just know some tips. Thanks!

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    • HealthNut Reply

      Hey man,

      You will need to build mental toughness more than anything, but you will learn that once you join.

      you should start out by doing 200-300 push-ups, 200-300 sit-ups, and 50-100 pull-ups everyday. It does not have to be all at once.

      You will need to get your general fitness levels up. The best way to do that is by doing this

      Jumping jacks-30 seconds
      shuffle splits- 30 seconds
      mountain climbers- 30 seconds
      burpess 30 seconds.

      repeat that 3-4 times. Before joining the army you should be doing that for 30 minutes a day.

      That should help you get started. If you have anymore questions, please ask.

      Good luck.

      Danny lupiani

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  6. Any Fitness Tips For People With Asthma? Just need some fitness tips to help with my asthma. I want to be able to run for a longer period and have an overall better fitness level. I start losing my breath after about 1 minute of running. Any ideas and tips would be very much appreciated : )

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    • HealthNut Reply

      First, you have to choose a certain kind of exercise that they really can handle well. Some exercise that might be great choice for asthma sufferers are walking, swimming, riding a bike, as well as hiking. These kinds of exercise needs less physical move than tennis, hockey, gymnastics, long distance running, and many other else. You could also consult their doctors to choose the most appropriate type of exercise for you.

      Second, you can take advantage of your inhaler. You can use your inhaler about 15 minutes before you start to exercise. Besides, makes sure that your inhaler is always close enough to you. You will never know when the attack might hit you. Therefore, providing inhaler as first aid near you is very important.

      Third, breathing through your nose during the exercise is also important. Mouth breathing tends to trigger asthma attack since it causes you to inhale cold air right into the bronchial tube. In contrary, the air that you heal will be filtered well when you are breathing through your nose. Besides, nose breathing also allows the air to be warmer before reaching the lungs.

      The fourth thing you need to do is looking for a certain area that free from pollutions and allergens. However you should also avoid area with too many trees or grass. Then, you should also be aware of the symptoms of asthma that occur during the exercise. If you feel very tired and your chest begins to be tightening, you should be notice that those are the initial symptoms of asthma. Usually, those symptoms will be followed by wheezing. Stop doing any physical activity when these symptoms occur.

      By following those tips, asthma sufferers could still have exercise with less risk of asthma attack. Do not let asthma attack prevent you to have regular exercise activity.

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  7. Anyone Know Some Good Fitness Tips? I’m really bad at running, and I would like to loose a few pounds, so I was wondering if anyone could give me some simple fitness tips? Just a simple fitness regime, please.

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    • HealthNut Reply

      Avoid elevators and escalators,,
      climb stairs,, walk long distances every single day.
      hour of cardio at your target heart rate every day.
      stretch properly afterwards or you wont want to come back tomorrow which blows the whole plan.

      good luck

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