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[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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