Fitness Industry Council of Canada

Fitness Industry Council of Canada

May 30, 2013 08:00 ET

Fitness Industry Council of Canada: Media Advisory- Photo and Interview Opportunity

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 30, 2013) -

TITLE: Local fitness clubs across Canada listed on Gympass.ca are waiving all drop-in fees for the public on June 1st 2013 in support of a National Health and Fitness Day.

What: Fitness Industry Council of Canada, a proud supporter of National Health and Fitness Day has encouraged over 500 clubs across Canada to waive their drop-in fees on June 1st 2013. We invite the public and the media to attend National Health and Fitness Day by viewing Gympass.ca and visiting a local participating fitness club in their area. Media is welcome to interview/photograph the club(s) activities on National Health and Fitness Day.

Who: National Health and Fitness Day is open to the public. Owners and operators of fitness clubs listed on Gympass.ca are available to be interviewed by their local media.

When: June 1st 2013 - all day event according to the participating clubs Saturday hours. Media should contact the particular club to ensure the owner or operator is available for the interview.

Where: Any participating fitness facility across Canada that is listed on Gympass.ca.

Why: In support of MP John Weston's Private Members Bill, National Health and Fitness Day revolves around educating Canadians about the importance of staying fit through physical activity - it encourages local fitness facilities to open their doors on a complementary basis on the first Saturday of June each year. This act strives to benefit Canadians by encouraging participation in healthy physical activities.

For Interviews with Fitness Industry Council of Canada or MP John Weston:

David Hardy
President, Fitness Industry Council of Canada
(C) 1-780-953-4273
Trisha Sarker
Association Manager, Fitness Industry Council of Canada
(C) 1-780-908-1710

MP John Weston will be making an announcement for the media to attend at 7:00am June 1st prior to a free scenic 5 km walk/run in support of National Health and Fitness Day.

DATE: June 1st, 2013
TIME: 7:00am
PLACE: Olympic Cauldron, 1055 Canada Place, in Coal Harbour, Vancouver, BC

About Fitness Industry Council of Canada:

Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC) represents the voice of fitness facility operators across Canada. Representing over 5,000 facilities with over 4 million members nationwide, FIC pursues a legislative agenda in the hope of bettering the fitness industry for both consumers and operators. FIC aims to work with both industry and government to improve the health and physical activity levels of Canadians through the promotion of initiatives such as National Health and Fitness Day and the Adult Fitness Tax Credit campaign. FIC's mission is to get more Canadians, more active, more often.

Contact Information

  • Fitness Industry Council of Canada
    Trisha Sarker
    Association Manager
    Direct: 780.732.5018 or Cell: 780.908.1710
    877.504.2033 (FAX)
    tsarker@ficdn.ca

    Fitness Industry Council of Canada
    13543 St. Albert Trail, Second Floor
    Edmonton, AB T5L 5E7
    www.ficdn.ca