SOURCE: GlobalFit

GlobalFit

March 09, 2011 12:18 ET

GlobalFit Helps Homeless Get "Back on Their Feet" With Its Support of Distinctive Non-Profit Organization

A Percentage of Proceeds From Every New Gym Membership in March Will Be Donated to "Back on My Feet"

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2011) - GlobalFit, the leading provider of healthy living programs, today announces its partnership with Back on My Feet (BoMF), a growing non-profit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of homeless populations by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. To launch the partnership, GlobalFit will donate $10 to BoMF for every new gym membership registered in March across its network of 10,000 fitness centers in North America. March is commonly a popular month for new gym memberships. GlobalFit aims to surpass last year's registration success and provide a significant donation through this campaign.

The missions of Back on My Feet and GlobalFit are closely linked as both encourage fitness as a way to develop healthier lifestyles -- physically, mentally and emotionally. Members of BoMF run three mornings a week and must maintain 90 percent attendance to gain access to job training, employment and housing opportunities. Currently, BoMF has chapters in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.

"We're proud to partner with Back on My Feet to help cultivate a community of support, resources and motivation for homeless individuals striving for independence," said Frank Napolitano, CEO of GlobalFit. "Exercise can be a catalyst for change, which is why we continue to encourage Back on My Feet's ongoing efforts to help participants achieve personal success through running."

To learn more about GlobalFit's effort to support Back on My Feet, visit http://www.phillyhealthwatch.com/. For more information about GlobalFit, visit www.globalfit.com. For additional ways to support Back on My Feet, visit www.backonmyfeet.org.

ABOUT GLOBALFIT
With 70 million eligible employees/insured persons in North America, GlobalFit is the leading provider of healthy living programs. Since 1992, GlobalFit has been known for its network of gyms, but today its signature offering is Destination: You, a corporate program helping employees build healthier lifestyles. GlobalFit also provides convenient, affordable options in its Virtual Nutrition Coach and "Healthy Changes," which is a menu of one-on-one health programs.

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