SOURCE: GlobalFit

July 19, 2006 13:36 ET

GlobalFit Partners With President's Council to Get America Moving

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2006 -- GlobalFit, the nation's leading provider of employee and group fitness benefits, has been named a 50th Anniversary Partner by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Through the partnership, the two organizations will jointly promote physical activity, fitness and sports throughout 2006, the Council's 50th Anniversary.

Established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as the President's Council on Youth Fitness, the Council today advises the President about physical activity, fitness, and sports, and recommends programs to promote regular physical activity for the health of all Americans. The Council and its partners support HealthierUS, the health initiative of President George W. Bush, and Healthy People 2010, the government's ten-year health objectives.

"We are proud to work with the President's Council as a 50th Anniversary Partner to Get America Moving," said Frank Napolitano, President and CEO of GlobalFit. "GlobalFit seeks to do more than help its members get fit. Building on our solid infrastructure, GlobalFit is working to address the total health and well-being of working Americans. Our partnership with the President's Council is an important step in this process."

"We're delighted to have GlobalFit as a 50th Anniversary Partner to Get America Moving," said Melissa Johnson, executive director of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. "We've established the 50th Anniversary partnerships to recognize the valuable contributions in health and fitness of companies like GlobalFit who are doing much to help fight the obesity crisis."

GlobalFit is the nation's leading provider of employee and group fitness benefits. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Philadelphia, GlobalFit offers a comprehensive range of health and fitness products and services including memberships to more than 2,000 fitness clubs nationwide. For more information on GlobalFit please visit www.globalfit.com. For information about the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, go to www.fitness.gov.

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