24 Hour Fitness Announces Fitness Ambassadors to Support U.S. Olympic Team at 2012 Olympic Games
Twenty-seven fitness professionals chosen to support Team USA’s delegation in London
SAN RAMON, Calif. - May 8, 2012
24 Hour Fitness, a proud official sponsor of the United States Olympic Committee and Official Fitness Center Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, announced today the selection of 27 Fitness Ambassadors for the 2012 Olympic Games. The distinguished group will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to staff the USOC’s High Performance Training Center (HPTC) in London, in support of Team USA during the Games.
“24 Hour Fitness is proud to continue our support of the U.S. Olympic Team by providing Team USA with some of our highest-performing team members who have improved countless lives through fitness – something no other fitness company in the country can offer,” said Carl Liebert, chief executive officer, 24 Hour fitness. “We are pleased to be part of the ‘team behind the team,’ and our company is thrilled to support America’s athletes as they prepare to compete.”
With approximately 21,000 employees and more than 400 clubs across the U.S., the company selected each of the following fitness professionals based on merit, performance and their ability to help people towards reaching their fitness and performance goals:
- Kathleen Alfaro, club manager, Carlsbad, CA
- Israel Allen, fitness manager, Southlake, TX
- Nate Brazier, club manager, Murray, UT
- Mina Clouten, club manager, Las Vegas, NV
- Laurie Consiglieri, club manager, Fairfield, CA
- Butch Cooper, district manager, San Ramon, CA
- E.J. Costello, club manager and master trainer, Concord, CA
- Jeremy Franke, area director, Los Angeles, CA
- John Franklin, club manager, The Woodlands, TX
- Nastasia Genova, club manager, Lakewood, CO
- Justin Ghadery, fitness manager, Hollywood, CA
- Shawn Glowacki, fitness manager, The Woodlands, TX
- Josh Graves, fitness manager, Costa Mesa, CA
- Tiffany Kautz, club manager, Santa Clarita, CA
- Kim Keys, club manager, Costa Mesa, CA
- Rebecca Lee, regional manager of personal training, Dallas, TX
- Simon Lee, fitness manager, Pearl City, HI
- Josh Lyon, senior director of personal training, San Ramon, CA
- Desiree McGuire, club manager, Carmichael, CA
- Todd McWilliams, district manager, San Jose, CA
- Craig Mrozek. club manager, Southlake, TX
- Ross Paller, club manager, Omaha, NE
- Bill Righter, district manager, Salt Lake City, UT
- Colby Summer, club manager, Portland, OR
- Maika Symmonds, club manager, Kaneohe, HI
- Kathie Ward, club manager, West Covina, CA
- Christy Wondercheck, fitness manager, Seattle, WA
24 Hour Fitness worked closely with the USOC to plan, develop and outfit the state-of-the-art HPTC, located in East London, which was designed and built to meet the training needs of Team USA. In 2008, 24 Hour Fitness sponsored and staffed the USOC’s HPTC at Beijing Normal University for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Like the facility at Beijing Normal University, the new HPTC will be left behind as a legacy to serve university students and faculty for many years to follow after the Games.
“Our team of professionals assembled to support Team USA at the Games are among the best of 24 Hour Fitness,” said Liebert. “We are confident that our personal trainers and managers will do a terrific job supporting America’s Olympic athletes in their pursuit for gold, and serve as an inspiration to their clients upon returning from London.”
To help Team USA train at home, 24 Hour Fitness supports U.S. athletes by providing state-of-the-art equipment at the three U.S. Olympic Training Centers in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Chula Vista, Calif.; and Lake Placid, N.Y. Currently, these facilities support more than 30,000 athlete visits throughout the year. Additionally, more than 500 Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls work out at 24 Hour Fitness clubs across the country. Through its support of the United States Olympic Committee, National Governing Bodies and Paralympic sports, 24 Hour Fitness is one of the largest supporters of amateur athletics in the country.
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. For more than 30 years, 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.
Please call 1-800-224-0240 or visit 24hourfitness.com 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.