Fitness Industry Leader Recognized for its Commitment to Recruiting and Employing Military Talent
SAN RAMON, CALIF. - November 8, 2012
SAN RAMON, Calif. - 24 Hour Fitness is pleased to announce it has been ranked No. 74 in the 2013 Top 100 Military Friendly Employers list by G.I. Jobs magazine. The fitness leader received this recognition for its strong military recruitment efforts, percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs and policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
“24 Hour Fitness is honored to once again be recognized as a Top 100 Military Friendly employer and to offer civilian career opportunities to our nation’s heroes,” said Carl Liebert, president and CEO, 24 Hour Fitness. “Every single day these selfless individuals bring leadership, commitment, loyalty and integrity to our company as they serve our nearly four million members.”
24 Hour Fitness provides all team members, including those with military backgrounds, with a dynamic, diverse and growth-oriented workplace that offers opportunities for personal and professional development, excellent benefits, and encourages family health and wellness. Many 24 Hour Fitness® team members have built strong careers within the company – some as personal trainers, others as passionate corporate executives and many who started at the front desk of a 24 Hour Fitness club and grew into leadership roles. This year, 24 Hour Fitness established its Military Recruiting Council (MRC), a specialized team responsible for the development and execution of the company’s military recruitment programs. The council is comprised of 24 Hour Fitness employees who have previously served or supported the U.S. armed forces.
“24 Hour Fitness is very appreciative of our nation’s military, and we are proud to make our U.S. service members a part of the 24 Hour Fitness team,” said Mark Foley, executive vice president and chief people officer, 24 Hour Fitness. “Many of our team members are former veterans, reservists and military spouses. Their strong values and excellent skills complement our company's focus on improving lives through fitness.”
24 Hour Fitness supports active, reserved and retired U.S. service members with equipment donations and free military workouts during Memorial Day and Veterans Day, among other efforts. Most recently, the company partnered with TRX during San Francisco’s Fleet Week, where the two fitness companies hosted a series of events to celebrate and showcase the importance of fitness to the U.S. military and raised more than $6,000 for the Semper Fi Fund. Additionally, 24 Hour Fitness supports Jessica’s Hope Project – a non-profit organization that sends health-oriented care packages to U.S. military deployed overseas in many different parts of the world.