Stay Fit this Thanksgiving with Complimentary Workouts from 24 Hour Fitness

National Gym Chain Welcomes Guests at its More than 400 Clubs

 

SAN RAMON, Calif. - November 25, 2013

24 Hour Fitness is celebrating the spirit of the holidays by offering complimentary workouts for Thanksgiving. Today through Nov. 30, members and guests will have all club access to more than 400 24 Hour Fitness® clubs across the country.

"This makes it a critical time to stay committed to your fitness goals. New Year’s is just around the corner and a head start can be the perfect motivational boost so January 1 doesn’t feel so overwhelming.”

24 Hour Fitness is hoping to encourage Americans to maintain their exercise regimes during the holidays. The average American consumes more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day alone, according to the Caloric Control Council, giving everyone a reason to stay active.

While conventional wisdom holds that the average person gains 5 to 7 pounds during the holidays, a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Medical University of South Carolina found that average weight gain is approximately 1 pound. The researchers found that this weight gain was still present a year later for 85 percent of study participants.

“One extra pound each year adds up over time, and the holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year when people indulge – so it’s easy to let your fitness routine slip,” said Bobbi Quick, senior director of fitness operations, 24 Hour Fitness. “This makes it a critical time to stay committed to your fitness goals. New Year’s is just around the corner and a head start can be the perfect motivational boost so January 1 doesn’t feel so overwhelming.”

24 Hour Fitness offers the following tips to jump-start your New Year’s resolutions during the busy holiday season:

To take advantage of the complimentary workouts, guests can simply stop by a 24 Hour Fitness club between now and Nov. 30. *Must be at least 18 years of age and present valid identification.


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