24 Hour Fitness Issues Call To Service to Celebrate Global School Play Day

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 7, 2024 ~ As the world celebrates Global School Play Day on February 7th, 24 Hour Fitness is taking their commitment to health and fitness to the next level. The renowned fitness company, with a 40-year history of promoting wellness, is driving volunteer service for their staff in a single day to support this important cause.

Team members from 24 Hour Fitness locations in Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, and the Bay Area will be joining forces with Playworks staff at local schools to encourage children to engage in active play. Playworks, an organization dedicated to promoting physical activity and social-emotional development among students, will be providing expert curriculum for the day's activities.

According to recent studies, children today engage in active play 50% less than their parents did. This lack of physical activity can lead to chronic health conditions and lower levels of mental and emotional resilience. By engaging in organized and directed play, children can not only improve their physical health but also develop important life skills.

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Karl Sanft, CEO of 24 Hour Fitness, recognizes the importance of promoting healthy habits from an early age. "While we're certainly committed to the health of our members," he stated, "we see that responsibility to our community starting at an early age." Sanft himself has experienced the joy and benefits of volunteering for this cause and is proud that so many members of his team have made time to do so as well.

Elizabeth Cushing, CEO of Playworks, also emphasizes the significance of play in a child's education. "Play is a vital component," she explains, "fostering creativity, resilience, and positive relationships into adulthood." With the support of 24 Hour Fitness over the past several months, Playworks has been able to deliver hundreds of thousands of hours of organized active play to schools across the country.

This year's Global School Play Day holds even more significance for 24 Hour Fitness as they continue their efforts to support children's health and wellness. In the 2023-2024 school year, the company and its members raised $240,000 to support 240,000 hours of play at 24 schools in the United States. The volunteer hours on February 7th will add to this impressive number, touching the lives of thousands more children who are beginning their fitness journey through the power of play.

For more information on how 24 Hour Fitness is making a difference in their community through partnerships like Playworks, visit their website at 24HourFitness.com/playworks.
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