SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
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. Since the first club opened in 1979, 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.
Through its support of the United States Olympic Committee and many U.S. National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport, 24 Hour Fitness is one of the largest supporters of amateur athletics in the country and serves as the Official Fitness Center Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. The company is committed to being a good neighbor in its communities via charitable and in-kind donations to groups focused on both helping Americans get healthy and improving youth fitness. The company’s national accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, which includes A+ ratings for all club locations across the U.S., demonstrates the organization’s ongoing commitment to member satisfaction. Please call 1-800-224-0240 or visit 24hourfitness.com for more information and to find the club nearest you.
About Victory Media and G.I. Jobs
Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business and has been serving the military community since 2001. Their Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal and are frequently cited on national TV programs such as CNN, CNBC, NBC, Fox News and others.
The complete 2013 “Top 100 Military Friendly Employers®” list can be found on MilitaryFriendly.com. The site also includes open positions that are a fit for military personnel. Using the priority data engine on MilitaryFriendly.com, job seekers are able to view the ranked Top 100 employers compiled according to list methodology as well as design their own custom lists according to their preferences. Custom, user-directed lists can then be saved and shared socially, allowing each job seeker to find their unique No. 1 Military Friendly Employer®.
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