A Teacher's Benefit Politicians Can't Take Away

Town Sports International Announces Discounted Teacher Appreciation Memberships

May 03, 2011, 11:56 ET from Town Sports International

NEW YORK, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All teachers are granted special tenure this National Teacher Appreciation Day.  Town Sports International (TSI), operators of New York, Boston, Washington and Philadelphia Sports Clubs, today announced a special lifetime discounted membership rate for teachers of $20/month in appreciation for all they do for their students.  

"Teachers are among the most powerful role models on our children's life.  We want to do all we can to help our teachers set an example to maintain a healthy lifestyle and pass it on to students," said Robert Giardina, President and CEO of TSI.  "Equally important, we want to say thank you to all teachers for dedicating their lives to such a noble profession, particularly at a time when teacher benefits are being diminished."

To announce the membership and celebrate the day, New York Sports Clubs (NYSC) released a special Simon Says Workout that students and teachers can enjoy together.   New York teachers and students will be led by a NYSC trainer as they play the classic game alongside one another while getting a full body workout at the same time.  The 20-minute workout blends the fun competition of this beloved game with the impact of a full body workout.  Simon Says Workout tips can be downloaded by teachers and parents nationwide by visiting www.MySportsClubs.com.

"We recognize that physical activity helps kids develop not only their bodies, but also their brains, ability to learn, and social skills," said Dr. Samona Tait, Head of School, Bronx Preparatory Charter School.  "We're grateful that New York Sports Clubs affords us with the opportunity to not only offer teachers this great benefit, but allow our students to experience that fitness can be fun."

Teacher memberships kick off May 3rd and will be available for teachers in all markets New York Sports Clubs also calls home (including Boston Sports Clubs, Washington Sports Clubs, and Philadelphia Sports Clubs) through June 30th.  For more information, please visit www.MySportsClubs.com.

The offer will also be supported with a print advertising campaign that is scheduled to appear beginning May 3rd in major print outlets in the New York, Boston, Washington, and Philadelphia areas.

About Town Sports International Holdings, Inc.:

New York-based Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. is a leading owner and operator of fitness clubs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and, through its subsidiaries, operated 159 fitness clubs as of March 31, 2011, comprising 107 New York Sports Clubs, 25 Boston Sports Clubs, 18 Washington Sports Clubs (two of which are partly-owned), six Philadelphia Sports Clubs, and three clubs located in Switzerland. These clubs collectively served approximately 510,000 members. For more information on TSI, visit http://www.mysportsclubs.com.

SOURCE Town Sports International