Charter Fitness Hosts St. Jude Fitness Challenge to Benefit Critically Ill Children

Aug 16, 2012, 12:18 ET from Charter Fitness

CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Fitness is hosting the St. Jude Fitness Challenge from August 6th through September 28th, 2012 at participating club locations. The eight-week event challenges Charter Fitness members to reach their fitness goals while helping raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to find new treatments for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.

Charter Fitness members can set their goals for weight loss, time worked-out, miles ran or walked or weight lifted over the eight-week period.  Friends and family can monitor the member's progress on-line and pledge a monetary donation for each fitness milestone reached.

"Charter Fitness' St. Jude Fitness Challenge is a great way to help our community while helping yourself achieve your fitness goals. It's win-win for everyone," said Dan Collins, Director of Sales, Charter Fitness.

Register for the St. Jude Fitness Challenge online at The total amount of money raised to benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will be revealed on September 29th, 2012.

Charter Fitness Franchising LLC was recently approved to franchise its Charter Fitness Health Club brand nationally. The Company recently converted 38 Cardinal Fitness locations in Chicago, downstate Illinois and Northwest Indiana to the Charter Fitness brand, increasing the number of clubs to over 40 in five states. It is now the largest health club business in the Chicago, IL metropolitan area, and expects to hire 200 employees over the coming months.

About Charter Fitness Franchising LLC

Based in Orland Park, IL, Charter Fitness Franchising LLC is a health club franchise with over 40 locations in five states.  Charter Fitness health clubs offer members a clean, comfortable and convenient workout experience with best-in-class fitness equipment for as low as $10 per month. Charter Fitness strongly believes in community involvement and is a member of the International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).

SOURCE Charter Fitness