24 Hour Fitness and USA Water Polo Announce Partnership

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California, January 6. 24 Hour Fitness, the official fitness center sponsor of the 2012 US Olympic and Paralympic Teams, has entered into a partnership with USA Water Polo.

As part of the agreement, 24 Hour Fitness will provide memberships to the USA Water Polo Men's and Women's Senior National Teams to support their training for the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China, while also offering discounted memberships to USA Water Polo members. As an added bonus every USA Water Polo member that joins the United States' largest privately-owned fitness club chain will be making a donation to USA Water Polo.

The USA Water Polo Men's and Women's Senior National Teams won Silver Medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China and are currently preparing for qualification attempts leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. With more than 420 clubs nationwide, 24 Hour Fitness provides these athletes with convenient access to training opportunities year-round.

"24 Hour Fitness maintains a great variety of clubs; with many to choose from right here in Southern California, providing our elite athletes with access to the latest, and best maintained equipment available," according to USA Water Polo CMO Jen Rottenberg. She added, "Their support will no doubt be an important component to our National Teams preparation, but at the same time we are excited to welcome 24 Hour Fitness into the USA Water Polo community and are pleased that our membership will benefit from more affordable access to these great facilities."

"I am extremely excited and thankful that 24 Hour Fitness has teamed up with USA Water Polo. This sponsorship will help out our National Team Athletes tremendously and also benefit our members. As a National Team athlete this sponsorship gives me access to train anytime and almost anywhere I travel in the U.S. since there are so many 24 Hour Fitness locations nationwide. It will help our team get in great shape and maintain the proper physical preparation for the World Championship games coming up in Shanghai China in July 2011," said USA Men's National Team Goalkeeper Merrill Moses.

"24 Hour Fitness is proud to support USA Water Polo and is dedicated to helping the USA Water Polo Men's and Women's Senior National Teams train by providing state-of-the-art clubs that offer a variety of equipment, amenities, and services they need to reach their full athletic potential," said 24 Hour Fitness CMO Tony Wells. "As one of the largest supporters of amateur athletics in the country, we continue to look for additional ways to support our nation's athletes in addition to the USA Water Polo fundraising program."

In the coming weeks www.usawaterpolo.org, the official website of USA Water Polo, will be featuring discounts and specials from 24 Hour Fitness. USA Water Polo members can also access a variety of specials offered by 24 Hour Fitness including discounted memberships by clicking here.

About 24 Hour Fitness
Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., 24 Hour Fitness is the largest privately owned U.S. fitness club chain and a leading health club industry pioneer, serving nearly four million members in more than 420 clubs. Founded in 1983 as a one-club operation, the company is 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 U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) 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 will serve as the Official Fitness Center Sponsor of the 2012 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 www.24hourfitness.com for more information and to find the club nearest you.

About USA Water Polo
USA Water Polo, Inc. is the national governing body for water polo in America, overseeing our United States Olympic program as well as 20 different championship events annually, such as Junior Olympics and Masters Championships. With nearly 40,000 members, USAWP is also the sanctioning authority for more than 600 tournaments nationwide. USAWP is committed to the development of the sport nationwide. It fosters grassroots expansion of the sport, providing a national system of affiliated clubs, certified coaches and officials.

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