24 Hour Fitness Reaches Recruitment Goal For Hiring 2,400 Military Veterans

Leading U.S. Health Club Industry Pioneer Continues Longtime
Commitment To
Recruit And Hire Military Veterans

SAN RAMON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#24HourFitness–As the country prepares to celebrate the upcoming Veteran’s Day holiday,
24 Hour Fitness, a leading U.S. health industry pioneer, has
fortuitously surpassed the company-wide goal that was set at the end of
2015 of actively recruiting and hiring 2,400 members of the military
through the “Boots 24” initiative by the end of 2017. The initiative
provides opportunities for Active Duty, Veterans and Military spouses
and their family members to apply their strengths, grow their careers
and make a difference in the community by helping 24 Hour Fitness
members improve their lives through fitness.

“As a former member of the military myself, I am extremely proud of our
team’s long term dedication towards this initiative,” said Chris
Roussos, CEO, 24 Hour Fitness. “Our company appreciates the sacrifice
and dedication it takes to serve in the military. These individuals have
all the characteristics we look for when we’re recruiting for our
network of over 420 clubs throughout the U.S., as well as our corporate
leaders. They are disciplined, reliable and understand the true meaning
of team work. They are truly outstanding citizens, passionate about
fitness, and we are proud of the fact that they have chosen to become a
part of our team.”

Since the company’s inception in 1983, 24 Hour Fitness has been
dedicated to supporting the military—providing free workouts for
military personnel and veterans on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day,
supporting the Toys for Tots partnership, among other efforts.
Additionally, the 24 Hour Fitness career site incorporates messaging
specific to military applicants. Grassroots recruitment outreach to
military bases takes place in the cities and states where the 24 Hour
Fitness® clubs are located.

“It’s been a great experience to be a part of this company-wide
movement,” said Benjamin Randall, Regional Vice President, 24 Hour
Fitness, and leader of the company’s Boots 24 initiative. “As a veteran,
I’ve observed how intensely educated our company has become about
military personnel and the benefits of recruiting these high value
candidates into our company ranks as dedicated leaders. The flexible
schedules offered in many of our club positions aligns well with
military responsibilities, including club transfers with military
relocations. This is just the beginning and I look forward to making
greater strides with this initiative in the year ahead.”

Over the years, 24 Hour Fitness has been acknowledged for its work with
the military; named to the Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers List, Top
20 Military Spouse-Friendly Employers List, and was a 2012 Finalist
(from among over 4,000 nominations of service members and their
families) for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award,
the DOD’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support
of their employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

About 24 Hour Fitness

As an industry leader for more than 30 years, 24 Hour Fitness changes
lives every day through fitness. Conveniently located clubs, furnished
with a wide variety of strength, cardio and functional training
equipment, are the perfect environment for fitness professionals to
deliver dynamic personal and group training programs. GX24®
and cycle studios feature a popular array of live studio classes
included with membership. Combined with a welcoming community, the
compelling TV and magazine content of 24Life™, Fit:Perks®
Rewards and the innovative My24® app, there are a multitude
of offerings to engage and inspire every member to lead a full and
healthy life both inside and outside of the club. Opening new clubs on
average at the brisk pace of one every few weeks, 24 Hour Fitness is
headquartered in San Ramon, CA and serves nearly 4 million members in
over 420 clubs nationwide.

To learn more about us and to find the club nearest you, visit


24 Hour Fitness
Karen Bakula, 925-786-4516