Gavin wants us to Shape Up

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Mayor Gavin Newsom Kicks-Off Crunch’s Inaugural SF Train for Charity Event
Benefitting “Shape Up San Francisco”

February 10, 2009

Shape Up San Francisco, the Mayor’s Citywide Initiative, Aims to Create Environments that Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living While Decreasing Disease and Disparities Using Culturally- and Age-Appropriate Strategies

WHAT: Mayor Gavin Newsom kicks-off Crunch’s Train for Charity event on Tuesday, February 10th. Crunch’s certified staff of personal trainers will offer guests the opportunity to experience an expert personal training session while simultaneously benefitting the community of San Francisco. All proceeds will be donated to Shape Up San Francisco to fund initiatives that encourage healthy eating habits and active lifestyles including Soda Free Summers, Walking Challenge, After School for All and Shape Up Bayview Hunters Point Garden Project.

DONATION INFORMATION:
o Suggested minimum donation of $30 for a 30-minute session
o Suggested minimum donation of $50 for a 60-minute session
o There will also be a raffle for gift certificates and products from local businesses. Regardless of participation in the training sessions, the raffle is open to the public and tickets may be purchased for $10.

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS:
Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Call or stop by each location for reservations. Walk-ins welcome on the day of the event.

WHEN & WHERE: Tuesday, February 10th

The event will run from open to close at all seven Crunch San Francisco locations

Union Street- 1725 Union Street, (415) 430-3399
Polk Street- 2330 Polk Street, (415) 292-5444
Marina- 2324 Chestnut Street, (415) 292-8470
Van Ness- 1000 Van Ness Avenue, (415) 931-1100
New Montgomery- 61 New Montgomery, (415) 543-1110
Embarcadero- 345 Spear Street, Hills Plaza (415) 495-1939
Financial District- 350 Sansome Street (415) 503-9640

WHY: Participants will receive a customized training session to fit their individual fitness goals from certified Crunch fitness training experts and learn tricks and tools that can help jumpstart or support any fitness routine. Additional festivities include VIP guest appearances, giveaways and special Crunch membership offers. Support Shape Up San Francisco and get in shape at the same time.

About Crunch:
Crunch is a collection of state-of-the-art health clubs that believes in making serious exercise fun by pioneering a philosophy of entertainment and fitness. Headquartered in New York City and owned by the private equity group of Angelo Gordon, Crunch serves over 80,000 members with 28 gyms in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta. Renowned for creating unique programming that caters to an exceedingly diverse membership, Crunch has raised the bar for the entire fitness industry. For more information, visit www.crunch.com.

About Shape Up San Francisco:
The Shape Up SF Coalition (www.sfgov.org/susf) is a public/private partnership and serves as the organizing body for The Mayor’s Challenge: To make San Francisco the healthiest city in the U.S. Shape Up San Francisco is an incredible program designed to promote healthy eating and physical activity in the lives of San Franciscans. Shape Up San Francisco aims to create environments that promote healthy eating and active living while preventing disease and health disparities using culturally- and age-appropriate strategies. Shape Up achieves this by offering interactive initiatives and educational tools where people live, play, work and learn. The Coalition is a multidisciplinary body with representation from city government, community based organizations, businesses, schools, health care and others. The Coalition utilizes a public health approach; as such, its efforts focus on primary prevention.