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    Fitness SF Celebrates Pride and a Spectacular New Mid-Market Location

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    By Michael Globits

    (Editor’s Note: Look for Fitness SF trainers, members and other athletes in the “SF Bay Times” contingent at the Pride Parade on Sunday.)

    It’s time to celebrate the 44th annual SF Pride Parade and Fitness SF is more than ready to join in the excitement! Every year, the parade brings something new and interesting so we wouldn’t even dream of passing it up. This year we plan on joining up with some of our local partners to sponsor a few different events throughout the week, so make sure to keep your eyes open to find our team!

    Here at Fitness SF, we have always seen SF Pride as an important event in the development and growth of the LGBT community. The weekend puts LGBT rights and support of local organizations at the forefront, not only here in San Francisco, but also across the globe. The recognition of these rights hits center stage this year in one of the most talked about arenas, professional sports. Maybe the most notable of this year is Michael Sam, who was chosen by the St. Louis Rams in the 2014 NFL Draft just months ago. The courage and openness of Michael Sam demonstrate the strides being taken in all areas for the equal rights and treatment of those in the LGBT community.

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    The word “community” has always been one of high importance at Fitness SF in a variety of different ways. Our participation in local initiatives is always fueled by our surroundings and the opportunity to improve the neighborhoods we live and work in. In 2014, we launched our “Adopt An Organization” program in which each one of our locations adopted a local non-profit to support throughout the year by volunteering and fundraising. Organizations include anti-bullying, breast cancer research, and assisting the homeless, all of which allow us to foster improvement in the lives of people from all different walks of life.

    Our growth in the city has also allowed us to partner with even more organizations and provide added volunteer assistance to help with their programs. With the addition of our SF Fillmore location in September 2013, we began working more closely with the Western Addition and Japan Town neighborhoods. We are also extremely excited to announce our newest location at One Tenth Street in Mid Market that will be opening this fall!

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    The Fitness SF Mid Market location will be the most technologically advanced gym in the city with 22,000 square feet of space at the base of the new Twitter World Headquarters. The gym will offer dedicated studios for yoga, cycling, and group classes, in addition to an extensive weight floor and over 60 pieces of cardio equipment. Members will benefit from our Synergy and Dash Zones designed for more functional training, along with world-class locker rooms with full amenities including towel service. The Mid Market location will allow us to serve our member base with a more convenient location as well as support this growing area of the city with a new facility.

    Our support of the local community will also be a strong focus for us moving forward. We have already begun partnering with many local organizations here in the neighborhood, such as the Salvation Army and their branches including the Kroc Center and Harbor Lights. We believe that as the city of San Francisco continues to grow, those who live in the city need to grow with it. Therefore, by helping organizations and non-profits, we can take the necessary steps to achieve that.

    Have an amazing SF Pride Weekend!

    Michael Globits is the Director of Marketing for Fitness SF.