EoS Fitness is celebrating its seventh year by building on its commitment to make fitness inclusive and accessible to all with a new companywide, long-term partnership with the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
EoS selected the foundation as its charitable partner. The nonprofit provides opportunities and support to people with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.
EoS has more than 100 gym locations open or on the way in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, Utah, and soon, Texas. There are two in North Phoenix.
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, EoS continued to serve its members nationwide with their health and safety as the top priority.
The company pivoted operations to offer on-demand and livestream workouts led by group fitness instructors and personal trainers. It also provided at-home fitness equipment options and moved gym operations outdoors so members could still have access to weights and cardio equipment.
“This past year we have worked hard to continue to meet the needs of our members with state-of-the-art amenities and an atmosphere where members can feel good about themselves and their achievements,” said Rich Drengberg, chief executive officer of EoS Fitness.
“Although these past 18 months have thrown significant challenges our way, our commitment to keep our members healthy and active has not wavered. By partnering with Challenged Athletes Foundation, we are celebrating our growing ability to make an impact in the communities we serve, and this partnership is a true reflection of our core values and our goal to bring inclusive fitness to all.”
Kristine Entwistle, the foundation’s associate executive director, said the high costs of adaptive sports equipment and lack of resources should not keep individuals with physical challenges from being active.
“That’s where we come in,” she said. “With partners like EoS Fitness who truly share our mission, we can work together to help these athletes. The EoS company culture clearly aligns with all that CAF is trying to accomplish, and we see from the top leadership down, EoS team members are engaged and excited about our partnership as an extension of the work they do daily to make fitness accessible and affordable for anyone looking to improve their health and overall well-being.”
To kick off its partnership with CAF and celebrate seven years of growth and impact on its communities, EoS is hosting “Cardio for a Cause,” an inclusive bootcamp style workout led by EoS G-Fit instructors featuring special appearances by CAF Athletes on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Patriots Park at CityScape, 11 W. Washington Street, Phoenix.
The bootcamp event showcases the inspirational athletic spirit of challenged athletes working out side by side with EoS members and people from the community.
The high-energy session is open to the public and will be streamed live in all EoS locations so members across the country can join in. Participants will raise funds for CAF to help individuals with physical challenges get the support needed to succeed in sports and in daily life.
CAF is also hosting a sweepstakes celebration with more than $40,000 in prizes, including exclusive items from EoS.
For every $5 donated to CAF now through Sept. 30, individuals can win a wide variety of prizes, including a Schwinn IC Classic Cycling Bike, EoS Fitness memberships and personal training packages.
A grand prize winner will receive a seat at the CAF EoS Fitness Tour de Cove Cycle Event on Oct. 24 in San Diego; a $300 Southwest Airlines gift card; a $300 Marriott gift card; and a Schwinn IC Classic Cycling bike.
For more information on the event, how to donate or enter the sweepstakes, visit challengedathletes.org/eosfitness.