MEDIA RELEASE 22 September 2010
24-hour fitness club sponsors 24-hour world bike champion
Anytime Fitness, a 24-hour gym franchise, is sponsoring Australian mountain bike
rider and current 24-hour world champion, Jason English, to compete in the
upcoming world championships. Held in Canberra on 9-10 October, the world
championships are the biggest and most gruelling 24-hour solo mountain bike
event ever held.
Jason said Anytime Fitness' sponsorship gives him the necessary support to be
able to travel to various races.
"Anytime Fitness has allowed me to compete in events I wouldn't normally be able
to attend due to financial constraints. Plus, the concept of 24-hour access to a
gym is a great fit with the type of mountain bike racing I do which is 24-hour
racing," said Jason English.
The 24-hour race is a lap-based event where the riders must complete as many
laps as possible in 24 hours.
In preparation for the race, Jason has been training for two to three hours most
days of the week, incorporating hills to his regime to prepare for Canberra's
hilly race profile.
According to Jason, those wanting to compete in a bike racing competition for
the first time should make sure to follow these three tips:
1. Consistent training is very important. You can't just train a few days here
and there. If you want the race to be easy you need to do the work prior.
2. Nutrition is the next most important thing. Getting your race nutrition
sorted is the difference between a fun race and a miserable one.
3. Finally, you need to pace yourself during the event. You need to ride to your
ability and not get sucked into going faster than what you can maintain for the
duration of the race.
Anytime Fitness wishes Jason the best of luck during the world championships
which are held on 9 and 10 October at Stromlo Forest Park.
About Anytime Fitness
Anytime Fitness is a convenient 24-hour fitness club franchise with 1,300 clubs
around the world including 41 clubs open with 140 territories sold in Australia
and four clubs open with 15 territories sold in New Zealand.
Anytime Fitness provides affordable access to a wide variety of high quality
cardio, strength and free weight equipment by world leading companies such as
Life Fitness as well as shower facilities.
For more information, visit
www.anytimefitness.com.au or call 1300 766 202.
Released for Anytime Fitness by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Petra Aitken or Kim Larochelle on (02) 9413