Gold's Gym Free cancer fighting classes 10/24-Breast Cancer Awareness

Top Quote Exercise Cancer Away at Gold's Gym's "Fall For Fitness Survivor Day" - 9 Class Fitness Challenge Honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 10/24. End Quote
  • Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV (1888PressRelease) October 21, 2010 - In support of the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Gold's Gym Woodbridge is hosting a "Fall For Fitness Survivor Day" to help raise awareness for breast cancer and emphasize the importance of exercise. Gold's Gym will have nine back-to-back classes from 8:00am until noon (Body Step, RPM, Body Pump, Yoga, Kangoo Jumps, Body Combat, Body Attack, Body Flow, and Special Cycle Class) free for its community members to try out.

    According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation website, regular exercise appears to lower breast cancer risk by about 20 percent. It also explains how cancer often develops because of genetic susceptibility and the exposure to environmental risk factors. Meaning, a person cannot change their genes but they can change their environment, such as food intake or exercise. With 1 in 8 women in the United States (between 12 and 13%) expected to develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, making changes to obtain a healthy weight can help.

    "Extra fat cells make extra estrogen, which raises your breast cancer risk" reported by "Getting regular exercise and watching what you eat can help."

    According to the National Cancer Institute, scientists estimate that about 11,000 to 18,000 deaths per year from breast cancer in U.S. women over age 50 might be avoided if women could maintain a BMI under 25 throughout their adult lives.

    Gold's Gym Woodbridge will be honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its "Fall For Fitness Survivor Day" on Sunday, October 24th from 8:00 AM until Noon, which will provide free varied and breast cancer fighting fitness classes free for all to experience.

    8am-Body Step
    9am-Body Pump
    10am-Kangoo Jumps
    10am-Body Combat
    11am-Body Attack
    11am-Body Flow
    11am-Special Cycle Class

    Gold's Gym Woodbridge: 12550 Dillingham Square-Woodbridge, VA-22192 (703) 680-7000

    About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
    Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, NBCF's mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. NBCF provides Help for Today…Hope For Tomorrow through its National mammography Program, Early Detection Pla, MyNBCF online social community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information about NBCF, visit

    About Gold's Gym
    Established in Venice, California in 1965, Gold's gym is the largest full service gym chain in the world with more than 700 locations in 43 states and 28 countries. Gold's Gym offers the latest equipment and services, including group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, group cycle, Pilates and yoga. With nearly 3.5 million members worldwide, Gold's Gym helps all kinds of people achieve their individual potential through fitness. For more information please visit
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