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Muscles for
Mental Health

An exercise initiative from Fitness World in support of
HeadsUpGuys, a leading global men's mental health resource
program on a mission to support
men with mental health

You are one workout away from a better mood.

1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health crisis or be diagnosed with depression or a mental illness. By age 40, that ratio increases to 1 in 2 Canadians. At Fitness World, we believe in the power of movement and its positive effects on our collective mental health and overall wellbeing. This November, we’re partnering with HeadsUpGuys, a local organization dedicated to providing men with access to mental health resources. A portion of all Fitness World gym enrollment fees this month will be donated to HeadsUpGuys’ initiatives to support men’s mental health and wellbeing, plus more ways to get involved will be happening in-club all month long!

Fitness World🤝​Mental Health 

Movement and exercise play a huge role in our overall physical and mental health. Countless scientific studies have shown the direct benefits of regular exercise on our mental health. Here’s the facts:

150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week reduces risk of depression by 22%

Social connection & support can reduce risk of depression by 63%

Exercise is recommended by experts as a crucial element in the management of depression, anxiety, and distress.

A portion of all Fitness World gym enrollment fees this month will be donated to local organization, HeadsUpGuys

All About HeadsUpGuys

HeadsUpGuys is an online, anonymous resource specifically designed for men, and their families, to prevent the continued erosion of men’s mental health and deaths by suicide. Their website offers tips and articles that arm men with the tools they need to fight depression, as well as recovery stories from men who have faced depression, and an international therapist directory to connect men with local mental health professionals.

We’re giving away 6 months of membership and personal training for you AND a friend!

We know the impact of fitness on our mental health. We also know the impact of social connection. Combine those two and you’ll be ready to take on anything life throws at you. Getting out, going to the gym, working up a sweat, and being around others are all things that will give you a major mood boost.

Refer a friend through the FW Mobile App this month to be entered to win this ultimate mood booster. 

How do I win?

Share the gift of movement this month for your chance to win 6-months of membership and personal training for you AND a friend! Fitness World members get entered to win every time they share a 7-day pass with a friend or family member through the FW Mobile App.

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Need some motivation? Here’s some easy ways to get started and get moving.

Try a group fitness class for more fun, and more friends.
Catch up with a friend over a workout, instead of doing something sedentary
Keep things simple with hassle-free and easy to use equipment
Small Group Training can challenge you in a safe environment
Make going to the gym an enjoyable habit, and treat yourself with recovery tools

Not a member yet? No problem!

This month, we’re donating a portion of every enrollment fee to HeadsUpGuys, supporting their work to provide mental health care for men in Vancouver. Get started with a 3-day free trial to experience everything Fitness World has to offer, including meditative yoga classes, relaxing HydroMassage, personalized goal setting and support from our expert Personal Trainers.

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*1 Grand Prize includes 2 x 6-month memberships and 2 x 24-pack of Personal Training. Non-transferrable. No cash value.