Here is the official press release for Doug Henry competing in this years Winter X Games.
Planet Fitness sponsors paralyzed athlete
Snow cross racer Doug Henry chases medal in Winter X Games
NEWINGTON, N.H. â€“ Planet Fitness, the gym franchise known for its Judgement Free ZoneÂ® and friendly prices, is sponsoring snow cross racer Doug Henry in the upcoming Winter X Games competition.
Henry, a three-time national champion in motocross who was paralyzed in a racing accident in 2007, captured a Bronze Medal at last yearâ€™s Winter X Games in the adaptive super cross snowmobile competition.
He will compete in the same event at the 2011 Winter X Games, which take place Jan. 27-30 in Aspen, Colo. The event will be televised on ESPN.
â€œI donâ€™t think anything makes me feel as good as riding,â€ Henry says. â€œSince my injury, Iâ€™ve learned to focus on the things that I have, and not on the things that I no longer have. Through the X Games and the support of sponsors like Planet Fitness, Iâ€™m able to keep doing the things I love. Iâ€™m grateful for this opportunity.â€
To prepare for the Games, Henry has been working out several times a week at a Planet Fitness gym near his Connecticut home.
About Planet Fitness
Planet Fitness consisted of four gyms in New Hampshire when it began franchising in 2003. Today the company has a national footprint â€“ 400 locations in 40 states, more than 2.3 million members, and ad campaigns that air on national TV networks, as well as on the â€œImus in the Morningâ€ radio show and Fox Business Channel. The company recently created a free App that lets iPhone users turn their friends into â€œLunksâ€ and invite them to join the gym nearby via GPS, and even trigger a Lunk Alarm.Â®Â It can be downloaded here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lunkinator/id399857015?mt=8.
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