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Excel Fitness Hits Community Outreach Goals at Carolina Hurricanes Fan Fest

Excel Fitness’ Raleigh location served as a sponsor of the Carolina Hurricanes Fan Fest, a free outdoor festival celebrating the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team’s 25 years in North Carolina. This year’s festival took place Feb. 17 in downtown Raleigh.

There was live music, street hockey, a beer garden and more. The night ended with a drone light and fireworks show. In addition to a host of food trucks, Excel Fitness had several team members set up a table where they spoke with members of the community. The event was a great way for the staff to do outreach and have fun while doing it!

“This event was a blast. Not only did we get to meet with a lot of other vendors and businesses of North Carolina, but we got to meet current members and spread our message to people who are interested,” said Courtney Dripps, general manager of Aberdeen, North Carolina, club.

Excel Fitness Inspires Local Students at Career Day

Many children are often asked the common question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The common answers are usually teacher, firefighter or police officer – but what about a fitness instructor or a fitness club team member?

Two staff members from Excel Fitness’ Grand Prairie, Texas, club team visited the Bonham Early Education School’s career day. During the event, the franchise group’s team members were given the opportunity to teach students what it is like to work at a gym. The franchise group was able to educate children about a new career path and the importance of physical health. The team even led the students through a fun-filled workout.

The franchise group has 33 clubs in DFW, so visiting the school was a great way to get involved in the local community and be a positive influence on the youth.

“We try and get involved in any way we can, and getting to show children what it’s like to work for a gym was really special,” said General Manager of Grand Prairie Alejandro Carranza.

Excel Fitness Celebrates Two Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies in Texas

Excel Fitness continues to excel, especially in Texas! To celebrate the opening of its Seagoville, Texas, club, the group had a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 9 and welcomed members of the Seagoville Chamber of Commerce. At the event, Excel Fitness held a Black Card raffle and handed out tons of PF® goodies. The Seagoville club features 17,000 square feet.

“This is the second club I’ve had the opportunity to open, and it’s always so exciting to get to know members of the community. We loved having the chamber members here in club to celebrate,” General Manager Leandro Sanchez said.

The franchise group also celebrated the grand opening of its Roanoke, Texas, location. The 22,000-square-foot club officially opened in October 2022. The Roanoke Chamber of Commerce hosted the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the club on Jan. 25. The Roanoke mayor also participated in the ceremony.

“We are pumped to be able to spread our message and strengthen the roots we have in this community,” General Manager of Roanoke Brayan Avalos said.

Excel Fitness has 130 clubs located in Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.