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24 Hour Fitness & Alliance for a Healthier Generation to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, Jan. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation as a response to the growing rate of childhood obesity, and 24 Hour Fitness, a leading health club industry pioneer, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square as part of Nasdaq’s 4th annual “Fit Week.”

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and 24 Hour Fitness will announce a partnership and launch the Nutrition Revolution 5K, an event series in ten cities across the country that will educate and inspire children and adults to eat healthier and move more in 2015. For more information, visit www.nutritionrevolution5k.org.

“Fit Week” runs from January 2-9 and includes bell ceremonies featuring companies that help Americans lead healthier lifestyles. In honor of the occasion, Dr. Howell Wechsler, CEO for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, John Tovar, Senior Vice President, 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. and Nadya Kahn, Youth Ambassador for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, will ring the Closing Bell.

In addition to ringing the Opening or Closing Bell during "Fit Week," participating companies will be featured on Nasdaq's Facebook and Twitter pages where they will provide customized tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle in 2015.

To find photos from Nasdaq "Fit Week" 2014 and for upcoming photos from "Fit Week" 2015, please visit: http://www.nasdaq.com/marketsite/fitweek1102/fitweek2014.html

Where:

Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Media Contact:
Megan McIntyre
(917) 399-5250
megan.mcintyre@healthiergeneration.org

24 Hour Fitness Media Contact:
(866) 819-7414

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaq.com

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Webcast:

A webcast of the Nasdaq Closing Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About 24 Hour Fitness:

Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., 24 Hour Fitness is a leading health club industry pioneer, serving nearly 4 million members in more than 400 clubs across the U.S. For more than 30 years, the company has been dedicated to helping members change their lives and reach their individual fitness goals. With convenient club locations, personal training services, popular group exercise classes and a variety of strength, cardio and functional training equipment, 24 Hour Fitness offers fitness solutions for everyone.

Please call 1-800-224-0240 or visit 24hourfitness.com for more information and to find the club nearest you.

About Alliance for a Healthier Generation:

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, empowers kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The Alliance works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to build healthier environments for millions of children. To learn more and join the movement, visit HealthierGeneration.org.

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,500 listed companies with a market value of over $8.8 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaq.com/ambition or www.nasdaqomx.com.

-NDAQA-

Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.