GlobalFit Joins with United Airlines to Create MileagePlus Fitness

  GlobalFit Joins with United Airlines to Create MileagePlus Fitness

   Program Awards 2,000 Miles to MileagePlus Members Who Join a Gym through
                      GlobalFit’s Discounted Gym Network

Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA -- February 13, 2013

GlobalFit^®, a leading provider of physical activity programs for businesses
worldwide, has joined with United Airlines in the launch of MileagePlus
Fitness ( The program enables members of United’s
MileagePlus loyalty program to earn award miles and access GlobalFit’s network
of 10,000 gyms nationwide for the lowest membership fees available.

Members also earn bonus award miles for purchases made through MileagePlus
Fitness, including gym memberships and a variety of home fitness products such
as Zumba^® DVDs, Total Gym^® and bodybugg^®. GlobalFit is the exclusive
provider of MileagePlus Fitness.

“As MileagePlus further expands its list of preferred partners, we’re pleased
to offer our members the health-related products and services – specifically
gym memberships – that they tell us they value,” said, David Oppenheim,
Managing Director at United. “We now provide our members with opportunities to
earn miles and save money while they improve their health and well-being.”

MileagePlus members can access all U.S. gyms and all membership types in
GlobalFit's gym network. The network is comprised of a variety of national and
regional chains as well as thousands of independent gyms. The network includes
gyms in every state, every major market and most rural areas.

"Fitness brings its own rewards, but with GlobalFit's savings and award miles,
MileagePlus members now have even greater incentive to get active in 2013 with
a new gym membership," said Richard Penn, CEO of GlobalFit. "GlobalFit is
honored to join with MileagePlus to encourage healthier, more active
lifestyles. We're particularly thrilled to launch this year-round program at a
time when so many are focused on New Year's fitness resolutions."

MileagePlus members will earn 2,000 bonus miles with the purchase of a gym
membership, regardless of which gym or membership type they choose. Members
may earn as many as 1,250 miles with the purchase of Nutrisystem^®, Total Gym,
Zumba DVDs, and other home fitness products and nutrition programs.

MileagePlusis United's award-winning loyalty program. Members earn award
miles by flying United, United Express,Star Alliancemember airlines or other
airline partners, and by purchasing products or services from a wide variety
of partners worldwide. They then may use miles for travel, hotel stays and car
rentals, in addition to everyday purchases and activities. According to the
3rd annual Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey presented by
IdeaWorksCompany, United MileagePlus has the most award seat availability
among U.S. global carriers. Last year, United launchedMileagePlus Headliners,
a unique program enabling members to use their miles to bid on a variety of
experiences, including theater and sporting event tickets, and
once-in-a-lifetime trips. MileagePlus has been voted the Best Frequent Flyer
Program nine years in a row by the readers of Global Traveler magazine.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,472 flights a day
to 381 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express
carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and
operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is
investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats
in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any
airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based
international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas
routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on nearly 200 aircraft, offering
customers more live television access than any other airline in the world.
United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale
investments in its fleet. In 2013, United will continue to modernize its fleet
by taking delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company
expanded its industry-leading global route network in 2012, launching nine new
international and 18 new domestic routes. Business Traveler magazine awarded
United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2012, and readers of Global
Traveler magazine have voted United’s MileagePlus program the best frequent
flyer program for nine consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star
Alliance, which provides service to 194 countries via 27 member airlines. More
than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries
around the world. For more information, visit or follow United on
Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental
Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

About GlobalFit

With 70 million members eligible through their employers or insurers,
GlobalFit is a leading provider of physical activity programs for businesses
worldwide. For more than 20 years, GlobalFit has been known for its discount
gym network, now with 10,000 locations in North America. Today, GlobalFit
focuses on incrementally increasing employee activity levels with programs for
all populations, from the sedentary to the highly active. Programs include
Destination: You, a step-tracking program with a solid track record of
sustained engagement, and GetActive, which features free Exercise On Demand
videos and tools. For more information on how GlobalFit is "Changing Lives
through Physical Activity," visit


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