SAN RAMON, CA -- With less than 100 days before the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C., 24 Hour Fitness announced its partnership with six U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls.

The six 24 Hour-sponsored athletes are snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, pairs skater Rockne Brubaker, short track speedskater J.R. Celski, Paralympic skier Chris Devlin-Young, speedskater Tucker Fredricks and skier Julia Mancuso. More information on each athlete can be found at www.24hourfitness.com/goteamusa.

As members of Team 24 Hour Fitness, these six athletes will appear in the company’s Olympic marketing campaign, make promotional appearances at local clubs and develop signature workouts for members that will be available in 24 Hour clubs and online at www.24hourfitness.com and on the company’s YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/24hourfitnessinc.

The San Ramon, CA-based company is the official center sponsor of the 2010 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams. This marks the fourth Games in which 24 Hour Fitness has sponsored the U.S. Olympic Team. The previous three partnerships came in 2004 (Athens Summer Olympics), 2006 (Torino Winter Olympics) and 2008 (Beijing Summer Olympics).

“24 Hour Fitness is proud to continue its support of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams and to help these athletes in their pursuit of capturing gold in Vancouver,” 24 Hour CEO Carl Liebert said in a statement. “These athletes are terrific ambassadors for promoting fitness, and their exclusive signature workouts can help guide all of our members no matter what their fitness goals, whether it is to run a 5k or win a gold medal at the Olympics.”