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​Run into 2017 with Team Vitality’s new ASICS partnership

Press release   •   Nov 22, 2016 12:38 GMT

​Run into 2017 with Team Vitality’s new ASICS partnership

Run into 2017 with Team Vitality’s new ASICS partnership

Discovery Vitality and Team Vitality are excited to announce a new partnership with premium sports apparel brand – ASICS. Ranked amongst the top sporting brands globally, ASICS is the new running kit supplier as well as strategic fitness partner to South Africa’s biggest running club, Team Vitality.

“We are proud to announce our partnership with this renowned sports brand” says Head of Vitality Wellness, Dr Craig Nossel. “It’s great to be able to bring their wealth of fitness gear knowledge and experience to our Team Vitality members and we’re pleased to offer our members premium running kit to encourage their healthy, active lifestyles.”

Team Vitality has become the biggest and fastest growing running club in South Africa, with over 10 000 members. As part of the 2017 Team Vitality Running membership, all runners will have the choice of a running vest or t-shirt designed by ASICS – known for technical superiority and rigorous quality.

Dr Craig Nossel adds: “The rapid rise in diseases of lifestyle linked to obesity and physical inactivity is a major health concern globally and here in South Africa. Research done by Discovery Vitality, the Vitality Fittest City Index, emphasises how important it is to create supportive environments to improve the health and physical activity profile of our population. We’ve seen that initiatives like Team Vitality act as motivation to encourage people to find opportunities to get active and this new partnership with ASICS will add even more value for our members.”

Speaking on behalf of ASICS, national sales manager Craig White said the brand is excited about the new partnership, adding, “Healthy minds and bodies is the philosophy upon which ASICS was founded and is the foundation of every innovation, every concept, every idea and every partnership we enter into. Through this, we endeavour to continuously provide the best product and services with our mission to become the leading brand for the sports enthusiast”.

Notes to editors 

Renewals for club membership in 2017 are now open. Visit the Team Vitality webpage to renew your membership or sign up as a new club member. Keep an eye on the Team Vitality Twitter account @TeamVitalitySA for the latest news and updates from the world of Team Vitality.

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About Discovery Limited

Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets. Founded in 1992, Discovery was guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Underpinning this core purpose is the belief that through innovation, Discovery can be a powerful market disruptor.

The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over 5 million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore and Australia. Discovery recently partnered with Generali, a leading insurer in Europe, and has partnered with John Hancock in the US. These new partnerships will bring Discovery’s shared-value business model to protection industries in Europe and the US.

Vitality, Discovery’s wellness programme, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution for individuals and corporates. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds three million lives in five markets.

Discovery is an authorised financial services provider and trades under the code “DSY” on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. 

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