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Health Clubs Open Doors Free for 5th Annual Get Active America! Campaign, Taking a Stand on Prevention and Becoming Gateway to Healthy Living
Date:5/1/2008

BOSTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced today the start of its 5th Annual Get Active America! campaign as health clubs nationwide become the "Gateway to Healthy Living" for tens of thousands of Americans seeking to transform their lives and take better care of themselves. This year's Get Active America! initiative is sponsored by Michael Foods' AllWhites(R).

As part of the 5th Annual Get Active America! program, participating health clubs will open their doors -- free of charge -- so more Americans can revitalize their lives and benefit from the supportive environment and professional knowledge that health clubs offer. Participating IHRSA health clubs will be out in their local communities bringing information and inspiration to tens of thousands, helping them see how active, healthy living can bring better health and a happier frame of mind.

"Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and smart lifestyle choices are the most effective preventive healthcare practices that anyone can follow," says Joe Moore, President and CEO, IHRSA. "The toll that inactivity has taken on America's physical and fiscal health has been at a tremendous cost."

"Still, for many, making the transition away from a sedentary lifestyle is very difficult. Through the Get Active America! program, we are opening our doors so health clubs across the country can become America's gateway to healthy living, providing the support that people need so more of us can live healthier, happier lives."

Michael Foods' AllWhites(R) will be providing free recipe booklets and coupons for participating clubs to distribute to their members and guests.

As part of Get Active America!, many clubs will be educating their local communities about disease prevention and healthy aging through exercise; and clubs will be creating programs to benefit families and older adults with a broad spectrum of exe
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