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IHRSA Heartily Applauds First Lady's "Let's Move" Initiative and Vows Support
Date:2/12/2010

leading the way to create a national environment that supports health. We encourage all Americans to stand behind Mrs. Obama in her efforts to stop the tide of childhood obesity and to do what they can to help ensure healthy futures for our children and for our country.”

About IHRSA

IHRSA is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. The association’s membership includes more than 9,750 clubs in 78 countries, along with over 740 industry suppliers. In the United States, IHRSA has 5,400 member clubs.

IHRSA is a member of the advisory board of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD); an organizational affiliate of the National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP); a founding member of the National Coalition to Promote Physical Activity (NCPPA); a partner with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in promoting the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines; a network member of the Exercise is Medicine™ initiative; was a primary participant in the launch of the Adult Fitness Test introduced by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; has been a partner with the HHS Office on Women’s Health to promote National Women’s Health Week, National Women’s Check-Up Day, and the WOMAN Challenge (Women and Girls Out Moving Across the Nation), which encourages women to get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week and girls to get at least 1 hour of physical activity each day; partnered with the President’s Council back in 1995 on the three-year "Get Up, Get Out" public awareness campaign focusing on youth fitness; was one of the earliest proponents of the PEP legislation (Carol M. White Physical Education Program), which provides federal funding to support physical education programs in grades K through 12; and recently introduced the publication, "The Economi
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