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

c Benefits of Regular Exercise."

In addition, through its member clubs, IHRSA has offered community outreach and health promotion programs since 1986, including "Commit to Get Fit," "Families Involved Together," "Teen Fitness Connection," "I Lost it at the Club!," and "Get Active America!"

Current IHRSA-Organized Consumer Health Initiatives

"Get Active America!": As part of the annual "Get Active America!" program started almost six years ago, a wide variety of health clubs nationwide offer health-focused programs each May and open their doors for free for several days. The goal is to make it easier for Americans to exercise and to help them build physical activity into their daily routines. This year’s theme, “Take Back Your Health,” fits well with the "Let’s Move" campaign and can help provide a gateway for families looking for support within their own communities for regular exercise and healthy lifestyle choices.

"Teen Fitness Connection": This nationwide community outreach initiative is designed to introduce exercise to teens by offering free summer matinee memberships. The program invites club owners and executives to fight teen obesity and physical inactivity on a local level by reaching out directly to the community. The program offers a complimentary membership to “first time visitor” teens aged 12 to 17 during the summer months. Teen fitness is part of the continuous effort by the health club industry to change the direction of teen fitness and health in the United States.

"I Lost It at the Club!": This fun and collaborative weight loss program focuses on healthy living and is designed to offer the support people need to live healthier lives. The eight-week program helps current and prospective club members fulfill their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and get fit.

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