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U.S. Health Club Members Proclaim - 'I Lost It at the Club!' and Lose 45 Tons of Excess Weight
Date:4/23/2008

BOSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I Lost It at the Club!, a fitness industry weight loss and healthy living initiative coordinated by the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and sponsored by Michael Foods' AllWhites(R), helped a total of 25,840 participating health club members lose 28,101 inches and more than 45 tons (90,068 pounds) of excess weight. This year's fourth annual I Lost It at the Club!, which ran for eight weeks from January 7 to March 3, is one of several initiatives within the health club industry to help people become more physically active and live more healthful lives.

"We congratulate all participants in this year's program who acted on their decision to start off the new year right by making lifestyle changes for healthier living," said Joe Moore, IHRSA's President and CEO.

"We live in a time when the demands of daily life can cause us to become physically inactive, putting us at greater risk for developing serious chronic diseases. We hope that I Lost It at the Club! has provided club members with the motivation and support they need to commit to regular physical activity and healthier lifestyle choices."

IHRSA is pleased to recognize the following 2008 club winners in seven different categories:

-- Universal Athletic Club, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (Greatest Amount of

Total Weight Loss)

-- Anytime Fitness, Grand Island, New York (Greatest Average Weight Lost

Per Participating Member)

-- Discover Fitness Center, New Castle, Delaware (Greatest Percentage of

Members Participating)

-- Gold's Gym, Bloomington, Illinois (Greatest Number of Members

Participating)

-- Wave Health & Fitness, Boston, Massachusetts (Greatest Average

Number of Inches Lost Per Participating Member)

-- The Works Family Health & Fitness, Somersworth, New Hampshire

(Greatest Total Number of In
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SOURCE International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association
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