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Wednesday
May092012

Clubs Encourage Healthier Communities via Get Active America!

The 9th Annual Get Active America! program kicked off this week and clubs across the country are busy bringing in new members and encouraging their communities to exercise more. During this year’s Get Active America! (GAA!), participating clubs are inviting members to bring a friend to use their facilities, hosting an open house for the public to showcase their offerings, and offering special programming for participants, custom designed to meet the specific needs of their club. Clubs are also encouraging GAA! participants to enroll in the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Plus (PALA+) challenge, which encourages people of all ages to make long-term positive changes in their level of physical activity and diet.

One participating club is Tilton Fitness in Galloway, New Jersey. The open houses allow anyone to take exercise classes and use the gym’s facilities free of charge, Tilton Fitness told GallowayPatch.com. Free blood pressure screenings and body fat analysis will also be available. Guests will have the chance to speak with personal trainers, participate in various workout classes, use Tilton Fitness equipment and tour the facility for free. Tilton is also offering discounts on new memberships. 

“Our aim is to show people the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, and that health clubs are not just for the young and fit,” Tilton Fitness President Sam Young said. “We need to educate people that through exercise and a healthy diet, they can maintain good physical health, lower stress levels, enhance quality of life and prevent costly medical problems that are commonly associated with obesity, such as diabetes and heart disease.”

Get Active America! is complimentary with IHRSA membership, and participants are provided with a wide variety of valuable resources, including comprehensive program guides, media relations templates, marketing materials and strategies for maximizing a program’s success.

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