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Entries in Get Active America (2)

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.

Wednesday
Apr252012

City of Boston Promotes Get Active America!

IHRSA health clubs in Boston have a new and exciting opportunity to promote Get Active America! in their communities. Mayor Thomas Menino and the Boston Public Health Commission have launched a citywide health initiative, Boston Moves, which encourages residents to get active, eat better, and shed a collective one million pounds over the next year.

IHRSA has aligned with Boston Moves to help raise the visibility of Get Active America! and health clubs as leading providers of health and wellness. Specifically, Boston Moves will join IHRSA in promoting Get Active America! as part of its healthy lifestyle initiatives through coordinated outreach and marketing. For more information on Boston Moves, visit BostonMovesForHealth.org.

Get Active America! is IHRSA’s flagship health promotion program, designed to grow membership and position clubs as leading providers of primary prevention. The program runs May 7th through May 13th, and is available to IHRSA members across the country, at no cost. Participants receive in-depth resources and tips on how to best implement the program in their club. Learn more at ihrsa.org/getactiveamerica.