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Apolo Ohno on Fall 2014 Get Active! Cover

For heath and fitness clubs, it is all about members getting the most out of their membership. 

Be it health, community or educational benefits, the more they learn and improve, the better chance they remain as members.

IHRSA hopes it can help in that area by providing Get Active! magazine. The biannual publication is available for IHRSA members and members of its clubs.

Get Active! is put together with club members in mind. Articles reinforce why members belong to a club, including physical and physiological benefits of exercise. There are also articles and features that promote the services IHRSA clubs offer, as well as diet, workout and lifestyle tips.

The cover story is often an interview of a famous athlete or entertainer. The most current edition features Apolo Ohno who has moved on from his speed skating career to that of a triathlete.

“We think of the magazine as part of the value that club membership confers, one that exposes members and clients to fitness information, issues and developments in the world at large, beyond the walls of the gym,” said Gina Deese, owner of A.C.T. By Deese, in Greensboro, N.C.

Some of the features also in the Fall 2014 issue:

  • In Nutrition: The Truth About Organic Foods
  • In Training & Lifestyle: The 21st Century Workout
  • In Hot Tips: Stay Hungry – tips to stay committed to healthy lifestyle

“Our club members read Get Active! cover to cover while they;re walking or using one of the bikes,” said Janet DeBiase, facility manager at Chatham Club in Chatham, N.J. “Although we subscribe to several monthly publications for them, they always gravitate toward the current issue of Get Active!”

How To I Get It

CURRENT ISSUE: The Fall 2014 is now available from the IHRSA Store. Choose from the standard edition or the Anytime Fitness edition. Read the digital edition of this issue.

NEXT ISSUE: Pre-orders for the Spring/Summer 2015 issue, which is scheduled to ship in May 2015, will open soon. Members who order 400 or more issues can have a customized cover.

PAST ISSUES: Past printed issues, including some standard and Anytime Fitness editions, are sold by Healthy Learning. View the current supply and order online.

Sign up here to receive each digital edition free via e-mail as soon as it is published. Read the current issue at


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