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IHRSA Is Holding A Twitter Chat Next Wednesday. Who's Going To Be There?

Next Wednesday - May 20th 2015 - at 12:00 pm ET IHRSA is holding its first Twitter Chat. The chat will meet at the hashtag #WhyGetActive, where we'll ask questions to get the conversation going. The topic is "creating a culture of physical activity around the world," and the chat should last about an hour. Who will be there?

Well, we know of know a few people. IHRSA will have several industry and public health experts on hand to share their insights. I'll be introdcing those experts over the next week, starting today with Mark Daly, National Media Director for Anytime Fitness. 


Mark Daly, National Media Director for Anytime Fitness Mark Daly has served as the National Media Director for Anytime Fitness for the past nine years.  During that time, the number of Anytime Fitness clubs worldwide has grown from fewer than 400 to nearly 3,000 – serving more than 2,500,000 members in 23 countries.  Daly’s primary responsibilities at Anytime Fitness include overseeing the franchise’s public relations and public policy initiatives.  For eight straight years, Anytime Fitness has been the fastest-growing fitness club chain in the world.  Daly attributes the rapid growth to the company’s focus on one simple goal:  Helping real people overcome the barriers to healthier lifestyles.  Prior to joining Anytime Fitness in 2007, Daly was an award-winning investigative reporter for the NBC-affiliate station in Minneapolis, KARE-TV.  But he says he much prefers sharing the stories of healthy-lifestyle heroes than exposing scumbags.

You can find Mark on Twitter here.

We hope to see you there! To join, log into Twitter and find the hashtag #WhyGetActive next Wednesday at noon.

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