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Tweet of the Day: Join The Movement To Make The World More Active #WhyGetActive

As an industry, we have set a goal for ourselves to be recognized as a primary solution to the global physical inactivity epidemic. #WhyGetActive is a social media movement born at the grassroots level to combat that crisis. The purpose of the campaign is to:

  • Provide a worldwide platform for sharing the many compelling reasons people choose to be physically active 
  • Foster cultural support for wellness and physical activity—wherein physically active lifestyles are encouraged, supported, and ultimately made easier to sustain
  • Provide a vehicle for increased engagement and a platform for discussion among health clubs and physical activity advocates, policy makers, fitness enthusiasts, and anyone interested in physical activity promotion

We hope that with regular engagement and promotion, #WhyGetActive can become a location for discussions around the importance and benefits of regular physical activity, with a focus on solutions health clubs provide, a vehicle for clubs to engage their members and build a sense of strong community in their clubs, and a tool for clubs to reach out to their surrounding communities to educate the public and recruit potential members.

#WhyGetActive is a tool to be used to engage your community and strategic partners around this important topic. You can join the movement by:

  • Sharing your own reason(s) for pursuing an active, healthy lifestyle
  • Using the hashtag to share your own physical activity habits
  • Adding the hashtag to Twitter, Facebook, or other social media posts when sharing a relevant article or research study from your personal account or the club account
  • Using the club account to share your members’ stories of why they pursue an active, healthy lifestyle
  • Encouraging trainers to take #WhyGetActive photos with each client, and share them from their own accounts, to be re-shared by the club account.

Ready to get started? Share this infographic or blog post explaining the #WhyGetActive movement.

Tweet of the Day: Join The Movemnet To Make The World More Active 


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