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Gyms pick up where PE cuts have left off

A past IHRSA survey showed that the number of youth using commercial health clubs jumped more than 200% since 1990. With an increase like that, more and more facilities are adding youth programs, designated areas for children, and staff dedicated to that portion of their population.

In this month's IHRSA entry on the Department of Health and Human Services Be Active Your Way Blog, we discuss how the gaps caused by cuts to physical education across the country has resulted in you more prevalent at the club.

In addition to a club being a safe place that offers many options for kids to be active and healthy, a child attending a healthy offering could influence others in his family.

For the entire blog post, click here.