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This Week in Fitness: Zumba Fitness Joins Pitbull on the Euphoria Tour

Global dance-fitness company Zumba Fitness has been asked by international music superstar, Pitbull, to join him on the Euphoria Tour with Enrique Iglesias. Zumba® celebrities will be on stage during three key concert tour locations: Newark, Los Angeles and Miami. 

"Zumba Fitness is the only fitness company to ever go on tour with a major recording artist," said Alberto Perlman, CEO of Zumba Fitness.


24 Hour Fitness Named Among "Top 20 Military Spouse Friendly Employers"

Military Spouse magazine recognized 24 Hour Fitness in the publication's fifth annual survey as one of the “Top 20 Military Spouse Friendly Employers” of 2012. The list showcases organizations that are most successful in hiring and recruiting the spouses of active U.S. servicemen and servicewomen.

Related IHRSA News: Aid Military Families; Join the IHRSA Joining Forces Network


New Federal Campaign Focuses on Fitness for Older Adults

A new federal campaign for people 50 and older was just introduced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Go4Life campaign encourages sedentary older adults to reap health benefits by making physical activity part of their daily lives. 


Once-a-week Physical Education Classes Are Not Enough to Fulfill Minimum State Requirement

Despite city and federal efforts to combat obesity and improve health by promoting nutritious foods and frequent exercise, the combination of budget cuts and testing pressures have reduced the importance of physical education. 



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