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IHRSA to recognize three with awards

Radka Dopitova Wilson is presented with the Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship by Bill McBride last year.One of the great parts of the IHRSA Annual International Convention & Trade Show is having the award winners’ colleagues and peers witness first-hand their accomplishments.

IHRSA ensures that the maximum number of attendees get to see the amazing efforts, triumphs and good deeds by bringing the honorees on stage prior to the general sessions speakers, which always has a packed room.

In three weeks in San Diego it will be the same when the health and fitness world is together to see this year’s winners: ABC Financial, the Associate Member of the Year; Patsy McLean, Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship; and Gold’s Gym Dutchess County, Outstanding Community Service Award.

Read on for more on each IHRSA 2014 recipient.

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Doctor wants sedentary lifestyles to be considered a medical condition

Contrary to popular belief, a sedentary lifestyle is not limited to the obese. Being inactive can result in diabetes, high blood pressure, joint damage and other health problems.

A Mayo Clinic researcher explains that those who work in an office setting and patients who are immobilized, among others, can be put into this category.

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  • New preisdent at Equinox
  • Outdoor classes illegal in D.C.
  • New bells and whistles for club management software 

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This Week in Fitness: Exercise Can Save Lives in the Battle Against Breast Cancer

Exercise Can Save Lives in the Battle Against Breast Cancer. Read about this and more in This Week in Fitness.

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This Week in Fitness: Bally Adds Gesture Based Technology to Clubs

Bally's innovates with new technology, Fitness First is for sale and IHRSA's featured speaker lineup is announced. Read about this and more in This Week in Fitness.

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