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Entries in Oak Brook Racquet & Fitness (2)


IHRSA program urges America to get fit

One of the beauties of Get Active America is a club can do as much as it wants or as little as it is able to, but it still gets the brand recognition from the 10-year-old IHRSA program and the National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - the two campaigns are running simultaneously. In the past  Get Active America had partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign and the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award.

Also, by participating, a club is viewed in its community as a business that is working to combat obesity and sedentary behavior.

More than 150 clubs are participating in the program this year, but registration is open throughout May.

IHRSA asks participating clubs to do as little as open its doors to the community for a week in May, although that is not required. Some clubs see the promotion as an opportunity to show both non-members taking advantage of no guest fees or membership dues as well as members unfamiliar with classes and programs at their club.

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Oak Brook is fun for members and staff

If the Oak Brook Racquet & Fitness Facebook page is any indication of what it’s like to be a member or an employee, then the best word to describe the suburban Chicago club is fun.

From the Spring Fling Tennis Mixer to nights out at Chicago Blackhawks games, the vision statement, Play, Train, Relax, sums it up. Even the About Us page on its website explains that it is more than a place to break a sweat: “OBRFC is a tennis club, a fitness club and a social club.”

The 2,200-member club is about involving its members and staff to dictate where it will go next. It is a strong proponent of social media to gets its news to its members and then to share its events after they happen.

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