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#WhyGetActive reaches more than 1 million Twitter users

Rep. Ron Kind shows why he gets active.How often have you walked in your club, glanced around and considered how unique and different all of your members are?

The thought occurs to many club operators virtually every day.

The motivations, the reasons, that bring people to your club are endless. Some of them are clear and understood, and others, subliminal and barely sensed. But, in either case, none of the reasons have much impact on others unless they can be articulated and well aired.

That’s precisely why IHRSA has launched a new social media campaign, #WhyGetActive. Its mission: to share one’s personal motivations for exercising with the world.

Read on to see the popularity, why people have gravitated toward it, and more.

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New IHRSA health promotion web pages

IHRSA’s vision is for the fitness industry to be a well recognized voice in health promotion and prevention and for health clubs to be viewed as partners in preventive healthcare by individuals, employers, healthcare providers, insurance companies and government.

To that end we recently updated old resources on our website, as well as creating some new ones. Some of the pages are member-only, others are open to everyone.

Check out all of the tools and ideas here.

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