Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fit Is In

“Despite the recent recession, the latest survey from the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association said attendance at 70 percent of the clubs was equal to or higher than the year prior. Exercise will continue to be essential in maintaining health and warding off illness long after the recession ends, said Rosemary Lavery, IHRSA's public relations manager. ‘Health clubs serve as one of the greatest investments that you can make, an investment in your health," Lavery said. ‘Rates of overweight and obesity have never been higher - our nation is in need of a collective workout.’ As the global economy looks to rebound following the recession, the health club industry expects to see growth due to increased revenue numbers on non-dues services and the burgeoning role of prevention in health care reform, she said. But for now, the push is on to retain members and recruit new ones, said Keoni Subiono, who opened the Hawaii Fitness Together franchise in 2005.”


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