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A Healthier Nation Through


spent on medical care in theUnited States each year. In response to these alarm- ing statistics, JoeMoore, the president and CEO ofthe InternationalHealth, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), is urging Congress to make disease prevention a major tenet of future health-care legislation. “Effective health-care legislation that removes barriers to healthy lifestyle choices and


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supports the medical and business communities in efforts to engage individuals in health- promoting practices are the most cost-effective solutions for stemming the tide of obesity and chronic disease that consume the bulk ofour nation’s health-care spending,” he explains. The Campaign for a Healthier America is a national grassroots project bringing together


exercise enthusiasts to make healthy lifestyles a priority for all Americans. The Campaign seeks to bring the fitness industry together with government, employers, medical and public health professionals, insurance providers, schools and each of us individually. To find out how to get involved (it’s easy and free), please visit campaign4health.org.


get paid to get active!


If you enjoy working out and could use some extra income (and who couldn’t?), consider a part-time job at a health club near you. Here’s an idea of how much extra cash you could earn per hour, while helping others to get healthy.*


Aquatics Instructor


Personal Trainer (in-session rate) Personal Trainer (floor rate) Tennis Instructor


$15.97 $26.30 $13.17 $23.36


Group Exercise/Aerobics Instructor $24.84 Pilates Instructor Yoga Instructor


$29.10 $32.19


Log on to healthclubs.com/jobs to see what’s available near you, and to apply (it’s free)!


You can also post your resume so that fitness and wellness-related companies can easily find you when searching for their next star. Contact jobs@healthclubs.com with any questions.


* Data reflects average hourly rate as of July 1, 2010, for part-time workers, and was excerpted from The 2011 Employee Compensation & Benefits Report, available at ihrsa.org/store.


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Exercise BY KRISTEN WALSH


hronic diseases account for roughly 75% ofthe $2 trillion


IHRSA (the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association) is always looking for new, dynamicspeakers for its annual convention. The Boston-based trade associa- tion serves health clubs and fitness industry suppliers and manufacturers, and their annual showis a highlight of the year’s fitness events. The showoffers educational and inspirational sessions to health- club owners, managers and other fitness professionals on topics such as sales, customer service, leadership, manage- ment, “green” practices and technology, to name just a few.


Speaker applications are now being accepted for IHRSA’s 31st Annual International Convention & Trade Show, to be held March 14–17, 2012, in Los Angeles. If you are interested in presenting on any topic, please visit ihrsa.org/speaker -application and complete the speaker application in full.


The IHRSA 2011 Employee Compensation


& Benefits Survey Results for the Commercial Health & Fitness Industry


Compiled in 2010 by The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association and Industry Insights, Inc.


International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association


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