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National Health & Fitness Day Proposed by Trisha Sarker


National Health & Fitness Day Proposed


BY TRISHA SARKER


bill to establish a National Health and Fitness Day. The bill encourages local governments to open their fi tness and recreation facilities on a complimen- tary basis on the fi rst Saturday in June each year. Its purpose is to encourage Canadians to participate in more physi- cal activity at a time when obesity relat- ed conditions are taking an increasing toll on our health and economy.


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online registration for clubs. Registered clubs will receive information up- dates, posters, etc. Their club logos will also be featured on the website as supporters. MP Weston has expressed his gratitude for FIC’s support of his bill. He sug-


ember of Parliament John Weston of West Vancouver has introduced a private member’s


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Fitness I Member of Parliament John Weston of West Vancouver has introduced a


private member’s bill to establish a National Health and Fitness Day. The bill encourages local governments to open their fitness and recreation facilities on a complimentary basis on the first Saturday in June each year. Its purpose is to encourage Canadians to participate in more physical activity at a time when obesity related conditions are taking an increasing toll on our health and economy. Weston has the support of all four parties represented in the House of


Commons. Two MPs a – the NDP’s Peter Stoffer of Nova Scotia and Liberal Kirsty Duncan of Ontario – have endorsed Weston’s initiative. With the assistance of the fitness industry, this bill has a high potential


to pass. Many fitness facilities – including Goodlife Fitness, Curves, World Health Club and the Cambridge Group of Clubs– have already shown their support. In anticipation of National Health and Fitness Day, FIC has launched an


Weston has the support of all four


parties represented in the House of Commons. Two MPs a – the NDP’s Peter Stoffer of Nova Scotia and Liberal Kirsty Duncan of Ontario – have endorsed Weston’s initiative. With the assistance of the fi tness in-


gests that the public encourage their municipal fitness facilities to participate, and he hopes that large numbers of private clubs will open their doors as well. As the trade association representing the fitness industry, this is an excel-


lent way for us to promote fitness and to encourage individuals to be more ac- tive, more often.


Trisha Sarker is the association manager of Fitness Industry Council of Canada. You can con- tact her at www.ficdn.ca.


dustry, this bill has a high potential to pass. Many fi tness facilities – including Goodlife Fitness, Curves, World Health Club and the Cambridge Group of Clubs– have already shown their support. In anticipation of National Health


and Fitness Day, FIC has launched an online registration for clubs. Registered clubs will receive information updates, posters, etc. Their club logos will also be


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featured on the website as supporters. MP Weston has expressed his grati-


tude for FIC’s support of his bill. He sug- gests that the public encourage their mu- nicipal fi tness facilities to participate, and he hopes that large numbers of private clubs will open their doors as well. As the trade association representing


the fi tness industry, this is an excellent way for us to promote fi tness and to en- courage individuals to be more active, more often.


Trisha Sarker is the association manager of Fitness Industry Council of Canada. You can contact her at www.fi cdn.ca.


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Join fellow fitness professionals and colleagues at the


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a beautiful resort-style facility at the end of the Las Vegas strip. This unique venue will conveniently house the Trade Show, educational sessions, and social activities under one roof. Featured speakers in 2013 include: Bert Jacobs, co-


founder & chief creative optimist, Life is Good; Nicholas Christakis, author and professor, Harvard University; Chip Conley, author and founder Joie de Vivre Hotels; and Peter Sheahan, author, founder and CEO of Changelabs Australia. Must attend events: The Canadian Forum, March 20th


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