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ihrsa reveals
green survey
The results of IHRSA’s fi rst Green/
Sustainability Survey reveal that,
overall, health club operators have a
positive attitude towards integrating
environmental friendliness into their
daily business practices and see ‘going
The Ysbyty Alltwen NHS hospital green’ as a way to have a positive
impact on club performance.
new fi tness
The purpose of the survey was to gain
an insight into the opinions and practices
trails for nhs
of health and sports club operators
around environmental sustainability.
Nearly £50,000 will be invested in the More than 130 respondents provided
installation of fi tness trails within the data, revealing that 70.7 per cent of
grounds of two hospitals in Wales. them had a strongly positive perspective
Outdoor schemes are set to be on implementing green practices, while
piloted at Nevill Hall Hospital in 54.7 per cent saw green practices as
Abergavenny, South Wales, and at having a moderate priority within their
Ysbyty Alltwen in Tremadog, Gwynedd, organisation; 33.1 per cent felt they were
to promote healthy lifestyles to all a high priority. Other fi gures to emerge
National Health Service (NHS) staff. from the survey indicate that 38.8 per
The planned trails, which will cent of respondents think implementing
also include fi ve or six stations of green practices would increase
specially-designed outdoor fi tness membership retention, while 48.9 per
equipment, will form part of the cent believe it would increase club profi ts.
Welsh Assembly Government’s new
‘Creating an Active Wales’ project.
Welsh health minister Edwina
Hart explains: “Earlier this month,
the Welsh Assembly Government
launched a plan to encourage people
to become more physically active –
‘Creating an Active Wales’. One of
the aims of the plan is to develop a
physical environment that makes it
easier for people to choose to be
more physically active.” Going green could increase retention
london sports forum gets ifi nod
The London Development Agency another major step towards achieving
(LDA) has awarded a four-year grant to 1,000 inclusive fi tness facilities
the London Sports Forum for Disabled throughout the UK by 2012.”
People (LSF) to project manage Inclusive The news comes just days after
Fitness Initiative (IFI) London. the DA2000 System, supplied by
IFI London – a partnership between Derby-based company Deaf Alerter,
the LDA, LSF and the national Inclusive became the fi rst product to receive IFI
Fitness Initiative – has been tasked with Recognised Product status.
getting a further 150 fi tness facilities The IFI Recognised Products scheme
on-board and ensuring they comply with provides suppliers with an opportunity
the IFI Mark accreditation. to showcase their accessibly-designed
There are currently just 25 IFI Mark- products, identifying them as leaders in
accredited facilities in London. inclusion within the UK fi tness market.
David Croisdale-Appleby, chair The DA2000 provides fi re alarm
of the IFI, says: “This is a signifi cant warning and messaging for deaf and
development for the IFI and provides hard of hearing people.
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