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Fitworks Fitness Centers Responds to the Growing Adolescent Obesity Rate by Offering Free Summer Memberships to Teens 13-15 Years of Age

Thursday, May 29, 2008 General News J E 4
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RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio, May 28 Fitworks Fitness Centers iscurrently offering a free summer membership to teens 13-15 years of age aspart of their Community Outreach Program designed to help combat ever-growingadolescent obesity rates. Teens are able to take advantage of the free summermembership anytime now through September 5, 2008 by visitingwww.fitworks.com/freeteen .

Over the past three decades, adolescent obesity rates have more thandoubled putting our young ones at risk of developing serious medicalconditions and social burdens. With childhood obesity rates at an all-timehigh, Fitworks is offering this free summer membership program as a means ofkeeping teens moving. A critical component of weight loss is physicalactivity. And this is especially true for children. Not only does physicalactivity burn calories but it also helps to build strong muscles and bones.Executive Vice President & COO John Janszen explains, "At Fitworks we are inthe business of changing lives and we feel there is no better way to give backto the communities in which we serve than by touching and influencing thelives of young people. Healthy habits formed early in life, lead to healthyhabits later in life. And all of this leads to a reduced risk of seriousmedical conditions."

Fitworks free teen summer workout program is available absolutely free toteens 13-15 years of age during select weekdays. Parents do not have to bemembers in order for teens to take advantage of the free membership. A parentor legal guardian must, however, accompany teens to Fitworks on their veryfirst visit to authorize the membership and required code of conduct, and areport card must be presented for age verification purposes.

Complete membership details on Fitworks free teen summer membershipprogram can be found online at www.fitworks.com/freeteen or by calling theclub nearest you at 1-800-348-8737.

Fitworks Fitness Centers is a Cleveland-based fitness chain with seventeenclubs in the Dayton, Cleveland, and Cincinnati markets. The corporateheadquarters is located in Richmond Heights, Ohio.Fitworks Free Teen Summer Membership Program at a Glance -- Available to teens 13-15 years of age -- Membership is valid now through September 5, 2008 at any Fitworks location -- There is absolutely NO cost associated with this free membership -- Parents do NOT need to be members -- First visits/workouts must be scheduled online at www.fitworks.com/freeteen & complete free membership details can be found here -- Parent or legal guardian must accompany teen on first visit whereupon they must authorize the membership and required code of conduct. A report card must be presented for age verification purposes.

SOURCE Fitworks Fitness Centers
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