Take Back Your Health as Health Clubs Open Their Doors to the Public in May

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and member health clubs across the nation announced today the upcoming start of the 7th annual Get Active America!, IHRSA’s national health promotion program. From May 3-9, participating IHRSA-member health clubs will open their doors to the public to encourage and inspire Americans to take control of their health by becoming more physically active. Find a participating health club near you.

Get Active America! is part of an ongoing effort by the health club industry to change the direction of the nation’s health by making exercise more accessible to millions of Americans and by helping them take the first step toward healthier lifestyles.

“As obesity levels associated with chronic diseases increasingly burden our health care system and interfere with our quality of life, one thing is clear: Americans urgently need to take control of their health,” said Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO. “This year’s program theme, ‘Take Back Your Health,’ is a reminder to all Americans that they have more control over their health than they realize. Better health management begins with a commitment to daily exercise, and Get Active America! is the jumpstart people need to get on track.”

Now its seventh year, Get Active America! takes place every May, during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, which is coordinated by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. The purpose is to challenge Americans to get moving for better health and to get more active and fit during the Month of May.

“May is an ideal time and Get Active America! is a great program for helping people maintain the momentum of their New Year’s fitness goals,” said Moore. “As warm weather approaches, people become more aware of their physical appearance. We want to remind people that exercise is more than just a way to look better. It is also an effective way to feel better and live better. Get Active America! provides the kind of support people need to both achieve their fitness goals and maintain them year-round.”

As part of Get Active America!, many clubs will be educating their local communities about disease prevention and healthy living through exercise. And clubs will be offering programs to benefit the wide array of people in their communities, all with diverse health and fitness goals. Clubs will also be encouraging their members to sign up for the Woman Challenge, organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. This eight-week physical fitness challenge encourages women to get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. It’s part of National Women’s Health Week, which runs from May 9-15, 2010. Participants will be able to track their steps online at: http://www.womenshealth.gov/woman.

Important Information

May 3-6, 2010: Bring a Friend

Participating health clubs nationwide invite current members of their clubs to bring in their friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers so they, too, can experience the health and quality-of-life benefits of exercise!

May 7-9, 2010: Open House

Health clubs nationwide open their doors to their communities free of charge to help Americans learn how they can live more physically active and healthier lives.

Find a Club

To join Get Active America!, find a participating health club near you, at http://www.healthclubs.com/active.


The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. The association’s membership includes over 9,000 clubs in 75 countries, along with over 650 industry suppliers. IHRSA is committed to taking a leadership role in advancing physical activity, which is critical to America’s health and the battle against obesity and disease. IHRSA supports effective national initiatives to promote more active lifestyles for all Americans and is working to pass laws that will help affect societal changes toward a more fit America.

THV Compozit Windows & Doors Supplies Windows And Installation For New ?Extreme Makeover : Home Edition? House in Ottawa, Kansas

THV Compozit Windows & Doors Supplies Windows And Installation For New “Extreme Makeover : Home Edition” House in Ottawa, Kansas

Ottawa, KS (PRWEB) August 09, 2011

THV Compozit Windows & Doors, a leader in energy efficient, sound reducing composite windows, happily donates more than 80 premium windows to the Hill family in Ottawa, Kansas as part of “Extreme Makeover : Home Edition”, the hit television show.

Staff Sergeant Allen Hill was almost killed by a massive roadside bomb while serving in Iraq. He has recovered from his physical wounds, but the injuries that we can’t see haunt him. Environmental triggers such as loud noises, dimly lit spaces and long hallways can instigate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) episodes. The Sergeant has just completed long inpatient PTSD treatment far from home, and was ready to return. However, the house he once lived in is near both a rock quarry, where there are constant dynamite blasts, and a train yard that is a constant source of terrifying noises and vibrations. For Sergeant Hill to be reunited with his family, he needed a new home – one built with an emphasis on peace, tranquility and sound reduction. THV windows were up to the task and an integral part in making that happen.

THV Compozit windows, with frames constructed of Expanded Polymer Composites (EPC), triple-insulated (triple-pane) glass and an advanced insulated spacer system will not only help with noise reduction, but will also provide a highly energy efficient window therefore lowering energy costs for the Hill family in their new home.

THV CEO Charles L. Smith stated “With our 15 retail stores and over 70 independent dealers, including our presence in the Ottawa area, it’s great to be able to give back to the community that we’ve been a part of for so long. To be selected because of the sound reduction our windows provide gives me a great sense of pride. I personally worked on the site and thoroughly enjoyed my time there working with co-workers and in the town of Ottawa. We know the Hill family will enjoy our windows for years to come.”


Over the years THV Compozit Windows & Doors has served their vision to change the window industry. Initially focusing solely on the replacement window business, THV Compozit has evolved into a premiere window manufacturer, servicing many aspects of the home improvement industry today. Since their establishment, the company has grown to be a leader in the window industry, manufacturing, selling, and installing quality replacement windows and new construction windows across the United States. THV Compozit Windows & Doors are a division of THV Holdings LLC and True Home Value, Inc. which owns several retail outlets throughout the Midwest and partners with more than 70 independent dealers throughout the United States. True Home Value is the 7th largest home remodeler in the country (The Replacement 100, Hanley Wood).


“Extreme Makeover : Home Edition” is a reality television series providing home renovations for less fortunate families. Former model, carpenter and veteran television personality Ty Pennington hosts the show. Each episode features a family that has faced some sort of recent or ongoing hardship in need of new hope. The show’s producers coordinate with a local builder, which then coordinates with various companies in the building trades for a makeover of the family’s home.

The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” entering its 9th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. Episodes air Sunday from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.



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