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.

About IHRSA

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.

CDI College Adds Second Practical Nursing Open House in Winnipeg

CDI College Adds Second Practical Nursing Open House in Winnipeg












Winnipeg, MB (PRWEB) June 28, 2011

CDI College is giving potential students another opportunity to learn about the new Practical Nursing program at the Winnipeg campus. Due to an overwhelming response to the Practical Nursing Open House on July 6, 2011, the college has scheduled a second session for Thursday, July 7, 2011.

The open house events will provide students with information about the two-year Practical Nursing diploma program, admission prerequisites and general information about the college. The program features a comprehensive curriculum that includes foundations in anatomy, physiology and holistic nursing, as well as courses in nursing theory, mental health, pediatric nursing and acute care. As part of the program, students are required to complete several clinical practice placements in which they apply their knowledge and skills in a range of healthcare settings.

“We are very excited to welcome Practical Nursing students to our Winnipeg campus,” says Dr. Bohdan Bilan, VP of Academics for CDI College. “As the healthcare industry in Canada continues to demand knowledgeable and qualified professionals to care for the country’s aging population, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) will enjoy a challenging and rewarding career.”

Successful graduates will be prepared to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE) and, upon passing, register with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM) in order to practice as licensed practical nurses. LPNs are able to work in various nursing areas including hospitals, medical clinics, long-term care homes, schools and community care centers.

Both events will run from 6:30-8:30pm at the CDI College campus at 280 Main Street. Attendees are asked to check in at 6:00pm sharp.

CDI College is now accepting applications for the Practical Nursing program at its Winnipeg campus. For more information about the program, head to http://www.cdicollege.ca. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook.

About CDI College

For more than 40 years, CDI College has been a leading career training institution helping thousands of students achieve career goals and aspirations. With 20 campuses across Canada, the career college offers hands-on training from experienced instructors in a wide range of business, technology and health care programs. Flexible schedules and career placement services are available to help match students with the right job.

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Ottawa Martial Arts Specialist Douvris to Open New Dojo at the Prestigious Ottawa Athletic Club

Announcing the grand opening of the 7th Douvris Martial Arts location in the National Capital Region, Ottawa and the Outaouais. The Grand Opening is scheduled for 22nd August and OAC members, Douvris members and members of the public are all welcome to check out the new facilities.

The new club will be offering the entire suite of Douvris services most notably, kids karate, adult karate and adult fitness kickboxing. Comprising of three elements, kickboxing, cardio bag and body shape, the kickboxing classes are taught by martial arts instructors and are the ultimate way to get in shape.

The ever popular kids karate classes cater for ages 4-6 (Tykes) and 7-17 (Youth) making the Ottawa Athletic Club the ideal location for family health and fitness.

Marc Peterson, General Manager of the Ottawa Athletic Club commented, “The Ottawa Athletic Club is very excited to welcome Douvris Martial Arts Centre, to its newest location here at the OAC! Douvris Martial Arts and the OAC are a perfect pairing – leaders in their respective fields coming together to provide Ottawa with the most complete diversity of family fitness available!”

Expert Instruction

The classes will be conducted by two of Ottawa’s finest martial arts Instructors:

Sensei Robbie Lavoie started training when he was just four years old and received his Black Belt at the age of nine. Sensei Robbie has been a senior instructor at Douvris Martial Arts and Fitness Centers for the past nine years. He is also a member of the most prestigious sport karate team in the world, the American All Stars. Currently he is the World Kickboxing Council (WKC), World All Style Kickboxing Organization (W.A.K.O.), and North America Sport Karate Association (NASKA) lightweight champion. He is also a member of the WKC Canadian National Karate Team.

Sensei Nick Douvris started training in karate when he was four years old. At the age of ten he attained his junior Black Belt and has been training ever since. Throughout a busy schedule playing Junior level hockey in Ottawa and later in the Montreal area, karate training figured prominently in his life. He credits his karate background for his successful hockey career. Sensei Nick is currently attending Carleton University and teaching at Douvris Martial Arts. He is also a member of the World Kickboxing Council (WKC) Canadian National Karate Team.

John Douvris Founder of Douvris Martial Arts also commented, “The Ottawa Athletic Club was an obvious choice for us given how much we have in common particularly our strong philosophy on family fitness. We are delighted to partner with them in this venture”.

Whether you or your child’s ambition is to be a future world champion, get in shape, gain confidence or simply join a family friendly club, the new Douvris Martial Arts club at The OAC is an ideal location.

About Ottawa Athletic Club

Founded in 1976 the OAC has been a leader in health and fitness in the national capital region for over three decades. 2011 saw the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation project. A new look but the same mission, to enhance the quality of life through the promotion and education of healthy lifestyles, physical fitness and sports for the entire family. Everyone from tiny tots to hard core athletes, to active seniors have made the OAC their own.

Contact information:

Ottawa Athletic Club
2525 Lancaster Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1B 4L5
Tel: (613) 523-1540
http://www.ottawaathleticclub.com
info@ottawaathleticclub.com

About Douvris Martial Arts

Founded in 1984 Douvris Martial Arts has established an enviable reputation for martial arts training and fitness kickboxing. Many Douvris instructors are former students and current WKC world champions keen to pass on the legacy to the next generation of champions. With 7 Ottawa locations, Douvris is the longest established and largest martial arts club in the Ottawa region.

Contact information
Cathy Douvris
Douvris Martial Arts
1270 Bank Street,
Ottawa K1S 3Y4
Tel:613-234-5000

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