Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association Adopts Crosstrainer Personal Fitness Management Software for Canada Wide Implementation in High Performance Programs.

Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association Adopts Crosstrainer Personal Fitness Management Software for Canada Wide Implementation in High Performance Programs.










(PRWEB) December 18, 2002

Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association Adopts Crosstrainer Personal Fitness Management Software for Canada Wide Implementation in High Performance Programs.

Partnership Ideal Match to Contribute to Increased Excellence of Canadian National Wrestling Team.

OTTAWA, CANADA, December 16, 2002 – Today the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association (CAWA) and Innovative Logic jointly announce a 2 year agreement to implement Crosstrainer Personal Fitness Management software throughout the entire wrestling organization. Multi user licenses of Crosstrainer will be provided to each of the thirteen national training centers and two high performance clubs that train national wrestlers. Also the National Program Director, National Office and several National Team athletes will receive Crosstrainer Personal Fitness Management software.

“We were very impressed with several features of the software right from the start,” said Greg Mathieu, Executive Director of the CAWA. “Our sport medicine and science team will be able to use the Wellness tracking and, of course, the Weigh-in profile for a weight based sport is very useful.”

Crosstrainer is a Canadian fitness and nutrition software product that is best known for its unique ability to set and track goals in combination with an athlete’s personal fitness and nutrition. The partnership will provide a platform to implement several upcoming features that are specifically of interest to organizations that would like to enhance their athlete excellence through increasing coach-to-athlete and coach-to-coach communication. Upcoming development will enable coaches to design training plans and share them with their athletes and each other. In this way National Coaches can design a training plan and an event schedule and share it with the athletes nationwide ensuring maximum efficiency and accuracy.

“We are very proud to have an organization as well respected as the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association as the first Canadian Sport Association to incorporate Crosstrainer,” says Marco Smits Director of Sales and Marketing of Innovative Logic. “Canadian wrestlers have been very successful over the last few years and we are excited to be part of the program and to contribute to increasing excellence of all wrestlers of the association”.

CAWA and Innovative Logic started their talks early this summer and have been working closely together to finalize the details of the partnership. Talks between other National Sport Organizations and Innovative Logic are also underway.

“We have been looking for an integrated program for quite some time. There is really nothing out there that compares,” added Mathieu. “After careful review we made our choice. There is a real demand, and Crosstrainer has risen to the challenge to fill that hole in the market and to support the needs of our sport organization. National sport bodies should find the Crosstrainer software a significant step up from legacy systems.”

“Innovative Logic looks forward to supporting Canada’s successful wrestling program in this critical two year period leading to the 2004 Olympic Games.” says Smits. “It is a great reward to help athletes pursuing and realizing podium performances at international competitions especially the Olympic Games”

About CAWA

The Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association (Wrestling Canada Lutte) is the national sport governing body for Olympic style wrestling in Canada and is responsible for Canada’s National Team which competes in the World Championships and major games. The association’s role is to encourage and develop the widest participation and highest proficiency in Olympic wrestling in Canada. Through the development of coaches, officials and administrators the association provides leadership to the sport and enables the provincial/territorial affiliates to coordinate programs and activities in their jurisdictions.

About Innovative Logic

Innovative Logic Corporation ignited the fitness software industry in 1992 with Crosstrainer and has since maintained its reputation as a respected player in the field. Innovative Logic is committed to bringing the best fitness software experience to athletes, exercise enthusiasts, educators and consumers around the world through its innovative software and internet holdings.

For additional information visit: http://www.crosstrainer.ca


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Tammy Warner

Innovative Logic Corporation

Voice: 613-284-0647

Fax: 613-284-8204

E-mail: warnert@innovativelogic.com

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IHRSA Applauds Introduction of Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act of 2011

IHRSA Applauds Introduction of Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act of 2011











Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) August 01, 2011

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced today its enthusiastic support of the recently re-introduced Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act of 2011 (H.R. 2649)—lauding the legislation as an important component in promoting primary prevention as a means of controlling America’s health care costs. Roughly $ 76.6 billion are spent each year on health care costs directly associated with inactivity. The PHIT Act would eliminate an existing federal policy barrier to exercise and create a health-promoting financial incentive for Americans to engage in physical fitness.

The PHIT Act allows for expenditures of up to $ 2,000 for physical fitness programs and exercise equipment to be payable out of pre-tax health investment accounts such as flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and/or medical reimbursement arrangements. Currently, these accounts are set up so individuals can pay for prescription drugs and doctor visits with pre-tax dollars. But there currently is no preventive component that supports health-preserving lifestyle practices.

“The PHIT Act helps put the focus on primary prevention,” says Joe Moore, IHRSA’s President and CEO. “It supports Americans in their efforts to engage in healthy physical activity, which will go far in deterring preventable chronic diseases that are driving up our country’s health care costs.”

Health-promoting activities, such as health club memberships, youth sports programs, pilates and yoga classes, home exercise equipment, and other fees associated with programs of physical activity, would to be paid with pre-tax dollars if the PHIT Act is passed into law. The legislation, however, would not increase the total contribution limits to those pre-tax accounts.

The PHIT Act was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives of the 112th Congress by Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX), with strong bi-partisan support from Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Ron Kind (D-WI), Bill Shuster (R-PA), Mike McIntrye (D-NC), William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Ron Paul (R-TX), C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersburger (D-MD), Jim Gerlach (R-PA), and Joe Barton (R-TX).

“We commend Congressman Brady and the bill’s co-sponsors and supporters for their leadership in creating a healthier, more prosperous America,” says Moore. “The PHIT Act is an important step in putting America’s physical and fiscal health back on track.”

About IHRSA

IHRSA is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. 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.

IHRSA is a co-chair of the Business and Industry Sector of the National Physical Activity Plan; a member of the advisory board of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD); a founding member of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA); a partner with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in promoting the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines; a network member of the Exercise is Medicine™ initiative; was a primary participant in the launch of the Adult Fitness Test introduced by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition; has helped the HHS Office on Women’s Health in promoting National Women’s Health Week, National Women’s Check-Up Day, and the Woman Challenge; partnered with the President’s Council in 1995 on the three-year “Get Up, Get Out” public awareness campaign focusing on youth fitness; was one of the earliest proponents of the PEP legislation (Carol M. White Physical Education Program); and recently introduced the publication, “The Economic Benefits of Regular Exercise.” Through its member clubs, IHRSA has offered community outreach and health promotion programs since 1986, including Commit to Get Fit, Families Involved Together, Teen Fitness Connection, I Lost It at the Club!, and Get Active America!

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