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To combat current trends of obesity and lack of activity in American teens, Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club (CHHRC) once again opened its doors to local teens as part of its annual program, the Teen Fitness Connection.
As a partner with the Cherry Hill Township Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, the program began on July 1, 2013 and ended on August 31, 2013. Local teens aged 12-17 were offered a complimentary membership. Teens could utilize all fitness equipment as well as participate in CHHRC’s popular Group Exercise classes. As part of their membership agreement, teens were able to check into the club any weekday morning and leave by 4:30 pm each day, and at any time on Saturday and Sunday.
NEW for summer 2013, we offered an incentive for Cherry Hill students attending East, West, Beck, Carusi, and Rosa. For every child that joined the program and utilized their membership 16 times (2 x per week,) CHHRC would donate $20 to the Cherry Hill Education Foundation (CHEF) for that child’s Phys. Ed department, on behalf of that child! Also, an additional GRAND PRIZE of $250 would be awarded to the Cherry Hill school Phys. Ed. department (via CHEF) with the most kids that enrolled, activated, and utilized their memberships during the span of our 2013 Teen Fitness Connection. *The base qualifier for a school was a minimum of 20 teens for a school to qualify for the $250 prize.
The winner of this year’s GRAND PRIZE is Cherry Hill High School West, with a total number of 22 students enrolled in the Teen Fitness Connection program. A whopping 184 teens from throughout the local area participated in the program, and 40% of participants averaged one visit a week or more!
The Teen Fitness Connection program is part of a continuous effort by CHHRC to expose kids to healthy lifestyles and to change the direction of teen fitness and health in our community. “Our club staff is extremely excited about this community teen program. Our hope is for teens to get active every summer, and continue to experience the health benefits of exercise year-round.” states CHHRC General Manager Brian Kosa. “With the support of the CHEF, we plan to increase our involvement from the Cherry Hill schools, and tap into our teachers, administration, and counselors to motivate our teens and get the word out.”
For more information about the program at CHHRC, call the club at 856-429-1388, or to pre-register, log on to http://chhrc.com/teenfitness