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Sequoia Health and Fitness, Inc.
Prioritizing Health, Family and Self
Wallyball at Sequoia Health & Fitness Inc.
Creates a Paradigm Shift for Herndon Residents
HERNDON, VA - November 1, 2005 - It's a fact...Americans are the most overweight and out of shape population in the world. Many people are looking for ways to take care of themselves but are confused and frustrated by the overload of available information. Medical research continues to find direct correlations between good health and participating in physical activity. According to a recent study that included men up to 79 years of age; regular physical activity dramatically reduces men's deaths from heart disease - even when their cholesterol rates are high. Researchers say the reduction is as much as 50 percent regardless of their cholesterol level. So why aren't more people interested in being physically active? Clearly we need to rethink the way we view our health and fitness.
That's why Sequoia Health and Fitness, Inc, along with other members of the nonprofit International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), will open its doors free to the public Saturday November 12, 2005 as part of the nationwide 2005 Get Active America! campaign. Marking the second year of this campaign; it is a great opportunity for Americans of all ages to take the 'first step' in beginning an exercise program in a safe and supportive environment. During 2004's inaugural program, more than 150,000 Americans participated in Get Active America! taking their first step towards a healthier lifestyle.
"Many Americans don't realize that in addition to helping control weight, physical activity decreases the risk of dying from coronary heart disease and reduces the risk of developing diabetes, hypertension and colon cancer," said John McCarthy, executive director of IHRSA. "The health and fitness industry is dedicated to making exercise fun and accessible to all Americans."
Americans Spend Over $15 Billion Every Year Trying To Look and Feel Better
The choices that most Americans are making about their health and fitness are not solving their ever growing health problems. Health problems like heart disease, diabetes obesity and cancer are escalating instead of declining. Current approaches may show some short term gains but long-lasting benefits have been elusive. Enjoyable health and fitness options are as important to positive results as taking the first step.
Sequoia's Cardio-FUN-Time is one example of an industry leader helping offer the nation enjoyable health and fitness options. Cardio-FUN-Time rethinks the traditional approach to cardiovascular fitness by offering fresh alternatives to boring treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bikes. "Everybody hates doing cardio" says Woody McMahon, owner of Sequoia Health and Fitness Inc. "Cardio-FUN-Time offers game based activity programs that help people get their cardio without being bored to death. We just want to provide a fun alternative to a life enhancing activity. Our open house gives people a chance to try our unique approach to health and fitness. Residents interested in beginning and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can try some of our Cardio-FUN-Time activities like Wallyball, Pickleball and other fun fitness options. Guests can also receive cutting edge health and fitness information along with personalized consultations with the Sequoia Team of professionals." says McMahon "People want to have fun while they strive for increased strength, vitality and good health. They just need a system and a plan" says McMahon. "Sequoia gives them all of that and more."
During the Get Active America! Open House, Sequoia guests who would like to try the unique Sequoia System will benefit from Free Consultation passes provided by the Sequoia Heath and Fitness Team. These passes can be redeemed for trial sessions of therapeutic massage, chiropractic wellness examinations, acupuncture, nutritional coaching or personal training.
About Sequoia Health and Fitness Inc.
Sequoia is located at 483A Carlisle Drive in Herndon, Virginia. Sequoia is the only full service healthy lifestyle facility of its kind in the Northern Virginia area. Specializing in integrated and balanced fitness, nutritional and stress reduction programs; Sequoia's team of 9 professional experts is ready to help you look and feel better. Sequoia has been delivering quality health and fitness solutions for over 23 years to local residents and their families. For more information on the benefits of The Sequoia System please visit http://www.sequoiahealth.com/ or call 703-628-2880.
The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is a nonprofit association dedicated to the growth, protection, and promotion of the health club industry, and represents more than 6,500 clubs worldwide. IHRSA is an international leader in health club industry education and research. For more information on IHRSA, visit http://www.ihrsa.org/. For more information on Get Active America!, visit http://www.getactiveamerica.com/.