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von Willebrand factor, exercise, and ischemia/reperfusion injury.

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CPI brochure template.qxd Selecting and Effectively Using A Health/Fitness Facility The health/fitness facility should provide a variety of equipment and programs to meet your personal fitness goals and interests. First, be sure to establish your exercise/fitness goals before talking to personnel to see if they provide the programs and equipment you seek. SELECTING A FACILITY According to the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), there are more than 17,000 health clubs in the U.S. with a membership representing more than 33 million individuals. These facilities can offer an attractive, safe and effective venue for exercise and health promotion. The quality of the facilities, staffing and programs vary greatly; therefore, you will want to thoroughly evaluate the facility before making your decision. The facility should conform to all relevant laws, regulations, and published standards, including U.S. federal laws (ADA and OSHA), local government laws and regulations and local building codes and ordinances. A quality facility provides a safe environment for exercise. It will allow you to use state-of-the-art exercise equipment and participate in any number of activity programs. Group exercise programs will give you opportunities to meet new people and exercise in a social environment. BEFORE JOINING Visit several facilities prior to making your investment. Some facilities offer a trial membership for a day or a week. Before joining, take a tour and ask questions. Observe the classes and programs. Take into consideration whether the facility is located in an area that is convenient for you. Also, consider the following: • Does the facility offer the type of exercise or program in which you are interested? • Do qualified exercise instructors develop the programs? • Will staff members modify the programs to meet your needs? • Does the facility offer programs to address medical conditions? • Does the facility offer programs for the age group in which you are inte

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