My daughter has done Lady of America's FitTEEN™ program each summer for the past three years, said Darlene Stokes of Orange Park, Fla.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 15, 2009
To promote a summer health and exercise plan, Lady of America Franchise Corporation (LOAFC), the world's largest full-service chain of female-focused fitness centers, will again be offering teenage girls ages 13-19, the opportunity to workout for FREE at any participating Lady of America or Ladies Workout Express Center during the summer months. The FitTEEN™ workout program, now entering its sixth year, runs from June 1 through September 1, 2009.
FitTEEN™ was created by Lady of America to positively address the nationwide crisis of teenage obesity, and to encourage female teens to embrace a more active lifestyle with workout routines. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 15% of the nation's youth are overweight or obese and over the past two decades, and the number of overweight teenagers has tripled.
"The program's goal is simple," says Toni Negas, Lady of America Franchise Corp. National Marketing Director. "Give teens a place in the summer where they can begin a health and exercise plan in a supportive, non-competitive environment, and help them to begin a long and healthy relationship with their overall health and self-confidence. It's not hard to make exercise a part of your everyday life when you start young."
Negas says that convenient access to fitness creates a makes it easier to prevent the types of diseases and disabilities caused by long-term obesity. Taking action early on can have a profound effect on increasing the quality of life in young adults. Additionally, teens unwilling to workout usually find it easier when they can be around others working on similar goals.
"My daughter has done Lady of America's FitTEEN™ program each summer for the past three years, said Darlene Stokes of Orange Park, Fla. "It has been a great way for her to meet new people, do workout routines and feel good about herself."
For more information on the summer health and exercise plan, FitTEEN™, please visit http://www.ladyofamerica.com. To participate in FitTEEN™, please bring along a parent or guardian for initial consent.
About Lady of America Franchise Corporation:
For over 20 years, Lady of America Franchise Corporation (LOAFC), franchisor of the Lady of America, LOA Fitness for Women, Ladies Workout Express, Workout Express and Health Clubs of America fitness centers, has been an innovator in the constantly evolving business of women's fitness. LOAFC was established in 1984 with the goal of providing a dynamic and supportive environment to hundreds of thousands of women working on their fitness and lifestyle goals in a safe and comfortable setting while enjoying the company and support of other women. Today LOAFC is one of the largest chains of women's fitness centers with over 300 franchises in operation across 45 states and nine countries.