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Wollongong City Council propose to charge Fitness Group Businesses up to $5000 per year to train in local parks. This was stated in an article in the Illawarra Mercury on Saturday 13/4/13 and the proposal is available for comment a Wollongong City Council.
Many of the people training at these parks live in Wollongong and already pay rates which cover the upkeep of these parks, therefore charging these businesses fees to use these parks will mean an increase in fees to the consumer/residents of Wollongong to train at the parks which they have already paid for in their yearly rates.
A new pool for Oxford should be built where all Oxford's competition pools have been built since the first one in 1840, in COWLEY!
The present 25 year old Temple Cowley Swimming pool, Diving pool, Training pool, Gym, Exercise studio, Steam and Sauna rooms could be repaired and refurbished very affordably, saving council tax payers millions of pounds to spend on things people DO want in Blackbird Leys, Rose Hill, Wood Farm etc.
Temple Cowley Leisure Centre in Cowley, is not just a swimming pool and is used by all ages and groups, children, older people, women, ethnic minority groups, disabled and many would have to give up their health routine if we lose facilities in this area of Oxford.
And we want to keep Temple Cowley Library!
The Council will close the Cowley Marsh Works on Marsh Road. This site has good road access, good bus access, is next to a large recreation park and sports pitches, is already a brownfield site therefore virgin park land would not be lost.
IF the City Council insist on building a new pool and replacing all the excellent facilities we already have, then this must be in COWLEY, using already-City-Council-owned land like Cowley Marsh, and where we can ALL access it.
I would like to promote the idea that gym memberships and participating sporting memberships should become a tax deduction under Australian tax law to individual tax payers.
With sports club memberships and gym memberships becoming a tax deductible expense it would promote preventative health measures for many in Australian society and help reduce obesity, diabetes and heart disease. It would also increase the demand and therefore revenue for local sporting clubs making them less reliant on federal, state and local government funding as well as making them a more affordable option for many people where previously the cost is simply too high.
At the other end of the spectrum the flow on effects of this policy would more than likely see a reduction in healthcare expenses to tax payers. It would also more than likely see a reduction in the reliance of government funding for community sporting clubs. These positive financial affects would greatly contribute to offset any reduction in tax revenue the government would see should this policy by legislated.
Build A Body Kid's Fitness, Inc. (BABKF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting the childhood obesity epidemic in the USA. Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese.
Since 1980, the obesity prevelance among children and adolescents has almost tripled.
There are significant racial and ethnic disparities in obesity prevalence among U.S. children and adolescents. In 2007-2008, Hispanic boys, aged 2-19 years, were significantly more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic white boys, and non-Hispanic black girls were significantly more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic white girls.
As a former fat kid that hated physical education I now see why it is so important to have it in every school in the United States.
We are facing a crisis situation in the USA where today's youth will not be able to even make it through high school without facing serious physical problems like heart disease and diabetes. Figures show that over 50% of the kids today are either fat or obese. That is not a tolerable situation!
I did not wake up myself until I was over 40 when I did my first mini-triathlon. That was my wake up call! At age 50 I became a certified personal fitness trainer and next year (2012) I plan to hike the entire Appalachian Trail for my 66th birthday year!
We can't wait until these kids are at the age that I woke up. We need mandatory physical education in our schools NOW! The argument is that it is too costly. BULL! What is too costly to have a teacher teaching kids to do sit ups, pull ups, jumping jacks and other exercises that do not even require an investment in equipment! We have retired physically fit military vets that would gladly come to the local schools and help out!
There are NO excuses for not doing this NOW! If we don't there will not be enough money in the entire USA healthcare program to take care of the problems!
'The Challenge' is an organisation where teenagers join up to form teams and go on a three week challenge which involves personal challenges, team challenges, and a final challenge.
By the end of the three weeks each team has to bid for money to raise awareness and then fund raise for a chosen charity, our charity is 'Coventry Sports Foundation' we hope to raise enough awareness to make a difference and help children get healthy.
Currently health care costs make up the majority of the budget. Recently statistics say that 43% of these costs are avoidable. We believe that the number 1 reason is because Government continues to put their money into paying this ever rising bill instead of providing programs and education necessary for people to learn how to become healthy!
The age group 20-39 is currently the most in active in history. Child obesity has tripled in the past 20 years. The life expectancy of our children is not as long as our own, again another first! This only stops if government gives the people the tools!
Private medical plans cover certain costs however they limit this coverage to an amount that does not give the long term support that some people need. Also they do not cover many programs that will offer that support and education.
Government should offer a tax credit or deduction to approved programs so more Canadians can access quality help and education!
The Cycle Hire scheme currently covers Vauxhall, Kennington and Oval which border Stockwell. Extensions to the Cycle Hire Scheme will ease pressure on the very busy Northern & Victoria tube lines that converge at Stockwell.
In 1981 a record was set by Robert C. Jezequel who climbed up the CN Tower 17 times in 11 hours and 17 minutes. Each time he descended by lift.
This record was rested (Discontinued) in the late 1980's. However it appears in the GWR book in 1991.
The Guinness Book of World Records claims that endurance stair climbing can be done anywhere, in any type of building and therefore have discontinued this record.
The CN Tower is a marvellous structure! One of the seven wonders of the world! It does not make sense for this record to be discontinued due to the fact that this record took place in one of the most celebrated and recognized buildings in the world!
Furthermore the record was published in The Guinness Book of World Records in 1991, and therefore proofing that there is another reason why Guinness Book of World Records will not grant anyone access to this record.
One of the best things to come out of downing street in recent years was the introduction of free swimming for the over 60's and under 16's. IT has this week been announced that this scheme will be withdrawn, coming into effect in our local area on the 1st August to us parents the middle of the school holidays.
I would like to put it to the government any money deemed to be saved from this scrappage would be bound to be used up elsewhere when the health services are used by those that gain weight and become unfit and by the police forces that are left to deal with a predictable rise in anti social behaviour.
There are many other places cuts could be made this is not one of them, this government was elected on the premise that they were working for the people, with the people. There are obviously cuts going to be needed to be made but I put it to this government that this is not the place for cutbacks.
Members of the Gerber White Cloud Life Wellness; White Cloud & Newaygo County residents and employees of local business.
The White Cloud Life Wellness has been instrumental in providing a nearby, clean, affordable, safe and adequate fitness enviroment for the community.
The Proposed closing of the White Cloud Facility will make Fitness and Recreational Activities inexcessable to our Community Members along with many outside residents who are employed in the White Cloud area.
The City of Surrey took up the GO FOR 20 CHALLENGE in August 2005 to encourage residents to increase their physical activity.
Fraser Heights Community Center was built without a much needed fitness centre that should have included a variety of cardio equipment- treadmills, elliptical trainers, bikes, stairclimbers, rowing machines as well as a free weight area.
In 1913, Brunswick City Council borrowed £10,000, in those days a significant investment, to build the Brunswick Baths.
The Baths opened in January 1914, at a time when most private households did not have showers or baths. They were open six days a week, and closed on Sundays. Mixed bathing was not permitted until 1930 - before then, just one day each week was for women, and the rest for men only.
In 1927 the Baths were extended - a second indoor pool was built and the original was modified to meet Olympic standards. After these extensions, the pool was used for Victorian swimming championships. It was mooted that the pool might be used during the 1956 Olympic Games, but their stature was lessened when the Olympic Pool was constructed.
The brick walls along the western and part of the eastern side are the most visible elements of what remains of the
original 1914 Baths. A 33 feet diving board that was originally installed was removed sometime after 1928.
In 2007, the indoor pool of the Baths was closed due to water leaks and questions have been raised about the long term future of the facility.
Moreland City Council needs to live up to its responsibility and invest in our community infrastructure. In the past Moreland has not invested as they should have in community infrastructure like the Baths.
It is estimated the Brunswick Baths needs a $12-14 million investment to secure its future.
Council must not be allowed to continue to delay investing in community infrastructure in Brunswick. Investing in this important community asset now must not be put into the too hard basket.
Tell Moreland City Council to do its job - sign this petition and get involved in Brunswick Labor's Brunswick Bath' s Campaign.
Feb 03, 2006
Before Katrina hit the New Orleans area, Tenet Healthcare Corporation operated several fitness centers at some of their hospitals located in the Katrina affected areas for their employees and members of the Tenet Choices 65 Health plan.
After Katrina, all of these fitness centers in the New Orleans area have been closed. This includes, but is not limited to the TenetCare Fitness Center located at Kenner Regional Medical Center, 200 West Esplanade, Kenner, Louisiana.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Headquartered at 13737 Noel Road
Dallas, TX 75240
Main Phone: 469-893-2200
Main FAX: 469-893-8600
P.O. Box 809088
Dallas, TX 75380-9088
The Coatesville Area School District decided to take away "highway safety" as a class starting the school year of 2004-2005. If you would like to take Highway Safety - Drivers Ed. - as a class to reduce your insurance or to fulfill your Wellness & Fitness Elective... PLEASE sign this.
Over the past year the quality and standards that we have grown accustomed to have slowly deteriorated in our Bally Total Fitness Health Club in Matteson, Illinois.
We have not had any heat in the upstairs area where the free weights are housed. For over two months loyal members have been compelled to wear tee shirts, sweat shirts, skull caps, and gloves just to start their workout. Besides the lack of heat, the area has several lights that flicker on and off at any give time.
Furthermore, if you are upstairs working out, most likely without a watch on; you will have to go downstairs to the other side to view a clock. The clock that is in sight from upstairs has been stuck on 8:45 for weeks.
The facility removed two free- standing incline benches over six months ago. They have yet to be replaced. The dumb bells are loose and potentially dangerous. There are no weights sizes marked on them; they have worn off over the years and never been repainted.
Other evidence of deterioration includes, but are not limited to:
*The Men’s bathroom has three faucets and one has not worked for an excessive time.
*The whirlpool was broken for over three weeks and was resolved only after repeated calls to the Corporate Office.
* One of the Precore Elliptical machine was out of commission for at lease a month.