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Removing Barriers to Health Clubs and Fitness Facilities

By United States Access Board

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Book Id: WPLBN0000692795
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File Size: 2.21 MB.
Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Removing Barriers to Health Clubs and Fitness Facilities  
Author: United States Access Board
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Access Board, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Collections: U.S. Access Board Collection
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Access Board, U. S. (n.d.). Removing Barriers to Health Clubs and Fitness Facilities. Retrieved from http://ontario.worldlibrary.net/


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Government Reference Publication

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Excerpt: How usable is your health and fitness facility? The message of health, wellness, and disease prevention through physical activity has become more widespread in recent years. Along with much of the population, people with disabilities and older adults are looking toward health clubs, gyms and fitness centers as a means to be more active and achieve a healthy lifestyle. Are health clubs and fitness facilities prepared to meet this growing demand and provide the same level of access for all members? When the term ?accessibility? is used, many people think of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). But accessibility is more than a ramp into the building and a larger toilet stall. In a fitness facility, exercise?...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments v -- How Usable Is Your Health and Fitness Facility? 1 -- Five Suggestions for Making Your Center a Welcoming Facility 3 -- An Untapped Market 4 -- Expanding Your Target Membership 4 -- Marketing Approaches 4 -- Increase the Appeal of Your Facility to New Members 5 -- Making Materials More Accessible 6 -- Readable Materials 6 -- Demonstrating Diversity 6 -- Where to Find Your Target Audience 6

 

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