WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AARP, announced
it will make available a new fitness website to help its over 39 million
members lead active, healthy lives. Through AARP's for-profit subsidiary
AARP Services, Inc., the new website aarpfitness.org offers fitness tips,
diet and nutrition advice and also shows members how to take advantage of
discounts on personal training services from the American Council on
Exercise and gym memberships from Curves and Gold's Gym.
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"The 50+ age group is one of the most health-conscious segments of our
population and our new fitness website is going to provide our members with
the tools and information to make it easier to live a healthy life. We have
leveraged the power of over 39 million members to deliver valuable
discounts and information for our membership to help them maintain a
healthy lifestyle," said Bill Novelli, CEO of AARP.
AARPfitness.com is a destination with fitness tools and educational
resources to help AARP members make better personal fitness and nutrition
decisions. Members will be able to learn about a suite of fitness products
and services from providers, and obtain "member only" benefits on health
club memberships. The fitness program will be a catalyst in helping
Americans 50+ become more health conscious and active.
Features of the New Fitness Website:
- Fitness tools and information - The website will offer fitness and
nutrition tools to assess fitness levels including body mass index
and basil metabolic calculators, an activity calculator, a nutrition
tracker, a virtual exercise library and healthy recipes. These tools
will help with goal setting and tracking, demonstrate exercises and
provide recipes for meal planning. In addition, the site will link to
other AARP resources such as AARP's walking programs.
- Locate a Gym - Members will be able to identify a nearby Curves or
Gold's Gym where they are eligible for a member-only discount on the
enrollment fee and/or membership fee.
- Diet and Nutrition Services - Members will be able to use a nutrition
tracker to manage their food intake, choose from a variety of healthy
recipes and receive nutrition and healthy meal option tips and
Summary of Special AARP Member Only Discounts:
American Council on Exercise - As a leading personal training
certification organization with over 40,000 trainers in the U.S., the
American Council on Exercise will offer AARP members up to 15 percent off
personal training sessions and a 20 percent discount for members who want
to become a trainer.
Curves - As the largest health club for women with more than 10,000
locations, Curves will provide AARP members $100 off their normal
enrollment fees (from $149.00 to $49.00), and a free seven day trial
Gold's Gym - As the largest co-ed gym with over 650 locations Gold's
Gym will offer AARP members the ability to enroll for only $49.00 and a
savings of up to a 20 percent on their monthly membership as well as a
seven day free trail membership period.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps
people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are
beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. We produce AARP
The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper;
AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA
Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and our website,
AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security,
protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from
thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in
all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin
About AARP Services
AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly owned subsidiary of
AARP. AARP Services manages the wide range of products and services that
are offered as benefits to AARP's 38 million members. The offers span
health products, travel and leisure products, and life event services.
Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; member discounts
on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on
technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long-term care
insurance. AARP Services founded AARP Financial Incorporated, a subsidiary
that manages AARP-endorsed financial products including AARP Funds; AARP
Services develops new products, manages and markets products and services,
creates and maintains partnership and sponsorship relationships, and
develops and manages AARP's award-winning Web site, AARP.org.