New York Sports Clubs' Presidential Candidate to Kick Off Politically-Charged Workout

NYSC's Own 'George W. Bush' look-a-like to Inaugurate

New Election-Themed Workout-Voterobics!

Aug 11, 2004, 01:00 ET from Town Sports International

    NEW YORK, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Sports Clubs' (NYSC) top
 fitness advisers will introduce a new way to burn calories and motivate
 members to get into the political spirit with a new revolutionary election-
 themed workout called Voterobics later this month.  As the final preparations
 for the Republican National Convention get underway, NYSC will offer members a
 unique way to battle the added stress brought on by the Convention.
     Led by NYSC's own 'George W. Bush' look-a-like, Voterobics will combine a
 myriad of exercises such as boxing, step, basic calisthenics and strength and
 conditioning.  Workout stations will all have politically-skewed names such as
 Balancing the Budget (finding your balance on a wobble board) step), Get On
 Your Soapbox (step-ups onto a step), Swapping Parties (running laterally from
 a cone marked Democrat to a cone marked Republican) and Voter TKO (taking a
 jab at punching bags with Kerry/Bush masks). Select New York Sports Clubs,
 Boston Sports Clubs, Washington Sports Clubs and Philadelphia Sports Clubs
 will offer Voterobics beginning August 26 through the November elections.  For
 specific locations and schedules, please visit
     Jessica Smith, a master trainer and class instructor at New York Sports
 Clubs, developed the workout to popular songs which were previously used by
 presidential hopefuls.  Some campaign songs include:  "Keep Cool and Keep
 Coolidge," "Roosevelt the Cry" and Bill Clinton's 1992 pick "Don't Stop
 (Thinking About Tomorrow)."
      "It's a fun way for New Yorkers to mix up their usual workout routine and
 get in better shape, while also giving some more thought to the upcoming
 election," said Smith.  "We made sure to keep the class bi-partisan - we don't
 lean to the left or to the right, although we are moving to the left and the
 right throughout the entire class."
     As part of New York Sports Clubs' efforts to raise members' awareness and
 to encourage voter turn out this November, Rock the Vote Registration Events
 will coincide with Voterobics classes across the City.
     In addition, New York Sports Clubs invites members and non-members to
 visit to cast their vote for the fittest
 presidential candidate.
     New York-based Town Sports International is a leading owner and operator
 of fitness clubs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region of the United
 States. In addition to New York Sports Clubs, Town Sports operates under the
 brand names of Boston Sports Clubs, Washington Sports Clubs and Philadelphia
 Sports Clubs with 132 clubs and more than 350,000 members. For more
 information on TSI visit

SOURCE Town Sports International