Take the “Just Walk” Pledge

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While many of you know that I’m the Fitness Expert for a company called GlobalFit, you may not realize that my husband Frank is the CEO.

In today’s USA Today, you’ll see a full page letter from Frank urging people to take this simple “Just Walk” Pledge.  Please read his important message:

Just Walk!

Dear America,

Our country has the highest obesity rate in the world.

As the head of the nation’s largest network of fitness centers and gyms, that ranking makes me cringe. A sedentary lifestyle and poor diet are primarily to blame. If we’re serious about changing our ways and being healthier, we need to set realistic fitness goals.

So this year, I’m asking America to take a small but important step in fighting this issue. Just walk.

Walking Is Easy

Walking is widely known within the fitness community as having the lowest dropout rate of any form of exercise. Why? It’s convenient, costs nothing and can be done almost anywhere. And studies show that the simple act of walking can reduce your resting heart rate, lower blood pressure and help you lose weight.

Community is Key for Success

Walking with a friend, loved one or co-worker will help you sustain the routine. In fact, GlobalFit had a leading health insurance provider conduct a double-blind study to prove it! So when I say we’re all in this together, it’s true. Community and the support of a group are critical to your success.

Take the Just Walk Pledge™

As 2011 begins, make a New Year’s resolution you can actually keep. One that will produce healthy habits for a lifetime and set you down the path to a sustainable fitness routine. I’m inviting America to take the Just Walk Pledge™. It’s easy. Just go to www.justwalkpledge.com and sign up to participate.

Remember, it takes time to develop a healthy routine. So once you take the Pledge, we’ll send you weekly tips on ways to easily incorporate more walking in your day.

But even if you don’t enroll online – Just Walk.

Frank Napolitano

President and Chief Executive Officer

So please take a moment to sign up for the Just Walk Pledge and watch a short video from Frank.. Encourage your children, loved ones and co-workers to do something good for themselves and for the health of our country.

So please, Just Walk!

Molly and Frank

8 Comments:

  • January 4, 2011

    Thanks Molly. The ad was delayed until later this week, but the Pledge site is up and ready. So take the pledge and make some commitments. The people you love will thank you for it.

    Frank

    • January 4, 2011

      Well it looks like the Just You, Only Better readers get the hot news first! USA Today is a little slow…:)

  • Sonya
    January 4, 2011

    Congratulations, Frank and Molly! I love the pledge and have already signed up. Miss you guys. Hello to the girls from Auntie.

    • January 4, 2011

      Good for you Sonya! Make sure George signs up too… 🙂 Happy 2011!

  • Sonya
    January 6, 2011

    I will. Happy 2011 to you all too!!

  • Daniel
    January 13, 2011

    Great to hear this! I took the pledge and have made 2011 the year of all walk, no bus and less taxi (let’s face it, 3am on a Friday night, you do not feel like walking 10 blocks to the next bar. ;)).

    I’m looking forward to more great things from the GlobalFit team! I miss them all dearly!

    • January 13, 2011

      Thanks Danny!! WE ALL MISS YOU at GlobalFit. Come see us when you’re back in Philly! 🙂

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