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Former 24 Hour Club Franchisees: Feel free to copy, paste and send to your state legislators and management of health department and environmental department.

Dear State Legislator, Environmental or Health Department Supervisor,

It has come to the attention of thousands of legitimate nationwide health club owners and health club members that franchised 24 hours clubs are offering amenities and availability that are not consistent with state, county and city laws and regulations.

Please check your current state laws and regulations. We have already researched this extensively and know a high percentage of states are not properly enforcing their laws and regulations in regards to 24 hour clubs.

SEVERAL STATES REQUIRE AN AED AND/OR CERTIFIED CPR STAFF ON DUTY AT A HEALTH CLUB AT ALL TIMES.

NEARLY ALL STATES REQUIRE A TRAINED OPERATOR FOR TANNING AT HEALTH CLUBS AT ALL TIMES TANNING IS AVAILABLE AND BEING USED.

NUMEROUS STATES REQUIRE STAFFING AT ALL TIMES A HEALTH CLUB IS OPEN OR AVAILABLE.

The risk for a person to have an emergency medical condition during exercise is ten times higher for those with heart disease risk factors.

Here are a few scenarios that could easily occur in a 24 hour club. Who would be liable with the current laws and regulations on the books?

1. A 24 hour club member has a heart attack in the middle of the night with no one else around. There is an AED on the wall but no one to use it. If the law states there is always to be an employee on the premises at all times for a health club, who is liable?

2. A 24 hour club member has a heart attack in the middle of the night with no one else around. There is an AED on the wall but no one to use it. If the law states there is always to be an AED/CPR certified employee on staff at all times, who is liable?

3. A 24 hour club member has a heart attack in the middle of the night and the only other person in the club is tanning. There is an AED on the wall but no one to use it. If the law states there is always to be an employee on staff at all times while tanning is being operated, who is liable?

This not only puts the 24 hour clubs at risk for liability, but also the state, couty and city entities requiring and enforcing these laws and regulations.

I personally witnessed a club member death at a health club that was totally unnecessary. The person was provided with excellent emergency treatment but the club did not have an AED on site. The AED was used later on the way to the hospital and they were revived but too much time had passed without oxygen to their brain.

I encourage you to go to the website www.bluemaumau.com and to the "Anytime Fitness or Snap Fitness" forum to read the feedback from the community in regards to these issues. It would be prudent to address these before situations occur to solicit lawsuits.

THE 24 HOURS CLUBS HAVE ADOPTED AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE OVER STAFFED CLUBS DUE TO THEIR CIRCUMVENTING LAWS AND REGULATIONS THAT SHOULD BE INFORCED FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE CONSUMERS.

I would only ask that you research this issue in regards to your state laws and regulations. Thank you for the courtesy.

Yours in health,

A Concerned Fitness Educator

PS. I am not a health club owner, investor, franchisee or employee. I am a concerned citizen who understands the risk of exercise, liability and cost of litigation.

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