/R E P E A T/ - A cure for inactive youth: video games to make you sweat! Canada's First Youth Interactive Gym to open its 7th location- in GUELPH!

    GUELPH, ON, Nov. 15 /CNW/ - The cure for inactive kids is now coming to
Guelph! Bulldog Interactive Fitness for youth is spreading across North
America, with the newest "Doghouse" celebrating its Grand Opening on November
17th and 18th. Guelph resident Bobbi Hayes is opening the seventh franchise of
Bulldog Interactive Fitness in GUELPH, Ontario -- a 10,000 square foot
facility that focuses on getting kids in shape by combining exercise with
their favourite activity: playing video games. Using interactive video games,
personalized programs and equipment specifically designed for youth, Bulldog
helps kids become active and fit.
    With the drastic rise in childhood obesity and inactivity in youth, this
busy Foster Parent and mother of four chose to take action. Tired of reading
statistics of the growing epidemic of overweight and obese kids and worried
about the health of her own four children, she decided to open Bulldog's
seventh fitness facility designed exclusively for youth.
    "As an active parent in the school system, and a Foster Parent, I am
keenly aware that there are no options for kids to take part in physical
activities -especially in an environment that focuses on self-esteem and
safety.", remarks Bobbi as she sits with Holly Bond, owner and creator of
Bulldog Interactive Fitness. This busy entrepreneur understands the concept of
convenience too. "Parents can just drop their kids off and go do their
errands. They can rest assured that when they leave their children at our
facility, we will cater to every child and make them feel special."
    Members and guests can bust-a-move on video dance machines, cycle live
against other Bulldog members in other parts of the world, or climb to the top
of Mt. Everest on the rotating climbing wall. The state-of-the-art youth
circuit equipment is designed just for youth, and so are the certified youth
trainers that are on the floor supervising at all times. Bulldog has programs
designed to offer first-class programs for children aged 3 right on up to the
teens/tweens. Birthday parties are a huge hit - it's the newest and most fun
party spot in town! They even have programs to assist schools and groups with
their fundraising!
    Bulldog Guelph is designed to unleash energy, creativity, fun, and
socialization skills while assisting in the development of self-esteem and
confidence. "We created Bulldog to help kids develop a healthy self-esteem and
the results have been amazing! We work on their self-esteem and a by-product
of this is that they lose weight if they need to, they develop muscle tone,
their school grades go up, they sleep better - the list of benefits is long! -
but self-esteem is really what Bulldog is all about. It is the key to
everything in life" says President and Founder Holly Bond.

    Location:                259 Grange Road, Guelph (Main intersection:
                             Grange and Victoria)
    Open House:              Saturday, November 17th and Sunday,
                             November 18th from 10am to 5pm.
    Official Ribbon Cutting: November 17 at 11am SHARP

    About Bulldog: Bulldog Interactive Fitness For Youth was established in
2005 in Nova Scotia and is the first interactive fitness facility for youth in
North America. This fitness chain has been recently featured in Chatelaine
Magazine, CBC News World, Canada AM and the Globe and Mail. The franchise
currently has 7 locations open in Canada and 2 more opening in January.
Florida will open in January 2008.

For further information:

For further information: Bobbi Hayes, Franchisee, Bulldog Interactive
Fitness(R), (519) 836-3838, Bobbi@bulldoginteractivefitness.com; Holly Bond,
President/Founder, Bulldog Interactive Fitness(R), cell (902) 452-5205,

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