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SGMA RELEASE:

AGE 55+ - THEY KEEP ON TICKING!

NORTH PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – June 10, 2003 –
America's seniors are participating in a wide variety of sports and athletic activities. According to SGMA International's recent analysis of the Superstudy® of Sports Participation, low-impact fitness activities and casual outdoor recreation are the most popular activities among older adults.. Most Popular Sports for Seniors Based on Frequent Participation (Age 55+ and older) Activity Year 2002 1. Fitness Walking (100+ days/year) --- 6,515,000 2. Stretching (100+ days/year) --- 4,107,000 3. Treadmill Exercise (100+ days/year) --- 3,887,000 4. Golf (25+ days/year) --- 3,646,000 5. Freshwater Fishing (15+ days/year) --- 1,903,000 6. Recreational Vehicle Camping (15+ days/year) --- 1,736,000 7. Free Weights: Hand Weights (100+ days/year) --- 1,735,000 8. Bowling (25+ days/year) --- 1,725,000 9. Day Hiking (15+ days/year) --- 1,545,000 10. Weight/Resistance Machines --- (100+ days/year) 1,513,000 11. Stationary Cycling: Upright Bike [Regular] (100+ days/year) --- 1,298,000 12. Abdominal Machine/Device (100+ days/year) --- 1,185,000 13. Free Weights: Dumbbells (100+ days/year) --- 1,040,000 14. Running/Jogging (100+ days/year) --- 870,000 15. Calisthenics (100+ days/year) --- 827,000 This information has been abstracted from the Superstudy® on Sports Participation conducted by American Sports Data, Inc., which monitors more than 100 sports and fitness activities. The Superstudy® on Sports Participation can be purchased at http://www.sgma.com/reports/2003/report1053547030-25195.html SGMA International, owner of The Super Show®, is the global business trade association of manufacturers, retailers and marketers in the sports products industry. SGMA International fosters industry growth and advances members' interests through market research, communications, public policy, sports promotion, and international business development programs. Information on SGMA International can be found at http://www.sgma.com/overview.html # # # http://www.sgma.com/press/2003/press1055773958-12838.html +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ CONTACT INFORMATION: Mike May Director Communications SGMA INTERNATIONAL 200 Castlewood Drive North Palm Beach, FL 33408 USA T: (561)-840-1165 F: (561)-863-8984 Website: www.sgma.com

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