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ATLANTANS GET FIT FOR '96 OLYMPICS; OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS LEAD WORLD'S LARGEST STEP CLASS FOR UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY

 ATLANTANS GET FIT FOR '96 OLYMPICS; OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS
 LEAD WORLD'S LARGEST STEP CLASS FOR UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY
 ATLANTA, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 2,500 steppers are expected to gather at the Lindbergh MARTA Station on Saturday, Oct. 10, to participate in the "World's Largest STEP Class."
 Stepping up the pace will be Olympians Nadia Comaneci, Bart Conner and 1992 Gold and Bronze medalist Angel Martino.
 "Step training is a great workout for Olympic champions and people who want to have fun and feel good physically," said Comaneci, five-time Gold medalist and international spokesperson for Sports Step, Inc.
 The "World's Largest STEP Class" is sponsored by Sports Step, the Atlanta-based manufacturer of the original adjustable STEP platform created for step training, and Star 94 FM and Hi-Fi Buys. A $12 registration fee for the class will benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Atlanta.
 According to 1984 Gold medalist Conner, who is known nationally for his charitable efforts with Special Olympics and MDA, "Events like the 'World's Largest' offer sports personalities and those who lead healthy lives a chance to give something back to an organization like United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Atlanta."
 Added Richard Boggs, president of Sports Step: "We are delighted to have Olympians such as Nadia, Bart and Angel lead 2,500 exercise enthusiasts to help those less fortunate. And we hope their involvement encourages the general public to follow a healthy lifestyle."
 Atlanta, recognized as the birthplace of the step training phenomenon that inspires more than 2.5 million to step each week, is quickly becoming America's sporting event town.
 "With the Olympics in 1996, the Super Bowl in 1994, the opening of the new Georgia Dome, and, of course, the National League Champion Atlanta Braves, sports enthusiasts are taking notice of the sports/fitness movement in Atlanta," said Boggs.
 The "World's Largest STEP Class," which begins at 10 a.m., rain or shine, will kick off a day-long celebration with activities to include a fitness festival featuring the latest in aerobic products and apparel, jump roping, rollerblading and local demonstration teams.
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