[intro music] Joining us is Dan Majerle. Dan, what’s the first thing that strikes you about this new LA Fitness club? DAN: Ah, just the atmosphere. I mean, it’s nice. You
walk in, uh…and you see all the machines, all the weights…uh… And I know as a professional athlete that uh, it was
big in my career to lift and to stay strong. So when other people are around and the atmosphere’s good, it makes
you want to work out, it makes you push yourself. Just walking in here today makes me want to get uh,
my sweat stuff on and to work out also. So that’s a big component for these kind of places, that
you have other people who are gonna push you. INTERVIEWER: There’s a lot of people that come in here
that are both aspiring athletes and recreational athletes. What advice can you give them about their physical conditioning so they can
continue to adapt and grow and enjoy the sports that they love? DAN: Well, I think it starts with nutrition. You gotta
take yourself, uh, take care of yourself that way. And then you gotta fall into a routine where you’re
coming in every day and making yourself better whether that’s stretching or core work or trying to get stronger. Uh, it not only makes you a better athlete, but it makes you feel
better about yourself, and you’ll be able to perform a whole lot better. [music playing] INTERVIEWER: How do you feel people can benefit from joining organized athletic programs? DAN: Well, first of all, it keeps you active. And
I don’t think there’s a better sport than basketball, uh… …to stay active, to get your heart rate up, to get good exercise.
To play a team sport doesn’t cost a lot of money. Grab a ball, come down to your LA Fitness where you’re
a member and get your friends together and play five-on-five. It’s good exercise, so to get out and to
be able to compete is always fun.