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December 4, 2012
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Do you have friends with benefits?

SNOWMASS VILLAGE - The Snowmass Village Recreation Center is offering a package of incentives for existing and new members aimed at increasing class attendance and membership.

The program, called "Friends with Benefits," launched late last week and offers two incentives. The first allows members to have a friend join them for a class or workout for just $5, through Jan. 1. The other, Refer a Friend Pass, offers members either a free month extension to their membership or free registration for a class if they refer three friends to a membership, punch pass, or full class or league before Jan. 1.

According to a statement, in a community survey sent out to members in August, 66 percent of respondents said they had yet to utilize the center's fitness classes, pool, leagues or summer camps.

Recreation specialist Jocelyn Ritti said the incentives were created to increase interest in those offerings, but also to get new people in the door.

"I don't think people know that (the recreation center is) open to everybody," Ritti said of why some people haven't visited the facility yet.


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The Aspen Times Updated Dec 4, 2012 04:01PM Published Dec 4, 2012 03:57PM Copyright 2012 The Aspen Times. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.