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Center for Talent Retention Publishes 40+% Reduction in Turnover Case Study

Center for Talent Retention Publishes 40+% Reduction in Turnover Case Study

Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 6, 2006

In less than six months, GoodLife Fitness in partnership with the Center for Talent Retention reduced GoodLife’s new hire sales workforce turnover by more than 40%! Employee turnover in fitness clubs is typically similar to the extremely high turnover experienced in the retail and hospitality industries. “In some ways high turnover was accepted as an undesirable cost of doing business” says Dave McLean, former Chief People Officer of GoodLife Fitness. But that answer was not good enough for the Talent Obsessed Culture that McLean developed with a solid strategy and best practice tools and solutions developed and supported by the Center for Talent Retention.

Kim Egan, Chief Development Leader for the Center for Talent Solutions, Inc. comments, “GoodLife Fitness is an energetic group of people who when equipped with best practice tools and solutions and developed their managers’ capabilities to retain their employees were able to accomplish amazing turnover reduction goals!”

The complete Situation, Multiple Retention Solutions, Results and Key Learnings are described in the new publication of the Center for Talent Retention’s “GoodLife Fitness Case Study”. You can request to have a free copy emailed to you by clicking on this link:

About the Center for Talent Solutions, Inc.

The Center for Talent Solutions is at the forefront of connecting employee results to business performance and can show how an organization’s ability to engage, retain, and build talent can impact their market competitiveness.

The Center for Talent Solutions operating divisions – Center for Talent Retention, Center for Talent Management, and Center for Knowledge Management are the leading experts on “taking action” to increase human capital results. They offer a full range of products, services, and best practice solutions guaranteed to equip your organization, managers, HR professionals, and work groups to take action to make a real impact on organization results by bringing together the best talent practices needed to attract, engage, build, leverage, and retain employees. They are known in the industry as an elite partner equipping companies like: General Electric, Becton Dickinson, Ball Corporation, ADP, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, BMC Software, John Deere, The Home Depot, and McDonalds to increase business performance through people.


Cindy Mustful


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Free Audio Books Every Month with Simply Audiobooks’ ‘Free Download of the Month’ Program

Free Audio Books Every Month with Simply Audiobooks’ ‘Free Download of the Month’ Program

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 7, 2006

Whoever said ‘you can’t get something for nothing’ never visited North America’s largest online source for audio books announced today it is giving away a free downloadable audio book every month, beginning with the autobiography of GoodLife Fitness Club CEO, David Patchell-Evans’ “Living the GoodLife.”

The Free Download of the Month program offers Simply Audiobooks members and non-members a featured audio book free each month for an indefinite period of time.

“Our goal is to make audio books easily accessible to anyone who enjoys reading, but can no longer find time to fit it into their schedules,” said Kathryn Kennedy with the Simply Audiobooks business development team. “Multitaskers are particularly attracted to downloading audiobooks as it is the most time-efficient and convenient means of accessing the books they want to read.”

This month’s free download, “Living the GoodLife” was written and narrated by the founder and CEO of Canada’s largest fitness company. A platinum member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies list, and Canadian Business’ Most Innovative Executive of 2005, Patchell- Evans offers helpful tips on diet, exercise and healthy living while chronicling his business and personal story. The audio book features an exclusive interview foreword with respected Canadian journalist, Jim Reed (not available in print version).

Simply Audiobooks also offers free content through podcasts, thanks to a partnership recently formed with AudioFile Magazine, the only subscription magazine devoted exclusively to audio books. The magazine’s “Audiopolis” audio book reviews are available as free podcasts hosted on the Simply Audiobooks web site.

Through its AudioFile partnership, Simply Audiobooks is also giving away a free download exclusively to its members. Simply Audiobooks subscribers will receive a free copy of AudioFile Magazine’s digital edition (PDF format), simply by providing their email address and verifying their account.

About Simply Audiobooks

Simply Audiobooks is North America’s top audio book source, offering the most comprehensive range of online services with unlimited rentals, sales and direct downloads. Launched in 2003, the company was the first to provide an unlimited rental model for audio books on CD, with free direct-to-door delivery and no due dates or late fees. Simply Audiobooks now offers audio books on tape or CD for purchase, as well as direct downloads in open-standard WMA files. The company has offices in Toronto, Buffalo and Las Vegas. For more information visit

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Just in time for New Year’s Resolutions, Tara Meyer-Robson Announces a 40 Day Transformation Challenge Designed to Totally Transform Lives!

Just in time for New Year’s Resolutions, Tara Meyer-Robson Announces a 40 Day Transformation Challenge Designed to Totally Transform Lives!


Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) December 31, 2007

Just in time to allow people to truly succeed in their New Year’s resolutions, Tara Meyer-Robson, author of The Flow: 40 Days to Total Life Transformation and creator of The Flow System, announces the launch of her new 40 Day Transformation Challenge. Designed to help every person finally succeed in their goals for 2008, the Transformation Challenge truly breaks new ground with its revolutionary approach.

Whether an individual desires a better love life, more success and prosperity, better health and wellbeing, improved physical fitness, breaking negative habits, or any other personal goal or dream, the 40 Day Transformation Challenge will allow participants to have everything necessary to finally achieve the life of their dreams.

“There is no reason for anyone to feel like a failure or to not succeed in their personal goals in 2008. The Flow System helps people identify the real reason for their issues – which is always negative thoughts and beliefs – and then takes each person through a comprehensive, totally personalized process that assures that each individual will succeed in achieving their goals – whatever their goals are,” Tara Meyer-Robson says, “The Flow 40 Day Transformation Challenge provides all the tools necessary for anyone to succeed in any New Year’s resolutions they might have.”

As part of the 40 Day Transformation Challenge, participants will be guided by the ground-breaking Flow System, which features two revolutionary tests that will take each participant through the process of creating a completely individualized action plan that works for the way that each person thinks and learns new information. The first test is the ”Flow Factor Test,” which identifies in which of seven areas of life, or ”Stations,” the participant has negative underlying programming that is causing him or her repetitive patterns, difficulty, or disease. Based on the participant’s test results, he or she is directed to specific workbook sections designed to identify which beliefs are causing the issues, understand where they came from, and be given a specific ‘retuning statement’ to retune the participant’s mind and life into the life of his or her dreams.

The second test, called the ”Reality Type Test,” identifies how each participant learns new information in the easiest way. Using these test results coupled with the specific retuning statements chosen by the participant, he or she will choose four ”Reality Type” exercises to do for 40 days (called the ”4 for 40”), thus retuning the individual’s mind into the life that is desired – and breaking the negative habits, patterns, and issues that have been an ongoing problem, possibly for an entire lifetime.

“The 4 for 40 program is the cornerstone of the system because it allows people to custom-design an action plan that is not only suited to their particular issues, it is also designed to use their personal strengths to make life-transformation simple for the individual,” author Tara Meyer-Robson reveals, “After all, your mind doesn’t work the same way as anyone else’s, so shouldn’t your personal improvement program be designed in a way that works just for you?”

The result of this completely personalized system is that each participant will feel like there is a life, success, and wellness coach working with him or her to create a custom-designed program that truly works.

By signing up for the challenge on December 31st or January 1st, participants will be given access to not only the ground-breaking Flow System, but will also be given free online support, e-books, weekly motivational pod casts, and much more, allowing the perfect support environment to keep participants motivated to succeed. Further, the system makes everything so simple, participants will be able to do all of the exercises without disrupting their normal daily routine. Backed by years of research, this challenge and The Flow System is certain to help anyone succeed in making 2008 the life of their dreams!

To find out more and sign up for the 40 Day Transformation Challenge, go to

To listen to Tara’s radio show about the Challenge, go to

For a review copy of The Flow: 40 Days to Total Life Transformation, or to interview Tara Meyer-Robson about New Year’s resolutions, personal success, alternative healing, or life transformation, contact The Flow Enterprises at 877-855-FLOW (3569).

About Tara Meyer-Robson:

Tara Meyer-Robson is an emerging new voice in the field of life transformation and personal growth. She is CEO and Creative Director of The Flow, a company dedicated to helping individuals, companies, and health care organizations achieve success and wellness with ease. Her first book, The Flow: 40 Days to Total Life Transformation, released in late September 2007, and has already received rave reviews from readers whose lives have been transformed by using the system. The Flow has also been nominated for a 2007 EVVY award and a 2007 Foreword award in the categories of self-help/personal growth and mind/body/spirit.

Tara brings her unique voice and sense of humor to everything that she does, breaking down difficult concepts in a way that is easy to understand, completely engaging, and        enjoyable to learn about. It is her authentic love of people and desire to help others achieve their best that drives her, and this authenticity comes across in everything that she does.

Once given an award for being a “Woman with a Mission,” it is now her mission to reach out and teach as many people as possible how to create amazing, healthy, struggle-free lives.

Tara has consulted and conducted seminars and life transformation workshops on a national basis for healthcare organizations, associations, hotels and spas, and companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 to small businesses. She is currently creating life transformation retreats with the Amelia Island Plantation; the first retreat is set for late January 2008.

In addition, Tara’s new radio show Getting in The Flow with Tara: Life Transformation Served Up Weekly gives listeners real ways to transform their lives. Listen to her show on GoodLife Radio…radio for inspired living at

For more information about Tara and The Flow system, contact her on the web at


Tara Meyer-Robson

(877)855-FLOW (3569)

Charlene Murphy

GoodLife Media



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Core Rhythms Co-Creator and Leading Authority of Dance Fitness to Appear on QVC

Core Rhythms Co-Creator and Leading Authority of Dance Fitness to Appear on QVC

Santee, CA (PRWEB) July 1, 2009

Internationally acclaimed Ballroom dance champion, Jaana Kunitz, is scheduled to appear on QVC live Friday, July 3rd between 12pm and 1pm. Jaana will give viewers a first-hand look at Core Rhythms®, her hot Latin dance exercise program, as she leads a class on air. Fans will be able to call in, speak to Jaana and purchase the DVD set.

Core Rhythms, produced by DV Creations, incorporates Latin dance drills into an exercise program that helps burn fat and sculpt beautiful bodies. In one workout, participants can do more than 5,000 standing crunches – more than the crunching actions in 29 competitive dance routines. Jaana and her partner, competitive ballroom dance champion Julia Powers, created Core Rhythms based on their own personal fitness regimes. The dynamic workouts are based on rhythmic motion and are reported to boost self-esteem and offer beginner or advanced fitness enthusiasts a sense of energy renewal, while reducing stress and weight.

Jaana Kunitz is one of the most televised Latin dancers in the world. Her appearances include PBS “Championship Ballroom Dancing”, NBC Dancesport series, Goodlife TV, ESPN, Ole Suzanna, as well as the hit movie “Dance With Me” starring Vanessa Williams. Jaana is also an ACE certified Fitness instructor making her one of the leading authorities in dance fitness today. For more information about the Core Rhythms program, visit


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Pring Escape, Monterey Style: New Girls’ Goodlife Getaway

Pring Escape, Monterey Style: New Girls’ Goodlife Getaway

Monterey County, CA (PRWEB) February 4, 2005

This spring, grab the girls and go coastal! Renew and recharge with spiked-up spa treatments, outback equestrian romps, two-for-one golf lessons or a rejuvenating cruise along the world-famous 17-Mile Drive in a classic 1929 Model A reproduction. New: Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s “Girls’ Goodlife Getaway” package features discounts at 24 area hotels and resorts with value-added deals on sports, spas, wine and culinary adventures throughout the region. Available March 1 through April 30, 2005, the “Girls’ Goodlife Getaway” package can be reserved now at

Tapping into the booming trend in female-only travel, this sybaritic sojourn along California’s classic corridor packs plenty of punch. Slip into a complimentary Monterey Sea Salt Aroma Bath, ponder the local Pinot Noirs with a crafty Wine Tasting Survival Kit or dice it up via a two-for-one culinary course certain to launch the next Food Network star. Created to seduce every sense, the Girls’ Goodlife Getaway is the ultimate Rx for women seeking a respite.

Affordable Escapes

Stay and save at 24 participating hotels and resorts ranging from classic Victorian inns to four-star ocean-front properties. Depending upon dates, rates start as low as $ 49.00/night (Carmel River Inn). More than seven hotels offer guestrooms for under $ 100.00/night. For a complete listing of hotel properties visit the “Girls’ Goodlife Getaway” package at

Indulgence on a Dime

Pampering Hits a High Note/Spas Lounge in the luxury surroundings of the newly-renovated Spa at Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley’s legendary retreat offering plush poolside treatment cabanas surrounding a soothing sun-drenched pool. From the signature Epicurean Facial to Quail’s LaStone River Rock Massage, the resort ensures guests check in and check out fully renewed. Deal: With every 50-minute massage receive a complimentary 30-minute Monterey Bay Seaweed Wrap.

Oceanfront, visitors can slip in and chill down to the sounds of the sea while melting away at the top-notch Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa located on historic Cannery Row. View the world – and a few whales – from the stunning penthouse spa facilities and rooftop sun deck with fireplace. Deal: With every 50-minute spa treatment receive a complimentary 25-minute Monterey Grape Seed Tea Bath.

Certain to swell every sense, Monterey’s Spa on the Plaza is the stop for a plethora of creative treatments mastered by owners Roy and Camille Malcolm. From serenity wraps to freeze dried masks tackling those delicate zones, the 6,000 sq. ft. sanctuary is buzzing with bliss. Deal: With every 50-minute spa treatment receive a complimentary Monterey Sea Salt Aromatherapy Bath.

Energia Body Centre at Del Monte Shopping Center is stop for fitness buffs who enjoy pumping up and pampering in one stop. Deal: With every 50-minute massage receive a complimentary Monterey Bay Sea Salt Scrub and free day pass to the fitness center.

Wine and Culinary Adventures

From the new River Road winetasting trek to the cache of boutique wineries popping up in Carmel Valley, winetasting in Monterey County is nothing short of world-class. Kick off the adventure with a visit to A Taste of Monterey, one of the County’s top tasting and retail stores stashed along Cannery Row. Deal: Two-for-one winetasting and one complimentary Wine Country Survival Kit to kick off the road trip. Kit includes a six-pack airplane wine carrier to pack those gems home, Monterey Wine Country Map & Guide and travel wine opener.

Kick it up in the kitchen with a stint at the Culinary Center of Monterey, location for a variety of day courses in a state of the art “Dream Kitchen.” Learn the art of grilling and marinades, beer food, entertaining with ease or cooking for a romantic rendezvous from classically trained chefs. Deal: Two-for-one cooking class. Restrictions and black-out dates apply.

The armchair oenophile can cash in on a regional wine, culinary or agricultural tour and leave the driving to a pro with Ag Venture Tours, one of Monterey County’s top tour operators. Deal: With every half- or full-day tour receive one bottle of Monterey County wine and two wine glasses (per twosome).

Sports and Travel Persuits

Ladies, start your engines! Wind the day away as the sun sizzles into the Pacific with a soothing cruise in a classic 1929 Model A reproduction along the stunning 17-Mile Drive, or hit high gear on a progressive shopping spree from antiquing in Moss Landing to gallery hopping in Carmel Valley. Rev up and recharge in that dream car for a day via Monterey Rent-a-Roadster. Deal: Rent a 1929 Model A Ford Roadster reproduction for two hours and receive the third hour free.

Annie Oakleys meet their match at Holman Ranch, a lush 400-acre retreat tucked deep within Carmel Valley. Once the locale for social parties and Hollywood’s elite, the ranch now offers a gracious equestrian center and event setting certain to blow the hooves off any horse lover. Deal: Two-for-one Hopalong Cassidy one-hour trail ride.

Ranked the top golf destination in the nation, Monterey County puts a new spin on “green with envy” and is a haven for the growing force of female golfers taking to the tees. Soothe your groove and hammer down that handicap at three of the region’s key golf courses including the 72-par Bayonet & 72-par Blackhorse Golf Club. Deal: Tap into top-ranked LPGA instructor Katherine Nino for a two-for-one one-hour golf lesson.

Located on the 4,366-acre “Canada de le Segunda,” Rancho Canada Golf Club tees up with two 18-hole, 72-par courses graced with gently rolling broad to needle narrow fairways framed by the Santa Lucia Mountains. Challenging play awaits the avid golfer as courses traverses Carmel Valley River in a tapestry of traps and tribulations. Deal: Two-for-one one-hour golf lesson.

Visitor Information

Monterey County is located 120 miles/192 km south of San Francisco and 345 miles/552 km north of Los Angeles along the classic California corridor. The region boasts 99 miles of prime Pacific Coastline, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, three historic missions, 45,000 acres of premium vineyards, 25 golf courses and 250+ accommodations. Monterey County includes the Monterey Peninsula, Big Sur, North County and the Salinas Valley. For a free copy of the Monterey County Travel & Meeting Planner or to book the Monterey “Girls’ Goodlife Getaway” package, visit or contact the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 888/221-1010.

Editor Note:     

Monterey County is an equal opportunity travel destination. Men welcome on all “Goodlife” packages.

“Girls’ Goodlife Getaway” Images:

Contact: Koleen Hamblin/KOLI Communications    

800/487-9057; [email protected]

Julie Armstrong/Monterey County CVB

831/657-6405; [email protected]    

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Active Aging Week Promotes Quality of Life for Seniors

Active Aging Week Promotes Quality of Life for Seniors

(PRWEB) September 15, 2004

Millions of older adults suffer from chronic illness that can be prevented or improved through regular exercise, yet more than a third of adults over age 65 remain inactive. This month, an alliance of wellness organizations is setting out to change that fact.

The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), with the support of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, has joined forces with Lady of America and Jazzercise, Inc. to bring free fitness classes and health information to older adults for the second annual Active Aging Week. The international observance, held Sept. 27 through Oct. 3, will team fitness and wellness facilities that cater to the senior population with local fitness instructors to offer seniors free fitness classes and workouts.

Hundreds of facilities are currently scheduled to participate in the second annual Active Aging Week, including Lady of America, with 760 locations, and Goodlife Fitness Clubs, with 80-plus locations in Canada. This includes 10 Lady of America and Ladies Work Express facilities in the Tampa Bay Area. Add to this aggressive promotional campaigns, including statewide initiatives in Texas and in New South Wales, Australia, and the message of active aging is sure to reach more than 1 million older adults this year.

“As people get older, they’re frequently told what they can’t do. But the truth is, you’re never too old to become physically active,” says Judi Sheppard Missett, Jazzercise founder and CEO. “Often, the physical frailty attributed to aging results from under use, rather than wear and tear. Our goal is to help people understand the advantages of regular exercise and provide fun and simple ways for them to get active and stay active.”

Betsy Rutkowski, Director and Owner of Lady of America, encourages adults ages 50 and older to take part in these activities. “At any age, you can enjoy a better quality of life and health by being physically active,” says Rutkowski.

Apart from increasing energy, strength and self-esteem, regular exercise also helps to maintain mental capacity and aid in the management of debilitating conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes and osteoporosis. For older adults in particular, this translates into increased independence, with exercise helping to increase strength and flexibility and lower risk for disease.

“Many people still don’t realize that physical inactivity is contributing to a number of the chronic diseases affecting older adults, including heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure,” says Colin Milner, International Council on Active Aging CEO. “We want to spread the word that there are simple steps we can all take to improve the health of older generations.”

More information about these activities is available by calling Lady of America at (727)843-8288. This facility is located at 5213 US Highway 29, New Port Richey, FL.


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