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Healthy Fitness Guru Worries about Effect of Illegal Steroids on Teenage Boys

Healthy Fitness Guru Worries about Effect of Illegal Steroids on Teenage Boys










New York, NY (PRWEB) November 16, 2005

According to the website of the Canadian Mounted Police, although Mexico is a notable supplier for diverted anabolic steroids, the majority of shipments that make their way to Canada do so through the United States. The under-reported result is that “Teenage boys on both sides of the border are falling victim to the lure of steroids,” says Anthony Ellis. “More victims in the war on drugs.”

Like many others, Ellis is concerned about America’s southern border crisis. Unlike others, however, his primary concern is neither immigration nor the trafficking of “hard core” substances like cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana. Ellis is focused on getting the word out that “steroids must be stopped, too.”

Ellis is the creator of Gaining Mass, a program designed to help people who have trouble gaining weight add lean muscle. The regimen puts the emphasis “on health, not magic pills,” says Ellis who has used the combination of diet, exercise and nutritional supplementation to transform his own body.

An Overwhelming Task

Ellis is sympathetic to the challenge of customs agents who enforce hundreds of laws for dozens of Federal agencies. “Steroids are just one of a growing list of contraband that overwhelmed inspectors are asked to flag,” he acknowledges. And although intercepting narcotics is a top priority, “Steroids get less attention than drugs like marijuana and cocaine.”

Once across the border, steroids are reaching younger consumers, and are especially attractive to teenage boys. “Young men who use steroids are at the greatest risk for serious side effects and problems,” Ellis says. “Because of their hormonal makeup, young boys who use steroids are cause irreversible damage to their health.”

Ellis points to data from the National Drug Intelligence Center’s National Drug Threat Assessment 2005. The report finds that in 2004 steroid use “fluctuated, but continued to rise overall among adolescents, ” says Ellis who notes, “On top of that, kids perception that using steroids is risky is dropping.” He calls it a crisis.

An Answer in Education

“I know what happens with steroids,” he says referring to a laundry list of mental and physical health problems associated with abuse of the drug. “And I know what’s possible without steroids. I also know that a key component to combating illegal steroid use is a program that provides the same results, without the risk.” Gaining Mass, he points out, was created “to work, not sell. But then I realized that what worked for me would work for other people, and I suddenly was able to turn my personal passion into my career.”

Based in nature not chemistry, Gaining Mass is written for beginners, but contains cutting-edge information that will benefit even the most experienced fitness follower. It’s appropriate for athletes trying to get their game on, for armchair quarterbacks who want to look and feel better and, says Ellis, “It’s for anyone who has ever felt the pain of being skinny and thought that illegal drugs were the only answer.”

More information on healthy training can be found at http://www.fastmusclegain.com

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PACE Fitness Adds Nutrition Program to Offer Health Clubs and Members a Total Wellness Package in Time for New Years

PACE Fitness Adds Nutrition Program to Offer Health Clubs and Members a Total Wellness Package in Time for New Years










Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2010

PACE Fitness has been marketing its hydraulic circuit training equipment to women’s fitness centers and coed health clubs for over 20 years. PACE has now joined with the Medical/Weight Management Industry’s leader in the development of weight management products to offer an extensive line of meal replacements and protein supplements which have been scientifically designed to meet the nutritional needs of the Low Calorie dieter just in time for New Year’s Resolution memberships.

PACE President Rande LaDue states, “We have always suggested our health club customers offer some type of nutrition program to their members, but up until this point, we have never offered anything. We are happy to introduce our comprehensive program to help facilitate faster results for members and increased profits for the clubs. Exercise alone is only half of the wellness equation; now our health customers can offer a complete package.”

“January is typically the busiest month of the year for health clubs; however, it is even busier for weight loss centers because of the intimidation factor. Overweight people typically are too intimidated to join conventional health clubs. Our non-intimidating hydraulic equipment has helped many clubs overcome this hurdle; however, without a nutrition program, clubs are not offering what these people want and need as well as missing out on a great deal of profit.”

“Simplicity has always been a key factor to the success of our hydraulic circuit program. The same holds true with our new nutrition program. Our turn-key start up package for clubs includes staff training, marketing and program manuals as well as a start up supply of products for immediate sales.”

PACE Nutrition products will be available direct to the consumer through its website pacefitnessandnutrition.com for those areas without a PACE club nearby.

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The Edge Fitness Clubs Announces NEW Club Opening!

The Edge Fitness Clubs Announces NEW Club Opening!










Derby, CT (PRWEB) May 11, 2011

The Edge Fitness Clubs announced it will open a brand new multi-million dollar facility at the former Staples store at 600 New Haven Av-enue, Derby, CT. The club will feature unique items such as an indoor turf area for athletic training, a space for functional training, a large spinning studio with fresh air and windows, and separate personal training areas throughout the club. The Edge Fitness Clubs is known for it’s group exercise offers. The new club will have several large studios that will offer a host of classes such as ZUMBA, Spinning, Kickboxing, Extreme Sports, Pilates, yoga and so much more! The Derby Edge will offer the latest in health club equipment; with individual television screens, heart rate monitors and ipod docking stations.

“We are excited about building this club,” says Vincent Sansone, company President. “Our current members have been requesting a in the valley area and we believe we have found a perfect space – access to route 34, convient to New Haven, Orange, Seymour and all of their surrounding towns”.

The Edge Fitness Clubs are high service facilities at a competitive price says Sansone. “Many clubs eliminate services in order to keep their prices low,” says Sansone. “We take the opposite approach, by offering more services and keeping our price reasonable we are able to please more members and keep them involved in fitness at The Edge longer”.

The Edge Fitness Clubs also offers one-on-one services like personal training, Pilates and specialty classes like TRX, Body Method and Kettlebell. Each new member to The Edge receives a complimentary personal training session so that they can acquaint themselves with the gym and develop a workout routine that will get them results.

The company will be announcing the club to its 50,000 members in its six clubs today and unveiling architectural plans to the public in the coming weeks. A fall 2011 opening date is projected.

“We are excited about being able to layout an exceptional world-class facility with state-of-the-art equipment,” says Sansone, “When it’s done, it will be a premier fitness club in a great community”.

This new location is part of The Edge Fitness Clubs, which are located in Fairfield, Stratford, Milford, Shelton, Norwalk and Greenwich, CT. Multi-club memberships are offered, giving members access to all locations

The new club will have approximately 40 employees including managers, personal trainers, Pilates instructors, babysitters, group exercise instructors, cleaning staff and customer service representatives.

For more information on the facility, please log onto http://www.theedgefitnessclubs.com.

Contact:    Nicole Falco

Phone:    203-273-0630

Website:    http://www.theedgefitnessclubs.com

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D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Help D.C. Youth Focus on Fitness

D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Help D.C. Youth Focus on Fitness











D.C. Council President Kwame Brown speaking to the children of the Boys & Girls Clubs and other guests.

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 19, 2011

Council Chairman Kwame Brown, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) celebrated the start of a new program to help D.C. youth live healthier through improved fitness and fun.

Chairman Brown shared his own words with the children at the event about the importance of being healthy and fit. Listen to the Kwame Brown’s audio clip.

Leah Lamb, the Chief Development Officer for BGCGW, Jenny Wallace, Women’s Leadership Committee Member, and Paul Alagero, Director of Corporate Relations for BGCGW, spoke on the benefits of reaching children and helping them to become healthier.

View the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington video.

Lamb led the day’s activities. She spoke about the partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs and CareFirst. The youth at the event joined in for a “thank you.”

Listen to Leah Lamb’s audio clip to hear her comments about the Boys & Girls Clubs’ partnership with CareFirst.

CareFirst presented a $ 75,000 check for the adoption of the Richard England Club House 14 and its goal to enrich the lives of boys and girls in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area. Since 2005, the BGCGW has received $ 223,500 in funding from CareFirst. Most notably is the BGCGW’s Adopt a Club campaign. CareFirst sponsors Clubhouse 14, in Ward 7.

Karen Dixon, AVP of Corporate Marketing Communications at CareFirst, spoke to the children during the presentation about CareFirst’s emphasis on health and wellness. Listen to Karen Dixon’s audio clip to hear her remarks.

Approximately 858 youth ages 6 to18 from low-income families will have access to a broad range of programs and services administered by BGCGW professional staff specifically trained to deal with this demographic group.

For 125 years, BGCGW has been a leader in youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances, and helping them develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

Founded in 1886, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) has been serving youth in the area for more than 125 years. The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington is ‘to help boys and girls of all backgrounds, especially those who need us most, build confidence, develop character and acquire the skills needed to become productive, civic-minded, responsible adults.’ BGCGW is one of the largest affiliates of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, currently operating 21 sites over a 75-miles radius from Fredericksburg, Virginia to Germantown, Maryland. Over 21,000 members attend the Clubs for activities, sports, and encouragement. For more information, visit http://www.bgcgw.org/.

About CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

In its 74th year of service, CareFirst, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health care company which, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to nearly 3.4 million individuals and groups in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. Through its CareFirst Commitment initiative and other public mission activities, CareFirst supports efforts to increase the accessibility, affordability, safety and quality of health care throughout its service areas. To learn more about CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, visit our Web site at http://www.carefirst.com or follow CareFirst news on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CareFirst_News.

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FitRewards Loyalty and Reward Program Now Offered at Trivantage Fitness Loft

FitRewards Loyalty and Reward Program Now Offered at Trivantage Fitness Loft










Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 7, 2006

TriVantage Fitness Loft of Houston announced today that it has introduced the “FitRewards” loyalty and reward program to all members of the club. “We were searching for an innovative way to make our membership experience more valuable, and to thank our members for their loyalty,” stated Johnny Shelby, President. “We’re are very excited to be the only club in the area to currently offer the FitRewards program.”

FitRewards is a free member-appreciation program that rewards club members for their ongoing participation at the club. Each time a member completes a qualifying event, that member will earn points that they can accumulate and redeem for brand-name gifts and club services.

Members earn points, for example, by improving their training zones, purchases in the multi-sport pro shop, referring a friend to enroll or attending a sport-specific training seminar. Members accumulate points in their online account, accessed via the club’s website, and redeem them online at their discretion after attaining point levels that match the gifts they want.

The program was developed specifically for the fitness industry. Until now, there hasn’t been any loyalty programs for health clubs that resemble programs like airline frequent-flyer miles. FitRewards meets that need and gives health clubs a way to thank loyal members.

TriVantage Fitness Loft, a Peak Center for Human Performance, is dedicated to providing innovative fitness testing and training services. TriVantage is different from most health clubs and services offered by personal trainers. TriVantage’s philosophy and programs are based on a strong, scientific foundation and are built to provide optimal training programs to meet the member’s specific sport goals.

Trivantage has something for everyone, at every level…custom programs designed for experienced and beginner athletes, and those interested in general fitness. For details, please contact Johnny Shelby or 713.621.7336.

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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 http://www.shopcorerhythms.com.

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Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association Adopts Crosstrainer Personal Fitness Management Software for Canada Wide Implementation in High Performance Programs.

Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association Adopts Crosstrainer Personal Fitness Management Software for Canada Wide Implementation in High Performance Programs.










(PRWEB) December 18, 2002

Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association Adopts Crosstrainer Personal Fitness Management Software for Canada Wide Implementation in High Performance Programs.

Partnership Ideal Match to Contribute to Increased Excellence of Canadian National Wrestling Team.

OTTAWA, CANADA, December 16, 2002 – Today the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association (CAWA) and Innovative Logic jointly announce a 2 year agreement to implement Crosstrainer Personal Fitness Management software throughout the entire wrestling organization. Multi user licenses of Crosstrainer will be provided to each of the thirteen national training centers and two high performance clubs that train national wrestlers. Also the National Program Director, National Office and several National Team athletes will receive Crosstrainer Personal Fitness Management software.

“We were very impressed with several features of the software right from the start,” said Greg Mathieu, Executive Director of the CAWA. “Our sport medicine and science team will be able to use the Wellness tracking and, of course, the Weigh-in profile for a weight based sport is very useful.”

Crosstrainer is a Canadian fitness and nutrition software product that is best known for its unique ability to set and track goals in combination with an athlete’s personal fitness and nutrition. The partnership will provide a platform to implement several upcoming features that are specifically of interest to organizations that would like to enhance their athlete excellence through increasing coach-to-athlete and coach-to-coach communication. Upcoming development will enable coaches to design training plans and share them with their athletes and each other. In this way National Coaches can design a training plan and an event schedule and share it with the athletes nationwide ensuring maximum efficiency and accuracy.

“We are very proud to have an organization as well respected as the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association as the first Canadian Sport Association to incorporate Crosstrainer,” says Marco Smits Director of Sales and Marketing of Innovative Logic. “Canadian wrestlers have been very successful over the last few years and we are excited to be part of the program and to contribute to increasing excellence of all wrestlers of the association”.

CAWA and Innovative Logic started their talks early this summer and have been working closely together to finalize the details of the partnership. Talks between other National Sport Organizations and Innovative Logic are also underway.

“We have been looking for an integrated program for quite some time. There is really nothing out there that compares,” added Mathieu. “After careful review we made our choice. There is a real demand, and Crosstrainer has risen to the challenge to fill that hole in the market and to support the needs of our sport organization. National sport bodies should find the Crosstrainer software a significant step up from legacy systems.”

“Innovative Logic looks forward to supporting Canada’s successful wrestling program in this critical two year period leading to the 2004 Olympic Games.” says Smits. “It is a great reward to help athletes pursuing and realizing podium performances at international competitions especially the Olympic Games”

About CAWA

The Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association (Wrestling Canada Lutte) is the national sport governing body for Olympic style wrestling in Canada and is responsible for Canada’s National Team which competes in the World Championships and major games. The association’s role is to encourage and develop the widest participation and highest proficiency in Olympic wrestling in Canada. Through the development of coaches, officials and administrators the association provides leadership to the sport and enables the provincial/territorial affiliates to coordinate programs and activities in their jurisdictions.

About Innovative Logic

Innovative Logic Corporation ignited the fitness software industry in 1992 with Crosstrainer and has since maintained its reputation as a respected player in the field. Innovative Logic is committed to bringing the best fitness software experience to athletes, exercise enthusiasts, educators and consumers around the world through its innovative software and internet holdings.

For additional information visit: http://www.crosstrainer.ca


Press Contact:

Tammy Warner

Innovative Logic Corporation

Voice: 613-284-0647

Fax: 613-284-8204

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CHEO Charity Car Wash and Event at Free Form Fitness

CHEO Charity Car Wash and Event at Free Form Fitness










Kanata, Ontario (PRWEB) August 3, 2007

Free Form Fitness in Kanata will be proudly hosting a CHEO Charity Car Wash and Event on Saturday August 11th from 12 to 4 p.m. They are looking for the community of Kanata and the surrounding areas to take part in this event to make it a success. The Kanata fitness club is constantly looking for ways to be involved in the community and see this event as an excellent occasion to organize another opportunity to do just that.

The event will be held in the parking lot of the Free Form Fitness at 4043 Carling Ave which is near March Rd in Kanata (beside Local Heroes). Max Keeping will be in attendance around 3:30 p.m. to say a few words in support of the charity that he is such a great supporter of.

Entertainment will be provided by a very popular Ottawa band — The Eric Eggleston Band. The event will also feature a free BBQ, many fun games and more than $ 2,000.00 in prizes to be raffled off to the public in attendance. The prizes were generously donated by local business in the area as well as Free Form Fitness is donating year memberships, personal training packages and registrations to their brand new 10 week program called the Total Body Challenge that begins September 1st. All proceeds from the car wash as well as the raffle tickets are going to CHEO to help out the kids that are in need.

As well, Free Form Fitness will be donating 10% of the sales of all gym memberships on this day at the event to this worthwhile cause. The day will be finishing off with a recreational volleyball tournament at 4:00pm at Local Heroes next door. Call Free Form Fitness at 613-270-0501 to register to join a team yourself or with a friend.

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Health Trends Guide Reveals Latest Fitness, Nutrition, Yoga, Obesity, Diabetes, Aging & Wellness Trends For 2012 and Beyond

Health Trends Guide Reveals Latest Fitness, Nutrition, Yoga, Obesity, Diabetes, Aging & Wellness Trends For 2012 and Beyond













Leslie Nolen, Author


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 26, 2011

The instantly useful Health and Wellness Insider’s Guide to Durable Trends, Fleeting Fads & Innovative Ideas provides a health trends roadmap for every wellness sector: fitness, nutrition, yoga and mind-body trends, conventional, complementary and alternative healthcare trends, obesity and diabetes management, and longevity and aging trends. It illuminates the most significant opportunities and challenges facing health and wellness businesses, practitioners and investors, says author Leslie Nolen, president of The Radial Group.

Readers describe the report as:

“profoundly accurate”

“a crystal ball for the future of health and wellness, with the solid research and analysis to back it up”

“a wellness roadmap full of resources and information, with its finger on the pulse”

“a wealth of great, practical information”

Available worldwide in paperback, Kindle or PDF versions, this unique wellness trends guide spans the entire health and wellness spectrum, from fitness, nutrition and yoga to healthcare, diabetes, obesity and aging.

Unlike expensive and dry statistical reports, Nolen says the Health and Wellness Insider’s Guide is “Designed to be instantly actionable for health and wellness executives, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and investors plus media and marketing professionals”:

Special features include:

1. A detailed trend checklist of crucial developments in fitness, nutrition, mind-body practices, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), healthcare and medicine, obesity and diabetes, and longevity and aging

2. A four-page Buzzword List which gives practitioners instant explanations of the latest terminology and jargon

3. Discussion of eight emerging convergence trends like “healthy skepticism” and “Lifestyle Change 2.0” which are shaping the future for all health and wellness businesses and practitioners

4. Three proprietary models – the Health & Wellness Continuum, Dimensions of Health & Wellness and Health & Wellness Toolbox – which provide a new foundation for understanding the health and wellness interest as a whole

Then, each individual trend chapter leads with a “Big Picture” summary followed by detailed strategic insights and discussion for the eight sectors of health and wellness:

1. Consumer health and wellness trends

2. Fitness, exercise and physical activity

3. Nutrition, food and healthful eating

4. Yoga and other mind-body practices

5. Complementary & alternative medicine

6. Conventional medicine & healthcare

7. Obesity & diabetes

8. Longevity, aging & older adults

Nolen concludes with a discussion of seven guiding principles that will shape health and wellness futures for 2012 and beyond.

About Leslie Nolen

Leslie Nolen is a nationally-known expert on the art and science of selling health and wellness and president of The Radial Group. Her Health and Wellness Business Advisor and WebSavvy column reach thousands of health and wellness businesses monthly and she is a source for national media including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Fortune.

About The Radial Group – The Health & Wellness Business Experts

The Radial Group publishes the free Health & Wellness Business Advisor and provides consulting, marketing and content exclusively for health and wellness businesses.

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