Long Term Gym Memberships Now a Thing of the Past

Long Term Gym Memberships Now a Thing of the Past










Brisbane, Australia (PRWEB) June 2, 2007

Every year hundreds of thousands of people find themselves locked into a contract with their gym or health club, having to pay costly membership fees for a service they no longer require.

Transfermymembership.com is an innovative website developed to assist people wishing to trade unwanted gym memberships.

Fitness Expert/Personal Trainer and founder Mr. Ryan O’Neal recognized considerable demand for a common place where the ownership of unwanted gym/ health club or golf club memberships could be transferred. Mr. O’Neal stated, “Many people buy into a health club contract and for a variety of reasons, they’re unable to fulfill the length of the contract with the health club facility.”

Transfermymembership.com provides consumers from the USA, UK and Australia the opportunity to subscribe to a gym in a more flexible manner than is currently available. For example, if an individual subscribes to a gym and finds that the gym doesn’t exactly fit their exercise interest, or if their financial situation changes throughout the membership they are able to use the website to trade the length of their remaining gym membership to another owner.

The increased transferability of memberships enabled by Transfermymembership.com not only provides greater flexibility for the consumer but will also enhance a health club’s ability to attract members whose future is uncertain. Mr. O’Neal explains “Transfermymembership.com can be effectively used by health clubs as a selling tool, as it enables them to more easily sell yearly memberships to patrons who are concerned about being locked into an annual contract. At present many people shy away from month to month memberships because of the hefty membership fees involved with subscribing in this manner.”

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Fifth Annual Long Island Festival & Walk For Mental Health Set For September 17th

Fifth Annual Long Island Festival & Walk For Mental Health Set For September 17th










LONG ISLAND, NY (PRWEB) August 9, 2006

The fifth annual “Long Island Festival & Walk for Mental Health” is scheduled for Sunday, September 17 at 1:00 p.m. The “Walk for Mental Health” is the only event of its kind that is intended solely to raise awareness of mental illness and the consequences of its stigma instead of raising funds. Participants represent many community members, mental health organizations, professional associations, parent groups, individuals and families. Long Island columnist Ed Lowe is Master of Ceremonies as Long Islanders walk to Stamp Out Stigma of Mental Illness.

Those wishing to participate in the “Walk” will gather at the Huntington Post Office on Gerard Street by 12:30. Master of Ceremonies will be the famous Long Island columnist Ed Lowe, who is currently writing for the Long Island Press. He will lead the “Walkers” as they proceed to Huntington’s Heckscher Park. At the park, there will be an exciting festival with an art show, music, food and plenty of exhibits to encourage the walk’s anti-stigma message. There is also an exciting “Kids Corner” that includes an abundance of fun, entertainment and prizes for all.

The festival and walk is coordinated each year by the “Long Island Festival & Walk for Mental Health,” a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that is committed to raising awareness about mental health issues. The organization began with a group of individuals came together to encourage an anti-stigma message within the Long Island community. “Although one in five people across our nation is affected by mental illness, far too often there is a stigma associated with it even today,” noted M.J. Pulling, a “Walk” committee member and Director of Development for the Pederson-Krag Center, one of the largest private, not-for-profit outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment centers on Long Island. “This stigma continues to be a significant obstacle for individuals and their families and discourages them from getting the help they need because of their fear of discrimination,” added Ms. Pulling. “September is traditionally associated with a new beginning, a new year of learning. We hope that by holding our “Walk” in September, many people will begin to learn about mental illness and the stigma that so often is attached to those who suffer from it,” she continued

“The Long Island Festival Walk for Mental Health is an opportunity for people in the community to have fun while learning more about mental-health issues,” said Ms. Pulling. She added, “The more people understand the reality of mental illness, the less likely people will attach a stigma to it.”

Those who would like to participate should gather on Gerard Street by 12:30 pm. The walk will begin at 1:00 p.m., going east on Main Street (25A) until it reaches Heckscher Park. For more information, contact in Suffolk County, 631-471-7242, ext 1350 and in Nassau County, 516-505-2003, ext. 225.

Contact:

Alyssa Nightingale

631-367-8599

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Artists Wanted for Long Island Festival & Walk for Mental Health Poster Contest

Artists Wanted for Long Island Festival & Walk for Mental Health Poster Contest










Cold Spring Harbor, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2006

The Long Island Festival & Walk For Mental Health, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, is calling for all artists and members of the community to submit artwork for a poster to be used for marketing and advertising of the Long Island Festival and Walk for Mental Health for 2007 and in upcoming years. The winning poster will be announced at this year’s event, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 17, 2006. Each year, thousands of walkers throughout Long Island gather in Huntington Village to raise awareness and remove the stigma associated with mental illness. Walkers begin on Gerard Street, near the Huntington Post Office, at 12:30pm and proceed to Huntington’s Heckscher Park. The day offers a presentation of talents from the Long Island and mental health communities, as well as many other attractions and activities.

“The LI Festival & Walk For Mental Health counters the significant barrier that discourages individuals with mental illnesses and their families from getting the help they need because they fear being discriminated against,” explains M.J. Pulling, a “Walk” committee member and Director of Development for the Pederson-Krag Center. The event replaces common misconceptions and misinformation with understanding and knowledge. This is a critical issue because one in five people nationwide are affected by mental illness in some way. The Walk For Mental Health is committed to making an impact and raising awareness among communities so that those seeking help and guidance will feel comfortable doing so.

All community members are invited to submit artwork to be considered for the poster contest. All artwork submissions must be on oak tag or poster board, size 24 x 36, and can be created in pen and ink, crayon, tempera, acrylic, or colored pencil. The theme for the poster must be related to Mental Health and Mental Wellness topics (for example what we can do to keep our minds healthy, how we can promote tolerance and acceptance of those who have a mental illness, how we can help break the stigma of mental illness, or how to promote mental wellness within your town). The artist of the winning poster will receive $ 50 and must agree to allow his or her poster to become the marketing poster for the LI Festival & Walk For Mental Health in 2007 and during upcoming years.

All artwork must be submitted by September 1st to the Family Service League building, 790 Park Avenue, Huntington, New York 11743 attention to Terry Mecke, Art Therapist. The artist’s name, address, and phone number must be attached to the back of the artwork. The artwork will be judged and the winner will be announced at the Long Island Festival & Walk For Mental Health. For more information, call Terry Mecke at 631-427-3700 ext. 292.

Contact:    

Alyssa Nightingale

631-367-8599

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Bonavitas Products Target Consumers That Are Self Educated About Natural Hormones Supplements And Nutrition As They Seek More Natural Solutions For Their Long Term Health

Bonavitas Products Target Consumers That Are Self Educated About Natural Hormones Supplements And Nutrition As They Seek More Natural Solutions For Their Long Term Health













Bonavitas Products


Provo, UT (PRWEB) August 19, 2011

Bonavitas, the good life fitness company, today announced it is finding new ways to solve old problems without taking risks with people’s long term health. 

For example, conventional recovery wisdom is that a recovery drink should come with a high dose of sugars, that raise blood sugar and spike insulin. Bonavitas uses a slow release sugar so that people can keep burning fat post exercise. Since one creates free radicals during exercise and the body starts to repair during rest, Bonavitas products provide antioxidants to the body right in that window and challenge conventional industry wisdom about what is expedient and create effective products that do not compromise on delivering good, healthy long term results.

“Bonavitas products are designed to provide a clear benefit now, without sacrificing what your body needs to keep working and age gracefully. None of our products contain artificial flavors, artificial colors or artificial sweeteners,” said Alexandra Paul, the scientist behind Bonavitas product line. 

“Guess what, they taste like citrus fruits, like cinnamon, like honey, like cayenne pepper – like real food. Remember those? Foods, vitamins, minerals – The things your body was built to digest. They don’t taste like ice cream or bubble gum. They don’t look like radiator fluid but they give you real fuel, nutrition and antioxidants to keep powering the real you,” she added.

Read our labels – no aspartame, no acesulfame potassium, no sucralose – because sugar molecules should not have chlorine molecules attached to them.

Bonavitas products will be distributed on-line and a combination of retail channels depending on the appropriate landscape for each particular product. For example, energy shots will be distributed FDM, convenience, natural/health foods and online, whereas the recovery drink and hydration powder mixes will be distributed in natural/health food and online only.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.bonavitas.com.

ABOUT BONAVITAS

Headquartered in Provo, Utah, Bonavitas is a worldwide provider of functional food and supplement options designed to meet the needs of tired people interested in products that do not contain artificial colors, artificial sweeteners or artificial flavors. The company was designed to meet the needs of tired people. Tiredness in all of its various forms and expressions is the number one complaint made to primary care physicians. Bonavitas offers powdered drink mixes and ready to drink products that address the underlying causes of consumer tiredness. http://www.bonavitas.com

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Top Business Coaches Share Secret Behind Long Term High Performance

Top Business Coaches Share Secret Behind Long Term High Performance










Vancouver (PRWEB) May 24, 2006 –-

In today’s fast paced environment, business professionals must efficiently manage their energy when increasing demands are being placed on their tight time budget. A June 2005 poll by Ipsos-Reid found that 66 percent of 114 Canadian CEOs who participated in the survey reported that “stress, burnout or other physical and mental health issues” are having a negative impact on work force productivity. In 2000, the most recent year for which estimates were done, Statistics Canada calculated the annual cost of work time lost to stress as $ 12-billion.

While Canadian employees constantly have to deal with stressful workplace situations, the 1999 Workplace and Employee Survey found that only 26% of employees had access to employer implemented employee assistance programs aimed at addressing human and financial costs associated with stress.

According to Russell Hunter, National Director of Energy for Performance programs in Canada, “Stress, in and of itself, is not the real enemy for most leaders. Stress can be a great ally and stimulus for growth. The real problem is insufficient renewal and recovery. This requires more than just taking a vacation once in awhile and cutting down on work hours. It requires energy management skills to recover quickly physically, mentally, and emotionally in a moment of stress, as well specific practices to create daily, weekly, and annual renewal. Few leaders have learned how to master these skills the way high performance athletes have, yet the demands placed upon them are even greater at times.”

To help address this growing need, Tekara Organizational Effectiveness is conducting a 2-day workshop on May 24 – 25 in Vancouver as part of a 90-day personal leadership development program called The Energy for Performance Core Program. The program aims to help high performers identify performance barriers and develop specific performance rituals that support key goals. Expert coaches from Tekara will introduce new techniques based on Dr. Jim Loehr’s energy management principles to leaders from all over BC.

Dr. Jim Loehr emphasizes how managing energy, not time, is the key to high performance in today’s 24/7 working environment. “Great leaders begin by effectively managing their own energy. As leaders, they must then mobilize, focus, invest, channel, renew and expand the energy of others” explains Dr. Jim Loehr. The Energy for Performance Core Program, based on Dr. Jim Loehr’s best selling book “The Power of Full Engagement” and over thirty years of work by the Human Performance Institute, will deliver powerful techniques for leaders to increase and skillfully manage their energy capacity.

The barrier to success for most individuals is that conscious effort cannot be sustained over the long run. “One of the most common and costly problems in our industry is burn-out” said Arich Berghammer, the National Senior Director of Operations. To eliminate this problem, the Energy for Performance Core Program trains the corporate athlete to effectively create energy drives for high performance at clearly defined periods of time and then strategically recovering.

Randall Larrimore, the President and CEO of United Stationers Inc. notes, “none of us can operate flat out of 24/7 for 30 to 40 years at peak performance. To spend more time in the ‘value-creating zone,’ executives need to condition themselves through physical, emotional, mental and spiritual training. This program helped me to understand that training would not only benefit me, but also my company. It is the only program I’ve ever done that caused me to truly change my life.” The principle of the program is to create powerful pulses that drive greater efficiency, improved health and happiness, and sustained high performance.

The Energy for Performance model, described as “a very compelling, pragmatic and universal model” by Steve Reineund, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo not only provides resources for individuals to perform more effectively under increasing expectations but has also “transformed the way [Reineund] and [his] executives look at [their] lives”. More information about the course can be found at http://www.energyforperformance.ca/ or by contacting Vivian Tang at 604-638-1000.

About Tekara Organizational Effectiveness Inc.

Tekara Organizational Effectiveness is the exclusive provider of Energy for Performance programs in Canada. They are a leading organizational development firm dedicated to changing the energy and impact of business in Canada. Tekara provides consulting, learning and coaching services to facilitate businesses in change and development. For over 10 years, Tekara has assisted organizations in a wide spectrum of industries to achieve extraordinary performance and business results at the individual, team and organizational level.

Contact:

Vivian Tang

Tekara Organizational Effectiveness Inc.

#405 – 808 Nelson Street

Vancouver BC, V6Z 2H2

Phone: 604-638-1000

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