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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Tennis Canada, Squash Canada and Alpine Ontario Among Newest Members of ScreenScape Sponsored Network Adoption Program

Tennis Canada, Squash Canada and Alpine Ontario Among Newest Members of ScreenScape Sponsored Network Adoption Program










Charlottetown, PE (PRWEB) March 24, 2011

ScreenScape Networks Inc. today announced the further expansion of it’s Sponsored Network Adoption Program. Under the program, qualified not-for-profit associations receive discounted Group Licenses from ScreenScape and may be eligible for free marketing support.

ScreenScape is a fast-growing community-based digital signage platform and key enabler of location-based media. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform helps business to speak more effectively to their on-site customers, to coordinate messaging at physical sites in their organization, and also through the ScreenScape Community to take their marketing message to audiences inside other venues.

Nancy Esson, President of Alpine Ontario, spoke to their reasons for joining the program. “Unifying our 44 member ski clubs was a key reason to apply for the program. ScreenScape gives us the ability to arrange messaging at all sites, while allowing each site the independence to promote their own events,” said Esson. “Our sponsors also benefit from having all of our sites networked. We can give them visibility that just wasn’t possible in the past.”

“ScreenScape not only helps to spread awareness of our upcoming events, such as Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, it also helps us promote tennis development across the country,” said Adam Bloom, Director of Marketing and Promotions, Tennis Canada. “Being able to consolidate messaging with our provincial associations at a moment’s notice speaks to the effectiveness of owning a ScreenScape group.”

“We believe that clubs and associations will benefit tremendously with ScreenScape as it provides a unique way to market, promote and connect with people across the country,” noted Danny Da Costa, Executive Director of Squash Canada. “This cost effective and simple to use program will provide clubs and associations a unique way to market the sport of Squash in Canada.”

Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) and Ontario Curling Association(OCA) are also new to ScreenScape’s Sponsored Network Adoption Program. Peter Malcomson, Marketing Manager for OTA stated, “We are always looking for better ways to connect with our members and ScreenScape has become a powerful communication vehicle for us. We invite tennis clubs to take a good look at what ScreenScape can do for their own club, and through Groups like OTA, for the tennis community at large.”

Kevin Dwyer, President and CEO welcomed the new associations and spoke on behalf of ScreenScape. “ScreenScape has removed the barriers that keep these organizations from taking advantage of place-based media. By joining the ScreenScape Community they will now be able to distribute rich visual content quickly and easily to audiences inside their member sites,” says Dwyer. “At the same time, by offering our support to these groups, we’re able to drive rapid adoption of the ScreenScape platform. Associations, in general, tend to be great candidates for a ScreenScape Group. Our community-based approach is the key to keeping costs down and helping organizations form their own content sharing network consisting of many individual members of ScreenScape.”

More information about ScreenScape’s Sponsored Network Adoption Program can be found online: http://screenscape.net/sponsored-network.

About Tennis Canada

Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association responsible for leading the growth, promotion and showcasing of tennis in Canada. Tennis Canada owns and operates two of the premier events on the ATP and WTA Tours; Rogers Cup presented by National Bank men’s and women’s events that rotate annually between Rexall Centre in Toronto and Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. In addition, Tennis Canada owns and operates seven professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports seven other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates national training centres at the Centre of Excellence in Toronto and at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada please visit our Web site at: http://www.LoveMeansNothing.ca.

About Squash Canada

Founded in 1913, Squash Canada is a non-profit, national sport association responsible for the development of athletes, coaches and officials and sets the standards for Canadian Squash. Squash Canada is a proud member of the Pan-American and World Squash Federations and participates in the Pan-American Championships, Commonwealth and Pan-Am Games as well as World Championships at the junior and senior level. Each year Squash Canada hosts 9 national championships across the country and works with its Provincial and Territorial partners to promote the growth and development of Squash across the country. Squash Canada is based in Ottawa, ON Canada.

About Alpine Ontario

As the recognized Provincial Sport Organization and promoter of alpine ski racing in Ontario, Alpine Ontario Alpin represents 44 member ski clubs, approximately 30,000 active racers, coaches, officials and volunteers in four divisions: Alpine Ontario South Division, National Capital Division, Lake Superior Division Alpine and Northern Ontario Division. AOA coordinates several successful programs across the province and continues to foster the development of ski racing programs from the grass roots to the elite level.

About Ontario Tennis Association

The Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) is the provincial sport governing body for tennis in Ontario. It is a non-profit organization, incorporated under the Corporation Act. It is the largest provincial tennis association in Canada, boasting 220 clubs and 55,000 adult and child tennis players. The two basic aims of the OTA are to encourage participation in the sport of tennis in Ontario and to provide a structure of services which will assist players to reach a level of competence consistent with their personal goals and abilities.

About Ontario Curling Association

The Ontario Curling Association is an association of curling clubs covering the southern part of Ontario. Services and programs, including a variety of competitions are supplied to the clubs and their members. Over 200 curling clubs from the Quebec border on the east, to Windsor & Sarnia in the west and Parry Sound in the north belong to the Association. This translates to over 800 sheets of ice and approximately 55,000 club members being registered by the clubs.

About ScreenScape Networks

ScreenScape is the first community-based digital signage network. Businesses of all sizes and in a range of industries use ScreenScape for digital signage, media distribution, and advertising. ScreenScape is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, enabling members to turn any Internet-connected computer or screen into a dynamic digital display. Utilizing ScreenScape, companies can easily access, create, share and update content, while keeping the total cost of ownership low. Members of ScreenScape form a collaborative community, which acts as a shared resource for content creation, exchange, cross-promotion and advertising revenue.

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Pentagon Document Calling Gays Mentally Ill: 65,000 Military Service Members Are Without Adequate Mental Health Care

Pentagon Document Calling Gays Mentally Ill: 65,000 Military Service Members Are Without Adequate Mental Health Care










Arlington, VA, (PRWEB) June 22, 2006 -–

A recently discovered Pentagon Instruction (1332.38) classifying homosexuality as a mental disorder, along with mental retardation, impulse control disorders and personality disorders, prompted swift response from several members of Congress in a letter to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld calling for an immediate review. Nine members of the House Armed Services Committee asked the Department of Defense to update the classification noting that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses in 1973.

“The classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder by the Department of Defense (DoD) in direct contradiction with the broader mental health community as well as social and medical research creates yet another significant barrier to over 65,000 gay service members seeking mental health care, responded Tony Smith, Executive Director of Military Community Services Network (MCSN), a non-profit organization focused on ensuring confidential social services are available to all service members regardless of sexual orientation or sexual identity.”

“Any barrier to service members seeking mental health services has a detrimental impact on unit cohesion and mission accomplishment. The inconsistent directions and implementation of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy as well as this outdated DoD instruction leaves active duty mental health providers to decide individually how and when to maintain confidentiality of the service members seeking counseling. Therefore, gay service members have no assurance of confidentiality, risking investigation and discharge based solely on their sexual orientation. The result is that many of the 65,000 service members don’t seek mental health care even when critically needed such as combat related stress or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after combat deployments, Mr. Smith continued.”

“It’s critical that active duty service members are able to access all of their health care benefits, including mental health care, replied Elizabeth Carr, Psy.D., Lieutenant Commander (IRR), Medical Service Corps, United States Navy.” Service members, who don’t feel they can speak freely to their military health care providers, generally won’t have alternative resources while deployed or stationed in remote locations. This leaves them to suffer in silence and potentially puts their unit’s readiness in jeopardy, Dr. Carr concluded.”

The topic stirs many different responses from mental health providers. “The fact that the Pentagon holds on to this scientifically debunked view that homosexuality is a “mental disorder” shows just how homophobic the military is and how dangerous it is for service members. Many gay and lesbian service members were well on their way to long and successful careers in the military when the DADT policy was put into effect. The real mental disorder is not homosexuality, but homophobia and extreme religiosity, passionately responded Tamara J. Hawk, a licensed specialist clinical social worker providing counseling to service members and veterans near Ft. Riley Kansas.”

“As the debate on DADT continues and regardless of where people fall on the issue, the fact remains there are thousands of gay service members who are serving honorably and deserve access to the best health care, said Mr. Smith. This is where MCSN stepped in and developed sensitivity training for military, civilian, and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) mental health providers that offer counseling to gay service members and veterans. This training, developed by former, retired, and reserve military mental health professionals, is intended to break down the barriers to accessing confidential mental health services. We are in the process of deploying the training to mental health providers in the communities surrounding military installations across the country. And mental health providers who share the concerns regarding breaking down barriers to accessing mental health care are all needed for the success of this effort.”

“As a U.S. Air Force veteran the motto ‘we take care of our own’ always stood out for me. And that is exactly what we work towards every day with MCSN. There are 65,000 of our own who sacrifice in military service every day. The least we owe them in return is to take care of their health concerns by providing access to confidential mental health and other medical services, Mr. Smith concluded.”

Military Community Services Network (MCSN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that ensures confidential social services are available for all service members regardless of sexual orientation or sexual identity. If you are a mental health professional or volunteer and want to learn more about MCSN and our programs please visit our website at http://mcsn.org and contact us.

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Maximizing Members’ Value, CAA North & East Ontario Launches Blog

Maximizing Members’ Value, CAA North & East Ontario Launches Blog











Ontario, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2008 –

Keeping their members informed is a top priority at CAA North and East Ontario, and launching a blog (http://www.caaneo.ca/about/blog/) was the next logical step in the development of their services. Offering travel service, savings, automotive expertise, insurance and helping with advocacy issues, CAA has been serving Canadian motorists for the past 100 years. The addition of the blog will act as a supplement to their website and offer tips and advice to their members and web site visitors, as well as travel tools and educational information.

“We’re a service-oriented organization,” says Martin Campbell, Manager, Web Commerce. “It’s important to us to be continually innovative and to complement our core services like roadside assistance and battery assists with new technology.”

CAA is known for assisting people with their car mishaps, but they also offer their members a lot of different savings and travel ideas. The addition of the blog to the website means that while customers are browsing the membership options, savings and travel section, they’ll have the opportunity to explore topics that are of interest in a more in-depth fashion.

“Our website is already a great resource for our clients,” says Campbell. “It only made sense to the evolution of the site to add the blog and it means that we’ll have a forum to foster better communication with our consumers. Hopefully, it will also be viewed as a source of information as well.”

CAA has been around since 1903 and is a federation of nine auto clubs serving over five million members across Canada. CAA North and East Ontario is one such club attending to members ranging from Sudbury to Ottawa. Check out their website at http://caaneo.ca.

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Sam?s Club

Sam’s Club® Helps Members Fulfill Their Healthy Living Resolutions This January — Sam’s Club to Launch The Prevention Plan™











The Prevention Plan


Bentonville, AR (Vocus/PRWEB) January 06, 2011

January is the month when many Americans look to turn over a new leaf when it comes to their health. This year Sam’s Club will give Business, Advantage and Plus members across the country tools to help them achieve their health goals including free monthly in-club health screenings and access to a new health management benefit, The Prevention Plan from U.S. Preventive Medicine.

“Through our member insights, we know our members want to stay in control of their health,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. ”We’re proud to offer these simple health solutions, including free health screenings along with great products like The Prevention Plan, so our members can maintain control of their health decisions, minimize health risks and keep health care costs low for their families, employees and themselves.”

The Prevention Plan*

Exclusively priced at $ 99 for our members, Sam’s Club will now offer The Prevention Plan, a personalized, step-by-step health management program designed to help people take control of their individual health. Via an online health assessment and at-home blood test, Sam’s Club members can take the first steps in identifying potential individual health issues. From there, a personalized plan is created to address risks. Personal health coaching, ongoing support, a variety of tools and a plan-wide health challenge are provided through The Prevention Plan to keep members motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“America is moving from the reactive treatment of illness to the proactive preservation of health,” said Christopher Fey, chairman and CEO, U.S. Preventive Medicine. “The Prevention Plan provides the knowledge and tools to help individuals improve their health and wellbeing. A recent study in Population Health Management shows The Plan has been successful in helping people significantly reduce important risk factors including blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol and many others. We are pleased to make this program available to Sam’s Club members.”

For more information on The Prevention Plan, customers can call 866-713-1180, or visit http://www.SamsClub.com/healthyliving.

January In-Club Health Screenings

All Sam’s Club members across the country can participate in the free monthly health screenings beginning in January. Throughout the year, each monthly event will offer different screenings, including:


Personal consultation from a licensed pharmacist on their prescription drug medications
Blood pressure checkups
Bone density scans
Body mass index assessment
Cholesterol and glucose tests
Hearing and vision screening

For more information, times and locations of health screenings of participating Sam’s Club locations, members can visit http://www.SamsClub.com/healthyliving.

Additional Healthy Living Products and Services Available

Sam’s Club is committed to lowering the costs of health care for our members. Those members with Plus-level memberships who pay with cash can save 40 percent on generic medications and 8 percent on name brand medications in our pharmacies nationwide.** As always, Sam’s Club pharmacists are available to answer questions about the program.

Sam’s Club is also a leading provider of affordable health products and services for all its members including:

$ 4 Prescriptions — Sam’s Club pharmacies offer 30-day generic prescriptions for $ 4, or people can save even more with 90-day prescriptions for only $ 10.
Free Rx check up — Sam’s Club’s licensed pharmacists provide advice on how to take medications to maximize effectiveness, including when and how to use them. Our pharmacists also conduct a comprehensive assessment of all prescription medications to determine possible interactions, no matter where the prescriptions were filled by the customer.
ePrescribing — Sam’s Club pharmacies accept electronic prescribing to improve prescribing accuracy and patient safety.
Auto Fill — Sam’s Club offers an automatic refill program so that prescriptions are ready at the same time every month so customers never have to worry about running out of important medications.
Ready Reminder — Sam’s Club pharmacies offer free automatic phone or text messages about the status of a customer’s prescription.
EZPay — By placing a credit card number on file with a Sam’s Club pharmacy, EZPay allows customers to speed up their pharmacy visit by having the cost of their prescription medications automatically charged to their specified card.

A Sam’s Club membership is not required to purchase prescription medication in the pharmacies. For more information, customers can speak with a Sam’s Club pharmacist.

*The Prevention Plan is a service administered solely by U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc., and its designated vendors. The Plan is independent of and not administered by Sam’s Club. More information on the Plan is available at http://www.SamsClub.com/healthyliving or by calling 866-713-1180.

**Savings only for cash purchases based on the dispensing Sam’s Club Pharmacy’s cash price. Discounts not available for purchases covered by health insurance or a state/federal government health care program, on SamsClub.com, or covered by Walmart’s Prescription Program or any Sam’s Club promotion. Restrictions apply. See your local Sam’s Club pharmacy for details.

About Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club, the nation’s eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club, offers superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average 30.4 percent over grocery and specialty retailers. Sam’s Club received the highest rankings in Prescription Ordering and Pickup Process in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. National Pharmacy Study. To learn more about savings made simple, visit samsclub.com, and look for Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.

About U.S. Preventive Medicine®

U.S. Preventive Medicine http://www.uspreventivemedicine.com is leading a global preventive health movement focused on saving lives and money by keeping people healthy and better managing chronic conditions before they progress. The company has developed The Prevention Plan™, an innovative health management program that is based on the clinical science of preventive medicine: primary (wellness and health promotion to keep healthy people healthy), secondary (screening for earlier detection/diagnosis) and tertiary (early evidence-based treatment to reduce complications and disability). The Prevention Plan, which is available to consumers and employer groups, identifies each individual’s top health risks and designs a customized plan of action to reduce those risks, supported by health coaching, robust online tools and plan-wide challenges with incentives. The company is accredited in wellness and health promotion by NCQA and disease management by URAC. Follow us on twitter.com/USPM, facebook.com, and youtube.com/moregoodyears.

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