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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Wellness Industry Veteran Robert Craven Named CEO of Megafood and Innate Response

Wellness Industry Veteran Robert Craven Named CEO of Megafood and Innate Response











Robert Craven


Derry, NH (PRWEB) June 28, 2011

BioSan Laboratories, Inc., producers of MegaFood™ and Innate Response™ premium whole food dietary supplements, announced today that Robert Craven has been named the company’s chief executive officer (CEO). Former president Carl Jackson will remain on BioSan’s Board of Directors.

Craven brings more than two decades of business management and marketing experience to MegaFood and Innate Response. His work as president & CEO of New Organic Ventures and NewOrganics was noted throughout the natural products industry as he led the organic ingredients distributor to double its growth in just two years. Craven is former president & CEO of dietary supplement company Garden of Life, which was recognized by Inc. magazine as the 14th fastest-growing private company in America during his tenure.

Craven’s experience also includes sales and marketing positions at Proctor & Gamble, Boston Scientific and The Hackett Group.

“Robert is the right management and marketing expert to help grow MegaFood and Innate Response to a new level of prominence. Our retailers can benefit from his in-depth experience with the natural products customer, our employees will be inspired by his passion for the industry, and his understanding of the science behind our supplements will resonate with healthcare practitioners,” said Carl Jackson. “He has a proven track record and a stellar reputation in the natural products community. We are thrilled to welcome Robert aboard.”

Craven earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Florida and an MBA from Florida International University.

ABOUT BIOSAN LABORATORIES

Founded in 1973, BioSan Laboratories produces and distributes the premium supplement brands MegaFood and Innate Response for the retail and professional health industry respectively. The company purchases ingredients from a network of U.S based Farm Fresh Partners, selling a wide variety of dietary supplements for various health needs. The company also supports a number of community outreach missions that promote healthy lifestyles and build awareness of organic foods and sustainable living. For more information, visit http://www.megafood.com or http://www.innateresponse.com

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Wellness Adventure Tourism a Hot New Trend

Wellness Adventure Tourism a Hot New Trend










Lacombe, AB (PRWEB) January 18, 2006

Meaning, purpose, health and vitality are essential for the wellness of an individual. Wellness is becoming a trend that people are looking for in all areas of their life including their travel plans. Choosing activities that foster physical, spiritual and mental well being are quickly becoming important to many people in choosing how they spend their leisure time. Everyone’s lives have become so busy and overcrowded. Technology has increased life to high speed. A chance to breathe, relax and engage in a renewing activity is becoming vital. Wellness adventure tourism offers a chance to re-energize, rejuvenate and become inspired.

There are many opportunities for people to participate in wellness tourism adventures. Anything from spa weekends and yoga retreats to sea kayaking adventures that include a spiritually renewing program. There are adventures that provide healthy, gourmet food choices or an adventure to spiritual places in Tibet or Israel. The Internet is a vast resource for finding the right adventure for everyone’s needs.

Spa and wellness tourism is a rapidly growing industry in Canada and the US. Every seven seconds a baby boomer is turning fifty years old and approaching retirement. There is a phenomenal interest by these individuals in tourism that incorporates wellness. According to Craig Oliver from Spas of America, in the past two years 11.2 billion dollars has been spent on spa and wellness tourism by Americans and 1.1 billion dollars was spent by Canadians. Wellness and anti aging are a trillion dollar business.

SpiritQuest Journeys is a wellness adventure tour company that provides journeys in nature with journeys for your spirit. Clients renew their physical, spiritual and emotional well being on these tours. Soft adventure sea kayaking, hiking and cross country ski tours in the most beautiful wilderness settings are offered. Custom and corporate options are available as well. Menus provide for optimal nutrition, energy and freshness. Emphasis is given for respect and stewardship of our environment. Wellness is essential to be able to enjoy and honour all of life.

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University Health Plans Moving Online: My Yoga Online Unveils New Wellness Program

University Health Plans Moving Online: My Yoga Online Unveils New Wellness Program











My Yoga Online University Wellness


Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 16, 2009

Just in time for back-to-school, My Yoga Online, the global mind-body health and wellness resource, is proud to announce the launch of The University Program. Simon Fraser University, The University of Iowa, McMaster University, and York University are already on-board. A buzz is generating across the North American educational system, as more universities follow the advent of preventative healthcare taking precedence across Canada and the US by signing on to the My Yoga Online University Wellness Initiative.

“What’s so great about this program,” says My Yoga Director of Business Development Michelle Trantina, “is that it addresses the key student and staff health concerns really effectively and efficiently. Time-strapped students and staff get instant access to health and wellness videos that address their specific concerns. They get healthier, on their schedule, on their time, in the way that suits them best.” A 2008 Report on Post-Secondary Institutions as Healthy Settings, by the Canadian Council on Learning, revealed that the top three student health concerns are: mental health, including anxiety and depression, sleep deprivation, and stress. Addictions and poor nutrition were also noted. BusinessWeek Magazine reported in 2008 that business schools at the University of Chicago, MIT, Harvard and Northwestern had all instituted yoga initiatives.

In response to these concerns, My Yoga Online’s University Program offers customized video programming that universities can access on their own websites. Students and staff can use the programming from home, at school, or anywhere with internet access. Each tailored program offers related health and wellness videos by top yoga, Pilates, and meditation instructors, plus nutritional experts, and more.

For more information visit My Yoga Online’s University Program.

Michelle Burtnyk, a recent Health Promotion Specialist at SFU, has this to say: “The videos have been extremely popular. According to the number of hits to the page, it’s one of our most popular on-line resources. We felt it was important to offer these videos, in addition to other resources and services, in an effort to decrease back pain and stress in the entire SFU community.”

My Yoga Online is a global resource for mind-body health and wellness and holistic living. They offer hundreds of yoga, Pilates, and meditation videos and expert information on workplace wellness, green living, expert health advice, a Q&A forum with professionals, and more. My Yoga provides health and wellness content and distribution to major airlines, universities, and media providers such as Tivo, York University, the University of Iowa, and Air Canada. For more information visit MyYogaOnline.com or call 1-888-488-3877.

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Health Insurance Provider Florida Health Care Plans Launches One of a Kind Wellness Solution

Health Insurance Provider Florida Health Care Plans Launches One of a Kind Wellness Solution













National Start Walking Day FHCP Employee Wellness Event


Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 19, 2011

As a leader in healthcare delivery and wellness in Volusia and Flagler Counties of East Central Florida since 1974, Florida Health Care Plans (FHCP) is pleased to announce the launch and state approval of its new wellness rider.

“We are a local company with the goal of improving the health of our members and our community by promoting an employee/employer culture of wellness education, focusing on healthy habits, preventive care, easier access to wellness programs and educational resources,” says Dr. Wendy Myers, CEO of Florida Health Care Plans.

This new approach is a collaborative effort between employers, employees and FHCP, to team together and work with health data to assist employees in addressing unhealthy habits with the goal of a healthier lifestyle. This employee/employer collaboration can also help control the zooming costs of healthcare, and create a healthier, happier and more productive workforce.

The rider has an attractive price tag, costing only 1%-2% of the group plan premium, for increased focus on employees’ health habits that could see a healthy return on investment (ROI). According to the National Business Group on Health, a non-profit industry advisory group, “Employers can realize as much as $ 3.27 in financial benefits for every $ 1.00 invested in workplace wellness programs.”

Another study, done by Sarasota County says, “A review of 32 studies of corporate wellness programs found claims costs were reduced by 27.8%,” and there were also significant declines shown in the number of physician visits, hospital admissions and incidence of injury.

Top of the line technology makes FHCP’s wellness plans accessible and user friendly. The company provides a 24 hour nurse advice line, a self-paced program for those who want to quit smoking, a weight management program and many other educational programs to encourage preventive healthy habits in addition to regular preventive care. Members also have access to an exclusive member portal, providing an easy way to make appointments with FHCP staff physicians, refill prescriptions at FHCP pharmacies and access “Welcome to Wellness” a state of the art health risk assessment with access to articles and multimedia content personalized for each member. There are also programs for members who have heart disease, asthma, high blood pressure and COPD for no extra charge. All of these programs focus on preventive treatment that helps to ward off serious health problems before they happen.

Dr. Mikelle Streicher PhD, RN Chief Marketing and Sales Officer says, “Workplace Wellness programs are not a passing trend. It is about investing in people and in good health so that good business and a healthy bottom line are all the more possible to obtain.”

For more information about FHCP’s health and wellness plans please visit http://www.fhcp.com.

About Florida Health Care Plans:

FHCP is a health maintenance organization in East Central Florida. Being an HMO, the company brings a strong emphasis on preventive care and health and wellness resources and education. As a local organization, they have been living among their clients for thirty years, working to bring better health care to the residents of Florida. Approximately 2,000 employers have trusted FHCP to take care of their employees with a wide selection of services and health solution products. In January 2009, they joined Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida as an independent licensee, which provides FHCP members with nationwide and global access to Blue Cross Blue Shield’s highly regarded and accessible Blue Card network. Their latest response to the needs of the community was in 2011, with the development of an Individual Health Plan product.

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