Tonya Logan , instructor and coordinator for Fitness on the Rocks, talked about the work it takes to prepare for teaching this class to thousands of eager participants: Each team of  instructors leads the group in 4-5 songs. Each team has been getting together to practice for about the last month and a half. This year we are also having a team of kids lead some songs. In addition to a multitude of opportunities for participants to get their heart rate up was the opportunity to visit some of Colorados best health and fitness vendors. And I am sure with all of the health lovers wandering around it was like candy (sugar-free/non-fat candy that is of course) to their eyes too. From Naked Juice to Flapjacked Protein Pancakes, hungry athletes could fill up on samples of some of the best health foods. <br>Source: http://303magazine.com/2013/07/sideline-teaser-annual-fitness-on-the-rocks-a-fitness-lovers-dream/
The workout plan includes the Burpee, shuttle runs and the Plank Fetch, in which pet owners resting their forearms on the ground play fetch with their dog. Other activities are outlined in the Fitness Guide (Link below). Overweight and obesity is weighing heavily on the minds of Americans and is impacting families across the country, including our four-legged friends, Quince said. Leading a healthy lifestyle is just as important for our pets as it is for humans. Portland, Ore.-based Banfields latest State of Pet Health R eport found that weight issues have increased by 37 percent in dogs and 90 percent in cats since 2007. Just like with humans, restricting a pets caloric intake and increasing exercise are the keys to successful weight loss, but its not as simple as just reducing serving size, said Ari Zabell, DVM, Director of Client Advocate Support at Banfield. Because pets have specific nutritional needs, its important to partner with your veterinarian to develop a comprehensive weight management plan. The weight-loss campaign is being rolled out nationwide through a series of public fitness classes for pet owners and dogs. Atlanta will host a class July 20, followed by Minneapolis on July 27. <br>Source: http://blog.chron.com/fromunderthebridge/2013/07/fitness-for-dogs-and-people-free-pet-exam/
Works with both iPhone and Android systems. Founders: Charles Teague, Paul Dicristina and J.J. Allaire Based: Boston, MA What it is: A free weight loss app that helps users set daily calorie budgets to achieve weight loss goals. Works with different devices to track users food intake and exercise output to develop personalized weight loss plans. Lose It! users have access to a network where they can connect with friends and other users for support and to share foods and recipes. Founders: Daniel Gaeta, Brent Hronik, Kevin Yun Based: Chicago, IL What it is: Users can use the Fitsby app to challenge friends and place wagers on time spent in the gym. Fitsby members check-in to the gym (sessions less than 30 minutes dont count as successful check-ins). Anyone who does not meet their gym goal pays their friends. <br>Source: http://www.inc.com/abigail-tracy/four-fitness-start-ups-that-keep-you-honest.html
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Currently the training studio is seeking a personable and certified palates or zumba instructor. Grumbach and Fahey spotted the convenient and familiar 3,200-square-foot 7 Summer St. location last April. Coming to the gutted building with cement floors, new bathrooms, lights, heat and air conditioning, Grumbach and her crew were tasked to finish it off. After 19 weeks, the fitness center opened with two new offices, a storage room, new carpeting, and freshly painted walls, along with other finishing touches. Clients can help themselves to free hair bands, new socks and towels in case they forget their own. <br>Source: http://www.wickedlocal.com/chelmsford/news/x1676639093/Chelmsford-fitness-center-offers-personal-style
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Before Radio Shack, Mr. Lively was CFO of Ace Hardware Corp. and he has held finance positions at Pepsi-Cola International and Toys R Us. Planet Fitness wasnt concerned about any reputational risk of Mr. Livelys tenure at Radio Shack, despite the companys chronic financial troubles which forced the retailer to hire an investment banker and a restructuring firm to consider its fate. Michael Pachter, a stock analyst who follows Radio Shack for Wedbush Securities, said Mr. Lively isnt to blame for Radio Shacks woes, which trace back to before he joined Radio Shack about two years ago. <br>Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/cfo/2013/07/26/former-radio-shack-cfo-fills-planet-fitness-hole/