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New GameTime Fitness Park in Hillsborough County, Florida Serves Adults of All Ages and Abilities


Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) May 21, 2015

GameTime is pleased to announce the opening of a new GTfit Fitness Park at Northdale Recreation Center in Hillsborough County, Florida. The park was designed by GameTime and the Hillsborough County Park and Recreation Department to address the specific health and wellness needs of the adults in the community, specifically adults over the age of 50. According to a county report, nearly 50% of the population of Hillsborough County is over the age of 50, and the fastest growing segment of the population is between the ages of 55 and 64. (Source: Hillsborough County Website, US Census 2014 Update)

“Some of the adults in our community prefer exercising outdoors or want to be near their children or grandchildren while they play on the adjacent playground. We are meeting a different kind of need,” said Adrienne Rouse, Recreation Program Supervisor for Hillsborough County.

This is the first such fitness park in Hillsborough County. When selecting a location for the park, officials decided on Northdale Recreation Center because of its established club of older adults. The club, called O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Lively Seniors), has more than 1,100 members, and was the perfect audience for a pilot program.

Dominica Recreation Products is GameTime’s exclusive representative in Hillsborough County and understands the need to create outdoor fitness spaces. ”With a professional degree in fitness and sixteen years in the commercial fitness equipment and health club industry, I know how an indoor fitness center can be intimidating, uncomfortable, and inconvenient for many people,” said Rob Wilson, Sales and Marketing Manager for Dominica. “In the case of Northdale Recreation Center, we brought fitness to the O.W.L.S and, in doing so, we removed those barriers with equipment that is challenging, yet welcoming for their age group.”

To help educate the community on how to use the fitness equipment, and to ensure users are getting the maximum benefit, there are classes held each week by certified personal trainer, Joe Monroe. “We show the seniors how to use the fitness equipment to maintain balance and flexibility, and to improve muscle strength,” said Mr. Monroe. “Several of the pieces, like the Chest Press and Lat Pull Down are also accessible, so that adults of all abilities can use them. All of the equipment is ideal for therapeutic use and the classes are very popular.”

The fitness park has been named a National Demonstration Site for Outdoor Fitness Parks by PlayCore, a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based company that helps build stronger communities around the world by advancing play and fitness through research, programs, and partnerships. PlayCore names National Demonstration Sites based on a stringent set of criteria that ensures a community thoughtfully plans a fitness park to meet the needs of their residents, demonstrates a plan to publicize the availability and benefits of the park and regularly measures its effectiveness and impact on the community. PlayCore’s database of National Demonstration Sites for Outdoor Fitness can be viewed at http://www.playcore.com/fitness. Visitors to the site can submit their own fitness parks or learn how to establish an outdoor fitness park in their community.

About GameTime

GameTime is a leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment. Headquartered in Fort Payne, Alabama, and with distribution around the world, GameTime has been dedicated to enriching childhood through play since our founding in 1929. Our products combine play research with thoughtful design to create playgrounds for children of all abilities. We bring together the right corporate, civic and nonprofit partners to build healthy, active communities that make the world a better place for children and families.







Agein Corporation Responds to Study Showing Urban Air Ages Skin 10% Faster than Rural Life


Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 13, 2014

Agein.com, the Internet’s premier anti-aging web site focusing on anti-aging tips, news, and advice from some of the foremost experts in the industry, is responding to a recent study that found living in urban areas makes the skin age 10% faster than living in a rural setting.

According to recent scientific evidence, pollution can age the appearance of women’s skin 10% faster than those who live in the countryside. A study looked at women aged 30 to 45 and compared the skin quality of those living in urban areas with those living in a rural setting. While both test groups had similar lifestyles and were exposed to comparable amounts of ultraviolet light, those in urban areas experienced greater skin damage. (Source: “Skin Ages 10 Times Faster If You Live In A City, Study Finds,” The Harley Medical Group web site, November 10, 2014; http://www.harleymedical.co.uk/news/skin-ages-10-times-faster-if-you-live-in-a-city-study-finds.)

“After analyzing the data, researchers concluded that living in the city makes the skin age 10% faster than living in the country,” says Dr. Kevin J. McLaughlin, Agein.com’s anti-aging and health and wellness specialist. “While there is no doubt that pollution damages the skin, the big questions are why and what can people do to prevent premature signs of aging?”

Studies show that the air in urban areas all over the world contains no less than 224 chemicals. The air pollution particles can penetrate the skin and damage proteins called keratins that protect the skin from moisture loss; the breakdown of this type of protein leads to the formation of wrinkles and premature aging. For those with sensitive skin, air pollution can lead to further issues, including uneven skin tone, redness, and inflammation, says Dr. McLaughlin. With 80.7% of the U.S. population living in urban areas, this groundbreaking research could have a significant impact on the way Americans look after their skin. (Source: “2010 Census Urban and Rural Classification and Urban Area Criteria,” United States Census Bureau web site; http://www.census.gov/geo/reference/ua/urban-rural-2010.html, last accessed November 12, 2014.)

“Whether someone lives in the city or the country, to keep skin moisturized, healthy, and youthful-looking, it’s important to have a daily skin care regimen,” Dr. McLaughlin adds. “Use an anti-wrinkle moisturizing cream scientifically proven to improve skin tone and the appearance of deep wrinkles, as well as one that reduces fine lines around the eyes.”

Gentle ingredients such as acetyl hexapeptide-3 (Argireline) and Matrixyl 3000 have been shown to protect skin against the elements and improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, says Dr. McLaughlin. Matrixyl 3000 is a cutting-edge protein fragment that specifically targets thin, delicate skin and fine lines around the eyes and mouth and has been shown to stimulate the production of collagen from within the skin and improve skin tone. (Source: “Matrikines and Rejuvenation,” RBC Life Sciences web site, December 2003; http://www.rbclife.info/pdfs/c7/matrixyl3000.pdf.)

Argireline is a protein that targets expression wrinkles. In one independent study, published by the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, Argireline reduced the look of wrinkles by 32 percent after just 28 days, says Dr. McLaughlin. (Source: Blanes-Mira, C., et al., “A synthetic hexapeptide (Argireline) with antiwrinkle activity,” International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2002.24, 303 310; http://www.biologicsolutions.com/content/179632/clinicalstudy.pdf.)

About Agein.com: The company’s goal is to inspire and coach readers to adapt an anti-aging lifestyle that suits their individual needs. Its anti-aging experts offer education on diet, fitness, and skin care and how all of these areas affect the way people look and feel. Agein.com also provides information on all of the latest advances in anti-aging research, the hottest anti-aging trends in Hollywood, and beauty tips. Agein.com will equip readers with all of the tools needed to make the right anti-aging lifestyle choices. To learn more about Agein Corporation, visit the company’s web site at http://www.Agein.com.







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