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BONKGEAR Announces Partnership with Fitness Coach and Author, Steve RemissionMan Brown, and non-profit, Team Inspiration, to produce SURVIVOR themed fitness apparel.

Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) April 20, 2015

BONKGEAR, designer and distributor of smart athletic apparel for endurance, strength and agility training, announced a partnership with triathlete, coach, author, speaker and SURVIVOR Steve Brown. Steve has joined the BONKGEAR team as a trainer, customizing a series of triathlon workouts for SURVIVOR themed mobile-connected fitness apparel, with a portion of all sales revenue donated to nonprofit organization Team Inspiration.

In February of 2006, Steve was diagnosed with leukemia. He underwent chemotherapy while still maintaining his baseline fitness level, often running home from his treatments, he quickly reached complete remission. By September of that year, just 7 months after his diagnosis, “Remission Man” crossed the finish line of yet another iron distance triathlon – 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run. Brown chronicled his journey through remission and across the finish line in his 2007 book My New Race, and his new book, Relentless Mettle – My Cancer, My Rules, which was published in February 2015.

“I draw parallel lines between the challenges we face in sport and those we face in life, says Steve Brown, I am thrilled to work with BONKGEAR, and utilizing the SURVIVOR apparel and training programs as another platform to encourage people to break through barriers and understand that all things are possible.” A portion of all sales revenue from the SURVIVOR apparel is being donated to Team Inspiration, a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals living with cancer by providing exercise & wellness programs that improve their physical, mental, and spiritual quality of life.

“We began our entry into endurance sports with RUNNER and MARATHON themed apparel and workouts,” says Chris Jones founder of BONKGEAR, “so when we decided to develop a program for triathletes we immediately thought of Steve Brown. Steve has inspired many people to compete and raise money for cancer charities through his personal story and his coaching. BONKGEAR is excited to play a part in empowering others to train and compete as well as raise awareness and funds for Team Inspiration.”

“We could not be more thrilled, not only to have Steve as one of our coaches and spokesperson for Team Inspiration, but to have BONKGEAR behind us as well,” states Roseann Dougherty, founder of Team Inspiration, an oncology nurse and cancer exercise specialist, triathlete, and USAT Certified Coach.

Each BONKGEAR apparel design includes a hidden QR code that when scanned using any QR scanner on your smartphone, it auto-launches a mobile-enhanced website containing daily rotating workouts inspired by the theme of the shirt. Each shirt design includes 9+ custom training workouts, with three levels of intensity – Level 1, Level 2 and BONK level.

About BONKGEAR

BONKGEAR originated in the heart of an athlete, adventure racer and designer. Their founder created custom shirts for his team at a local endurance race and received such interest in them he decided to design a line of shirts focused on popular training themes.

YOU’RE WEARING YOUR WORKOUT – BONKGEAR apparel is the only brand that provides you with the means to enhance or maintain your fitness level by ensuring that you always have a workout with you (patent pending).

BONKGEAR workouts are provided by certified personal trainers and geared toward a moderate to high fitness ability. BONKGEAR provides its retail and coaching partners with a toolset that allows them to publish a series of mobile workouts for their team/group. BONKGEAR hosts the personalized workouts on a co-branded mobile enabled digital site.

About Steve Brown

Steve Brown is committed to facilitating positive change in the world – one person at a time. He is a triathlete, coach, author, speaker and cancer survivor.

Steve has racked up countless triathlons and multisport events of all distances while racing for multiple philanthropic causes. He is a volunteer coach for Team In Training and a mentor with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s First Connection program and the Imerman Angels patient mentoring program. He is a contributing writer whose work has been featured in Philly Health Watch, TransitionTimes.com, Endurance Racing Magazine, Philly FIT, and Liberty Sports Magazine. Brown has also published five books, all of which relate to the intersection of his cancer and multisport lifestyle.

Steve is a philanthropic ambassador for Newton Running, Team In Training’s Man of the Year for his local chapter, and recipient of the Blazeman Spirit Award. Steve and his wife live in Delaware County PA, where he also serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Eastern Delaware County and is their LIVESTRONG ambassador. Through his personal appearances, coaching and fundraising efforts for Team In Training, Steve frequently inspires people to overcome obstacles in their lives, and to keep active and challenge themselves.

http://remissionman.com

About Team Inspiration

Team Inspiration, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers individuals living with cancer by providing exercise & wellness programs that improve their physical, mental, and spiritual quality of life. Team Inspiration offers programs for patients, family members and caregivers.

http://www.teaminspiration.org

Media Requests

For media inquiries and/or interview requests please contact Danielle Willox at danielle(at)bonkgear(dot)com or 443-262-2006.

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Journalist and Neworld Review ‘A Man About Town’ Columnist Phillip William Sheppards Remarkable Journey As An Author


Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

Phillip Sheppard has something the old folks used to call “mojo.” For example, he landed on “Survivor,” the top rated reality show, just by rollerskating backwards down to the beach each day.

“As I was getting my workout one day, who but CBS Casting Director Lynn Spillmen from ‘Survivor’ spotted me,” Sheppard said. “And just like that, I was on the show, not just for one season, but was called back for a second season as well.”

He also landed his Associate Publisher position at Neworld Review in almost the same manner.

“Neworld Review reviewed a novel based on the character I created and later introduced on ‘Survivor’ named ‘The Specialist.’ The magazine gave the book a great review. I asked the Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, Fred Beauford, out for coffee in Santa Monica, near the beach, and boy did that change my life just as much as ‘Survivor’ did,” Sheppard said.

“Fred Beauford is an extraordinary human being. As we talked, I could not get over all of his many accomplishments, in addition to creating this marvelous magazine, which has won worldwide acclaim, and of which, by the way, award winning novelist Jane Smiley is our cover subject in the next issue,” he continued.

“Beauford has been a university professor, a magazine and book publisher, and he has written a ton of books, including the critically acclaimed ‘The Year Jerry Garcia Died,’ and the provocative ‘The Womanizer.’ It was hard to believe that this same guy was once kicked out of high school, after only one year.”    

Sheppard said that as they neared the finish of having coffee, Beauford suddenly turned to him and asked him if he would be interested in writing a column.

“What about?,” was his reply.

“Well, I see that you have a natural curiosity about other people. I mean, you let me go on and on. You are a born journalist. That’s what we are: listeners. I have an idea for a people and places column, which will focus on the arts. Would you be interested?,” Beauford asked.

For Sheppard, his mojo was working again, and his column is now one of the most popular items in the famous international literary/arts magazine.

“I owe Fred Beauford a lot,” he said, “just as I owe Jeff Probst, the executive producer who put me on ‘Survivor.’ Both Lynn and Jeff saw something special in me and I am very grateful for that.”

The Legend of Things Past In the year 2258, Donovan Knight, Army Specialist, lives in a world of significant scientific and technological advances. Global climate change is a thing of the past, extinct species have been resurrected, and the planet’s resources have been replenished… But Donovan doesn’t live in a perfect world: his grandfather, a scientific genius, suffers from a mysterious illness that keeps him permanently hospitalized, terrorist numbers have increased dramatically across the nation, and Donovan is sent on a mission to save the human race from a deadly biological attack— a mission that will force him to leave his family and from which he may never return.

For more information about the Neworld Review, go to http://www.neworldreview.com







Author Les Daley takes readers ‘Beyond The Workout’


SUNRISE, Fla. (PRWEB) March 26, 2015

The human body is said to be the temple of God. Yet, in an age that worships time and productivity over mindfulness and spiritual fulfillment, it has become subject to excessive abuses. The influence of the media also plays a significant role in spreading the mindset, resulting to more indiscriminate consumption of toxic substances or lesser active and authentic activities. It is this similar concern that motivated author Les Daley to put together “Beyond The Workout” (published by Xlibris). In this motivational nonfiction, he reveals empowering, life-changing teachings on fitness and wellness that are based on biblical principles.

“Beyond The Workout” is a guidebook designed to educate, motivate and inspire everyone to be the best that they can be physically, mentally and spiritually through fitness and wellness, according to Daley. It seeks to provide a clearer understanding of God’s word as to how it applies to any area of a person’s life. The author draws from personal experience to share the knowledge contained in this book, along with appropriate examples from the Holy Scripture.

Passage from “Beyond The Workout:”

“Psalm 139:14 – I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are that my soul knows right well.”

Eye-opening and wonderfully enlightening, “Beyond The Workout” appeals to everyone who seeks to transform their lives, renew their minds and achieve a better understanding of true, fitness and wellness.

“Beyond The Workout”

By Les Daley

Hardcover | 6x9in | 194 pages | ISBN 9781503526624

Softcover | 6x9in | 194 pages | ISBN 9781503526631

E-Book | 194 pages | ISBN 9781503526648

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Les Daley is a certified personal professional fitness trainer/coach, motivational speaker, wellness professor and business owner. He holds a degree in Physical Education and Sciences from the International Association/Maritime University of Adaptive Sciences. He also holds several fitness certificates from the American Council of Exercise (A.C.E.) and also I.F.P.A. Daley has also trained at many gyms including The Zoo Health Club, world’s Gym and his most recent “Just Fit Gym”. His knowledge of fitness, his charismatic personality and integrity has also taken him into the limelight including appearances on DECO DRIVE, CHANNEL 7 NEWS, TBN CHANNEL 45 and several coverage in the SUN SENTINEL. He has been involved in the training of actors and actresses in the Hollywood film industry. His most recent client was Sloan, the tennis player. In addition to his personal training, Daley has conducted workshops and seminars at many churches, non-profit organizations and corporations. Interested parties can contact his reservation crew at ldaley59(AT)gmail.com or visit beyondtheworkout.org

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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