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Cambridge House of O’Fallon Affordable Assisted Living Community to Host Diabetes Awareness Presentation


(PRWEB) April 10, 2015

Cambridge House of O’Fallon, a Gardant affordable assisted living community, will host a presentation on diabetes awareness at 2:30 p.m. on April 14.

Marilyn Cron, the diabetes educator from Memorial Hospital, will visit Cambridge House to share tips to help diabetics manage the disease and enjoy full and active lives.

Topics of discussion will include diet, exercise, medication and more.

After the presentation, there will be time for a question-and-answer session, bingo and healthy snacks.

For more information, call 618-624-9900.

Cambridge House of O’Fallon is one of three Cambridge House affordable assisted living communities in the Metro East area. The other Cambridge House communities are located in Maryville and Swansea.

“We provide older adults of all incomes with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home,” says Tammy Loman, Director of Marketing at Cambridge House.

All three communities combine residential apartment-home living with the availability of personal assistance, help with medications and a variety of convenience and support services.

The private one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments include a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning, and an emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants, working under the direction of a licensed nurse, are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All three meals each day, housekeeping and laundry are among the included services.

“Residents also benefit from all of the opportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and to participate in activities and special events such as our car cruise,” says Loman.

All three Cambridge House communities are certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program and are managed by Gardant Management Solutions, the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

“Our focus is to provide residents with the love, compassion and dignity that they deserve and help and assistance that they need,” says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of Gardant. “Our emphasis is on helping each resident to achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.”

Based in Bradley, Illinois, Gardant Management Solutions, formerly BMA Management, operates 38 assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that together house nearly 3,800 homes and apartments.

Communities managed by Gardant include the Praire Living affordable assisted living community in Carbondale, Illinois and the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Benton, Flora, McLeansboro and Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Gardant also manages Heritage Woods of Centralia. The community in Centralia, Illinois features affordable assisted living apartments, senior living apartments and rental homes for low-income adults 55 and older.

For more information about Gardant Management Solutions and the assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that Gardant manages, visit http://www.bma-mgmt.com or call 1-877-882-1495 toll-free.







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Career Key Career Assessment Chosen for Strong Start Orientation Course at Bishop State Community College

Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 30, 2015

The Career Key, http://www.careerkey.org, and its valid career assessment have just been chosen for inclusion in Bishop State Community College’s mandatory Strong Start Orientation Course, given to all first-year students in the Fall of 2015. The college is located in Mobile, Alabama and serves nearly 4,000 students.

The Strong Start – First Time Student Orientation Course is a key strategic initiative that enhances student learning by addressing important student needs, including those in career planning. The Course’s primary focus is on helping first year students develop skills and abilities leading to academic persistence at Bishop State.

The Career Key assessment helps students learn about themselves and apply that knowledge to choosing a motivating course of study – leading to greater persistence or “sticking with” a program choice. The assessment is based on the respected Holland’s Theory of Career Choice, measuring students’ strongest personality types and interests. Career Key then matches them to careers, programs of study, and career pathways. Research shows this close personality-program-career match leads to greater persistence in a major or program, higher grades, more on-time graduation, and higher long-term job satisfaction.

Career Key displays all of Bishop State Community College’s programs on its website so that students can at any time match their personality and interests to the programs that best fit them.

Career Key Vice President, Juliet Wehr Jones, GCDF, says, “We’re so pleased that such a forward-looking, proactive institution has chosen The Career Key to help their students choose programs and careers in which they will be more likely to persist, learn, and succeed.

The Course is part of the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), “a five year action and implementation plan designed to enhance student learning and further strengthen Bishop State’s educational mission.” In designing it, Bishop State faculty and administrators made it a priority to identify research-based best practices on student learning and success, like those on which The Career Key is based. The QEP is also required for accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

For more information on the Course, visit the Bishop State Community College home page and click on “QEP.”

About The Career Key

The Career Key helps youth get college and career ready with a valid career test and self-guided articles based on the best science and practices of career counseling. It was developed by nationally recognized counseling psychologist Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC, a Professor Emeritus at N.C. State University. In addition to being earth-friendly, Career Key donates 10% of website sales to charity.







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Podnerds Launches Community for Podcasters Offering Big Budget Resources for Little Cost

Battle Creek, Michigan (PRWEB) April 30, 2015

Podnerds Inc. launched their new social network platform, http://www.podnerdscommunity.com in beta Monday morning to podcasters looking for big budget consulting and tools with their podcasts, but for very little cost to the host. The service curates all podcasting news in one place on the web, provides training in editing, sound and video production and hardware, as well as provides consulting on marketing, monetization, podcast content and series planning and syndication.

Podnerds offers full time expert consulting and answers on any podcast related problem or subject. The company plans to offer a call center support line when beta has completed on May 7th. They are offering unlimited consulting at subscription fees ranging from $ 9.99 to $ 49.99 per month. There are several packages to choose from, including an always free package for free use of the Podnerds Community. Free services include a page for podcast, blogging, reviews, audio and video uploads and more.

With Podnerds Pages, a free feature of the service, hosts can have a home base for podcasts that includes blogging, audio and video uploads, and reviews for both podcasts themselves, and platforms and tools used for podcasting.

For the subscription packages which range from 9.99 for unlimited text based support and consulting to a 49.99/mo package for a full scale branded network, members have access to webinars, training, and significantly discounted pricing on ala carte editing services, graphic design and related resources. The packages offered are priced to fit most everyones needs.

The future of Podnerds looks bright. With growth, the plans for the startup include technology to podcast in video and audio format, and to innovate with podcasters to create solutions to the problems that they see across the industry.

Shannon Dingee-Kramer, CEO/Founder of Podnerds is no stranger to podcasting. She served as the Director of Customer Operations for BlogTalkRadio, and left in her 8th year in March 2015 to start Podnerds. Podnerds Headquarters is based in Battle Creek, Michigan, but has team members spread throughout the United States.







Hoosier Lottery and Ivy Tech Community College announce New Course Offering

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) February 28, 2015

The Hoosier Lottery and Ivy Tech Community College today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the goal of providing a free resource to adult Hoosiers seeking to increase their financial literacy.

The Hoosier Lottery and Ivy Tech are together launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), an educational experience using vignettes and interactive test questions to provide guidelines for Hoosiers on basic financial skills. The MOOC’s content and benefits are initially being promoted to Hoosier Lottery winners and Ivy Tech students statewide, but the course is free and available to access by all adults throughout the State of Indiana by visiting http://www.LearnFinancialLiteracy.com.

Participants may learn various aspects of financial literacy and money management through four modules, ranging from budgeting money and managing credit to paying off debt and planning for retirement.

“I am pleased the Hoosier Lottery and Ivy Tech now offer this financial tool to Lottery winners, Ivy Tech students and adults throughout the State,” said Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor. “We support responsible lottery play and encourage winners to seek counsel from a trusted financial professional or attorney before making decisions on how to manage their windfall.”

“Our financial investment to assist in the production of the MOOC exemplifies GTECH Indiana’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, which is a pillar of the Lottery’s annual business plan,” said GTECH Indiana COO & General Manager Colin Hadden.

“Partnering with the Hoosier Lottery to provide Ivy Tech students with a free resource on financial literacy is a win for our students,” said Ivy Tech Provost and Senior Vice President Dr. Mary Ostrye. “I am confident participants seeking to understand the basics of financial literacy will find the content useful upon completion of the course.”

February is a fitting month to make the financial literacy course available to Ivy Tech students, as thousands of students are in the process of applying for financial aid before the March 10 state deadline. More than 54 percent of Ivy Tech students receive financial assistance for their education through the form of federal Pell grants. As the recipients of financial aid, Ivy Tech aims to ensure students have the appropriate resources available to manage money and pay off debt should students obtain loans.

Interested Hoosiers can access the MOOC by visiting the following web address: http://www.LearnFinancialLiteracy.com. Participants who successfully complete the course receive a printable certificate.

The MOOC was produced by Indianapolis-based Creative Street Media Group, with financial literacy guidance from senior-level KeyBank officials. Financing to produce the MOOC was in part provided by GTECH Corp., the parent company to GTECH Indiana that works on behalf of the Hoosier Lottery in the areas of distribution, sales and marketing.

ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY:

Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery contributes $ 30 million to local police and firefighters’ pensions and $ 30 million to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2013, the Hoosier Lottery contributed $ 164.5 million to the Build Indiana Fund. To learn more about the Hoosier Lottery, visit http://www.hoosierlottery.com/givingback. Download the official Hoosier Lottery app and follow on Facebook and Twitter. Hoosier Lottery logos are available online.

ABOUT IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE:

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

CONTACT: Courtney Arango, Hoosier Lottery, Public Information Officer

carango(at)hoosierlottery(dot)in(dot)gov

317-264-4898 (office)

317-653-0561 (cell)

Kelly Hauflaire, Ivy Tech Community College, Associate Vice President of Marketing & Communications

khauflaire(at)ivytech(dot)edu

317-917-5732 (office)

317-417-3582 (cell)







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Qualfon Employees Donate 26,366 Hours of Service to Community Organizations in 2014


(PRWEB) January 27, 2015

Qualfon, a people-driven business process outsourcing (BPO) company and global provider of contact center services, announced today that roughly 11,086 of its employees volunteered 26,366 hours of service to more than 45 charitable organizations and non-profit agencies across four countries during the 2014 calendar year.

“This astonishing contribution comes straight from the hearts of our employee volunteers around the world,” explained Roberto Sanchez Mejorada, Qualfon’s Chief Mission Officer. “Qualfon’s company mission is to ‘be the best BPO. Make people’s lives better.’ So as a company, we create opportunities that encourage our employees to give their time and expertise to local organizations and make a difference in their communities. It’s incredible what happens when you enable people to help others.”

The 26,366 hours of donated time and volunteer service stem from Qualfon’s Give@Work program, which focuses on building relationships with schools, charitable organizations, and non-profit agencies in the communities where Qualfon operates contact centers. Through these relationships, Qualfon sponsors events and activities that serve the needs of the local people. Some of the 2014 Give@Work activities included building homes and classrooms, rehabilitation projects after natural disasters, environmental sustainability projects, and spending time with children and the elderly.

“We collaborated with partner institutions to help transform communities, working with people of all ages, caring for the poor and sick, and running projects related to education, environment, health and construction. We also invested in our volunteers, helping them develop new skills, increasing their professional experience, growing their self-esteem and improving their personal lives,” said Sanchez Mejorada. “This volunteer work illustrates how our Qualfon family fosters compassion, empathy, tolerance, gratitude, responsibility and a sense of community through our STRIDES company values: Service, Teamwork, Results, Integrity, Dignity, Encouragement and Spirituality.”

Some of the most notable Give@Work events from 2014 include Qualfon’s work with Habitat for Humanity in Guyana and its response to Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. In Dumaguete, Philippines and in Georgetown, Guyana, South America, employees rebuilt homes for those in need. Additionally, in the hardest hit areas of Tacloban, Philippines, Qualfon volunteers adopted 35 families affected by the typhoon, offering friendship, resources, and outreach programs including emotional support and spiritual counseling.

The typhoon response program:

-Rebuilt three houses

-Repaired 15 houses

-Provided sources of livelihood to five families

-Allocated financial funding to those in the greatest need

-Sponsored two, three-day mission trips to Tacloban

-Partnered with clients, employees, friends, and the Catholic World Mission to make contributions for reconstruction efforts

“When people connect to the needs of others and exercise solidarity with them, they achieve emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Qualfon recognizes this powerful effect and sees it as an important part of our company’s calling to serve others. All of our 2014 Give@Work activities illustrate our dedication as a company to continually seek ways to respond to this calling. We believe that with God we can do the unimaginable,” said Sanchez Mejorada. “We dream of making the world a better place by improving the lives of individuals and communities.”

About Qualfon

Qualfon is a people-driven business process outsourcing (BPO) company and a global provider of contact center services and back-office processing. With experienced BPO leadership and a strong track record of business growth dating back to our founding in 1995, Qualfon helps companies reduce costs and deliver superior customer experiences. Today, we have 11,000 employees serving international brands across many industries, and our intelligent outsourcing locations span the United States, the Philippines, Guyana S.A., Mexico, and China. Qualfon’s mission to “Be the Best BPO, Make People’s Lives Better” means we invest in our people and, in return, they take better care of you and your customers. Qualfon’s employee retention is twice the industry average, which creates a people-driven value chain: Our employees stay longer, providing you a higher quality service at a lower price. http://www.Qualfon.com







Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey Offers Helpful Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

West Orange, N.J. (PRWEB) January 28, 2015

The winter season can present serious challenges to older adults in many parts of the country, whether they live in a private home, apartment, or in a retirement community. The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC), which owns and manages four senior living communities in northern New Jersey, advises seniors to take additional steps to stay safe during the colder months.

“We take extra precautions during the winter months to ensure our senior residents remain safe, warm and secure,” said Terrence Roselle, the JCHC’s Regional Facilities Director. “Measures in all four of our communities are executed to meet the demands of rough winter weather, when we must contend with near-freezing or below-freezing cold temperatures, ice and snow, and when our seniors must often spend extended periods of time indoors.”

Aside from timely snow and ice removal from all public walkway and the parking lot, Roselle noted that the JCHC offers transportation for residents to area shopping destinations and for cultural outings, and maintains appropriate indoor temperatures to keep residents warm and comfortable. Standby generators are being installed in case of a power outage and emergency protocols are in place in all four JCHC communities.

“After Superstorm Sandy, we held organization-wide programs called ‘JCHC Strong’ in all four of our communities, to educate residents on how to better prepare for extended power outages and weather emergencies,” said Roselle, who heads up the JCHC’s emergency planning task force.

The JCHC offers these helpful tips for seniors, their families, and caregivers to keep elderly or frail individuals safe and healthy during the winter, and to prevent common hazards of the season.

    Prevent unnecessary slips and falls. Older adults are particularly vulnerable to broken wrists, ankles or hips, and could suffer severe lacerations to their head or face in the events of a slip and fall.
o    Keep walkways clear of ice and snow. Have a reliable snow shoveling service lined up in advance of bad weather and adequate ice melt product on hand for steps and sidewalks.

o    Maintain good traction. Wear shoes with non-skid soles and replace worn cane tips. Remove shoes indoors to avoid tracking in melting snow and ice that can lead to dangerously slippery floors.

    Avoid frostbite or hypothermia.
o    Dress warmly in layers. According to the National Institutes of Health, hypothermia can develop in older adults after relatively short exposure to cold weather; therefore, dress warmly when going outdoors, keep extremities warm, and add hat, scarf, and gloves.

o    Keep indoor temperature warm enough. Don’t set the thermostat too low and keep extra blankets on hand for chilly nights in order to maintain proper body temperature.

    Prepare the car—and driver—for winter driving. Cold weather is no time for roadside breakdowns or stalled vehicles. Have the car serviced before deep winter hits and have all systems checked to stay safe on the road. Sign up for a roadside assistance program and keep a cell phone charged and on hand for emergencies. Avoid driving in hazardous conditions.
    Eat well and take Vitamin D. A varied, nutritional diet is always important at any age. However, less time spent outdoors in direct sunlight means less Vitamin D which is essential for healthy bones and teeth. Add supplementation to the diet and/or include grains, tuna and salmon, and fortified milk to avoid Vitamin D deficiency.
    Install a carbon dioxide monitor. Using a fireplace, gas heater or lanterns can lead to carbon dioxide poisoning if rooms are not properly ventilated. A carbon dioxide detector is an easy way to avoid this dangerous situation.
    Have an emergency kit. Be prepared for an extended power outage with a flashlight (and fresh batteries), warm blankets, non-perishable foods, a cell phone and charger, and a battery-powered radio. Have a family communication plan in place to check on each other.
    Stay in touch with loved ones. The winter can be tough on some people because they are indoors so much and they might be more isolated than usual. It’s a good idea for families to check in on their loved ones more frequently, not only to make sure they are doing well physically and emotionally.

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About the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey

Founded in 1982, the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) developed and manages more than 470 apartments in four buildings for older adults in Morris and Essex counties in northern New Jersey. The non-profit organization offers seniors a range of options in terms of services, amenities, location, and cost, all within a traditional Jewish environment. The JCHC provides housing, programs, and services for the independent elderly as well as those who need assisted living. For more information, go to http://www.jchcorp.org







Senior Memoirists from Lester Senior Housing Community Fill the House for Open Mic Night as Part of Monthly “Memoirs with Paul” Program


Whippany, N.J. (PRWEB) December 05, 2014

Residents of Lester Senior Housing Community shared personal stories of many kinds at a recent open mic night event at Drip Coffee House in Morristown. The program, which was open to the public, was part of the residents’ participation in Memoir Writing with Paul, a twice-monthly program held at the senior living community that is facilitated by Paul Rabinowitz, executive director of ARTS by the People. The non-profit organization brings assorted programs that promote creative expression to seniors and others; residents of Lester Senior Housing Community as well as Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation in South Orange participate in a variety of creative activities through ARTS by the People, including floral arts and fine arts. Both senior communities are owned and managed by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (http://www.jchcorp.org).

The audience at the coffee house included seniors and their families as well as local residents, who heard from Ruth Bromberg, Thelma Borodkin, Naomi Zaslow and Mildred Spiel. Bromberg, who is 98 years old, also participates in skit reading and exercise classes and Zaslow heads up a drama club, just a few of the ways seniors stay active and engaged at the senior living community.

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About the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey Founded in 1983, the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) owns and manages more than 470 apartments in four buildings for older adults in Morris and Essex counties in northern New Jersey. The non-profit organization offers seniors a range of options in terms of services, amenities, location, and cost, all within a traditional Jewish environment. The JCHC provides housing, programs, and services for the independent elderly as well as those who need assisted living. For more information, go to http://www.jchcorp.org.







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GateWay Community College’s CEI Startup Companies Now Have Access to Premier Inbound Marketing Software as part of HubSpots Jumpstart Program


Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 04, 2014

The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) has been named one of the newest affiliates of HubSpot’s “Jumpstart” program, which provides the inbound marketing and sales software at a fraction of the cost for eligible startups enrolled in (or recently graduated from) incubators and accelerators from across the country.

With more than 11,500 customers in 70 countries, HubSpot is predicated on the inbound marketing philosophy of attracting, engaging and delighting customers through the creation of valuable content. This approach helps grow businesses through qualified lead generation, which is a very appealing feature for the Phoenix-based business incubator and its Executive Director Jeff Saville.

“Inbound marketing has already been made easy through HubSpot’s software tool, and now it has been made more accessible and affordable for entrepreneurs through Jumpstart,” Saville said. “This is a tremendous resource for our clients as we continue to help them expand the promotional reach of their businesses.”

Patty Johnson, the founder and CEO of OneClickMed, is one such company enrolled as a client company of the CEI incubation program, and she is ready to see the positive changes that HubSpot can bring to her marketing efforts.

“I’m excited for HubSpot to help us with our marketing campaign. It’s very important for us to track and have analytics but most importantly for us to grow customer engagement,” Johnson said.

Eligible companies must match a set of business requirements, including membership in or recent alumni of an approved incubator or accelerator program, in order to gain access to the software at a 90% discounted rate for the first year.

HubSpot Sales Director Dan Tyre says CEI was a great fit for the program because of its excellent portfolio of startups as well as its array of valuable services and resources.

“Both HubSpot and CEI are dedicated to helping companies grow,” he said. “CEI offers a variety of essential services to companies who are innovating in biotech, healthcare, technology and manufacturing with world-class facilities, access to Maricopa Community College resources, helpful management advice and connections to the entrepreneurial community that can help young companies scale.”

Other participants of Jumpstart include Techstars, Y Combinator, and 500 Startups.

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About CEI

An initiative of the Maricopa Corporate College, the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation is a community-based business incubator located on the campus of GateWay Community College in the heart of Discovery Triangle. With funding from the US Economic Development Administration, City of Phoenix and Maricopa Community Colleges, CEI provides targeted business services and proactive business support to create a systematic link between technology development, compelling markets and opportunities; entrepreneurial and managerial talent development; early stage capital sourcing; and education and training, interns, coaching and business counseling.







Unique Fitness Concepts and Polar Unite to Educate Community at Chicago Marathon Expo

Mundelein, Illinois (PRWEB) November 26, 2014

Leading fitness equipment and accessories retailer, Unique Fitness Concepts, is pleased to announce their partnership with Polar at the 2014 Abbott Health & Fitness Expo, associated with the Chicago Marathon. The annual event was held at McCormick Place on October 10 – 11, 2014.

The Abbott Health & Fitness Expo, also known as the Chicago Marathon Expo, is a key gathering place for Chicago Marathon participants, as well as persons interested in learning more about health and fitness. This year, the event connected over 45,000 marathon participants and 140,000 expo visitors with Polar’s latest innovative products in the field of health and wellness. Attendees were able to browse and purchase Polar technology and get answers to questions on any of the range of Polar heart rate monitor products. Battery replacement and repair was also available onsite at the booth hosted by Unique Fitness Concepts and Polar.

With over 1200 employees worldwide, Polar has been crafting fitness technology solutions since 1977. The company produces heart rate monitors and GPS sports watches used in health and fitness training.

Unique Fitness Concepts is an authorized dealer of Polar Heart Rate Monitors.

Unique Fitness Concepts was pleased to partner with Polar for the event. “Unique Fitness Concepts loves to match people with the technology solutions that will help them achieve their fitness goals on their path to healthy living,” said Harvey Reich, President. “So it made perfect sense for us to continue that mission by partnering with Polar, a company who excels at producing quality heart rate monitors and fitness products. People who stopped at the booth were able to get solutions to their fitness barriers, so we feel the event was very successful.”

Consumers interested in purchasing equipment or accessories from Unique Fitness Concepts, including Polar Heart Rate Monitors, can visit the website at http://www.UniqueFit1.com/.

About the Company

Unique Fitness Concepts was established in 2006 in Vernon Hills, Illinois with their corporate headquarters currently located in Mundelein, Illinois. The company has a mission to act as a singular resource for fitness enthusiasts needing workout equipment and accessories, as well as offering health and fitness education. Unique Fitness Concepts prides itself on quality customer service. For more assistance, consumers can visit their website at Uniquefit1.com or their social media pages on Facebook or Twitter.







ElliptiGO Inc. Partners with the Atlanta Track Club to Provide New Training Opportunities to the Local Running Community


San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

ElliptiGO Inc., creators of the world’s first elliptical cycle, today announced their partnership with Atlanta Track Club (ATC), the second largest running organization in the U.S. Eight new ATC-branded ElliptiGOs are now available for their members to check out, take home, and use as needed. In addition, the ATC will be using the ElliptiGOs to pace various events throughout the year and will have them present at post-race expos and award ceremonies. So far, ElliptiGOs were used as pace vehicles at the AJC Peachtree Road Race in July, the largest 10K in the U.S. and US 10K Championship race, as well as being on hand for pre and post-race events surrounding the Atlanta 10-Miler last weekend.

“We’re excited that this partnership has become a reality,” stated Rich Kenah, Executive Director at Atlanta Track Club. “A fun and effective cross-training tool like the ElliptiGO will be of great value to our runners, so we’re very pleased to offer this as a benefit to our members. Our hope is that by giving them easy access to a low-impact, running-like workout, our runners will integrate more cross-training into their training programs. More cross-training can help our members stay injury-free, improve their performance, and maximize their potential.”

With this partnership, the Atlanta Track Club joins a growing list of clubs and teams that use the ElliptiGO with their athletes, including the Oregon Track Club Elite, the Brooks Beasts, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley.

“We’re thrilled to support such a historic and involved track club,” stated Bryan Pate, Co-Founder and Co-President of ElliptiGO. “The leadership of the Atlanta Track Club is first-class and sees the value in providing the latest and most innovative form of training to their members. We look forward to extending the running life of ATC members so that they can achieve their performance goals and remain an active part of that great community for years to come.”

For more information and to reserve one of the ATC ElliptiGOs, contact Sue Payne: sue(at)atlantatrackclub(dot)com. For more information about ElliptiGO and its products, visit http://www.elliptigo.com or follow them on Twitter @elliptigo and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/elliptigo.

About Atlanta Track Club

Atlanta Track Club is a member-based nonprofit centered around running. Atlanta Track Club is committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta through world-class events, training programs, and community outreach activities. Today, Atlanta Track Club puts on over 30 events a year throughout the Atlanta area, including the AJC Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta 10-Miler and the Atlanta Half Marathon. With more than 21,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States.

About ElliptiGO

ElliptiGO, Inc. is the San Diego-based company that created the world’s first outdoor elliptical bicycle. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, the ElliptiGO® delivers a high-performance workout experience that closely mimics running outdoors while eliminating the impact. Comfortable and easy to ride, elliptical biking is an effective way to build cardiovascular fitness without aggravating injuries and is great for everyone from the weekend warrior to the elite athlete. More than a dozen Olympians, 25 Universities, and 100 professional athletes are leveraging the ElliptiGO to get a cardio workout in without the jarring impact of running or the discomfort of sitting on a traditional bicycle. It’s the most fun and efficient way to get outside and be active. The full line of ElliptiGOs is available for purchase at select retailers nationwide and through the company’s website: http://www.elliptigo.com.

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