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Special Olympics Illinois Goes Airborn

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 08, 2015

Special Olympics Illinois is taking a new look at the finish line. The organization will utilize drone aircraft to capture fresh views of competitors, spectators and various events organized by Special Olympics Illinois.

Airborn Media, a North Suburban start-up, will partner with Special Olympics Illinois to provide the aerial photography and showcase its approach to the debate on drones, their team of highly trained drone pilots, engineers and media experts and how the unmanned aircrafts can be used safely.

“We are proud to announce our partnership with Special Olympics Illinois and share our expertise and the latest technology to help tell the story of the brave and inspiring athletes,” said Airborn Media co-founder Brendan Stewart.

Peter Spero is a licensed pilot who co-founded Airborn Media in 2014. The company opened its doors as the dispute over public use of drone aircraft heated up. As pilots, Spero and Stewart offer a different perspective and understanding on the issue of drone use. The company provides panoramic aerial cinematography and creative custom productions for organizations like Special Olympics Illinois, municipalities and private companies. Spero says our goal at Airborn Media is to help organizations and the public understand the full potential of safely, expertly operated drone aircraft.

“The images captured will provide a whole new perspective of our events and will be a great asset to our media library, said Corinne Zollars, Senior Director of Marketing & Communications at Special Olympics Illinois. “We are so grateful for their efforts and thrilled to be partnering with such an innovative organization.”

For more information about Airborn Media visit its website at http://www.airbornmedia.net

About Special Olympics Illinois:

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 21,500 traditional athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 18,500 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support. If you are interested in learning more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible, contact your local Special Olympics agency, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website at http://www.soill.org.

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AntiGravity


(PRWEB) March 03, 2015

Over 20,000 people per day enjoy AntiGravity’s mind, body, and health benefits. Some of the latest countries to adopt the high-flying fitness phenomenon include India, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Mongolia, China, Indonesia and Australia.

India in particular holds a special significance in the inception of AntiGravity Yoga®, created by Christopher Harrison in 2007. Recently back from his first AntiGravity training in Mumbai, Mr. Harrison remarks, “I learned about yoga in India in the 1990’s and it changed my entire perspective on life and my art of movement. I am now honored to bring back my own version of mind/body connection that I call AntiGravity. I pay tribute to the greats before me and the beautiful legacy of yoga in doing so.”

The beauty of AntiGravity is that everyone can do it. The techniques, with over 1,000 moves, are catered to accommodate anyone who is active, and incorporate moves from traditional yoga, Pilates, and barre methods. Classes range from 60 to 90 minutes and include AntiGravity’s signature levitating zero-compression inversions in The Harrison AntiGravity® Hammock. Inversions not only help alleviate back pain by applying traction, but also promote the flow of endorphins to leave participants feeling joyful, empowered, and uplifted.

“There is so much to learn about a culture according to how they move their bodies and where they hold their tension,” says Mr. Harrison. “I am learning as much as I am sharing and honored to be healing both bodies and minds.”

Adds Mr. Harrison, “The Human Body is the greatest work of art ever created, and each person is its caretaker. AntiGravity techniques are celebrated around the world as a methodology for health and a philosophy of lightness. When practitioners open up space in the body, space is also opened in the mind; AntiGravity techniques help people to open up and feel free.”

With a multitude of mind and body benefits, it is no wonder that international demand for AntiGravity continues to grow. Hanging upside decompresses the spinal column, helps refresh the circulatory and endocrine systems, and fosters greater joint mobility. Plus being suspended in air requires participants to engage more muscles, simultaneously toning the core, arms, and legs in one stimulating workout.

Expansion plans continue to take flight with AntiGravity offerings in Vietnam, Dubai, and Bahrain.

Go to http://www.antigravityfitness.com to find a class near you.

The AntiGravity practice is also available at select locations throughout the U.S., including CRUNCH. Visit http://www.antigravityfitness.com/locations or http://www.crunch.com to find a class near you.

About AntiGravity® Fitness:

Christopher Harrison founded AntiGravity® Entertainment originally as a dance company that utilized acrobatic arts as a movement vocabulary in 1991. All AntiGravity Fitness techniques are derived from the performance team’s warm-ups and aerial conditioning exercises. Harrison is best known for bringing contemporary aerial arts to Broadway, rock tours, and TV award shows, and for creating the aerial yoga genre. AntiGravity is now widely considered America’s premier aerial acrobatic entertainment, being the President’s choice for his Inauguration. AntiGravity® Fitness, founded in 2008, first launched AntiGravity Aerial Yoga, forging an entirely new path and creating a new genre. AntiGravity® AIRbarre is now Harrison’s seventh fitness technique.







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Push to Walk Raises $30,000 in A Little Push Goes a Long Way End of Year Campaign


Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) January 26, 2015

With the largest amount of funds raised through an end of year campaign to date, Push to Walk starts off 2015 with $ 30,000 in donations. A noteworthy $ 10,000 more than the previous year, these donations allow us to continue to keep our doors open and offer the spinal cord injury and paralysis community our services.    

The End of Year Campaign included thousands of mailed letters to Push to Walk supporters highlighting how previous donations have helped our clients achieve their goals. The mailing was followed with an e-mail campaign focusing on more specific client accomplishments and success stories. This campaign comes shortly after our initial push in December of $ 1,000 in funds raised through Giving Tuesday.

This will be Push to Walk’s fifth year end campaign which has had positive results in the past. The title “A Little Push Goes a Long Way” embodies what matters most to Push to Walk: the small improvements for clients and how they can make the biggest of differences, and also the idea that small donations are meaningful and important.

Push to Walk is unable to cover all operating costs through client fees and relies on fundraising events to help make up the difference. “Our clients work hard year round to maintain their physical health and wellness. Annual holiday giving helps us devote additional funds to our clients. Donations of any amount are truly appreciated,” said Push to Walk President, Cynthia Templeton.

Donation opportunities are available on the Push to Walk website: http://www.pushtowalknj.org. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lajam at (862) 200-5848 or slajam(at)pushtowalknj(dot)org.

About Push to Walk

Founded in 2007, Push to Walk is an organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements. It is the only program of its kind in the New York- New Jersey area. Push to Walk’s rigorous one-on-one workout approach challenges clients to reach their personal goals and achieve maximum independence, leading to greater success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. A 501(C)3 non-profit, Push to Walk is located in Riverdale, New Jersey. Visit http://www.pushtowalknj.org to learn more.