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Group Exercise Classes ? The Group Effect

Research shows that exercising in a group as opposed to exercising alone can increase pain thresholds and prolong stamina, thereby maximizing the results gained from an exercise program.

Exercising in a group increases focus and motivation and prevents distraction and boredom often found when exercising alone. Les Mills call this THE GROUP EFFECT and it is for this reason that group exercise classes and group fitness programs have become a specialty in their gyms, attracting millions of people all over the world to their high energy and fun group strength and resistance training workouts.

One of the most popular of all their group exercise classes is Les Mills BODYPUMP™. Incorporating high repetition movements of low weights into an aerobic exercise routine, BODYPUMP™ has revolutionized traditional group exercise classes with fans reporting results never seen before with previous group exercise classes.

The Les Mills BODYPUMP™ Class – why is everyone talking about it?

The Les Mills BODYPUMP™ class takes group exercising to a whole new level. Drawing on several years’ experience of designing group fitness classes with serious scientific backing, Les Mills have ensured that this resistance training workout is a high energy, fun, safe and highly effective exercise routine.

Specially trained, inspirational and motivational instructors guide the class through the Les Mills BODYPUMP™ workout with fast-paced, innovative choreography and energetic chart-topping music, updated regularly to keep you focused and involved in your workouts. Incorporating THE GROUP EFFECT into your BODYPUMP™ workout promotes increased stamina, extra motivation and a strong sense of satisfaction that your group exercise program is not only getting unbelievable results in your fitness and strength measurements, but it’s also huge fun and very, very addictive!

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Les Mills provides group exercise classes, and with Les Mills you’re not just exercising, you’re joining in on something bigger than yourself – a revolution. You’ll fall in love with fitness as their passionate instructors and inspiring music tracks guide you through a huge variety of fitness workouts that will change your life.

Les Mills provides group exercise classes, and with Les Mills you’re not just exercising, you’re joining in on something bigger than yourself – a revolution. You’ll fall in love with fitness as their passionate instructors and inspiring music tracks guide you through a huge variety of fitness workouts that will change your life.

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Denver’s Unleaded Group Adds Extra Octane to Web Design

Born as Unleaded Software in a basement in 1996, like so many of the earliest internet ventures, the Denver-based Unleaded Group has grown into an industry-leading web development company with over 40 staff members in offices in Denver and Ahmedabad, India and a client list spanning four continents. To highlight the company’s expanded capabilities and growth, the Unleaded Group launched a complete redesign of its website in June to a Responsive format.

Responsive Design is a process by which websites are coded as they’re built to recognize how an online shopper is connecting to the internet—by a desktop computer, cell phone or tablet. Once detected, the site’s contents automatically populate to fit the fit the appropriately-sized screen—from wide to mid-size to narrow. As growing numbers of shoppers do their shopping on the internet, companies like Unleaded work to maximize their clients’ exposure on search engines such as Google giving them the tools to convert those shoppers into buyers—the newest innovation being Responsive Design.

“Customers don’t want to shop on sites where they can’t use links and buttons without zooming or excessive scrolling, where images are too small to see, or where navigation is difficult or confusing—all things that happen when a website not built on a Responsive or mobile platform,” said Jarod Clark, founder and president of the Unleaded Group.

Google is behind the rush to go Responsive. The dominant search engine internet-wide, Google controls how online searches function. About 1 ½ years ago, Google announced the upcoming change that would require that websites be mobile or Responsive to appear on a list of search findings. Then in early 2015, Google made the switch, altering its algorithm to eliminate non-mobile or Responsive sites from any search conducted on a phone or tablet., a statistics portal, announced “Worldwide mobile phone internet user penetration reached 73.4 percent in 2013. That number is expected to jump to 90+ percent by 2017.”

“By making its site adaptable (Responsive or mobile), a business guarantees itself a higher ranking in search results,” Clark noted.

Once a shopper lands on a website, it’s crucial that they’re able to move quickly to things that interest them and buy those things easily and securely. This becomes the job of Unleaded’s team of content managers and site developers. “On a website, especially on a small screen like a cell phone, a picture is literally worth a thousand words,” said Leon Averbukh, Unleaded’s Director of Digital Marketing. “By using strong images, we can help a shopper recognize things they want and quickly direct them to the products they want to buy.”

While there are several ready-made templates for building websites—platforms, in the trade jargon—Unleaded’s true expertise is in customized design for Magento, ExpressionEngine or hybrids of the two. “We integrate the best features of each platform to net a site that’s optimized for a customer’s specific needs,” Clark said.

Magento is the leading ecommerce platform, ExpressionEngine is Unleaded’s preferred content managed solution. “Magento is used to power some of the most respected online businesses—like e-Bay, for instance—and is the platform of choice for nearly every serious seller on the internet.” One of the earliest Magento affiliates, Unleaded boasts 11 Magento-certified developers on its staff. “We grew alongside Magento and are experts at integrating its robust e-commerce capabilities with other content management systems like Expression Engine and Craft for large and small clients alike.”

The Unleaded Group includes a solar-powered internet hosting company, Beanstalk Solar Hosting, as well as its Octane India division and was recently awarded Gold Star Certification from the Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau.

For more information, contact:

Jarod Clark, President

The Unleaded Group

2314 Broadway

Denver CO 80205

(720) 221-7126


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Burwood Group adds Zadara Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service to their Portfolio

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 05, 2015

Burwood Group and Zadara Storage, the provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS), today announced that Zadara’s award-winning Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) platform is now being offered as part of Burwood’s storage as a service offering.

Burwood Group has built a strong reputation for helping organizations apply technology as a strategic tool to create efficiencies and competitive advantage. As companies become more reliant on their exponentially growing data, they are recognizing that the traditional approach of purchasing large storage arrays and then managing and maintaining those complex devices has become inefficient and will not scale. Many of these companies are turning to the cloud to address this problem, and are quickly realizing the answer is not exclusively going cloud or on-premise, but more of a hybrid model incorporating the best of both environments. Burwood has selected Zadara Storage as their partner to solve this customer problem. By offering the Zadara enterprise storage as a service platform, their customers will now have a solution that will address the scalability, manageability and economic limitations of traditional storage arrays, that incorporates a unified cloud and on-premise, software defined storage (SDS) solution known as Zadara Storage VPSA.

“As the trusted advisor to our clients, Burwood’s role is to work with them to solve their most challenging information technology and business issues,” said Mark Pingry, managed services managing consultant at Burwood Group. “We developed Burwood storage as a service, powered by Zadara Storage, to address one of the most critical and costly challenges facing IT organizations today: expensive, complex, and inefficient data storage. In many markets, but particularly Healthcare, data storage demand is growing at such a pace that you can no longer be reactive. You must offer solutions that are on-demand, elastic, easy to use, and cost effective. Burwood storage as a service, powered by Zadara Storage, gives control of this data sprawl back to our clients in an easy to use, cost effective, consumption based pricing model.”

“We are extremely pleased to be adding Burwood Group to our family of partners,” said Nelson Nahum, CEO of Zadara Storage. “Burwood’s deep knowledge of corporate IT organizations makes them an excellent partner for Zadara Storage. Their ability to align our technology with customers who need it most, creates value for key customers facing critical storage challenges.”

“Our research shows that storage as a service offerings such as Zadara Storage create significant and compelling economic benefits”, said Randy Kerns, senior strategist and analyst at the Evaluator Group. “Zadara Storage offers a unique value over many of the as-a-service solutions in that they provide the enterprise features users have come to expect from their traditional storage arrays. With Zadara’s VPSA offering, users maintain the same, or better, enterprise class high-availability and disaster recovery capabilities as they have on their current storage arrays.”

About Burwood Group

Burwood Group is a systems integrator, helping forward-thinking IT leaders deliver knowledge to the end-user within the organization’s unique business context to increase profitability, reduce risk and enhance customer loyalty. We partner with leading technology and service organizations to provide tailored product and industry solutions. We work to ensure an optimal fit for each individual client. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Burwood Group serves local, national, and international clients. We pride ourselves in being trusted business advisors to clients by providing smarter solutions that deliver better outcomes. For more information, visit

About Zadara Storage

Zadara Storage is an award-winning provider of enterprise storage-as-a-service, delivering file and block storage with high-performance, high availability and predictability (QoS). The company’s patented, software-defined Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSA) deliver flexible, multi-tenant enterprise SAN and NAS technology for peta-scale primary and secondary storage. With isolated resources, exceptional data security, management control and predictable performance, VPSAs meet the most stringent Service-Level Agreements (SLAs), even in public cloud deployments. Its as-a-service model offers its customers — who include renowned enterprises, SMBs and startups — a flexible, agile and cost-efficient storage infrastructure. Available on-premises via the groundbreaking OPaaS (On-Premise as a Service) offering, Zadara delivers fully managed local storage with consumption pricing. VPSA is also available via a wide range of worldwide cloud and colocation providers, including value-added relationships with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, TelecityGroup, Dimension Data, CloudSigma, and others. For more information, visit, the Zadara Blog, or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Stonebridge Companies Hilton Garden Inn Cherry Creek Hotel Announces Fantastic Group Specials to Swing into Spring

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

The Hilton Garden Inn Denver Cherry Creek hotel today announced a limited time offer for groups who book their next meeting at the hotel, conveniently located in CitySet, a premier dining and entertainment venue in Cherry Creek. Groups who book and actualize sleeping rooms by June 30, 2015 will receive the following concessions, depending on the number of room nights;

    Book 10 – 19 rooms; receive Double Hilton HHonors Points
    Book 20 – 29 rooms; receive Double Hilton HHonors Points and complimentary LCD projection screen package for your in-house meeting.
    Book 30 – 39 rooms; receive Double Hilton HHonors Points, complimentary LCD projection screen package, waived meeting room rental and complimentary AM Coffee Service. Additionally, enjoy two Rockies tickets.
    Book 40 or more rooms; receive Double Hilton HHonors Points, complimentary LCD projection screen package, waived meeting room rental, complimentary AM and PM specialty break with coffee service, and a 4 pack of Rockies tickets.

The Hilton Garden Inn Denver Cherry Creek is preferred among Denver conference hotels, offering a combined 4,500 square feet of flexible event space. For more information, or to take advantage of this special offer while it is available, contact the Sales Department at 303-754-9800 or visit the hotel online at

Guests at the Hilton Garden Inn Cherry Creek hotel enjoy the ultimate in convenience, comfort and value. Within close proximity to Downtown Denver, the Cherry Creek Mall and shopping district and a multitude of dining and entertainment options just outside the front door in CitySet, the hotel is an ideal place to stay for business and leisure travelers alike. Amenities include free high-speed Internet access, a sundry shop, on-site dining options, 24-hour business center, indoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, free parking and much more. The Hilton Garden Inn Cherry Creek is proudly managed by Stonebridge Companies in Denver, CO.

Founded in 1991 by Navin C. Dimond, Stonebridge Companies is a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered near Denver, Colorado. The company’s current portfolio entails 45 hotels with over 7,000 rooms nationwide. This diverse listing of properties includes select-service, extended-stay, mid-scale and full-service hotels in markets throughout the U.S. For detailed information, visit our website at

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Harkcon, Inc. and ABS Group Sign Agreement under DHS Mentor-Prot

Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) March 23, 2015

Harkcon, Inc. and ABS Group are proud to announce establishment of a Mentor-Protégé relationship under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Utilization (OSDBU) program. Harkcon is looking forward to building a closer relationship with ABS Consulting who have agreed to share their extensive experience and expertise in a wide variety of areas including: management guidance, financial management, organizational management, business management/development, and technical assistance.

Harkcon and ABS Consulting have successfully worked together on a wide variety of contracts for government agencies including: U. S. Coast Guard, DHS Office of Infrastructure Protections, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, (BSEE) and GSA Performance Management and Continuous Process Improvement (PM/CPI) BPA.

In discussing the DHS Mentor Protégé program, John Duncan, Vice President for Government Services stated that “ABS Group looks forward to extending the productive and successful relationship we have built with Harkcon to deliver excellence to Government agencies. Harkcon’s training development and organizational services are industry leading and complement the range of services offered by ABS Group.”

Dr. Kevin Harkins, CEO of Harkcon confirmed the relationship by saying “We are most grateful for this opportunity to work closely with ABS Consulting, a world class organization with amazing capabilities and a corporate culture that is a good fit for us. We recognize the importance and potential of this relationship and look forward to learning from them, as well as supporting them in any way possible.”

The Mentor Protégé Program assists DHS through the establishment of long-term business relationships between large and small business contractors. The program is designed to motivate and encourage large business prime contractor firms to provide mutually beneficial developmental assistance to small businesses and to improve the success of contracts and subcontracts.


Harkcon, Inc. provides a wide range of comprehensive organizational and workforce performance analysis and customized, innovative solutions in the public and private sectors. Focusing on analysis and solutions that improve worker, workplace, and organizational performance, Harkcon specializes in identifying the needs of a workforce and the appropriate organizational, leadership, and management interventions required to bring motivation and performance to unprecedented levels.

A veteran-owned small business founded in 2005 and based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Harkcon was named Diversity Business’s “Top Veteran Owned Business” for the fourth consecutive year (2013), made the Inc. 500/5000 List for the fifth consecutive year (2014), and was recognized on Virginia Business and VA Chamber of Commerce’s “Fantastic 50” list for the third consecutive year (2013).

For more information on Harkcon, Inc. and the services they provide, please visit

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The C12 Group of Southwest Florida Gains Strength with Addition of Doug Poll

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) March 05, 2015

The C12 Group, America’s leading Christian CEO and Business Owner roundtable organization, will bolster their Southwest Florida territory with the addition of Doug Poll as Chair. Poll joins Chairs Don Light, Sr., and Don Light, Jr., a father and son practice, who have served the area since 2001 and 2010 respectively.

“We are thrilled that Doug will be joining us,” said Light, Jr. “He has a great deal of experience, first hand, with helping business leaders improve their bottom lines – and he has a real passion for the work and model of C12. Doug is an outstanding addition to our team.”

Poll will host two introductory events for Christian CEOs and business owners. The first is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1st from 7:30 – 9:00 am at The Meadows Country Club, 3101 Longmeadow in Sarasota. The second on Friday, April 17th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Ramada Venice Resort, 425 US 41 Bypass North in Venice. Those interested in attending may contact Poll at 941-321-7130 or by email at Doug.Poll(at)C12Group(dot)com.

Poll brings a wealth of management and coaching experience to his new position at C12. Previously, Poll operated the Doug Poll Group, specializing in executive and leadership coaching in the areas of strategic planning, hiring, team building, and leadership development. Over the next three years, Poll aims to expand the C12 Group roster in Southwest Florida, focusing on helping business owners meet their unique challenges.

“I am passionate about influencing the influencers – C12 is the perfect fit for me. My personal vision is to meaningfully engage others in finding God’s purpose for their lives and their businesses. I’m honored to work with the Light’s and help grow the Southwest Florida C12 outreach and influence,” said Poll.

About The C12 Group

Founded in 1992, The C12 Group is America’s leading provider of executive roundtables for Christian CEOs and Business Owners. C12’s mission is to “change the world by bringing forth the Kingdom of God in the marketplace through the companies and lives of those He calls to run businesses for Him.” For more information about The C12 Group of Southwest Florida, contact Doug Poll at 941-321-7130, by email at Doug.Poll(at)C12Group(dot)com or visit

Mona Burton Appointed Practice Group Leader of Holland & Hart’s Real Estate, Construction, Finance, and Bankruptcy Group

(PRWEB) January 09, 2015

Salt Lake City partner Mona Burton has been appointed practice group leader of the firm’s Real Estate, Construction, Finance, and Bankruptcy practice group effective Jan. 1, 2015. She replaces Brad Boodt, who was elected to the firm’s Management Committee serving as Regional Office Representative.

As practice group leader, Burton will manage and oversee the practice group and its sub-groups to ensure its mission and goals are accomplished and clients are served at the highest level. The

70-lawyer group represents the interests of builders, developers, landlords, tenants, banks and other financing and lending institutions, receivers, and trustees in a wide range of legal matters.

“I’m honored the firm has selected me to lead this practice group, and I’m excited at the opportunities we face,” Burton said. “Brad Boodt did an outstanding job leading us for the last four years, and he will be a great leader on our Management Committee. We have an outstanding group of attorneys and paralegals in our practice group, and I look forward to working with them to enhance our clients’ goals.”

A Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, Burton has an established reputation in the bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring community for integrity, credibility, and hard work. She was recognized as Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law – Salt Lake City (2015) by The Best Lawyers in America©.

For over 35 years Burton has represented creditors, asset purchasers, debtors, committees, trustees, and receivers in bankruptcy and receivership cases serving the interests of clients in a number of industries, including real estate, technology, telecommunications, mining, manufacturing, transportation, retail, health, and retirement care and agriculture. In bankruptcy litigation, Burton prosecutes and defends fraudulent and preferential transfers, claims objections, motions for relief from stay, plan confirmations, and bankruptcy appeals.

“Mona has shown a dedication and a level of excellence at Holland & Hart that demonstrates her commitment to her clients and colleagues. We are excited that she has taken on this new leadership position and know she will continue to grow the practice area to new levels,” said Liz Sharrer, Chair of the firm.

Holland & Hart’s real estate lawyers are known throughout the Mountain West for connecting buyers, sellers, developers, builders, lenders, investors, landlords, and tenants with legal support to finance, acquire, divest, manage, develop, and lease real property assets nationwide, including mixed-use, affordable housing, retail leasing, master-planned developments, and public/private projects.

The firm’s construction team has hands-on experience in virtually every aspect of a construction project from beginning to end, handling RFP preparation and response, financing, siting, permitting, design and engineering, procurement, construction and construction management, expansion, retrofitting, and privatization. When disputes arise, the firm’s experienced team represents clients in trials, appeals, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Holland & Hart has represented the litigation, transactional, and regulatory interests of banks and other financial entities for more than 50 years. The firm’s multi-disciplinary team efficiently represents the interests of borrowers and lenders, accessing the expertise of practitioners in commercial finance, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and litigation to handle matters from bank mergers and acquisitions to syndicated and single-lender commercial loans to restructuring or working out problem loans to defending complex consumer lending actions.

The firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice encompasses all challenges faced by distressed companies and their creditors. These lawyers combine in-depth knowledge of the law with an understanding of how that law fits into the broader legal and commercial framework to preserve or enforce the rights of all stakeholders with creative, cost-effective solutions.


About Holland & Hart

Holland & Hart LLP delivers integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes. Established in 1947, today the firm has more than 470 lawyers providing a full range of services from 15 offices across the Mountain West and in Washington, D.C. We offer a client-driven culture with service that is personalized, responsive, and innovative. For more information, visit

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Healthpointe Medical Group Launches a New Weight Management Program

La Mirada, California (PRWEB) December 26, 2014

Healthpointe has announced a new Weight Management Program which provides patients with the proper supervision to safely and efficiently reach a healthier body weight. The weight management program is now offered at all Healthpointe centers throughout Southern California including the clinics in Anaheim, Irwindale, Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Temecula.

In an effort to maintain health and help prevent diseases, Healthpointe has introduced their weight management program into its clinics. Utilizing a plan which combines supplemental vitamins, strategic exercises, and lifestyle adjustment advice, Healthpointe’s program is sure to establish a stable foundation for patients seeking to modify their eating and exercise habits.

The program is comprised of several different components, including individually tailored weight loss regiments, expert nutritional guidance, and optional FDA-approved weight loss drugs such as Phentermine and Tenuate. Healthpointe’s weight management program is based on the Food and Nutrition Board, as per the Institute of Medicine, which explores national health and establishes the proper principles for good nutrition.

Each patient enrolled in the program receives a informative diet and nutrition booklet and a customized weight loss plan from a team of Lifestyle and Nutrition Counseling specialists.

To begin planning a successful weight loss program, contact Healthpointe’s Weight Management program at (800) 956-2663 or schedule an appointment through

About Healthpointe:

Healthpointe is a leading multidisciplinary healthcare organization offering a full range of medical services in practice locations throughout Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties). As a highly regarded musculoskeletal group, we have a personal investment in the highest level of service, and we are proud of our record of excellence over the last four decades with private patients, injured workers, urgent care, personal injuries, and professional and non-professional athletes. Leading our organization is a dynamic team of healthcare professionals who continually strive to be at the forefront of medical innovation and healthcare service delivery. For more information, a complete list of services, and Healthpointe locations, visit

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Estate Planning and Wills, Vancouver Now Made Easier by Kushner Law Group

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) November 21, 2014

Lars F Kushner, a Vancouver estate lawyer, has recently announced that Kushner Law Group is now working to make estate litigation and planning easier for clients with the help of their list of enhanced and improved services. Contesting a will in BC is a very sensitive task because of the stringent rules and regulations that a lawyer for wills in Vancouver has to abide by. Therefore, most clients are constantly looking for experienced lawyers.

Since Lars F Kushner has years of experience in Vancouver estate planning and wills, he is able to satisfy clients with his top notch services and innovative solutions. Clients that feel they have been wrongfully left out of a will or would like to contest it for any reason are offered a wide range of solutions. These include out-of-court settlements in order to make the entire process easier. However, if the client and the circumstances lean toward a litigation procedure, Vancouver estate lawyers would passionately fight the case.

Due to their excellent services, Kushner Law Group has received commendable feedback from their clients. “Recently, Lars helped me through the process of drafting my will,” states Tim Begley who is a client and the owner of Positive Shift Health and Fitness. “He is very helpful as well as patient. He is good at explaining legal terms. The entire process was simple, quick and comfortable. I appreciated that his prices were lower than others who offer the same services.”

About the Company

Lars F Kushner, Kushner Law Group is one of the best Vancouver Law Firms, and provides assistance with all forms of Civil Law. Lars himself was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2010, and has experience at both the Supreme Court level in Canada and the Provincial Court. He will always attempt to find timely and efficient solutions to client problems, and is able to provide legal aid BC in both English and Spanish. With a great emphasis laid on customer service and client satisfaction, Kushner Law Group, along with Lars F Kushner, is striving to be the number one choice for all. For more information call 604-259-2288 x 806 or visit the company website