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Transforming Lives in Armstrong: Fitness Business Nominated for 3 Chamber of Commerce Awards

Armstrong, BC (PRWEB) April 22, 2015

The Armstrong and Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce nominates more than 20 businesses each year for special awards and recognitions, highlighting them as the most influential and successful small businesses in the area. This year, Armstrong Fit Body Boot Camp has been nominated for three awards: Best Customer Service, Small Business of the Year, and Entrepreneur of the Year.

Fit Body Boot Camp is an indoor fitness boot camp brand that combines group training with individualized attention from a personal trainer to produce consistent weight loss results. The boot camp’s 30-minute workouts use a combination of intense cardio and resistance training to burn fat, build muscle, and bring clients remarkable results.

The Armstrong Fit Body Boot Camp is owned by Sheryl Dyck. A certified personal trainer and body transformation expert, Dyck has been training the Armstrong community for seven years.

“I have always loved fitness,” Dyck said, “and how it can allow someone to become powerful within themselves. Fitness changes people emotionally, mentally and physically and without all three components one does not have inner success. Working in this industry allows me the opportunity to help people find the person they are supposed to be, which looks different for everyone.”

Dyck has been a boot camp instructor since 2009 but has only recently adopted the Fit Body Boot Camp business model. Since this transition she has received an influx of positive attention, including the three recent Chamber of Commerce nominations.

The organizations nominated for these awards are competing in a pool of over 20 elite local businesses known for their powerful impact on the Armstrong and Spallumcheen community. With nominations in the Customer Service Category, Best Business and Best Entrepreneur Categories, Armstrong Fit Body Boot Camp appears to be making quite an impact.

“The nominations are awarded based on community voting and popular demand,” said Dyck. “Being nominated for any award is an honor, but having my community, clients and piers nominate me sends out a real message: it tells me that I am providing the best possible me and business to my community.”

The awards will be announced at the Armstrong & Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Awards on April 25 at Armstrong’s Centennial Hall.

About Armstrong Fit Body Boot Camp:

Armstrong Fit Body Boot Camp is a part of the Fit Body Boot Camp family of indoor fitness boot camps, whose global goal is to engage 20% of the world’s population in a healthy and fit lifestyle by the year 2020. Armstrong Fit Body Boot Camp is owned and operated by Sheryl Dyck. Dyck is committed to helping members of the Armstrong community set and accomplish their own health and fitness goals.

For more information about Armstrong Fit Body Boot Camp or to join one of their boot camp classes, please call:

(250) 309-6629

Visit their website at:

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Newest HPU Masters Degree aims to Improve Lives through Sports and Wellness Leadership

Brownwood, Texas (PRWEB) January 17, 2015

Howard Payne University will soon offer a Master of Education in Sport and Wellness Leadership (SWELL) degree program to prepare those who are entering into or wish to advance in the sport and/or wellness industries.

Classes will begin in August for the fall 2015 semester and those interested are encouraged to attend one of two informational sessions to be held February 5 and February 19 at 6 p.m. at the Brownwood Coliseum. Complimentary light refreshments will be served and those who attend will receive free admission to the Yellow Jacket basketball games that follow. The Lady Jackets will tip off at 5:30 p.m. each evening.

The SWELL program is an affordable option for those looking to impact lives through careers that emphasize the importance of health.

“Not only is SWELL the most affordable master’s degree in Texas for professionals entering or employed in the sport and wellness industries, we’ve also designed it to be one of the most accessible,” said Dr. Graham Hatcher, chair of HPU’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science (ESS) and ESS professor.

The program is designed for both full-time and part-time students with most classes scheduled in the evenings to accommodate work schedules. Limited campus housing and board plans are available for those who may wish to live on campus. In addition, competitive graduate assistantships will be available to help offset the cost of tuition.

While many graduate programs across the country focus solely on either the sport industry or wellness industry, SWELL adapts the core knowledge and skill sets of each into a comprehensive program. Consequently, SWELL graduates may find greater career flexibility and opportunity for service.

“We’ve created a holistic program that includes instruction in a variety of topics that revolve around impacting the quality of life for American citizens,” said Dr. Hatcher. “As with all HPU academic programs, the SWELL courses will be enriched by the university’s faith tradition.”

Courses include instruction on legal and ethical aspects of sport/wellness, marketing and public relations, event planning, resource management and more. Students will enter the SWELL program in cohort groups, beginning fall 2015. The program consists of 10 courses and 30 graduate hours, and can be completed in 20 months.

For more information about the SWELL program, visit or e-mail swell(at)hputx(dot)edu.

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The Healthy Home Company and In-Vest USA Team Up to Save the Lives of Law Enforcement

Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) December 24, 2014

The Healthy Home Company has a mission to make the home a safer place to raise families. In-Vest USA is dedicated to supporting our communities by helping protect those who protect us – our first responders. Today, these two organizations have joined forces to save the lives of law enforcement officers by providing them with body armor through In-Vest’s USA’s Bless the Vest campaign to avoid future incidents like the tragic shootings that happened this past week in New York.

In-Vest USA’s Bless the Vest campaign provides law enforcement officers with protective body armor vests to wear while on duty protecting our families, communities and homeland. While many believe that officers are provided a vest as part of their equipment, this is far from the truth.


An officer not wearing a body armor vest is 14 times more likely to be killed by a firearm than an officer wearing a vest.
40% of officers (almost 400,000) do not have a protective vest.
Of those who do have a protective vest to wear on duty, nearly 20% of those vests do not fit properly. A properly fitting vest can mean the difference between life and death.
Body armor vests must be replaced every 5 years and cost around $ 700 each, which is a small price to pay for the lives of our law enforcement officers.

In-Vest USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has distributed more than 3,500 free, bullet-proof vests to police officers through its grassroots volunteer organization. But that is just a drop in the bucket. The Healthy Home Company has partnered with In-Vest to give you a chance to make a difference and perhaps even save the life of one of our country’s first responders.

Give back to those who have dedicated their life to protecting you. When you purchase Healthy Home Company products using this link (, 10% of the proceeds go toward In-Vest USA’s Bless the Vest campaign.

You can also donate directly at

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