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ProRehab To Assist Team 13 Training Program Ahead of YMCA Evansville Half Marathon

Evansville, Indiana (PRWEB) June 09, 2015

ProRehab’s expert Therapists and Certified Athletic Trainers are pleased to be providing support to athletes ahead of the October 3, 2015 YMCA Evansville Half Marathon as part of Team 13 from July 7 to October 1.

Team 13 training, which is open to the community, is designed to help individuals at all fitness levels train for the half marathon. Sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 PM and on Saturdays at 7:00 AM. A kickoff meeting will take place on June 27th and sessions will begin at various locations throughout the city to allow participants to adequately train and prepare. The program is $ 20 for YMCA members and $ 30 for non-members, and registration can be completed at training locations throughout the first three weeks.

Several of ProRehab’s therapists and Certified Athletic Trainers will participate in the training sessions, providing bike support, first aid, and hydration to participants during the longer runs. Additionally, ProRehab staff members will run formal seminars on injury prevention, health and safety while training for the race, and help check team members for injury.

In addition to participating in the half marathon on race day, ProRehab staff members will offer hydration to participants from their first-aid tent, where runners can also seek medical attention pre- and post-race for issues like dehydration, cramping, and joint aches and pains.

“This will be the sixth year I’ve been involved in the Evansville Half Marathon,” said Mindy Riley, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS, ProRehab physical therapist, and Team 13 training member. “Getting to know and train with other participants through Team 13 in previous years is very fulfilling as I get to watch firsthand as team members reach their goals. I look forward to helping people get out there and prepare for a healthy, fun race this fall!”

To learn more about ProRehab’s athletic training services or to book an appointment with one of Evansville’s expert therapists, please visit http://www.prorehab-pc.com or call 812.476.0409.

About ProRehab:

ProRehab is a private physical therapy practice with locations in Evansville, southwest Indiana and western Kentucky. Known for teaching and training physical therapists throughout the region, ProRehab physical therapists are proud that patients ask their doctors to send them to ProRehab for orthopedic care. They deliver hands-on physical and occupational therapy based on the newest research to achieve the best results for patients with bad backs, achy joints, wounded hands, and sports and work injuries. Along the way, the ProRehab family has fun and makes friends with their patients; patients are actually sad to leave after their treatment is over! Find ProRehab on Facebook, @ProRehab on Twitter, and FourSquare.







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.







Charlotte Moving Company Gentle Giant Announces Promotional Sponsorship of the Thunder Road Marathon


Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 14, 2014

Charlotte moving company Gentle Giant, an award winning local and long distance mover based in Massachusetts with offices across the country, announced today that it will act as the official mover of the 2014 Thunder Road Marathon, put on by the organization Run Charlotte. Taking place on Saturday November 15th, the Thunder Road Marathon requires the transportation and storage of supplies, food, beverages, signage, and athletic equipment for approximately 5,000 participants and volunteers at the road race. Gentle Giant’s Charlotte move crews will play a pivotal role in pre-race and marathon day planning and logistics, working directly with Run Charlotte staff.

The scope of Gentle Giant’s work for the Thunder Road Marathon includes:

    Loading of Gentle Giant trucks and delivery of Marathon goods and equipment, including thousands of pounds of food, supplies, equipment, and water to the finish line on MLK Boulevard past Marshall Park
    Setup alongside Marathon volunteers beginning at 3:00 AM on race day and ending with post-race consolidation and removals
    Gentle Giant movers on hand throughout race day, helping move cases of water and other tasks as they arise
    Will have a Gentle Giant vehicle serving as the pace car for the race, and a fleet of Gentle Giant trucks behind the last runners picking up supplies as the race moves along
    Gentle Giant Moving Company will provide approximately over 100 man hours, starting the Friday before the event, through to the end of race day, and days following the event.

Gentle Giant Charlotte Regional Manager Robert Farnum will serve as the project manager for the marathon. He explains that “The Thunder Road Marathon is something we’ve been looking forward to since last year’s race, and we hope to continue this partnership every year. This event is a perfect fit for Gentle Giant Moving Company, as we have a highly athletic culture, love to compete, and spend every day running boxes throughout the city of Charlotte!”

Across the country, Gentle Giant is involved with several other large athletic events, including the Seattle Marathon, the Rivertown Runners in New York, the Escape the Rock Duathlon in San Francisco, and have long standing partnerships with the Boston Marathon and Head Of The Charles Regatta.

About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.

Founded in 1980, Boston-based moving company Gentle Giant is an award winning residential and commercial mover, offering local moving, long distance moving, and international moving services. Named 2009 Independent Mover of the Year by the American Moving and Storage Association, one of the Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in 2004, 2005, and 2006, winner of the 2006 International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau, winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Excellence in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008, nine-time winner of Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston,” six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian’s “Boston’s Best Moving Company” award, twelve-time winner of the Angie’s List “Super Service” Award, 2007 Top Small Workplaces award from the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces, and named a Healthiest Employer in 2013 by the Boston Business Journal, the company’s services include craning, piano moving, complete packing and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from more than 19 offices in California, Chicago, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and Washington State. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit http://www.gentlegiant.com.







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