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Healthy Hispanic Living Renews Its Mission as CDC Issues Report on State of U.S. Hispanic Health


Irvine, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2015

As Healthy Hispanic Living (HHL) launches a new education and awareness campaign around the Diabetes and Obesity epidemic that is hitting the Hispanic community especially hard in this country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released results on May 5th of its first national study on the health risks and leading causes of death amongst U.S. Hispanics. The study confirms heart disease and cancer as the leading causes of death in the Hispanic population, and higher death rates from diabetes and chronic liver diseases than non-Hispanic whites. As HHL has also written about since it started publishing in 2013, Hispanics are woefully uninsured – almost three times as less as non-Hispanic whites, according to the study.

HHL was launched in response to the health and lifestyle needs of the fast-growing U.S. Hispanic community, which is on track to be the minority-majority population (54%) by 2050, and already represents almost one out of every six people. This demographic cultural shift™ is changing the business of health, from genetic research and the need for more culturally competent patient care to the critical need for Hispanics to become more educated about preventive care, treatment options, and self-advocacy in general.

“When tackling the most important health issues, we need to remember first and foremost that we don’t treat diseases, we help to care for people, said Dr. Joseph Alvarnas, Director of Medical Quality at City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. “We can create the best medications and laboratory tests imaginable, but they are of no use unless we understand how to fully engage people at a human level. It is culture that inspires people toward their highest achievements; it is only by listening carefully and engaging people at a cultural level that we can ever impact the diabetes and obesity epidemic.”

The CDC study points out the challenges that Hispanics face in gaining access to health care, especially for those lacking English skills, living in lower socio-economic conditions, or achieving lesser education levels than non-Hispanic whites. It includes a list of recommendations for health care professionals seeking to prepare for the cultural demographic shift – many of which are already being practiced at City of Hope and have been addressed on HHL – such as: accommodating cultural and language preferences with Hispanic and/or Spanish-speaking doctors and clinicians; educating Hispanic patients about their risks and preventative measures they can take; smoking cessation programs; and utilizing “promotores de salud” (Hispanic health workers situated within the community) to provide “in-culture” and language appropriate outreach and communication.

The CDC study shows that Hispanics are high risk for chronic disease, particularly high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. CVS Health has been confronting this challenge head-on with its CVS/pharmacy Project Health free screening events, which bring health care services and insurance education directly to the underserved multicultural communities where their stores are located. The last Project Health campaign, which ran from November 2014 to February 2015,offered more than 1,000 free screening events in 27 cities across the U.S., bringing the number of Hispanic consumers Project Health has served since its inception in 2006 to nearly 500,000. This translates into nearly $ 50 million worth of free medical services enabling people to know their numbers and how to take preventative action if necessary, whether they needed to start a diet and exercise program, stop smoking, talk to a pharmacist about medications or learn about insurance options, or find a doctor for follow-up consultation and examination.

“The free, comprehensive health screenings offered at our Project Health events can help identify health concerns or risk factors for participants,” said David Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, for CVS Health. “By addressing health care challenges, such as ethnic disparities and lack of access to preventive care, we can make a difference in the health and well-being of our customers. It’s just one more way we are living out our company’s purpose – helping people on their path to better health.”

As HHL has maintained and the CDC report confirms, how Hispanics proactively tend to their healthcare needs and that of their families will demand a strategic and highly collaborative effort amongst Hispanic patients, medical institutions, corporations and government leaders that influence the business of healthcare. As such, HHL provides a platform where Hispanic patients and families, medical institutions, retail-healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, STEM educators, financial and insurance service providers and consumer brands can come together, be actively involved in the conversation, and become part of the solution.

For more information, please visit http://www.healthyhispanicliving.com and/or contact Annette Prieto Llopis, Vice President of Client Relations at annette(at)healthyhispanicliving(dot)com or call 949-387-2609.







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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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In-Shape Health Clubs Opens State of The Art Fitness Center That Focuses on Family


Cathedral City, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2015

Phase 1 of the 42,000 square foot In-Shape Health Club in Cathedral City is now complete and offers members incredible amenities that make fitness fun.

In-Shape Cathedral City showcases fitness options designed to make a workout fit into any busy schedule without forcing members into a repetitive routine. From an immersive cardio theatre and a functional training zone with kettle bells to In-Shape’s exclusive 29-Minute Circuit®, there is always something new to try.

The club also plans to focus on family, offering members access to an extensive childcare facility for children 6 months thru 12 years of age. The childcare facility will open when Phase 2 of construction is completed in Summer 2015.

“We believe that everyone is entitled to live a healthy and happy life and we are proud to introduce Cathedral City to the In-Shape lifestyle,” said In-Shape’s Chief Executive Officer Paul Rothbard. “Our new club will be more than just a health club – it will be an all-in-one family fitness destination that will transform life in this community.”

Phase 2 will add even more exciting options for members including a heated indoor swimming pool and spa, group cycling and group exercise areas, spa like locker rooms, and certified personal trainers.

Reduced rate Founding Memberships are available throughout the Phase 1 opening period. Residents will be able to save on memberships and jump-start their fitness routines while Phase 2 of the building project is completed. Interested residents should call 760-321-3103 or e-mail cathedral(dot)city(at)inshapeclubs(dot)com for more information. You can also download a 7-Day Guest pass by visiting http://www.inshapeclubs.com/.

In-Shape Cathedral City is located in the former Albertson’s in the Mission Plaza Shopping Center at 35935 Date Palm Drive.

About In-Shape Health Clubs

In-Shape Health Clubs is based in Stockton, CA. Founded in 1981 with one club and a vision for helping people stay healthy and have fun, the company is expanding to provide state-of-the-art facilities to members throughout the state. In-Shape currently owns and operates 72 locations in California.







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State of Colorado Employee Wellness Program Teams Up With the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center to Bring Health Solutions to State Workers


Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) March 18, 2015

The first group of 20 State of Colorado (State) employees lost an average of 8.59% of their body weight while participating in the 16 week State of Slim pilot program, offered through the employee wellness program. Overall the group of lost 282.1 pounds, with some of the individuals losing as many as 34 pounds.

The University of Colorado (CU) Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s research-based, results-oriented weight-loss program State of Slim, was offered through the State of Colorado Employee Wellness Program, which encourages State employees to live healthier lives through incentives and innovative programs. The wellness program empowers employees to take action by creating long-term healthy behaviors and routines, and supports Gov. John Hickenlooper’s goal to make Colorado the healthiest state in America.

All interested employees completed a voluntary application and signed a commitment to the State of Slim expectations. CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center experts selected 20 employees for the program based on the center’s criteria and participants’ level of readiness.

The employees met with a State of Slim transformation coach for 16 weeks of curriculum-based, face-to-face group sessions. To promote engagement, employees paid a small fee, and if employees met the expectations and promises for the program they earned their contribution back.

In terms of weight loss, the program teaches employees how to get outside their comfort zone and have the right mindset and motivation to transform themselves. Unlike typical weight loss programs, State of Slim teaches participants not only how to get the weight off, but how to keep it off.

“State of Slim class participants often come to us for weight loss but soon learn they are in for a lifelong transformation,” said program creator Holly Wyatt, MD, medical director of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and co-author of the book State of Slim. “The information we teach is based on 30 years of scientific research, which showed us that changing your mindset is just as important as diet and fitness when it comes to taking weight off and keeping it off long-term. We are thrilled to partner with the State of Colorado in its organizational wellness journey as it offers the State of Slim program to its employees. It truly demonstrates the State’s commitment to walking the talk and the importance of a healthy workplace.”

Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) employee Greg Mechem lost 20.6 pounds by changing eating behaviors, habits and patterns. “I love the way this whole concept has been introduced,” said Mechem. “The explanations of how we’ve gotten to where we are ring true. The insight as to what needs to be done to change the cycle and that this is not just a temporary change but a permanent one, is profound.”

Another DPA employee, Sabrina D’Agosta, dropped 18.2 pounds she had previously struggled to lose. “As a lifelong vegetarian, I thought I was eating really well, and exercise alone wasn’t helping me accomplish my weight loss goals after I had kids. State of Slim made me re-examine my food choices and fundamentally changed the way I think about not just my diet, but my overall health and well-being. I’m thrilled with how much I lost, how quickly I lost it and how confident I am that I can keep it off. I’m hugely appreciative that the State offered this program and hope that many others will participate.”

Moving forward, the State plans to offer additional State of Slim programs to select departments in a phased approach. One of the State’s health plan partners, UnitedHealthcare, sponsored the cost of the first phase of the program.

“State of Slim is an innovative and exciting way to get State employees to make healthy choices a part of their everyday life,” said Beth Soberg, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado. “UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to support this program and help Coloradoans live healthier lives.”

“As we continue to advance the employee wellness program, we are always looking for opportunities to collaborate with local partners who offer wellness solutions that not only engage State employees in their health, but help them make positive lifelong changes,” said Nate Sassano, wellness manager for the State. “The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s State of Slim program brings training and education on-site and supports our vision to build a work environment where it is easy to engage in healthy activities.”

State of Colorado Employee Wellness Program:

In 2012, the Governor’s Office released the State of Health Report: Colorado’s Mission to become the Healthiest state in the Country. The plan outlined ways to support Coloradans in their efforts to achieve their optimal health, promote prevention and care management, expand coverage, and improve health system integration and quality. As the second largest employer in Colorado, the State recognized the opportunity to improve the health of more than 31,000 classified State employees and lead the way as a wellness-focused employer. The State of Colorado Employee Wellness Program was launched on July 1, 2013. The goal is to create a worksite environment that inspires, encourages and supports employee health and well-being through programs, policies and culture. The program is offered to all State of Colorado employees. Employees on a State-sponsored benefit plan are eligible to receive up to $ 20 off of their monthly benefits premium if they 1) take an annual health assessment through their carrier and 2) earn 400 coins monthly on CaféWell, an online Health Optimization Platform™ of resources and programs that drives consumer engagement through a novel combination of social, gaming and personalized activities. For more information on the employee wellness program, visit colorado.gov/dhr/wellness.

State of Slim:

The State of Slim program was created by Holly Wyatt, MD, medical director at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and medical director for the ABC-TV hit show “Extreme Weight Loss”. Wyatt’s revolutionary 16-week transformational weight loss program is based on the book State of Slim she co-authored with CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Executive Director James O. Hill, PhD. The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is now offering a corporate version of the State of Slim program to employers dedicated to improving the well-being of their employees. State of Slim is unlike traditional weight loss programs, transforming lives and empowering employees through behavior-change and sustainable health solutions.

University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is an innovative, state-of-the art research, education and consumer care facility located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The Center’s mission is to transform the lives of individuals and communities through science-based wellness strategies. Research is translated into customized programs and offerings, delivered through the Wellness Clinic and Fitness Center.







Ohio State Newark’s Student Research Forum Winners Announced


Newark, Ohio (PRWEB) March 26, 2015

In its 11th year at The Ohio State University at Newark, the Student Research Forum showcased oral and poster presentations from 25 students in the John Gilbert Reese Center.

“This was a wonderful opportunity for the campus and the community to see some of our best and brightest,” says Dr. Nathaniel Swigger, Assistant Professor and co-organizer of the event. Adding, “In the end it’s all about our hard-working students presenting their research accomplishments.”

Student participants gave poster presentations as well oral presentations followed by question and answer sessions. Both were judged in separate categories divided between students presenting completed research and students who are proposing research topics.

The full list of winners and participants follows.

Oral Presentation, Completed Research:

Wesley Barnhart and Samuel Rivera, “Auditory Stimuli Slow Down Responses and First Fixations: Support for Auditory Dominance”

Carolyn Dunifon, “Heart Rate Variability Associated with Attentional Control in High-Load Flanker Tasks” (1st place)

Chelsea Hinshaw, “Mysterious Bones: The Key to Unlocking New Orleans’ Odd Fellows Rest”

Amanda Hunt, “Adolescent Literature for Young Adults vs. for Adults” (2nd place)

Bryce Jones, “Intellectuals and Zombies in Star Wars: Death Troopers”

Oral Presentation, Proposed Research:

Torah Silvera, “Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring the Intersection of History, Community, and Culture in a Unique Tradition” (2nd place)

Lenise Sunnenberg, “New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Indian Queens: Exploring the Intersection of Race, Gender and Culture in a Unique Tradition”

Ashley Theodore, “Maintaining Black Culture through Mardi Gras Indian Suits” (1st place)

Poster Presentation, Completed Research:

Wesley Barnhart, “The Effects of Math Anxiety on Behavioral Decision Making Tasks”

Wyatt Bowman, “The Perception of Research Quality Based on Institutional Esteem”

Robert Burkhart, “Testing the Utility of Stable Isotopes for Analyzing Bee Foraging Across Habitats”

Krysten R. Chadwick, “Prosodic Processing by Individuals with Williams Syndrome” (1st place)

Rebekah Clark, “The Effects of Simulated ADHD Symptoms on Cognition”

Carolyn Dunifon, “Pay Attention to the Pictures: Auditory Dominance Not Under Attentional Control”

Max Frankenberry, “Utility of Carbon 13 Isotopes for Determining Adult Bumblebee Diets”

Kayla Palmiter, “Cross-Domain Priming of Language and Music in Children”

Lindsey Rike, “The Cross-Domain Priming of Language and Motor Rate” (2nd place)

Andrew Sabula, “An Archaic Ungulate of Middle Paleocene Age from Southeast Montana”

Poster Presentation, Proposed Research:

Emily Fischer, “Is it a Bat or a Bat? How Preschoolers Use Prosody to Disambiguate Nouns”

Steven Foley, “Pre-Katrina vs. After Katrina: N’awlins Does Matter”

Austin Hulse, “Spectral Lags of Swift Gamma-Ray Bursts with Precursor Emission” (2nd place)

Ashley Luu and Cody Price, “Providing Unique Information May Lead to Being Ostracized”

Michael Madson, “Spectral Lags of Swift GRBs with Prompt Optical Emission” (1st place)

Brandon Porter, “The Effect of Prosody on Decision Making”

K’ree Wright, “Using Prosody to Predict a Credible Source”

To learn more about the Student Research Forum or about student research at Ohio State Newark, contact Nathaniel Swigger, Assistant Professor, Political Science at swigger.1(at)osu(dot)edu.

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PHOTO Attached – Dr. Robert Cook congratulates a student winner at the 2015 Student Research Forum







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Demetree Real Estate Joins Sperry Van Ness


Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) February 25, 2015

Sperry Van Ness® Florida announces that Demetree Real Estate Services has become the newest addition to its expanding presence throughout the state. Now operating as SVN Demetree, well-known and respected industry veterans Mary Demetree and Rory Williams will expand their extensive property management expertise and services in locations throughout Florida.

“We’re pleased to add to our SVN® Florida team the talents of such high-caliber and distinguished professionals as Mary Demetree and Rory Williams,” said Jerry Anderson, CCIM, Executive Managing Director of SVN Florida. “With the addition of the Demetree team, SVN Florida has immediately enhanced its ability to provide outstanding, full service property management in every market throughout the state.”

Headquartered in Winter Park, SVN Demetree currently manages more than two million square feet of property and 3,000 multifamily units in a variety of regions, including Central Florida, the Space Coast, South Florida, Tampa, and Jacksonville.

“We’re excited to join the SVN Florida family—it was the right timing and right fit for us,” said Demetree. “Our goals and philosophy are in sync with the SVN organization’s dedication and team approach to serving clients. In addition, aligning with a commercial real estate firm of SVN Florida’s quality and reach provides us with the best opportunity to continue to expand our services.”

Mary Demetree has a successful real estate legacy in Central Florida and throughout the state. She has earned numerous awards and accolades for her business successes, including being named the Business Owner of the Year in Orlando for 2012. In addition to running her own 200-plus person real estate firm and spearheading its successful growth, she has led a number of other successful business ventures, has been a large gift donor for a number healthcare organizations, is an active investor in Broadway theatre, and serves as a venture capital partner in the WonderWorks attraction in Orlando.

She is also active in the community having served on dozens of boards and committees and supported numerous initiatives, such as Boys Town Central Florida, Young Life of Central Florida, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, Central Florida Partnership, Commerce National Bank & Trust of Winter Park, and Ave Maria University in Southwest Florida.

The Demetree name is synonymous with high-profile real estate activity, as the family has served as pioneers in the land development, construction, commercial real estate, and land use industries nationwide for more than 65 years. Among its many achievements, the Demetree family is often recognized as having owned land purchased by Walt Disney more than 50 years ago for his Orlando theme parks.

Rory Williams previously served as the principal and managing partner of AC Commercial Realty, which merged with Demetree Real Estate Services prior to its joining SVN Florida. Williams successfully guided AC Commercial—a diversified real estate organization focused on investment, development, and real estate services—through several growth stages and was instrumental in diversifying its portfolio of properties in Florida and Texas and merging with the Demetree team.

A second-generation commercial property manager, Williams combines industry knowledge with local market intelligence to provide expert guidance and creative investment strategies to his clients. He specializes in office, retail, industrial, self-storage, and multifamily assets. Prior to founding AC Commercial, Williams led the operations of a private real estate portfolio with five million square feet and operations in eight states.

The addition of SVN Demetree is consistent with the efforts to provide specific commercial real estate verticals within the SVN national brand, which was recognized as the 8th Top Property Manager, according to the 2014 Commercial Property Executive Survey.

SVN Florida features Advisors in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Tallahassee, Panama City, Pensacola, Ocala, New Smyrna Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, Lake Mary, Winter Park, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples, Fort Myers, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Stuart, Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, and Miami. The SVN Florida team represents clients in office, multifamily, retail, industrial, self-storage, hospitality, marina, mobile home park, and land transactions.

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About Sperry Van Ness Florida Commercial Real Estate Advisors:

Sperry Van Ness International Corporation, a commercial real estate brokerage franchisor, is one of commercial real estate’s most recognized brands, based on the annual Lipsey Survey. The SVN® Organization includes more than 180 locations in 200 markets. SVN Advisors provide brokerage, tenant representation, consultation, asset management, property management, leasing, accelerated marketing, and auction services. The Florida team consists of more than 90 Advisors serving locations throughout the state. SVN Advisors represent clients in office, multifamily, retail, industrial, self-storage, hospitality, marina, mobile home park, and land transactions. All SVN offices are independently owned and operated. For more information on SVN Florida, visit http://www.svnflorida.com. For the latest news, trends and issues related to the commercial real estate market, visit SVN Florida’s blog http://www.svnflorida.com/category/blog/.

Contact

Ken Zeszutko

Zeszutko Corp.-PR on behalf of SVN Florida

321-213-1818

kenz(at)zcorp-pr.com

Jerry Anderson, CCIM, Executive Managing Director

Sperry Van Ness Florida Commercial Real Estate Advisors

386-547-4968

jerry.anderson(at)svn.com







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CrossFit World Record Holder Opens New 12th State CrossFit


Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 18, 2014

Cliff Kohut, CrossFit Regionals World Record Holder, announced the opening of 12th State CrossFit, a one-of-a-kind facility with a welcomed feature lacking in CrossFit facilities throughout the Triangle: classes capped at 15 students. For more information about 12th State CrossFit, visit: http://www.12thstatecrossfit.com.

“12th State CrossFit caters to all walks of life and all ability levels,” says Kohut.” Anyone who wants to try CrossFit out for whatever personal reason — to lose weight, to improve their physique, to relieve stress — visit our website. Try us out. It could change your life.”

Located at 807 Hodges St, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27608, inside the 440 Beltline just minutes from North Hills, Five Points, and Downtown Raleigh, 12th State CrossFit promises to deliver a fun atmosphere, qualified and caring staff, 1:15 coach to student ratios and unique programs.

“While I’ve always been athletic, it’s important for people to know that I only started my CrossFit fitness regimen nearly four years ago,” says Kohut. “Now I’m a world record holder. I’m proof that anything is possible with CrossFit.”

Along with a world record holder as head coach, unique CrossFit programs, fun atmosphere and small classes, 12th State CrossFit offers students:


Staff of knowledgeable coaches that will go the extra mile to ensure each of their athletes reach their full potential;
Sense of community as coaches and fellow athletes will cheer you on during workouts and know you on a first name — or nickname – basis; and,
Measurement of personal progress with Wodify, a virtual whiteboard and “hub” that allow athletes to track and log workouts and diet while interacting online with trainers.

CrossFit is a Life Changing Experience at 12th State

For a limited time, beginning January 2015, 12th State CrossFit is offering a month of introductory classes for a fee of $ 50 for the month. These intro classes, known as “CrossFit 101,” will allow a smooth transition into the world of CrossFit. Special attention will be paid to teaching proper mechanics and ensuring that new members feel comfortable in the gym. This is a perfect opportunity to experience a CrossFit workout with other beginners in a controlled and safe environment. No pressure to perform and no need to “get in shape” prior to arriving. If you are comfortable at 12th State after a month, you are welcome to sign up for additional classes. This is a no-risk, low stress way for athletes to become acquainted with 12th State training methods.

The CrossFit Explosion

Crossfit is exploding throughout the nation. In 2005, there were seven affiliates. Now there are well over 10,000. CrossFit has experienced a growth rate of 166% per year. Besides the results participants experience, the annual CrossFit Games has helped fuel its sports popularity. With corporate sponsors like Reebok and media deals with ESPN, participation in the CrossFit games has grown from 26,000 participants in 2011 to 2014,000 participants in 2014.

About 12th State CrossFit

12th State CrossFit strives to deliver 1:15 ratio coach to athlete maximum, energetic atmosphere, unique programs, and a community of supporters. The gym is located inside the 440 Beltline just minutes from North Hills, Five Points, and Downtown Raleigh, at 807 Hodges St, Raleigh, NC 27608. Featuring a 7,000 square foot facility and equipment from top manufactures like Rogue and MuscleDriver USA, 12th State CrossFit is owned and operated by Regional CrossFit World Record Holder, Cliff Kohut. 12th State CrossFit offers students a staff of caring, knowledgeable and qualified trainers. For more information, please visit: http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/certs.shtml.

About Cliff Kohut

Born in Mocksville, North Carolina, and raised in Kernersville, North Carolina, Robert Kohut grew up the son of a gym owner, and naturally became a “gym rat.” Kohut attended East Carolina University in Greenville to study Exercise Physiology and was a walk-on NCAA athlete for the university’s swim and dive team. After one year in Greenville, Cliff left to pursue a chance to compete for the gymnastics team at the University of Nebraska. Following his time in Nebraska, Cliff returned home and began coaching at a local gymnastics club where he would eventually meet his wife Hannah, who is one of the skilled trainers at 12th State as well. Through intense training, and the support of loved ones, Kohut was able to reach the 2014 CrossFit Mid-Atlantic Regional competition, where he would compete for a spot in the CrossFit Games. After two days of competition at regionals, he had successfully gathered three “Top 3” finishes, one of which was a victorious first place and regional world record in the Handstand Walk Event (410 feet in 3 minutes).

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North American Seminars introduces Pilates Rehab Integration Strategies, a new CA, NV, FL, NJ and IL state approved Continuing Education Course for PT,OT, COTA and PTA.


Franklin TN (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

This one day OT PT continuing Education Course course blends home study training from a professionally filmed and mastered DVD with online access with face to face interactive instruction and hands on lab sessions. The course has been carefully designed to maximize the learning experience by combining the self-paced online/DVD home study materials with a focused hands-on training session in the classroom.

Pilates is an effective treatment tool when properly integrated into a rehabilitation program. The proper integration of Pilates principles for orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric populations will be presented during the online educational course and reinforced with a one day hands-on training session supported with lecture. Case study presentations with discussion of the supporting theories of Pilates exercises are integrated into the live and online materials. Expert HD video demonstrates, with narration, over 80 Pilates techniques and exercises and is delivered online and with a DVD. The live session reinforces these concepts and techniques and provides comprehensive lab sessions devoted to learning, properly executing, and cueing Pilates mat exercises. Small apparatus, including foam rolls, Swiss balls, and rings, will be used during lab exercises for modifications and advancements.

Supporting written material is provided for the online as well as live training sessions, and a DVD is provided for self-paced offline learning and reference. Specifically, participants will receive a comprehensive manual containing information on the evidence-based practice of Pilates in rehabilitation (including references to current research articles, types of exercises, effectiveness of Pilates, comparison of Pilates with other forms of exercises, and the use of Pilates in various patient populations) and a professionally filmed and mastered interactive DVD with online access.

This OT PT Pilates CME course will provide a deeper understanding of how to properly perform and instruct patients on Pilates techniques. This understanding forms the basis for integrating Pilates principles, fundamental and core stabilization exercises into your specific rehab programs and real life patient related functional activities. Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to immediately integrate their knowledge in the clinical setting to provide a Pilates-based treatment program to the orthopedic, neurologic, and/or geriatric patient for improved functional outcomes.

This Pilates Rehab Continuing Education Course will be presented at:

January 30, 2015-January 30, 2015 presented at UHS-Summerlin Hospital in Las Vegas, NV

Tuition: $ 399.00- 7 Live 10 Home Study    

March 20, 15-March 20, 2015 presented at San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon, CA Tuition: $ 399.00-7 Live 10 Home Study    

June 05, 2015-June 05, 2015 presented at Vital Rehabilitation in Chicago, IL Tuition: $ 399.00-8 Live 12 Home Study

October 02, 2015-October 02, 2015 presented at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ Tuition: $ 399.00-7 Live 10 Home Study    

November 07, 2015-November 07, 2015 presented at Baptist Hospital of Miami in Miami, FL Tuition: $ 399.00-8 Live 12 Home Study    

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