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GovX and BONKGEAR Partner for Army Physical Fitness Test Themed Apparel Retail Sales

ASHBURN, VA (PRWEB) April 17, 2015

BONKGEAR, designer and distributor of smart athletic apparel for endurance, strength and agility training, announces a retail partnership with GovX. GovX is the leading e-commerce destination providing discounts for current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as first responders and related government agencies.

At GovX you will find products with pricing exclusively for verified {military and government} customers. All products are shipped directly from the manufacturer.

BONKGEAR, founded in the heart of an athlete, is a veteran owned small business. It is a first of its kind apparel company, providing you with the means to enhance or maintain your fitness level by ensuring that you always have a workout with you. Each BONKGEAR apparel design includes a hidden QR code that when scanned using any QR scanner on your smartphone, auto-launches a mobile-enhanced website containing daily rotating workouts inspired by the theme of the shirt. Each shirt design includes 9+ custom training workouts, with three levels of intensity – Level 1, Level 2 and BONK level.

BONKGEAR has launched a new shirt design and workout series for GovX customers – WARRIOR APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test). The WARRIOR APFT shirt comes with customized workouts and proudly displays a tailored Army APFT specific design on the back. Strength and Conditioning specialist, Stew Smith, creates the workouts that launch from the QR code on the shirts. “The workouts are designed to help improve your APFT test scores,” states Smith. “The workouts are perfect for newly enlisted soldiers, active duty personnel or veterans looking to stay fit. We provide an extra boost in maintaining physical fitness, and readiness for APFT test day.”

The APFT has a max score of 300 and consists of the 2 minute timed push-up, 2 minute timed sit-up, and the timed 2-mile run. “The military, no matter what branch, is finding it harder to find eligible candidates,” states Army vet and Founder of BONKGEAR, Chris Jones. “They are finding that 7 out of 10 new enlistments are out of shape and we want the WARRIOR shirts to be a form of self motivation to help them succeed.”

Smith is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, former Navy SEAL Lieutenant, and an author of several fitness and self-defense books. Labeled as the Personal Trainer to the Heroes of Tomorrow, a tribute site to fallen heroes, Smith assists future heroes to train for any physical fitness test in the military and law enforcement agencies.

GovX CEO Marc Van Buskirk added, “The concept behind BONKGEAR speaks to the GovX culture of supporting all those who have ever protected and served. Staying in top physical condition is of the utmost importance to so many of our members, and the Warrior APFT shirt and workout series shows a deep commitment to their lifestyles, ethics, and call to service. GovX is truly thankful to have BONKGEAR on board with our mission, and to be a part of what will truly be an exciting and much-needed new product in fitness.”

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YOU’RE WEARING YOUR WORKOUT – BONKGEAR apparel is the only brand that provides you with the means to enhance or maintain your fitness level by ensuring that you always have a workout with you (patent pending). BONKGEAR workouts are provided by certified personal trainers and geared toward a moderate to high fitness ability. BONKGEAR provides its retail and coaching partners with a toolset that allows them to publish a series of mobile workouts for their team/group. BONKGEAR hosts the personalized workouts on a co-branded mobile enabled digital site.

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Fitness Test at Home

Fitness Level evaluation.

A Fitness Test evaluates your current fitness level. What does that mean? Your fitness level means your body’s ability to withstand a physical workload (how much) and to recover in a timely manner. In everyday life you can see how some people can easily run several miles, while others can’t walk for more than 10 minutes. The difference in these people is in their fitness level.

Popular Fitness tests.

VO2 Max test calculates the amount of oxygen that your body uses at the peak of exercise and is a world renowned fitness tests used by gym instructors, trainers and sportspeople for fitness testing. The test here is based on the tried and tested Cooper 12 minute run test. To take this fitness test, stretch and warm up properly for at least 10 to 15 minutes. The best place to do this test is on a treadmill or a measured track. Once warmed up, walk or run for 12 minutes at a stretch maintaining as constant a pace as you can. After 12 minutes, note your distance in meters. Multiply this figure by 0.0225 and then subtract 11.3. This will give your VO2 Max rate in ml/kg per minute.

Push up test has been used since centuries among men to test fitness and it’s probably, the oldest one.

To take this test, all you have to do is count the number of push ups that you can do at a time. It is ok if you are doing kneeling push ups too, but only if you are a beginner. If you are used to full body push ups, then you can use this test as a fitness gauge that can easily tell the men from the boys. You can use the push up fitness test to monitor your fitness level while you are on an exercise program or to compare your performance with others in your exercise or workout group. Please keep in mind that this test is for people below 45 years of age.

There are a number of tests that can be used to supposedly determine fitness level. These tests are based on BMI, Weight, Resting Heart Rate, VO2 Max, just a number of push-ups… However, these tests are either expensive or/and inaccurate for some simple reasons. It is very difficult to develop standards based on a test time interval just because the number of sit ups, push-ups and their accuracy varies a lot during the test. In addition, heart rate measures after exercise are difficult to make accurately, you have to use a comprehensive heart rate monitor during the test. Anyway, these methods were created a long time ago, when computer did not exist yet, therefore should be excused for their inaccuracy.

Fitness tests via computer diagnostic.

Health Reviser’s Fitness Test is based on body diagnostics via computer. It was created by a group of scientists from USA, Europe and JapanComputer diagnoses the autonomic nervous system response on a simple standup maneuver. The stand-up maneuver causes heart rate to rise within the first 10-15 seconds because blood pressure drops due to gravitational redistribution of the blood mass. Then the cardiovascular system attempts to compensate an orthostatic effect of standing up by constricting peripheral blood vessels. As a result blood pressure returns to its normal level and heart rate drops. Athlete body reaction is fast and strong, while sedentary lifestyle makes body react with a delay and a little amplitude. This serves as a base of determining a fitness level.

This algorithm represents one’s fitness level on two different scales – absolute, where user’s results are compared with a full-range of individuals, another scale is age- and gender-related. The absolute scale compares your fitness level with beginners and top athletes of all ages and gender.

The most latest Fitness Test is recommended by professionals to assess fitness level, target heart rate, body’s age. This would help you improve your fitness to the highest level and, the most important, stay healthy.

Related Fitness Articles Releases 2015 Diet Taste Test Results

Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2015, a leading consumer and small business information website, announced today the results of its 2015 diet food taste test. Currently in its fifth year, this test is designed to provide an independent look at five of the top diet delivery services. It takes one of the most important factors of a successful diet under consideration: How does the food taste in the real world? After the results were tallied, it was determined Jenny Craig was the overall winner, beating out last year’s winner, bistroMD. This test, when paired with’s associated diet meal delivery service reviews, serves to give would-be dieters assistance in finding the right program to fit their individual lifestyle and health concerns.

The taste test features a week’s worth each of standard meals from bistroMD, Jenny Craig, 17 Day Diet, Nutrisystem and Diet-to-Go. All food was ordered anonymously from each company and paid for out of pocket. Twelve men and women were asked to sample the food and provide ratings on a scale from 1 to 10, as well as comments based on how the food tasted and appeared. Packaging and other brand identifiers were removed and all of the food was plated and served on basic dishware. Food from each diet service was served during each round of tests to ensure that they were truly blind.

“The diet companies had no input in what food we served, which meant that the people testing got the same experience anyone ordering from home would. They were able to let loose in the comments and not hold anything back,” content manager Jocelyn Baird said.

Comments ranged from glowing reviews, such as, “The pancakes almost taste like they could be homemade!” to criticism like, “Flavorless and dry.”

When it came time to crown a winner, the results were a surprise compared to prior years. Jenny Craig climbed to the top, beating out former crown-holder bistroMD, which fell to fourth after two years at No. 1. Coming in second was 17 Day Diet, followed closely by Diet-to-Go. Nutrisystem, which suffered in appearance ratings as well as taste with its lunch and dinner meals, came in last place. It is worth noting, however, that bistroMD was a fraction of a point behind Nutrisystem on taste — saved only by a much higher appearance score.

“We have participants rate on appearance as well as taste because who wants to eat food that doesn’t look appealing?” Baird said.

While the results of the taste test are an important factor in calculating the overall rankings for’s complete diet meal delivery service reviews, other criteria is taken into consideration. These criteria include price, customization, fitness tools, strength and availability of support provided (such as access to nutritional experts over the phone or educational material offered).

You can read the complete 2015 diet taste test results here:

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Connie Casad, MD, Now Accepting Test Participants for January Dietary Detoxification Study

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 24, 2014

Connie Casad, MD, a well-known and respected gynecologist, bioidentical hormone specialist and functional medicine advocate with 30 years of practice experience in Dallas, Texas, has announced a second trial to evaluate the health benefits of dietary detoxification. The second study is scheduled to begin in January with new participants following excellent results from test patients who just completed a 21-day detoxification regimen.

When asked to explain her interest in conducting the study, Dr. Casad said, “About 10 years ago, I realized I could no longer consume beverages or foods with caffeine after about 4 p.m. without having sleep problems. As I set out to understand why this happens, I learned a lot about food and environmental toxins and the effect they have on human health. What I discovered was that over time our livers do not work as well as they once did. One of the ways we determine that the liver function is not as efficient is if we cannot tolerate caffeine well. This discovery was an important factor in my decision to re-educate myself about human health and wellness so I could offer patients preventative solutions instead of just treating disease with medicine.”

After years of specialized training and advanced medical education, Dr. Casad conducted her first study program in November. Thirty of her patients entered the study designed to evaluate the health benefits of a 21-day regimen of dietary detoxification. Twenty-seven of the participants completed the process. More than 80 percent reported excellent results, including improved sleep, more energy, fewer aches and pains, and most importantly, individual weight loss from 5 to 14 pounds depending on the individual.

“We live in an environment with increased exposure to toxins much more abundant than even 30 years ago,” said Dr. Casad. “The list includes pesticides, herbicides and industrial chemicals that can infiltrate the human body through food, water and the air we breathe. Constant exposure leads to these unwanted elements becoming trapped in the body’s tissues which has been shown to negatively impact health and wellness and is believed to contribute to the development of chronic disease. I am not at all surprised at the quality of the results we saw.”

She continued, “A medically planned and supervised body cleanse can allow our systems to burn fat that stores unwanted compounds that affect our health. As we oxidize toxins, they become water soluble allowing the liver to process and eliminate them. Our study program included three meals a day, two of which were medically supported shakes. The third meal came from dietary choices rich in protein, foods without any sugar, and gluten-free grains in moderation. Individuals were encouraged to drink lots of fresh water, eight to 12 glasses a day. Snacks were allowed as long as they met the previously mentioned conditions. During the cleanse, we supported the body with selected supplements under my supervision.”

“I have done this program myself with noticeable benefits. I now will encourage my patients to consider doing this once or twice a year. An elimination cleansing diet of 21 days helped study participants to feel better, sleep better, eliminate headaches, lessen bloating and other intestinal conditions, improve joint health, and restore overall vitality while helping their bodies withstand all of the internal and external stressors we experience in our daily active lives.”

Those interested in joining the January dietary detoxification study program should contact Dr. Casad at her office by calling (972) 566-5335.

About the practice:

Dr. Connie Casad is the medical director of a restorative wellness practice based in Dallas, TX, offering personalized attention and care that patients will not always find at other medical practices. Dr. Casad focuses on improving the health and wellness of women using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). She specializes in creating integrated, comprehensive and individualized programs for her patients to resolve age-related diseases in addition to stress and weight management issues. Focusing on prevention, Dr. Casad encourages her patients to preserve and promote long-term wellness by taking proactive measures towards achieving health and beauty from the inside out. For more information, visit

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Alpharetta, Ga. (PRWEB) October 17, 2014

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, observed by The American Diabetes Association as a means to raise awareness on issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impacted. ANY LAB TEST NOW® is joining the cause by encouraging customers to get tested and take advantage of special pricing on related lab tests during the month of November. In addition to the discounted prices, special promotions will be going on in select locations.

“My husband is a Type 1 diabetic. Although he is affected by the disease, it is important for all family members to understand diabetes,” states Terri McCulloch, Vice President of Sales & Marketing with ANY LAB TEST NOW. “Diabetics are constantly struggling with diet limitations, high and low blood sugar, figuring out how much insulin to take if they are insulin-dependent and so forth. Then, they require frequent lab testing to monitor their health. They need a family support system to manage their diabetes most effectively.”

Various ANY LAB TEST NOW locations are offering special deals on the following tests related to diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c, Glucose (Serum), Lipid Panel or the VAP® test, and Microalbumin Urinalysis. The ADA has declared this year’s theme as “Get Cooking to Stop Diabetes!” This challenge to Americans is to encourage them to learn more about staying healthy during the holiday season while meals are prepared.

Join ANY LAB TEST NOW as it supports Diabetes Awareness Month.

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