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BONKGEAR Announces Partnership with Fitness Coach and Author, Steve RemissionMan Brown, and non-profit, Team Inspiration, to produce SURVIVOR themed fitness apparel.

Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) April 20, 2015

BONKGEAR, designer and distributor of smart athletic apparel for endurance, strength and agility training, announced a partnership with triathlete, coach, author, speaker and SURVIVOR Steve Brown. Steve has joined the BONKGEAR team as a trainer, customizing a series of triathlon workouts for SURVIVOR themed mobile-connected fitness apparel, with a portion of all sales revenue donated to nonprofit organization Team Inspiration.

In February of 2006, Steve was diagnosed with leukemia. He underwent chemotherapy while still maintaining his baseline fitness level, often running home from his treatments, he quickly reached complete remission. By September of that year, just 7 months after his diagnosis, “Remission Man” crossed the finish line of yet another iron distance triathlon – 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run. Brown chronicled his journey through remission and across the finish line in his 2007 book My New Race, and his new book, Relentless Mettle – My Cancer, My Rules, which was published in February 2015.

“I draw parallel lines between the challenges we face in sport and those we face in life, says Steve Brown, I am thrilled to work with BONKGEAR, and utilizing the SURVIVOR apparel and training programs as another platform to encourage people to break through barriers and understand that all things are possible.” A portion of all sales revenue from the SURVIVOR apparel is being donated to Team Inspiration, a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals living with cancer by providing exercise & wellness programs that improve their physical, mental, and spiritual quality of life.

“We began our entry into endurance sports with RUNNER and MARATHON themed apparel and workouts,” says Chris Jones founder of BONKGEAR, “so when we decided to develop a program for triathletes we immediately thought of Steve Brown. Steve has inspired many people to compete and raise money for cancer charities through his personal story and his coaching. BONKGEAR is excited to play a part in empowering others to train and compete as well as raise awareness and funds for Team Inspiration.”

“We could not be more thrilled, not only to have Steve as one of our coaches and spokesperson for Team Inspiration, but to have BONKGEAR behind us as well,” states Roseann Dougherty, founder of Team Inspiration, an oncology nurse and cancer exercise specialist, triathlete, and USAT Certified Coach.

Each BONKGEAR apparel design includes a hidden QR code that when scanned using any QR scanner on your smartphone, it 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.

About BONKGEAR

BONKGEAR originated in the heart of an athlete, adventure racer and designer. Their founder created custom shirts for his team at a local endurance race and received such interest in them he decided to design a line of shirts focused on popular training themes.

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.

About Steve Brown

Steve Brown is committed to facilitating positive change in the world – one person at a time. He is a triathlete, coach, author, speaker and cancer survivor.

Steve has racked up countless triathlons and multisport events of all distances while racing for multiple philanthropic causes. He is a volunteer coach for Team In Training and a mentor with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s First Connection program and the Imerman Angels patient mentoring program. He is a contributing writer whose work has been featured in Philly Health Watch, TransitionTimes.com, Endurance Racing Magazine, Philly FIT, and Liberty Sports Magazine. Brown has also published five books, all of which relate to the intersection of his cancer and multisport lifestyle.

Steve is a philanthropic ambassador for Newton Running, Team In Training’s Man of the Year for his local chapter, and recipient of the Blazeman Spirit Award. Steve and his wife live in Delaware County PA, where he also serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Eastern Delaware County and is their LIVESTRONG ambassador. Through his personal appearances, coaching and fundraising efforts for Team In Training, Steve frequently inspires people to overcome obstacles in their lives, and to keep active and challenge themselves.

http://remissionman.com

About Team Inspiration

Team Inspiration, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers individuals living with cancer by providing exercise & wellness programs that improve their physical, mental, and spiritual quality of life. Team Inspiration offers programs for patients, family members and caregivers.

http://www.teaminspiration.org

Media Requests

For media inquiries and/or interview requests please contact Danielle Willox at danielle(at)bonkgear(dot)com or 443-262-2006.

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Digital: http://www.bonkgear.com

Promotional Video: http://www.bonkgear.com/how-it-works

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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.”

For more information on GovX, their products, and services, please visit their website at http://www.govx.com.

About BONKGEAR

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.

Media Requests

For media inquiries and/or interview requests please contact Danielle Willox at danielle(at)bonkgear(dot)com or 443-262-2006.

Connect with BONKGEAR

Online: http://www.bonkgear.com

Promotional Video: http://www.bonkgear.com/how-it-works

Facebook: Bonkgear

Twitter: @bonkgear

Pinterest: bonkgear

Email: info(at)bonkgear(dot)com

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NLN Research Journal Publishes Themed Edition Featuring Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education


Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 26, 2014

Nursing Education Perspectives, the NLN’s respected bimonthly peer-reviewed research journal was invited to publish initial findings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education (EIN) Initiative. EIN, based at the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, was launched in 2008 in response to the growing shortage of nurses and nurse educators. Currently in its third grant cycle, the initiative supports evaluations of interventions that expand teaching capacity or promote faculty recruitment and retention in schools of nursing. So far, 12 grants of up to $ 300,000 have been awarded.

An important corollary to the EIN mission is the dissemination of evidence-based success in strategic interventions that may be widely replicated. “As a respected forum for presentation of evidence-based best practices and issues that are key to excellence in nursing education, Nursing Education Perspectives is a natural fit for these latest EIN findings,” noted NEP editor Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN. “We made certain to expedite our peer-review process to respond to the foundation’s and the NLN’s shared interest in the timely publication of this research.”

Added NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN: “The NLN was delighted to be asked by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to showcase the groundbreaking EIN scholarship. Understanding how best to increase recruitment and retention of nurse educators dovetails with the NLN mission to promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of our nation and the global community.”

The six manuscripts accepted for publication, following NEP’s peer-review, are:

— “Increasing Faculty Capacity: Findings from an Evaluation of Simulation Clinical Teaching,” Hila Richardson, Lloyd Goldsamt, Janie Simmons, and Mattia Gilmartin; New York University

— “Dedicated Education Unit: Student Perspectives,” Vicki Nishioka, Michael Coe, Makoto Hanita, and Susan Moscato; University of Portland, OR

— “Dedicated Education Unit: Nurse Perspectives on their Clinical Teaching Role,” Vicki Nishioka, Michael Coe, Makoto Hanita, and Susan Moscato; University of Portland, OR

— “Building the Evidence for Dedicated Education Unit Sustainability and Partnership Success,” Joann Mulready-Shick and Kathleen Flanagan; University of Massachusetts, Boston

— “An Evaluation of State-based Support for Service Programs Targeting Nurse Faculty,” Jennifer Craft-Morgan, Don Pathman, Marilyn Oermann, T. R. Konrad, and Brandy Farrar; Georgia State University and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

— “Evaluation of the First Two Years: A State-Wide Consortium’s Adoption of a Unified Nursing Curriculum,” Alice Tse, Victoria Niederhauser, John Steffen, Lois Magnussen, and Nova Morrisette; University of Hawaii at Manoa

In his guest editorial introducing the reported findings, “Effectiveness of Strategies Addressing the Nurse Faculty Shortage,” Michael Yedidia, PhD, national program director of EIN and professor at Rutgers University Center for State Health Policy, highlighted several trends in academic nursing that gave rise to the need to create and test specific interventions. Dr. Yedidia then issued a call to action to schools of nursing to join EIN in expanding the project’s scope.

To learn more about Nursing Education Perspectives and read the latest issue online, visit: http://www.nln.org/nlnjournal/index.htm.

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education, and health care organizations and agencies.







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