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DISC Certification Now on West Coast June 4 and 5


San Deigo, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2015

DISCcert, has announced its next two day DISC Certification on the West Coast to take place Jun 4th and 5th in San Diego. Corporate trainers, HR professionals and coaches will gather together to attend DISCcert’s comprehensive and highly regarded program. Each participant will be provided with resources and other tools that they can effectively implement into their training portfolio. The two-day class is designed to equip trainers and coaches with training techniques to immerse employees, staff or individuals in DISC. Trainers are also supplied with learning activities, PowerPoint presentations and lesson plans to integrate into coaching, training, and organizational development.

The company’s objective is to enable training professionals to teach DISC to key members of their organization with confidence. DISCcert’s training program is interactive as well as supportive. Classroom attendees are encouraged to work cooperatively to problem solve scenarios that are typically encountered in a company environment. The will utilize role playing, and specific exercises to build a positive and productive culture within their company.

DISC training has been proven to be effective for team building, executive coaching, management skills, conflict resolution, and sales training. Companies also use DISC as a catalyst for conflict resolution, change management, customer service, on-boarding and performance development.

“DISC is used as a method for companies to affect positive change within their organization,” says Miss Burn. “Our March 2015 – DISC Certification Class on the West Coast will help trainers teach staff members better communication skills.”

For more information, and to register for the two Day DISC Certification Program in March, please visit:


http://www.disccert.com/store/class-registration/

DISCcert offers three options for a comprehensive DISC certification program: the two-day classroom format, the in-house program and now the four-part webinar series. All three options enable organizations to save money by capitalizing on their internal training talent. The past and present financial stress has caused many organizations to reduce their training budgets and search out options for capitalizing on their in-house human resource expertise. Becoming DISC certified through DISCcert has been the choice of organizations nationwide.

DISC certified graduates who have taken the DISCcert program, quickly learn how to use the most practical DISC training tools for optimum results. As a result, trainers are able to successfully launch DISC at their organizations, as well as easily implement a reinforcement strategy to ensure ongoing positive progress and development.

Bonnie Burn is a 30-year master corporate trainer and author of Assessment A to Z, Jossey-Bass Publishing. Her expertise as a professional DISC expert and corporate trainer have led her to design the most up-to-date and comprehensive DISC Certification Program available. Through her company, DISCcert, business trainers and HR training professionals can easily gain confidence in knowing how to successfully teach DISC throughout their entire organization.

Burn is committed to ensuring that all DISC trainers and HR professionals are successful with their training in the short and long term. Here is a sampling of what one graduate is saying: “At the end of the program you will feel confident and prepared to effectively use the tool to coach and develop employees at all levels.” Others can be found at Success Stories. She has trained over 420,000 people in corporate, government and non-profit organizations.

DISCcert offers one of the nation’s leading DISC certification programs with three options for becoming DISC certified: a classroom program, an in-house session, and a live webinar format. Burn envisioned a DISC training resource company that provided practical coaching for trainers prior to, during and after the achievement of DISC certification.

The sessions are positive, engaging, empowering and an ongoing learning experience. The professionally-prepared PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans, leader’s guides, and learning activities are designed so that each company or organization can customize them to fit their specific needs. In addition, DISC certified graduates receive 24/7 access to more than 200 DISC training resources, LinkedIn DISCcert Trainers’ Group and automated weekly DISC Tips.







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For Men Only: Bio-Male Preventative Healthcare Center Opens in West Chester, Ohio


WEST CHESTER, Ohio (PRWEB) March 20, 2015

Bio-Male Center, the first preventative healthcare center “for men only” in central and southwest Ohio, has opened in West Chester, Ohio.

The center will focus on healthcare for the 21st century man, said owner Jeff Hogrefe, a pharmacist with an advanced degree in functional medicine.

Hogrefe also owns the Piqua Compounding Pharmacy in Piqua, Ohio.

Working out, vitamin and mineral supplementation and testing and treatment to optimize male hormones will be the focus of long term health strategies at Bio-Male.

“We want to treat the whole person biologically, helping men manage insulin, cortisol and thyroid levels,” said Hogrefe. “Our bodies are complex and dynamic systems. Drug therapy tends to disrupt normal functions to treat symptoms of disease, and symptoms develop long after disease is present. Fifty percent of men who have fatal heart attacks have normal cholesterol levels. This is not acceptable. Our men will be tested on more than 60 meaningful parameters that can identify cardiovascular risks at early stages. Our goal is to identify risks and develop lifestyle and nutritional strategies to modify these risks.”

Cardiovascular labs will also be conducted to identify a man’s risk for stroke or heart attack based on extensive bloodwork because standard lipid profiles fail to adequately identify cardiac risk, said Hogrefe. A male physician’s assistant will perform testing and personal training services will be available.

Three often-overlooked hormones in the body are cortisol, insulin, and thyroid. Most men do not usually have these hormones tested and addressed, yet they have a great impact on men’s overall health, he added.

“We will do comprehensive testing on these hormones,” said Hogrefe, “because there is a significant link between low thyroid and heart disease, depression, and metabolic syndrome.

“Identifying and managing high insulin levels and insulin resistance is critical for the prevention of diabetes and all the long-term, damaging effects to the body that occur. Cortisol is the hormone of stress and has dramatic effects on testosterone levels, body fat composition, sex drive, energy, and sleep patterns.”

Other hormones Bio-Male will address are testosterone and DHEA. DHEA levels decline in men as they age, leading to decreases in mood, energy and memory.

Falling testosterone levels lead to declines in mood, sex drive, muscle size and strength, and bone development. “In keeping with our core values of mimicking normal human biology, dosing of hormones will be based on physiological dosing– exactly the amount each body needs based on lab testing and symptoms,” said Hogrefe. “If you are coming to us for a testosterone fix, we are not the place for you.”

If low testosterone is treated in a vacuum, without addressing the whole body, and supra-physiological dosing, or more than the body needs, is used, men suffer more negative health consequences, said Hogrefe.

“We know this from treating hormone imbalances in women for the past 12 years,” he said. “You have to address the major hormones in the body—not just one– to have success with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.”

Supplements and other prescriptions at Bio-Male will be additional charges, but Hogrefe said his goal is to offer the best and most affordable options.

“Healthcare should be consumer driven,” said Hogrefe. “I want our members to feel like this is a great value and a great service. We do expect our guys to have health insurance, as the labs that we use will want to bill for services.”

Hogrefe said he has negotiated with labs to keep billing costs low so there are no out-of-pocket charges to members.

“Philosophically, I think that this is important,” he said. “Healthcare costs have gotten extremely expensive and we should all be doing our part to reign costs in.”

A Bio-Male initiation fee will cost $ 350, plus a $ 60 monthly fee for as long as a man stays in the program.

Fees cover extensive lab testing worth several thousand dollars two to three times per year; an initial, hour-long consultation and two, follow-up, 30-minute consults; direct email access to staff for questions; and a comprehensive, individualized healthcare strategy.

“We hope to include testosterone therapy as part of the package eventually,” said Hogrefe, “but there are conflicting laws that need to be ironed out by state and federal regulators before we can fully commit to that.”

Hogrefe is married to Lyn Hogrefe, CEO of Happy Hormone Cottage(HHC), which has offices in Mason, Kettering, Vandalia and Piqua, Ohio and Crestview Hills, Ky. HHC tests and treats women for hormone imbalances with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and strategies that include exercise, diet and supplementation.

The Hogrefes are advocates of functional, or preventative medicine, which focuses on testing to determine the cause of disease, then working with clients to prevent it.

Bio-Male is located at 7908 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Suite J, in the West Chester Professional Office Complex near Cincinnati Dayton and Tylersville roads. Men are free to stop in any time to sign up, ask questions and meet the staff. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception is planned for April.

For more information or to make an appointment, go to http://www.cincinnatiwellnesscenter.com or call 888-418-2037.

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Contact: Darrell Dodge

Email: info(at)biomalecenter(dot)com

Phone( (888) 418-2037

About Bio-Male Center:

Bio-Male Center is a preventative healthcare center for men located in West Chester, Ohio. The center focuses on helping men avoid disease and attain good health through strategies that include exercise, nutrition, vitamin and mineral supplementation and optimization of male hormones.







Project Juice and Ritual Wellness to Join Forces – Merger to Create West Coast’s Leading Certified Organic Retail Juicery


San Francisco, CA and Orange County, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2015

In what will be one of the first of its kind in the juice industry, Southern California-based Ritual Wellness and Northern-California-based Project Juice are excited to announce they will be joining forces, merging brands and identities so that they may bring their certified organic, non-GMO, cold-pressed juices, nut mylks, cleanses and plant-based foods to a wider audience across the country.

Uniting the companies under the Project Juice name, each of the new brand’s nine storefronts throughout San Francisco, San Diego and Orange counties will also operate under the Project Juice umbrella. Employees from both companies will operate as a team, uniting Ritual Wellness co-founder Marra St. Clair and her partner Lori Kenyon Farley with Project Juice founders Rachel and Greg Malsin and Devon Briger.

“We are thrilled to unite with Project Juice because it is the best thing for our customers,” St.Clair said. “The merge allows us to be an even better partner to our clients’ in their efforts to live well.”

The merge of the two brands, both leading forces in the juicing field – Ritual Wellness since its inception in March 2010 and Project Juice since late 2012 – with established reputations as being the best tasting, highest quality and most nutritionally-dense juices, results in a strategically curated menu of juices and cleanses, with exciting plans for 2015.

“The cold-pressed juice space has become very fragmented, very quickly, and information sharing is basically non-existent,” said Project Juice co-founder Rachel Malsin. “Through this merger process, we’ve already learned so much about how to be a better company. Ritual Wellness and Project Juice customers have a lot to look forward to.”

Taking advantage of the company’s expanded footprint, with the continued goal of making use of the freshest local and organic ingredients possible, Project Juice will be able to respond to the varying growing seasons up and down the West Coast by dividing sourcing between Northern and Southern California. The business merger immediately multiplies Project Juice’s purchasing power, enabling the company to work directly with more California farms. Purchasing directly from the farm, rather than through distributors, guarantees maximum freshness and quality while helping Project Juice to better support local growers.

Combining businesses also allows the two companies to create more efficient administration and operational systems, ultimately creating more time and bandwidth to focus on product innovations and an improved customer experience.

“Our joint mission is to provide the highest quality organic juice and plant-based foods, and to inspire people to live healthier lives,” Kenyon Farley said.

A revamped Project Juice website will launch in the first quarter, providing a better user experience, while a promotional offer of free shipping, which has long been requested by the company’s nationwide audience, will be the first of many projects under the new merger. Throughout the year, Project Juice will continue to expand with additional retail stores, product innovations and other undisclosed projects.

For more information, visit http://www.projectjuice.com.

About Project Juice:

Project Juice® is a San Francisco based company founded in 2012 with a mission to bring the benefits and convenience of organic, cold-pressed juice and plant based nutrition to the Bay Area. Crafted using locally sourced, organic ingredients, Project Juice currently offers over 20 varieties of cold-pressed juices and nut mylks, as well as a full line of cleanses, plant-based foods, and wellness shots. Project Juice is currently available nationwide with purchase online, at their Mission, Crocker Galleria, Polk Street, Mid-Market and Palo Alto locations, and through select retail partners including Artis Coffee Roasters in Berkeley, The Station SF and Pip-to-Go in the Jackson Square district of San Francisco.

About Ritual Wellness:

Ritual Wellness is the purveyor of Southern California’s premier USDA certified organic, non-GMO verified juices created by Marra St.Clair and Lori Kenyon Farley. Ritual Wellness’ line of superior, 100% organic, fresh-pressed, raw juices include the Reset Cleanse as well as Ritual Juice, a line of juices for everyday nutrition on the go. Ritual Wellness stands apart as the only juice cleanse on the market that includes the fitness-friendly Shred component, ensuring clients a healthy level of nutrition for continued workouts. Ritual Wellness caters to a devoted clientele who range from front page celebrities and nationally-acclaimed fitness experts, to multitasking parents and busy professionals. As lifestyle leaders, the Ritual Wellness team seeks out the best, most innovative products and partners to strengthen their stance as wellness warriors.







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Hermitage Club Announces Highlights of Economic Stimulus that Funneled Millions into the Wilmington & West Dover VT Economic Infrastructure Devastated by Hurricane Irene


Wilmington, VT (PRWEB) December 17, 2014

The Hermitage Club disclosed today the scope of the economic stimulus that it has provided to Wilmington and Dover, the southern Vermont towns that were hit hard by Hurricane Irene in August 2011.“The idea was to purchase and then completely rebuild and expand the long closed Haystack Mountain ski area, and transform it into an exclusive, state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly, four-season private club” commented Dale Ribaudo, senior vice president of the Hermitage Club. Now three years after the initial purchase and beginning its fourth season of operations, total spending from October 2011 through November 2014 has exceeded $ 94 million and has helped to resurrect the local economy.

Prior to the hurricane, the towns of Wilmington and Dover were economically depressed – Wilmington saw a 16% population decrease in population from 2000- 2010, primarily due to lack of jobs, and Dover’s experiences were similar. According to the ‘Summary of the Strategic Economic Development Plan for Dover and Wilmington, Vermont’ developed by the Tri Town Economic Development Committee in December 2009 and assisted by Mullin Associates Inc,. “the towns are in an economic climate of gradual decline that will only continue if they do nothing. They are able to survive recessions and times of severe distress but are unable to regain that which they have lost and are not growing in new areas. The decline is slow and subtle, but constant. They have no choice but to change if they wish to remain vibrant and maintain their quality of life.” Then Hurricane Irene hit – 48 out of 57 buildings were flooded in the Wilmington’s historic business district.

Enter the Hermitage Club – five years after the release of the ‘Strategic Economic Development Plan for Dover and Wilmington’ the Hermitage Club has helped the Deerfield Valley meet many of the recommendations of this extensive study. Since 2011, The Hermitage Club has had the following impact on the local economies:


    Spent approximately $ 94 million over the last three years making this the largest real estate development project in Vermont. Of this amount, $ 42 million was for operating costs and $ 52 million was for capital investment.
    Hired over 200 local contractors in “Green” construction projects
    Created employment for 268 people at the Club
    Generated local property taxes to the towns of Wilmington and Dover on club owned property and real estate sold to club members that will approach $ 900,000 per year by June 2015
    Paid over $ 400,000 to the state of Vermont for transfer and land gains taxes for the period 2011-2014
    Paid $ 1.1 million in sales, meals & room taxes to the state of Vermont for the period 2011-2014
    Paid $ 191,000 in sales, meals & room taxes to Wilmington & Dover for the period 2011-2014
    Paid permitting expenses of over $ 700,000
    Invested over $ 2 million in marketing and communications over the past two years, branding the club and promoting the Deerfield Valley throughout the Northeast
    Built a luxurious 80,000 square foot ‘Green’ clubhouse / base lodge that is the largest post and beam structure east of the Mississippi River
    Purchased, expanded and increased the safety of the Deerfield Valley Airport
    Contributed to and supported the Deerfield Valley Trail expansion – The recreational trail between Wilmington and Dover for hikers and bicycles
    Attracted new investors to the area that have recognized the opportunity of a revitalized community and subsequently purchased several area businesses that are now undergoing renovations.

In the spring of 2014, the Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce released the Deerfield Valley Economic and Demographic Prospectus – This report was designed to “help prospective entrepreneurs and investors assess the current economic trends in the region.” This report noted “there is a new sense of optimism pulsing throughout the community,” and referenced the extensive contribution of the Hermitage Club. The summary stated “Unlike historic real estate expansions, these investments intended to build infrastructure for long term, sustained growth in the region.”

About The Hermitage Club

The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain is a 1,400-acre enclave in the Deerfield Valley of Southern Vermont. The Club, located in the towns of West Dover and Wilmington, VT, provides members with four seasons of private mountain activities, luxury accommodations and a worry free, safe environment for families of all generations. The exclusive private club community celebrates the outdoors and family fun, with activities ranging from alpine skiing and boarding to cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The Club has also recently added a variety of summer water and mountain adventure activities including hiking, swimming and kayaking in addition to golfing at its 18-hole championship golf course. The Club opened a new 80,000 square foot Clubhouse this past weekend. The facility includes multiple dining options, a full fitness area, spa, children’s center, bowling alley, 45-seat movie theatre, GoPro editing suites and a retail store. The new clubhouse, combined with the residential construction taking place at The Club, qualifies as the largest real estate construction project in southern Vermont and has attracted the interest of those interested in Vermont ski resort real estate. The Hermitage Club is the fastest growing company in Vermont and was recently named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States.