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Growing in Census and Staff: Back2Basics Outdoor Adventure Therapy Celebrates Five Year Anniversary in Business


Flagstaff, AZ (PRWEB) May 31, 2015

This May marked five years in the long-term residential alcohol and drug treatment field for Back2Basics Outdoor Adventure Therapy, located in Flagstaff, AZ.

“I think of anniversaries as a time to reflect on growth and goals,” said Keelyn Riley who has been a program therapist and staff development educator at Back2Basics for four and a half years. “We are in an optimal space of knowing what we want to offer and how we want to do it.”

Like many successful businesses, Back2Basics founder and CEO, Roy DuPrez found a hole in the system and aimed to fill it.

“Unlike other 30-day and short-term addiction treatment facilities, B2B residents are in the program for six months or more,” said DuPrez. “Our passionate staff builds relationships with each resident to help them learn the life-skills — self-worth, accountability, healthy diet, exercise, routine, team work, etc. — needed to sustain their sobriety beyond our walls.”

B2B is geared toward young adult males between the ages of 18 to 30 struggling with substance abuse. Since 2010 it has expanded in size, staff and program by developing a transition program known as Beyond the Basics for graduates of the initial six month program.

“Almost 100% of our residents stay on for Back2Basics,” said DuPrez. “These are the same young men who came to Flagstaff six months prior angry, afraid, resentful… some even kicking and screaming.”

While infrastructure has expanded one thing has remained constant said Spencer Gharrity, former B2B resident and current Residential Coordinator.

“Back2Basics has been growing, but the overall goal has been the same – help addicts truly recover.”


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QCMI Wins #1 Healthiest Companies Award Second Consecutive Year


Santee, Calif. (PRWEB) May 28, 2015

Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc. (QCMI) is pleased to announce it received the 2015 #1 Healthiest Companies Award in the Small-business category (1 to 100 employees) sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal for the second consecutive year. The sixth annual awards event honored 45 companies including finalists. More than 400 guests attended the May 7 event at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa. In all 31 awards were given in each of seven categories: small company; medium company; large company, mega company, company based outside of San Diego, service provider and rising star.

QCMI qualified for the #5 position in 2013, and it made the #1 rank in 2014. For this year’s entry, QCMI launched its “12 Steps to a Healthier You” campaign. The program involved both nutritional and physical activities. Two personal trainers led group activities and completed health screenings. Other key components of its wellness program include: tobacco cessation, stress / weight management, employee assistance programs and more. QCMI promotes its programs via seven intranet TV screens, a company newsletter, signage near the time clocks, and posters in the break room positioned right over the company’s free fruit table.

In 2012 when it initiated its five day a week certified trainer, employees went through a thorough health screening evaluation and assessment. The manufacturer’s workforce was considered 50 percent obese. Last year the percentage dropped to 25 percent — this year’s winning numbers lost another 15 percent.

QCMI has achieved positive results in improving employee wellness, as well as reducing costs associated with health care and absenteeism. In addition to its day-to-day wellness initiatives for employees’ ongoing well-being, QCMI has improved its safety records. The manufacturer has seen a drop in workers comp claims — from $ 200,000 in 2011 to $ 1495 in 2012 to $ 408 in 2013 with zero dollars paid out in 2014.

According to Armon Mills, president and publisher of the San Diego Business Journal, forward-thinking organizations have moved rapidly from traditional basic health care and retirement benefits to a host of inventive programs that address a holistic approach to employee wellness, satisfaction and retention. The Healthiest Companies awards program is designed to honor companies that have created new models for employee health.

“It’s a credit to our employees and their commitment to a healthy lifestyle that QCMI is once again a #1 Healthiest Small-business Company in San Diego,” Said CEO and President Bob Grande. “It’s our goal to continue to support our team with health and fitness initiatives that keep us engaged and energized. We know our wellness programs contribute to our thriving company culture.”

“Our founder Bob Grande was ahead of the current fitness curve when he purposely included an onsite state-of-the-art circuit training gym and two modern, kitchen-equipped break rooms in the purchase and renovation of QCMI’s headquarters in 2009,” said COO/CFO Rick Urban. “His foresight has made it possible for our team members to lead the region in establishing an award-winning health conscious work environment.”

For more information about QCMI call (619) 443-3997 or visit http://www.qcmfginc.com.

About Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc.

Founded in 1978, QCMI specializes in the precision machining of all metals including exotic alloys. QCMI is ISO9001/AS9100 certified, ITAR registered and Nadcap accredited for nondestructive testing. It manufactures components for the aerospace, power generation, Department of Defense (DOD), oil and gas, marine and heavy equipment industries. QCMI is authorized to operate an approved FAA repair station with the following ratings: Limited Accessory and Nondestructive Testing. In 2013 precision manufacturer QCMI received its fifth consecutive UTC Supplier Gold Award. The San Diego Business Journal named QCMI its 2014 Family Owned Business of the Year in the 51-150 employee category and its 2014 and 2015 #1 Healthiest Company in the 1-100 employee category. For more information, visit http://www.qcmfginc.com.







New Personal Training-Coaching Program Will Pay up to $300 a Year to Exercise


London Ontario Canada (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

A North American company, ExerciseMD.com, is launching a new premium service on April 1st that will pay members up to $ 300/year to get active.

“We are concerned with the 47% of North Americans who don’t even do 10 minutes of exercise per week,” reported Mary Svec, President and CEO of ExerciseMD. “We also know that saving for long term goals or retirement is something that is needed. We decided to combine exercise with personal savings to motivate people to get moving.”

Here’s how the premium membership works: Members get a free personal assessment with a qualified coach to make sure they start getting active comfortably and safely. Each workout day, an email or text from the coach guides the activity or exercise program. The coach provides regular support and through Skype, phone calls, text or email, adjusts the program to make it easier and effective. Users can also create unique social support groups for encouragement. These regular ExerciseMD benefits are provided to all members. In addition, the newly launched premium membership provides the following:

1. On the days that they workout, members click “complete” on the email from their coach and get paid.

2. A payment of just over $ 2 is registered immediately (If the member has 12 workouts that month to do, for example)

3. If a workout is missed, the money for that day is lost.

4. In one year, when all workouts are completed, members are paid by check or email money transfer.

5. A 20 year old who invests that $ 300/year would have over $ 225,000 at age 65, a 40 year old $ 32,000 at retirement and be healthy enough to enjoy it (assuming average annual mutual fund return of 10%).

On the April 1st launch date, the first 100 people to sign up from 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. will receive the premium membership for $ 49.50 (regular price: $ 75) using the entry code “noaprilfool” (all one word – “no april fool” – typed in on the payment page).







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Chicago Suburban Resort wins Prestigious Dick Busse Business of the Year Award, Prompting it to increase Workforce by Six Digits!


Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) April 01, 2015

The Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center is committed to growing its workforce and supporting its mission of becoming a uniquely sustainable destination. The resort’s uncommon practices are evident throughout hotel operations, but none more so than what’s taking place outside on its grounds, comprised of a 150-acre Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and the Championship Willow Crest Golf Club. Today, the multi-faceted west suburban resort announced the implementation of a highly unusual work program for the anticipated 110,000 new members of its workforce, launching with the emergence of spring. Spearheaded by Executive Chef Sean Curry, self-proclaimed “Godfather” of the program, this primarily food-driven initiative is sure to create a buzz.

Unlike with a typical work program, the participants of this initiative do not expect any sort of compensation other than on premise housing and free food. “Accommodating 110,000 workers poses a unique challenge on the resort’s 150 beautifully landscaped acres, but we know just how to get that done,” said Stefan Mühle, general manager of Oak Brook Hills, last week’s recipient of the prestigious Dick Busse Business of the Year Award. “Those workers won’t need much space; they really like close quarters anyway!” he added.

Larry Forssberg, Executive Director of the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, agrees. “This large of an expansion of labor is a huge plus for our community, and we embrace the resort’s initiative to get that large a group of new workers into our neighborhood. As most know, bees are very hard working, which makes the positive impact of this new initiative even more un-bee-lievable!”

The program begins with the advent of spring, and will escalate as the season continues. Workers’ housing conditions and productivity will be closely monitored through the season. Chef Sean will utilize their honey output for his “modern farm cuisine” recipes, and their pollination skills for a chef’s garden. To learn more about Oak Brook Hill’s new bee program, contact hotel publicist Jody Grimaldi at jody@grimaldipr.com.

About Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center:

Just west of downtown Chicago and nestled into the quiet suburb of Oak Brook, Illinois, Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center (3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523) is a preferred destination for getaways, golf trips, family vacations, weddings and business events. With over 42,500 square feet of IACC certified meetings and event space, the hotel is an ideal venue for business meetings, conferences, retreats, banquets and social functions. The 348 rooms and 38 suites are complemented by extensive and flexible event space including a tented outdoor pavilion, exercise facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, numerous dining options, and the award-winning Willow Crest Golf Club. The property is managed by Westmont-based Portfolio Hotels & Resorts. Visit http://www.oakbrookhillsresort.com for reservations or more information, or call the hotel direct at 630.850.5555.







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OnSIP Receives 2015 WebRTC Product of the Year Award


New York, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2015

OnSIP announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online, has named OnSIP InstaPhone as a 2015 WebRTC Product of the Year Award winner.

InstaPhone, one of OnSIP’s WebRTC-based products, is a business-grade phone that presents workers with all of the features of a deskphone right in their browser. With unprecedented interoperability, the app is capable of voice calling to and from any SIP phone, software phone, webpage, or the Public Switched Telephone Network. It also offers HD video calling and displays real-time caller data (such as what product the caller is viewing) when a call is initiated from a webpage.

“InstaPhone offers an easy way for remote workers to use the OnSIP phone system,” said OnSIP customer Laura Subotky, Director of Innovation and Technology at Little Kids Rock. “It’s simple to setup and use and it works right in the browser without requiring downloads. As a remote worker who also travels, I use InstaPhone almost every day. InstaPhone also gives our team additional capabilities. It offers a way to add custom one-click buttons for video calls on our website so that our donors and teachers can directly connect with the right staff member.”

InstaPhone is accessible within a webpage and as an application in the Salesforce AppExchange. InstaPhone for Salesforce lives right in the Salesforce dashboard and adds to the standard features by displaying linked leads, opportunities, and accounts for each caller. Leveraging this integration and InstaPhone’s custom data display, sales and support agents can engage in informed discussions to better close deals and solve problems.

“As proponents of WebRTC, we are pleased to be presented with the WebRTC Product of the Year Award for InstaPhone,” said Nicole Hayward, VP of Marketing and Product Management. “InstaPhone began as a simple phone alternative for businesses to get started with the OnSIP cloud phone system in minutes. As we continue to add features, it is becoming my phone of choice at work and on the go. We are excited to continue to innovate with WebRTC.”

“It gives me great pleasure to honor OnSIP as a 2015 recipient of the WebRTC Product of the Year Award for their innovative product, InstaPhone,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Our judges were very impressed with the ingenuity and excellence displayed by OnSIP in their groundbreaking work on InstaPhone.”

For more information about OnSIP InstaPhone on the Salesforce AppExchange, click here.

About OnSIP

OnSIP is a leading provider of real-time communications (RTC) services to over 40,000 businesses. OnSIP® Business VoIP customers enjoy the benefits of advanced phone system features without the traditional high cost, burden, and inflexibility. The company also offers a cloud platform and simple APIs for companies to rapidly and affordably build RTC applications of their own. For more information, visit http://www.onsip.com.

About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients’ goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, IoT Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world’s leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 – HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; IoT Evolution Conference & Expo; SmartVoice Conference; Software Telco Congress; Super Wi-Fi Summit – The Global Spectrum Sharing and TV White Space Event; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo, WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

For more information about TMC, visit http://www.tmcnet.com.

TMC Contact:                                                                         

Rebecca Conyngham

Marketing Manager

203-852-6800, ext. 287

rconyngham@tmcnet.com

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Sport-Tiedje Names Octane Fitness Zero Runner


BROOKLYN PARK, Minn., USA (PRWEB) February 17, 2015

The unparalleled Zero Runner from Octane Fitness, LLC has been given the Gepard award for most innovative product of the year from Sport-Tiedje, one of Europe’s largest specialty fitness retailers. Debuting in 2014, the Zero Runner offers all the benefits of running but eliminates the stressful impact to the body.

“The Zero Runner is totally unique, and gives exercisers a way to run without repetitive stress to their bodies,” said Sebastian Campmann, managing director at Sport-Tiedje, which is based in Germany and has 22 stores in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. “It has created a new category of zero-impact running, which will greatly benefit many people worldwide.”

The annual awards from Sport-Tiedje are determined by a jury of 25 people, including store managers and department heads, who evaluate hundreds of products to select winners in four categories: best supplier, best product, best service and most innovative product. Sport-Tiedje will present the award to Octane Fitness at the FIBO Trade Fair in Cologne, April 9-12.

Sport-Tiedje has more than 30 years of expertise in the fitness equipment business, with 270 employees and 6000 fitness products represented.

“Our partner for seven years, Sport-Tiedje is clearly a leader in the industry in Europe, and we are honored to again be recognized by these experts,” said Leo Schreuders, managing director of Octane Fitness’ subsidiary in Rotterdam. In 2010, Sport-Tiedje named Octane’s Q37 series of standing ellipticals the most innovative product.

Zero-Impact Running

The Zero Runner uses mechanical hip and knee joints that replicate human biomechanics in running, with independent pedals allowing runners to replicate their natural running gait, just like outside. Users control their motion throughout their run, and the Zero Runner follows the runner’s movement through the initiate, pull-through, lift and extension phases.

The Zero Runner offers multiple benefits:

    Run without impact – runners can add mileage without risking overuse and injury
    Race preparation – longer runs can combine miles or kilometers outside with Zero workouts to maximize stamina, maintain form and reduce impact
    Active recovery – the Zero Runner enhances conditioning but eliminates joint stress and “junk miles/kilometers”
    Cross training – CROSS CiRCUIT®, which combines running with strength training and flexibility intervals, provides the exercise selection, and runners focus on improving overall performance
    Longer career – the Zero Runner removes the harmful pounding that can limit a runner’s longevity
For more information and videos of the Zero Runner, see http://www.zerorunner.com.

Octane Fitness Background

Relentlessly fueled to reinvent zero-impact cardiovascular exercise, Octane Fitness has perfected the elliptical machine, introduced a new category with the xRide® recumbent elliptical, designed strength-infused cardio with the unique CROSS CiRCUIT®, created exercise in a new direction with the LateralX®, reinvented running with the Zero Runner® and is leading smarter training with SmartLink™. Defined by standout innovations, and driven to deliver more effective, efficient and rewarding workouts, Octane is engineering elliptical domination.

About Sport-Tiedje

Sport-Tiedje, which has its headquarters in Schleswig (Germany), is Europe’s largest retailer for home fitness equipment, and at the same time, one of the most prestigious online retailers for fitness equipment worldwide with 22 stores in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark. The company also supplies gyms, companies, institutions, sport clubs, hotels and physiotherapists with professional equipment. The offering includes fitness products of renowned manufacturers as well as high-quality own brands totaling to over 6,000 products. In the fiscal year 2013, the company generated a turnover of EUR 45.8 million. Sport-Tiedje employs approximately 270 people. For more information, visit http://www.sport-tiedje.com.

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Find Octane at http://www.Facebook.com/OctaneFitness. Images are available; contact Julie King at 1.847.638.1582 or jking(at)octanefitness(dot)com. For more information, contact the company at 1-888-OCTANE4 (1-888-628-2634) or http://www.octanefitness.com. Octane Fitness, CROSS CiRCUIT, LateralX, xRide and Zero Runner are registered trademarks of Octane Fitness. All other trademarks are protected by their respective owners.







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Push to Walk Raises $30,000 in A Little Push Goes a Long Way End of Year Campaign


Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) January 26, 2015

With the largest amount of funds raised through an end of year campaign to date, Push to Walk starts off 2015 with $ 30,000 in donations. A noteworthy $ 10,000 more than the previous year, these donations allow us to continue to keep our doors open and offer the spinal cord injury and paralysis community our services.    

The End of Year Campaign included thousands of mailed letters to Push to Walk supporters highlighting how previous donations have helped our clients achieve their goals. The mailing was followed with an e-mail campaign focusing on more specific client accomplishments and success stories. This campaign comes shortly after our initial push in December of $ 1,000 in funds raised through Giving Tuesday.

This will be Push to Walk’s fifth year end campaign which has had positive results in the past. The title “A Little Push Goes a Long Way” embodies what matters most to Push to Walk: the small improvements for clients and how they can make the biggest of differences, and also the idea that small donations are meaningful and important.

Push to Walk is unable to cover all operating costs through client fees and relies on fundraising events to help make up the difference. “Our clients work hard year round to maintain their physical health and wellness. Annual holiday giving helps us devote additional funds to our clients. Donations of any amount are truly appreciated,” said Push to Walk President, Cynthia Templeton.

Donation opportunities are available on the Push to Walk website: http://www.pushtowalknj.org. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lajam at (862) 200-5848 or slajam(at)pushtowalknj(dot)org.

About Push to Walk

Founded in 2007, Push to Walk is an organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements. It is the only program of its kind in the New York- New Jersey area. Push to Walk’s rigorous one-on-one workout approach challenges clients to reach their personal goals and achieve maximum independence, leading to greater success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. A 501(C)3 non-profit, Push to Walk is located in Riverdale, New Jersey. Visit http://www.pushtowalknj.org to learn more.







Dr. Kit Robinson Welcomes New Patients for Dental Implants This New Year, Without Referrals


Hahira, GA (PRWEB) January 14, 2015

This New Year, Dr. Kit Robinson began accepting new patients without a referral for dental implants at his Hahira, GA practice. Dental implants are an effective alternative to temporary dentures. More durable than many temporary forms of tooth replacement, modern implants bond with the jawbone to create a stable base for permanent new teeth that look and feel natural. With good dental hygiene and care, the teeth can last a lifetime with none of the hassles of bridgework or temporary dentures.

The versatility of the dental implants Dr. Robinson places in Hahira, GA allow them to serve as a practical solution for those who are missing one or more teeth in any part of the mouth. With one implant post, the doctor can create a crown to replace a single missing tooth. Two posts allows for bridges that fill a gap of multiple missing teeth. With a few strategically placed posts in positions of maximum bone density and strength, Dr. Robinson will create a new permanent set of teeth that can last for the patient’s lifetime with proper home care and dental cleanings.

Temporary dentures, that have been a traditional solution for those who are missing all teeth on the top or bottom jaw, are associated with many challenges, such as:


    Requires messy pastes or gels to try to hold denture in place
    Food stuck under denture smells unpleasant and irritates gums
    Diet often limited to soft foods that are easy to chew
    Pressure on gums can damage delicate tissue
    Lack of stimulation for jawbone leads to reabsorption (loss) of bone
    Slipping and clicking while talking or eating

The dental implants that Dr. Robinson uses in Hahira, GA are generally made of titanium, a metal that bonds effectively with natural bone to provide firm support for a new tooth or set of teeth. Anchored to the bone like natural teeth, the new replacements do not shift or slip and allow for a complete healthy diet of all types of food.

Dental implants in Hahira, GA are changing lives and eliminating the bother of temporary dentures with a simple office procedure. Consultation with Dr. Robinson is the first step to determining an individual’s unique dental treatment needs and to determine the best course of action. For those who are ready to start the New Year with improved oral health, there is no time like now to think of the teeth.

About the Practice

Robinson Family Dentistry is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Hahira, GA. Dr. Kit Robinson is passionate about dentistry and enjoys using his expertise to improve the oral health of his patients. Dr. Robinson received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Kentucky Dental School, and believes in continuing education to deliver the latest in dental technology. To learn more about Robinson Family Dentistry or the services that Dr. Robinson provides, please visit his website at http://www.kitrobinsondmd.com or call (229) 794-3003 to schedule an appointment.







New Year’s Fitness Resolutions Just Got Easier: Fit Body Boot Camp Announces Record Sales for December, the Slowest Month of the Year


Chino Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) January 08, 2015

In perhaps one of the most newsworthy statements of the young 2015, Bedros Keuilian wants to let American’s know they can indeed maintain and accomplish any fitness goals set for the coming year. While such ambitious resolutions are often regarded as short-lived wishful thinking, numerous new Fit Body Boot Camp locations should make achieving these goals much easier.

The popular fitness brand is the nation’s fastest growing indoor fitness boot camp franchise with hundreds of locations worldwide and new locations opening each month.

And according to its founder and CEO, there are numerous new locations scheduled to open in the first months of 2015. With record breaking franchise sales for December, new locations around the country will be made available to many Americans and their resolutions.

But it isn’t just Keuilian who’s getting excited about the exercise brand. The analysts over at Entrepreneur Magazine recently released their list of The 10 Types of Franchises to Watch in 2015, and featured among the fitness franchise category was Fit Body Boot Camp.

Yet the growing popularity among business insiders and investors is merely a reaction to the fitness company’s popularity among consumers and its ability to produce noticeable results.

“That’s why we call it ‘The Unstoppable Fitness Formula,’” says Keuilian, “we’ve carefully developed this powerful fitness system that combines innovative and constantly changing workouts, personal attention from certified fitness instructors and personal trainers, and careful nutritional guidance prepared by licensed health professionals.

“It’s exactly this system that allows our clients to achieve such impressive results and it’s what is going to allow anyone the ability to achieve, maintain, and even surpass their New Year’s fitness resolutions.”

Exuding confidence and encouragement, Keuilian presented his vision for the company:

“As one of the fastest growing global brands in the group fitness and personal training industry, Fit Body Boot Camp’s Global Goal is to expose and engage 20% of the world’s population to a healthy and fit lifestyle by the year 2020.”

Whether Keuilian and Fit Body Boot Camp will experience the fruition of this particular resolution remains to be seen. For those seeking assistance with their personal New Year’s resolutions, however, Keuilian is certain about one thing: Fit Body Boot Camp is their best bet for transforming their bodies and lives.

About Keuilian Inc.

Keuilian Inc. (est. 2007) was founded by fitness marketing and business consultant Bedros Keuilian, who has been named the “hidden genius” behind several of the biggest names in the fitness industry. In addition, he is also the founder of the popular fitness marketing blog, PTPower.com, and founder and CEO of the indoor fitness boot camp franchise, Fit Body Boot Camp.

To learn more about Bedros Keuilian and his fitness boot camp franchise, please visit:http://www.ptpower.com/ and http://www.myfitbodybootcamp.com/







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