Anytime Fitness, the world’s fastest growing fitness center for 10 consecutive years, will celebrate the opening of its 4,000th gym March 16th in Shanghai, China. Additionally, after formalizing an agreement to open gyms in Morocco, Anytime Fitness will pursue plans to open at least one new gym in Antarctica – which would make Anytime Fitness the first franchise in history with locations on all seven continents.
“Our mission is to ‘Improve the self-esteem of the world,’” said Chuck Runyon, the CEO and co-founder of Anytime Fitness. “It may sound like an audacious goal, but we’re very serious about it. We’ll soon have 4,000 gyms open in more than 30 countries on all seven continents. Each of those gyms supports a small community of like-minded individuals who are determined to enjoy healthier, happier and more active lifestyles. That’s what we mean by ‘Improving the self-esteem of the world.’”
To view the multimedia release go to:
Researchers at global public health organization NSF International, Harvard Medical School, the United States Department of Defense and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands (RIVM) recently identified four unapproved, DMAA-like stimulants in six over-the-counter weight-loss and pre-workout products currently available online. The research was published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Toxicology.
The potentially harmful compounds – including banned stimulants 1,3-DMAA and 1,3-DMBA as well as octodrine and a newly identified DMAA analog – were not listed as ingredients in the products and may have been disguised as “2-aminoisoheptane” or extract of Aconitum kusnezoffii. These stimulants may cause adverse cardiac events, hemorrhagic strokes or sudden death, especially if taken prior to strenuous exercise or combined with caffeine. Extreme heat and dehydration may also increase the health risks.
To view the multimedia release go to:
Today, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) unveiled its newest fundraising and endurance initiative, spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures, an indoor cycling event that will raise funds for research, awareness, and patient services. The inaugural event will take place on December 5th at local studios and fitness centers in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago as part of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week.
“We’re eager to create a movement by launching spin4 crohn’s & colitis curesacross the country on December 5,” said Craig Comins, vice president of CCFA’s Team Challenge program. “It’s about motivating advocates to contribute to the IBD community and take research to the next level. We welcome all ages and athletic abilities to join us with one united voice to spin4 cures.”
Individuals form teams of up to four people per bike and participate in a two-hour indoor cycling relay. Alternatively, solo riders can take on the entire two-hours themselves. No matter the size of the team, each bike has a $1,000 fundraising commitment for CCFA. Professional instructors will lead teams to high-energy music offering a lively workout experience. The event is capped off with a cocktail hour to reward participants for their efforts in the stationary bike relay and fundraising success.
To view the multimedia news release visit
Sears, a leading integrated retailer, is launching a Connected Solutions flagship store that simplifies the way people shop for their connected home. Located at The Shops at Tanforan in San Bruno, Calif., it features a living room, kitchen, nursery, workout room, garage and outdoor area, so members can experience the benefits of smart technology firsthand. Nationally, Sears is expanding its Connected Solutions assortment to hundreds of stores, offering one of the industry's largest cross-category selections of smart technology products. Online, members can experience the San Bruno store and shop for an even wider selection of smart products on the new Sears Connected Solutions site.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7551551-sears-connected-solutions-flagship/
Since the beginning of the year French Open champion Maria Sharapova has been competing for titles on the tennis tour. Before she left to start the new season, the Porsche brand ambassador did a few laps in a Porsche 911 Turbo S – and unveiled her formula for success.
Break of dawn in Los Angeles: The beach is still deserted at that time. Only Maria Sharapova is already on her feet, ready for her daily workout. Fitness is not the only key to her success. The tennis ace emphasizes mental strength. "As long as you put in all your power, your faith and your creativity, you can win every match", she says in a recent video for Porsche.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7446051-porsche-sharapova-key-success/
Nautilus Inc. (NYSE: NLS), a leader in innovative home fitness equipment, today announced the availability of the new Bowflex MAX Trainer™. Designed to take the popular elliptical experience to a new level, the MAX Trainer combines the movement of a traditional elliptical with a stair stepper to create a one-of-a-kind cardio workout.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/64969-nautilus-inc-new-high-performance-cardio-machine-bowflex-max-trainer
In all of us there is this hunger to want to be better, to want to be stronger. Some achieve their goals, others give up. Every one of us has a choice, it's those who choose to never give up that are remembered.
What choice will you make?