November 2nd, 2010
Special Operations Vets train locally: pistol, rifle, fitness, and survival
Athena Advantage has teamed up with Strategic Fitness to offer Special Operator led workouts and physical training. Initial satellite locations will be in Boston and DC with a focus on uniting former Special Operation Forces (SOF) veterans with the local community and present them enjoyable insight on weapons training, fitness, survival, home safety assessments, and self defense.
March 23rd, 2010
My question was an honest one about the reaper and not hurting your back. Anyway, I’m glad to find you in the fitness group now too.
Thank you for your message and I am sorry that whole event had to even take place. To answer your question, the Reaper version of the Scyth is very advanced-it is designed to maximize the muscle strain on your back to enhance their capacity to deal with extreme torsion/load re distribution. The basic version is better to start out with as it is a taste of this and it helps your body recruit the proper muscles for things like, skiing, lifting a baby while getting out of a car, falling down stairs (accidents). My programs consist of mostly things like this I have created. Let me know what other concerns, questions, or ideas you have and I will be glad to assist-including workout ideas for what you need. Pleasure talking to you, Noressa. Hope to hear from you soon. Steve
Heh, honestly I don’t even know where to start asking questions. I’ve been doing reduced calorie weight loss for the last 7 months and just this last Monday started workouts with the Power 90 program using resistance bands. I’m still doing even the basic versions of those since my muscles simply aren’t used to working for me (outside of walking and swimming.) I’m open to suggestions though! Just keep in mind, I don’t have access to a gym, I’m working out on a second floor apartment. I do have access to weights, but the program would need to be viewable on my iPhone at that point since the gym at my apartment is where they are, and there’s no net access there.
Bands are great because the load can be adjusted so easily. They are a good source for muscle endurance. As for video, all of my youtube videos can be watched from the iPhone. It is the embedded videos from my site, that we are now working on, so that they can be viewed as well. my workout channel is youtube.com/gr8ideaz. All of the workouts require no equipment and have basic versions to nurture the muscles that are not used to the movement yet.
December 15th, 2009
Company Health and Wellness Programs: Healthy Culture, Wellness Committees and More…
By John Bates
A representative sample of the health risks in your company employee population is the result of giving everyone a survey opportunity, unless your company has more than 500 employed. For very large corporations, limiting the survey to a cross-section of 500 may keep some of the costs down.
A good foundation for building company health and wellness programs starts with having the whole-hearted support of corporate managers. Compiling a separate and additional short survey prior to the implementation phase will expose what attitudes, knowledge and support the company managers have. The results will show where wellness program savvy is and where it is required. This should be included alongside the results of the employee survey for a complete picture of the company’s health and wellness program needs.
Results should have a cover letter that briefly summarizes the data and provides a few general recommendations for wellness that can be presented to justify the necessity of adding a company health and wellness program. A visual graph can emphasize the results and simplify the explanation. This can also be used to provide feedback and illustrate the survey outcome to the employees who participated.
Company Health and Wellness Programs for a Healthy Workplace
Company health and wellness programs work best in an environment where improving wellbeing is understood, accepted and encouraged by all the employees. An overall sense of group cohesiveness is one of the most effective methods for and outcomes of a company health and wellness program. Social norms are shared between the employees so a positive or a negative attitude toward the wellness program will spread through the population quickly. Once a norm is established, it will be hard to change.
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