Fitness and sports equipment manufacturer Power Systems’ Charity Warehouse Sale has raised more than $20,000 for Special Olympics Tennessee. Originally started in 2005, the Charity Warehouse Sale “allows local fitness and sports performance professionals and enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase training equipment at discounted prices, with all proceeds benefiting Special Olympics,” according to a press release. The event’s success continues to grow; this year’s
total quadrupled the amount raised in the previous sale.
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Some experts believe that if childhood obesity rates in the U.S. continue to rise, the current generation of kids could become the first in American history to live shorter lives than their parents.
To combat this growing epidemic, the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation joined together in 2005 to form the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The Allia...
For Kathi Sims, RN, fitness has always
been a way of life. While she was working as a registered nurse in Chatham,
Ontario, she began teaching early-morning, evening and Saturday exercise
classes. What was a part-time passion turned into her main focus when she and
her husband retired to Sarasota, Florida.
Since introducing the Inspire the World
to Fitness® initiative in 2003,
IDEA members have sent in numerous motivational accounts of how they’ve helped
bring about positive change in others. Whether they trained a former
nonexerciser to run a marathon or modified a class so that a dis...
While the American College of
Sports Medicine recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week
for “significant health benefits,” emerging research suggests that more may be
needed. Researchers at the University of M...