Bodymechanics Fitness is Gearing Up

first_imgFacebook46Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & MassageBodymechanics Trainers from left to right: Frank Swenson, Kevin Short and Mark ClaryBodymechanics Fit Body Boot Camp is turning up the heat to start 2014 off on the right foot for many people in our community.   This is the time of year when many people start on the road to fitness with New Year Resolutions – starting out strong and typically dropping out of gyms and failing to meet their health and fitness resolutions.Sadly, we often get members who join our facility with memberships in other facilities, but who have not stepped foot in the door for months on end and who are still paying for a membership.Often times we hear that they felt they were just a number – not greeted when they walked in the door and felt uncomfortable using equipment and intimidated by others in the gym.Our goal at Olympia’s Fit Body Boot Camp is designed to engage members and create a family environment that is safe, fun and offering a non-intimidating atmosphere for members.Workouts are designed and led by experienced personal trainers in a manner that is created to be fun while challenging members and maximizing fat loss in less time.Mark Clary, Certified Diagnostic Health & Fitness Technician, ACSM CPT, CES and Licensed Massage Practitioner works daily with members and sees them excelling past the standard gym rat.  He thrives off the energy of group training and enjoys the laughter while seeing major accomplishments gained.Mark shares his favorite success story of the member who wanted to ski again, but couldn’t even trot – who is now skiing regularly.  He speaks of the joy he gets as a trainer when he is able to give life back to somebody who couldn’t imagine a time when they could move again without pain.A major difference to our programs is that we are able to incorporate everything in our facility – and each activity is modified to meet the fitness goals and individual fitness levels of each member.  Olympia Fit Body Boot Camp incorporates agility training, high intensity interval training, cross training, weight lifting and body weight training.Member Beth Vandehey says that she really loves the different workouts everyday.  They are tough to complete but she gets a tremendous sense of accomplishment when she completes a workout.  Beth feels that the motivation she receives from trainer Mark encourages her to complete a workout – especially when she feels that she can’t do it initially.  “Mark is a great trainer, very motivating and encouraging everyday.”  The satisfaction of completing a tough workout has kept Beth coming for 16 months.Owner Shari Aldrich enjoys training boot camp classes with the morning group and notices members enjoying life more – going on hikes, bike rides and running races.  Sedentary lifestyles change, and members make plans to do activities with each other outside of boot camp classes, which speaks to the family atmosphere created in class.  Shari notices the fun that members have engaging and encouraging each other on the group Facebook page.One of the newest programs offered at the Bodymechanics Boot Camp is working with high-school age kids (and some middle school age kids) looking for a competitive edge in school athletics.  Olympic Weight Lifting and SPARQ training classes are offered with Kevin Short, PT, and facilitates increases in strength and speed for these kids.Kevin says that it is very satisfying as a coach in helping kids reach goals that they set – even something like footwork that they have tried over and over to complete.Olympia Fit Body Boot Camp is nestled in with Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage and the Integrative Health Clinic.  There is a synergy in the environment, where boot camp members have the opportunity to receive one free student massage a month through the massage school; and can seek out professional care in the professional clinic with massage therapy, chiropractic care and nutritional therapy.Classes offered at Bodymechanics Boot Camp include:With a wide variety of classes offered, there’s something for every fitness level.Advanced Cross Training – a unique blend of plyometric and isometric exercises, which include cross training techniques and gymnastics functional movements.  ACT is a group class, but higher intensity than regular boot camp classes.Boot Camp – High energy, fun and effective boot camp classes designed for those getting into fitness and those who are looking to increase their fitness level.  Members can count on losing weight, fat and inches while gaining in fitness, strength and endurance utilizing our dynamic exercises with body weight, suspension trainers, medicine balls, dumb bells and kettle bells.Fundamental Movements of Boot Camp – This class is designed to teach proper form for moves such as squats, push-ups, etc.Sunday Running Club – This class is for those who are interested in improving their running or walking skills.  Routes are planned ahead of time and are led by a former college level cross-country coach.Olympic Weight Lifting – OWL tests aspects of human ballistic limits (explosive strength) and is therefore executed faster – and with more mobility and a greater range of motion during their execution – than other lifts.  Some exercises include:  back squat, front squat, over-head squat, clean and push press.For more information on any of our programs, including schedules, please give us a call at (360) 350-0015.last_img read more

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Weir pleased with advance

first_imgAFTER winning his heat at the Camperdown Classics in 47.30 seconds and placing seventh overall in the event, national senior representative Warren Weir ran his second 400 metres of the season last Saturday at the G.C. Foster Classics. Weir clocked 47.07 seconds on Saturday to win his heat and finished third overall. All the athletes had to struggle with heavy head wind and Weir, who ran a controlled race throughout, was very pleased with his improved run. “I am very pleased with my effort today (Saturday) knowing that I have improved on my time following my opener at Camperdown Classics. I am now getting over my injury and I am hoping to remain fit for the remainder of the season as I am looking forward to a good year,” said Weir. Sprintec’s Rasheed Dwyer had the top time among college and club athletes on the day as he won his heat in 46.96 seconds, just ahead of Racers Track club’s Annsert Whyte, who won his heat in 46.97 seconds. Among the females, world senior championships 800 metres representative Simoya Campbell of UTech was the best of the day in the women’s 400 metres after winning her heat in 54. 32 seconds. Cameron Blazers’ Jonique Day, who had a keen duel with UWI’s Rushell Clayton in the last 100 metres, won her heat in 54.34 seconds for second overall. G.C. Foster College athletes continued their fine form this season as Diana Johnson, Audra Segree and Everton Clarke scored good wins. In the Women’s 100 metres, Johnson won the event in 12.19 seconds, ahead of UTech’s Megan Simmonds second in 12.32 with the UWI’s Jodean Williams coming in third in 12.36 seconds.last_img read more

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BFF Embarks on Mass Awareness for Mandela Washington Fellowship Program

first_imgBetter Future Foundation, BFF, a Liberia-based youth entrepreneurial skills and development organization, has embarked on an intense public awareness campaign for mass participation of Liberian youth and students in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for young African leaders.The program is scheduled to be held in the United States next year.Through the Fellowship, renamed in honor of former South African President and Nobel Peace Laureate, the late Nelson Mandela, 500 most promising young Africa leaders travel to the United States each year to gain the skills and connections they need to accelerate their own career trajectories.The program also enables young Africans, under the age of 35, to undergo six weeks of academic and leadership training at top US universities in one of three spheres,  Business and Entrepreneurship, Civil Leadership and Public Management.Speaking Saturday, in the edifice of the YBB Youth Enhancement Center for Peace Democracy & Development on Peace Island, New Hope in Paynesville, James Mlubah, a young Liberian entrepreneur who, in June, 2014,  participated in the Mandela Washington Fellowship in the US and performed with credit and distinction, urged Liberian youth and students to strive for the unparalleled opportunities that the fellowship offers for young African leaders.Mr. Mlubah said Liberian youth who would be meritoriously selected to form part of the total of 500 young African leaders for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship, will have the opportunity not only to interact with United States President, Barack Obama, but also participate in a six-week leadership and other mentoring programs at world class American universities.  They will also meet with US government, civic and business leaders among others.Another Liberian youth who  in June, 2014, participated in the program in the USA,  characterized it as immensely resourceful in building the capacities of young Africans to effectively contribute to sustainable peace, development and democratic governance in many countries on the African Continent.Mr. Kamara also encouraged Liberian youths who are the future leaders of the country to embrace the spirit of competition in all spheres of life by developing confidence in their individual abilities and output.Meanwhile, BFF President Augustine S. Arko, the convener of the orientation workshop, cautioned young Liberians to explore opportunities for academic and professional advancement at all times.“As you prepare to apply for the Mandela Washington fellowship, volunteer in the service of your communities, country and the larger society,” Mr. Arkoi concluded.It may be recalled that in 2014, 15 young Liberians were selected after a meritorious vetting process by the US government through its Embassy near Monrovia to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship program.As part of the Young African Leaders Initiative, through which participants also have opportunities to expand their individual businesses and projects via access to millions of dollars for small grant funding, the 15 fellows from Liberia, two of who were members of BFF, joined 485 other promising young Africans to participate in an intensive six-week executive leadership training,   networking, and skills building in the US.Application for the Mandela Washington Fellowship is open to all as applicants and are not being discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.Some of the African countries participating in the fellowship program include Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, central African Republic, Chad,  democratic Republic of Congo, republic of the Congo, Cote d’Iivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea.Others are The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Mali, Nigeria, Liberia, among others. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Drivers continue to be victimised by traffic ranks

first_imgDear Editor,It should be noted that roads in Guyana, like those in most countries, have legally assigned numerical maximum speed limits that apply to both urban and rural roads. As such, speed limits’ enforcement is the action taken by the appropriate empowered authority, the Guyana Police Force, to ensure that vehicles comply with the legal speed limits.The methods used to enforce speed limits have always been controversial, and even more so in Guyana.In most countries of the world, speed limit signs display the limitation using black text within a red circle with a white background. This design follows the “Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals “.On September 25th, 2008, Guyana assented to this UN treaty, but failed to comply with the UN Convention on signs and signals in the erection of speed limit signs across the country.The Government, through the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, is mandated to ensure that drivers are safe, and do not exceed the legal speed limits. Based on the UN Convention, it is absolutely necessary to ensure there is proper installation of road signs along the roadways in Guyana, especially when there is a change of the speed limit on the road.It is evident that drivers are being charged for exceeding speed limits when there are no speed limit signs erected. This is a clear violation of the rights of the drivers, and should be corrected immediately by the relevant authorities.Presently, there are advertising signs erected by Pepsi and other companies to guide you in regard to the names of villages, and at the bottom of these signs, there is a small indication of the speed limits. This is not legal, based on the Vienna Convention on Roads Signs, and as such, Traffic officers should stop this unnecessary victimisation until proper, visible signs are erected to display speed limits on the roads.I am absolutely convinced that in Region Five and Six, drivers have the most traffic charges in the entire country on a yearly basis. This adds to the constant burdens that are now imposed on drivers: increases in fuel prices, payment of NIS, removal of tints, ban on used tyres etc.While these are sometimes considered the law, Government continues to fail Guyanese. For example, the ban on used tyres by the coalition Government leaves drivers with no other option but to purchase new tyres for their vehicles, while the Government, which is responsible for fixing the potholes, is unable to do so; and, as such, when the drivers drive into the potholes, their tyres are damaged and this results in drivers losing thousands of dollars because of the Government’s incompetence and mismanagement.Since there is a campaign to enforce the tint law on vehicles, we need to establish if, since implementation of the tint laws, there has been a reduction in crime, as that was the intended purpose. There definitely was no reduction in crime, and since 2015, there is an increase of crime in Guyana; so we can conclude that the ban on tint was ineffective, and, as such, it should be reviewed.Finally Traffic officers issue speeding tickets if you exceed the speed limits by even one km per hour. This is definitely unreasonable, and provision should be made to ensure a 5 – 10km-per-hour flexible rage, to ease unconscionable burdens on drivers and help in the elimination of corruption by Traffic ranks.Based on the review by the masses, the present Minister of Public Security is incompetent, and fails in the management of this sector.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

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Huskies lose 5-4 to Sexsmith Vipers

first_imgThe Huskies lost 5-4 in a shoot out to the Sexsmith Vipers on Friday night.The Huskies may have been expecting an easy win over the Vipers, but they would end up being caught off guard. By the end of first period the score was tied at 1-1. – Advertisement -In the second it looked like the Huskies were going to take over, but the Vipers were determined to stay within one point.  In the third they tied it all up at 4-4 and the game would go into overtime.The overtime was scoreless, and the game would go into a shootout.  Viper Riley Roy would be the only one to score in the shootout, carrying the Vipers to their first win of the season.Listen to the highlights package [asset|aid=592|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8552d1cf845bf809b1d998afb14f82bf-Huskies loose 5-4 to the Sexsmith Vipers_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisementlast_img read more

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Klopp unhappy over England’s use of Henderson

first_img0Shares0000Klopp is frustrated that Liverpool captain Henderson played the full 90 minutes in England’s matches against Slovenia and Lithuania © AFP/File / Anthony DEVLINLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 13 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has criticised England boss Gareth Southgate for overusing Jordan Henderson during the recent World Cup qualifiers.Klopp is frustrated that Liverpool captain Henderson played the full 90 minutes in England’s matches against Slovenia and Lithuania. The German was particularly unhappy with the midfielder’s selection for the fixture against Lithuania, which was played on an artificial pitch, because England’s World Cup place was already secured.Henderson has had to cope with a troublesome heel problem which saw him miss the final three months of last season, and Klopp fears the needless workload puts him at risk.“England played a friendly game on an artificial surface — it was a qualification game but they had already qualified — and I was not happy that Hendo was on the pitch to be honest with all the problems he’s had in the past,” said Klopp.“It made no sense. We cannot be involved in this. They all make their own decisions.“No manager of a national team asked me so far before a game, ‘How would you line up?’.“We watch it, we wait until they come back and we take what we get.”Klopp had already suffered a major blow over the international break with the loss of forward Sadio Mane for up to six weeks.Mane sustained a hamstring injury sustained in the 89th minute of Senegal’s World Cup qualifying win over Cape Verde.“He is the highest-quality player and was very unlucky with injury,” Klopp said.“But we can play without him even if we would love to have him in the line-up.”With in-form Manchester United visiting Anfield on Saturday, Klopp was relieved to learn Brazil internationals Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino arrived back on Merseyside with no fitness problems.Coutinho and Firmino were flown home on a private jet also containing Chelsea and Manchester City’s Brazilian contingent.“Phil played two games, Roberto played about five minutes so it is different. They should be OK,” Klopp said.“They both had a long flight, even if it was pretty comfortable I am sure. I was not in the plane but I can imagine as I saw the price.“The club has done everything to bring the boys back. We worked really closely with other clubs in this region to bring all the South American players home together.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Tottenham head coach coy over striker speculation

first_imgTottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has insisted there is no more news surrounding Emmanuel Adebayor’s future.The Togolese striker was left out of Spurs’ matchday squad just days after reports linked him with a possible switch to Roma, feuling speculation about a possible move.But, when asked if there was a reason why Adebayor wasn’t in his final 18, Pochettino replied: “No [there is no news].”“I explained in my press conference on Friday that all players were available to be selected and I picked 18 players. We have 27 players in the squad [so some players miss out].”last_img

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AC wanted me more than Chelsea, says Higuain

first_imgUltimately, the Argentine striker signed for Milan on a one-year loan with an option to buy at the end of it, having been deemed surplus to requirements at Juventus.“The esteem in which I hold Sarri isn’t new,” said the 30-year-old, according to Sky Sports.“But the only person who wanted me there was him. Everyone wanted me here.“The motivation and conviction they showed at Milan was fundamental.”New Milan sporting director Leonardo has showered praise on his club’s new signing, implicitly revealing that he is one of the former Real Madrid frontman’s admirers at his new club.“All top teams aim for top players,” he said.“Having an attacker like Higuain at Milan takes us to another level.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000GONZALO HIGUIAN. PHOTO/TEAMTALKLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 4 – New AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain has claimed that he signed for the Rossoneri rather than Chelsea because they wanted him more than the Blues.Higuain admitted that new Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri, who was his boss at Napoli, wanted him to move to West London. However, he has claimed that nobody else at the club showed interest in him.last_img read more

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John Stones ‘quietly confident’ England can win Euro 2016

first_img John Stones is one of only three centre backs in the 23-man squad John Stones says England are “quietly confident” of going all the way at Euro 2016.Stones was confirmed in Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad on Tuesday, but, as one of only seven specialist defenders and three full-time centre-halves in the long list, that had never been in doubt.Having only made the standby list for the World Cup in Brazil two years ago, he is one of a handful of players set to taste to tournament football for the first time, joining the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and 18-year-old Marcus Rashford.But, unscarred by past disappointment, the 22-year-old Everton man is going in brimming with optimism.“It’s tough because you don’t want to put pressure on it, but I’d like to think we’re among the contenders,” he told www.evertonfc.com.“I’ve been saying we’re quietly confident to people, but obviously all the big teams will feel the same.“We’ve beaten France and Germany since we qualified, which is a big boost and something that will hopefully stand us in good stead if we come up against them at any point.“If you’re going to a Euros, you’re going to there to win it, because what’s the point in not?“We’re proud as players and we want to make the nation proud too.”England’s tournament-bound players will train as a group for the first time at Watford’s base on Wednesday, in preparation for their final warm-up match against Portugal at Wembley. 1last_img read more

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