The below document went out yesterday in St. Louis FEAST Magazine...
We wanted to promote the Top 10 Healthiest Restaurants because we believe that building a bridge between health and fitness centers and healthy restaurants would accomplish two things: 1) Promote health and fitness centers to healthy restaurant customers. 2) Promote healthy restaurants to health club members. The reason we will be able to accomplish this is two fold: people who eat healthy are more prone to start and maintain an exercise program, AND exercisers are more prone to eat healthy.
It has been such a privilege to work with the restaurant owners and experience the community they create through healthy food. Eating at these restaurants has been such a treat and we can't wait for more Saint Louisans to experience everything they are doing to serve our community through providing healthy meals and authentic community.
A special thanks is also due to James at Rain Crow Ranch for helping to underwrite the costs of the campaign. Without you James, this would not have been possible.
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Congrats to Scott Sandler and his team at Coco5 for winning the 2014 Sports Drink of the Year Award. On behalf of all of us here at the Fitness Alliance, we'd like to thank you for raising the bar and providing our industry with fuel that not only tastes great, but is also good for us. We appreciate you not using harmful chemicals and investing in an all natural drink that will help us to live healthier lives. Here's to a bright future for our industry - cheers!
The industry leaders have spoken and named Sunlighten the Fitness Alliance 2014 Product of the Year Award Recipient. Thanks to their innovative and wellness driven assortment of infrared saunas, they are empowering health to individuals as well as to our entire industry. Please join us in congratulating their entire organization.
It is our joy and privilege to announce the 2014 Fitness Alliance Supplier of the Year Award Winner, Life Floor! For their innovation of non-slip surfaces and dedication to the safety of the members our industry serves, we are proud to present their entire team with this award tonight at the IHRSA opening reception. Also receiving awards tonight will be: Stevyn Guinnip: Industry Leadership Award, Greg McCarthy: Industry Visionary Award, and Matt Koch: Life Time Achievement Award, Impact Fitness: Health Club of the Year Award, and Eric Vahey: Industry Service Award. Please join us in honoring and congratulating each and every one of them!
Out of hundreds of suppliers, we've narrowed it down to these leading companies... place your vote for the one you think is the Strongest!
COCO5 is an innovative all natural coconut water based hydration drink developed by a team of professional NHL sports medicine experts and sports nutritionists determined to invent a healthier beverage alternative for professional athletes and physically active people of all ages.
The development team was determined to correct the problem where traditional sports drinks routinely failed in helping athletes achieve peak performance. Their goal was to create an all natural beverage to help health conscious athletes:
Eliminate chemical additives, dyes and high fructose corn syrup found in leading fluid replacement beverages. Replace fluids lost through sweat. Restore electrolytes depleted during exercise. Reduce cramping and gastric distress often experienced with conventional sports drinks.
Timbuk truly is a full body workout that will strengthen and tone your body, improve your balance and build endurance.
TIMBUK will make you more flexible. TIMBUK is also flexible enough to allow you to take ownership of the movements. If you want to put your own swag on it—feel free. Just make sure to send us a video of your style in action.
Metabolic Meals delivers organic, gluten-free, gourmet meals fresh to your door. Taking the guess-work out of improved health, fat loss and performance with one of our perfectly balanced meal plans.
ALWAYS prepared with fresh, all-natural whole foods, ALWAYS gluten-free
ALWAYS prepared with Superfoods: Grass Fed Proteins, Free Range Eggs, All-natu_ral Poultry, Wild-caught Fish, Low Allergenic Grains, Nuts, Antioxidant-rich Fruits, Fiber-dense Vegetables, NEVER frozen or freeze-dried.
NEVER prepared with cheap or substandard ingredients: No high fructose corn syrup, No hydrogenated oils (transfats), No artificial ingredients, and No soy.
MobileFit believes that the path to healthy living and wellness should be fun, interactive and leverage modern, accessible technology to make a measurable impact on your members.
Their solutions are designed with your staff and members in mind. From our easy-to-use mobile apps to our custom consulting services, they are committed to the success of your member engagement and retention initiatives. They understand the need and the mission involved in serving members and ensuring their success.
The folks at Life Floor® are committed to spreading the word about a better, safer floor. For most people, flooring is an afterthought. For the employees at Life Floor®, flooring is a passion. We've learned it's more than just the tile: the substrate beneath the floor, the adhesive that bonds it, the proper installation, the cleaning, and the maintenance all together provide a solution to stand on.
Surge Performance Training believes that training should be dynamic, effective, and fun. They design their equipment to meet these goals. They work with sports and fitness experts to ensure that their machines exceed needs and produce real results. Their equipment uses unique, patent pending designs to deliver health and fitness results quickly and safely, for all levels and types of users.
Surge machines are radically different than virtually anything in the exercise equipment market today. Their products enable an unlimited range of resisted movements to develop explosive power, lean muscle endurance, and core stability, simultaneously. The resistance dynamic accelerates the body’s metabolic activity and caloric burn, making the workout intense, and your results dramatic!
Surge customers today include elite and professional athletes, fighters, trainers, and coaches across the country and in over 10 countries worldwide.
Wexer, which is short for world of exercise, is a virtual group exercise provider for the health club industry.
Currently, the Wexer Virtual system is installed in clubs in Denmark, Norway, the UK and the US. More countries are signed and ready for their first installations. The ambition is to become the largest supplier of Virtual Group Exercise Worldwide.
The first few years of the company's activities were spent developing a worldwide market for glass walls on squash and racquet ball courts and in the early 1980's. Prospec expanded its activities to include the Marathon range of storage lockers and partitions using solid phenolic panels. As a result of Prospec's engineering and installation experience, the products have become the market leader for swimming pool and sport center development.
Rage Fitness has been a global leader in institutional gymnastics and functional fitness equipment. Gibson Athletic, our parent company, knows how to manufacture and distribute the highest quality equipment. We also know how to take care of our customers. We work with Olympians from around the world on a daily basis. We have over 180 dealers globally that represent our products.
We here at RAGE are committed to developing, testing, manufacturing and selling the best product out there. Check back soon. We always have new product that we are releasing
As the leader in our industry, we offer the only true commercial infrared sauna solution. Our team will work to understand your business needs to support your success. We understand that return on investment is critical when adding new equipment to your business. That is why a Sunlighten sauna makes perfect sense for any business model! It is a low cost investment that immediately generates revenue. With our financing option many of our customers even pay off the balance with the revenue generated. The sauna literally pays for itself!
Pivotal5 Is the industry leader and trendsetter in wellness and handheld fitness products. Their unique brand platform allows their owned and licensed brands to be developed and grown worldwide by leveraging synergies among the brands/products.
Club Apps offers custom mobile app solutions for heath clubs that encompass the entire member and prospect experience. Combine this with a completely custom design that captures your club personality and brand experience and you need look no further for your mobile app solution!
While all app features are included, each feature is optional, customizable and interchangeable at any time.