Category Archives: Health Technology
Well the test run of the Dive and Dash was a success, based on feedback during and after our Thursday session from 9:30 to just after 11:00… Lots of emails from those who could not come because of their schedules…
The concept met 3 criteria – It was Fun, It was Cooling, It was Cardio – which I believe can benefit those that want to walk during the summer. Even if its walking to one pool and back home… Oh, don’t forget to hit the outside shower at each pool before going in…
The 6 miles of pole walking with 3 pool swims spaced throughout is the type of workout that is in keeping with the ibodyWALK concept… More than a walk with poles… In fact you don not need a pool as there are over 100 exercises with the poles that focus on one of 3 need areas depending on ones desire and ability. Exercise and Stretching for Health, Fitness or Sport.
My thoughts are by request of those residents in The Villages I would be happy to support helping you with materials and or onsite sessions when I can in the future.
My appreciation out to; Bob Arserio and wife Kim, Ron Sudol and wife Janet, and of course my wife Nanette and daughter Alexis.
Let me begin by saying; as a health, fitness and sports professional for over 40 years I have experienced by way of educating, innovation, coaching, promoting and mentoring countless, that we are about to make a significant shift in the way we educate, deliver, engage and sustain desirable health and fitness for everyone. I of course am not anti health club, anti sports, anti coach, anti anything with good intentions that will improve health and fitness safely. In fact, I am all about the solutions that match today’s reality, which seem to change almost daily – one would think.
We as a society are trying to keep up with the next best thing, experience or product… Technology, the Speed of Thought required today and our Human Nature are looking to mesh in a way that balances the scale for a better life for everyone… Being able to do, be and have more by using countless technology drivers is not better, when it’s at the expense of you – the human seeking a full quality of life ).
We have to do some things that will seem a little off the wall to some, yet as my experience as been privileged to be part of the several of greatest trends relative to health and fitness in my 40 years in this space. Some are products, some are activities. A couple that I believe will be headed that way soon I will briefly touch on…
Yes, ibodyWALK is not meant to be another come and go product and program. What will make it more desirable is the multiplier that comes to everyone everyday to their walking. If we move to the Jetson’s age we may stand or sit and be moved from here to there in a blink. I hope not, as I want to experience physical stimulus and interaction with others. The purpose of ibodyWALK is to engage as close to a simple movement that we all use to go from point a to b (without transportation modalities – bikes, cars, etc ) and that is by WALKING.
Here a great motivating infographic in the link below:
The other area will be in how we sit, at work, home and leisure. This next space will come quick, and in fact has already arrived in some places. Trust me here; it’s not a fad. I am engaged with several potential partnerships that are going beyond the initial desk and treadmill at work or at the home office. There are as I speak – innovations that will encompass this next trend and beyond. Don’t be turned off by what it appears to be today as this will change to accommodate the greatest number of users.
Very exciting!!! No need to wait!!! Its time to get fit & healthy while we work walk and talk!!!
I am very open to high level or advocate discussion that will lead to building this next business platform. Contacting me of course is easy, by email – firstname.lastname@example.org or phone in the U.S. 770-653-5995.
Here is a quick news report – keep workers moving . There are countless video’s over the past few years showing early adopters engaged.
I wanted to include another great addition to the future of health/fitness in the work/home office and classroom settings. This focus area will be highly successful as the need can be handled very easily by Walking, while you’re Standing, balanced with time Sitting. Really! The best part is it will impact one’s work productivity, one’s health, one’s motivation and much more in an incredibly positive ways. This will become as important as the development of the PC was to technology on our lives. We will work, balance health and fitness physically in the same moment in time.
Ron Wiener – CEO of Thermo Genisis Group wrote a recent article that will begin to paint the picture of the future – The Next Revolution in Office Fitness: Sit-Stand Conference Tables
Mr. Wiener’s purpose and vision is umbrella-ed in the ThermoGenisis Group with its motivation to reverse the effects of the “sitting disease” among millions of modern-day workers whose jobs entail many hours of sedentary inactivity, typically in front of a computer, in a scalable way – is in my professional opinion leading the way, in fact all the way. They are building on much more than the current offerings which includes the ground floor WorkWhileWalking and iMoveR. I anticipate as well that the ThermoGenisis Group is positioned and clearly on track to make many more contributions whether this is at work, home or even in classrooms of the future. As an active contributor & participant myself of the largest trends in Health & Fitness Industry over the past 40 years I am flat out excited at what is to come. A solution like this which will improve your health and fitness outside of the traditional methods will become a well timed life changing trend.
In conjunction with today’s traditional Corporate Wellness programs; which are made up of many vendors providing employees a multitude of avenues, with the hoped for Healthier Employee. I foresee that visiting sources such as WorkWhileWalking with reviews and resources to be a first stop in determining the next step. The ease at which one can Walk or Stand intermittently during an average 8 plus hour work day will be a trend that grows because of the positive employee results.
On a personal note: I am active with one of the largest wellness companies in the world as a spouse of an employee. They provide the same programming, support and benefits to me in order to reduce our family’s health insurance needs and cost. I remain hopeful with the programming offerings, yet know that to compartmentalize my work day in to Fitness, Nutrition and other programming comes with challenges. So of course it makes sense to add this new product area in to a partnership.
My conclusion: This emerging workplace product movement trend will be adopted quickly by these wellness vendors as the benefits reinforce their clients’ success. The office and classroom work day of the future will become an intuitive environment that envelops the human experience with technology for improving ones health and fitness right where you walk, stand and sit.
The human body hungers Movement throughout the day for better health.
Founder of ibodyWALK
Great core work…
– This is a beginner move when you sit with feet on the ground while nearly sitting straight up and then paddling slowly.
– This is an intermediate move ( as shown in video ) when you sit with feet on the ground while leaning/pivoting backwards at waist, with back flat ( no slumping, head back as well – neutral ) and paddling slowly in order to maintain a steady balance point ( which moves very slightly and engages the core ).
– This is an advanced move by simply initiating the intermediate movements with additional backwards lean/pivot. Always stop repetitions when you feel the form begin to deteriorate. Less with great form in multiple sets is best
While all the construction is going on at ibodyWALK I thought we would continue to insert pre-production work from time to time. This will include content, images or videos. I you have questions or are interested in programing for a particular area, please reach out to me at your convenience.
… Let me say it again;
I have collected 1000s of images such as the image above which are from around the world. Having shared with other industry colleagues like “Marko” (pictured center) who have led the growth of pole walking/nordic walking in their own countries and beyond. Marko resides in Finland and has been highly successful in leading the way for some time. The interest has now become a focal point now in the U.S. as we continue to experience continued emphasis on the importance of walking.
With ibodyWALK we will gravitate away from a one demographic mind set or stereotype one might suspect when you see others walking with poles. The key difference and the reason for the continued growth in the program with poles is simply in the ways the poles and tubing are being used. That key factor has drawn others who may not initially be interested in to wanting to be part of the experience and results.
This is not meant to be a promotional post, simply educational. Taking Your Walking to the Next Level is critical I believe in order to increase the numbers of walkers. I might add that we are getting away from the idea that one has to move all in one 30-60 minute session. To integrate motion that increases pulse, puts a safe load on bones/joints and increases muscle strength can all happen in 5-15min periods.
So join the MOVE while you TALK and WALK at your next meeting 😉
What happened before my one minute pitch during the Shark Tank interview for the show was clear to me that we are on track to break the stereotype that most think of when they see someone walking with poles. The change is here to overcome the stereotype whether you walk or do not with poles. There is so much more and with that the rising tide of participation in the U.S. raises all ships 😉
I presented to a seasoned Fitness Professional who saw these images above before I pitched my ideas. He said; “no need to say anything, I get it, in fact I see poles out here in Santa Monica, California a lot. Really was not attracted to doing it myself, as I am a runner. Yet these images add something that gives me more and opens up to doing it with others anywhere….”
If you have an opinion, of course give me what you like and do not like, or what you hope for to grow ibodyWALK…
Reviewing a few branding options in the header and this post – Which one do you like, or not. If you have an idea for one, please send it to my email at email@example.com
Be ready for Technology to continue to advance to connect, direct and provide desired outcomes in health and fitness intuitively( mindlessly ) virtually daily. All the tools including ibodyWALK will hope to utilize universally the pathway that our Technology leads… The larger problem will be as the ideas and real solutions come to market, almost instantly we will be bombarded with the next greatest technology to deliver results. Too many choices…
The Poles themselves and the modifications ( evolutionary advancements ) will occur in spite of the delivery tool which stimulates/triggers one to move, educates, motivates, monitors, rewards, etc. and then begins again… And that’s just for starters.
Great article with a company I hope collaborate in the near future – http://thevitalityinstitute.org/disney-and-technology-where-dreams-of-better-health-come-true/#sthash.F3hS15YA.88HfWs75.dpbs
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