Engagement that Works Walks and Talks

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…

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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.

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Here a great motivating infographic in the link below:

Sit and Stand Ergotron Sitting Should Scare You

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.

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Very exciting!!! No need to wait!!! Its time to get fit & healthy while we work walk and talk!!!

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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 – tkennedy@ibodywalk.com or phone in the U.S. 770-653-5995.

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Here is a quick news report – keep workers moving . There are countless video’s over the past few years showing early adopters engaged.

Are you ready to Move for Health & Fitness like never before?

 

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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 youโ€™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 clientsโ€™ 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.

Terry D Kennedy

Founder of ibodyWALK

Facebook and ibodyWALK a Pefect Step

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Just having fun, getting a little assistance with my ab crunch ( my Virtual Coach ) !!!!

So many images, so much content, so much work, I needed a break with a little ab work ๐Ÿ™‚

Takes Your Walking to the Next Level

Click hyper-link above to view 3 pages of a working draft with a few images, lots more coming of course…

Facebook Page is a Great place to catch up, and LIKE ibodyWALK

These are just 3 pages of one of the ibodyWALK manuals being edited ( over 40 pages of instruction, motivation, images, links and supporting research…) The Beginner Level is one of over 15 different programs which will encompass similar formats to be released soon to virtually an unlimited demographic…

Those professionals that are passionate about health, fitness and health care, can apply to become a co author in their perspective fields of interest, to incorporate exercise content specific to their audience. There is so many great great passionate professionals who can provide immense contributions that will impact those around the world.

Also, remember ibodyWALK will be a work in process for some time, and to be honest will create the most positive results moving forward…

Thank you in advance for volunteering while under construction ๐Ÿ˜‰

Terry D Kennedy – Founder of ibodyWALK ๐Ÿ˜‰

ibodyWALK 8 Beginner Strength Cord Exercises Demo/Promo

Had an opportunity to add another series of 8 Exercises in a promotional video… After doing a 40min walk with poles at 140b/min avg, 10-11min/mi pace. I was flying no doubt… the last 10min I was avg 12min pace to recover…

Looking forward to getting started at KSU with the fitness & health interns to do the next promo in an office setting. That will be followed up on LinkedIn as I recruit businesses who want to be part of the ibodyWALK training breaks. I will provide all the training, one on one at no cost, and provide the poles and strength cords for those that want their own after week 2 at a super discount. The program will be limited to groups of 6 – 8 participants. We will in Georgia do live one on one 2 times per week training substituting at least 30minutes of a typical lunch break. In up to 6 business locations elsewhere around the county we will do the coaching by way of the virtually training system using iphones and androids.

For more on how you can participate please contact Terry D Kennedy / Founder of ibodyWALK at tkennedy@ibodywalk.com . The program will begin this fall so don’t miss out.

8 Strength Cord Exercises – Palm Coast, Florida

Enjoy this quick series of 8 Exercises… These were done quickly while out one morning with no scripting and little editing…

For more on how to get started virtually anywhere contact Terry D Kennedy / Founder of ibodyWALK at tkennedy@ibodywalk.com

 

 

 

 

ibodyWALK Stretch Cord – Abductor

As I mentioned several post ago from time to time I will place random video and image content while the website is under construction. I am working hard to complete each of the 3 ibodyWALK focus areas. These of course will be in Health – Fitness & Sport, of which there will be many levels in order to accommodate the unlimited demographic I am seeking. If you have an area of interest you would like to request – please do ๐Ÿ˜‰ And if you would like to contribute with me in areas of programming, product or future population groups that interest you – please do ๐Ÿ˜‰ Maybe you want to be on the idea side, and that is of course welcomed – please do ๐Ÿ˜‰

A sneak peak at rough video snaps below

This one is an image of a portion of a ibodyWALK Stretch Cord – Abductor work for the Heath,Fitness or Sport.

I took hundreds of images that I will cull through to incorporate in to the Heath – Fitness or Sports programing for all demographics – that will be the first in my industry this has been under taken.

Do you have interest in learning more about the launch or being included in many of our images or videos at ibodyWALK – then give me a shout…

Your Doctor, Physical Therapists, Coaches or Neighbors would no doubt want to learn more and that I would be happy to forward on to you.

ibodyWALK Abductor Beginner

Main muscles worked:
– Gluteus Medius
– Tensor Fascia Latae
– Gluteus Minimus

Other muscles worked:
– Gluteus Maximus
– Sartorius
– External Oblique

Instructions:
Stand with feet shoulder width apart, then turn the Walking Poles with attached Stretch Cords (WP/SC) around so that the cords are crossed over. Rest the (WP/SC) on the chest at shoulder height, or behind head resting on shoulders. Ensuring that the core is engaged and the pelvis does not shift, abduct one leg making sure to keep the upper body vertical then return to the starting position. The key to success is resistance level that does not cause strain, movements are slow as you counter balance to maintain stability.

Suggested Rehabilitation Uses:
– Core stability
– Groin problems
– Proprioception
– Glute strength
– Lower back rehabilitation

ibodyWALK Core – Kayak Pole Crunch

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

 

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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 atย  your convenience.

 

 

 

Get Walking! Got Poles? Looks Silly? Wrong!

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โ€ฆ Let me say it again;

Get Walking! Got Poles? OK, Looks Silly? Wrong!

Athletes, Non Athletes, Health Challenged, Motivated or Not

LET’S MOVE.

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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ibodyWALK ideally positioned for every demographic

Where do you stand? No need to be stuck on your seat all day! Move virtually anytime and anywhere quickly!

Will nearly double the benefits X 2 of every day Walking. Makes no sense not to learn how. Its Easy as 1 2 3.

So Lets Get Moving with Proper Pole Height.

 

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Sports Pole Height ( 1-2inches above 90deg at elbow ) very advanced pole position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fitness Pole Height ( 90deg at elbow ) is the most commonly favored pole position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Health Pole Height ( 1-2 inches below 90deg at elbow ) favored position for those with health challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maintain great ibodyWALK Form it’s as easy as Walking…

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Join the Next Level of Walking Worldwide Today. Email tkennedy@ibodywalk.com for mover information

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