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.
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
December, January and February have been fruitful, while competing for my time needed; in product partnerships, preparing for Shark Tank interview, physically moving to a new home, including office, collaborations efforts with Skype meetings and countless emails, as well the planning needed in the “new ibodyWALK programing” for the 2nd year in The Villages, Florida this spring ( — you are right, to assume the official launch will be delayed yet complete…
Its a perfect time to join, and engage in a role that goes beyond simply titles.
Any eager advocate, and or hands on, feet on the ground business partners / investor will be well satisfied as we change the way everyone perceives the best way to return again to a life of motion. The balance of health and wellness, work, play, family and friends is about to be turned on its head. As a society we are becoming a human body that is truly close to standing still.
ibodyWALK rest assure we will “Take Your Walking to the Next Level”
Come join us
Shoot me – Terry D Kennedy a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org
“Take Your Walking to the Next Level” with “ibodyWALK”tm
It’s EASY!! Fitness Poles + Freehand + Stretchcord Exercises designed for 6 and up; health challenged, fitness training for beginners thru advanced and the very athletic that are looking to x-train or stay in shape in off-season.
Health Challenges – (mobility, stability, prescriptive and rehabilitation)
Fitness Training – (cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and weight loss)
Sport X-Training – (core, agility, off-season)
For 20 years now in the U.S. Pole Walking, Nordic Walking or Fitness Walking which we can call the generic term describing a multitude of brand names (Google any generic to find a brand name). Most all brands have been well intended, yet without long-term participation and as such have gone virtually unnoticed for years. This I have discovered is primarily due to the focus on a limited participant demographic by an equally small number of active pole walking leaders. I commend their intentions.
The final “ibodyWALK”tm products and programming will be a result of key partnerships (released soon) which will bring a great deal of excitement and activity. We will set up demos at no charge in; churches, schools, corporations, neighborhoods, active living communities, health and medical facilities in order to build on this unlimited venture.
The proof of concept has been successfully demonstrated by the consumer demand beginning in the spring of 2012 thru spring of 2013 in my previous Pole Walking initiatives. This has led to over 3000 participants from around the country and counting who own poles and have begun to pole walk. In response to 100s of personal conversations and the overwhelming requests I needed to support this growth with a concept name. Drum roll for the Next PC of Walking — “ibodyWALK”tm. This will quickly create a movement that will take “ibodyWALK”tm to be the “Next Health and Fitness Wave of this Millennium”tk. There will be easy to learn online videos, instructional materials which can be combined with any Fitness Walking Pole as we launch in to spring of 2014.
The key motivation for me with “ibodyWALK”tm is a purposed solution that quickly answers the lack of human movement (physical fitness) in our busy day using a simple to use tool and activity. The multiplying health effect of walking with poles with proper form and effort can deliver near to 2 x the benefits of that of regular walking (the field testing study at the Cooper Institute by Church and colleagues in 2002 is one of many Pole Walking research studies). When the programming of “ibodyWALK”tm makes the additions of the Poles, Freehand exercises and the Stretch-cords the benefits to a wider cross-section of participants cannot be matched anywhere.
Come and join us!! Let us change the way we WALK, why we WALK, where we WALK and of course who we WALK with for better health, fitness and sport in the U.S.. By doing so you will be joining millions of other walkers who will “Take Your Walking to the Next Level”.