Meet the two Dubai-based endurance athletes who were crowned stars of this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
Dubai residents Ghani Souleyman from Togo and Filipino national Paolo Mangilinan said they pushed themselves to the limit for the Dubai Fitness Challenge this year, and are deeply honoured with Sheikh Hamdan’s special mention.
While Souleyman ran an ultramarathon distance of 45 km per day for 30 days, Mangilinan swam 10 km per day for 30 days.
Sheikh Hamdan tweeted the duo’s pictures and said, “Well done to the two stars of the Challenge.” He added, “Thank you to everyone who took part in @DXBFitChallenge, an initiative that works to transform Dubai into one of the world’s most active and dynamic cities. It motivated us all to set tougher personal goals and actually achieve them.”
Endurance swimming coach swam for 4 hours every day
An endurance swimming coach and Dubai resident for ten years, Mangilinan said, “It was really overwhelming and an honour to receive these kind words from Sheikh Hamdan today.” For 30 days, he swam along the coast of Dubai and on one of the days of the challenge, he swam all the way to the World Islands.
He told Khaleej Times, “I would start swimming at 6:30 am everyday and would end by about 9:30 am.”
Mangilinan had a team accompany him on a kayak for safety purposes. “The kayak would carry special nutrition and hydrating drinks and something to eat.”
He added, “I think I have swum all over the coast of Dubai. Some days I would swim from Black Palace Beach to Burj Al Arab and on day 29 I swam from Kite Beach all the way to the World Islands.”
Meanwhile, Ghani Souleyman, the endurance runner from Togo told Khaleej Times, “I felt very good hearing from Sheikh Hamdan. I really appreciate the kind gesture and have a lot of gratitude towards him for organizing this event despite the pandemic. It means a lot, to hear words of encouragement from the Crown Prince.”
The endurance athlete and trainer shared footage of his runs on the Instagram handle @ghanisouley and inspired many others to run as well. On the first day of the Fitness Challenge, he did an ultramarathon on Kite Beach. He would wake up at 2:00am, run 45 km and then head to work. Mid-challenge, Ghani and Mangilinan even sent inspiring cheer messages to each other over Instagram as well.
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Mark Maccaroni began his role as fitness manager at Seabrook, an Erickson Living managed community in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, in June 2020. Although he started his job during a challenging time amid the pandemic, Maccaroni was up for the task.
“One word that sums up the past few months is adaptability,” says Maccaroni.
“In order to be successful, my team and I must adapt to all situations, and I think we’ve done a great job so far.”
In order to comply with social distancing requirements to keep residents safe, they must now call ahead to reserve a specific time slot to use the fitness and aquatics centers or participate in group fitness classes.
“My schedule can vary from day to day, but my desire to have a positive impact on our community each and every day is a constant,” says Maccaroni. “Whether I’m teaching a group fitness class, cleaning the aquatics center, or sanitizing and setting up equipment for residents coming in for the next appointment, that is my guiding principle, and I put my all into my work.”
Teammates assure a warm welcome
He credits his colleagues in Resident Life with ensuring he had a smooth introduction to the community.
“Everyone comes together as one team to provide the highest quality of service to our residents,” says Maccaroni.
As a graduate of The College of New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science and a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength Conditioning Association,
Maccaroni draws from a broad base of fitness and wellness knowledge. With a passion for football, basketball, and baseball, he has trained and coached student athletes and has worked with clients from “all walks of life” throughout his career, but Maccaroni finds working with the senior population at Seabrook to be most gratifying.
“I love helping others become better versions of themselves and guiding them to embrace wellness in every area of their lives,” says Maccaroni. “My favorite part of my job is seeing a resident accomplish something they didn’t think they were capable of.”
To learn more about Seabrook’s active retirement lifestyle, visit SeabrookCommunity.com.
About Seabrook: Seabrook, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 98-acre campus in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. The not-for-profit community of more than 1,400 residents and 750 employees is governed by its own board of directors, affiliated with National Senior Campuses, Inc., who provide independent financial and operational oversight of the community. Additional information about Seabrook can be found at
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Dr. Mitchell Josephs wants you to know that dentists can be funny and have other interests in addition to teeth.
“Movies and TV have portrayed dentists as weirdo nerds or psychos like Steve Martin in ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’” Josephs said. “Some of us are quite cool. I know dentist body builders, pilots, surfers, musicians and actors.”
A new book by Josephs, a longtime Palm Beach Implant and Reconstructive Dentist, is getting plenty of bites across the country.
Titled “More Tooth Talk! What Educated Patients Need to Know About 21st Century Dental Treatment,” the book is a sequel to his first book, “Tooth Talk!”
It’s a compilation of 16 years of writing his weekly “Ask the Dentist” column in the Palm Beach Post Accent section. Josephs is the first and only Implant, Cosmetic and General dentist on Staff at JFK medical center since the hospital was built. He once took a tooth out of a patient in the operating room while the patient was getting a rectal biopsy.
Josephs, 57, has lived in West Palm Beach since 1992, and has practiced on the island of Palm Beach since then. He grew up in Long Island, N.Y., and Manhattan.
Josephs has been practicing dentistry for three decades and has found that people are intrigued by all the things that go on inside their mouths day-to-day, during a toothache and especially in the dental chair. “More Tooth Talk!” is a literal oral history of the most interesting cases he has seen in Palm Beach, each with insight that will aid oral health as well.
“A smile is the best thing you can wear, so it’s important to take proper care of your teeth,” said Josephs. “We all know that seeing your dentist regularly, brushing and flossing your teeth daily will keep your teeth healthy, and ‘More Tooth Talk!’ offers real-life stories plus tips and tricks to keeping a fresh, clean and healthy smile.”
Josephs’ local charitable work includes Jewish Family Services of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach Synagogue, and donations to Casa Shalom, an underprivileged school in Guatemala.
His wife of 29 years, Aileen, an immigration attorney, heads this last effort. Their son, Dr. Jonathan Josephs, is 26 and doing his dental residency program at Columbia Presbyterian.
“More Tooth Talk!” is available for purchase on Amazon and other book retailers. To learn more about Dr. Mitchell Josephs , visit palmbeachdentist.com.
Who is your hero? Several. Music: Neil Young. Sports: the late Ayerton Senna, Formula 1 driver who was killed in 1994 at Imola Italy. Actor: Sasha Baron Cohen. Author: Malcom Gladwell.
What is your favorite movie? “Apocalypse Now.”
What are your hobbies? Car collector, racer in training at PBIR (Moroso Racetrack), and stand-up comedy. I play my guitars, mostly heavy metal instrumentals (I admit, I am stuck in the 80s; God bless and RIP Eddie Van Halen).
What do you do to get away or take a break? I play my
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PHILADELPHIA – November 19, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )
TeamUp Fitness is a community-driven mobile application that’s geared toward fitness enthusiasts and professionals.
Explore Fitness Hookup possibilities.
What is a Fitness Hookup? It’s a dynamic way to connect with people on TeamUp who have a passion for fitness or live an active lifestyle. Get to know someone through TeamUp Fitness; hookup for a hot yoga class, a hike at your favorite park, or even a virtual workout.
The power of this mobile app lies in its ability to connect people who share the same activities and fitness goals; meet people in your area, even worldwide.
These passions are the driving force behind the app’s mission to create a place where like-minded, fitness-focused individuals can go to find, connect, and engage with others.
“Now more than ever, because of the pandemic, people crave connection,” said Tony Trombetta, CEO of TeamUp Fitness. “We wanted to create a functionality within our app to bring people together based on their shared passions and love of fitness, and that’s how ‘Fitness HookUps’ was born.”
TeamUp Fitness app users can:
• Post unlimited photos and videos
• Get motivated by viewing other users’ feeds
• Read and reply to comments with unlimited messaging
• Filter searches by fitness activities, goals, distance and more
• View matches and check out “Who’s New”
In addition to the sense of connection the app has created, it’s also providing fitness professionals with opportunities to monetize their influence.
Building on the ideology that powers subscription-based platforms like “Patreon” and “OnlyFans”, TeamUp Fitness has set the stage for fitness influencers to start earning money with their “Fit Fans”, an in-app subscription model using a platform that’s dedicated to fitness.
“The trend of locking content has increased in popularity, and that’s why we created the function to accommodate this growing need,” said Frank Peperno, Chief Marketing Officer, “Now, our fitness professionals can lock and monetize content such as exclusive workouts, tutorials, behind-the-scenes photo shoots, or any other fitness activity right on TeamUp Fitness”
The TeamUp Fitness app is now available for Apple and Google. Head to https://www.teamup.fitness to learn what the buzz is about.
About TeamUp Fitness
TeamUp Fitness has created a community-based platform that’s specifically designed for fitness enthusiasts and Fitness Professionals. Members from all over the world can log in and get inspired and see in real-time who’s working out and where. The teamUp fitness app is motivating people everywhere to look good, feel great, and get active!
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Original Source: TeamUp Fitness App Introduces ‘Fitness HookUps’, a New Way to Meet an Active Companion
The October 29, 2020 Federal Rule requires that insurers offer patients a tool to research their financial responsibility and both in-network and out-of-network negotiated rates. The MDsave tool, available now, enables 24/7, consumer-friendly price research and allows patients to purchase their care upfront without fear of surprise bills.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MDsave, the leading health technology company in transparent, shoppable medical care, announces its ecommerce solution to help insurers meet new transparency requirements issued in an October 29th Final Rule. The Rule, issued jointly by the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury, mandates the creation of “an internet-based, self-service tool” that provides “personalized out-of-pocket cost information, and the underlying negotiated rates, for all covered health care items and services,” according to the Transparency in Coverage Final Rule Fact Sheet.
The MDsave transparency tool provides a user-friendly, ecommerce interface that allows patients to instantly purchase a procedure of their choice directly from the website, in addition to enabling personalized cost searches for the required 500 shoppable services and hosting machine-readable files containing all negotiated charges.
Because each procedure on the MDsave platform includes the most commonly related services and their fees, patients can pay for the entire episode of care upfront without fear of surprise bills.
“Our ecommerce transparency platform is already being implemented for hospitals meeting the January 1, 2021 transparency deadline, so the technology is ready for insurers who want to provide a great patient experience but don’t want to build a tool from the ground up,” explains Greg Born, MDsave President and COO. “We have the platform, the searchability and the transaction capability. All insurers need to provide is the data.”
Insurers must launch their online self-service transparency tools for plan years starting January 1, 2023 for the federally specified 500 shoppable services and plan years starting January 1, 2024 for any remaining services or items.
To learn more, visit MDsave.com/price-transparency.
Co-located in Brentwood, Tenn. and San Francisco, Calif., MDsave is the world’s first online healthcare marketplace, bringing together patients seeking affordable, reliable care with providers offering high-quality services at fair prices. Using cutting-edge technology, MDsave simplifies the healthcare billing process for patients and providers alike through negotiated rates, bundled pricing and upfront payment. The MDsave marketplace also helps employers and payers offer more value to employees and policyholders with out-of-pocket deductible costs. For more information, visit http://www.mdsave.com.
CONTACT: Kate Steurer MDsave 615-814-6260 [email protected]
US-based fitness brand P.volve has designed its workout programmes so they can be done anywhere. And behind all of the training is a simple idea: workouts should translate to real-life movements. Why should we go to the gym and move our bodies in a way we never do in our daily life? Despite a hugely varied repertoire of classes and streaming workouts, don’t expect to see any burpees or old-fashioned crunches. The goal is to work with your body not against it. It’s all about toning, lengthening and developing long and lean muscles. And many of the workouts are designed for busy schedules, with no shortage of high-intensity classes lasting 10, 20 or 30 minutes. But what really makes P.volve different is its well-targeted equipment range, much of which tucks neatly into a suitcase or weekend bag.
Tell me about the new LA studio and what you were looking to achieve? What about the Chicago studio?
Rachel Katzman, CEO and co-founder of P.Volve: Because we’ve built this global streaming community since day one, we have been able to connect with our members around the world and understand exactly what they want. Immediately after opening our New York studio, we knew Chicago would be the next market for us, given our streamer base there. Because of the pandemic, opening in Chicago last month in the West Loop neighborhood was all about providing a support system and wellness community for Chicago citizens, with safety, of course, at the forefront. Hosting both limited-capacity indoor classes, as well as classes on the sidewalk outside our studio really has been amazing.
In today’s world, we know that people want a hybrid approach to fitness—workout in-studio with their close friends and accountability partners, stream from home for a quick 15-minute burn when their schedule is tight, and have the option to train privately. And that’s what we strive to do at P.volve.
How has the virus changed the way P.volve runs its business and classes? Do you think these will be permanent changes? We had to follow all of the guidelines and shut down our NYC studio and production studio in March—but we knew that we couldn’t stop producing fresh content, especially given how many people were now stuck at home and facing challenges on finding ways to move.
We sent all of our trainers tripods and lighting equipment, so they could easily produce videos from their homes. We produced content for our 0n-demand platform but then also released free content on our Instagram channel daily, so that anyone had access to ways to workout from home—even if they weren’t already a member with us. We also quickly launched a seven-day reset program, which included nutritional tips.
We’ve always been a data-obsessed company, but now more than ever, we are really listening and watching what specific content people want. We spend countless hours a week watching our members and our trial participants,
Meet Said Sergeyevich Shavershian, aka Chestbrah, who is taking the fitness industry by storm – brand post
The more we talk about how different individuals from all the parts of the world are trying their best to make a mark in their respective fields, the more we feel it is spoken less about. Similarly, the fitness world too in the past decade has given birth to some of the most high-performing and passionate bodybuilders and fitness experts who have gone ahead and created their own unique niche. One such growing name is Said Sergeyevich Shavershian, aka Chestbrah, as he is well-known across the online world. This young and passionate fitness lover and bodybuilder started with his late and legendary brother and pioneer of the aesthetic movements Aziz Sergeyevich Shavershian for creating a historical revolution in the fitness industry.
Chestbrah is a 34-year-old bodybuilder and a well-known name in the fitness world, who dived deep into bodybuilding from the age of 18. He and his family migrated from Russia and moved to Australia when he was only 6 years old. After finishing studies in high school, he earned his degree in operations in business management and used the degree to prepare himself in the fitness world and market himself and his brand to become big in the same.
Today, he is a fitness entrepreneur as well who owns two online businesses; one is ‘Aesthetic Supplements’, which sells best quality aesthetic supplements, running for the past one year successfully and the other is ‘Shavershian Fitness’, which is an online clothing brand, gaining great success from the past five years. Both of these businesses of Chestbrah are world-renowned and established. His late brother Aziz and him together started the aesthetic movements that is today in the fitness industry.
For the last 10 years, Chestbrah has been working consistently to build his legacy and create a massive movement in the fitness scene to inspire the young generation to chase their dreams, goals and fitness passion and craze. He is also excited to be sailing the WBFF pro card and win the same in the coming months as he is preparing for a big major competition, where last time he was placed at number 4. This time, he is even more excited to move ahead in the competition.
Said was also a Head judge for JEFF SEID CLASSIC international fitness show and we expecting him to see once again in 2021 along with jeff SEID and B. O. D Hamdan Pathan in India.
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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan has reported more than 3,000 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus — the highest daily count yet during the pandemic.
The 3,338 new COVID-19 cases reported Saturday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services surpassed the state’s previous single-day record of 2,030 new cases set on Oct. 15. That earlier record had topped the previous record of 1,953 from early April.
The state agency also reported Saturday 35 more deaths from COVID-19, raising Michigan’s pandemic toll to 7,182 deaths.
Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan’s chief medical executive, said in a statement that it’s “now more important than ever that people take this seriously.” She urged Michigan residents to wear a face mask every time they are around someone outside of their own household, to practice social distancing and avoid large gatherings.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:
— US sets daily record of more than 83,000 virus cases
— Pope Francis, Spanish PM Sanchez meet at Vatican without masks
— Italy’s daily coronavirus cases reach nearly 20,000
— Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for the coronavirus; apologizes to those in quarantine because of contact, including Poland’s recent French Open winner.
— AstraZeneca resumes late-stage testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the U.S.
— Police force in England says it will try to stop people from leaving Wales, which has started a 17-day lockdown to slow a surging rate of coronavirus infections.
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HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:
EL PASO, Texas — The surge in coronavirus in the Texas border city of El Paso continued Saturday with a record 1,216 new cases, nearly 20% of the state’s 6,125 new cases, according to city-county health officials.
There have been 3,346 cases in the city during the past three days, according to city-county health reports. El Paso has reported 38,554 total cases since the pandemic began in March.
“Today’s spike is part of an unfortunate national surge that we have been planning and preparing for,” public health director Angela Mora said in a statement. “Now, we need our community to help us by doing their part and staying home, if and when possible, for the next two weeks in order to stop the rapid the spread of the virus.”
Gov. Greg Abbott has sent medical equipment and about 500 medical personnel to the region to help fight the virus. There have been more than 858,000 reported cases in Texas and nearly 17,500 deaths, 81 reported Saturday, since the pandemic’s start.
COLUMBIA, Tenn. — A Tennessee hospital is suspending all elective procedures requiring an overnight stay due to a surge in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, The Daily Herald of Columbia, Tennessee, reported.
As of Friday evening, Columbia’s Maury Regional Medical Center was treating 50 COVID-19 inpatients, 20 of whom were in the medical center’s 26-bed intensive care unit. In response, the hospital said Friday it is suspending elective surgical procedures that require
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis met with the Spanish prime minister at the Vatican, but neither man wore a mask during the public part of their meeting.
That’s despite 13 Swiss Guards and someone staying at the same Vatican City guest house where Francis lives recently testing positive for the coronavirus.… Read More