The TeamUp Fitness App Promotes Connection, Movement, & More with ‘Fitness HookUps’

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PHILADELPHIA – November 25, 2020 – ( )

​​TeamUp Fitness, a community-driven mobile application that’s geared toward fitness enthusiasts and professionals, recently announced its brand-new feature, Fitness HookUps.

Through this new feature, users are able to connect with other like-minded, fitness-focused individuals in their area and around the world for motivation, fitness strategies, and workouts.

“The TeamUp Fitness app provides our users with a platform to connect with others in person or virtually in accordance with social distancing guidelines,” said Tony Trombetta, CEO of TeamUp Fitness. “We’re looking forward to seeing how our app users will leverage Fitness HookUps to achieve their personal goals while motivating others to do the same.”

Whether you’re new in town and wanting to meet others, or are looking for a challenge to improve physically and mentally, watch videos of your favorite Fitness Guru posting complex movements and exercises or a Nutritionist posting fit healthy recipes. The TeamUp Fitness app is the place to do all of this and more.

The overarching goal of Fitness HookUps is to encourage and motivate people to get up and get out of their comfort zones by trying a different fitness class, making a new connection, or simply pushing beyond their limits.

The TeamUp Fitness App and Fitness HookUps is the spark you need to ignite your efforts and live an active lifestyle. 

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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Medicine Hat author honoured nationally for her Heroine Movement

A Medicine Hat woman was named one of the most inspiring people in the country this past weekend.

Medicine Hat author and business owner Blaise Hunter was named winner of a 2020 Women of Inspiration Award. This year she brought home the Influence Award for her work with her Heroine Movement.

“I have friends here locally and we held a small little party and celebrated with my family,” said Hunter. “Everything was different because of COVID this year, so I actually got mailed my award a few days before the ceremony.

“This was such a surprise for me and I’m glad it was able to happen.”

Hunter is the owner of Blaise the Trail Inc, which helps people make their dreams become reality. She can assist people with their voice, books and brands. She is the founder of the not-for-profit Footprints of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss Support Initiative.

“I’m so honoured – this is incredible,” she said. “It’s been a hard go to continue with everything going on this year, but I’ve stayed in the ring and this is extra rewarding.

“This is such a great feeling, but this isn’t about elevating me, it’s about elevating the message that I’m putting out there.

“Women should breathe fire.”

The gala was held over the weekend for the sixth time, celebrating more than 150 women around the county.

According to a press release from Hunter, the Influencer Award is presented to the woman who has a global vision coupled with a contagious message to share with the world.

Hunter says she plans on starting another book in the near future.

“The driver of my first book was to help me heal, and the story has resonated with so many people,” she said. “I definitely would like to write another book.”

More information on Hunter and her work can be found at



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Huringa Pai At The Heart Of Health And Fitness Movement In Gisborne

New Zealand Community Trust is pleased to announce a
grant of $20,000 to the Huringa Pai Charitable Trust towards
a 3D body scanner. This will greatly assist in adjusting
diet, evaluating body posture, designing exercises, tracking
weight loss and body composition status to support
motivating whanau to make positive and sustainable changes
in their lifestyles.

The Trust has enjoyed great
success with their programme, which focusses on the whanau
as a group, and is now working more intensively on a
one-on-one basis to support lifestyle changes with diet and
exercise to prevent and eradicate pre-diabetes and diabetes.
The body scanner plays an integral part in their clinical
follow-up and helps motivate whanau to make sustainable
changes, since they can track physical changes on the
scanner app over a period of time.

Tired of witnessing
too many in his community lose their lives unnecessarily to
diabetes and heart disease, Gisborne GP, Willem Jordaan,
launched a health and fitness movement called Huringa Pai
(Positive Change) in 2015. His mission was to support
whanau to make positive health changes with diet and
nutrition education and to encourage participation in
exercise classes and local sporting events.

“Even in
this modern day and age Maori still die on average 10
years earlier than Pakeha, with the major cause of death
related to cardiovascular disease from stroke and heart
attack,” Willem says. “Major contributors to this
cardiovascular disease are chronic diseases like diabetes,
high blood pressure and high cholesterol.”

Huringa Pai movement became a charitable trust in mid-2016
with a Board consisting of whanau who had been on a
life-changing health journey themselves and who became role
models and leaders in their community. Since its inception,
Huringa Pai has helped approximately 300 people improve
their health. Willem says their philosophy of ‘for the
whanau, by the whanau’ lies at the heart of their

“The reason we are having such a positive
impact is because it is whanau-driven. We believe that
only a combined, cross-organisational whanau ora effort is
the way to address this issue. We also believe that by
engaging our tamariki, we will see a sustainable change in
the future.

“Part of our plan is to identify
patients living with pre-diabetes and to address this with
them. We empower them to make positive change through diet
and exercise and support them every step of the way,” says
Willem, who specialises in indigenous health. “The fitness
classes are very popular with around 45 people attending
each session. By getting funding to pay the fitness
instructor, our classes are accessible for everyone. It has
become an institution on Tuesday and Thursday nights where
the community come together, connect, and get

“Our whanau used to have the worst
statistics of diabetes in New Zealand and I’m proud to say
that our fitness classes and the positive effect they have
had on our community mean that lots of our whanau are now
free of

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Dubai Fitness Challenge: Nike launches free 30-day calendar of movement

The campaign features Zainab Al Eqabi an amputee and everyday athlete, as well as other successful Arab female athletes
Image Credit: supplied

Dubai: Nike launched the Middle East’s installment of “You Can’t Stop Us”, a campaign aimed at encouraging women across the Middle East to discover the world of movement in water, the film is a rallying cry for women across the region to go out and play.

The “You Can’t Stop Us” month-long campaign, features four remarkable women who have forged their very own success stories in the world of sport, starring Zainab Al Eqabi, amputee and everyday athlete, Sarra Lajnef, Olympic Swimmer, Nike Swim Coach, Rower and Triathlete, Maha Al Ameri, UAE National Rower and Manal Rostom, Founder of Surviving Hijab & Nike running coach and triathlete.

Despite concerns, criticism and limitations, these women have remained unstoppable and hope to inspire women in the region who want to pursue sport with their relentless spirit.

‘You Can’t Stop Us’ is meant to inspire and motivate athletes across the region to participate in Nike’s 30-day calendar of movement. This year’s calendar coincides with the fourth edition of the Dubai Fitness Challenge

The Nike 30-day calendar includes:

1. Virtual Coaching Hub: A WhatsApp coaching hub that provides members with expert tips and ongoing guidance on nutrition, mindset, recovery and movement from Nike Master Trainers to help athletes pursue a healthy lifestyle.

2. Livestreamed session led by Nike Master Trainers, tackling HIIT, yoga, dance and mediation. The free live-streamed community workouts run twice daily and are suitable for small spaces and all levels of fitness.

3. In partnership with Hamdan Sports Complex, Nike will host a swimming clinic for women. Including introductory and intermediate sessions held daily at limited capacity. The clinic is coached and led by Olympic swimmer and triathlete Sarra Lanjef.

4. Nike Training App: A free access to digital library of over 200 workouts available at the Nike Training apps.

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Awarded 5-Star Hospital Award by Patient Safety Movement Foundation for Efforts to Eliminate Preventable Deaths

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation presented Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) with the Foundation’s 5-Star Hospital award for making commitments in alignment with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s evidence-based Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). The APSS addresses patient safety challenges that hospitals are facing daily and offer solutions designed to help hospitals eliminate preventable patient deaths.

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The Patient Safety Movement Foundation presented the award virtually to Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s (from left to right): Associate Chief Quality Officer, Quality Assurance & Safety, Lori B. Key, MBA, RN, and Chief Quality & Value Officer, George T. Blike, MD, MHCDS (Photo: Business Wire)

“Each year, more than 200,000 patients die from preventable hospital errors in the U.S., and 4.8 million across the globe. Those numbers are simply not acceptable and unthinkable,” said David Mayer, MD, Patient Safety Movement Foundation CEO. “Our 5-Star Award acknowledges the commitment these organizations have made toward achieving ZERO preventable deaths. The leadership demonstrated by these leaders is a model others can follow in instituting best practices in patient care.”

Mayer virtually presented the award to Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Associate Chief Quality Officer, Quality Assurance & Safety, Lori B. Key, MBA, RN, and Chief Quality & Value Officer, George T. Blike, MD, MHCDS. You can view the presentation here:

This award is a result of the collective work of DHMC employees and leaders who adopted the principles of high reliability and demonstrate those behaviors by establishing safety behaviors, reporting opportunities to improve systems and processes, and by providing individual expertise in designing and implementing quality and safety improvements.

“We’re very honored to receive this award and very pleased to be part of this movement and committed to a group that has the philosophy of ‘all teach, all learn and all improving’ when it comes to patient safety,” said Blike. “The spirit of sharing, learning, growth and improvement is what we value as an organization.”

More than 4,793 hospitals across 48 countries have committed to implementing one or multiple of the APSS developed by the Patient Safety Movement Foundation workgroups. For more information about the 5-Star Hospital program, please visit:

5-Star Hospital Program

About Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health: DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK HEALTH (D-HH), New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serves a population of 1.9 million across northern New England. D-H provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. DHMC was named again in 2020 as the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in 9 clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth-Hitchcock also includes the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 51 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation; the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state’s only children’s hospital; affiliated member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene, and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT, and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and

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Earthshaking Signature ‘Brawn Songs’ and Movement, Developed over Time, Identify Seals

In the ferocious arena of a northern elephant seal colony, where few males ever get to mate, jostling suitors often face bloody battles over access to groups of females. And these boisterous bulls have a dramatic way of making their presence known to rivals: individuals identify themselves via rhythmic, guttural calls, accompanied by body slams that literally shake the ground around them.

Now research indicates that the seals are not born with these identifying signals. Rather they develop their unique brands of vocal bravado as they age, according to a recent paper published in Animal Behaviour.

The researchers recorded more than 440 calls from 47 male elephant seals at various stages of development in California’s Año Nuevo State Park. In this colony of 2,000 animals, a dominant male may vie with 50 top competitors—each of whom possesses his own call. These vocalizations develop around the same time as the seals carve out jealously guarded territories of about 20 square meters.

Less established younger males, in contrast, are “acoustically inconspicuous” and produce short, unstructured calls. They seem to avoid standing out, which may help them gain time to mature, says lead author Caroline Casey, a graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. At around the age of eight or nine, the seals finally settle on a personal song.

“It’s really when they have a shot at reproducing and becoming socially competitive that these signature calls start to emerge,” Casey says.

The resulting recognition comes in handy, as male seals appear to listen for—and avoid—individuals who have previously bested them in fights. Instead they target their competitive energies toward bulls with whom they know they are more evenly matched.

Casey suspects that the ruthless nature of male elephant seal society is what prompts the development of individualistic vocalizations. To explore that difficult-to-prove connection, she says, she would like to also analyze seal calls from less tightly packed communities, which could be less competitive.

Luke Rendell, a biologist in the Sea Mammal Research Unit at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, who was not involved in the study, agrees that this motivation is a possibility. Rival seals’ ability to acoustically differentiate themselves from one another may even be something they learn from their elders around the point of reaching sexual maturity, he suggests.

“My hunch is that there is some learning involved,” Rendell says. He praises the study for including enough data from seals in different age groups to clearly show the transition from indistinct to distinct calls: “I thought it was a really significant contribution.”

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