Team All-American Celebrates Eight Years Of Helping Runners Worldwide

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An interesting article provided by PRWeb regarding Team All-American and their work helping runners…..

joggerTeam All-American is celebrating eight years of helping runners across the world achieve goals through running to improve mental, physical and spiritual performance.

Team All-American, an organization dedicated to helping runners across the world train smarter and achieve their running goals, celebrated its eight-year anniversary on August 16, 2014.

For the past eight years, the organization has helped people to improve performance mentally, physically and spiritually, using running as a platform to engage with people. Team All-American’s clients are located across the United States and in international locations as well, making it a worldwide community of athletes.

“We are celebrating our success, yet we are hungry for way more,” said Scott Fishman, founder of Team All-American. “The people that we have worked with are inspiring, and we’ve seen so many people achieve their goals. When they tell us that they were able to do this because of our methods, it’s truly an amazing feeling.”

Team All-American arose as a way to ensure that people who were interested in running could become involved without suffering injuries. According to Fishman, there is a prevailing notion that running causes many different types of injuries, but these injuries are often easily preventable with the right type of training.

seniorjoggerFor the last eight years the organization has worked tirelessly to ensure that people do not fall victim to the myths of fitness. Its clients have gone on to experience personal best times in the mile, 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, ultra marathon and every distance in between as a result of training with Team All-American.

“Running is the most primal sport,” said Fishman. “It’s something that anyone can do without a plan or a professional to guide you. But if you want to do it successfully and for a long time, it is best to follow a custom training program that is designed, monitored and adjusted by a professional.”

About Team All-American

Team All-American is an organization devoted to helping runners worldwide achieve their goals, whether it be their first mile, their first marathon or a personal record time. Using the Team All-American methodology, runners will be able to reach their goals through a carefully planned and detailed process that considers all aspects of their health and lifestyle.

For more information, visit http://www.teamallamerican.com

Disabled Athletes Excel At World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Adventure Team Challenge

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newsTen teams of disabled and able-bodied athletes rafted the Colorado River, rode mountain bikes and hand cycles, and completed a ropes course at the September 12-14 Adventure Team Challenge from national non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports.

High in the rugged Gore Range northwest of Vail, Colorado, ten teams of disabled and able-bodied athletes rafted the Colorado River, rode mountain bikes and hand cycles, and completed a ropes course in pursuit of outdoor adventure. At the September 12-14 Adventure Team Challenge from national non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports, disabilities proved to be no more than an inconvenience to participating athletes who successfully completed the three stage event.

Each participating team of five athletes included two with disabilities, one being a wheelchair user. Since 2007, the annual team event offers an inclusive adventure for disabled and able-bodied participants. The athletes with disabilities not only experience the excitement of outdoor sports, but also are a moving inspiration to other participants and to the public, who see that the disabled can meet challenges beyond anyone’s imagination.

The Challenge returned to the remote Rancho del Rio resort this year, following two years in the high desert near Grand Junction. Although many participants for the Challenge came from Colorado, other athletes traveled from Massachusetts, Virginia, Illinois, Florida, Texas, Minnesota, California and New Brunswick, Canada. Athlete disabilities included amputees, paralysis, blindness, post traumatic stress and other injuries, with several participants being injured veterans.

At the event’s conclusion, the Boulder, Colorado-based Berserkers managed to hold off the surging Bootleggers and claimed their second victory in as many years. The Bootleggers nearly overcame a 12 minute deficit on Sunday in a remarkable effort to deny the Berserkers of their championship, but fell one minute short.

Two other teams – the Green Machines and Purple Rain – tied in their timing between the two days of competition, arriving about 25 minutes after the top two teams. The last place Mercenaries completed the competition at more than two hours behind the top teams.

This year’s Challenge began with a Friday afternoon prologue at Rancho del Rio along the south bank of the Colorado River. On Saturday, teams were transported 1,600 vertical feet above Radium for a fast-paced downhill start on bicycles and hand cycles. Beginning at 8,550 feet above sea level on a sunny ridge overlooking the shadowy canyon, teams descended nearly six miles on a rocky dirt road at blinding speeds to the river crossing at 6,870 feet.

Following the descent, teams ascended a steep incline, than began a cross-country journey along confusing tracks and trails. By early afternoon, teams were descending again to the Colorado River, where waiting rafts guided them to their next challenge, a ropes course set on the granite bluffs overlooking Radium Hot Springs. Here, the paraplegic athletes were sent across the river on a high zip line before teams returned to camp.

On Sunday, teams began on rafts, stopping for check points along the Colorado River. At the Piney River, teams headed south, reaching an old homestead and another check point. Returning to the launching ramp at State Bridge, the teams climbed onto their waiting bicycles and hand cycles for the ride back to camp.

At Rancho del Rio, teams arrived to cheers. At the finish line, friends, family and staff welcomed the athletes to a well-deserved celebratory lunch.

The 2014 Adventure Team Challenge Colorado was supported through sponsorships and partnerships from Pearl Meyer & Partners, Benson Botsford LLC, Devens Recycling Center, Front Street Re, The Independence Fund, INTEGRATED Healthcare Strategies, Oregon Adaptive Sports and Timberline Tours. Additional support was provided by James Benson and George Puskar. Van Brinson, World T.E.A.M. Sports CEO and President, announced September 14 that the Challenge will return to Rancho del Rio in September, 2015.

– Courtesy of PRWeb

Woodloch Pines Resort And JDRF Team Up In The Fight Against Type 1 Diabetes

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Woodloch will host its first-ever “Carnival for a Cause” in order to raise money for JDRF

diabeteswordWoodloch Pines Resort has partnered up with JDRF, the only global organization with a strategic plan to end type 1 diabetes (T1D), with the ultimate goal to turn Type One into Type None. From April 4-6, 2014, the social activities department from Woodloch Pines, an all-inclusive family resort in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, will host its famous home-grown carnival. Deemed “Carnival for a Cause,” a portion of all proceeds raised during the weekend will go directly to JDRF. Since the family resort’s opening back in 1958, Woodloch’s Carnival has been a beloved activity enjoyed every summer by many guests.

Woodloch Pines shares a special personal connection with JDRF’s mission to bring awareness to Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in hopes of one day finding a cure for the disease. Woodloch’s longtime Social Director, Joey Ranner, has a granddaughter who was diagnosed with T1D in November of 2011. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food. T1D strikes both children and adults and lasts a lifetime. T1D has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle, and there is nothing you can do to prevent it. Just to survive, people with T1D must frequently test their blood sugar and inject insulin (or continually infuse it through a pump) every day. They must carefully balance insulin doses with eating and other daily activities, yet they still run the risk of dangerous high or low blood sugar levels. Taking insulin does not cure T1D, nor does it prevent the possibility of the disease’s devastating effects: kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, heart attack, stroke, and pregnancy complications.

“Seeing how Type 1 Diabetes affects young children, like my granddaughter Jillian, makes me want to do something to help. One of the best resources that our family found after Jillian’s diagnosis was JDRF. We’ve participated in JDRF’s ‘Walk to Cure Diabetes’ for the past three years to help raise money to aid the admirable efforts of this great organization,” says Ranner. “Since Woodloch is and always has been about putting family first and giving back to the community, partnering with JDRF is a natural fit.”

The all-inclusive family resort’s “Carnival for a Cause” will embody a carnival’s midway atmosphere. At the event, which will take place on Saturday, April 5, 2014, guests can play the unique games for a chance to win prizes, including the grand prize of an all-inclusive getaway to the Pocono resort. Alongside the midway games, guests will be entertained by a balloon artist, magician, live music, food vendors, and inflatable bounce houses (weather permitting). In addition to the carnival, the all-inclusive resort will offer some of its other guest favorites such as: cooking classes, scavenger hunt, family Olympics, and horseracing.

During Carnival for a Cause weekend, all-inclusive rates start at just $179 per adult per night. For more information or to book a stay during, please visit www.woodloch.com/jdrf or call 1.800.WOODLOCH.

About Woodloch Pines Resort:
Creating a magical experience for families since 1958, Woodloch Pines Resort’s signature warm hospitality keeps guests returning year after year and offers a truly unique all-inclusive family vacation experience fitting for everyone’s taste. An award-winning family resort, championship golf course and sister property featuring a luxury destination spa is just 95 scenic and convenient miles from New York City nestled in the Pocono Mountains Lake Region.

About JDRF:
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to end type 1 diabetes (T1D). The plan ensures that there will be an ongoing stream of life-changing therapies moving from development through to the marketplace that lessen the impact of T1D keeping people with T1D healthy and safe today until the ultimate goal of a cure and universal prevention of T1D, turning Type One into Type None. Since its founding in 1970, JDRF’s cumulative research funding totals over $1.8 billion. In 2013 alone, JDRF’s T1D research funding totaled more than $106 million. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.

– Submitted by Erica Filstein