My Team Fitness Launches “Everyday Fitness for Every Body”

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — My Team Fitness is proud to announce the launch of MyTeamFitness.com, a website and program that is focused on providing everyday fitness for every body.

My Team Fitness is a collaborative effort created by three Saint Louis-based and fitness-inspired business men who had a vision about changing the lives of average people and brought it to life. Ken Cox, Brian Montgomery Jr. and Dustin Oder noticed the fitness world was lacking a consistent program that could be achieved by all fitness levels. With a little determination and creativity, the three designed a personalized and accessible program called My Team Fitness. This unique program includes daily, fun, and low-impact 10-minute videos sent directly to the customer’s inbox, as well as a detailed nutrition guide to help users throughout their fitness journey. Led by experienced fitness trainers, the program provides fitness for every level. My Team Fitness invites people of every shape, size, experience, and location to join the My Team Fitness Community.

“The overall goal of My Team Fitness, in this weird isolated world that we are living in, was to bring the community feeling to a workout, even though you are in your own environment,” Oder said.

In the midst of local gyms closing due to COVID restrictions, the team felt that they had a responsibility to motivate people of all fitness levels to continue improving their physical health.

“Exercise has literally changed my life for the better,” Cox said, “I realized the impact that fitness has on other lives as well. Helping someone else on that journey is so critical.

This collective of fitness-lovers realized that they could combine their individual impact and create a supportive, team-centered environment for those who don’t already have one. Each of their own physical results came because they were surrounded by a supportive team, much like a family.

“There are a lot of people that want to exercise but they don’t have the confidence or motivation to do it. They just need the support. We want to be that community for them,” Montgomery said.

The My Team Fitness website is set to launch on Dec. 1, 2020. As a grand opening gift, the team is offering 50% off of the My Team Fitness program for the first 50 users who join. Users should apply the coupon code “Founder” at checkout.

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Chinese pharmaceutical firm launches traditional medicine in Kenya

NAIROBI, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) — A Chinese pharmaceutical company on Tuesday launched traditional medicine that is to be used to boost immunity, treat and manage viral pneumonia.

Jiangyin Tianjiang Pharmaceutical Company, which will be operating under a local agent, XRP Medical Kenya Limited, introduced Healthouself Formula 3 and Healthouself Formula 5 combinations of herbal medicines in the country.

“The medicine will be used to prevent and strengthen immunity and treatment for types of severe acute respiratory infections,” Edgar Ngugi, general manager, XRP Medical Kenya said during the launch in Nairobi.

Ngugi said that the combinations will be used to prevent and strengthen immunity and treatment for severe acute respiratory infections.

He said that Kenya’s drug regulatory authority, Pharmacy and Poison Board (PPB) has approved and certified the two herbal products for sale in the country.

“The ingredients found in the two herbal medicines have been tried and tested in China as a complementary prevention alongside other treatment options to manage respiratory diseases,” said Ngugi.

He said the products were used alongside other conventional medicine during the peak of COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan to treat acute respiratory infections by boosting patient’s immunity.

“The products have undergone rigorous scrutiny exercise by relevant government bodies and the World Health Organization (WHO) has approved for human consumption,” said Ngugi.

He clarified that the herbal products should not be prescribed for children under three years and pregnant women adding that their dosage is being worked on and will be available soon in the market.

“As an institution, we believe prevention is better than cure and so we aspire to introduce more and more products to awaken the giants within us. Our bodies are naturally wired to fight some of these ailments if we take necessary action and boost our immunity accordingly,” said Ngugi.

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Peter Andre works up a sweat in tiny vest as he launches his fitness channel after 34 years in the gym

PETER Andre has launched his first ever online fitness classes after 34 years of training in the gym.

The 47-year-old stripped off to a tiny vest as he revealed his new exciting venture called Get Fit With Peter Andre.

Peter Andre has launched his first ever series of online home workouts

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Peter Andre has launched his first ever series of online home workouts

A source exclusively told The Sun: “Peter has wanted to do something with health and fitness for such a long time and now tonight he’s launching his first fitness video!

“It’s free to subscribe so join in and start your fitness journey!”

The first video is a 10 minute HIIT workout that can easily be done at home without any equipment.

Speaking from his home gym, Peter tells fans: “It’s great to finally do this, I’ve been training since I was 13 years old, I’m 47 now.

Pete has always had an impressive physique and has been working out since he was 13

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“I’ve gone through so many different stages of training where I did all the weight training, watched everything I ate and was kind of bulky.

“Then I did the other ones where I was just cardio based and I was really shredded and then as time went on I found all the different things I liked – a combination of everything.

“What I want to do in these videos is show you all the different things you can do.

“So if you’re at home and you have no equipment I’m going to give you 10 minute little HIIT training.”

The first video is available to watch on Peter’s YouTube channel and there will be a new workout added every Monday.

Last week, Peter delighted fans by stripping naked to sing his hit Mysterious Girl in the shower.

He sizzled in a video shared with his 1.6 million Instagram followers – 25 years after he first released Mysterious Girl.

Peter Andre left fans swooning when he sang Mysterious Girl in the shower tonight

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Peter Andre left fans swooning when he sang Mysterious Girl in the shower tonight

Peter crooned the track from his second studio album, Natural, and showed off the incredible abs that helped make him famous.

He captioned the TikTok video: “They dared me to do it and I was like ‘hell yeah’ 🐠🏝🌴 #mysteriousgirl @tiktok #backtothemusic”

Fans didn’t complain, as Paddy McGuinness’s wife Christine commented: “Yeeessssss 👏😂”

Another said: “Excellent, loved that song 😊”

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The 47-year-old released the track 25 years ago

Pete’s debut single Drive Me Crazy, released in 1992, peaked at number 72 in the Australian charts

But he became a huge hit when his tracks Mysterious Girl and Flava went global.

Peter reminded fans of his former glory last week, sharing a 90s throwback snap of himself when he was just 21-years-old.

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In the snap a baby faced Pete can be seen rocking a bandana in his hair, an opened checkered shirt and a necklace hanging around his neck.

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Home Fitness Innovator FORME Life Launches Nationwide Retail Rollout With Westfield Shopping Centers

Designed by Yves Béhar, the elegant at-home wellness solution curates workouts based on users’ ability, goals, and lifestyle. To suit a range of personal preferences, the retail stores will display two distinct offerings: Studio, a mirrored display that transforms to offer live and on-demand content, and Studio Lift, which includes resistance training equipment that conveniently tucks away when not in use.

This retail launch marks the first time customers will be able to purchase FORME Life in person, having garnered significant interest since announcing pre-orders in May of this year. Customers will now be able to experience the stylish equipment and world class content before placing an order. The stores and kiosks will feature both the Studio and Studio Lift, empowering customers to select the best option for their lifestyle. Flagship locations will measure approximately 1,000 square feet and Kiosks will be around 400 square feet, both featuring clean lines and minimalist design to complement FORME Life’s aesthetic. In addition, retail stores will feature an exclusive fragrance partnership with Virtuvi and custom artwork by Anoushka Mirchandani.

“We are delighted to welcome FORME Life to some of our most affluent centers across the country,” said Colin Shaughnessy, EVP, US leasing. “Their new-to-market stores are an exciting addition to our lineup of wellness boutiques, fitness offerings, and cutting-edge technologies that aim to revolutionize the modern shopping experience. Now, more than ever, home fitness is an important category as our guests look to access workouts and build a fitness routine from the comfort of their own home.”

“We are so excited to see FORME Life out in the world and have been waiting for this since we began to create our Studios. We love that people can finally experience what we believe to be the very best in home fitness. For this reason, Westfield Shopping Centers have purposefully placed FORME Life within their luxury lifestyle stores and experiences.” – Trent Ward, Founder and CEO

About FORME Life

Designed by Yves Béhar, FORME Life delivers an unparalleled at-home fitness experience. The Studios uniquely transform to host a variety of workouts and activities, returning to an elegant, full-length mirror when not in use. What’s more, an ultra-high definition touch-screen display is the closest thing to a one-on-one interactive experience with a personal trainer.

To suit a range of user preferences, FORME Life offers two distinct models: Studio ($2495 or as little as $69/month for 36 months) and Studio Lift ($4495 or as little as $125/month for 36 months), which includes resistance training equipment that uniquely tucks away when not in use. FORME Life’s ever-evolving original content can be experienced by everyone in the household for a $39/month multi-user membership.

To learn more, please visit formelife.com and on Instagram.

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Usman Buzdar launches ‘Insaaf Medicine Card’

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has inaugurated Insaf Medicine Card in a ceremony held at CM’s Office on Sunday. The chief minister distributed Insaf Medicine Card among the patients of Hepatitis, AIDS and TB. Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid, SACM Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Secretary Primary & Secondary Health, Secretary Information and other officials were also present on this occasion.



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Usman Buzdar said that under Insaf Medicine Card, project of providing free of cost medicines to Hepatitis, AIDS and TB patients has been started. In the first phase of this project free medicines will be provided to 9862 AIDS patients, 23560 Hepatitis and 70047 TB patients. A simple procedure has been adopted to facilitate the patients. Under this procedure patient will be biometrically verified along with the original ID card from his concern Tehsil Headquarters Hospital or District Headquarters Hospital.

Completion of this procedure and after the diagnostic process, Insaf Medicine Card will be issued the patient. The patient will be able to take free medicines from concern center. The government is speedy heading towards its goal of establishing the state like Madinah and projects like Punjab Ehsas Program, Sahat Insaf Card and now Insaf Medicine Card is proof of this fact, Chief Minister added. The Chief Minister directed to establish separate desks for Hepatitis, AIDS and TB patients. A total of 174882 patients in 36 districts of Punjab will receive Insaf Medicine Cards. The Chief Minister thanked Allah Almighty for having a chance of serving ailing humanity. The day is not far away when every citizen of Punjab will have access to free treatment in public sector hospitals, this is our commitment, the CM asserted.

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of mother of Nawaz Sharif and Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. The chief minister extended heartfelt sympathies and condolence with the bereaved family members. He prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has taken notice of a murder of a minor girl at Jhang road in Faisalabad and sought a report from RPO. He has directed to immediate arrest of the accused and ensure justice to the affected family.

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of brother of Gulraiz Ahmad Assistant in PRO section of CM’s office. The chief minister extended heartfelt sympathies and condolence with the bereaved family members and prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the family members to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity.

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RESILIENCE Launches to Change the Future of Medicine through Manufacturing Innovation

SAN DIEGO and BOSTON, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — RESILIENCE (National Resilience, Inc.), a new company building the world’s most advanced biopharmaceutical manufacturing ecosystem, announced its launch today. 

The company will actively invest in developing powerful new technologies to manufacture complex medicines that are defining the future of therapeutics, including cell and gene therapies, viral vectors, vaccines, and proteins. In doing so, it seeks to overcome one of the biggest challenges the biopharmaceutical industry is facing in pioneering novel treatment modalities – manufacturing. RESILIENCE will dramatically increase overall production capacity for these modalities, ensuring that important medicines are accessible to all patients in need and protecting against supply chain disruption.

“We created RESILIENCE to reimagine biopharmaceutical manufacturing through unprecedented investment in technology and a best-in-class team to execute our vision,” said Robert Nelsen, RESILIENCE founder, Chairman of the Board, and managing director at ARCH Venture Partners. “COVID-19 has exposed critical vulnerabilities in medical supply chains, and today’s manufacturing can’t keep up with scientific innovation, medical discovery, and the need to rapidly produce and distribute critically important drugs at scale. We are committed to tackling these huge problems with a whole new business model.”

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RESILIENCE seeks to address today’s challenges while investing in the future of U.S.-led biopharmaceutical innovation. RESILIENCE will offer customized and scalable processes, short lead times, the highest quality and regulatory capabilities, and world-class manufacturing facilities. It will serve partners of all sizes, including pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities, independent research organizations, and government programs. By enabling complex medicine manufacturing that is faster, more flexible, and less risky, RESILIENCE empowers partners to focus on generating discoveries that improve medical outcomes and save patients’ lives.

“Our aim with RESILIENCE is to improve manufacturing of breakthrough medicines so that they are more accessible to patients and to foster scientific innovation that makes new modalities of medicine possible,” said RESILIENCE Co-Founder and CEO Rahul Singhvi, Sc.D. “By providing improved process platforms and the highest quality manufacturing network, RESILIENCE has been designed to help society meet the challenges of tomorrow, whether that’s the next pandemic or high demand for a great new medicine. I am incredibly proud to lead a team of extraordinary professionals with deep and diverse talent to build a more resilient future.”

RESILIENCE has raised over $800 million of capital following the recent Series B raise of approximately $750 million, not tied to milestones, from investors that collectively manage over $5 trillion. Led by ARCH Venture Partners and 8VC with participation by GV and NEA, investors include public mutual funds, some of the largest U.S.-based pharmaceutical companies, foundations, family offices, and pension funds, among others.

“It is critical that we adopt solutions that will protect the manufacturing supply chain, and provide more certainty around drug development and the ability to scale up the manufacturing of safe, effective but also more complex products that science is making possible,” said Scott Gottlieb, M.D., former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and member

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Producer Franco Porporino (‘American Chopper’) Launches COVID Certification Program For Non-Scripted TV

American Chopper executive producer Franco Porporino (coordinating producer, Regular Heroes) is starting a business called COVID Film Certification to educate production crews and talent on set as Hollywood resumes production.

He’s calling it a one-stop shop for non-scripted television, the area he knowns best. It offers – alone or in combination — industry-specific safety exams for production personnel, crew and talent on CDC guidelines and other best practices on set; compliance officer training; EPA approved PPE; consulting services by experienced showrunners to create customized budgets; and nurses who can also be trained as compliance officers.

“Many producers are facing significant hurdles in light of all the complications and challenges posed by COVID-19. Production companies need to get back to work but must do so in a way that prioritizes health and safety for all personnel,” Porporino said.

He started to explore the idea after hearing colleagues complain about expensive consultancies and inexperienced compliance people that were ripping productions off and possibly putting them in danger.

The COVID Film Certification program features training modules that include online exams covering industry specific COVID-19 protocols and best practices for all pre-production and post-production personnel. They get a certificate valid for a year if they pass, although Porporino said the company is not aligned with any official organization.

“I am hearing production companies are getting price gouged. People are selling them [costly] PPE and consulting fees. Or one colleague said they sent her a compliance officer who was her former PA. I heard from multiple people in the business that they are getting … people who are going on set playing with their phones,” said Porporino.

He worked closely on the concept with a friend Lori Rothschild Ansaldi, producer and CEO of Big City TV, who is on his advisory board.

“Big City TV, along with my partners at the Content Group, were not satisfied with simply ‘meeting protocols’ for our shows,” Ansaldi said. “Our goal is to always go above and beyond for our clients and talent to ensure that we create and maintain safe and healthy work environments.” She’ll be using the tests for crew and talent across Big City’s portfolio of projects.

Each exam costs $99. Porporino said he’s currently contracted with three productions that he can’t name because they haven’t been announced yet.

The program has partnered with a VIPrivate Care, a healthcare company based in New York, to provide medical personnel and testing and with another company for PPE.

The advisory board also includes Ra Kumar of United Talent Agency, Lucilla D’Agostino of Big Fish Entertainment, Hans Schiff, formerly a partner at Creative Arts Agency, Darin Frank, a partner in the entertainment law firm of Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern, and NYU Professor Peter Rajsingh.

Porporino it so happens also owns Fresco Da Franco, an Italian restaurant in Montclair, New Jersey, which was a whole other headache with COVID. Trying to reopen there gave him some ideas.

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GW Launches Clinic To Help ‘Long Haulers’ With Persisting COVID-19 Symptoms : NPR

Patients with “Long COVID” have relied on social media groups to get through the worst of their symptoms. Doctors at the GW COVID-19 Recovery clinic hope to provide treatment and medical research to support them.

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Maureen would have been in her last year at the Georgetown University Law Center this fall, living in an apartment on H Street and preparing to graduate — in person or virtually — this spring. Instead, she deferred this past semester and has been at home in Upstate New York for months, passing time while she waits to start classes again in January.

It’s one of the ways her life has been sidetracked for the better part of a year. Maureen counts herself among the long-haulers, people who suffer from “Long COVID,” a lingering, rotating onslaught of symptoms that has affected patients of all ages and stumped doctors worldwide.

“I’ve been really healthy up until this point,” says Maureen, who preferred not to use her last name for privacy reasons. “I ran cross country in college. I was still trying to do five to seven miles of running a day. And this has just been absolutely debilitating.”

After experiencing all the symptoms associated with the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — headaches, fatigue, a sore throat, shortness of breath, body aches — Maureen still thought it couldn’t be COVID-19. She’d been social distancing, washing her hands, and wearing a mask. And besides, she was only 24 years old. “But I had the purple fingers and toes,” she says. “Once the COVID toes presented themselves, I did end up getting myself tested.”

But the test came back negative.

She and other long-haulers who spoke to DCist say one of the biggest challenges they’ve faced has been testing. They got sick in March or April, back when the District had testing shortages and there was widespread confusion about who had access to them. When these long-haulers were finally tested, they received false negative results — or, at least, it would appear that way since they still had symptoms.

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Despite her negative results, doctors told Maureen: “You definitely have COVID — just ride it out for 30 days,” she says. “But I’m still riding it out.”

The specialists she saw, including a pulmonologist, cardiologist, rheumatologist, and hematologist, weren’t able to provide many answers about what her specific condition was and how to treat it. Maureen says one told her, somewhat dismissively, “You know, anxiety manifests itself in the body.”

Her condition has become the subject of peer-reviewed studies and massive online support groups — some have even begun lobbying Congress about Long COVID.

Maureen turned her attention to friends in New York and found informative articles online, including a June feature published in The Atlantic, which made the

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

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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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Dating app launches for ‘healthy’ singles to bond over fitness



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A new dating app designed to connect active singles with other like-minded individuals who value health, fitness and wellbeing has launched in Australia.

Named Fitafy, the app focuses on shared interests and connection rather than just looks. 

Fitafy functions in a similar format to common dating apps where users swipe right for ‘yes’ and left for ‘no’.

Once both users’ swipe ‘yes’ they are notified of a match, and they can connect through messages.

Users can also filter by individual preferences, such as running, cross-fit and weights training, as well as nutrition preferences.

Founder Brendan McCormack, from Perth, developed the app after a large audience of fitness enthusiasts on social media were asking him for advice on how to meet other fit and healthy people.

To create a world-class app, Brendan and the Fitafy team secured over $500,000 in seed capital to commence development of the app.

The team partnered with respected developers Appsauce who have built apps for the likes of Kanye West and Manchester City, and 173Tech, whose co-founder Candice Ren developed and scaled the analytics function at dating apps Bumble and Badoo.

Post-development, the Fitafy app launched nationally in late October 2020 in Australia, with plans to launch globally in 2021. 



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‘Fitafy’s mission is to connect people who share the same values, a love of exercise and an active lifestyle, and they have the option to filter their searches based on this,’ Brandan said.

‘We would never want to reduce people down to that superficial level of just a picture, age, name and location.

‘Fitafy is here to help the world embrace an active and healthy lifestyle; It’s about taking that idea of fitness out of a limited stereotype and instead to reflect the millions of people who identify with that lifestyle in a plethora of ways.’ 



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The new app is designed to be inclusive of all genders, sexualities and abilities – as long as you’re over 18.

Once users find a potential match, Fitafy sends recommended cues and assists in helping to make the early stages of introductions and organising

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