Posts Tagged ‘fitness’

Press Release

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

I am excited to announce that our sister business, Abundant Fitness Center, Inc. has just won the award for, “Best Of Olympia” in the category of, “Health Clubs and Gyms”.  Below is the press release from today.


Press Release


Abundant Fitness Center Receives 2012 Best of Olympia Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, April 17, 2012 — For the fifth consecutive year, Abundant Fitness Center has been selected for the 2012 Best of Olympia Award in the Health Clubs & Gyms category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

This is the first year that a business has qualified as a Five-Time Award Winner. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

U.S. Commerce Association


Yours In Health!

G.E. Moon II

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Interview with Health and Fitness Expert Tarik Tyler

Friday, April 6th, 2012


Health & Fitness Expert Tarik Tyler

Tarik Tyler is one of the leading experts on health, fitness, and most importantly childhood obesity. Basketball legend, Shaquille O’Neal tapped into Tarik’s vast knowledge for his ABC television series, “Shaq’s Big Challenge”. Tarik helped Shaq work with and train overweight children in the Florida schools. They also worked on changing the school lunch programs to include healthier choices. Most importantly they championed the Governor’s Office to re-instate Physical Education programs in the State of Florida.

Tarik, is also a celebrity trainer having work with such stars as Kate Hudson, Tracey Morgan, and Tiffani Thiessen. Tarik’s true passion lies in helping to transform and create healthy and fit lifestyles for overweight children all throughout the United States. His life goal is to be able to inspire a minimum of 1,000,000 children to eat healthy, lose the weight and stay fit for the rest of their lives. Tarik Tyler is The Founder of, “Bring Gym Back ™”.

You can find out more about Tarik and his incredible work at You can also follow Tarik on Twitter @REALTarikTyler

Here is our interview with Tarik Tyler.

Abundant Health Center: Tarik, childhood obesity in our country is out of control today. What sets The United States apart from countries like Canada or Europe where this isn’t an epidemic problem?

Tarik Tyler: Well the answer to that is rather complex . What we have here is a society that is saturated with things being conveniently brought to you so that there is increasing lack of mobility. As technology and social networks become more of the norm people have settled into communicating at home as opposed to going out and interacting. Consider how children will interact via the various social networks on-line as opposed to going to do something that requires that they interact in the physical world. If you couple that with the savvy and aggressive marketing of foods designed to make inactivity more enjoyable then the United States will continue to tilt towards being more and more sedentary. I’d wager that Canada and Europe limit the marketing of fast food so that’s part of the the reason why it hasn’t reached the levels that it has here. However there are signs that obesity issues are gaining ground in both places as well.

AHC: What can parents do to motivate their kids to be more active?

TT: I believe that parents simply need to be healthy themselves. You can’t motivate your child in terms of staying active with a “do as I say not as I do” method. Playing with your kids and letting them see how much you enjoy the interaction with them is very motivating. Parents should pick out activities that allow both child and parent a chance to experience a new way of making exercise a part of a lifestyle not necessarily a chore.

AHC: What are three things that parents can do to set themselves up as role models of health for their children?

TT: First parents need to involve their kids in their activities. A parent who is healthy and active has a better chance of raising children that are healthy and active

Second let their kids get involved in making healthy and tasty meals. The more they can learn about food and that healthy and nutritious food can taste good too they more they are inclined to repeat what they’ve learned.

Finally,parents should limit their time on the Internet and show children what a healthy level of interaction with people offline can bring. Parents should make an effort to know the parents of their children’s friends. I fully support the “it takes a village to raise a child” idea.

AHC: On a grass roots level what can parents do to get physical education back in schools that are facing budget cuts in these tough economic times?

TT: Parents still have a number of options to keep P.E. in schools. One of the better options is to hire outside organizations to help provide more structured after-school physical fitness programs. The expectation that schools will keep P.E. even though they feel that it’s not as important is like waiting for Santa Claus to show up in July. Mind you I don’t believe in Santa Claus either but you see my point. Parents need to recognize that play is essential to development.

AHC: What is one dietary change that adults and children can make to enhance their health?

TT: If I had to pick one I’d say that it would be more fruit and vegetables and eliminate or severely restrict processed foods.

AHC: Who are some of your mentors and what books that you have read have been an influence upon you?

TT: Mentors? Funny thing is since I’ve been in this business for 25 years and counting not having a mentor has never really affected me. We are all still learning and always changing so each one of us in some way is a mentor to each other. One of my favorite books that got me started about at least the diet side of fitness is Lean Bodies by Cliff Sheats. I still refer back to it when I need to explain that it’s not just about the calories it’s about the quality.

AHC: Is there anything that you would like to add?

TT: We are all shaped by our habits. If you create the habit of exercise and eating healthy and each day you strive to improve then you’ve created a lifestyle. And a healthy lifestyle is the ultimate goal.  On May 1st I will be re-launching my website –  I’m particularly excited to have a ProShop on the site where you can get all the essential tools needed for a fitter and healthier you.

AHC:  Tarik, thank you for your time.

TT:  My pleasure

Introducing Greg Germesz – Founder of VitaSource

Friday, October 1st, 2010

I am honored to introduce Greg Germesz – Founder of VitaSource and his story of illness, his road to recovery, and how VitaSource is making a difference in the supplement world.

Yours In Health!

G.E. Moon II


Greg Geremesz, the founder of VitaSource, started promoting health supplements in 2002 motivated by his own experience in his late twenties when he suddenly started suffering from excessively low energy levels.

Despite this fact he was exhausted after work and wanted to sleep as soon as he got home, his doctor told him he had a ‘clear bill of health.’

Not willing to accept this, he took things into his own hands…

• He drank a lot of caffeinated drinks

• He started taking diet pills that were ephedra based

• He went to a chiropractor

• He tried eating lots of sugar because people talked about “the sugar high”

But all of this actually had the opposite effect on him. He would drink a can of soda, only to want to take a nap 15 minutes later.

His life was a mess. He tried everything and nothing seemed to work. And the more things he tried, the more depressed he became, making him absolutely miserable.

Then he reflected on his parents who passed away at early ages, his mother when she was 40 and his father when he was just 46 to different health ailments.

He said to himself “Face the facts, Geremesz – it’s in your genes. You’re destined for poor health.
At the same time, he wanted nothing more than to experience a greater level of energy.

Then one day, he sat down in his bed and prayed. “Help me get more energy and be able to live a normal life again. Help me to experience more passion, more joy and a deeper level of peace in my life.”

As grace would have it, a few days after that a friend handed him a book about fasting. And despite Greg’s skeptical nature, he quickly became fascinated in it and decided to put it to the test. After two days without eating any food…

He Thought His Head Was Going to Explode and He Was Suffering From a Headache Due to Caffeine Withdrawals

But over the next week, this all changed and by the time he had completed the fast, he had more energy than he knew what to do with. He was bouncing off the walls and was actually afraid to begin eating again because he was feeling so good.

And that was just the beginning.

Since then he has invested hundreds of hours studying the best of the best in the science of nutrition and supplementation, using himself as a guinea pig in his own virtual testing laboratory.

And he found the key to greater health and more energy levels all boiled down to getting back to the basics of what his Grandma had always told him: you are what you eat.

But when he delved further, Greg also discovered while Mother Nature’s food is best, unfortunately due to environmental issues, poor soil quality and poor eating habits…

We are Unable to Live at our Optimal Health and Have that Sustained Energy Every Day by Relying Purely on Food

It was this 1948 study by a Rutgers University Professor which turned him from die-hard skeptic to a true believer when it comes to supplements…

In studying tomatoes it was found that some had 2,000 times more iron in them than others. And it all boiled down to the soil where the tomato was grown.

But here’s a disturbing fact: In 1964, when the US Department of Agriculture decided to follow up on the Rutgers study, they examined the element “iron” to see how much of it was in various vegetables grown in different places.

And guess what? The average amount of iron in various vegetables had dropped by 80% between 1948 and 1963.

Can you imagine what those levels are at today?

The reality is the nutrition in our fruit and vegetables has declined to such a level that…

It Now Takes 60 Servings of Spinach to Get the Same Amount of Iron as Just One Serving in 1948

So Greg started taking a greens supplement and found it not only gave him more energy, but also helped him feel more focused and at peace with himself.

But when he took other supplements, he didn’t notice any difference at all bringing him to the conclusion not all supplements are created equal – particularly the cheap, high volume supplements found in some grocery stores.

“What most people don’t realise is some companies store the ingredients they put into their supplements for a couple of years” says Geremesz. “And others supply their clients with multivitamins made in a lab from synthetic materials rather than whole food.”

Greg believes God has given us everything we need to sustain ourselves and synthetic materials will never be able to replace mother nature. So as you might imagine, he was not impressed.

This led him to study how our food is grown, what combinations deliver the nutrition our body needs, what nutrients people are lacking and what we need most in order to live healthy lives.

Greg went out in search of the perfect supplement. But he quickly found that unless you take part of the manufacturing process, it’s almost impossible to know what quality supplements you are really getting.

According to Greg: You might think to yourself “I need something which has a thousand milligrams of Vitamin C. But…

Here’s The 5 Questions Most People Fail to Ask About Their Supplements

1. Where does that Vitamin C come from?

2. Is it coming from nature? ?

3. Does it come from a laboratory where it’s put together as a chemical? ?

4. How bio-available is it? (will your body absorb it) ?

5. How much of that Vitamin C is your body going to absorb because it’s in the right molecular
structure? ?

This really annoyed and confused Greg because while the books he read and courses he took would tell him he needed a thousand milligrams of Vitamin C for example, the reality is his body could absorb far less Vitamin C from some of these supplements, because of the way it was produced. And in some cases the supplements had no enzyme activity left in them at all.

He could never work out what was in a bottle of supplements. So he decided the best way to be sure of what was in every supplement he and his family consumed was to make it himself and turn it into a little side business.

It started out small with a product called Supreme Greens. But before long he was receiving letters, emails and phone calls from people saying how their energy levels had increased, ailments which they had been experiencing for years had literally disappeared.

Greg says “It wasn’t so much that the supplement had cured them. It simply confirms the wisdom of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, dating back as far as 460 B.C.”

Hippocrates is quoted as saying…

“Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food”

He also said “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”

This is what gives Greg the energy and the drive to get up every morning… to listen to his customers concerns… to expand his product range… and to research and study in order to find the latest ingredients to keep his products at the cutting edge.

Greg says his mission is to lift the vision of what people consider to be healthy:

“There is a huge difference between being free of disease and being healthy. Some people consider themselves healthy even though they get the flu every winter and have a difficult time getting out of bed every day after hitting the snooze button five or six times” he says.

“But true health is much more than that. It’s waking up full of energy, raring to go on a daily basis. It’s being able to do a 100 yard sprint at the age of 50. It’s being able to get down with your kids and crawl around with them without throwing your back out.”

Greg believes everyone can learn to be their own doctor which is why he does everything in his power to educate his customers to achieve better health. He says “Nobody knows your body better than you do, and while doctors play a critical role in our society, the unfortunate truth is they have not studied nutrition in great depth.”

“That’s why we have a number of experts on our team including a nutritionist, a sports exercise nutritionist, a psychologist and a Doctor with a PhD. We work together to develop the products and supply a wealth of information on our web site to ensure this information about nutrition accessible to everyone.”

Through its strong brand, team-focused approach and unparalleled commitment to quality and education, VitaSource is achieving the mission of its founder to inspire and enable people to experience better health, more energy and passion, and a deeper level of peace in their lives.