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Les Mills On Demand Fitness Presents: Born to Move

Get Your Kids Moving!

Things have looked drastically different in many ways for us all during the course of this pandemic. As we have navigated our way through the changes, our children have to follow suit. Now more than ever their mental health is more important than ever.  Our children have sacrificed so much on account of the pandemic.  Number one, the lack of social interaction, and number 2 their physical health.

Are you interested in a way to get your children involved in physical movement?  Les Mills created a program to change that, with their online workout for kids called, BORN TO MOVE!

If you are looking to get your child moving and instill a life-long love of physical activity – this may be for your family.  BORN TO MOVE™ will help children experience the joy and vitality of moving to music.  Each session feeds the young person’s natural appetite for action, movement, and play.  They will instantly have more energy, confidence, good health, and increased ability. The biggest bonus to the program BORN TO MOVE is that it helps with core developmental stages, and features programming for children aged 2-5 and for those aged 6-16.

“The early and school years of life are a critical window to form positive habits. That’s why we’ve developed BORN TO MOVE. We want to instill a love of being active in children so they can grow into active, healthy, and happy adults.” – Dr. Jackie Mills, MD, Less Mills Chief Creative Officer

For more information and to check out Les Mills’ 5 pillars of child development (which explains why BORN TO MOVE works so well), visit https://www.lesmills.com/us/btm-activeschools/

Here’s to breaking a sweat and having fun while doing it!

Fitness Brand Les Mills Makes a Comeback

Want Your 30 Day Free Workout Trial With Les Mills

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Les Mills On Demand is a global leader in group fitness programming. LM is a family owned and run business. It has been that way for over 50 years.

The weather is getting warmer, and with it, the whispers of those summer days are calling. If you’re looking to get a little fitter as summer approaches we have just the thing!

There are so many group online fitness programs out there these days.  In fact over 150K online programs. But are they all created equal? They are not!

The Mills Fitness Backstory

In 1968, four-time Olympian Les Mills started his first gym in Auckland, New Zealand. It was a simple operation, basic strength, and cardio training for a small community of athletes. 50 years later, it is the hub of a global revolution.  It’s a vibrant destination where the world’s top fitness talent and programming came up with a new way to get fit, combining music with movement.

After returning from a UCLA track scholarship in 1980, Les’ son, Phillip, grew the family business by creating group workouts to the beat of modern music. The Les Mills fitness classes were born and were so popular that people lined up practically down the street!

Phillip spent years developing the concept, with his doctor and former gymnast wife Jackie.  They learned first-hand what makes – and breaks – a good fitness class. In 1990, they changed the game entirely by introducing weights – BODYPUMP was born.

Phillip and Jackie took BODYPUMP to the world. The organization employs a team of talented presenters to travel the globe to provide great group fitness. To date, there are now 20,000 clubs offering LES MILLS programs!

Phillip and Jackie’s children, Diana and Les Jr, are now propelling Les Mills into the future. Leading a global team of thousands they are tapping into the freshest exercise trends, fusing science, music, movement, and ground-breaking technology, and doing whatever possible to make life-changing fitness experiences more accessible.

Millions of People Get Fit with Les Mills Every Week

Over time, the suite of LES MILLS programs has grown. These days the organization offers everything from yoga to cycling, dance, martial arts, HIIT, and more! To date, this powerhouse of a fitness company has created 20 science-backed group fitness programs, including BODYPUMP® (weights), BODYCOMBAT® (martial arts), RPM® (indoor cycling), LES MILLS GRIT® (30-minute high-intensity interval training), and the revolutionary immersive cycle experience, THE TRIP™. Want to know more about LES MILLS On Demand or workouts with over 140,000 certified instructors in 21,000 clubs across 110 countries? All available on the LES MILLS™ On Demand streaming platform – do it from home or at the gym!   (And yes, gyms are getting back up and running!)

Millions of people are getting fit this summer with LMOD fitness.
Beginning April 19th, 2021 you can try it out for FREE for 30 days! We know that fitness deals don’t get offered like this offer  (We’ve been working out and doing public relations for top fitness brands for over 15 years!)

For more information, visit: Official Les Mills Website

Cheers to summer and 30 days of free workouts!

Drew Manning’s Weight Loss and Fitness Journey

Losing Weight at 40 is Hard, But Not Impossible

You may recall Dunn Pellier Media’s fitness client, Drew Manning, from Fit2Fat2Forty. In anticipation of his 40th birthday, he set out to gain weight over 4 months to prove to himself and to his clients that you can get fit after 40!

Drew is well on his way to proving his point, bringing his fitness followers and followers on Instagram along for the ride. In the weight gain part of his plan, he showed four diets – vegan, paleo, keto, etc. – and demonstrated all of them in an unhealthy way.  He also dropped all of his fitness routines.  He wanted people to see how not to do these diets in order to gain weight.

In his “back to fit” portion of the plan, he is showing everyone these same four diets but this time following them the right way.  And he has added back his fitness routines and the motivational part to keep everyone moving!  He was able to demonstrate that when done correctly, you can get fit no matter your dietary preferences – with a few tweaks, of course.

Drew is presently 28 weeks into this 8-month journey. Let’s see how he’s doing!

Photo courtesy: Drew Manning’s Fitness Journey

9 Weeks into the Back2Fit Journey

And 9 more weeks to go to get his fitness back! Drew is currently down almost 39 lbs! 23ish more pounds to go!

Beginning Results (Aug 27, 2020):

– Weight = 181.6 lbs
– Waist = 33.5”
– Hips = 38”
– Body Fat % = 8.4%

Heaviest Results (Dec 27, 2020):

– Weight = 244 lbs
– Waist = 46”
– Hips = 47.5”
– Body Fat % = 26.2%

Current Results:

– Weight = 205.4 lbs
– Waist = 38”
– Hips = 41.75”
– Body Fat % = 15.4%

Physical/Emotional Changes – Get Your Fitness Back

Here are Drew’s Physical/Mental/Emotional Changes as he grows his fitness routine:

– This week I did Keto + IF
– Digestion was way better this week
– Not as hungry in between meals
– More mental clarity this week
– Sleep efficiency dropped this week but could be due to stress from preparing to move soon
– Still continuing to make my bed, take cold showers, meditate, gratitude journal, positive affirmations and walk every day

Are you interested in joining Drew on his fitness journey?  You can join the program at any time – even after he loses all the weight!

For more information, visit Drew at the Back2Fit program.

We are rooting for you (and Drew) here at Dunn Pellier Media!

Power up Your Life in 2021 With Tony Horton’s Nutrition Line

Introducing Fitness Icon, Tony Horton’s New Supportive Nutrition Line!

P90X creator and fitness Icon, Tony Horton, is famous for saying, “Aging is for people who don’t know better.” He has always been committed to pushing the boundaries of what aging is supposed to look like, and in an effort to support that, he’s introducing his first-ever nutritional line to support high performance at any age! Power Life personifies Horton’s passion for helping others reach their greatest potential. Tony created the line after his recovery from Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that left the fitness symbol incapable of physical activity. 

Tony was hospitalized with the disease in 2017. He was losing weight fast, so in an effort to preserve muscle, Horton shifted gears to focus more on nutrition; channeling all his energy into designing something to power his own life – and the Power Life product line was created. He calls it a formula for life.

The Power Life supportive nutrition product line contains supplements that encapsulate supportive nutrition for active aging, built to naturally boost energy levels, support lean muscle development, and streamline digestion. 

Power Life’s well-rounded formulas include:

  • High-Impact Protein ($69.95), offered in both plant-based and whey, this formula provides a unique blend of nutrients to nourish muscles, support strength, and preserve lean muscle.
  • Foundation Four ($79.95), a rare blend of fiber, magnesium, probiotics, and two full servings of organic vegetables, the Foundation Four blend offers a solution for healthy digestion and whole-body wellness.
  • High Impact Endurance ($64.95), an invigorating blend of Hawaiian Astaxanthin and elevATP designed to deliver a powerful, steady supply of energy and support natural muscle recovery.
  • Foundation Digest ($59.95), a comprehensive blend of digestive enzymes and organic greens designed to help our bodies break down carbs, fats, and proteins from your diet—so we can enjoy the foods we love with less digestive discomfort.
  • High Impact Performance ($69.95), a cutting-edge blend of natural energy-boosting ingredients. This extended-release powder naturally boosts mental and physical stamina — without crashes.

Scientifically formulated with minimal ingredients, Power Life supplements provide essential dietary nutrients without overwhelming consumers with added ingredients.  Power Life supplements offer consumers everything they need and leave out everything they don’t.

Consumers can now purchase Power Life supplements online through mypowerlife.com and will soon be available on Amazon. 

To hear Tony talk about the line and his experience with Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome, check him out on CBS LA here.

Can You Dance 85 Pounds Away?

Yes. Yes, You Can. With BodyFX!

Meet Sharon. She is a 62-year young grandmother of three who lost 85 pounds and got off blood pressure medication. And do you want to know how she did that? With a little help from her friends at Body FX and their “Figure 8” dance fitness program!

A couple of years ago, Sharon weighed 246 pounds. Today, she weighs 161 pounds and has gone from a size 22 to a size 8! She is living proof that you can indeed dance your way to a healthy body!

Sharon is just one of the thousands of success stories from the members of BodyFX, an online membership-based fitness platform that combines private coaching, nutritional planning, and over 200 workout sessions to help their members achieve lasting results.

Sharon had been obese for most of her life, from early childhood through to her adult years. She tried all kinds of programs to help her lose weight, but nothing seemed to work. She would lose some weight, yes, but then she would gain it all back.

Then she found Figure 8 by BodyFX, a dance fitness program that combines basic footwork from popular Latin Ballroom dances (Salsa, Rumba, Samba, and Paso Dobles), and the rest is history. She enjoyed the program so much that she could actually see herself making it a part of her life.

And that is the key: you cannot be consistent with something you don’t like! And now, Sharon says:

“For the first time, I can look in the mirror, smile, and like what I see instead of diverting my eyes.”

Not only did Sharon lose weight, but she also was taken off her blood pressure medication about a year after working out with the BodyFX program! Sharon has now made it her goal to share her success to motivate others, and she did so on Access Hollywood!

If you’re interested in learning more about BodyFX, visit https://bodyfx.com/

What a transformation!  Go Sharon Go!  We love BodyFX and how they are helping people get fit and lose those pesky pounds!

Keto & Fitness Expert Drew Manning’s Weight Gain Update

Week 5 of Purposely Gaining 60 Pounds – See Where Drew is at!

Photo credit: Drew Manning

Hello everyone! A few weeks ago, we began to follow the journey of Dunn Pellier Media client Drew Manning, who has embarked on another challenge to gain 60 pounds in 4 months and to lose that same amount of weight in another 4 months. Drew is currently 5 weeks into his weight gain journey and will begin his weight loss journey on the first Monday in 2021, just a few days after his 40th birthday.

You might recall that Drew has already done this before. In 2013, he gained 75 pounds on purpose in an effort to try to feel more empathy toward his clients who were trying to lose weight. It worked. As a personal trainer who had never been overweight in his life, gaining that weight helped him understand not just the physical toll being overweight can have on your body, but also and probably more importantly, the emotional one. Suddenly, he understood his clients’ struggles from the most intimate level, and he finally saw through the myth of the fitness industry: that being fit makes you happy. Turns out, it’s not being fit that makes you happy. It’s loving yourself first, no matter your weight, and choosing to love your body from that place. Choosing to lose weight out of love for your body instead of hate for your body is the most effective way to maintain health.

Drew is turning 40 at the end of December, and he wants to turn the myth on its head that you can’t get fit after 40. Please note that he wants to do it from a knowing place. He understands that hormones change and your body changes in ways that it might make it hard to lose weight after 40, so he’s embarked on a journey to gain weight and lose it after 40.

The reason why so many Americans give up on a fitness journey is not that they aren’t trying, but because sustainable health cannot be distilled to just eating less and exercising more.

No one believes in this more than Drew because he found himself becoming so obsessed with how he looked on the outside, instead of focusing on how he felt on the inside.

After successfully completing the challenge and losing the weight the first time, he felt so much stronger — physically and mentally — because he challenged his core motivations. He now believes that one of the most important questions we can ask ourselves is,

  • Why am I trying to lose weight?
  • Is it for myself, or because society is telling me I have to look a certain way?

Drew also recognizes the lack of empathy in the fitness industry: “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care first.” He cares SO much about truly understanding the helplessness and frustration that his clients feel when pursuing a healthier lifestyle that he’s doing it all over again.

Drew’s journey began 5 weeks ago. Let’s check in to see where he’s at:

Photo Courtesy: Drew Manning Instagram
Week 1 Stats:

Weight – 181.6 lbs
Body Fat – 8.4%
Waist Size – 33.5″

Week 5 Stats:

Weight – 211.0 lbs
Body Fat – 15.5%
Waist – 38.5″

In his own words:

“This journey is way harder than people think y’all…Physically, yes, it’s hard, but it’s way harder mentally and emotionally. Not being able to exercise, the physical exhaustion, the sleep deprivation, and how all of that affects my brain and my ability to deal with stress is no joke. I’m surviving, but it’s getting harder and harder each day. ’ll get through this though and so will we! Let’s do this!!!”

Keep it up, Drew! You’re doing great!

If you’d like to follow Drew’s journey, check him out on fit2fat2fit.com and follow him on Instagram for up to date posts on his progress, food challenges, weight gain, when diets go bad, and more.

Photo Courtesy: Drew Manning TikTok

See what food challenge Drew has up next!  Follow him today!

Fitness Expert Drew Manning Announces New Fit 2 Fat 2 Forty Challenge

This Time Drew Will Gain And Lose 60 Pounds As He Turns 40

Drew Manning Fit2Fat2Fit

Fitness expert Drew Manning who skyrocketed into stardom when he went from fit to fat and intentionally gained 70 pounds in 2011, revealed today his plans to get fat again for his new challenge, Fit 2 Fat 2 Forty.

Drew Manning Video on Fit2Fat2Fit Forty Challenge

The Fit 2 Fat 2 Forty journey will take Drew through the highs and lows of gaining weight over four months beginning at the end of August, and then attempting to lose that weight beginning in January 2021, while focusing on four diets (Paleo, Keto, Vegan, and Vegetarian).  He will showcase all the things you shouldn’t do when good diets go bad (hence why you would gain weight) while following each diet.  Under the guidance of a medical professional and armed with eight years as a fitness and nutrition expert, Drew will examine the mental, emotional and physical struggles of those who gain and lose weight while examining the added challenge of age as he approaches and then turns 40 in December.

“I gained so much knowledge when I first did the Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit experiment, gaining and losing 70 pounds,” said Manning. “I was on the brink of diabetes and other weight-related medical conditions and felt lethargic for the first time in my life.  Now, I have empathy for what some of my clients go through when they try to lose weight.” He added, “this new challenge came about when I started to explore turning 40 and how your body can change with age and I’m focusing on some of the most popular diets and the pitfalls and how to be successful with each of them.”

“I have no idea what will happen this time around when my fat cells are awakened”, continued Manning, “because it’s easier to gain more weight when you’ve been fat in your past.”

The entire Fit 2 Fat 2 Forty journey will be documented across social media channels and Fit2Fat2Forty.com beginning on August 27, 2020.  A program launch video can be viewed beginning today on http://fit2fat2fit.com/forty.

On a weekly basis Drew will do a live weigh-in and a food challenge to showcase how a specialty diet can go wrong.  He will also take you along on his food shopping trips and take you down the aisles. Throughout the months, he will be joined by Dr. Mike Cobble who will guide him as his doctor and other notable experts like Mark Sisson (Paleo), Thomas DeLauer (Keto), and others in their respective fields to interject with knowledge and insight into what he is experiencing.  Drew will also undergo a series of cognitive tests throughout the journey under the eye of four-time U.S. National Memory Champion Nelson Dellis, to investigate the role weight gain plays on memory performance. The last day he will gain weight is his 40th birthday on December 27th and then it’s really on…Drew will then switch gears to follow the four diets properly to lose the weight he’s gained and will invite everyone to join him on January 3, 2021, to become healthy and fit alongside him.

Drew has a very clear intention this time around to show how and why empathy is critical for those who struggle with physical transformation. He knows now from personal experience that people who are overweight are wrongfully judged, misunderstood, and too often labeled as lazy or less than because of their weight. He truly believes empathy can help bridge that gap by aiming to understand a person’s mental and emotional state of mind, and how they influence their weight gain in the first place.

Drew Manning Fit2Fat2Fit

About Drew Manning:
Drew Manning is a fitness trainer and Keto Diet, expert. Drew made major headlines eight years ago when he embarked on a journey to gain 70 pounds to understand what his clients undergo and experience the challenges himself. “Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose” is a New York Times Bestseller, released in 2012, and his weight gain and weight loss journey were made into a TV show for A&E.  Drew has been covered by every major media outlet and surprised himself with how it was equally an emotional journey as physical.

Want to Take Your At-Home Workout to the Next Level?

Meet Your New Favorite App: Ladder Teams

Austin Texas always seems to be churning up something amazing for all the be had. It’s like it own little silicone valley. Stuff that comes out of there is just…well…amazing.

On August 10th, another surefire company sailed into existence and is guaranteed to disrupt the on-demand fitness industry, taking it to new heights. It’s called Ladder Teams, and it’s about to change the way you workout. Forever. But don’t take our word for it:

“People want more than just a good workout,” says Ladder CEO Greg Stewart. “They are looking for expert guidance, motivational support, personalization, and they expect a world-class, tech-driven experience. This is exactly what we are delivering with Ladder Teams. The app‘s unique training programs, easy ‘press-and-play’ workouts, and our star-studded roster of elite coaches really set us apart. However, we are most proud of the supportive communities we’ve been able to foster; especially during this ongoing pandemic when almost everyone is craving social support and human connection.”
Best described as the “Slack of Fitness” for its emphasis on community and team engagement,  Ladder Teams is poised to lead the movement of hyper-connected fitness training.

The easy-to-navigate app offers access to weekly structured workouts ranging from former senior Peloton instructor Jennifer Jacob’s functional full-body “J Method” program, and Lauren Kanski’s and Meghan Hayden’s “Body & Bell” kettlebell-focused strength and cardio training, to Sam Tooley’s “Project Alpha” which advances members of all levels on their running speed, strength, and endurance. Other programs include pre/post-natal-friendly workouts for busy moms, flexibility and strength-building routines, and HIIT programs. The app‘s globally-recognized coaches also include Ebenezer Samuel of Men’s Health, former Barre and Barry’s Bootcamp instructor Taylor Walker, Men’s Health “Fittest Trainer” and Crossfit expert Andre Crews, NYC fitness entrepreneur Miriam Fried, and former MTV reality TV personality and fitness pro Kenny Santucci.

Members can chat one-on-one with their coach, or connect via their team group chat for unparalleled comradery, motivation, and accountability. The app even comes complete with a member-exclusive “Ladder Shop” feature where users can purchase fitness equipment and accessories recommended by their trainers for their specific program.

If you’re feeling inspired, try out Ladder Teams for yourself. Your first week is on them. To sign up or to get more information, visit https://teams.joinladder.com/

A Letter From Our CEO

Dear friends, colleagues and wellness enthusiasts,

Our company Dunn Pellier Media, specializes in health, fitness and wellness PR. We are proud to have over 14 years of specialty PR to build amazing brands and keep them relevant in the current news cycle.  We are so appreciative of the positive coverage of our clients from the many media friends and colleagues we have built over the years.  Thank you.

Our mission during this time is to provide American’s with nourishing news that will help them weather through this tough time.  We are praying for everyone affected by COVID 19 and the Coronavirus.

We have doctors working behind the scenes working on clinical trials (Dr. Steven Quay -COVID 19 HOPE), Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Louis Ignarro, Ph.D. who found Nitric Oxide which is being used as an experimental treatment for COVID 19. D’OXYVA a company on the frontlines of COVID 19 helping people significantly improve macro- and micro-circulation of blood flow and certain nerve activities in the body, which together are widely reported to form an effective non-invasive, pain-free solution option for many conditions and underlying causes.  We have doctors who specialize in immune disorders and eating to beat diseases like Dr. Terry Wahls, naturopathic doctor Dr. Christian Gonzalez (Heal Thy Self Podcast) who can discuss anything from home health to dispelling myths out there.

We also have fitness brands that are helping keep people occupied and active like Bulldog Yoga, Trainer Corey Phelps, Inner Dimension TVFuture.fit (who doesn’t need a personal coach and trainer right now!), Tropical Oasis liquid vitamins to boost the immune system and Los Angeles meal delivery Z.E.N. Foods.

We are thinking positive thoughts for everyone!  Thank you for continuing to work out and eat right during this stressful time.  It’s our hope that our clients’ expertise and brands will help someone out there.

Nicole Dunn, CEO Dunn Pellier Media

Spice Up Your Living Room During Stay-at-Home Time

Things Just Got Real With These 2 Virtual Workout Platforms!

Make Fitness a Priority During this Home Quarantine!

So. You’re stuck in the house and you’re going batty. You’re wishing you could just hop in the car and head over to a class at your favorite yoga studio or gym to relieve the tension, but obviously, you can’t. Maybe you’ve been an avid runner and so have taken to the street or trails to get your workouts in. Maybe you’ve been getting creative and making circuits outside in your backyards or in your living rooms. Maybe you’re favorite studios and gyms have gone online. Who knows! Would you like two other fabulous options to keep you fit and fabulous during these unprecedented times?

Allow us to introduce you to Bulldog Online and Future, two fitness companies that arguably have been prepared for this pandemic since their inception. Why? Because from the get-go, their focus has been on at home virtual workouts.

Bulldog Yoga is an online yoga platform for people who hate yoga!

That’s right. Founder, Jon Cummins, created Bulldog Online out of his own love of the physical benefits of yoga, but dislike of the often intimidating traditional yogi vibes. In doing so, he created an online platform that makes yoga more accessible and enjoyable to all. Whether you’ve got 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or even an hour, there is a class for you. The classes are recorded live, offering a virtual feeling of being right there in the studio, but in your own, judgment-free home, office or hotel room. No Sanskrit. No chanting. No intimidation. NO CORONAVIRUS! They have a FREE 30 Day Trial period, and then it’s $12.99/month thereafter, should you decide to continue. NO commitment necessary, and NO penalty for canceling, it’s a no brainer during these unprecedented times.

Future is one-on-one personal digital training with top-level coaches (think Olympics and the NBA!)

You read that right! Want your own personal trainer but can’t get to the gym to make it happen? No problem. Future offers personal trainers virtually, so you can get personalized fitness from the comfort of your own home (or hotel room, or office, or wherever it suits you…even the gym!). Their coaches are among the top in the world, including some who were Olympic athletes, and some who worked for the NBA! They also all have either a BA or a Masters in all fitness certifications.

Bottom line? These are the best coaches you could ask for. These coaches work with clients over live video streams and are always available via text between sessions. They monitor your activity through your Apple Watch so they can proactively check in with you! So even on days when it feels impossible to find motivation, Future’s coaches give you the support you need to push through.

Right now they are offering $100 off the first-month membership for the month of April.

So there you have it. Two amazing ways you can stay fit and fabulous during the pandemic, which incidentally, is great for your immunity too.

For more information, visit https://bulldogonline.com/ and https://www.future.fit/

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