Seminar & Forum
::discovering time to be active in your busy life::
Feb. 18 | 12 p.m | Cox Convention Center w w w . a m e r i c a n m o v e m e n t . o r g/timetomove
Seminar & Forum
::discovering time to be active in your busy life:: with special guest Self magazineâ€™s Sharon Saunders
Feb. 18 | 12 p.m | Cox Convention Center w w w . a m e r i c a n m o v e m e n t . o r g/timetomove For more information, contact: 555-3535 or email@example.com
NEWS RELEASE Feb. 7, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Information: Scott Michael, Director of Communications Office: (405) 555-‐5654 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
American Movement Hosts Fitness Seminar OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. – American Movement is hosting Time to Move, an afternoon seminar and forum, Feb. 18, at 12 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. The event will include guest speakers Sharon Saunders, an award winning columnist from Self magazine, along with president and founder, Andrew Adamson, as well as testimonials from members of American Movement. Lunch will be catered by Cool Greens, an organic sandwich shop, and will be included with the price of a ticket. The focus of the afternoon will be helping people find time for physical activity in their busy lives. “We are excited about the opportunity to deliver our message to a live audience,” American Movement co-‐founder Scott Michael said. “When people read about us from our website or in news articles, the message isn’t always as clear as we feel we could make it in person.” Time to Move will address this issue and provide solutions to those attending. Katie Colvin, a new member of the organization, says she is looking forward to meeting the founders and continuing her path to a healthy lifestyle. “More than anything, I’d like to meet and talk with other members of American Movement,” Colvin said. “I’ve felt so much better, physically and mentally, since becoming a member and want to encourage other people who may be weary of joining.” American Movement was founded in 2011 with the mission to raise awareness about American’s health, as well as promote the concept of an active lifestyle. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the event. For more information, including advanced ticket ordering, visit www.americanmovement.org/timetomove. ###
Time to Move Fact Sheet Date: Sunday, Feb. 18, 2012 Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Okla. What is it?: An afternoon-long seminar and forum focusing on helping Americans find the time in their busy lives to be active. It will feature guest speakers as well as catered lunch from local restaurant, Cool Greens. Speakers: Sharon Saunders (Self magazine) Andrew Adamson (co-founder and CEO) Scott Michael (co-founder and Director of Communications) Ticket Information: Advance Ticket - $18 Day of Event Ticket - $20 Tickets will be sold online prior to the event and at the door. Online Ticket Sales: www.americanmovement.org/timetomove/tickets Last Day to Purchase Tickets Online – Feb. 16, 2012 For more information: Visit www.americanmovement.org/timetomove
Moving to America Eat this, not that. No, not that either. Yes, this. Sure, it seems ridiculous, but that’s only because it probably is. Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers and just about every other fad-‐diet have Americans bending over backwards, just figuratively, of course, to shed a few pounds. But perhaps the best-‐kept secret in weight management is about to be revealed by health activists, American Movement. American Movement is an organization committed to raising awareness about and preventing obesity in Americans. The ultimate goal of American movement is to help Americans develop healthy active lifestyles, and, more importantly, consistently maintain that activity, according the website’s homepage. Scott Michael, co-‐founder and director of communication for the company, says that the solution to most American’s problems is actually finding the time to be active in their busy lives. “It’s really no crazy secret,” Michael said. “Most people have trouble with fitness because they don’t think they have the time for it. A major part of what we do is try to show them that there are always little ways to work physical activity into their daily routines, whether they realize it or not.”
Simple daily modifications, such as choosing the stairs over the elevator and healthy snacking throughout the day, can work wonders for overall health, Michael said. American Movement is putting a halt on crash diets and detoxes, showing the people how they can have their cake and earn it, too; just have a smaller piece, with a side of physical activity. “All of these Hollywood diets that you hear and read about are making unrealistic demands of the average, on-‐the-‐go American,” Michael said. “Working Americans don’t have the time, money or resources to eat the perfect meal for every meal. We stress portion control, healthy snacking and, above all else, getting your heart rate up and your blood flowing every day.” For those of us interested in joining this Movement, clear your schedules for Sunday, Feb. 18 in Oklahoma City and grab a seat for Time to Move, at the Cox Convention Center. An afternoon seminar and luncheon, TTM will feature guest speaker and Shape magazine’s award-‐winning columnist, Sharon Saunders, as she highlights how to discover the time to move in our busy lifestyles. One of American Movement’s newest members and self-‐proclaimed “activity activist,” Katie Colvin, says she looks forward to her first event as a member of the organization.
“For the past eight weeks, I’ve practically lived off of the podcasts and videos on [American Movement’s] website,” Colvin said. “But, I think hearing it all in person and sharing stories with other members will be a whole new inspiration.” If Colvin’s enthusiasm isn’t enough to at least spark your interest, then perhaps the numerous testimonials at www.americanmovement.org can. So, what are we waiting for, America? Let’s get moving.
Biography Andrew Adamson is the CEO and co-‐founder of the American Movement organization. A native of Oklahoma City, Okla., Adamson graduated from Oklahoma State University with degrees in Strategic Communication and Marketing. Shortly after graduating, he felt compelled to start American Movement after realizing America’s imminent need to improve its health. “I’ve always been involved in health and fitness in some way,” Adamson said. “I’ll be the first to say that no one is perfect in the health choices they make. But American Movement is not about being perfect. It’s about setting goals, being active and achieving personal success, no matter to what degree.” Adamson hopes that the Time to Move seminar will raise awareness and increase membership of American Movement.