Entries by Ben

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Introducing Pacer Rabbit

As I mentioned on Facebook yesterday, we hired a Pacer Rabbit. He’s a mix between Peter Rabbit and the White Rabbit. He’s a spry, high-stepping fellow that will help set the pace of your walking competitions. He shows up on the first day of your competition and walks along with you — checking his watch […]

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Wellness Programs provide big ROI – says Harvard Business Review study

A 2010 Harvard Business Review Article had some astounding things to say about  the ‘hard return’ of wellness programs. Their conclusion? Wellness program provide a terrific return on investment. “…a comprehensive, strategically designed investment in employees’ social, mental, and physical health pays off. J&J’s leaders estimate that wellness programs have cumulatively saved the company $250 […]

Invite walked-across-the-U.S. Matt Green to come speak

I just received an email from Matt Green, who just recently finished a 157 day walk across America. He has given a few talks on his experience and says he’s been getting great feedback. I think it’s a tremendous thing he’s done, and I would imagine the kind of things you could bring back from […]

New initiative for Walk Friendly Communities

Hey – great news from the Federal Highway Administration, of all places. They’re starting a new initiative to encourage towns and cities to recommit to putting walkability as  a high priority. The program will  “evaluate community walkability and pedestrian safety through questions related to engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, evaluation and planning.” “The Walk Friendly Communities […]

Vote for us at the SheKnows website awards

We were nominated in the best Fitness site category for the SheKnows Parenting Awards. If you’re so inclined, we’d be honored if you placed a vote for us. (It appears you need to register there to vote, then click on the Fitness category). If you use SheKnows, I’d be curious to hear your thoughts. Thanks! And […]