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Hometown Business Connection: Ignition Fitness & Sports

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — Jason Tompkins founded Ignition Fitness & Sports on a simple business model.



a sign in front of a tree: Jason Tompkins founded Ignition Fitness & Sports on a simple business model.


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Jason Tompkins founded Ignition Fitness & Sports on a simple business model.

“You know, we see so many cookie-cutter programs, but people come in with a background and history and they need a program that’s adaptable to them. That’s what we strive to do.”

In other words, he offers more than one size fits all experience. He offers a road map from where a person is when they walk through his doors to where they want to go.

“We want to look at them through the lens of who they are and what they want to accomplish. So, if we have a 50-year-old female coming in, and they are looking at losing 20 pounds, and they’ve had knee surgery and they have had some back pain, and

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White cop is arrested and charged with murder in connection to slaying of 31-year-old city worker

Wolfe City police officer Shaun David Lucas (pictured) was taken into custody on Monday and charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of Jonathan Price

Wolfe City police officer Shaun David Lucas (pictured) was taken into custody on Monday and charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of Jonathan Price

A Texas cop has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to the slaying of a 31-year-old city worker who was ‘tasered and shot three times’ while walking away after trying to break up a domestic violence situation at a gas station. 

Wolfe City police officer Shaun David Lucas, 22, was taken into custody over the fatal shooting of Jonathan Price who is said to have intervened when he saw a man and woman brawling inside an Exxon gas station in Wolfe City on Saturday at 8.30pm just moments before he was shot. 

Within hours of his arrest, Lucas posted his $1million bond. 

Philadelphia-based civil rights lawyer, Lee Merritt, who is representing Price’s family, told CBS that the arrest of Lucas ‘is

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Amazon denies connection to Echelon Fitness’ ‘Prime Bike’

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Amazon denies connection to Echelon’s ‘Prime Bike’

The Amazon-branded stationary bike that appeared to spook Peloton investors actually had nothing to do with Amazon.

The e-commerce titan denied it was formally connected to the $499 Prime Bike that Echelon Fitness rolled out Tuesday claiming it developed the model “in collaboration with Amazon.”

This bike is not an Amazon product or related to Amazon Prime,” an Amazon spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “Echelon does not have a formal partnership with Amazon. We are working with Echelon to clarify this in its communications, stop the sale of the product, and change the product branding.”

Echelon heavily emphasized its purported relationship with Amazon in a press release announcing the Prime Bike, which it called “Amazon’s first-ever connected fitness product.” The release even included a statement from Echelon CEO Lou Lentine saying the companies’ partnership was “recognition of our commitment to deliver quality at a reasonable price-point.”

Amazon’s purported

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Amazon disavows $500 “Prime Bike,” says it has no formal connection to the product

Yesterday, exercise company Echelon Fitness announced the “EX-Prime Smart Connect Bike,” or “Prime Bike” — a $500 exercise bike developed “in collaboration with Amazon.” News of the bike’s launch sent the share price of smart bike maker Peloton tumbling, as traders anticipated Amazon’s entry into the growing home exercise market.

But on Tuesday evening Amazon denied it had any formal connection to the so-called Prime Bike. The bike’s listing on Amazon’s website was removed and a press release for the product from Echelon Fitness touting its work with Amazon was deleted.

“This bike is not an Amazon product or related to Amazon Prime,” an Amazon spokeswoman told Bloomberg. “Echelon does not have a formal partnership with Amazon. We are working with Echelon to clarify this in its communications, stop the sale of the product, and change the

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Social connection boosts fitness app appeal

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New research led by Flinders University Ph.D. candidate Jasmine Petersen examining commercial physical activity apps has found that the social components of these apps hold great potential to increase physical activity engagement.

Sharing physical activity outcomes and progress to app communities and social networking platforms provides the necessary encouragement for people to engage more enthusiastically with their apps.

“Sharing posts and receiving encouragement provides the social support many people need to stay motivated with exercise programs—and this doesn’t change across different age groups,” says study co-author Dr. Ivanka Prichard, from Flinders University’s Caring Futures Institute.

The study—Psychological mechanisms underlying the relationship between commercial physical activity app use and physical activity engagement, by Jasmine Petersen, Lucy Lewis, Eva Kemps and Ivanka Prichard—is published in Psychology of Sport and Exercise.

The study examined close to 1300 adults (88% female, aged between 18 and 83 years), over half

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7 Tips For Spirituality – Making A Connection

This article on tips for spirituality came about as the result of work done with people in addiction recovery. The concepts are applicable to most every one however. The question is often asked, what can I do to improve my spirituality?

Addiction can be viewed as a disease of isolation, becoming disconnected to life. Addiction recovery and spirituality can be viewed as the process of becoming connected. The more connections in our lives, the greater the chance of coming into harmony with our surroundings.

There are basically four areas of life, or types of relationships we work toward in becoming connected. Positive spirituality may be viewed as having a healthy relationship and positive self-esteem with yourself, firstly. Secondly there is the relationship you may have or want to develop with whatever form of Higher Power is right for you. It can be God, Nature, a Force of Universe, it is … Read More

CCSVI and LYME Connection

CCSVI – Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency is a condition that in the last four years has been discovered to be associated with Multiple Schelorisis (MS) by Dr. Paulo Zamboni in 2008 after 10 years of research. It is so new; they are not sure what causes it and how to prevent it. The supposition in regard to Lyme is that the bacteria or a co-infection causes some sort of sticky material that cinches down the venous flow out of the brain.

In the United States, the first case of CCSVI treatment protocols were pioneered by Dr. Michael Dake of Stanford University. Dr. E. Mark Haacke of Wayne State University, McMaster University, the Brain Body Institute, and the MRI Institute for Biomedical Research, is at the forefront of developing CCSVI imaging protocols, and, particularly iron quantification. Dr. Robert Zivadinov of the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center at the University of Buffalo is … Read More

Is There A Connection Between Sciatica And Fashion?

There may be underlying causes that only manifest themselves when we are in those situations.

If you drive with a wallet in your back pocket, it can press on the area where the sciatic nerve crosses over the bony part of your hip and causes the nerve to be irritated, even pockets that have rivets, or are thick at the seams where sewn to the pants, can be a culprit. Another problem that can be a cause, and is generally overlooked, is fashion. If we wear a belt, of any width, or have pants, slacks or even sweats that have a drawstring at the waist, the problem may be the belt or drawstring is pressing on the sciatic nerve. A belt is the biggest offender when sciatica is a problem while doing manual labor. Suspenders may solve the problem, but they’re out of fashion. We have to ask ourselves what’s … Read More

Laughing Matters – Exploring The Connection Between Humour And Health

In the 1960s, Norman Cousins was diagnosed with a crippling and potentially fatal collagen disease. In response, Cousins undertook a regime that included plenty of vitamin C and positive emotions – including daily belly laughs that resulted from watching TV shows like The Three Stooges. To the surprise of many doctors, he made a full recovery, published a book about the experience (the best-selling Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient: Reflections on Healing and Regeneration, 1979) and in the process provided a wellspring of support for the idea that laughter makes for great medicine.

Now, several decades later, we’re still debating the question of whether humour can be a boon to our health and even to our physical fitness. As basic as humour is, researchers still have much to learn about it – as do some comedians. Regarding health benefits, says Michael Miller an associate … Read More