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The Haven Tent, a Hammock that Won’t Cramp Your Style!

15 Nov

A simple, lightweight, all-in-one hammock tent with a square bottom – Haven makes sleeping the highlight of every camping trip!

Click Here to Buy One Now! Closes 11/25/19

Read more at => https://haven-tent.kckb.st/5a731374

The Haven Tent is a hammock with a square floor bed that won’t cramp your style!

Every Haven Crowdfunding package includes the shell with detachable rainfly and mosquito netting, two simple poles, straps, guy lines, and a custom air mattress.

The Haven Tent, A Hammock that Won't Cramp Your Style!

The Haven Tent, A Hammock that Won’t Cramp Your Style!

Suspension Arcs keep the sidewalls low while supporting the flat sleeping platform. Think suspension bridge!

  • Unobstructed views
  • Easy in and out
  • Lay flat as a pancake

Internal Spreader Bars keep the interior space open.

  • No pressure on sides

The Air Mattress with horizontal tubing creates a soft spacious sleeping platform.

  • More wiggle room
  • Insulation

The Structural Ridgeline means you lay flat regardless of tree spacing.

  • Stability
  • Place to hang your gear

Along with the tent body, the air mattress has been meticulously designed. 23”x78”x3” (52x198x7cm) Aided by the internal foot pump, the pad inflates in less than 60 seconds.

New to hammock camping? All overnight hammocks require an air mattress or underquilt for insulation.  A comparable ultralight air mattress costs $110+

Forecast calls for rain? Or just headed to the park? Be prepared with the whole system wherever you go, or trim it down further to reduce weight. Rainfly 14 oz (.4 kg) Mosquito netting 5 oz (.1 kg).

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Robert Hoskins, a seasoned Front Page PR veteran provides more than twenty-five years of external communications, media relations, digital social media and SEO skills to Front Page PR’s crowdfunding PR and media relations service portfolio.
Robert Hoskins
(512) 627-6622
@Crowdfunding_PR


Mr. Robert Hoskins is a seasoned marketing veteran with a proven track record of helping entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses as well as Fortune 500 corporations launch successful marketing communications campaigns to gain market traction for a wide variety of products and services.
On a regular basis, Mr. Hoskins consults with crowdfunding campaign managers as well as crowdfunding sites, portals and platforms to deliver successful crowdfunding marketing campaigns.
Google search “Robert Hoskins Crowdfunding PR” to see why Mr. Hoskins is considered one of the industry’s foremost crowdfunding experts that has amassed a huge social media following, which is dedicated to supporting donation-, rewards- and equity-based crowdfunding campaigns.

 

KupperMounts Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign Targets Bike Shop Owners, Bicycle Accessories Distributors with Big Early-Bird Discounts for Its New Patent-Pending Bike Racks

5 Mar

Kupper Mounts are the most affordable, compact, portable, secure, convenient and quick-to-install bike racks and can be mounted on any car, truck or SUV in the world, regardless of country

New York, NYKupperMounts.com, a leading-edge, vacuum suction-cup bicycle vehicle rack manufacturer, announced as part of its crowdfunding campaign it is once again offering an opportunity to buy their popular vehicle bicycle racks at a 50-percent discount off their retail price of $199. The bicycle racks will be offered with Early-Bird discounts as low as $89 via the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, which lasts from March 5, 2019, until April 18, 2019, and can be purchased at https://5cd03312.kckb.st.

Kupper Mounts Vacuum-Powered Suction Cup Bike Racks Are Affordable and Compact Enough to Pack in Checked Airline Baggage

Kupper Mounts Vacuum-Powered Suction Cup Bike Racks Are Affordable and Compact Enough to Pack in Checked Airline Baggage

Engineering Strong Vacuum-Powered Suction-Cups in the World

Offering 450 pounds of vacuum-suction power, Kupper Mounts, the bicycle industry’s largest 9″ UV-resistant, maximum-grip rubber suction cups, are loaded with features and benefits. Its 9″ and 6″ flexible-mounting cups and its compact size make it great for travel. Unlike other bike racks that require an expensive trailer hitch or a luggage rack, Kupper Mounts can be mounted on any vehicle, anywhere in the world.

The strength and durability has been tested by leading biking gear publications such as GearJunkie which gave Kupper Mounts bike racks an in-depth product test and wrote the following article: Suction Cup Bike Rack – Testing the Safety of Kupper Car Mounts.

Extending Vacuum-Powered Suction-Cup Bike Rack Sales

Over the past 12 months, Kupper Mounts has and continues to build a network of independent sales reps and domestic/international distributors to deliver Kupper Mounts bicycle racks to bike shops, retail locations and bicycle customers throughout the United StatesCanada, Greece, Mexico, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom and other international markets.

Offering Volume Purchasing Discounts to Bicycle Dealers

In addition to consumer pricing for the Kickstarter campaign ranging from $99 to $199, attractive pricing is being offered to bike shops and high-volume independent bike dealers (IBD) in 10-packs for $990, 20-packs for $1,850, pallets (72-units) for $6,500 as well as container-based pricing.

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Robert Hoskins, a seasoned Front Page PR veteran provides more than twenty-five years of external communications, media relations, digital social media and SEO skills to Front Page PR’s crowdfunding PR and media relations service portfolio.
Robert Hoskins
(512) 627-6622
@Crowdfunding_PR


Mr. Robert Hoskins is a seasoned marketing veteran with a proven track record of helping entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses as well as Fortune 500 corporations launch successful marketing communications campaigns to gain market traction for a wide variety of products and services.
On a regular basis, Mr. Hoskins consults with crowdfunding campaign managers as well as crowdfunding sites, portals and platforms to deliver successful crowdfunding marketing campaigns.
Google search “Robert Hoskins Crowdfunding” to see why Mr. Hoskins is considered one of the industry’s foremost crowdfunding experts that has amassed a huge social media following, which is dedicated to supporting donation-, rewards- and equity-based crowdfunding campaigns.

 

Levitat Aerial Yoga Mats Soar Past Kickstarter Crowdfunding Goal for Triangle Hammocks that Support the Whole Family

24 May

Installation takes three minutes, making it perfect for yoga, having a family picnic, camping or just enjoying the backyard

Barcelona, Spain – In just one week Levitat Aerial Yoga Mats have eclipsed their crowdfunding goal, raising more than $70,000, and counting. Early-bird pricing is still available on Kickstarter.

Levitat Aerial Mats soar past Kickstarter crowdfunding goal for Triangle Hammocks for yoga or relaxing with friends and family

Levitat Aerial Mats soar past Kickstarter crowdfunding goal for Triangle Hammocks that are perfect for yoga, having a family picnic, camping or just relaxing in the backyard watching shooting stars

The Levitat team sought to make the most versatile hammock in the world, for fun, relaxation, or workouts and yoga. Levitat aerial mats are lighter than two water bottles and come stored in a handy backpack – and are easy to set up.

“It takes mere minutes for anyone to create their own personal oasis where they can play, workout, or recline in the trees and relax in nature,” said Enoc Armengol, creator and co-founder of Levitat. “We are thrilled that our concept has been met with such enthusiasm in the crowdfunding arena.”

Unlike other hammocks on the market, Levitat can safely and easily be hung between two trees and a pole using reinforced tension T-straps. Installation takes three minutes, making it perfect for catching a game, having a picnic, camping, or star gazing in the backyard. For those who prefer a roof over their head, Levitat can also be set up indoors using walls or a framed base. “We wanted to elevate the experience of hanging out and making new memories,” adds Armengol.

Levitat’s Potential Uses:

  • Outdoor or indoor fun and relaxation, whether used solo or as a multi-person hammock
  • Meditation, reading, or enjoying music – allowing users to take their mindfulness to a higher level of absolute peace and comfort
  • Yoga, offering yogis a new way to challenge themselves and focus more
  • Cross-training, which improves core strength and balance

For more information and early-bird discounts visit the Levitat Crowdfunding Campaign Page on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/levitat/levitat-the-revolutionary-aerial-mat/

Levitat was created from the simple idea that a suspended mat could elevate, transform and help center a yogi’s training and life. With unparalleled focus on design and innovation, the aerial mat offers ample space, combined with breathable, weather-resistant mesh perfect for any type of activity – or to sit back and relax. The versatile 360-degree design also creates a unique new experience for the user.

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Robert Hoskins, a seasoned Front Page PR veteran provides more than twenty-eight years of external communications, media relations, digital social media and SEO skills to Front Page PR’s crowdfunding PR and media relations service portfolio.
Robert Hoskins
(512) 627-6622
@Crowdfunding_PR


Mr. Robert Hoskins is a seasoned marketing veteran with a proven track record of helping entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses as well as Fortune 500 corporations launch successful marketing communications campaigns to gain market traction for a wide variety of products and services.
On a regular basis, Mr. Hoskins consults with crowdfunding campaign managers as well as crowdfunding sites, portals and platforms to deliver successful crowdfunding marketing campaigns.
Google search “Robert Hoskins Crowdfunding” to see why Mr. Hoskins runs one of the industry’s foremost crowdfunding PR, social media and marketing agencies that has amassed a huge social media following, which is dedicated to supporting donation, rewards and equity crowdfunding campaigns.

VerteCore Technologies Raises $344,894 for New Mobile Back Pain Relief Medical Device

27 May
Chiropractor Explaining How a VerteCore Lift Can Help Overweight Patients

Chiropractor Explaining How a VerteCore Lift Can Help Overweight Patients with Back Pain Relief

More than 740 backers will receive affordable, convenient, and comfortable back pain relief beginning July 2016

By Robert Hoskins

Dallas, Texas – VerteCore Technologies announced that the company’s Indiegogo “Instant Back Pain Relief” crowdfunding campaign continues to exceed fundraising expectations raising more than 424% of the planned crowdfunding goal of $65,000, which makes it one of the Top 10 most crowdfunded health projects on Indiegogo. To continue this momentum the crowdfunding campaign team has decided to add several more last minute perks/rewards and a Memorial Day Special for Veterans that will allow enthusiastic customers to order the new “VerteCore Lift” before the price goes back up to the MSRP of $599 on June 5, 2016.

VerteCore Technologies Soars 410% Past Indiegogo Crowdfunding Goal

VerteCore Technologies Soars 410% Past Indiegogo Crowdfunding Goal to $266,151

Customers will receive the VerteCore Lift and instant lower back pain relief beginning July 2016: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vertecore-lift-receive-instant-back-pain-relief/x/10787427#/

The VerteCore Lift provides instant back pain relief for Bulging or Herniated Discs, Sciatica, Functional Scoliosis, S I Joint Disfunction, Stable Spondylolisthesis or Degenerative Disc Disease. If any of the above applies to you or a loved one, then this product was created to make your life better and give you immediate back pain relief! Please share this story with people that have these conditions.

Unlike many crowdfunding campaigns that are funding entrepreneurs who are trying to raise money to cover startup costs and/or prototype development, VerteCore’s products have been developed, tested and recommended by leading medical professionals. They see this back pain relieving, Class 1, FDA-cleared medical device as the most affordable, convenient and comfortable way to treat back pain with on-the-go spinal decompression, making it unique in the orthopedic and spine treatment industry.

“Obviously, we are extremely pleased to see such a huge demand for our VerteCore Lift and we would like to attribute our outstanding success to all of our discerning Indiegogo contributors. With a special thanks to the proactive support and planning from our crowdfunding campaign marketing partner, Robert Hoskins, Front Page PR’s Director of Crowdfunding as well as John Vaskis, Indiegogo’s Senior Director of Hardware, Technology and Design. They were all instrumental in helping us achieve our campaign’s outstanding success,” said Paul Leake, VerteCore’s Managing Director.

“Due to the heavy demand that the Indiegogo campaign has generated to date, we have decided to extend our crowdfunding campaign through June 4th in order to allow as many customers/channel partners as possible to take advantage of our specials and discounts before the price goes up,” Leake continued. “We have had added some cool new stretch goal incentives/product bundles that will make the VerteCore Lift even more attractive as our fundraising campaign comes to an end.”

“This crowdfunding campaign is a text book example of what can be achieved by utilizing a  two-month crowdfunding prep-work campaign prior to launching a crowdfunding campaign to enhance social media credentials, build a very large crowd of crowdfunding campaign supporters and generate as much positive publicity as possible before the crowdfunding campaign begins,” Hoskins added. “This process also allows companies to build relationships with new customers and engage with them to receive important pre-campaign feedback so that 99% of wrinkles can be ironed out of crowdfunding profiles, pitch videos, perks and calls-to-action prior to the fundraising effort, not during the actual crowdfunding campaign.”

For back pain customers that do not want to miss out on VerteCore’s discounts and specials, please purchase one of the remaining Indiegogo crowdfunding perks and rewards before June 4th:

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Robert Hoskins, a seasoned Front Page PR veteran provides more than twenty-five years of external communications, media relations, digital social media and SEO skills to Front Page PR’s crowdfunding PR and media relations service portfolio.
(512) 627-6622
@Crowdfunding_PR


Mr. Robert Hoskins is a seasoned marketing veteran with a proven track record of helping entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses as well as Fortune 500 corporations launch successful marketing communications campaigns to gain market traction for a wide variety of products and services.
Mr. Hoskins is one of the crowdfunding industry’s foremost crowdfunding advocates and has amassed a huge social media following that is dedicated to supporting donation-, rewards- and equity-based crowdfunding campaigns. Due to the overwhelming demand from the general public for crowdfunding information, he empowers entrepreneurs with some of the internet’s most affordable ($20) online crowdfunding training classes, which provide insight to startups around the world on a 24 x 7 basis.
Mr. Hoskins adamantly believes that the crowdfunding industry will empower everyone in the United States to rediscover the possibility of living the American dream with a little hard work, a great business idea and the dedication to researching, planning and launching a well-thought-out crowdfunding campaign. He consults on a regular basis with crowdfunding campaign managers as well as crowdfunding sites, portals and platforms to deliver successful crowdfunding marketing campaigns.

VerteCore Lift™ Offers Chiropractors a Peer-Reviewed Spine Decompression Medical Device They Can Prescribe to Treat Herniated Discs, Degenerative Disc Disease, Scoliosis, Sciatica and Back Pain

21 Mar

 Get in Line Now if You
Want the Early Bird Special

Read the three customer testimonials from doctors that detail their own personal battle with chronic back pain and how the affordable, easy-to use “Lift™” made a big difference in returning to a normal life

By Robert Hoskins

 

Los Angeles, California – VerteCore Technologies announced a new program for Chiropractors that will allow them to lease affordable, mobile spinal decompression units that will augment scheduled chiropractic adjustment procedures. The VerteCore Lift™ can be used in a clinical setting that allows Chiropractors to offer spinal decompression in a very compact office setting that was not previously available with the large spinal decompression tables that cost $125,000 or more to install and required a very large footprint.

VerteCore Lift - Close Up - Brown on Black

VerteCore Lift – Affordable, Mobile Spinal Decompression for Active Adults

The clinical version of the Lift sells for only $1,199, which makes it the most affordable spinal decompression medical technology product on the orthopedic marketplace, and multiple units can be stored in a single small cabinet.

Chiropractors can prescribe the VerteCore Lift as in-office treatment or offer it as an at-home-use solution that back pain patients can wear 20-to-30 minutes per visit/day to allow the spine to be stretched out, which allows blood, nutrients and the body’s natural healing processes to flow through the spine uninhibited to help the body repair itself by rehydrating and resorption of the herniated discs, which relieves the pressure on pinched nerves that cause most types of back-pain-related disorders.

During the VerteCore Lift’s med-tech’s product development process a number of medical doctors and pain management specialists have peer-reviewed the compact spinal decompression device and provided not only positive customer testimonials, but have made personal investments in the company in order to introduce the VerteCore “Lift” to the $57 billion Orthopedic medical device marketplace.

VerteCore Lift, Affordable, Comfortable, Mobile Spinal Decompression

VerteCore Lift, Affordable, Comfortable, Mobile Spinal Decompression

The following medical professionals have had a variety of back pain related medical problems and recently had a chance to personally try on and evaluate the VerteCore Lift. All were skeptical about trying out another new promising back pain relief medical device based on their trials and tribulations with other devices such as inversion tables that did not work, gave them headaches from too much blood rushing to their head and ended up causing more pain in their ankles and knees than the relief it provided for their back pain.

But after years of spending thousands of dollars on doctor visits, MRI’s, long-term physical therapy sessions, cortisone shots, pain medications, and back surgeries, all of these medical professionals were just like a wide cross-section of the American population that were willing to try anything to get rid of their chronic back pain. And when they did they were surprised at how well the “Lift” performed.

Dr. Mark J. Mulvihill, Ph.D., Vice-Pres., X-Rx, Cambridge, MA

“I woke up on Christmas Day six years ago and my leg hurt extremely bad and I thought maybe I had pulled a hamstring. After several doctor visits and an MRI exam I was diagnosed with Sciatica, which was being caused by a herniated L5 S1 disc.

For five years I went through extensive physical therapy, cortisone shots, and many types of pain medications, which caused problems with my digestive tract and gave me pretty bad heartburn.

I have tried many back pain devices that are advertised on TV, but the only one that gave me any type of relief was an inversion table where you hang upside down and let gravity stretch the spine with the body’s weight. While it gave me temporary back pain relief, I am tall and weigh around 200 pounds. Putting that much pressure on my knees and ankles hurt and negated the effects of my back pain relief. It also gave me headaches because of the blood that rushed to my head while hanging upside down.

Before all of this started I was a competitive golfer and the back pain basically forced me into early retirement. I longed to play the game, but I simply could not because I could not rotate my back at all without excessive pain.

By nature and due to my medical education I am very skeptical when it comes to trying out new back pain devices, but a friend of a friend introduced me to Paul Leake. We agreed to meet during a business trip, which was actually good because travel usually is an excruciatingly painful experience for people with back pain.

Paul Leake, VerteCore Technologies, Managing Director

Paul Leake, Managing Director, VerteCore Technologies

We met and after wearing the VerteCore Lift for 20 minutes my back pain was completely gone. For the first time in years, I could actually sit up easily from a laying down position. It was incredible. I felt so good the next day that instead of sitting on the sidelines as usual, I spent a full day sliding around slippery slides at the local water park with my family. It was an awesome feeling.

A good friend of mine, Dr. David Curtis, also suffers from back pain associated with degenerative disc disease, which left him with six herniated discs. One day we played 36 holes of golf and both of our backs were sore so I mentioned that I had the VerteCore Lift with me. We took turns wearing the Lift for 20 minutes each and the pain relief was immediate.

It worked so well that David wanted to purchase a Lift and was disappointed that my device was a demo unit and that they would not be available until an upcoming Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that will be launched sometime in April 2016.

If you have any type of back pain caused by herniated discs and pinched nerves, I highly recommend that you try a VerteCore Lift. It is simple, cost-effective and very easy to put on and wear during a 20-minute doctor visit or buying your own Lift so that you can wear it during your normal daily routine.

 

Dr. David Curtis, Ph.D., Psychologist, based in Long Island, New York

“My story is similar to Mark’s. I was diagnosed two years ago with degenerative disc disease and by the time I had my first MRI, the exam showed that I had six herniated discs.

Like Mark, my back pain made it tough to play golf. So when he called and asked me if I wanted to play a round of golf I wanted to say no, but he said that he had a new med-tech device that would decompress the spine and help reduce my back pain. When I tried it on, much to my surprise it did and I felt the decompression effects for the whole day. And I only wore it for 20 minutes.

What surprised me is how simple the device was to operate and how much better I felt. I would highly recommend a ‘Lift’ to anyone with back pain. Simple back pain relief is a good thing for everyone.”

Dr. Richard F. Mestayer, Medical Doctor/Psychiatrist, Springfield, Louisiana

“The VerteCore Lift was introduced to me through a good friend, Stanley Cooper. He told me some very positive things about the med-tech spine decompression device and I became very interested in the product due to my own person experience with chronic back pain.

Unfortunately for me, I have had back surgery twice with the final one being a “Fusion.” So instead, I had several patients try it on at my office and it was very clear from their facial expressions that it was doing a good job at melting away their pain.

As an MD, I think that the VerteCore Lift would have been very helpful to me during the years prior to my surgery. The VerteCore Lift is not designed to help patients with fusions, but I wish that it had been available when I began having my back pain. I feel confident that if I had healed better from my earlier minor back injuries that I probably could have completely avoided undergoing back surgery altogether.

I would definitely recommend that all future patients try a VerteCore Lift before contemplating irreversible back surgery. You will be glad you did.”

If you would like to pre-order single units or purchase volume quantities before the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign begins, please fill out the contact form at http://vertecore.com or call Paul Leake direct at (601) 807-2148.

The company is currently recruiting sales people, resellers, distributors, and manufacturing representatives. The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign is going to offer a 40% discount (save $240) on both the clinical and consumer models on the first 500 units to be pre-sold. About 200 orders have already been placed.

Get in line now if you want the Early Bird Special

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Indiegogo NFL Football Concussion Prevention System Uses Impact Energy Diffusion Technology to Help Protect Athletes’ Brains from Direct Hits and Reduce Concussions

13 Jul

Just as light is defracted when it hits a prism, the “Preventer” football-helmet, impact-diverting technology spreads kinectic energy and helps diffuse direct shockwaves from hitting the brain

By Robert Hoskins

Jenkintown, PennsylvaniaCalvin Millwood, an American entrepreneur,  has developed an innovative helmet called the “Preventer” that could potentially save hundreds of lives and prevent concussions and life-threatening injuries by reducing the amount of kinetic energy that is transferred to the brain in today’s student-athletes, college and professional NFL football.

Millwood has developed numerous prototypes and invested more than 5 years of his own time and money to bring this football concussion preventing technology to market and has now launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise enough funding to complete the product development, line up a manufacturing plant and fund a marketing campaign that reaches high schools, colleges/universities and NFL teams with tremendous benefits of his new Preventer football helmet.   Coaches who pledge to this campaign will receive a helmet that protects their future players’ health and reduce their school’s liability.

 

Described as a ‘helmet within a helmet,’ the Preventer was created to protect professional athletes, sports enthusiasts and children from dangerous and sometimes fatal concussions. Millwood has created a prototype of the wonder device and is raising money to start production.

“Different football helmets, even the best and the most expensive ones, are made in a way which does not protect the player, and is responsible for the concussions and head injuries from falls and collisions,” Millwood explained. “The aim and vision is to protect the professional players’ heads as well as those of school children, who suffer from brain and head injuries every year.”

The Preventer helmet is stylish, light, and totally prevents the injury and pain and by absorbing the force of the impact. The helmet is constructed with eleven layers of protection that block the force of the collision and absorbs the damaging energy from the instance of violent impact to the head.

Using famed physicist Isaac Newton’s third law as the basis of his research, Millwood has spent the last five years and thousands of dollars of his own funds developing the revolutionary device that would lead to the prevention of concussions.

Millwood’s crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo platform will enable him to realize his dream to begin manufacturing The Preventer helmets, and significantly reduce the incidence of injuries from these types of collisions.

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Austin Woman’s Fundraising Campaign on Indiegogo for Final Surgery

19 Oct

Please Help Fund Toni’s Final Surgery after Successfully Losing
over 150 lbs during Her Three-Year Weight Loss Journey

By Robert Hoskins

In mid-October 2010, Toni’s primary care doctor, Dr. Ian AlwardSouth Austin Medical Clinic based in Austin, Texas, told her point blank that if she did not quit smoking, drinking and starting eating better she would most likely die or have a heart attack before her next birthday. This was the beginning of a long and grueling weight loss journey that has led to a much better lifestyle and completely changed her life.

Toni on back porch taken approximately one-year after Dr. A said that she needed to lose 100 lbs, quit smoking, quit drinking and start eating healthy.Toni 14 Months into her Weight Loss JourneyGiving Up Cigarettes, Drinking and Junk FoodHer first and hardest step was giving up cigarettes.  After 30+ years of smoking at least a pack a day, she quit cold turkey.  Next, Dr. Alward put her on a strict diet that got rid of junk food and bad eating habits and started following a stringent meal plan that only included fish, veggies, nuts and drinking only water; a drastic change from junk food, fast food and her native food.  (Asking an Italian to give up pasta, pizza and bread was almost as bad as giving up nicotine.)

“I wish more of my patients listened as well as Toni. America has a serious problem with obesity and many individuals lose heart or have difficulty staying motivated to lose weight and improve their health,” said Dr. Ian Alward. “Toni is a great example for others to follow. It takes a strong will to make simple changes to your diet and adopt an active lifestyle.”

Dr. Alward continued, “I am very proud of Toni for her successful weight loss journey.  I would strongly encourage people to support her hard work and dedication to a healthier lifestyle.”

Toni working out at Raw Gym in Lakeway, TexasToni working out at Raw Power Gym in Lakeway, TexasAdopting an Active Lifestyle

Once her daily intake of bad things was corrected, Dr. Alward instructed her to begin a rigorous exercise program.  Not exactly an easy task for a 300+ lb female that is only 5′ 1″ tall.  Walking around the block more than 8 minutes was a huffing and puffing experience that led to panic attacks until she got used to the routine. With the help of family and friends, Toni began walking and kept going until she was ready for the next step.

How to Hire the Right Personal Trainer

Fast forward twenty-four months after a weight loss of 128 lbs, Toni finally had reached a point where she wanted to hire a personal trainer. She did her research, went through three personal trainers and finally ended up working out with a GREAT personal trainer, Paul Clear, at Raw Power Gym based in Lakeway, Texas, just west of Austin.  Her goal was to increase metabolism and build muscle to tone up her body as much as possible.  She started with working out one-time per week and gradually increased to three times a week. As a result she lost another 35 lbs.

“When you are grossly overweight and you are suffering from a serious self-esteem challenge, finding the right personal trainer can make or break your desire to go and work out five times a week,” said Toni Born.  “Replacing a drill sergeant who barks orders with no compassion and doesn’t truly care about his clients’ feelings with a caring personal trainer who is a true motivational guide and has a genuine interest in helping his clients achieve their goals made all the difference in the world for me.”

“After a year’s worth of trying three different personal trainers that cared more about making money than helping clients achieve their personal goals, Paul was the true inspiration that kept me going through my most difficult times and is now a trusted confidant and great personal friend,” continued Toni B.

Paul put Toni on a regiment of exercise that had helped her become acclimated to 30-minutes of cardio vascular exercises first, and then eased her into weights and more advanced, strenuous workouts.

“As a professional personal trainer, I spend many hours each week helping my clients build a better body. And when I met Toni and heard her weight loss story, I knew right away that she was going to be a great person to work with,” said Paul Clear, a personal trainer at Raw Power Gym in South Austin.  “Even though she had lost a tremendous amount of weight, her physical stamina was barely sufficient to get her through a 25-minute mobility workout, but it did not take her long to begin muscling her way through very vigorous workouts.”

“Toni had a very difficult time getting a loan to pay for her first skin removal surgery, but I can tell you first hand it made an incredible difference on how she felt about her body,” Clear added. “I sincerely hope that people in the Austin area will help her raise the money she needs to pay for the last skin removal surgery because she certainly deserves it as a reward for the hard work she has put into her successful weight loss journey.”

Extreme Weight Loss Leads to Excessive Sagging Skin

From the beginning weight of more than 300 lbs, Toni went from a size 24 pants and size 28 top to a size 4 pants and a petite small top. If you are a male, you may not understand how important this is, but every female will know exactly what it means to go down 10 sizes in pants. As you can imagine, Toni was very proud of herself for this significant three-year achievement.

And while all this progress was uplifting and dramatically improved Toni’s ability to get around, participate in normal activities, improve her self-confidence and self-esteem, it also created some depressing feelings, as well.  Even though there was a new, improved body laying underneath and a heart that was beating stronger than ever, the excess amount of sagging skin was completely masking the years of hard work that she had put into her personal journey. As you can see from her pictures, she looked liked a deflated balloon.

Seven months later, there was only one step remaining to complete. Find a plastic surgeon to remove the excess skin and reveal a shinning body that she could be proud of when she looked into the mirror and saw the new and improved Toni.

Hiring the Right Plastic Surgeon

After interviewing many doctors and reviewing their “before” and “after” photo albums, Toni was EXTREMELY impressed with Dr. Steven Holzman’s work, a plastic surgeon at the Plastic Surgery Center of Austin in North Austin that specializes in extreme weight loss skin removal surgery.

“Not all people are familiar with plastic surgery, but in reality we perform many good deeds for our patients that really need help to improve their bodies for reasons other than vanity,” commented Dr. Steven Holzman.  “We help patients just like Toni every single day.  She has made remarkable progress in her life by successfully losing more than a hundred pounds, but was left with a significant amount of loose skin which is very traumatic for patients with this condition.”

“These types of patients are extremely proud of their accomplishments, but are left with self-esteem issues because of the loads of wrinkled skin which is completely hiding all of their hard work,” Holzman stated. “Many people have a fear of surgery but after the process is complete, when I look into their eyes and see their overwhelming satisfaction, the feeling is priceless.”

How to Pay for Expensive Skin Removal Surgery

The final step was trying to figure out a way to pay for the surgery. Toni tried several options to pay for the surgery.  Her credit union, University Federal Credit Union, her credit card company and several other local banks denied her application for an unsecured loan to finance the two separate operations Toni needed, even though she had good credit scores from all three credit bureaus.

Luckily there was a local Good Samaritan in town, Wells Fargo Bank, which was willing to take a chance on Toni based on her credit history and listening to her inspirational story and personal weight loss history.

“In the banking business, we are presented with a lot of unique requests for personal loans, but as I listened to Toni’s story, it really tugged on my heart strings. I checked her credit history and was pleased to see that she had a great credit score on all three credit bureaus,” stated Emily McKenzie, a Wells Fargo loan officer at the Brodie Lane Branch in South Austin. “Toni received the loan based on her credit history and now she has moved all of her business to Wells Fargo because she feels that we are a bank that truly cares about her — and we do.  We are in the relationship business.”

McKenzie added, “Toni came to the bank to make her loan payment and showed me the results of her first surgery.  It made my day that we were able to help make one of her dreams come true. We sincerely hope that she can find enough crowdfunding donors on indiegogo to help her pay for the final surgery. She deserves it!”

First Skin Removal Surgery

Toni has already taken out a $19,000 loan to pay for the first surgery on her own.  The original price for the first skin removal surgery was $19,000, but some minor complications required her to stay in the hospital an extra day, which added an additional $1,000 to her medical bill that was unexpected.

Even though it was expensive, you can see from her pictures, the body improvement after the first surgery was simply amazing!

Crowdfunding Goal

The problem now is that Toni is maxed out on the amount she can borrow. The second surgery to remove the remaining excess skin from her arms and legs will cost around $9,000. In addition, she needs to find a way to pay for the additional $1,000 bill that she was charged for staying an extra night in the hospital. So her total crowdfunding goal is to raise $9,999.

Hoping to harness the compassion of the crowd, Toni is seeking 133 people to donate $75 each to help her complete her personal weight loss saga.  Unlike most crowdfunding campaigns, she doesn’t have much to offer except an eternal debt of gratitude.

If she does not raise the full amount needed for the second surgery, she will apply all donations to her first loan of $19,000, plus the $1,000 for the unexpected extra hospital day.  If she raises more than her goal of $9,999 for the final surgery, she will apply everything she receives to pay off all her skin removal surgery debt.

Please Share this Story on Social Media

Even if you cannot help with money, it would be immensely helpful if you could forward her personal story to your family, friends and business colleagues via your social network circles.  You can send this link: http://igg.me/at/help-toni-raise-donations-for-surgery via e-mail or social media posts to help Toni spread the word.

And please note the personal courage it took to post these photographs of her body before and after the first procedure.  She has some real skin in the game, pun intended, and over $19,000 of her own money paid for the first surgery. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Notes from Toni’s Supporters:

Amy – Friend in Austin

“Once Toni started losing weight, she began to be more and more inspired, but at the same time it was probably the most depressing part of her journey because she had so much loose skin leftover after the weight lost,” Amy, a close personal friend who took care of Toni after the first skin removal surgery. “It was very hard for her to post pictures of her barely clothed body for everyone to see, but in her mind she is very proud of what she has accomplished and she wants others to see that having the excess skin removed makes an amazing difference in her self-esteem and the entire process worthwhile. If this crowdfunding campaign works, it will be very beneficial to someone who really deserves it!”

Allison – Friend in North Austin

“When I first met Toni and heard her story, we bonded instantly because I had gone through a similar weight loss experience,” said Allison, another co-worker and now personal friend. “I had never heard of crowfunding before she shared this profile with me, but I sure hope that she can find enough people to donate $75 each because she really, really deserves it!  She has put a lot of hard work into losing all of this weight. If you look at her “before” and “after” pictures, it is easy to see why she needed this surgery so bad.”

Allison continued, “And the fact that she went and took out a $19,000 bank loan on her own to pay for the first surgery shows that she has some real skin in the game, pun intended.  Now she just needs a little help from friends, family and good Samaritans to raise the final $9,999 that she is seeking to complete her weight loss transformation.”

Marianna – Friend in South Austin

“Toni is a women I respect not only because she has a beautiful soul but also because she has done what most only say they are going to do every January 1st,” said Marianna, one of Toni’s co-workers and personal friends.  “To lose the weight like she has in the past three years is very motivating in the fact that she inspired me to follow through with my own goals.  She is a motivator and an inspiration to those around her.  If she can raise enough money through this crowdfunding campaign to accomplish this last bit of her weight loss goal…I say thank you in advance.”

Members of the Press

If you are a reporter, please call Robert Hoskins, Front Page PR, at (512) 627-6622.  He has a full electronic press kit, press releases, photos, and numerous fitness research reports that are full of cool facts and figures. He is very responsive and will be glad to setup a quick 10-minute phone interview.

Outer Aisle Gourmet Cooks Up Tasty Gluten-Free, Low-Carbohydrate Veggie Recipes for Athletes, Celiacs, Diabetics, Dieters and Vegetarians

7 Oct

New veggie bread, pizza crust, pasta and rice product lines offer restaurant-quality taste while keeping vegetables disguised from kids young and old so the whole family can enjoy eating a healthy diet of delicious meals

By Robert Hoskins

Outer Aisle Gourmet introduced a new product line of Veggie Pizza Crust, Veggie Pasta, Veggie Rice and Veggie Bread that are made with fresh vegetables and are naturally gluten-free and low in carbs, calories and fat.  The new products offer a delicious menu for athletes, vegetarians, diabetics, dieters, celiacs and health conscious eaters who will enjoy eating one to two servings of vegetables with every meal. Non-vegetarian families can top off any of these tasty vegetable-based products with chicken, beef, pork or shrimp to provide a balanced meal.

Outer Aisle Gourmet Cooks Up Tasty Gluten-Free, Low-Carbohydrate Veggie Recipes for Athletes, Celiacs, Diabetics, Dieters and Vegetarians

Outer Aisle Gourmet Cooks Up Tasty Gluten-Free, Low-Carbohydrate Veggie Recipes for Athletes, Celiacs, Diabetics, Dieters and Vegetarians

“According to a Gluten-Free Shoppers Survey, over 71-percent of consumers reported that it was hard to find gluten-free products that tasted good.  Our family agreed,” said Jeanne David, Outer Aisle Gourmet’s President and Head of Product Development.  “One thing my husband and I know about from growing up in New Orleans is great tasting food.  I thought it would be fun to cook up some improved gluten-free recipes that would taste more like a delicious meal you would enjoy eating in any restaurant in New Orleans.  That’s why our products are selling so well. They actually taste great!”

Due to heavy demand for its tasty products, Outer Aisle Gourmet is currently running a Kickstarter campaign through October 19th to raise $30,000 to expand production and move a step closer to its ultimate goal of building a nationwide distribution channel.  Until they achieve their goal, the only way for consumers outside of the Santa Barbara area to sample Outer Aisle Gourmet’s products is to contribute to their Kickstarter campaign before October 19th.

Outer Aisle Gourmet’s vegetable-based products do not contain any artificial ingredients and have a shelf life of more than three weeks when refrigerated.  The products are perfect for healthy grocery stores and restaurant franchises and big box retail outlets that serve gluten-free products to their customer base. Call (805) 682-1990 or visit the company’s website (www.outeraislegourmet.com) to inquire about placing future distributor, restaurant and retail outlet orders.

After the Kickstarter campaign succeeds, Outer Aisle Gourmet’s veggie products will be rolled out in Santa Barbara, Malibu, Camarillo, Carpenteria, Agoura Hills, Moor Park, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Fillmoor, Ojai Valley, Oxnard, Santa Ynez, Solvang, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Ventura County, California.

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BBB Bootcamp Offers 50% Discount on Body, Booty, Boxing Workout Indiegogo Gift Cards

2 Oct

Indiegogo Perks that Make Perfect Gifts for Birthdays, Holidays and 2014 New Year’s Resolutions to Start Working Out

By Robert Hoskins

BBB Bootcamp continued its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign by offering perks of half-price memberships until October 31, 2013, for its body, booty, boxing fitness boot camps held at the Pan Pacific Park in West Los Angeles on Tuesdays/Thursdays at 6:30 am and Saturdays at 8:15 am located at 7600 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Body Boxing Bootcamp Launches Indiegogo Fitness Crowdfunding Campaign to Finance their State-of-the-Art Boot Camp Workout Center for Clients and Personal Trainers in Los Angeles

Body Boxing Bootcamp Launches Indiegogo Fitness Crowdfunding Campaign to Finance their
State-of-the-Art Boot Camp Workout Center for Clients and Personal Trainers in Los Angeles

For a limited time, clients can sign-up for ten workout sessions worth $200, for only $100, which is a 50% discount off the regular rate. Other crowdfunding perks include cool wrist bands, baseball caps, hoodie sweat shirts, SmartPhone workout apps and personal training business plans that will teach anyone how to get into the body boxing boot camp business.

BBB workouts are very popular gifts to give friends, family and business associates for birthdays, holidays, Christmas presents and 2014 New Year’s Resolutions that want to lose weight, learn self-defense and begin living a more healthy and active lifestyle.

The fundraising campaign’s goal is to raise $375,000 to build an indoor workout facility in West Los Angeles where members will enjoy protection from inclement weather, new changing rooms for people on their way to work and provide a new community center that can be rented out.

Customers that would like to see the new facility open up should donate money by ordering boot camp memberships at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/body-boxing-boot-camp-seeks-funding-to-open-a-fitness-center-in-los-angeles/x/1907888

The workout center will offer boxing workout techniques combined with dancing, kickboxing, resistance training (rubber bands/light weight lifting), jumping/quick movement drills, calisthenics (using one’s own body weight), obstacle courses, circuit training and parachute running.

Crowdfunding is a great tool for local community members to pool their money together to help entrepreneurs such as BBB Bootcamp launch new businesses that will create jobs and stimulate the local economy. If successful, BBB will have enough room for 40 new fitness instructors to start a personal training business.

Body Boxing Bootcamp Launches Indiegogo Fitness Crowdfunding Campaign to Finance their State-of-the-Art Boot Camp Workout Center for Clients and Personal Trainers in Los Angeles

15 Sep

BBB is offering boxing boot camp personal trainer perks, fitness boot camp gift cards and workout center pre-orders to donors living in Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Park La Brea, West Beverly, West Hollywood, West Los Angeles and Wilshire

By Robert Hoskins

Body Boxing Bootcamp launched a community internet-based fundraising campaign on indiegogo’s crowdfunding platform to help raise money to open a new fitness boot camp workout center located in Los Angeles just west of Hollywood, California.

Body Boxing Bootcamp Launches Indiegogo Fitness Crowdfunding Campaign to Finance their  State-of-the-Art Boot Camp Workout Center for Clients and Personal Trainers in Los Angeles

Body Boxing Bootcamp Launches Indiegogo Fitness Crowdfunding Campaign to Finance their
State-of-the-Art Boot Camp Workout Center for Clients and Personal Trainers in Los Angeles

Crowdfunding is a new way for local community members to pool their money together in order to help local entrepreneurs launch businesses customers would like to see introduced into their cities and towns based on their own personal desire to buy or use the product or service.

For example, there are plenty of traditional gyms in the Hollywood area, but none of them feature the mixture of boxing workout techniques combined with dancing, Thai kickboxing, resistance training (rubber bands and light weight lifting), plyometrics (jumping and quick movement drills), calisthenics (using one’s own body weight), obstacle courses, circuit training, and parachute running.

Customers that would like see the new workout facility open up can log on to and donate money by pre-ordering boot camp training workouts, buying fitness gift cards for friends or purchasing one or signing up to become a personal trainer at:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/body-boxing-boot-camp-seeks-funding-to-open-a-fitness-center-in-los-angeles/x/1907888

In return for a donation, BBB is offering to train anyone that wants to learn how to become a personal trainer and is offering a white paper, DVD, Smartphone wireless app, business plan template and all the necessary equipment to get into the personal trainer boot camp business.

Body Boxing Bootcamp fitness  workouts target:

  1. Young singles seeking active lifestyles;
  2. Baby boomers preventing the onset of old age;
  3. Overweight kids seeking to gain a better self image and self-defense skills;
  4. Celebrities, movie stars, rock stars who prefer private workouts when visiting Hollywood; and
  5. Anyone that wants to lose weight and get into an active routine that is fun and burns lots of calories.

“Both private personal training and group workout sessions will be offered, but the majority of the boxing boot camps will be done in groups of ten to twenty people,” said Kevin Barringer, Body Boxing Bootcamp’s CEO and head personal trainer.  “When people workout together, over time they become friends. And most friends are competitive and like to push each other to work harder.  This is the secret sauce that makes our classes fun and keeps our clients coming back for more.”

Body Boxing Bootcamp (BBB) needs $375,000 to lease retail space, renovate it and build a specially formatted workout center that will provide plenty of space for indoor workouts that are similar to the outdoor classes that the company offers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the nearby Pan Pacific Park.

In addition to its own fitness boxing boot camps, BBB plans to rent out space in the gym to other personal trainers and Meetup boot camp organizers.

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