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Editor in Chief of menshealth.com and Fitness Director of the Brand Activated!

What the Men’s Health (and Rodale) brand means to me personally can’t be expressed in written words.  I will simply say that it is a first class publication, and organization with one mission: to help people live their WHOLE lives (Rodale).  It has been a tremendous blessing in mine, helping me do just that.

When I first had the opportunity to work with the Rodale brand, I read their mission statement, slightly different at the time, it was as if I had penned it myself; “To inspire people to live healthier lives and provide them with the tools to do it.” Activators. Educators. Thought leaders.  Industry change agents.

Fast forward 7 years, and in the midst of countless amazing projects and people within the Men’s Health Brand, there is one that I will truly be forever grateful for, honored to call a friend, and consider one of the finer human beings on the planet, Adam Campbell.

Adam has played an invaluable role in my career, personal and family growth.  He sees the big picture like few I have seen in the industry and even fewer in journalism.  He believes in the good, and the good in people, and gives them a chance to prove him otherwise.  He creates, collaborates, takes calculated and brilliant risks and leads with energy and passion.

He is an activator at the highest level.  He will make you better in one experience, though he will assist in many during his time in Phoenix.

On behalf of all of us at activprayer and activeight, I’m deeply grateful for your ongoing support, friendship, commitment to excellence, your continued inspired action and friendship AC.

#eyesupriseup

DJ

Adam Campbell

Adam Campbell 2014

Adam Campbell is the Editor of MensHealth.com and the Fitness Director for the Men’s Health brand. He is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises, and The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises. Campbell has won two National Magazine Awards, and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Dr. Oz Show, and Fox News.

Learn more at: www.menshealth.com

P.S.  Both Adam, myself and other team members like BJ Gaddour will be looking to discover and activate new talent, so bring your A game!  Remember, our pledge is to provide an experience, opportunities and resources that will help activate the greatness in each other and provide platforms to rise up and do the same for others.

 

The newest face of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” gets activated!

We’re excited to announce that our long time friend, peer and straight up soul sister, Jen Widerstrom will be in the house at the activeight experience in October.  She will literally be flying in from  the Season 16 “Glory Days” set to be with us.

Our host David Jack first met Jen on the set of what was at the time, a ground-breaking fitness DVD series in which they presented as co-leads.  A spirit of teamwork and life long friendship was born and it continues to grow.

Jen has an amazing story.  She has experienced nearly every level of success (and coincidentally, challenge, “funny” how that happens) that you would hope to achieve as a fitness professional, and human being, including multiple roles as a national television star.  But her greatest asset, her ace in the hole, the one  that she uses to activate others, and in turn herself, dawned on David when she first called to tell him that she was named to the Biggest Loser cast.  We will share that story and much more with you in Phoenix.

This is a special woman, and you will be grateful you met her.  Jen, we are honored to have you, and know the sacrifice you’re making to come out during the TV season.  Thank you for acting inspired for an intention greater than self!

With many thanks and BIG love!

US

XOXO

 

Jen Widerstrom

Jen Headshot CAA

To learn more about Jen, her fitness success, and her huge humanitarian heart, visit the following link:

http://www.teamjennifer.com/#!bio/c139r

 

Strength to Serve and Founder Jeremy Shore ready to activeight

I first met Jeremy Shore in Los Angeles in 2008 on the set of a full production DVD project we did together for Men’s Health Magazine.  From the moment we met, I knew there was something different about him.

Since then, we have become as close as brothers, and he has gone on to create global impact in the fitness world through the platforms of media, education and coaching (as you’ll see below).  More than that, Jeremy has played a pivotal role in my life behind the scenes as a friend, mentor, and peer.  He has become one of my best friends, and is one of my personal activeight brothers.

Jeremy has also founded a movement we’ve partnered with called Strength to Serve (STS).  The truth that STS promotes is that our strength isn’t for us, it’s for others.  It’s meant to transfer out of the gym into the everyday lives we lead and to those who need it from us.  It’s inspiring people, and giving them tools to use their fitness to bring “strength” (the capacity for effective action as he says) to homes, communities and globally by using their fitness in a simple, yet profound way.  And the irony is, the more strength that’s given away, the more we seem to get in return.

Jeremy is a first class fitness professional and human being (job #1) and the STS movement is changing the way communities use, benefit from, and view fitness.  I’ve had the pleasure of working side by side with him in several cities and for various causes, and it has truly activated my life.

Jeremy will help deliver a live fitness media specialist hands on session, as well as a live strength to serve experience.  You’ll be grateful for both.  And maybe, just maybe, you might also get your medicine ball literacy seriously upgraded :)

We (and I personally) are grateful for your presence and your willingness to serve brother!  See you in October!

DJack

#getactivated

#eyesupriseup

#strengthtoserve

Jeremy Shore – “at a glance” -

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Strength to serve logo

  • Founder of Strength To Serve (www.StrengthToServe.com)
  • Dynamax Medicine Balls Director of Education
  • TriggerPoint Master Trainer
  • 17+ Years in the Fitness Industry
  • Expert Contributor to ReebokONE, Men’s Health, + Livestrong
  • TV Appearances on The Doctors + Rachael Ray
  • DVD Host: MH Muscle System Workout + 15 Minute Workouts

 

activeight experience welcomes BJ Gaddour

@BJGaddour  – entrepreneur, fitness professional and friend will be attending and sharing at the 1st annual activeight conference at Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix October 23-26, 2014.

In addition to being a key part of our activator team, BJ will be sharing at least 2 things we can talk about at this point :)

1) Like all other activators – his story.  And you don’t want to miss it during “open mic”.  The intentions that drive him, and the actions he takes, and has taken to honor them.

2) The activ8 – BJ will lead a hands on experience covering 8 foundational movement patterns (based on the principles outlined in his best selling book, @Your Body is Your Barbell), complete with progressions, regressions, coaching cues, activwords (that set the foundation for pattern mastery and subconscious competence) and done for you tools to take home.

And here’s the kicker – he’ll deliver it live to fitness enthusiasts without any intake, architecture or pre-screening.  Discover the simplicity of the concept, and the profound results it can create.

Welcome brother, we’re honored to have you!!

#getactivated

Stay tuned for more announcements – we have a few dozen to come!

BJ GADDOUR, CSCS, is a bodyweight exercise and metabolic training expert. Named one of the 100 Fittest Men of All Time by Men’s Health magazine, he’s the creator of Men’s Health fitness DVDs DeltaFIT Speed ShredBodyweight Cardio Burners, and BodyweightMuscle Burners. He is the CEO of StreamFIT.com, an online fitness resource that provides streaming workout videos.

Gaddour graduated from Amherst College in 2005. He went from working the front desk at a gym to owning a successful gym. He now consults with top fitness brands as a writer, speaker, featured fitness expert, on-camera talent, and fitness model.

You can learn more about BJ on his blog (bjgaddour.com), where he shares fitness and nutrition tips. He currently lives in Milwaukee with his wife, Naomi. (And we’ll add, his two incredible boxers!)