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Get Loose with the Moose’s Monthly Newsletter

Since August 2011 I've put out the “Moose is Loose” monthly newsletter to better connect with those that have expressed a keen interest in sharing about health and fitness goals, wellness ambitions and everything between.  More importantly it's a way for me to remain accountable to my readers and offer guidance where I'm able.  It's those little, daily tasks that when …

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My Dad 2.0 Summit Experience

It was a whirlwind of fun and energy as I found myself jumping out of bed to jet-set off to Austin, Texas a week ago Friday-morning for the inaugural Dad 2.0 Summit.  Upon arriving to the Hyatt Lost Pines resort Friday evening, I was pleasantly surprised by the kick-butt Dove Men + Care package left in my room.  And no, I'm …

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So does money make you happy?

Each and every Friday morning I attend a local business networking group.  Its an extremely energetic and incredibly positive lot and I couldn't think of anywhere else I'd want to spend my Friday mornings (at the crack of dawn).  Every Friday morning, as we work our way around the table, each person delivers a 1-minute business update.  Caroline Hanna, a …

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How’s this for an endorsement?

Last Saturday, Christie and I went to the Canucks game and had an amazing (and much needed) date night. Our date night wouldn't have happened without the help our amazing sitters (Tenisha and Keyana). Chardonae and Brie stayed the night at the sitters and early Sunday morning Tenisha was telling Brie that she was planning to go the gym after they were picked up.

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Top 10 Tips for making social media work for your business

This evening I attended the Marketing Dangerously Social Media Challenge meet-up (if you are on Twitter, check out the hashtag #MDSMC for the dialogues between guests). Presenting this evening were two Vancouver social-media experts: Neil Godin and Jonathan Christian. Amongst answering a myriad of questions about social media, time management and networking, Jonathan gave an excellent presentation outlining his top-10 social media tips. Whether you are a novice or expert social media junky, these tips are a useful road map for getting your foundation set for social media success.

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Controversial ad? You decide

Recently, Fitness Town ran two ads in restaurants and clubs in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The message, “You don't need a resolution, you need a reason“.

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Seth Godin: Sliced bread and other marketing delights

About this talk: In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.

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Video Update: Salvation Army Back-pack and school supply drive 2010

I'm very happy and excited to have the opportunity to once again participate in partnership with Staples, Starbucks and Fitness Town to assist the Salvation Army with the Back to School Backpack Drive. Every September, single-parent and low-income families struggle to equip their children for a new school year. The Salvation Army supports these families by distributing donated school supplies. To handle the increased demand, from August 1st to September 15th, all Lower Mainland Fitness Town, Staples and downtown Vancouver Starbucks locations collect donations, back packs and school supplies for children in need, through The Salvation Army.

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