The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-10T10:00:45Z New Player Enters Lucrative Australian Sports Nutrition Market 2017-03-10T10:00:45Z new-player-enters-lucrative-sports-nutrition-market-in-australia Friday, 10th of March, 2017 For immediate release Australians are amongst the world's biggest consumers of sports nutrition products with a massive $860 million generated in sales in 2016. ActivLab Sport is a new player to enter the lucrative Australian and New Zealand market, and although the brand is new to Australian shores, it is certainly not new to the industry having launched in Poland more than 20 years ago. Brendan Peterson, Mark Reed, Brett Robinson and his wife Louise have joined forces as the new Australian and New Zealand distributors of the world-famous brand - a line of dietary supplements and nutrients for athletes and active persons, as well as women and men of all ages wishing to improve their fitness, health, appearance and vitality. The product offering comprises groups of preparations supporting fatty tissue reduction, building strength and muscle mass, as well as energizers, vitamins and minerals, modern anti-age supplements and joints regenerators.. The directors are confident their years of experience coupled with the cutting-edge, high-quality European made ActivLab Sports nutrition products will ensure the brand is established as a name to trust amongst Australian and New Zealand consumers. Brett has had more than 12 years experience in the food regulatory environment from packaging to production. He also has a comprehensive knowledge of auditing and assessing against ISO quality and system standards. Brendan has more than 20 years experience in International Trade Facilitation specialising in customs and imported food compliance, as well as being an accredited and licensed customs broker since 2000. Mark knows better than most what consumers need to meet their daily health requirements with 23 years of body-building training and competing under his belt – he has held the titles of Mr World, Mr Pan Pacific and Mr New Zealand. In recent years, Mark has worked as both a personal trainer and life coach, “I was impressed by the science behind ActivLab's products, the research and development, the fact that ActivLab is one of the only brands from which you can source all your supplement needs from the one manufacturer,” said Mark. “I also appreciate that ActivLab is transparent about what exactly is in all of its products.” ActivLab will be making its debut appearance at the Arnold Classic in Melbourne this month. The team will be present over the period of the competition (17-19 March) offering specials, samples and allowing visitors the opportunity to meet one of their own brand ambassadors, Adam Dowling. Apart from establishing the brand and securing stockists, the directors intend to introduce a wider range of products online including a range of high-end ActivLab merchandise ranging from training singlets and shirts, to bags and fashion apparel.  -ends- HTM K.K. takes over Skybus transfer and Sprint taxi operations in Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan 2017-03-10T01:43:32Z htm-k-k-takes-over-skybus-transfer-and-sprint-taxi-oerpations-in-niseko-hokkaido-japan HTM K.K. is delighted to announce that it will take over Skybus and Sprint Taxi operations from Skybus K.K. in June 2017. Airport transfers, Kutchan taxi services and area tours will continue to operate as now with Skybus booking transfers direct with guests and through a wide range of travel and hotel companies. Founder and managing director of Skybus, Jeremy Churchill, will continue as manager of Skybus and Sprint Taxi, as will the drivers and staff of Skybus.  Chris Pickering, Director and General Manager of HTM, said: “Airport and local transport impact all visitors to Niseko so this is an area which is very important to our customers and the continued success and growth of the resort. HTM and Skybus have worked together for many years and extending HTM’s services to transfers and taxis for guests was a step that we have been considering for some time. Skybus and Sprint Taxi operations and staff will remain based in Kutchan and we will bring the back office resources of HTM to grow the business and improve services for all visitors to the resort." Jeremy Churchill commented: "I'm excited to see the next step in the evolution of Skybus and Sprint Taxi and believe that the company is in the right hands going forward. The whole team are very much looking forward to being part of the HTM group." For any queries or information please contact Chris Pickering. ULTRA-TRAIL AUSTRALIA 2017 PREPARES FOR BIGGEST TRAIL RUNNING EVENT IN SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE 2017-03-07T02:13:57Z ultra-trail-australia-2017-prepares-for-biggest-trail-running-event-in-southern-hemisphere 7 MARCH 2017, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Ultra-Trail Australia (UTA), the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest trail running event, is gearing up for its 10th Anniversary and its largest participation numbers to date, with over 15,000 athletes and spectators expected to converge in the Blue Mountains. Taking place in Katoomba, NSW, from 18-21 May 2017, the four-day running festival will push even the most experienced athletes to their absolute limits, with participants travelling from around the globe to tackle the mountains of The Great Dividing Range; Australia's most substantial mountain range and the third longest land-based range in the world. Participants will scale up stairways and down steep descents ranging from sea level to an elevation of 1,100m, power through dense bushland and creeks, and maneuver through narrow curving paths, all whilst battling the elements of the Blue Mountains, making Ultra-Trail Australia an endurance test of the body and the mind. There are five different races that cater to varying levels of fitness and skills including; the gruelling long distance trail runs, the 100km UTA100 and 50km UTA50; the 21.6km trail run, Pace Athletic UTA22; the thigh-pumping 1.2km stair climb Scenic World UTA95;  and the free, Injinji 1km-4-kids trail run. “We are looking forward to the level of participation at this year’s UTA. Entries to the UTA100 and UTA50 filled up within two days of opening and the Pace Athletic UTA22 has doubled in size since its introduction last year. We anticipate that 2017 will be the biggest and best year yet, putting Australia on the trail running map,” said UTA Director Tom Landon-Smith. Notable Australians participating this year include Running Mum’s editor Nicole Bunyan who will tackle the UTA100 for the first time, and six-time Winter and Summer Paralympic gold medalist Michael Milton. Milton holds the open Australian speed skiing record at over 213km/hr and ran the 43km Gold Coast Marathon on crutches. He will attempt the UTA50, becoming the first person with one leg to do so. The Canberra native is no stranger to treacherous trails, walking the Kokoda Trail twice and scaling Mount Kilimanjaro, all on crutches. While acknowledging that this will be difficult he is looking forward to the challenge. “I know the UTA50 will be tough; it’s an enormous endurance test, physically and mentally. It will be the longest run I have ever done but I am excited to be part of this world-renowned race,”  commented Milton. Internationally-acclaimed North American ultra-marathon veterans, Rob Krar and Mike Wardian, will also be competing in the UTA100. Celebrities in the trail running world, Krar holds the fastest time for crossing the Grand canyon and Wardian holds the record for completing the fastest 50km marathon on a treadmill, and the fastest marathon dressed as Elvis. Registration is still available for the Pace Athletic UTA22 and Scenic World UTA951 online. Participants can register for the Injinji 1km-4-kids on the morning of the race. For further information or to register, please visit http://www.ultratrailaustralia.com.au Check out the video for Ultra-Trail Australia 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHv2INvOy9s - ENDS - Media Contact Claire Fuller, claire.fuller@fivebyfiveglobal.com or 0411 479 836 Larissa Rembisz, larissa.rembisz@fivebyfiveglobal.com or 0401 451 060 NOTES TO THE EDITOR About AROC Sport AROC Sport was established in 2003 by Tom Landon-Smith and Alina McMaster. The aim of AROC Sport is to share the exhilaration, camaraderie, fitness, sense of achievement and ultimate sense of freedom and calm that challenging outdoor adventures can provide. We love what we do organising spectacular, interesting and challenging events in magnificent places and understand that the more we can get people active in nature, the more people will appreciate and hopefully protect our pristine natural environments for the long term. http://www.arocsport.com. Global Esports Superstars Come to Sydney This May to Kick Off Intel® Extreme Masters Season 12 2017-03-07T02:05:09Z -339 (Sydney, Australia) - March 7, 2017 - Intel® Extreme Masters, the longest running global pro gaming tour in the world, is coming to Australia for the first time this May, debuting in Sydney. The elite gaming competition will see world-class Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) teams compete live in Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on May 6 and 7, for a record prize pool of AUD$260,000. The line-up of top CS:GO teams invited to compete at Intel Extreme Masters Sydney is headed by SK Gaming, the best team of 2016 and winners of two $1,000,000 CS:GO Majors, including the ESL One Cologne Major in August, and runners up at the ESL Pro League Finals in Sao Paulo in November and Intel Extreme Masters Oakland in November. Local heroes Renegades, who are widely considered to be Australia and New Zealand’s most successful team, will return to the region to compete in front of a home crowd. "Having been to five different continents is a badge of honor for our historic competition," said Michal Blicharz, VP Pro Gaming at ESL. "Australia has been an attractive market for us as part of our global expansion of the Intel Extreme Masters brand. We look forward to bringing Intel Extreme Masters to new global audiences and making history for esports in Australia.” “Bringing an industry-leading event to Australia is an exciting opportunity as we have some of the most passionate esports enthusiasts in the world,” said Nick Vanzetti, Managing Director of ESL Australia. “The prestige and legacy the Intel Extreme Masters brand brings mixed with the world's best players is the perfect recipe for a historic weekend in esports.” “Intel has a long history with the esports community and we’re always looking for ways to give gamers the first opportunities with amazing new gaming experiences,” said Frank Soqui, general manager of the Virtual Reality and Gaming Group at Intel. “Intel Extreme Masters is the perfect venue for Intel to bring our gaming and VR products directly to the gaming community around the world. We are proud, honored and can’t wait to kick off Intel Extreme Masters in Australia.” The addition of Australia as part of the circuit comes in what is IEM’s 12th season, with Sydney being the first stop on the global tour. The event in Sydney will bring the world’s best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players to the stage, making it the first time that esports has been elevated to the spectacle synonymous with major European, North American and Asian events. Attendees of Intel Extreme Masters Sydney will have a unique opportunity to watch the world’s best compete live on stage, paired with on-site fan experiences that will include player signing sessions, giveaways from partners and sponsors, as well as Meet & Greet opportunities for players and fans. The Intel Experience Zone will showcase the latest games and gadgets, along with Intel’s suite of gaming and VR-ready products, including the new 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, and an array of free-play machines, for those who want to fully immerse themselves in the gaming and esports experience. Ticketing information Telstra is offering their customers an exclusive Telstra Thanks pre-sale from 9am AEDT Thursday March 9 to 8pm AEDT Sunday March 12, 2017. For more details regarding the pre-sale, please visit www.telstra.com/sport ESL CS:GO Fan Club members will also receive pre-sale access during this time. The general public will have the opportunity to purchase tickets from 10am AEDT Monday March 13, 2017. For all ticketing information, head to www.ticketek.com.au For more information, follow Intel Extreme Masters on Twitter and Facebook and visit the official Intel Extreme Masters website at www.intelextrememasters.com/sydney. Media contactsFor media enquiries, press passes and further information about Intel Extreme Masters Sydney, please contact: ESL Communications:Christopher Flato, c.flato@eslgaming.com Double Jump, on behalf of ESL Australia: jordan@doublejump.com.auiem2017@doublejump.com.auZebra PR, on behalf of Intel:Sean Maggard, sean@zebrapartners.net Press Kit and Assets Announcement Trailer ### About Intel® Extreme MastersIntel® Extreme Masters is the longest running global pro gaming tour in the world. Started in 2006 by ESL, the competition features Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, StarCraft II, and League of Legends tournaments in Europe, Asia, North and South America. ESL’s online broadcast of the Intel Extreme Masters reaches over 40 million viewers on Twitch each season. www.intelextrememasters.com eSports Mogul enters into Sponsorship and Tournament Platform Agreements with Twitch Interactive, Dreamcaster and FPS Thailand 2017-02-27T04:55:43Z esports-mogul-enters-into-sponsorship-and-tournament-platform-agreements-with-twitch-interactive-dreamcaster-and-fps-thailand 27 February 2017 ASX code: ESH eSports Mogul enters into Sponsorship and Tournament Platform Agreements with Twitch Interactive, Dreamcaster and FPS Thailand HIGHLIGHTS eSports Mogul has entered into Sponsorship and Tournament Platform Agreements with streaming company Twitch Interactive Inc. and its regional partners Dreamcaster and FPS Thailand.  Under the Agreements, Dreamcaster will use the tournament platform for one year of Overwatch tournaments and FPS will use the tournament platform for three years of CS:GO tournaments.  As a sponsor, ESM will also receive widespread branding and advertising at the major Dreamcaster Series and FPS Thailand League eSports events;  Twitch is the world’s largest social video platform for gamers and attracts 9.7 million active users daily Twitch was founded in 2011 and was acquired by Amazon.com, Inc. for US$970m in 2014.  eSports media company eSports Mogul Asia Pacific Limited (ASX: ESH) (eSports Mogul) is pleased to announce it has entered in to Sponsorship and Tournament Platform provision agreements and (Agreements) with Twitch Interactive Inc. (Twitch), the world’s largest social video platform for gamers, for two major eSports tournament partners in the South East Asian region. These are significant Agreements for eSports Mogul. They provide global exposure for the Company on Twitch’s online platform which attracts 9.7 million active users daily, and will also see eSports Mogul’s tournament platform used at the events.   Twitch was founded in June 2011 and was acquired by Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) in August 2014 for US$970 million in cash.  Under the Agreements, eSports Mogul will receive the following at the major Dreamcaster Series and FPSThailand League eSports events which are both powered by Twitch; eSports Mogul branding on the Twitch stream and the Twitch panel at the events, plus on all marketing material created for the events; eSports Mogul commentator mentions at the events – at a minimum of two times per hour; Four social media slots per season of the events and one product give-away slot per month; Advertising – eSports Mogul will provide thirty second advertisements to be played at least twice per hour; Digital screen advertisings – eSports Mogul will provide advertisements to be displayed on the main screens between live broadcasts; and Both events will use the eSports Mogul Platform which will be provided by eSports Mogul along with requisite technical support. The Agreements cover three seasons of the Dreamcaster Series which will feature game-play of the Overwatch video game, from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017, and nine seasons of the FPSThailand League featuring the Counter-Strike Global Offensive game, for a three year period from 1 December 2016 to 1 December 2019. eSports Mogul commenced trading on the ASX last month after a heavily oversubscribed $7 million prospectus Offer. The Company is focused on developing a multi-faceted eSports focused online media platform, called ESM Media Hub. ESM Media Hub will provide an easily accessible online platform for eSports enthusiasts, which will offer and a range of eSports products and services including; ESM Academy – an eSports learning academy; Hero Gamer – ESM Digital Products business offering providing an online shop offering various gaming titles for purchase; Tournament Platform – an online eSports tournament platform; and ESM Productions – exclusive eSports content. eSports Mogul managing director Gernot Abl said: “We are delighted to enter into these agreements with Twitch. Twitch is universally acknowledged as the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers and video game culture, and the exposure and visibility they are able to provide for eSports Mogul to our target audience will be invaluable as we seek to build a globally significant eSports-focused business.”  ENDS For further information, please contact:  Gernot Abl George Lazarou Managing Director Company Secretary eSports Mogul Asia Pacific Limited eSports Mogul Asia Pacific Limited  T: +61 419 802 653 T: +61 (08) 9429 8875 E: gernot@esportmogul.com E: glazarou@citadelcapital.com Media and Investor Inquiries James Moses Mandate Corporate T: +61 420 991 574 E: james@manadatecorporate.com.au About eSports Mogul Asia Pacific Limited  eSports Mogul is an ASX listed (ASX ESH) eSports media company. Its core business is to provide a fully integrated, market leading eSports-focused online media platform, called ESM Media Hub. ESM Media Hub will provide an easily accessible online platform for eSports enthusiasts, and offer and a range of eSports products and services including; ESM Academy – an eSports learning academy; Hero Gamer – ESM Digital Products business offering providing an online shop offering various gaming titles for purchase; Tournament Platform – an online eSports tournament platform; and ESM Productions – exclusive eSports content. eSport is the video gamer equivalent to sport and is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. It is estimated that there are currently 1.6 billion players across all platforms globally and in 2014 the total gamer market size was estimated at $74 billion. Asia Pacific dominates the eSports market accounting for around 34% ($25.2 billion) of the global market in 2014. About Twitch Interactive Inc. Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games, with more than 2 million streamers. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene. Twitch also features Twitch Creative, a category devoted to artists and the creative process. www.twitch.tv WINGS PUBLIC RELATIONS CLIENT PORTFOLIO EXPANDS 2017-02-23T11:36:41Z wings-public-relations-client-portfolio-expands Gold Coast-based Wings Public Relations is relishing the opportunity to work within the legal, beauty and home services industries after recent client wins. National franchise organisation James’ Home Services, award-winning beauty face mask company Lonvitalite, family and commercial law experts Fedorov Lawyers and mediation service Family Mediation Station have selected Wings Public Relations to support them in 2017. Wings Public Relations Director Deanna Nott, who started her firm in June after working in senior government communication roles for more than 20 years, said Wings PR was experiencing rapid growth. “It is clear that clients want an experienced team that can undertake a full suite of public relations activities in support of their businesses,” she said. “We are being selected not only for our media relations and pitching expertise, but also because we have strength in the social media and image management areas. “Developing and implementing communication strategies for our clients that help them achieve their goals is always our number one priority and we are delivering results.” Nott said that all of Wings’ clients have come via referrals. “We pride ourselves on providing a top level service, with regular progress updates on campaigns in development and those in the process of being rolled out. “Our genuine interest in our clients and attention to detail is holding us in good stead as we move forward.” For further information, please contact Deanna Nott, Wings Public Relations, on 0422 504540 or visit www.wingspr.com.au Smartgroup kicks goals with Queensland Rugby sponsorship 2017-02-22T05:34:25Z smartgroup-kicks-goals-with-queensland-rugby-sponsorship Salary packaging and novated leasing specialist, Smartgroup, has announced its major partnership with the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) and St George Queensland Reds.  The news comes as the Reds score a convincing win against the Melbourne Rebels in a pre-season match, and days before they kick off the season against the Sharks at Suncorp Stadium.  “There’s so much to like about the Reds, “ says Smartgroup senior executive Dave Adler. “Their support for the Queensland community runs well beyond the metropolitan areas, and their work to grow the participation of women in sport is evident in the number of Queenslanders representing Australia in Rugby 7s debut at the  2016 Rio Games (and upcoming inauguration of the sport at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast next year)”.    “We choose our affiliates carefully,” Adler says. ”For us, it’s important to partner with people-centric organisations that recognise the value of teamwork and operate with integrity. We’re driven by innovation and improvement, and we make a point of surrounding ourselves with like-minded organisations.” Smartgroup is no stranger to Queenslanders, holding a key Federal Government contract with strong ties to regional Queensland since 1999, and securing a major public sector contract in 2011, which cements Queensland as a critical market for Smartgroup’s group of companies.  “2011 was the turning point for us in Queensland, and strengthening the presence of our services and demonstrating to Queenslanders the seriousness of our commitment to them is a priority for our organisation.” While Smartsalary is the brand the fans will get to see on the Reds apparel and within Suncorp Stadium, other Smartgroup companies are expected to see great benefits through the partnership.  These include Smartsalary’s novated leasing arm, Smartleasing; Selectus, a leading salary packaging provider in the private education sector, and Autopia – a novated leasing specialist for the corporate market – that, like the Reds, is dedicated to driving gender diversity through its affiliation with UN Women.  QRU Deputy CEO, David Hanham, welcomes the partnership, saying “We’re delighted Smartgroup has chosen to partner with the QRU for the next three years. The Queensland Rugby Union’s reach allows our partners to benefit from our intimate relationship with Rugby stakeholders across the state as well as providing multiple opportunities with our elite Rugby teams like the St George Queensland Reds. “We’re able to assist Smartgroup’s direct relationship with the corporate Rugby community throughout Queensland. The large business network Rugby enjoys is a very good match for Smartgroup’s product range and the QRU is keen to maximise this new partnership in the coming years.” The Australian Telluride Mountain Film Tour Kicks Off In Sydney Wednesday March 1 2017-02-21T23:08:03Z the-australian-telluride-mountain-film-tour-kicks-off-in-sydney-wednesday-march-1 NEWS RELEASE – Feb 2017 - Australia – Held every year since 1979, Telluride Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues in Telluride, Colorado, USA. Mountainfilm aims to educate, inspire and motivate audiences. The Telluride Mountainfilm festival will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2017. The inaugural tour will focus on the best outdoor adventure films from the annual festival in Telluride.  The Mountainfilm World Tour will tour 15 locations across Australia and New Zealand throughout March -April 2017. As a launch tour, we are hoping to reach an audience of more than 10,000 attendees, with further capacity available if demand exceeds expectations. The Telluride Mountainfilm festival is one of America’s longest-running and most loved film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring.  The experience of the Telluride Mountainfilm is like no other. People walk away buzzing with excitement, energy and anticipation. They are inspired to take on the world and experience all that it has to offer. We want to give you the opportunity to be part of that experience. To see a sneak preview, click here or follow this link http://www.mountainfilmtour-ausnz.com/#mountainfilm  AUSTRALIA Schedule Wednesday 1 March              7:00pm               NSW              Randwick                  Ritz    Thursday 2 March                   7:00pm               NSW             Cremorne                 Orpheum            Tuesday 7 March                   6:00pm               NSW              Newcastle                 Event Cinemas                                Thursday 9 March                  6:00pm               VIC                Melbourne                 Hoyts Central                                  Saturday 11 March                 2:30pm               VIC                St Kilda                     Astor Theatre                                 Saturday 11 March                 7:00pm               VIC                St Kilda                     Astor Theatre                                 Tuesday 14 March                 7:00pm               QLD               Townsville                 Civic Theatre                                 Thursday 16 March                7:00pm               QLD               Brisbane                    Cineplex Hawthorn                               Thursday 22 March                6:00pm               WA                Fremantle                  Hoyts Millennium                             Saturday 25 March                 3:00pm               SA                 Adelaide                    Capri Theatre                                 Saturday 25 March                 7:00pm               SA                 Adelaide                    Capri Theatre                                 Wednesday 29 March            6:30pm               ACT               Canberra                   Dendy                                              Thursday 30 March                7:00pm               NSW              Wollongong               UOW Theatre                                  Following the Australian schedule, the tour will then carry on to New Zealand with screenings in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin.  Tickets for Mountainfilm on Tour can be purchased online at http://www.mountainfilmtour-ausnz.com/#mountainfilm The cost for each show is $31 per adult and $25 per concession – booking fees will apply, dependent on venue.  To learn more and join the conversation, visit the link above or the original festival website www.mountainfilm.org Image/video link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ccwhrge4fo4qf33/AAAV1Z5YuqZKXFtT-w1ofddDa?dl=0 – please note re correct credit and captions.  For further information please contact Tracey@impressionsmc.com.au – 0415 290023 Tour proudly presented by ASPIRE OUTDOOR     Nautilus, Inc. unveils innovative new products at ISPO MUNICH for international markets 2017-02-20T23:44:55Z nautilus-inc-unveils-innovative-new-products-at-ispo-munich-for-international-markets Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS), a leader in innovative home fitness equipment, today announced availability of the Bowflex Max Trainer® M7 in several countries across Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America. The company is also previewing several new products that will be introduced internationally later in the year, including: Nautilus® 628 Performance Series, Schwinn® 30 and 70 Series and a line of balance, agility and core strength products from its new Modern Movement® brand.   “Over the last year, we’ve seen increasing demand for our Nautilus, Inc. brands. We’ve partnered with distributors on a country-by-country basis and provided them with the products, training and support to be successful in their local markets,” said Jeff Collins, Nautilus, Inc. Vice President, General Manager Retail. “Given strong interest from our global partners, along with the success we have experienced with our current offerings internationally, we are confident these new products will be well-received by consumers around the world.”   “Nautilus, Inc.’s brand portfolio and products are unique and very consumer-insight driven; they have been highly sought after and regarded by our customers,” said Paul Dzialak, Head of Procurement and Product Development at Fitness Superstore. “We expect positive response from our customers as we expand our offerings with these innovative, new products.”   The Nautilus, Inc. products will also be previewed and demonstrated during ISPO Munich, one of the largest sporting goods expositions in the world in Hall B4, booth 326.   Bowflex Max Trainer M7   Designed to meet an overwhelming response to Nautilus, Inc.'s popular Bowflex Max Trainer product line, this premium machine combines the movements of an elliptical and stair stepper with all-new performance-targeted programming to create a one-of-a-kind cardio workout.   Key features of the Bowflex Max Trainer M7 include:   Low-Impact, High Burn: The Bowflex Max Trainer machine's low-impact, high-performance motion maximizes each workout by burning up to 2.5 times the calories of a traditional cardio machine. Fast and Effective: The 14-minute interval workout uses the latest science to make every minute count, delivering a workout that engages up to 80 percent more upper-body muscle, resulting in a full-body workout that doesn't require spending hours at the gym. Enhanced Features, Innovative Workouts: Users can set, track, and monitor progress with the free Max Trainer app, available for both iOS and Android. Equipped with enhanced Bluetooth® connectivity, it is easier than ever to sync workout results with a mobile device and other popular apps, such as Apple Health, Google Fit, MyFitnessPal and UA Record. Built-in Total Body Trainer: Supported by the Smart Max™ feature, the machine learns and adapts to each user's fitness level and goals over time, setting new targets to coach them with performance-targeted programming. Get Motivated: Comes equipped with 11 pre-programmed workouts and 20 levels of computer-controlled resistance, plus new interval and performance training modes. In addition, customize any session with the "add time" feature to extend workouts with the push of a button. Upgraded Design: Featuring an enhanced dual mode LCD display, sculpted dipped handlebars, and stainless steel, performance-grade racing pedals to support even the most intense workouts.   The Bowflex Max Trainer M7 is available now for purchase. Current distribution partners for the Bowflex Max Trainer product line include: Brand Developers in Australia; Trisport in Austria, Germany and Switzerland; NRG Fitness B.G. in Benelux; Garlando S.p.A. for Italy; Fitness Superstore for the U.K.; Mylna for Norway, Sweden and Finland; Acme Fitness for India; Chris Sports for the Philippines; TV Direct for Thailand; Unicomer for Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Belize, Guam; and Elite Fitness for New Zealand.   Nautilus 628 Performance Series   Combining top-of-the-line technology and durability to withstand even the most serious competitor, the new Nautilus 628 Performance Series includes a treadmill as well as an elliptical, recumbent bike and upright bike featuring EMS optimized drive trains and watts readouts:   ·       Nautilus® T628 Treadmill: The Nautilus T628 treadmill offers Bluetooth connectivity and compatibility with the popular RunSocial app that allows users to run the world without ever leaving their treadmill. With 26 built-in Nautilus Training programs, the T628 features an exclusive Rebound™ Deck cushioning system that not only softens landing at the front of the deck, it also propels kick-off at the back of the stride to minimize impact while energizing the workout. With a powerful, but quiet 3.5 CHP motor and easy folding SoftDrop™ capabilities, the Nautilus T628 Treadmill offers users a performance-driven, at-home workout solution. The Nautilus T628 Treadmill also helps users meet their training goals and measure fitness improvements with the Pacer, Compare and Fitness Score functions built in to push runners to their fullest potential. ·       Nautilus® E628 Elliptical: The Nautilus E628 elliptical features an exclusive Suspension AdjustTM performance cushioning system, which tailors the angle of the footplate at zero or 10 degrees with three options to engage muscle variation while offering cushioning to minimize fatigue to push the user to go longer. Dual slide rails effectively distribute the load of each stride to ensure a smooth, natural motion. The E628 Elliptical offers 29 built-in Nautilus Training programs and is designed with adjustable, multi-position handlebars that feature integrated incline and resistance buttons to easily ramp workouts up or down. This unit is also RunSocial compatible. ·       Nautilus® U628 Upright Bike: The Nautilus U628 upright bike offers 29 built-in Nautilus Training programs and a low-impact cardio solution in a compact design, making it ideal for at-home workouts. With an adjustable SightLine™ console, multi-position handlebars and a fully-adjustable Nautilus Gel™ seat, this bike allows users to personalize their machine for optimal comfort during cycling sessions. ·       Nautilus® R628 Recumbent Bike: The Nautilus R628 recumbent bike features 29 built-in Nautilus Training programs, an adjustable SightLine™ console, convenient walk through frame and a 30-pound effective flywheel system engineered for a smooth performance and challenging resistance. In addition, the dynamic recline Nautilus Gel™ seat allows users infinite adjustability for back support while cushioning the glutes for a comfortable, low-impact workout.     The Nautilus Performance Series will be available for purchase internationally in September 2017. Current partners for the Nautilus Performance Series include: Spofact GmbH in Austria and Germany; Garlando S.p.A for Italy; NRG Fitness B.G. for Benelux; Trisport for Switzerland; Fitness Superstore for the U.K.; Acme Fitness for India; and Elite Fitness for New Zealand.   Schwinn 30 and 70 Series   Schwinn is known for its groundbreaking and affordable cardio solutions and the new 30 and 70 Series provide a range of price point options for consumers.     The 70 Series is the top-of-the line Schwinn cardio offering, and includes a treadmill, elliptical and recumbent bike. Most notably, the 70 Series features the addition of Bluetooth® connectivity, with enhanced resolution for measurement of speed and compatibility with virtual reality games. Key features of the 70 Series include:   •       Schwinn 570T Treadmill: The new Schwinn 570T treadmill features a SoftDrop™ deck folding system to easily move or store the treadmill and a six-cell SofTrak™ deck cushioning system to reduce joint stress. ·       Schwinn 570E Elliptical: The Schwinn 570E elliptical has ergonomically positioned handlebars that provide the option to engage your upper body with the moving handlebars, or lower the intensity by using the fixed handlebars. ·       Schwinn 570R Recumbent Bike: The new Schwinn 570R recumbent bike features an upgraded seat and pedals, and ergonomically positioned padded handlebars with integrated heart rate sensors. ·       Schwinn 570U Upright Bike: Now featuring Bluetooth connectivity, an upgraded seat and pedals as well as a streamlined console, the Schwinn 570U upright bike blends intuitive design with user-friendly technology to make your cardio workout smarter, smoother and more enjoyable.   In addition, the entire Schwinn cardio line has been updated with a 10 percent smaller, more streamlined console and refreshed graphics.   The Schwinn 30 and 70 Series will be available for purchase in August 2017 in Australia, Austria, Germany, India, Switzerland, U.K. and New Zealand.   Modern Movement   The groundbreaking Modern Movement product line not only strengthens the core, but also lets users turn their workouts into a live gaming experience, measure improvement in balance and agility, or utilize a digital trainer with the revolutionary M-Trac™ app. Balance and instability training both contribute to amping up workouts to reach a higher level of achievement for exercisers of all levels, from elite athletes to fitness newcomers. The Modern Movement Product Line includes the new M-Pad™ Balance Trainer, Edge-Board™ Extension Trainer and M-Straps™ Bodyweight Trainer.   ·       M-Pad Balance Trainer: Instead of only moving from front-to-back or side-to-side, the M-Pad balance trainer uses a wider range of motion to better replicate real life movements. This combination of instability and motion provides a better method for improving balance while actively engaging and strengthening core muscles. The M-Pad balance trainer is designed for beginner and intermediate training and comes complete with adjustable footpads, allowing users to customize their workouts. The M-Pad balance trainer has a low two-inch step-on height, enabling even those who have never used a balance trainer to build confidence quickly. The three, attachable rubber base pads increase the level of difficulty with each additional pad, allowing the M-Pad balance trainer to progress with users as their balance skills improve. The M-Pad balance trainer integrates with the M-Trac app, which leverages the sensors in a smartphone to measure balance ability and track improvement. Trainers, coaches and physical therapists will find the app helpful in measuring their clients’ progress.  ·       Edge-Board Extension Trainer: The Edge-Board extension trainer is far more than just a tool to build rock solid abs, as the user can place either their hands or feet on the deck to initiate exercises. The Edge-Board extension trainer features a low deck height for more natural lunge movements and can integrate arcing turns into various movements to engage a broader range of muscles. The rocking deck creates instability, which boosts the challenge to core and stabilizing muscles. The braking feature helps beginners start with shorter movements, gradually increasing the length and difficulty of movement as they gain strength and confidence. Integrated into the deck are two, rubber foot pads, making it easy for the user to quickly position their feet for exercises such as Atomic Push-ups. The Edge-Board extension trainer integrates with the M-Trac app, which serves as a digital trainer. The app allows users to format their workout by selecting the difficulty, length of workout, and the parts of the body they want to focus on; it will then guide them through a customized video workout. The M-Trac app also tracks workout history by recording the number of reps, and range of motion for reference during future workouts. ·       M-Straps Bodyweight Trainer: The M-Straps bodyweight trainer uses gravity and the user’s body weight to build strength for a full-body workout. Its patent-pending features improve ease of use, and ease of adjustment over other bodyweight trainers. Printed numbers on the straps make it easy to quickly adjust and ensures the two handles are both set at the same height. Positioning the length adjustment buckle above head height keeps the numbered adjustments easy to see, as well as allowing for faster adjustments between exercises. The buckles have been moved away from pressure points on the arm for improved ergonomics. The “split” system has each handle strap attaching separately to a bar or door frame, allowing the user to adjust the width of the anchor points. This allows for a broader range of motion and can engage different muscle groups, making workouts more or less challenging, depending on the user. The anchor buckle located at the end provides a second point for length adjustment, so that the system can support up to a ten-foot ceiling, a door frame, and all ranges of user heights.    The Modern Movement product line will be available for purchase in the third quarter of 2017 in Australia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, U.K. and New Zealand. Australian start-up company, Beyond Entertainment Group, set to make its move into the international digital video on demand market 2017-02-15T01:50:31Z australian-start-up-company-beyond-entertainment-group-set-to-make-its-move-into-the-international-digital-video-on-demand-market Available for immediate release Australian start-up company, Beyond Entertainment Group PTY LTD, set to release its first smart TV app for FISHFLICKS, making its move into the international digital video on demand market. FISHFLICKS is an Australian first, a unique concept that combines the work and efforts of Australian Fishing Celebrities bringing them together with the objective of supporting growth in the Australian Fishing Industry. FISHFLICKS contains thousands of hours of content, including cross genres hunting and 4WD, dating back decades and made available to users through any streaming device 24/7. The brand launched less than a year ago and has been testing and developing during its soft launch phase. Of the creation of the brand and planned app release Head of Marketing and Communications, Claudeen Martinez states “The disintegration of traditional TV and consequential fragmentation of the traditional viewing model created a huge gap in the market for a brand that could take ownership of neglected recreational sporting content like fishing and hunting. Couple that with the popularity of recreational fishing in Australia and the interest from overseas markets in Australian fishing, we believe this video platform will cater to a significant target market of time poor enthusiasts interested in accessibility of their favourite content.” With the Samsung branded apps planned release for end of March, brands LG, Sony, Phillips, Toshiba and Panasonic will follow shortly thereafter. The apps will be made available worldwide with plans to support the US and South East Asia markets, where interest in Australian fishing is particularly strong.   Recreational fishing is a popular activity that contributes economic and social benefits to the Australian economy, particularly in regional areas. The ABS estimates that about 5 million Australians engage in recreational fishing each year, and it contributes to an estimated $200 million from international tourism. This is planned to increase, as the Australia’s recreational fishing industry will be a major focus of Tourism Australia over the next 3 years.    Fishflicks is an online video on demand product that offers recreational fishers, hunters, and 4x4 enthusiasts, thousands of hours of entertainment viewable on any internet connected device   http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Previousproducts/BAFB91C589D0706FCA256CAE0015CAA9 FuseFit App Launches Free Email Updates and Alerts Service 2017-02-13T06:54:55Z fusefit-app-launches-free-email-updates-and-alerts-service The soon to be launched FuseFit app will be fulfilling the fitness needs of a niche that is usually overlooked and ignored. The Fusefit app will serve as a bridge between personal fitness trainers and the disabled and elderly, who can meet them at any decided a decided location (typically the home), which avoids the struggle of paying monthly service for inaccessible equipment and the struggle of finding transportation as a wheelchair user or individual facing other disabilities. The app is currently in the development stage and as new and exciting things are being added to the app, fitness trainers, both disabled and elderly, and anyone else who can benefit from the FuseFit app can sign up for email updates on the FuseFit website, www.myfusefit.com.   The FuseFit app is the brainchild of Devin Johnson, who suffered a life changing accident while training for his mixed martial arts fighting debut that left him partially paralyzed from the chest down. The accident, however, could not damage Devin’s fighting spirit and ambitious nature as he shifted his focus towards becoming a successful businessman and an entrepreneur. After a couple years of schooling and personal physical rehabilitation, Devin saw a need and a huge one! Devin noticed the hundreds of thousands of individuals who absolutely yearn to experience an efficient new workout, but are not always able to physically utilize everything that a gym has to offer. The FuseFit app is an innovative solution to this problem, it has been designed to provide independence to people by offering them an easier alternative to gyms.    In reference to the concept of the FuseFit app, UFC Future Hall-of-Famer Urijah Faber said, “FuseFit is an amazing opportunity for people to get real knowledge and insight from folks that have experience in any given subject. I know there are so many people in this world that love sharing and helping others, FuseFit gives them a platform to help while making an income. FuseFit is a great way for experts to share what they love. This is one of the most desirable positions to be in today's society, following your passion and making a living, doing it.” Urijah Faber is a UFC retired veteran, team founder, and an entrepreneur.   FuseFit will soon launch a crowdfunding campaign on February 28, 2017. To stay up-to-date with the latest announcements, discount alerts and event updates, please visit www.myfusefit.com to fill out a sign-up form.   About: Fusefit, LLC, centered out of Sacramento, CA. is an app developed to connect at-home personal fitness trainer and the disabled and elderly. For more information, please visit www.myfusefit.com. Media Contact- Devin Johnsonsupport@myfusefit.com Sacramento, CA   Chidhood Milestones are so important 2017-02-10T06:04:08Z chidhood-milestones-are-so-important This is such an important milestone in a families life.  Only today when I was being served by someone he apologised as he had to take a call from his wife who was letting him know how his son was going at his first day of 3 year old kindergarden.  The excitement of the day is very overwhelming for many people.  Looking back it is one of those special  childhood milestones we go through in our lives.  I remember when my children started kindergarden, primary school and high school, just as it was only yesterday.  All such important childhood milestones in theirs and our lives.  I still have the photos we took on the day.  Even now scrolling through my facebook page I see lots of my friends posting those special childhood milestones on their pages.   Its a time when children start to let go of the aprons and  become people in their own right, forming friendships, etc.  Some parents and children really struggle with this and we offer them the support by photo engraving that childhood milestone.  This also provides comfort when they are at school.  Its funny but when my last child went off to school I came home and watched play school for about a month as that was my way of coping as I had done it for so many years.  I wish I then had a photo etched necklace I could of worn, to have them with me at all times.  Contact us on www.memorykeepsakes.com.au or phone 0415278817 Calling all adventure junkies - Telluride Mountain Film tickets on sale now for March Screenings 2017-02-06T03:17:08Z calling-all-adventure-junkies-telluride-mountain-film-tickets-on-sale-now-for-march-screenings Held every year since 1979, Telluride Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues in Telluride, Colorado, USA. Mountainfilm aims to educate, inspire and motivate audiences.  The Telluride Mountainfilm festival will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2017. The inaugural tour will focus on the best outdoor adventure films from the annual festival in Telluride. The tour will launch on 10 February 2017 at St.George OpenAir Cinema, situated on Mrs Macquaries Point against a backdrop spanning the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Sydney city skyline.  The Mountainfilm World Tour will tour 15 locations across Australia and New Zealand throughout February-April 2017. As a launch tour, we are hoping to reach an audience of more than 10,000 attendees, with further capacity available if demand exceeds expectations.  The Telluride Mountainfilm festival is one of America’s longest-running and most loved film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring.  The experience of the Telluride Mountainfilm is like no other. People walk away buzzing with excitement, energy and anticipation. They are inspired to take on the world and experience all that it has to offer. We want to give you the opportunity to be part of that experience. To see a sneak preview, click here or follow this link http://www.mountainfilmtour-ausnz.com/#mountainfilm  AUSTRALIA Schedule  TOUR LAUNCH: Friday 10 February               Sunset               NSW              St.George OpenAir Cinema                                              Wednesday 1 March              7:00pm               NSW              Randwick                  Ritz    Thursday 2 March                   7:00pm               NSW             Cremorne                 Orpheum            Tuesday 7 March                   6:00pm               NSW              Newcastle                 Event Cinemas                                Thursday 9 March                  6:00pm               VIC                Melbourne                 Hoyts Central                                  Saturday 11 March                 2:30pm               VIC                St Kilda                     Astor Theatre                                 Saturday 11 March                 7:00pm               VIC                St Kilda                     Astor Theatre                                 Tuesday 14 March                 7:00pm               QLD               Townsville                 Civic Theatre                                 Thursday 16 March                7:00pm               QLD               Brisbane                    Cineplex Hawthorn                               Thursday 22 March                6:00pm               WA                Fremantle                  Hoyts Millennium                             Saturday 25 March                 3:00pm               SA                 Adelaide                    Capri Theatre                                 Saturday 25 March                 7:00pm               SA                 Adelaide                    Capri Theatre                                 Wednesday 29 March            6:30pm               ACT               Canberra                   Dendy                                              Thursday 30 March                7:00pm               NSW              Wollongong               UOW Theatre                                 Following the Australian schedule, the tour will then carry on to New Zealand with screenings in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin. Tickets for Mountainfilm on Tour can be purchased online at http://www.mountainfilmtour-ausnz.com/#mountainfilm The cost for each show is $31 per adult and $25 per concession – booking fees will apply, dependent on venue. To learn more and join the conversation, visit the link above or the original festival website www.mountainfilm.org  Image/video link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ccwhrge4fo4qf33/AAAV1Z5YuqZKXFtT-w1ofddDa?dl=0 – please note re correct credit and captions. ESL Australia announces new season of AU & NZ Championship 2017-02-01T04:02:04Z esl-australia-announces-new-season-of-au-amp-nz-championship February 1, 2017. The ESL AU & NZ Championship is returning in 2017, and will see an increase from 2 to 3 seasons over the year, meaning more competition, more tournaments, and more action to watch live. Starting with Counter-Strike:Global Offensive and Rocket League as the first two announced titles, the ESL AU & NZ Championship will bring the best players from the region together to compete at the top level of gaming. Season 1 will see players compete for a total of $17,500 across our announced titles, with details on future seasons to come at a later date. Counter-Strike:Global Offensive The first AU & NZ Championships CS:GO league in 2017 will comprise of 8 teams, all participating weekly for 7 weeks over Monday and Thursday nights - all to earn a place at the offline season final. Invited teams will battle it out with the winners of a closed online qualifier, to determine the final teams that will compete in Season 1 for the $10,000 prize pool. Invited Teams: Avant Garde Legacy Esports Team Exile 5 Alpha Sydney Covidae Cypher Once the top 8 teams have been found, the ESL AU&NZ Championships will begin on February 27. Rocket League Rocket League will make its debut appearance as a title in the ESL AU&NZ Championship this year, with 8 teams competing for a spot at the live finals and their share of a $7,500 prize pool. Four teams will first qualify through an invitational qualifier on February 14th, then two more open qualifiers on February 19th and February 25th will find the remaining top 4 teams. After all teams have qualified, the Rocket League season will start on February 28. About ESL Australia The Electronic Sports League (ESL) is the largest and most important league for gamers consisting of more than 4 million registered members and more than 800,000 registered teams. At ESL Australia, our various pro leagues and grass roots cups offer every Australian esports enthusiast the opportunity to play any game in our network, connect with other gamers, and compete for massive prizes and glory. Press Assets Territorian pens international bestseller 2017-01-20T06:26:06Z territorian-pens-international-bestseller When Darwin’s Dee Robertson published her first book she had no idea she was about to become an overnight sensation.   Within hours of Fearless, Female and Fifty hitting Amazon.com it had reached the number one spot across 13 separate categories. Its inspirational and motivational message had struck a chord with women around the world.   A motivational speaker, fitness coach and mindset mentor, Dee directly challenged the idea that success is a younger women’s game. At 50 Dee started achieving what she had once considered impossible, long-gone dreams – entering a bodybuilding competition, finding and marrying her perfect man, and becoming a successful author.   Dee says her book is an uplifting read about how we can all achieve happiness.   “We all have dreams and goals that we might have let slide,” she said. “And they’re not necessarily dreams of grandeur, but of living a fulfilled life. Having happy relationships, strong self-esteem and freeing ourselves from constant self-doubt is something we should never give up on, no matter our age.”   Dee says her book was partly inspired by her work with clients at Darwin’s InsideOut Fitness.   “Working as a personal trainer is something I love to do, because I see how empowering finding strength and fitness can be,” she said.   “Transformation – physically and mentally – can happen at any stage of life. I’ve seen it happen again and again with my clients, and it is always rewarding to take a client on a journey from self-doubt to energised, fulfilled people living their best life.”   Together with the supportive team at InsideOut Fitness, Dee will continue to help men and women of Darwin transform their lives and achieve their goals – in between penning another bestseller!   If you’re interested in training with Dee, or want to find out more about the fitness programs on offer at InsideOut Fitness, send an email to sue@insideoutfitnessdarwin.com.au or phone them on 0400 352 498.   Ends       ABOUT   Dee Roberston is one of the long-standing personal trainers at InsideOut Fitness, a lifestyle oriented training team that offers a fusion of group outdoor training, personalised nutrition, and mental wellbeing. She published her first book Fearless, Female and Fifty at the end of 2016 in AU/NZ – UK/US and within 24 hours the book had become a #1 bestseller on Amazon in 13 categories. The book (which retails for $11.99) is all about how she empowered her mindset, ignored her age, and inspired her dreams into life.