Thursday, October 25, 2012

Think You Own Things You Pay For? Not For Long.

From Demand Progress:

Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether you have the right to sell your stuff on eBay. Do you really own the smartphone or computer you’re using to read this? If you sold your books, would you be breaking the law? A federal court in New York says you would be, even if you legally paid for and bought them.

It's unbelievable, but trademark and copyright holders are trying to use a legal loophole to take away your right to sell things that you own. The mainstream media is starting to catch on, with the Wall Street Journal just running an article headlined, "YOUR RIGHT TO RESELL YOUR OWN STUFF IS IN PERIL". Please add your name here to fight back ==>

Public interest advocates are taking the case all the way to the Supreme Court, and Demand Progress is joining up with a coalition of groups -- including many of those that came together to kill SOPA -- to support the rights of ordinary Internet users and everyday consumers.

Once again, big entertainment company lobbyists are fighting us in the courts to ensure their profits are given higher priority than consumer rights. But this time the MPAA and RIAA have the Obama administration on their side -- they've all filed legal briefs asking the Supreme Court to restrict our right to resell the things we own.

We only have a few weeks to make our voices heard before the Supreme Court makes a lasting ruling. We are working to defend a long-standing principle known as the "First-Sale Doctrine." This common-sense rule gives us the right to sell most property we own, but big businesses have been trying to chip away at out our rights in the courts. If the Supreme Court supports the lower court’s decision, we won't really “own” anything if any part of it was made in a different country. And practically anything you own -- from your iPod to your house -- could have been made abroad, in whole or in part.

If we lose this fight, practically anybody who wants to resell products they bought -- from Macbooks and iPhones to our clothing and textbooks -- will have to ask copyright holders for permission first. And they'll have the right to deny it!

It's bad for so many reasons: It'll undermine Craigslist and Ebay, hurt the environment, increase incentives for manufacturers to move jobs off-shore, and effectively ban the traditional American yard sale. For more info, please check out Marvin Ammori's article about the lawsuit at

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Unique, Fun, and Free Way To Raise Money For Your Favorite Charity Or Non-Profit

Tired of the same old boring fundraisers? 
I can help!    

I run an indoor charity boot camp every Saturday morning at 9:00 A.M.  All you need to do is reserve a date and start inviting people.

The workouts last approximately 45 minutes and include a warmup and a cooldown. 

Workouts involve primarily body weight and dumbbell exercises. All fitness levels are invited. Anyone, 12 and over, is welcome to participate.  (Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Exercises will be adapted or substituted, as necessary, so those who aren’t in great shape shouldn’t be afraid to join in.   

Each participant can pay a set amount and/or you can encourage them get sponsors. 100% of the money donated or raised by your participants goes to your charity. I donate my time, the equipment, and use of the facility- there is absolutely no charge to you or the organization.

Hang out with friends, have some fun, get some exercise and raise money for a worthy cause.  What better way to spend 45 minutes on a Saturday morning?

Call me today at (717) 509-7777 for all the details and to reserve your date.  

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Why Tricep Kickbacks Suck

I haven't used Tricep Kickbacks for years in my programming and here's a great explanation why...

Triceps Kickbacks: A Poor Triceps Dumbbell Exercise  
by Nick Tumminello


Monday, October 15, 2012

Collected Fitness Wisdom #53

Focus on habits – You can’t get on the scale in the morning and say “the scale is going to be lighter today.” But you can say “I’m going to eat a nutritious breakfast.” Eating a healthy breakfast is a good habit. Making the numbers on the scale go down is an outcome.

~ Mike Roussell

The biggest mistake too many woman make in the gym is too much cardio and not enough weights.

~ Nia Shanks

It's time we all woke up to this and stopped expecting and accepting the lies that accompany the journey to getting and staying in great shape and optimal health. The truth is, we've got to stop expecting easy, comfortable and quick experiences of something that at its core REQUIRES hard, uncomfortable time to accomplish.

~ Dax Moy

Even an inappropriately performed deadlift does not have as much intradisc pressure as sitting down and pushing or pulling on things (performing exercises).  Stand up and move!

~ Gray Cook

Do you want the best advice that I can give? It's really simple, it's completely free, and you can start right now. So, here it is...STOP MAKING EXCUSES! 

~ Jay DeWolfe


Monday, October 1, 2012

Fall Fitness Frenzy to Benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Since Body & Soul is a small fitness center, I've chosen to support one primary charity and raise money for it throughout the year. That charity is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where no child is ever turned away due to parental inability to pay and no family is billed for services not paid by insurance.

Oct. 9, 2000 is the day I opened Body & Soul Fitness Studio. Besides what we do all year round, last year near my anniversary, I started doing a weekend of activities to raise money for St. Jude. This year, thanks to the generosity of the instructors below, I'm able to offer even more classes.
If you can't join us, please consider sponsoring someone else or making a donation. Please spread the word to your friends, family and co-workers.  
A Weekend of Activities to Benefit  
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

October 13th & 14th


9:00 AM  Fitness Boot Camp

Total body workout utilizing a variety of bodyweight, dumbbell and kettlebell exercises. All fitness levels invited. Exercises will be adapted or substituted, as necessary. Call Mickey at (717) 509-7777 for more info or to register.

10:30 AM  Short Form Tai Chi and Wuji Qigong

Gentle movement and deep breathing for flexibility, balance and peace of mind. Contact Jennifer at (717) 293-1442 or to register or for more information.


10:30 AM  Belly Dance

Belly dance is a wonderful way to have fun and express yourself, while learning an ancient art form. Designed for any age and any body shape. Contact Jody at or Mickey at (717) 509-7777 to sign up.

12:00 PM  Introduction to Aikido

Peaceful self defense practice which uses the opponents’ energy to gain control and resolve conflict. Aikido uses the coordination of spirit and body rather than physical strength to overcome an attack.

For your comfort, please wear long pants. To register or for more information, contact Christian at (717) 461-3494 or at

2:00 PM  Vinyasa Yoga

Flowing series of challenging, athletic postures. For more information or to register, contact Jennifer at (717) 293-1442 or

$20 for one class or attend as many as you like for $30

Please pre-register by Thursday, October 11th.

100% of the proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital.

Body & Soul Fitness Studio
618 Columbia Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 509-7777

Plenty of free parking