Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022 Accelerates into 500 Day Countdown

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Gay Games Hong Kong 2022


Prestigious global sports event estimates 12,000 participants, 75,000 visitors and HK$1 billion of tourism revenue coming to Hong Kong

The Games will bring a much-needed boost to our economy. We are expecting 12,000 participants, 75,000 spectators and 3,000 volunteers from 100 countries.”

— Lisa Lam, co-chair of GGHK.

HONG KONG, HK, CHINA, June 29, 2021 / — Today marks the 500-day countdown to the 11th Gay Games in Hong Kong (GGHK), the first of its kind in Asia. The Games will be held from 11-19 November 2022, setting the stage for Hong Kong to be a host to more international sports events in the future.

“Our theme for the Hong Kong Games is Unity in Diversity, because this important multi-sports and arts & culture event is open to all, is a celebration of diversity and inclusion,” said Dennis Philipse, founder & co-chair of GGHK. “Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, or background.”

“In addition to celebrating Unity, which Hong Kong needs more than ever today, the Games will bring a much-needed boost to our economy,” said Lisa Lam, co-chair of GGHK. “We are expecting 12,000 participants, 75,000 spectators and 3,000 volunteers from 100 countries. This is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for many participants, who will travel to Hong Kong from their home countries, many for the first time since lockdown.”

“We expect the Games to bring HKD1 billion into the local economy through accommodation (estimated 300,000 hotel room night bookings), local transportation, air travel, food & beverage, shopping, and tours/experiences.”

To date, the Games have received over 1,120 pre-registrations from international and local participants, representing nearly one-tenth of the expected 12,000 participants competing.

Ricky Chu Man-kin, Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) said, “While the economic case for Gay Games is beyond doubt, the fundamental message is that everyone – regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and other attributes – should have an equal right to participate in sports and other parts of public life without having to hide who they are. Unity in Diversity – this has always been a core value driving the EOC’s work, and one that we hope policymakers, businesses and society at large will stand by.”

Allan Zeman, Chairman of Lan Kwai Fung Group (LKF) said, “The Lan Kwai Fong Group is excited to have the 11th Gay Games in Hong Kong. This event emphasizes love, diversity and inclusion in the sports world regardless of your background and gender.”

Patrick Kwok, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Hotels Association said “Hong Kong Hotels Association (HKHA) and its members cordially welcome Gay Games 11 to be hosted in Hong Kong next year, bringing tens of thousands of participants and spectators from across the world. This is the first time the event is held in Asia, putting Hong Kong in the spotlight, and bringing together diverse groups of people to experience the unique culture and moments of joy in Hong Kong, under the theme of ‘Unity In Diversity’. This is instrumental to promote the city’s destination image while showcasing our top-notch hotels and hospitality service.”

Philip Mok, President of Hong Kong Tennis Association (HKTA) said, “The Hong Kong Tennis Association welcomes Gay Games 11 to be hosted in our city in 2022. We believe sports is a great way to bring people together to stand in unity against discrimination. Diversity and inclusiveness are hallmarks of a world class city and a successfully held Gay Games will further cement Hong Kong's position in this regard.”

Mike Tanner, President of the Hong Kong, China Rowing Association (HKCRA) said, "World Rowing is committed to diversity, inclusion and accessibility. The rights and freedoms to practice rowing are set out in our statutes and are to be secured without discrimination of any kind. As a member of World Rowing, HKCRA is committed to these values and is proud to be an integral part of the first ever Gay Games to be held in Asia. We are looking forward to providing the best possible experience and exciting competition for rowers from all over the world. We believe the Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 can promote positive attitudes, unity and understanding in Hong Kong. 500 Days to Go!"

The Games will feature 36 sports in track and field, aquatics, ball games, racquet sports, and many more. New sports added to feature the unique character of Hong Kong include Dragon Boat Racing, Dodgeball, eSports, and Trail Running. Major events include Opening & Closing Ceremonies, Gala Concert, LGBTQ+ art exhibitions, daily performances at the Festival Village, and arts & culture events all over Hong Kong. Special events are being planned to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Games.

From now until summer 2022, participants can pre-register at and enjoy a discount of HK$200 off the participation fee when general registration opens. Registration entitles them to these privileges and goodies:
Welcome bag
Official participant’s guidebook
Participation Medal
Access to the Opening Ceremony
Access to the Closing Ceremony
Access to all non-paid sporting and cultural events
General admission every day to the Festival Village

Participants must be at least 18 years of age, and no pre-qualification is required.

The Games are organised and funded by the community, participants, commercial partners and sponsors. Supporting organisations include the Equal Opportunities Commission, BrandHK, InvestHK and the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Confirmed Platinum Partners are Marriott Bonvoy and YouTube.

The Games were conceived by Dr. Tom Waddell, an Olympic decathlete, and first held in San Francisco in 1982. Subsequent Gay Games have taken place in San Francisco (1986), Vancouver (1990), New York (1994), Amsterdam (1998), Sydney (2002), Chicago (2006), Cologne (2010), Cleveland+Akron (2014), and Paris (2018).

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SportPort™ Debuts its Studio Edit and Giveback Program

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SportPort™ high-tech designs

SportPort™ high-tech designs

A collaboration between SportPort™, model activists, and non-profit partners is bringing awareness and solutions to urgent social causes

This collection is a visualization of how we see the world”

— says Kim Highfield, Founder and Chief Designer of SportPort

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATE, June 29, 2021 / — SportPort has unveiled its studio edit and announced its worldwide effort to support select non-profits with each collection. Unifying the aesthetics of apparel and the altruistic nature of activism, SportPort is showcasing freedom and self-expression in its latest studio drop.

Known for its signature high-tech designs, SportPort's latest collection combines its garment technologies with contouring fabrics that flow with bodies' natural movement. This edit celebrates individuality and expression with its neutral palettes, punctuated with impactful details.

Model Activists: Wear Our Purpose, Not Our Product

SportPort engaged with renowned model activists that mirror the collection's dynamism of love of self, people, and planet to showcase its latest collection.

Aly Rae Tanner: author and breast cancer previvor
Bryna Carracino: fitness authority and speaker
Casilda Gonzalez: sustainability activist
Claudia Davila: equality activist
Lee Jimenez: nutritionist and fitness expert
Milene Cuoto: human rights activist
Monica Richards: environmental activist
Teal Jackson: athlete and speaker

The spirit of innovation and collaboration is intrinsic to SportPort — a brand founded on healthy mind and body principles, with a particular emphasis on kindness to self and others.

"This collection is a visualization of how we see the world – open flow, vital elements, and overall beauty. We believe a garment is more magnificent when it not only adds value in our life but adds value to others. The combination of these beautiful designs worn by our formidable group of model activists give a whole new definition to statement pieces, "says Kim Highfield, Founder and Chief Designer of SportPort.

Giveback: The Cornerstone of SportPort

SportPort's reimagined collaborative business model continues to defy standards by dedicating each of their collection to three non-profits which will receive 5% of its revenues. Not only do SportPort model activists choose which of the non-profit they're passionate about, but SportPort's customers also decide which non-profit resonates most with them and which of the three SportPort donates to on their behalf.
This collection's benefactors are Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), Feeding America, and 1% For The Planet.

SU2C: Develops innovations leading to better cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Feeding America: Food bank serving virtually every community in the United States.
1% for the Planet: Global movement dedicated to tackling our planet's most pressing environmental issues.

SportPort's Studio Edit is available on and select retailers worldwide.

About SportPort™:

Founded in 2011, SportPort™ is a performance lifestyle brand with a mission of sustainable fashion, empowerment, and give back. SportPort's versatile activewear integrates performance and technical fabrics across its collections to support the entire lifestyle – from yoga and training to travel and work. SportPort™ is available on and select retailers worldwide.

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Tell-All Book by Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher Released

The Man In The Arena by Eddie & Andrea Gallagher

Navy SEAL Chief (Ret.) Eddie Gallagher

Andrea and Eddie Gallagher

Andrea, Sean and Eddie Gallagher

Mutiny and corruption within the ranks of U.S. military exposed

When President Trump became involved in my case, the truth became secondary, and my family was used as a political football. This is our first chance to set the record straight.”

— Navy SEAL Chief (Ret.) Eddie Gallagher

WASHINGTON DC , UNITED STATES, June 28, 2021 / — The long-awaited tell-all book by Navy SEAL Chief (Ret.) Eddie Gallagher, The Man in the Arena: From Fighting ISIS to Fighting for My Freedom, is now available in wide-release, according to Ballast Books’ CEO Andy Symonds.

The Man in the Arena is Chief Gallagher’s complete account of what really happened in Mosul when a wounded ISIS fighter, after an intense battle with American and Iraqi forces, was brought to a SEAL compound for treatment and later died. Gallagher was falsely charged with his murder and other war crimes, spending nine months in confinement before going to trial.

“Despite being acquitted of all major charges, the media continues to portray me as a monster,” said Chief Gallagher. “When President Trump became involved in my case, the truth became secondary, and my family was used as a political football. This is our first chance to set the record straight.”

The book is a shocking, raw expose, revealing never-before-divulged details about how and why several disgruntled junior platoon members conspired to frame Chief Gallagher, and why the SEAL leadership failed to back him. Gallagher exposes rampant corruption throughout a military justice system that denied him his rights at every turn, tormented his family, and attempted to strip him of his freedom, rank, SEAL trident, and other military honors.

Chief Gallagher’s wife, Andrea, who fought tirelessly to free her husband during their ordeal, co-authored the book, and there are chapters from 14 others who were there, including former Congressman Duncan Hunter, former NYPD police commissioner Bernie Kerik, and operators who were on the ground in Iraq.

The book includes 27 QR codes that link to the full trial audio, video of investigators’ interviews, and the accusers’ text message threads.

“The jury spoke two years ago when they found me not guilty of all major charges,” said Chief Gallagher. “We wrote the book so, for the first time, the public could hear our side of the story. But people don’t have to take my word for it—that’s why we included the QR codes. Listen to the trial audio, watch the NCIS videos, and decide for yourself. “People always tell me, if our life was a movie, no one would believe it.” –Andrea Gallagher

The Man in the Arena is available at and everywhere books are sold.

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Celebrated Science Fiction Fantasy Author Alia Luria Signed by Something Or Other Publishing

Something or Other Publishing (SOOP) expands its Author and Imprint catalogue

MADISON, WI, UNITED STATES, June 28, 2021 / — Madison, WI: Something or Other Publishing (SOOP) is delighted to announce that Alia Luria is the latest Author to join its growing platform.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Luria is the vivid proof of dedication, determination and perseverance as she has grown into her writing career while keeping taps on her business activities and daily routine. She showed great passion for books since she was little, writing poems and short stories, which would later incentivize to pursue her first great hit.

Luria released her first book in 2015. Compendium marked the start of her series, The Artifacts of Lumin, which chronicles the story of a far off world struggling to find itself after technological collapse. She published the book independently, under the Willowslip Press imprint. Through Luria’s tenacity and hard work, Compendium has been embraced by readers and industry professionals alike, winning the Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal in Fantasy category and the National Indie Excellence Award in Fantasy; it also became a finalist on the Independent Author Network Book of the Year in the Science Fiction, Fantasy and First Novel categories.

“Compendium did so well that it hit number 2 in the Amazon Best Seller list for Science Fiction & Fantasy, behind only Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and number 1 in the Science Fiction category. That same day, I hit number 1 overall in Amazon authors for Science Fiction, right above George R.R. Martin and 6 overall in Fantasy and 71 overall on popular Authors”, says Luria with great excitement.

Looking at her recent success, Luria decided to take a huge step on her writing career, as she received her MFA in Fiction from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2018. During that time, Luria was able to work on Ocularum with the mentorship of two-time National Book Award finalist, Eliot Schrefer.

The follow-up novel to Compendium, Ocularum follows the story of three characters whose ever-expanding complexity of friendship, love, and politics force them to choose between each other, their families, and the values they hold dear. In a lush world where nature itself creates technology, the struggle to control technology is the struggle to control all life.

After sharing her experience going independently, Luria decided to work with the crowdfunding literary agency, Publishizer, to gain support for Ocularum. It was pitched to 35 publishers, and we are proud to announce that The Artifacts of Lumin as well as the Willowslip Press imprint was acquired by Something Or Other Publishing and will be re-released in wider distribution through SOOP’s channels. Alia’s The Artifacts of Lumin series will spearhead SOOP’s planned expansion of the Willowslip Press imprint, to include additional authors and anthologies across the speculative fiction landscape.

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Mostafijur Ruman Is One Of The Successful Musical Artist & Entrepreneur Of Bangladesh

Mostafijur Ruman Musical Artist

Mostafijur Ruman Musical Artist

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Mostafijur Ruman (born 25 May 2003) is a Bangladeshi Musical Artist, Entrepreneur, Programmer, Influencer & Internet personality. He was born in Chuadanga.

The impossible can be made possible through hard work”

— Mostafijur Ruman

DHAKA, DHAKA, BANGLADESH, June 29, 2021 / — Mostafijur Ruman is emerging as one of the most successful musical artist, social media influencers & entrepreneur who has conquered his challenges, turned them into opportunities, and achieved his goals. He is a proud entrepreneur who started working at the age of 14 When people at his age were indulging in typical teenage things, he was making the most use of his potential and working hard day and night to become what he is today.

Sacrificing his teens for a bright future has worked in his favour and today he is the best musical artist & entrepreneur of Bangladesh.

Mostafijur Ruman is a Bangladeshi Musical Artist & YouTube Personality. Mostafijur Ruman providing the latest Tech News, Gadgets Review, Vlogs, Web Development Service, Digital Marketing, gadgets, YouTube tutorial, blogging & more on their YouTube channel or website.

The young influencer is now managing a lot of international brands and clients. When asked about how success happened to him, Ruman said, “One must sacrifice his/her leisure time and work hard to be able to reap the benefits later. Give 5 years of your time now and hustle as much as you can because I believe this is the time that will help you immensely to establish yourself. With having a lot of recognized international clients and brands, he has established a vast network.

Hard work, determination, and sacrifice in life have made his dream come true and Mostafijur Ruman believes that he is a student by the day and a Programmer by the night. Achieving so much at this young age has made the young guy one of the successful Social media influencer today.

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Popopie Shop Declares Summer Deals On Mommy And Me Matching Outfits

The new summer favourites being mommy and me matching outfits, the company has kept special discounts for loyalists and those buying in bulk

HONG KONG, CHINA, June 28, 2021 / — With the focus being on summer clothing, Popopie Shop has kept special deals, discounts and offers on select range of mommy and me matching outfits. Alongside, there are tops, blouses, and even bottom wear. Like every other sales offer, the site has kept women from all age groups in mind. However, officials projected that this time, loyalists who have been purchasing from the site for a long time or those who will make bulk purchases will enjoy great discounts.

Since revenue peaks up the most during summers, the company also releases new offers and even launches fresh styles during this season. "The store has come a long way and we usually make every effort in looking into our customers’ wants. Last time, the Spring special mommy and me clothes were a hit, so after a long time we have kept that too, along with the new selection of mommy and me matching outfits. Since pandemic is in full swing across the globe, mothers usually like fuss-free clothing that they and their kids can slip into when everything gets normal. No wonder, mommy and me matching outfits are in high demand now," said one of the executives of the company.

Though the company has been facing financial losses since last year, but it has deliberately chosen to overlook these aspects, keeping the larger and future-oriented picture in mind. "We have improvised a lot since last year. In order to facilitate more such purchases that customers will actually benefit from, we usually think a lot before putting out sales or announcing new offers or even releasing a fresh line. At the same time we keep prices minimal that will not pose a concern for the common buyers," added the executive.

In keeping with the legacy of the company, the CEO said, "It hasn’t been an easy ride for us to picture fashionable items every now and then. We understand how people’s tastes keep changing and we need to update ourselves accordingly. So instead of fretting over these changes in trends, we work to the best of our capacities to offer exactly what they seek. We believe these add-on discounts and deals on select products will push our sales figures this year."

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The smart balance board "Plankpad" wins design and innovation awards

High-Plank on the Plankpad

German Innovation Award

German Design Award

The smart core and total body trainer has won the German Design Award 2021 and the German Innovation Award 2021.

MUNICH, GERMANY, June 28, 2021 / — In retrospect, the idea sounds brilliantly simple: to build a balance board from a wooden board for the forearm support (plank) as one of the most effective training exercises ever and to develop game apps for the smartphone or tablet to playfully get in shape and work on your six-pack. The result was the simply ingenious Plankpad – Designed in Germany! The jurors of the German Innovation Award and the German Design Award agree and have awarded the Plankpad with gold. The Plankpad is the world's first app-based full-body trainer that combines workouts with games.

Instead of just fighting the clock, the app (available for iOS and Android) motivates intense workouts through varied games. Simply place your smartphone or tablet on the board, lean on it in the plank position, and control the games through your movements. The games challenge your playful ambition and distract you from the strenuous workout. You focus on the game and keep up the forearm support quite incidentally – and significantly longer. The app can also be streamed to any smart TV, turning the workout in the living room into an event for the whole family.

German Innovation Award Winner 2021
Plankpad received the German Innovation Award 2021 in the Travel, Sports and Outdoor Goods category for its innovative approach and was recognized for its excellent "business to consumer" quality. The jury's statement sums up the concept nicely: "Plankpad is the first app-supported balance whole-body trainer. The minimalist design and ergonomic proportions enable dynamic planking and stand up balancing. The app synchronized with the board offers exciting games and professional workouts. It motivates users of almost any age. The highly efficient Plank exercises train all important muscle groups simultaneously. In combination with the smartphone, Plankpad becomes a sportification and gamification tool. Via TV streaming, Plankpad turns into a surfboard, for example, and becomes an experience for the whole family. Plankpad makes exercising fun, helps prevent back pain, and promotes edutainment and fitness training for kids. The Plankpad app will be successively expanded with games, workouts and learning content."

German Design Award Winner 2021
In the category Sports, Outdoor, Activities and Leisure, the Plankpad Studio Edition receives the German Design Award 2021 with its extraordinary product design. The simplicity, contemporary design and high effectiveness convinced the jury of the full-body trainer: "The simple, contemporary designed and highly effective product follows the trend towards digitalization in sports with a combination of app and multi-purpose board. This allows for a variety of exercises tailored specifically to the user's profile."

The combination of app and multipurpose board not only enables a variety of specially tailored exercises for the user, but it also follows the trend of digitalization in sports. And thus makes it one of the design products of the year.

Playfully to the six pack
Planking is one of the most effective exercises ever, but it's also one of the most boring. To make planking more interesting and fun for everyone, André Reinegger, founder of Plankpad, developed the interactive balance board. The Plankpad creates an exciting and comfortable combination of fun and sport to stay in shape while playing. It is versatile and fun for all ages, genders, beginners and professional athletes. The dynamic Plank workouts have also made it the focus of trainers, orthopedists and professional athletes. In addition to toned abs and increased stability, the exercises improve posture and can prevent back pain.

Very amusing are the various games, e.g. "Duck Shoot" or "Wave Rider", which train arms, shoulders, back, abdomen, buttocks and legs simultaneously and highly efficiently. By moving left and right to control the game, the body becomes the controller, thus working even more muscles. In just a few minutes a day you can build muscle, burn fat and improve overall posture.

About Plankpad
The Plankpad, developed by Aachen-based Hallo Products GmbH, is the first app-supported total body trainer that combines workout and games. The Plankpad creates an exciting and comfortable combination of fun and sport. It is versatile and entertaining for every age, gender, beginners and professionals. Thanks to the app it improves the training motivation and leads to faster results. The Plankpad has an aesthetic design and is made of high-quality maple wood in walnut look and a soft surface, with room for a smartphone or tray. Plankpad comes with its own app.

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Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark Hosts EPIC Independence Day Celebration

Add A Spark to Your 4th Of July with Our Epic Crew.

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX, UNITED STATES, June 28, 2021 / — Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark is partying the day away with a 4th of July celebration to remember! The Crew at North Texas’ largest indoor waterpark is hosting a day full of immersive activities, entertainment, and tasty treats just for YOU!

Ignite your Independence Day with our Epic Crew! Our waterpark will be decked out with red, white, and blue decorations this July 4th. We are going all out with some Epic surprises that will outshine all other celebrations! Get ready to enjoy a day of holiday family-fun you don’t want to miss.

Our Activities Crew has some EPIC acts and performances lined up throughout the day that are sure to amaze. Check out a live animal showing outside by our Epic Waves outdoor wave pool! Cool off in the waves and then join us pool side for the chance to pet some of our scaled and furry guests. The entertainment doesn’t stop there! We will have Hula dancers as well who will be showing off their Hawaiian dance moves right here on the mainland!

Show off your dance moves by our DJ tent! We will have a DJ spinning some amazing tunes that everyone will want to spend all day dancing to. Grab your sunglasses, soak up some rays and move and shake to the beat!

Looking for a bite to eat? Take the party inside as our very own Hungry Wave Café serves up some tasty chili cheese dogs right off the grill. Who needs a July 4th backyard BBQ when you can chow down on some delicious food and brew right under our giant retractable roof!

“This 4th of July celebration is going to be larger than ever before,” Epic Waters General Manager, Michael Hays said, “our Epic Crew is excited to add an extra spark to everyone’s Independence Day this year!”

Cancel your July 4th plans now and plan to visit Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark from 10am – 9pm this Independence Day! For information and to purchase tickets, visit today.

About Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark:

Can you say OPEN and TOASTY ALL YEAR!? Situated west of Highway 161 near the Dallas County – Tarrant County border, Epic Waters is a mega indoor attraction, with over 80,000 square feet of 85 DEGREE water park. As the largest indoor waterpark in Northern Texas, we’ve been described as a cruise ship on land!

Covered by an enormous retractable roof, we experience summer year-round, the water is ALWAYS heated and the environment is perfect for all ages. Amenities are resort-style and whether you want a cabana for a family day or a private room for a group event, Epic Waters is your year-round destination! With exclusive amenities including: a FlowRider surfing simulator, 4,000 square foot arcade, a cafe, full-service bar, children's water playground, cabanas, 12 waterslides, and the longest indoor action river in Texas, Epic Waters truly has it all. Located near family-friendly restaurants, and comfortable lodging you can make Epic Waters a destination experience!

Epic Waters is operated by American Resort Management, Inc., an award-winning hospitality management company. You can expect nationally recognized customer service, state of the art attractions, and a focus on your comfort. Since opening in January 2018 Epic Waters has been shattering glass ceilings (rhetorically, of course, their ceiling is in mint condition) within the industry. Epic Waters has provided service to people from all 50 states and 11 different countries! Receiving the “Leading Edge” and “Wave Review'' Awards in 2018 from none other than the World Waterpark Association! We continued in 2019 cinching “Best of Big D” from D Magazine, and “Best of Aquatics” from Aquatics International Magazine. We weren’t done yet, and have been named by Travel Channel as one of the “8 of the most incredible indoor water parks” and USA Today’s “10 Best Dallas Waterparks” In 2021, we are keeping the streak alive by hosting the National and World Flowboarding Championships.

Epic Waters is a headline destination in an area known as EpicCentral Grand Prairie, a 172-acre recreation and entertainment development owned by the City of Grand Prairie. Other destinations at EpicCentral includes: The Summit, an award-winning, country club-style recreation facility for active adults age 50+; GrandLawn Amphitheater, an open-air concert space that opened in August of 2018; The Epic, a 120,000 square-foot recreation facility that opened in November of 2018; and PlayGrand Adventures, a phased-development, ADA-accessible playground that opened in January of 2020. Wrapped around all of these walkable destinations are expansive green spaces, lakes, and a paved walking trail.

Keep up to date on all things Epic Waters! Follow our social media pages for Epic news, deals and updates. Visit our Facebook, Instagram here! For more information on this Epic event and to purchase tickets now, visit our website

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Rondeau's Kickboxing Success Stories

Christina Rondeau makes life changing impact with member Laina Borowski with kickboxing classes

Christina Rondeau (R) with Laina Borowski (L)

Pictured right is Laina’s before picture, to the left is Laina today

Rondeau’s Kickboxing – 1408 Atwood Ave. Johnston RI

Christina Rondeau makes another life changing impact with member Laina Borowski

JOHNSTON, RI, USA, June 28, 2021 / — Rondeau’s Kickboxing is much more than a fitness center, it is where woman and men find a healthy lifestyle and their mental health improves. Christina Rondeau and her team of coaches mentor each of their members, guiding them through their workouts & coaching each on meal plans. Rondeau’s Kickboxing quickly becomes that time of the day that the member can focus on themselves, their goals and are among others that have similar goals and objectives. Best of all it is judgment free and where members constantly encourage each other. Many members share their story, “their success story”, Here is Lainas’ Story!

“I’ve battled with my weight for most of my life. I have lost weight at various times only to gain it all back plus an extra 20 pounds or more each time. At age 42 I was well over 300 pounds! I was sad, depressed, lacked confidence, and questioned my self-worth. I suffered severely from social anxiety, and I was in a very dark place. I just knew it was time to do something! I reached out to a bariatric surgeon and after lots of appointments, testing, and therapy sessions, I underwent gastric bypass surgery in September of 2018. I lost approximately 110 pounds!

While I am a remote teleworker, I travelled twice per month to NC for my job. Walking through the airports, walking to and from the office, and an occasional workout at the hotel gym was basically what made up my exercise routine. I hated exercise, hated working out! I had every excuse in the book why I couldn’t work out!

Fast forward to March of 2020 when my company suspended travel due to the pandemic! My exercise routine became walking from the kitchen table, where my office was temporarily set up, to the refrigerator, thinking the food fairy would make a delivery of some amazing food and snacks! Most of those trips to the fridge were because I was thinking I was hungry when I was not! The weight started to creep back and fast! A tough love conversation with my primary care doctor during my annual physical in October of 2020 was exactly what I needed! I literally drove from his office directly to the RKB Atwood Ave facility, and joined! I started kickboxing and instantly fell in love with the workout, the trainers, the members, and the facility. The inspiration, judgement free zone, coaching, and training was unlike any other.

Everyone at RKB has their own story…the coaches and members are all so inspiring, supportive of one another, and utterly amazing people! I now understand how someone can love working out. It is not working out if you love what you are doing! There are no more excuses for me. Now, I am committed to fitting my workouts in because without them, I struggle to make it through the day! While the inches lost continue to be amazing, I have gained so, so much more…confidence, self-love, and my gym family to only name a few! Christina, her amazing team of coaches, her training style, and her facility have profoundly changed my life for the better! My only regret is not becoming a member sooner!”

Rondeau’s Kickboxing is located on 609 Killingly St. and 1408 Atwood Ave. Johnston, RI. You can check out the full schedule at Rondeau’s Kickboxing always have their doors open, welcoming new members and ready to change lives! You can contact them at or call 401-996-5425.

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"My name is Donna, but I’m definitely not a primadonna.“ – Donna Vekić


„Highs and lows, kicks and blows, falling down and getting up. That is what I’m made of. Overcoming it all and ending up stronger? That’s just me. These candles are just my way to deal with these aspects off the court. My moment of relaxation and simulation for what is about to come. Because tomorrow is a new day where there will be sweat and tears all over again. My name is Donna, but I’m definitely not a primadonna.“

DNNA is a new brand of interior fragrances intended for the global market. Combining the century-old tradition of Murano glass, fragrance creations from the home of perfumery in Grasse, France and beeswax from the Kopački Rit Nature Park, these concepts come together to form DNNA, a brand created by the professional tennis player Donna Vekić.

DNNA aims to develop and enrich interior locations with its products. As the first line, interior fragrances in particular have been selected. This is because home fragrances are a passion of Donna’s off the court.

Some say that you can sense the smell of victory or defeat. Donna can sense the smell of almost all of her memories, especially those that she has gathered during her numerous years of traveling around the world to play tennis.

DNNA and Donna pay the most attention to the quality of the fragrance. The products contain fragrance formulas designed at the famous perfume centre in Grasse France, and are designed by the perfumer Arnaud Fourré. DNNA interior fragrances consist of 5 scents, each of which contrast in character as well as perfectly complement each other. In the first DNNA collection the choices consist of Mango & Vanilla, Champagne & Strawberry, Amber & CBD, Wild mint & Mimosa and Bergaomt & Patchouli.

As mentioned, the DNNA products contain fragrance formulas designed in the famous perfume creation center in Grasse, France. Each fragrance is composed of contrasting and characterful notes which work perfectly together. Great importance is given to the product composition: the candles are made out of 100% natural beeswax made by the bees in the Kopački Rit nature park in Croatia, and they emit negative ions in order to purify, clean and improve the quality of the air. However, in addition to the smell, the design is also extremely important.

The innovative packaging in which the product is housed, designed by the world-award-winning agency Bruketa & Žinić & Gray, also testifies to the fact that this is a superbly designed product.
"I want the design of the fragrances to convey my message, reminding us of fragility, but also, to encourage people to never give up. Every effort requires relaxation, every injury needs healing, and every type of stress must be released — and that is exactly what my products are created for ”- said Donna Vekić.
You can find the DNNA collection at premium sale outlets and the first collaboration with a luxury five-star hotel have already been made. The products are also available on the website shop where you can also find more information about the specifics of each fragrance and find a special corner dedicated to DNNA FOR BEES.
DNNA donates part of the profit from the sale of each candle to the survival of the bee community in the Kopački Rit Nature Park. To see more about how the untouched part of nature from the heart of Slavonia and Baranja in Croatia looks and where the basic raw material for the scented candles comes from, see this short inspiring video: (2 min, )

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Photos: Šime Eškinja
Video: Alen Vecanin

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Source: EIN Presswire