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Group of female prisoners and their babies taking part in a physical activity programme – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Physical activity programme for pregnant Argentinian prisoners Buenos Aires, Argentina

Since September 2012, EMBARAZO ACTIVO has been providing a physical activity programme  for groups of female inmates at Prison Unit Number 31 in Buenos Aires,  Argentina. The programme has been developed specifically for pregnant women and those prisoners caring for babies under eight months old. The programme is delivered free of charge.

Mariela Villar, CEO of EMBARAZO ACTIVO initially developed and delivered the programme. In 2013 she trained prison staff who now operate the programme, with Mariela providing supervision and advice every fifteen days.


David Smyth in cricket whites and holding his cricket bat

Remembering David Smyth, a Virgin Active Personal Trainer Derby, United Kingdom

David Smyth, a Virgin Active Personal Trainer and gifted cricketer died on 14thJune 2013 of testicular cancer, aged just 28. Since his very sudden death, family, friends and work colleagues have been raising awareness of testicular cancer. They have also been raising money to support cancer research and donating funds to the intensive care unit at Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham, where David was treated. This page honours David’s memory.


Scott Dennis sitting with his two children

Scott Dennis 44 Fund United States

The Scott Dennis 44 Fund is a foundation that honors the memory of Scott Dennis who after a college football career and time as a strength coach, represented leading commercial fitness equipment brands including Precor, Cybex and StairMaster. An inaugural event held on June 7th 2013 raised $140,000 for suicide prevention and counseling.


Two women wearing Livestrong t-shirts exercising on treadmill

‘Precor Cares’ Program – in partnership with the YMCA United States and Canada

Established in 2010 to collaborate with YMCAs across the United States and Canada in supporting healthy living initiatives. Precor Cares supports programs to improve the health and well-being of children, families and adults. Grants from the Precor Cares program will be available for YMCAs to support their Healthy Living Initiatives. Approximately 150 grants totaling up to $500,000 are awarded annually. The video shows how Precor is helping the YMCA to deliver the LIVESTRONG program for cancer survivors.