Promoting & Advocating for Business and Community Development Since 1845
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Lunch and a Big Shot of Life with “The Exercise Doctor”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2016
CONTACT: M.J. Naschke (409) 762-3930

Lunch and a Big Shot of Life with “The Exercise Doctor”

GALVESTON, TX – The Health and Wellness Committee of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Fitness Expo, Lunch and A Big Shot of Life with Bobby Whisnand, “The Exercise Doctor”, Thursday, July 7, 11:00 am – 1 pm, at the San Luis Hotel Ballroom.

Bobby Whisnand, author, Personal Trainer, exercise therapy specialist, and sports nutritionist, is the keynote speaker at the inaugural Health & Wellness Committee luncheon.

What is it that the American Heart Association, Southwest Airlines, Texas Instruments, Frito Lay and Texas Health’s National Convention have in common? They have all invited fitness expert Bobby Whisnand to speak to their companies about the importance of exercise and fitness to the overall health of their perspective companies. His presentation correlating personal fitness and the inner workings of a company in terms of gaining and developing mobility, is one of the reasons he is such a popular speaker in the corporate world.

Having given over 500 presentations to hospitals, physician groups, national organizations and conferences, he is a popular, charismatic speaker whose message motivates his audiences to invest in their health. Bobby puts the heart at the center each of his keynote presentations. With topics like, “Live Your Life in Dog Years” and “Honor The Commitment”, he teaches everyone how to stay young¸ manage stress, and to take care of the longest, most important relationship any of us will ever have; the relationship with our hearts.

Lunch and a Big Shot of Life with "The Exercise Doctor"Internationally certified as a Specialist in Exercise Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Sports Nutrition, and a Cooper Clinic Certified personal trainer for more than 21 years, Whisnand is endorsed by the American Heart Association, Dallas Division, and over 100 surgeons and physical therapists who currently prescribe his It’s All Heart fitness program to their patients.

Bobby Whisnand has completed more than 6,000 individual evaluations for bariatric pre and post operations, fitness evaluations for Arthroscopic Surgery and Medicine, Sports Medicine, Physical Rehabilitation and Fitness Design, Functional Movement of the Athlete, and Health and Rehabilitation.

As a personal trainer, he has developed and monitored fitness programs for individuals, athletes, groups, corporations, special needs children, and has developed off season programs for high school and college athletes.

Founder and owner of the It’s All Heart program, he speaks on behalf of the American Heart Association, Dallas Division, and coached Special Olympics for 7 years.

Bobby Whisnand is the author of the motivational self help books “It’s All Heart”, “A Body to Die Far: The Painful Truth About Exercise”, and “12 Rounds: A Day to Day Guide to a Better Life” and is followed on Face book, Twitter, YouTube, and www.bobbywhisnand.com. Books will be available at the Fitness Expo for purchase and book signing.

The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce has been promoting and advocating for business and community development since 1845. The first Chamber established in the State of Texas, the Galveston Chamber represents more than 850 businesses in the region and welcomes new members. To join contact, gspagnola@galvestonchamber.com (409) 763-5326 or go to www.galvestonchamber.com.

The Fitness Expo opens at 11 am, luncheon and presentation 11:30 am – 1 pm, Thursday, July 7, San Luis Ballroom. Tickets include lunch, presentation and Fitness Expo ; $40 Chamber Members, $50 Future Chamber Members, Sponsor Table for 8, $500. www.galvestonchamber.com, Christy Benson (409) 763-5326.

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Advocacy. The Business Advocacy Committee shall be charged with the primary responsibility to promote a positive and pro-active business environment in the Galveston area through the following activities:

  1. Developing and supporting local governmental action which promotes a strong business climate and job growth opportunities.
  2. Opposing local governmental action which inhibits a strong business climate and diminishes job growth opportunities.
  3. Establishing productive relationships between business interests and public officials.
  4. Providing forums to inform public officials and candidates for public office on issues impacting the business community.
  5. Providing forums to educate the membership on issues impacting the business community.
  6. Communicating official Chamber positions to the appropriate public officials prior to their action on the issue.
  7. Identifying and supporting individuals to serve on public Commissions and Boards.
  8. Endeavoring to hold public officials accountable for their actions and the resulting impact on the business community. This may be accomplished by the circulation of public official voting records to the Chamber membership on any issue on which the Chamber has communicated an official position.

Advocacy Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, in conjunction with Legislative Affairs, 8:00 am, in the Chamber Board Room.

Comite de Negocios (Spanish Businesses Committee). This committee's mission is to advocate and act as a liaison for the hispanic owned business community within the region.

The Comite de Negocios meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 8:00 am, in the Chamber Board Room.

C-Crewe. The C-Crewe’s objective is to engage professionals under forty in the Galveston business community, as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

C-Crewe meets the 2nd Friday of every month, 10:00 am, at various locations.

Doolin Maritime Career Pathways. As a committee of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, the Doolin Maritime Pathways Crew is a coalition of educators, organizations, and businesses that promote local workforce development for the maritime industry.

The Doolin Maritime Career Pathways Committee meets the 3rd Friday of every month, 7:30 am, in the Chamber Board Room.

Education. The mission of this committee is to enhance the quality, accessibility, choice, and usefulness of education for all students, and to support the economic, social, and political viability of Galveston Island.

Education Committee meets the 1st Friday of every month, 7:30am, various locations.

Executive Committee. This committee meets the 2nd Friday of every month, 8:00 am, Chamber offices.

Golf Tournament. The Golf Tournament is a fundraiser for the Chamber.

This committee meets monthly beginning in May, with the exact scheduled to be determined at that time.

Legislative Affairs. The mission for this committee is to advocate through the Legislature for member businesses, providing a voice to not only the State, but at a National level as well.

This committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 8:00 am, in the Chamber Board Room.

Lemonade Day. Lemonade Day Galveston County, which is an initiative of the Galveston Regional Chamber’s Education Committee, empowers today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. Youth of all ages – from pre-K through high school, across Galveston County can register.

Lemonade Day Committee meets the 1st Friday of every month, 10:00 am, Chamber Board Room.

Membership Development. This committee is tasked with growing and retaining the membership base, through continual review of membership levels and benefits, and listening to the members, their requests, and requirements.

This committee meets the 1st Thursday of every month, 2:00 pm, Chamber offices.

Pelican Island and Galveston Channel Advocacy. This committees mission is promoting and advocating for existing and future land owners and businesses on Pelican Island and the Port of Galveston and its tenants.

This committee meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 11:30 am, at various member locations.

Women’s Conference. The mission of this committee is to give women in the region an opportunity to come together, share and learn from each other.

Women’s Conference Committee meets the 1st Thursday of every month, 3:00 pm in the Chamber Board Room.

Work Force Development. The mission of this committee is to identify skill sets that match employment opportunities in the Galveston Region.

Work Force Development Committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 9:00 am in the Chamber Board Room.

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