The RIBBE Visits Warwick’s XLR Batting Cages And Training Facility

In the Pilgrim High School section of Warwick, there is a new baseball and softball indoor training facility that has recently opened for business. Owners Amy and Leo invited me to XLR Batting Cages and Training Facility this week to … Continue reading The RIBBE Visits Warwick’s XLR Batting Cages And Training Facility

How Your Business Can Get 10,000 Views A Day

Just imagine for a second you are working in a local business here in Rhode Island.  Your job is to get the word out, advertise your business, build up a client base, establish a brand and an identity so your local business can thrive here in Rhode Island.  Now imagine going into your boss’s office and stating “I found a way to get our business 10,000 views a day.”  The solution – a professionally designed sports sponsorship banner. For years, sport banners have served as an effective marketing and advertising method for small to large businesses here in Rhode Island.  … Continue reading How Your Business Can Get 10,000 Views A Day

The BodyCraft SpaceWalker – A Creative Approach to Fitness

When people ask me “What is the most popular piece of fitness equipment?” I answer, without a doubt, a treadmill.  Walking is the most natural form of exercise.  We do it everyday – at school, from job to job, in the city or in the suburbs.  So, for a novice exerciser or someone that has been sedentary for awhile, walking on a treadmill is a great exercise option.  Treadmills are used for conditioning the heart and lungs and to help strengthen the legs and core muscles of the body.  There are a ton of great manufacturers with a wide range of … Continue reading The BodyCraft SpaceWalker – A Creative Approach to Fitness

The Paramount MP 2.0 Multi Gym – Compact, Durable, Effective Machine

If you are in the market this spring for a compact, effective machine for strength training, look no further than the Paramount Fitness Multi Gym 2.0.  Multi gym means more than one exercise or station in a single machine.  Multi gyms are ideal for exercisers with limited space – a home gym basement, an apartment complex, a corporate fitness center.  Having many exercises in one small footprint allows the user to get a great workout without sacrificing valuable space in their home or office.  And the Paramount Fitness Multi Gym 2.0 is one of the best in the industry. The … Continue reading The Paramount MP 2.0 Multi Gym – Compact, Durable, Effective Machine

The North Kingstown Blog Endorses the Shark Rotator True Pet Vacuum

Here at the North Kingstown Blog, we hesitate to put our name on any product unless we truly stand behind it.  We have interviewed hundreds of local and RI businesses who offer a wide range of products and services.  From health and beauty products to fitness equipment to hair and makeup, The North Kingstown Blog is committed to promoting quality products and services that will make your day a positive one. Vacuum cleaners have evolved like most household appliances over the years.  I cut my teeth as a youth with your standard Electrolux, a little powerhouse on wheels that had … Continue reading The North Kingstown Blog Endorses the Shark Rotator True Pet Vacuum

NK High School Senior Sara Barker’s Rally for the Jimmy Fund

Since 1948, The Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars in support of the Dana Farber Institute in Boston.  Hundreds of local and national organizations, golf tournaments, road races, and local bake sales have helped raise money for this worthy charity.  It is the official charity of the Boston Red Sox.  According to the official website of the Jimmy Fund, http://www.jimmyfund.org, “The Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.” The boy (Einar Gustafson) known to all as … Continue reading NK High School Senior Sara Barker’s Rally for the Jimmy Fund

Fashion Show For A Cause To Be Held At North Kingstown High School

In my continuing series of articles on North Kingstown High School senior projects, I can’t help but think of the totality of these projects.  Yes, the project is school work and the senior is learning organizational skills, business and marketing practices, and communication skills.  But there are many more layers to the long term benefits which these seniors will take with them throughout their lives, whether they enlist in the military, go to college, or jump right into the workforce.  Understanding a cause, embracing it, involving the community to help spread the message, and of course donating time and money … Continue reading Fashion Show For A Cause To Be Held At North Kingstown High School

2nd NK Teen Open Mic Night To Benefit Pennies For Patients Charity

Back in early November, a number of teens, parents, and musicians gathered at the Cold Spring Community Center.  The theme of the night was to promote the talented youth musicians located right here in North Kingstown and to raise money for a great local charity – The North Kingstown Special Olympics.  Teens sang, played guitar, laughed, and cheered for one and other in the 2 hour event hosted by the North Kingstown Marketing Company.  After a very successful and fun night, the total donation amount came to $205.50, which was then presented to the North Kingstown Special Olympics.  It was … Continue reading 2nd NK Teen Open Mic Night To Benefit Pennies For Patients Charity

The Water Journey at The Bodhi Spa – Sanitas Per Aquam, Health Through Water

Rachel and I recently visited a fantastic spa in Newport called The Bodhi Spa.  It was also recommended by local health and fitness expert Doug Perron, who is physical therapy assistant and is very in tune with proven therapy methods.  The Bodhi Spa is located on the lower section of Thames St. in Newport, past the boutiques, bars, and restaurants that I am accustomed to seeing when I visit Newport.  This unique spa (according to their brochure is the one and only of its kind in New England) offers a number of relaxing and invigorating spa and therapy treatments.  Rachel … Continue reading The Water Journey at The Bodhi Spa – Sanitas Per Aquam, Health Through Water

North Kingstown’s Focal Upright Furniture – A Step In the Right Direction of Productivity

There is an innovative business in North Kingstown that has a viable solution to how you and your fellow employees can be more productive and healthier, and it starts with the way you are sitting at the office.  The name of the business is Focal Upright Furniture.  I was introduced to this local furniture company by Doug Perron, a Barrington based physical therapist assistant and certified personal trainer who has worked with professional golfers as well as other high school and professional athletes and has owned and managed Barrington Fitness Studio for close to 12 years.  When Doug is passionate about a … Continue reading North Kingstown’s Focal Upright Furniture – A Step In the Right Direction of Productivity