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Introducing Motive™: FDA-Cleared Knee Pain Relief Therapy

Motive Health’s new e-commerce platform will connect consumers directly with a clinically proven, lasting knee pain relief solution trusted by physicians, therapists, and thousands of patients.



SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. /PRNewswire/ — Motive Health, Inc., a medical technology company newly entering the direct-to-consumer health and wellness market with a focus on pain management, today announced the official launch of Motive™ Knee, the only FDA-cleared muscle stimulation device for knee pain now available without a prescription. The device, clinically proven to relieve knee pain and enhance mobility by strengthening the quadriceps muscles, is transforming non-invasive knee pain management by bringing Motive Health’s leading-edge technology directly to consumers.

Motive Knee

Previously requiring a prescription, Motive Knee is now available exclusively on Motive Health’s website, with prices starting at $399 for a complete therapy system. This major milestone introduces Motive Health’s revolutionary solution to a broader audience of people who can benefit from its innovative, physician-recommended therapy.

Knee pain impacts people from all walks of life – from those moving through routine daily activities to recreational pickleball players and even professional athletes. In fact, one in four adults in the U.S. suffers from knee pain. While a variety of lifestyle factors can play a role, quadriceps muscle weakness is one of the leading contributors to knee pain, and Motive Knee is the only device that is clinically proven and FDA-cleared to treat knee pain by strengthening the quadriceps muscles using neuromuscular stimulation technology.

Motive Knee treats knee pain with a precise electrical pulse to stimulate muscle movement, thus strengthening the quadriceps to alleviate knee joint pressure. Unlike other devices that may temporarily reduce knee pain while in use, Motive Knee’s unique muscle therapy goes beyond masking the pain by offering long-lasting joint health and improved mobility with results that continue over time. Consumers control the therapy in the comfort of their own home, with a recommended use of 30 minutes per day. The device pairs with the intuitive MyMotive App, enabling users to personalize therapy levels, monitor progress and achieve mobility goals.

“Anyone who has experienced knee pain knows that it can feel like an endless cycle. Knee pain causes people to limit exercise and reduce movement, which leads to weaker quadriceps muscles and less support around the knee joint. Healthy quadriceps muscles are key in maintaining function and managing knee pain. Now, with Motive Knee, people will be able to take control of their recovery and get back to living full, active lives by breaking this cycle of pain,” explains Dr. Struan Coleman, MD, Ph.D. Sports Medicine Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and Motive Health Co-Founder. “After years of clinical research and thousands of success stories from patients who’d previously been prescribed Motive therapy, I’m thrilled that millions of people will now have access to this life-changing knee pain relief technology.”

“The direct-to-consumer launch of Motive Health is an exciting time not only for the company but for consumers who can now have access to lasting knee pain relief from home,” added Rob Morocco, President and CEO of Motive Health. “Our technology is a game changer for anyone trying to get back to an active lifestyle that is limited by debilitating knee pain. We are delighted to make Motive Knee accessible to those in need through our new e-commerce platform.”

Each Motive Knee device comes with reusable Therapy Pads, Knee Wrap, Conductive Gel and Charging Cable. Additional Therapy Pads and other accessories are available for purchase on the Motive website.

To learn more about Motive Health or shop the Motive Knee device, please visit www.mymotive.com.


About Motive Health, Inc.
Motive Health, previously known as CyMedica Orthopedics, is a consumer health and wellness company delivering at-home, non-invasive therapy for lasting joint pain relief. The company’s groundbreaking technology includes the first FDA-cleared knee pain management therapy delivering comfortable, app-controlled muscle stimulation to reduce pain by improving muscle strength while keeping individuals motivated in their journey to knee pain relief. Clinically proven to reduce knee pain associated with arthritis and improve function, Motive Health offers a non-invasive, non-opioid pain management solution.

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Introducing the vívoactive 5 GPS smartwatch from Garmin

On-wrist fitness coaching, personalized health insights, detailed sleep stats and more are packed into the newest smartwatch with a stunning AMOLED display—all at an affordable price



OLATHE, Kan. /PRNewswire/ — Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) today announced vívoactive® 5, its latest health and fitness smartwatch with a bright AMOLED touchscreen display that is designed to be an essential part of everyday life at an affordable price. Featuring a broad range of health monitoring features, vívoactive 5 can help users learn about their body, coach them on how to live an active lifestyle and support their fitness goals. With up to 11 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, users don’t have to worry about charging their watch every night and can therefore receive valuable around-the-clock health metrics like stress, Body Battery and sleep with personalized sleep coaching and nap detection.

The vívoactive 5 is Garmin’s latest health and fitness smartwatch with a bright AMOLED touchscreen display that is designed to be an essential part of everyday life at an affordable price.

Check out how vívoactive 5 can help track of your health and fitness goals here.

“Made for your active lifestyle, vívoactive 5 packs premium features into a stylish, affordable smartwatch. From a busy day on the go to a relaxing evening at home, on-wrist fitness coaching, personalized health insights, detailed sleep stats and more on vívoactive 5 make it an essential tool to help you gain a better understanding of how to meet your overall health and wellness goals.” – Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales

What’s new to vívoactive 5

  • A vibrant AMOLED display makes it easier to read health and fitness data, smart notifications and more.
  • Greater battery life – up to 11 days in smartwatch mode – means users can spend more time doing what they love and less time charging.
  • Like a sleep coach on the wrist, receive a sleep score and personalized coaching for how much sleep is recommended and keep track of different sleep stages, naps and other key metrics such as Pulse Ox1 and heart rate variability (HRV) status.
  • Start the day off right with a morning report that provides an overview of last night’s sleep plus recovery, HRV status and weather data (when paired with a compatible smartphone)2.
  • Automatically track or log naps to see how they may benefit the body and the target time and duration they should be.
  • Monitor Body Battery energy levels throughout the day to find the best times for activity and rest. And get even more details and personal insights on how sleep, naps, daily activities and high stress specifically impact energy levels3.
  • Wheelchair mode lets users track daily pushes and receive weight shift alerts plus wheelchair-specific sports apps and workouts. In creating these new features, the algorithms of some existing features were modified to enhance the meaningfulness of key insights for wheelchair users.
  • Better understand how each workout benefits the body and how much time is needed to recover to take on any fitness challenge.
  • Follow guided meditation practices to help reduce stress, anxiety and more.
  • Choose between two font sizes to view smart notifications4, workout data and more with greater ease.

Find your passion

With more than 30 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps, users can stay active no matter their passion—from walking and running to rowing, pickleball, activities for wheelchair users and more. vívoactive 5 even lets users create their own step-by-step workouts from more than 1,600 exercises in the Garmin Connect app and send them directly to the watch. For those looking to train for a 5K or something a bit longer, free Garmin Coach adaptive training plans can help users prepare. In addition to keeping tabs on daily steps and calories burned, vívoactive 5 can track moderate and vigorous intensity minutes, VO2 max and more.

Keep going strong

Full of health and wellness features, vívoactive 5 can help keep users going strong all day, every day. And with up to 11 days of battery life, users don’t have to worry about charging their watch every night, meaning they can have access to important health metrics 24/7. Day or night, vívoactive 5 tracks heart rate3, respiration, Pulse Ox, stress and more. While sleeping, it can monitor heart rate variability to help provide users with a deeper understanding of their overall health. What’s more, women can track their menstrual cycle and pregnancy and receive exercise and nutrition guidance.

Stay connected


Whether coming or going, stay connected with vívoactive 5 by receiving text messages, emails and alerts right from the wrist when paired with a compatible smartphone. Those with a compatible Android smartphone can also respond to texts using the on-watch keyboard and view photos directly from the watch screen. Safety and tracking features help provide peace of mind by sending a message with the user’s live location (when available) to chosen emergency contacts if they feel unsafe or if an incident is detected5. While out and about, breeze through certain checkout lines or transit systems with Garmin Pay contactless payments6 and download songs and playlists from Spotify®, Amazon Music and Deezer (subscription required) for phone-free listening. What’s more, users can see their health and fitness information in the Garmin Connect app and download apps, watch faces and more from the Connect IQ™ Store right on the watch, or find more options in the smartphone app.

Featuring a lightweight, aluminum bezel and silicone band, vívoactive 5 is available in multiple colorways, including black/slate, ivory/cream gold, navy/metallic navy and orchid/metallic orchid. Available now, vívoactive 5 has a suggested retail price of $299.99.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized the wellness industry. Committed to developing wearables and health measurement tools that help people of all activity levels lead healthier lives, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. Visit the Garmin Newsroomemail our media team, connect with @garminfitness on social, or follow our blog.

1This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox is not available in all countries.
2See Garmin.com/ble.
3 Activity tracking accuracy.
4When paired with a compatible smartphone
5When paired with a compatible smartphone; see Garmin.com/ble. For safety and tracking features requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety
6 View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information

About Garmin International, Inc. Garmin International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin and vívoactive are registered trademarks and Body Battery, Garmin Connect, Garmin Pay and Connect IQ are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Amazon Music and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. SPOTIFY and the Spotify logo are among the registered trademarks of Spotify AB.

Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0001-411180). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Launches New Division, ISSA Yoga & Wellness Academy

and Debuts Yoga 200 Online Teacher Training Program



SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. /PRNewswire/ — ISSA International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), the global leader in online fitness and wellness certifications for over 30 years, is excited to announce the establishment of a new division, ISSA Yoga & Wellness AcademyAlongside this launch, the Academy is introducing Yoga 200, a 200-hour, Yoga Alliance-approved online yoga teacher training course.

ISSA Yoga & Wellness Academy

“At ISSA, we aim to provide individuals aspiring to teach yoga with a top-quality, comprehensive, affordable, and flexible option that offers the esteemed Yoga Alliance accreditation,” says ISSA CEO Andrew Wyant. “Through the establishment of ISSA Yoga & Wellness Academy, we have developed a 200-hour online course led by renowned yoga experts to help people achieve their goal of becoming certified yoga instructors,” Wyant continued.

Yoga 200 is the premier Yoga Alliance-approved 200-hour online yoga teacher training course, designed with flexible scheduling options. This stress-free approach allows participants to gain extensive knowledge in yoga at their own pace, providing them with the confidence to lead yoga classes upon completion.

“As more individuals incorporate yoga into their lives as their primary or complementary form of exercise, or even as a side hustle, we wanted to offer a course with unparalleled education,” says Erika Weiss, General Manager of ISSA Yoga & Wellness Academy. “Our program allows participants to deepen their yoga practice, share their love for yoga with others, and make a meaningful impact in the world on a self-paced schedule,” Weiss continued.

By enrolling in the Yoga 200 course, individuals can establish a strong foundation to pursue a professional career in yoga. The program encourages a deeper connection with oneself, providing participants with the necessary tools to create transformative yoga experiences for their future students.

Thoughtfully divided into ten modules, Yoga 200 covers Teaching & Cueing Principles for Hatha and Vinyasa-style classes, Sequencing, Anatomy & Physiology, Meditation & Pranayama, Yoga History & Philosophy, Ethics, Professional Development, and Yoga Asanas, plus it provides graduates with a Signature 37-pose foundational Yoga Class so that they can begin teaching immediately.

Participants can also interact with Yoga 200’s renowned yoga instructors, Alex Artymiak, E-RYT-200, Angel DeSantis, RYT-500, E-RYT-500Buddy Macuha, E-RYT-500Andrew Sealy, RYT-200, and Vasu Dudakia, Ayurvedic Practitioner, via live weekly Virtual Study Studio sessions allowing for in-depth instruction and feedback. These sessions are recorded and available for on-demand access.

For more information and to register, visit https://yoga.issaonline.com.


About the International Sports Sciences Association:
The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is the global leader in online fitness and wellness certifications. For over 30 years, ISSA has been committed to delivering comprehensive, cognitive, and practical education that’s grounded in industry research. Rooted in Certified Personal Training certifications, ISSA offers over 50 fitness and wellness certifications and specializations, including a Yoga Alliance-recognized Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training Course, Certified Personal Training en Español, Health Coaching, Nutrition, and more. ISSA has educated nearly half a million trainers across 176 countries while driving toward their vision to connect 100 million people to the power of healthy living by 2030.

SOURCE ISSA Yoga & Wellness Academy

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Fashionable And Affordable: Monica Sneaker Unveils An Exquisite Collection Of Cheap Sneakers

Monica Sneaker, a leading sneaker manufacturer, provides an exquisite collection of customized and affordable sneakers to enthusiasts worldwide.



LOS ANGELES, CA /24-7PressRelease/ — Monica Sneaker, the leading manufacturer of fashionable and affordable sneakers in China, is proud to announce its commitment to providing the highest quality products and dedicated professional services to customers worldwide.

With a focus on cutting-edge technology, Monica Sneaker stands out in the industry with its long history of shoemaking, sophisticated craftsmanship, advanced equipment, standardized production processes, and customized equipment. These features enable Monica Sneaker to cooperate with well-known sneaker brands and source products directly from their factories.

One of the leading sellers offering the best quality sneakers at factory-direct prices, Monica Sneaker specializes in developing, manufacturing, and selling a variety of rep sneakers brands to sneaker enthusiasts. With a passion for innovation, Monica Sneaker strives to exceed customer expectations with high-quality products, low prices, fast delivery, dedicated professional services, and good packaging.

Headquartered in Fujian-China, Monica Sneaker’s team consists of people from more than 20 countries. The company is a relatively large and diverse organization with over 300 employees. The professional customer service team at Monica Sneaker engages in a dedicated real-time chat service for answering all customer inquiries immediately. The company has an advanced global supply chain and exports its products to America, Europe, Africa, and many more countries, where it has garnered acclaim at every level.

Monica Sneaker aims to empower enthusiasts with the highest quality products and services. The company excels as the leading provider of cheap sneakers worldwide due to its comprehensive customer services, such as quality inspection, customs declaration services, delivery services, and more. In the near future, the company aspires to build its own factory, brand, and batches of sneakers.

Monica Sneaker values the relationship with every customer. The brand continues to add new products and continually gives comprehensive to all employees based on the latest trends and products. Every employee at Monica Sneaker undergoes vigorous training to ensure the company occupies a top place in the rep sports shoes market. The company’s biggest objective is to make quality sneakers accessible to aspiring sneaker enthusiasts worldwide.

“We are dedicated to expanding our operations tenfold by building strong business networks and a massive global presence,” says the Founder of Monica Sneaker. “Each product we deliver is fully customized to deliver the most authentic and genuine product and service to our customers. We provide a safe working environment and vigorous training to our employees along with cutting-edge technology solutions to boost performance.”


Monica Sneaker is committed to excellence in fashionable and affordable sneakers with striking designs. This makes Monica Sneaker a leading custom sneaker shopping destination amongst sneaker enthusiasts all over the world. From the latest rep models of premium sneakers to prohibited colors and design features, the platform makes shopping for a bestselling range of rep sneakers accessible for both basketball and sneakerheads alike.

Source: Monica Sneakers

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