Posts Tagged ‘Middle East

Troops work up sweat with Jillian Michaels, Marco Borges

- June 9th, 2011
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Borges puts U.S. soldiers through their paces during Middle East fitness tour.

Here’s the latest on fitness gurus Jillian Michaels and Marco Borges and their first-ever USO Fitness Tour in the Middle East. Keep in mind that dates and locations have been omitted for security reasons …

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Michaels chats with injured soldier ...

ARLINGTON, VA. (June 9, 2011) — Health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels recently teamed up with world-renowned exercise physiologist Marco Borges on the first-ever celebrity fitness-focused USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to Middle East. Designed to aid troops with their strength training goals and boost morale, the duo is joined by actress and media personality Celines Toribio.

Details:

• Thus far, the trio have visited and lifted the spirits of more than 760 service men and women stationed overseas.

• During the tour, Michaels and Borges are leading a series of 60-minute boot camp style workout sessions with troops. During each session, the duo shares tips on techniques and insights on weight loss, strength training and nutrition. They area also advising service men and women on their fitness goals. When not breaking a sweat, the group is busy touring posts, signing autographs and extending their heartfelt gratitude to troops.

• This tour, which kicked off just before summer, marks the USO’s first-ever celebrity fitness-focused entertainment tour. It is also the first USO tour for the trio.

• As a leading health and wellness expert, motivator and role model, Michaels is considered one of the most inspiring people on television today. Equipped with more than 19 years of training experience, she is also a New York Times best selling author of five books and the face/muscle behind countless exercise DVDs and three Nintendo Wii video games. As if that wasn’t enough, Michaels also has two iPhone apps and a line of K-Swiss footwear and sportswear. This fall, Michaels joins the cast of the Emmy-award winning television series The Doctors and will be a special contributor to the Dr. Phil show.

• Training some of today’s biggest stars in entertainment, Borges has been teaching individuals to transform their lives and bodies through his innovative exercise and nutrition programs for the last 20 years. One of the most sought after fitness experts in the country, Borges is also a best-selling author, having recently published “Power Moves: The Four Motions to Transform Your Body for Life.”

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... and barks orders.

• Named one of People En Español’s 50 Most Beautiful, Toribio enjoyed a long and reputable career in media at television networks like Univision and ESPN Deportés, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting. She has since gone on to appear in “America” produced by Edward James Olmos, “Bandoleros” starring Vin Diesel“ and “Tropico de Sangre” opposite Michelle Rodriguez.

Quotes:

Attributed to Jillian Michaels:
“It’s no secret that helping people improve the quality of their lives through nutrition and fitness are important to me.  Equally as important is giving back and doing my part in thanking our men and women in uniform. Touring with the USO in the Middle East and combining my love of health and wellness is more than I could have ever hoped for. This trip has been amazing and I am humbled by our Armed Forces.”

Attributed to Marcos Borges:
“I believe it’s important to remember that we all owe the freedoms we enjoy daily to the brave men and women that serve our great country! So, when I learned about the opportunity to visit with our nation’s heroes stationed in the Middle East, I immediately thought it would be an incredible way to show my appreciation the way I know best…through movement! God Bless our Troops and God Bless America!!!”

Attributed to Celines Toribio:
“Living in the United States for the past 20 years I strive to never take anything for granted – not my life and, certainly, not my freedom. I am honored to volunteer with the USO and visit our nation’s troops. It gives me pride as a Latina to journey to the Middle East and have the opportunity to personally thank the diverse men and women who heroically serve our country.”

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About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.

The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. In addition to individual donors and other corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners: American Airlines, AT&T Inc., BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission and to learn more about the USO, please visit www.uso.org.

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Jillian Michaels, Marco Borges to lead troop workouts in Middle East

- June 2nd, 2011

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Fitness gurus Jillian Michaels and Marco Borges are preparing for the first-ever USO Fitness Tour in the Middle East.

The duo is slated to lead boot camp-style workout sessions with the troops.

Michaels, of Biggest Loser fame, and Borges, trainer to stars such as Beyonce, will be joined by actress Celines Toribio

WHAT: USO tour featuring Jillian Michaels, Marco Borges and Celines Toribio

WHEN: Spring 2011

WHERE: The Middle East 
(Note: Due to security reasons, the countries and tour dates cannot be released at this time.)

WHY: The USO to deploy health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels and 20-year fitness veteran Marco Borges to the Middle East on first-ever celebrity fitness-focused USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour. Renowned trainers to be joined on week-long visit by celebrated actress/media personality Celines Toribio. During the tour, Michaels and Borges will lead a series of 60-minute boot camp style workout sessions with troops, share wellness tips and philosophies on weight loss, strength training and nutrition, as well as aid service members with fitness goals. The duo, along with Toribio, will also sign autographs, pose for photos and shake hands with hundreds of service men and women.
Striving to provide life-changing experiences for those in uniform, the USO regularly looks for ways to diversify its entertainment tours and events. The first-ever celebrity fitness-focused entertainment tour within the USO’s 70-year history, this tour was designed to boost spirits and provide service men and women with a one-of-a-kind fitness experience.

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