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Viviscal Extra Strength Hair Loss Supplements are Famous!

ActiveForever-logo It’s official! Viviscal Extra Strength Hair Loss Vitamins are famous.

The popular, effective and affordable hair thickening supplements were very prominently featured in the July 1, 2013 issue of Star Magazine in an editorial titled, “The Scoop.”

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The secret’s out! Viviscal Extra Strength Hair Loss Supplements are a hit! $37.49

The piece, which focuses on beauty supplements, recommends Viviscal Extra Strength to boost hair growth and thickness. The Viviscal supplements are proven to be a great way to maintain beautiful, luscious locks as well.

Try them and see what all the celebs are raving about!

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Are You Prepared for the Next Doce?

ActiveForever-logoIt’s an ancient old adage but it’s true. It’s much better to be safe than sorry. As evidenced by the ongoing, 7,000 acre plus ‘Doce’ wildfire in Northern Arizona, it’s impossible to predict when, where and how, disaster will strike. How will you respond?

Add the unpredictability of an aging national infrastructure and it becomes clear that it’s perfectly reasonable to want to take extra precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Here at ActiveForever we recognize this so we carry the very affordable and very well equipped, 25 Person Bulk Sturdy Metal First Aid Cabinet.

These deluxe, all-encompassing first aid kits carry the maximum amount of supplies appropriate to provide comfort and care for 10, 50, 75 and 100 injured, ill or endangered people. They are wall-mountable and easily transported. They are excellent for workplace health and safety and can be customized with your company logo!

Radnor Bulk First Aid Cabinet

The 25 person Bulk First Aid Cabinets are a great way to ensure health and safety in any circumstance. $32.11

Prescott Horses Need Your Help

ActiveForever-logoFor those of you who may not know, a vicious wildfire has burned through more than 7,000 acres near Prescott over the past few days according to the Prescott National Forest. The ‘Doce’ Fire has led to the evacuation of about 200 homes northwest of Prescott near the Granite Mountain Wilderness area.

Hundreds of evacuees have left their horses at the “Prescott Frontier Days” fairgrounds until they are able to return to their homes, which won’t be any time soon. The horses are currently without basic provisions and are in serious need of water receptacles, hay and alfalfa.

ActiveForever’s Patricka Fletcher has graciously donated 5 bails of alfalfa, which she purchased from Olsen’s Grain. Right now Olsen’s is not charging a delivery fee for those who would like to donate to the displaced horses of Prescott.

According to Patricka, (who grew up in Prescott,) alfalfa is the cheapest and the most nutritious option.

People who would like to donate can also call the American Red Cross. Every bit helps!

Prescott, the horses and ActiveForever Thanks you!!

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The Stretch Bar Workout for Substantial Body Change

ActiveForever-logoThe Health Mark Portable Stretch Bar from ActiveForever focuses on stretch, strength and alignment of the major muscle groups by using power, endurance and light weight or body weight to create substantial body change.

The world-famous Barre Workout originated in the 1940′s and has since earned a reputation as a top notch fitness program which zones in on the thighs, hips and gluteal muscles as well as the core. This premiere, quality, studio grade bar is suitable for dance and exercise whether at home or in a professional environment.

SB19001 PORTABLE STRETCH BARRE (A)Whether developing upper body strength with modified pull-ups or performing pre and post exercise stretching, this bar is perfect for dance and fitness enthusiasts alike. Designed for easy portability, it’s a ‘must have’ item if you need to take your Bar Workout on the road.

SB19001 PORTABLE STRETCH BARRE (B) (2)

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Looking for Father’s Day Gift Ideas?

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Gift Ideas For Dad! Just in Time for Father’s Day: June 16, 2013

We’ve compiled a list of some of our top-sellers Dad’s love.

And if your Dad’s a “Picky” Dad, or one of those Dad’s who has everything, he’s sure to appreciate an ActiveForever Gift Certificate.

  • “Adventurous Dad – This is the type of Dad who is always on the go.


Do you have an adventurous or an active Dad? Is he an athlete or outdoorsmen who likes to stray from the beaten path? The Active Halo GPS is perfect for this rugged type. Keep an eye on Dad with the world’s smallest and most powerful GPS monitoring device. The Active Halo GPS is small and lightweight enough to be placed in a backpack, tackle box, bike pack, or pocket.
Accompanying lanyard or pouch with attaached carabiner secures the unit to a wrist, ankle, or belt.Dad’s whereabouts can be viewed via ActiveHalo GPS monitoring software which works with Google Maps. You and your family have instant and ongoing access to an up-to-the minute visual trace of Dad’s location(s) during any given timeframe. With advanced, state-of-the-art GPS tracking from Active Halo GPS you always know Dad is safe, and that you can be there in an emergency.

  • “Sporty” Dad – He likes working out, playing sports and staying fit.


Give Dad a state-of-the-art workout machine so he can get his exercise the frustration-free way with the Health Mark Osci Health Whole Body Vibration Machine. Vibration trainers have developed a reputation for being one of the most comprehensive workout machines on the market. They are designed to strengthen muscles and improve body tone, but these machines have a larger health goal as well: They offer improvements in bone mass, increase circulation and lymphatic fluid, reduce joint pain and stabilize balance problems.

  • “No Pain No Gain” Dad – For Dads that tend to overdo things and are now paying the price!


Dad will surely thank you as his discomfort melts away when treated with the Laser Touch One. It is an easy to use, safe and drug-free alternative to give Dad some relief from his soreness and pain. The Laser Touch One is perfect for chronic pain, strains, and sprains.The laser therapy can also be used for joint conditions such as Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. This ergonomically sound, hand-held device promotes the body’s natural repair and healing process at the cellular level with low-level laser and micro-current electrical stimulation. It is the only device available that uses these two modalities to promote the healing of soft tissue.

What Kind of Dad Do You Have?

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ActiveForever and Aquabilt: Celebrating a Decade of Success Together

ActiveForever-logoActiveForever CEO, Erika Feinberg, knows a good product when she sees one. She was one of the first to believe in the revolutionary Aquabilt Aquatic Treadmill when it arrived on the scene roughly a decade ago.

Aquabilt Aquatic Treadmill

During the cold winter months, when you’re not using you pool, bring the Aquabilt inside for use as a manual treadmill. $1,249.00

That show of support meant a lot to Aquabilt LLC owner, Robert Adley. He and Erika remain business allies to this day. He was recently made aware of Erika’s upcoming birthday celebration. We’d like to share with you his heartwarming message:

Erika Feinberg, representing ActiveForever, was one of the original five customers who saw the Aquabilt Underwater Treadmill when it was the first aquatic treadmill and believed it had a future.

In the first three years I was travelling around the country and working trade and home shows by myself, which can be a daunting way of life.

I recall very clearly a phone conversation I had with Erika in ’04. She asked if I was going to be at the Phoenix Home Show. When I said yes, she volunteered to work the booth with me.

As I recall, there was considerable interest in the product, which was still unknown to nearly everyone, but no sales at the show. 

However, Erika was not discouraged by that result, and continued to support our product on the ActiveForever website.

Today we have nearly a decade-long business relationship. To me, that constitutes a meaningful level of support and loyalty which requires recognition. Aquabilt and I will be delighted to participate in Erika’s birthday celebration by providing ActiveForever with an Aquabilt Underwater Treadmill demo unit.  

Thank you for making me aware of this event.

Best regards,

Aquabilt Aquatic Treadmill

The Aquabilt Aquatic Treadmill model A-2000 is an aquatic exercise device that transforms your pool into a comprehensive workout system.

Robert Adley
Aquabilt LLC

Save big on SIGVARIS Compression

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Compression Specialists Will Be On-Site in our Scottsdale & Peoria Locations May 9th & 10th For “Leg Health Days!”

Are you concerned about your circulation, deep vein thrombosis, or leg pain?
Our compression garments are phenomenally designed for pro athletes and the fashion conscious user.

ActiveForever has the largest and best selection in the country; including best pricing by far!

Enjoy Education & Refreshments!!
PLUS, SPECIAL PRICING ON ALL SIGVARIS ITEMS!
Come join us, it’s for your health!

Contact Nate Turock, (480) 459-3220, NTurock@activeforever.com, to arrange an outing or busload.

For more information, see details below or click here.

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Responder Protection in Attack, Emergency or Disaster

ActiveForever-logoLet’s face it. Things are not the way they used to be. We as a society live under the near-constant threat of attack. It seems that every day in the news we read about people suffering at the hands of a terrorist attack, shooting spree or record-breaking natural disaster. The list goes on and on.

Chances are, even if you are not a responder, you will be called upon to offer help in the form of CPR at some point. The MDI CPR Microshield Mask is a mouth barrier designed to protect administers, as well as recipients, of CPR.

The Microshield Mask from ActiveForever is a wonderful thing for responders and hospitals to include as part of their emergency arsenal of equipment. Its also ideal for individuals who just want to be prepared in case of emergency. It’s lightweight, compact and very easy to carry and store… just in case.

MDI CPR Microshield Mask

The MDI CPR Microshield Mask for CPR protection. Single pack: $8.99, Box of 10: $79.99 or Case of 50: $359.99

Happy OT Month!

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April is the month for Occupational Therapy!

In honor of OT Month, ActiveForever has chosen The Fund to Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy as their Check-out Charity for the month of April.

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Don’t forget to give a donation to the AOTA upon check-out!


What Is Occupational Therapy?

In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across their lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
  • customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
  • an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.

Source: AOTA 

Healthcare Innovations 20th Anniversary Edition Catalog

ActiveForever-logoActiveForever brings you the ever-popular, Healthcare Innovations Catalog, 20th Anniversary Edition! It’s filled with the highest-quality, most affordable, life-enhancing, feature-rich, medical devices and solutions.

Featured inside are the latest developments and innovations from UniBand, LaserTouchOne, eWheels, LaserGym, Health Mark, Sigvaris, Quasar, Plextalk and more!

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The catalogs are free, so order a quantity and pass them out to staff, friends, family and patients. Put the ingredients to a smart, healthy lifestyle right at their fingertips. We created this particular catalog with holiday gift-giving in mind. It’s full of all the fun and useful stuff people on any list are sure to love.

They also serve as a great Fund Raising Idea for Non-Profits, Associations, Philanthropic Patient Care Organizations! Leverage Our Catalogs As Win-Win Fund Raising Tool!

Click here to view a full-color PDF of the Healthcare Innovations 20th Anniversary Edition Catalog.

Weather Forecasts Call for Heavy Snow as “Q” Storms In

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February 20, 2013, Scottsdale, Ariz. snowfall from the vantage point of the ActiveForever balcony!

Judging by the snowfall in Scottsdale yesterday it’s safe to say winter isn’t over just yet. Weather forecasts predict some pretty significant storms across the country.

The following excerpts from “Huff Post Green:”

A powerful winter storm system moving through the central United States could bring up to a foot of snow to areas of the Plains and reach as far east as the Ohio Valley, according to the National Weather Service.

The Weather Channel has named the system winter storm “Q,” apparently after the New York City subway line, according to The New York Times. But as whimsical as the name might be, authorities aren’t taking winter storm Q lightly.

The STABILicers Heavy Duty Ice Cleats are a 5 star consumer rated product and they ship FREE.$44.95

Winter storm warnings were issued from Colorado to Illinois Wednesday as the system dumped snow in the Rockies and moved eastward. According to the Associated Press, hundreds of snow plows and salt spreaders were prepped in St. Louis Wednesday, well in advance of the storm…

AccuWeather forecasted snowfall totaling up to 24 inches for areas of the Plains, with snow and ice spanning a large part of the central U.S.

Are you prepared?

The Snow Joe Ultra 13.5 Amp Electric Snow Thrower is an “ActiveForever Approved” and 5 star consumer rated product. $220.35

Lady Gaga Could Benefit from some Far Infrared

Lady Gaga has cancelled her entire U.S. tour due to pains from Synovitis.

Medical tests revealed Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip. A hip labral tear involves the ring of soft elastic tissue, called the labrum, that follows the outside rim of the socket of the hip joint.

Often compared to lupus, Synovitis, also known as “Toxic Synovitis” is an inflammation within the hip joint. A diagnosis is obtained following an ultrasound or joint x-rays of the hip or blood tests.

What is going on in the body?


Synovitis is a non-traumatic hip pain, which means that it is not caused by an injury. Instead, pain is caused by swelling and inflammation in the hip. Synovitis often follows an upper respiratory infection such as a cold or flu.

What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?


  • pain in one hip
  • a limp or inability to bear weight because of the hip pain
  • low grade fever at the beginning of the illness
  • knee and thigh pain on the affected side
  • often the infected person does not appear to be ill

What are the causes and risks of the disease?


While Synovitis often follows an upper respiratory infection, the exact cause is not clear, so there is no known prevention.

According to The Detroit News (and others) Lady Gaga released the following statement when announcing the initial cancellations: “I am completely devastated and heartsick. I’ve been hiding this injury and pain from my staff for a month, praying it would heal, but after last night’s performance I could not walk.”

Far Infrared therapy has been known to be especially effective in relieving pain from inflammation or irritation such as that caused by conditions like Synovitis or lupus.

What is Far Infrared Heat?


Far Infrared is a band of light that we perceive as heat. While we cannot see infrared heat, we can feel its effects. Infrared radiation, or radiant heat, represents over half of the energy emitted by the Sun and is divided into three segments: near, middle, and far.

Infrared rays heat our body by a process called conversion. Through conversion, far infrared heat can penetrate organic substances such as the human body without heating the air in between. By using far infrared heat as opposed to traditional heating methods, you enable the heat to penetrate deeper into your body without the skin discomfort of heating pads, hot towels, and some pain relief gels/creams.

Vivo Infrared Jade Sauna. Regularly $17,999.00, is available at ActiveForever at 24% off for $13,500.00. Shipping is FREE.

 

The Vivo Infrared Jade Sauna (right) is a new and wildly popular addition to the ActiveForever infrared product line. As with most of our Infrared products, shipping is FREE on each of these items.

 

 

 

 

 

The Infrared Portable Sauna is an “ActiveForever Approved” product. Regularly $3,499.99, is available at ActiveForever at 43% off  for $1,995.00. Shipping is FREE.

 

 

The Infrared Portable Sauna is a 5 Star Rated, ActiveForever product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Thermotex Knee Infrared Heating Pad (below) provides safe, non-invasive and highly effective therapy and relief.

The Thermotex Knee Infrared Heating Pad is an “ActiveForever Approved” product. Regularly $199.00, is available at 15% off for $169.00. Shipping is FREE!

Nothing Says Love like Dark Chocolate

Holidays are full of traditions and Valentine’s Day is no different. No matter who you are, you have most likely been on the giving or receiving end of a box of chocolates on this most cherubic of days.

Fortunately, you and your valentine do not have to sacrifice health in the name of holiday celebration. Dark chocolate is actually good for you. It contains a higher level of beneficial, heart healthy, cocoa flavonoids than milk chocolate.

Image courtesy of m_bartosch at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of m_bartosch at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

According to an abc news article published today, the dark chocolate trend is picking up steam. Dark chocolate sales broke records this year. When pressed for an explanation, experts point to the buzz in recent years about chocolate being good for the heart.

Some studies link high chocolate consumption with a “37 percent reduction in cardiovascular disease risk, a 31 percent reduction in diabetes risk and a 29 percent reduction in stroke risk when compared to low chocolate consumption.”

Also, it is safe for all the lovers out there who are lactose intolerant.

So this year make sure the goodies inside that heart shaped box are actually good for the heart!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Congenital Heart Defect survivors and their stories

February 7-14th is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. Congenital Heart Defect, also known as Congenital Heart Disease, (CHD) is any birth defect which affects the heart or the large blood vessels. Congenital means that the defect is present at birth.

Congenital Heart Defect is considered to be the most common birth defect, and is a leading cause of birth-defect related deaths worldwide. Congenital Heart Disease affects approximately 1.8 millions families in the United States according to the Congenital Heart Information Network (C.H.I.N.)

The inspirational and heart-warming Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week Pinterest page is something you don’t want to miss. Here are some of the CHD survivors on that page and their stories:

Kaden (above) was diagnosed with Transposition of the Great Arteries the day he was born. He had open heart surgery at 12 days old. Complications during and after the 11-hour surgery led the surgeon to believe his heart wouldn’t sustain life. He went home two weeks later. He has pulmonary stenosis and a small VSD but is doing amazingly well.

 

Olivia (left) was born with half a heart as a result of a severe and complicated congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). During the past four years she has endured three open-heart surgeries, five heart catheters and a stroke.

 

 

 

 

Norah (right) was born with Heterodoxy, an ASD, VSD, interrupted IVC w/ Azygos continuation, an Intestinal Malrotation, minor Hydronephrosis, Pulmonary Stenosis and Polysplenia (she has 2 functional spleens). She had Ladd’s Procedure when she was 5 weeks old and open heart surgery at 9 months.

Mother says:
“We were fortunate enough to know she’d have a CHD before birth. It was tough to go through the pregnancy not knowing what would be wrong with her (bad news started when I was about 12 weeks along), but always loving her. She was, and IS, perfect. It took a long time to remember that she was perfect (at least to me) before I knew about her conditions and that they didn’t change anything. She was still the baby I loved, she’d just have a more colorful story than some.”

February’s Charity Checkout: Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center!

Hi all! It’s February 1st and we all know what that means, right?

That’s right! It’s time to move on to February’s Charity Check-out recipient. ActiveForever is so excited to partner up with the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in an effort to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other movement disorders.

So be sure to make a purchase and give what you can upon check-out. It’s for a wonderful cause that affects as many as one million American men and women today. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, and this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected.

The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center (MAPC) and Movement Disorders Clinic is a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, and a wonderful resource for people with Parkinson’s and their families. The Center was established in 1997 by Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Walker, a Phoenix philanthropist, and Dr. Abraham Lieberman.

National Wear Red Day!

It’s National Wear Red Day! Not because it’s such a beautiful color, but rather because it’s a way to show support for the women who are taking action to protect their hearts and by extension, their lives!

They do this by reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol. They maintain a healthy weight by getting regular exercise and they do not smoke. All of these actions taken together go a long way toward decreasing the risk of developing heart disease.

Are you at risk of developing heart disease? The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute helps you find out.

Together we are powerful. Let's unite and get to the heart of good health.

It’s Our 20th Anniversary!! Check-in with ActiveForever and Get $5 Off Your Next Purchase!

In honor of our 20th Anniversary, if you like ActiveForever on our facebook page and/or check-in at our Scottsdale or Peoria locations, you’ll receive a $5 Off coupon.

Show your smartphone to one of our customer service agents or send us a facebook message and collect your reward! The offer’s only good while supplies last, so hurry in!

For up-to-date health news, tidbits and information on SALES, be sure to check out our growing g+ community and follow us on our wildly popular Pinterest and twitter pages.

Thank you for being a valued customer!

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 *P.S. Please be sure you are on the network and checked in when you go to redeem your coupon. Our customer service agents will not be able to help you navigate/operate your social media accounts. Thank you for understanding.

ActiveForever’s December Donation to Charity

cropped-cropped-icon.jpgAt ActiveForever we feel fortunate that we are able to give back to the people of our community—who we love and appreciate.

That’s why we were so excited last weekend when our own Patricka Fletcher presented Katie Wade, of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), with a check.

“The ceremony was very patriotic and jam packed full of AMAZING ladies,” Patricka said. “One elderly woman in particular talked about how she just went sky diving. Her only regret was forgetting to yell “Geronimo!” as she jumped from the airplane.”

L to R: Patricka Fletcher presenting Davette Bulloch of DAR, with a check.

L to R: ActiveForever’s Patricka Fletcher presenting Katie Wade of DAR, with a check.

The DAR is a lineage society that is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to historic preservation, education and patriotism.

Founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.

DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for under-served children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.

As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally.

Proceeds for the donation were collected through ActiveForever’s “Charity Check-out.” Each month, ActiveForever selects a new charity or nonprofit as the  program’s recipient.

The way it works is pretty simple: After making a product selection on the ActiveForever website, customers are informed about that month’s charity and invited to add a donation to their shopping cart total. ActiveForever presents the proceeds to the charity at the end of the month.

ActiveForever, founded in 1993, is the world’s first, and the nation’s top online resource for fitness, safety and medical supplies and innovations. Their prime objective is to improve the lives of their customers through their carefully selected, very affordable product lines.

Their Charity Check-out is part of their growing efforts to make a positive impact in the community.

ActiveForever is currently accepting donations throughout the month of January on behalf of United Blood Services.

ActiveForever’s Patricka and Rocky Complete the Iron Girl 5k!!

aflogo-96x96ActiveForever is very proud of their own Patricka Fletcher and Raquel, (Rocky) Johnson for committing to, and completing, the annual Iron Girl 5K run this past weekend. Rocky’s daughter Kira joined in the fun too.

Go Patricka GO!!

All three women braved brutally early, pre-dawn hours and what felt like Subarctic temperatures to give it their all. This was Patricka’s fifth year participating in the run. It was the third year for both Rocky and Kira.

Although Patricka admits she did not train as often as she would’ve preferred, she remains consistently committed to a healthy diet and regular exercise and was able to finish a thoroughly impressive 24th in her age group!

CONGRATS PATRICKA, ROCKY and KIRA!!

Iron Girl was launched in 2004 as a way to celebrate and promote the idea of healthy living for women. They use their Web site as a resource with training and nutrition tips as well as health-oriented columns. The annual run serves as a platform by which fitness-focused women can display all the progress they’ve made toward a healthier lifestyle.

Participants choose between the 5k run and the 10 mile run.

SUCCESS!!!