Olympian Shannon Miller and Tom Bush Family of Dealerships launch Fitness Initiative

Shannon Miller Lifestyle and Tom Bush Family of Dealership have launched a free walking fitness program with online tracking and rewards to help people achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Online PR News – 01-February-2011 – – Seven-Time Olympic Medalist Shannon Miller’s company Shannon Miller Lifestyle (SML) and Tom Bush Family of Dealerships have launched a free walking program with Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton. Shannon Miller’s Walk-Fit Program presented by Tom Bush Family of Dealerships is a free, online tracking and rewards program that is designed to help people achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Anyone can sign-up free at http://shannonmillerlifestyle.com/walk-fit/ and receive an SML pedometer at select community events or through the SML online store, http://shannonmillerlifestyle.com/store.

Over the past year, Shannon Miller Lifestyle (SML) talked to thousands of people about their health and fitness needs. The company received the overwhelming response that people need help getting started on a healthy and balanced lifestyle. That’s why SML created the Walk-Fit Program.

“I am so excited to announce my online Walk-Fit Program! Walking is a great way to lose weight—and keep it off,” said Miller. “I’m competitive so I love counting steps. I can compete with myself everyday to see how many steps I can log.”
The title sponsor of the program is Tom Bush Family of Dealerships, along with other community sponsors including World Gym, Heekin Orthopedic, CSX, 1-2-1 Financial Credit Union, Kossak Family Foundation, Beaches Max Muscle Sports Nutrition, St. John the Divine Church, Velona Therapy, Natural Body Spa and Shop, Vertical Fitness Studio, AmeriCare Home Health, and 1st Place Sports.

“For over 40 years, giving back to our community has been paramount to Tom Bush Family of Dealerships. Shannon Miller’s Walk-Fit Program hopes to inspire the Jacksonville community to become one of America’s healthiest cities; something the Tom Bush Family strongly supports,” said Tom Bush Family of Dealerships General Manager and Chief Operating Officer Telis Assimenios.

“I am so grateful for the support we have received from the Jacksonville community for my Walk-Fit Program! Making fitness convenient and fun will help all of us stick with it. And it’s always nice to be rewarded for your hard work,” said Miller.

According to the US Surgeon General, 10,000 steps a day is the goal to maintain a healthy weight. Two studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association have confirmed that this lifestyle approach can be as effective as a traditional exercise program. Many doctors and researchers have found that wearing a pedometer is a great way to track your daily activity and inspire you to move more. Increasing your daily steps can give you more energy, less stress, reduce weight and decrease your chance of developing diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

Visit http://shannonmillerlifestyle.com/walk-fit/ for more information and to sign-up.

Shannon Miller is the only American to rank among the top ten all-time gymnasts and is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame twice (individual 2006 and team 2008). Among her career highlights, Miller has won an astounding 59 international and 49 national competition medals, over half of which are gold. She is the only US gymnast to win two world all-around titles. Her tally of five medals (two silver, three bronze) at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, was the most medals won by a US athlete. At the 1996 Games in Atlanta, she led the “Magnificent Seven” to the US women’s first ever team gold and for the first time for any American gymnast, she captured gold on the balance beam.

Miller is now President of Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women, as well as an author, television personality, and host of Shannon Miller Lifestyle Radio presented by St. Vincent’s HealthCare. She holds a BBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and her law degree from Boston College. She founded the Shannon Miller Foundation dedicated to fighting childhood obesity and is Co-Chair of the Florida Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness.

Miller continues to travel the country as a highly sought after motivational speaker and advocate for the health and wellness of women and children. Shannon and her husband welcomed their first child John “Rocco” on October 28th, 2009.

The mission of Shannon Miller Lifestyle is to inform, educate and inspire women to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Through books, DVDs, motivational speaking, a weekly call-in radio show, and website shannonmillerlifestyle.com, Shannon focuses on opening the lines of communication and reminding women that it is okay to ask questions, demand answers, support each other and have fun along the way. Shannon Miller Lifestyle is targeted to women with a focus on pregnancy and motherhood.

Three generations of the Bush family have been in the automobile business since 1918 and they have enjoyed serving the Jacksonville community since 1970. The Tom Bush Family recognizes the importance of complete customer and employee satisfaction. For 40 years they have been dedicated to contributing to the community that has supported them. They strive to continuously improve their services and processes, to better serve their customers and employees.