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Daily Universe: BYU grad Rich Millar starts company Health Movement
We’re on a mission to fight disease and help everyone reach his/her health goals! Everyone has a reason to be healthy, but no matter our differing reasons, we are united in the same mission... to be healthier, feel and move better, and avoid disease.
Now – you’re wondering how are we different from other health companies?
This isn’t your “drink this bottle” quick fix health company or your “only eat sprouts and tofu” health company either. This is your “let’s be realistic but also make it simple and enjoyable” kind of health company! We’re all on this journey together no matter our preferences, challenges or current health status. So we’ve created ONE company, brand, unified message, and vision for proper health: HEALTH MOVEMENT! Our Manifesto says it all….
“No excuses. It’s time to take control of our health. Lasting energy doesn’t come from a bottle; it comes from healthy living. Lifestyle is the best medicine. Change the norm to healthy and get back to basics. Sleep better. Move more. Eat the right amount and type of food. Learn balance, healthy can still include your favorite dessert. Don’t try to be someone you’re not, be the healthiest YOU. Believe, then act! Start small; build with time. Ups and downs are normal. Consistency really is king. Healthy living is not a pit stop; it’s a way of life. Your preferences, challenges and goals; this is healthy living YOUR way. Respect everyone for where they are. We’re all in this journey together, just at different stages. Everyone has a reason to be healthy, what’s yours? Find it. Get inspired. Take action. Share your story. Inspire others. Join the HEALTH MOVEMENT!”
Because we’re dedicated to helping others reach their health goals 5% of all profits will go directly to our community program to help others LEARN, ACHIEVE, & INSPIRE proper health – not just during this fundraiser, but as a permanent part of our company philosophy. Have a need in your community? Let us know (our email is below), and we’ll work with you to do the following:
- LEARN: Hold free community workshops, worksite seminars, school assemblies or address a specific need in your community that helps others learn the principles of proper health.
- ACHIEVE: Help fund community projects like building play grounds, finishing sidewalks, clearing walking trails, building community gardens or address a specific need in your community that helps others achieve their health goals.
- INSPIRE: Hold free community events such as yoga classes, boot camps, 5Ks or walking groups. We’ll pay for inspiring signs or billboards or address a specific need in your community that helps motivate healthy living.
Why We’re Raising Money?
We’re starting with a free website that will be our central hub, an online health community we can all benefit from to share and find upcoming health events, track our goals, get unbiased health information and motivate, inspire, and learn from each other. The money raised during this campaign will finish funding the website “Healthmovement.com” here’s a sneak peek of what it’s going to look like:
Rich, the founder of Health Movement, has used his own money to pay for (in order of cost): the domain name, graphic design, video production, programming, and other misc. items. He has another $5,000 - $10,000 to invest but due to the complexity of the website more funds will be needed. Buy a perk (to your right) and help spread the HEALTH MOVEMENT!
Check out some of our perks below. For a complete list check out the side bar to the right.
Manifesto Poster (12" x 18")
T-Shirts & Tank Top (Next Level Shirts)
Flat Bill Trucker Hat
How did Health Movement start?
Rich decided to quit his job in health care administration to start HEALTH MOVEMENT because he could no longer stomach trying to “fix” patients after they were already “broken.” Rich has a degree in nutrition and a master’s in public health and knew the research showed that by simply changing one’s LIFESTYLE we can eliminate 80% of all heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, and more than 40% of all cancer cases. How incredible is that?! Something needed to be done! There must be a better way to help each other reach our health goals, avoid disease and live a healthy lifestyle.
Rich’s passion is health! And that’s the driving force behind this concept. No “quick-fix” promises trying to sell a pill or drink that doesn’t really work but would make a ton of money. Easy to do, and done every day – but we all know there are no “quick-fixes.” Rich wants to do something different. He has built a company around a central vision, creed, and manifesto that’s real, that’s honest, that truly works, that may not be what people want to hear but is the truth. A company people can trust for honest information - free and helpful tools based on sound research - bringing people together behind a simple goal - HEALTH MOVEMENT was born.
Currently, the Health Movement team is made up of Rich, Kelly (a friend and grad school classmate of Rich’s) and a few college interns.
Who is this Movement for?
- Into cross-fit or yoga, walking or biking, dancing or swimming, or still searching for what you like…this movement is for you!
- Fighting cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, or obesity…this movement is for you!
- Tall, short, thick, thin, round or square…this movement is for you.
- Vegetarian, gluten-intolerant, a meat-loving carnivore or love or hate chocolate…this movement is for you!
- Trying to lose weight, train for a marathon or just have more energy…this movement is for you!
Because good health is one thing we all want and one thing we can all agree on regardless of our unique preferences - this is about healthy living—YOUR way - whatever YOUR way or reason is. We want to help you get there, but this is a problem too great for any one of us to try and solve alone. We know there is strength in numbers, we have to work together, improve together, succeed, stumble and keep going together. We are in this HEALTH MOVEMENT together!
If you have any questions about Health Movement email Rich directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay in Touch
If you’d like to stay in touch with us and receive email updates and know when we are ready to launch please subscribe to our email list here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1a581-mCv90FqyTEMbeaFFTaYCpydyfvm16qpURpOG1E/viewform
We’d love to hear your feedback - after all, this is YOUR movement too! What things would you like to see on the website and future app? Have a need in your community we can help with? Click on the link and let us know! https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cOPXNJlyfn7oX2t
After Our 30 Day Campaign...
After our 30 day campaign we will promptly email each of our supporters who purchased apparel to clarify which t-shirt or tank, size, and cut (men's, women's, youth) they prefer for their package(s). There isn't a way to specify these details beforehand, unfortunately--but we will promptly get in touch with you before sending your order out!
Help Spread The Word/Movement
This movement starts with YOU! If you like what we’re trying to do please share our campaign with your friends and family online and be sure to tag us in your posts (our social media info is below)! Help spread the Health Movement!
What sizes do you offer?
We offer the following sizes for our Men's, Women's, and Youth apparel: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, XXLarge, and XXXLarge (we use the Standard U.S. Apparel Size Chart).
If I pledge for a bulk order of items, what is the additional shipping and handling?
We are happy to accommodate orders of any size. Five (5) or fewer shirts do not require additional S+H. Six (6) to ten (10) shirts require $5 additional S+H. After that, it is just an additional $5 per increment of ten (10) additional shirts. If you would like to order 75 or more shirts, please contact us for our S+H pricing.
How will Health Movement make money?
While the website and app (to come later) will be free to the general public, we have a corporate wellness division that works with companies to improve employee health for a monthly subscription fee. We’ll also continue to sell our awesome apparel…because let’s be honest, if you’re going to buy a workout shirt you may as well buy one that gives 5% back to helping others reach their health goals, right?! (see “5% giveback” section above for more details).