Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 25 @ 12:00pm Pamela Good: Beyond Basics
(Johhny's Italian Steakhouse, 33103 Hamilton Ct, Farmington Hills, MI 48334)

Wednesday, October 2 @ 12:00pm Donation Day!
(Johhny's Italian Steakhouse, 33103 Hamilton Ct, Farmington Hills, MI 48334)

Wednesday, October 9 @ 12:00pm Christine Greig: State Representative
(Johhny's Italian Steakhouse, 33103 Hamilton Ct, Farmington Hills, MI 48334)

Our guest for lunch this week was Bishop Greg Geiger, a former Ford Executive, and current Director of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As of year-end 2010, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints reported 42,319 members, 105 congregations, and 43 Family History Centers in Michigan. Each year, local organizations including Neighborhood House, Farmington Area Goodfellows, Farmington Hills Senior Division and Farmington Public Schools have partnered with the Farmington Hills congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to distribute more than 12,000 pounds of winter clothing, coats, blankets and quilts and to the needy in the community. In his PowerPoint presentation called "Interfaith Discovery", he talked with us about leading people to examine their outward cultural expressions and then their deeper values. In part of the program, he asks people to identify social forces that make some neighborhoods feel like communities and leave residents of other neighborhoods feeling isolated and fearful.

As a follow up to our F2H Fit presentation, we heard from Don Staley, author of "Fit Mind, Fit Body". Research shows that 95% of individuals who begin a work-out routine or diet fail to follow through. In cracking the fitness code, Don believes that anyone can follow the path outlined in Fit Mind, Fit Body to reach goals and exceed them. Don thinks of himself as a "Brain Cell Coach". Struggling to stay the course of diets and fitness routines through his adult life, Don explained  first-hand the sense of failure and frustration associated with being trapped in an on-and-off diet and exercise routine. His book builds on 4 years of accumulated knowledge and life changing insights that enable people to realize their true fitness potential. He asked us to harness the power of our subconscious minds in 4 simple steps to create the ideal body, business, and life. His "FIST" formula is based on Foundation, Initiation Process, Transformation Process and Sustaining Process.

Our guest for lunch this week was Chris Van Hartesveldt from Eleven Ten Design, a design and consulting firm specializing in the branding and identity of small businesses. Chris uses research mixed with design to give businesses a look and feel that will attract the attention of their market and boost their sales. Identities are created specifically for a company according to who they want to attract. Areas of focus include naming, brandmarks, stationary, marketing collateral, products and packaging, apparel design, signage and creative consulting.

Our guest for lunch this week was Xemplar Richard Lerner, Farmington Hills Mayor Pro-Tem and founder of the F2H Fit Challenge. The program's mantra is “Eat well. Exercise regulary. Have more birthdays”. Michigan was recently ranked the 5th most obese state in the country, with 1 in 3 people overweight. The F2H Fit Challenge is a Farmington and Farmington Hills cities-wide initiative to help all of us achieve better health, and encourage a culture of healthy lifestyles in our community. The program and web site launch in mid-January, and the goal is to lose 500,000 pounds and log 1,000,000 miles in one year. 

The new www.f2hfit.com web site is dedicated to providing information, tools and support for health, wellness and fitness programs. Registering is free for people who live or work in our two cities. Everyone is invited to join us as our 2 cities work together to lose 500,000 lbs and log 1,000,000 miles! Sign up online and join the Xemplar Club group (and any others you see or want to create). Then challenge friends or co-workers to join you in the cause.

The web site helps users keep a journal of their progress, and adds their statistics to any groups they have formed or joined. Resources include healthy recipes, exercise tips, lifestyle advice and more. A dashboard on the front page tracks our progress for the entire enrolled populations of our two cities.

The Xemplar Club values your privacy. We will never sell or disclose your email address to third parties.

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