Month: October 2018

STAYING IN FRONT OF YOUR AUDIENCE

STAYING IN FRONT OF YOUR AUDIENCE

Do you ever get the feeling you are being followed? You’re not crazy. You ARE being followed…around the Internet, that is, based upon your search history.

As a marketing for fitness businesses professional, it is my job to ensure I am on top of the latest trends in digital marketing so that I can apply that knowledge to campaigns I am running for my clients. I am used to getting questions that begin with … “that sounds great, but how do I…” followed by a lot of silence while they wait for me to explain how they can incorporate a new trend into their own marketing campaigns. The silence was almost deafening on a recent webinar when I casually mentioned that if you aren’t using retargeting campaigns and look-alike audiences in their campaigns, they are leaving a potential windfall on the table. It honestly did not occur to me that the webinar participants had never heard of these words when they were being aggressively targeted themselves on a daily basis.

Retargeting

marketing for fitness businesses
marketing for fitness businesses

Did you know that only 2% of website visitors purchase on their first visit? That means that 98% of people who visit your website or check out your offer for the first time bail without ever converting into a purchasing client. Sure, that 2% may become long-term, repeat customers, but if you’re letting the other 98% get away without purchasing anything, you are leaving a LOT of money on the table, and not yours.

Advertisers pay thousands of dollars to Facebook, Instagram, Google and YouTube for the opportunity to get in front of potential buyers when they’re actually looking for something to buy. Utilizing pixels, or pieces of code that live on landing pages, advertisers are able to capture your information and essentially follow you around the internet, and present you with opportunities to purchase what you’re searching for. The pool for potential buyers is deep, but so is the sheer number of companies who want to earn their business. This is why you have to ensure you are in front of the consumer when they are ready to purchase.

Let me give you a real life example:

My niece is about to get her drivers permit and she has big (read: unrealistic) dreams of her first car. Last weekend, she asked my sister if she could borrow her laptop to research potential vehicle options and spent over an hour comparing body types and options and researching prices. Apparently, she spent quite some time researching Audi and BMW SUV’s as well as a few more reasonable Honda options.

Fast-forward to that evening when my sister went online to check out her Facebook feed. Lo and behold, there was ad after ad from local car dealerships and pictures of the “way out of her price range” SUV’s my niece had spent the day researching. How in the heck did that happen? She hadn’t researched these cars, why are ads for them showing up in her feed? Simple answer: retargeting from pixels to her computer’s IP address that had captured search history that day.

As most of you know, we specialize in creating fitness challenges for our clients and primarily utilize Facebook as our medium for advertising these challenges. Using Facebook pixels, we are able to capture information from prospects who do not take action on our offer. In this case, we are able to create a custom audience of people who seemed to be interested in fitness, body fat loss or nutrition and target them specifically based on this information. Through a retargeting campaign, we can provide them with more information about the challenges via email as well as provide them with another opportunity to click through to finish registration via additional ads and/or emails as well. If they fulfill the purchase, opt out or the campaign wraps up, the prospect is taken out of the retargeting campaigns. The best part about retargeting your audience, though, is closure. You can be sure you have done everything you could to get the sale before letting a prospect walk away without purchasing.

Look-Alike Audiences

Working hand-in-hand with retargeting campaigns, the look-alike audience is the BEST way to get in front of a cross-section of consumers who exhibit the same buying patterns and interests as current members of your club. How is that even possible? Have you ever had a group of clients that were so amazing that you wished you could have a hundred more just like them? Wish no more. Facebook has made it possible for you to upload a list of your current audience and using an algorithm I won’t even pretend to understand, they are able to create a new CUSTOMIZED audience for you to market to.  You just “tell” them that you want to target people that have the same behaviors.

Both retargeting and look-alike audiences are only two of a plethora of marketing angles that pre-empt an online sale these days. If you would like to get more information about how these opportunities can help your own facility, we would love to chat. Make an appointment with us here to see how Profit Marketing Solutions can help take your company to the next level.

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THE GARDEN FAIRY PILLOW CASES

THE GARDEN FAIRY PILLOW CASES

personalized pillowcases for kids
personalized pillowcases for kids

Dewdrop the Garden Fairy is busy sprinkling her fairy dust to help the flowers grow.  Add a fun and vibrant touch of color to any girls bedding or boys bedding with our unique hand painted designs. personalized pillowcases for kids with a first name and choose from a variety of colors and fonts.

Available in Two Sizes

Standard/Queen Pillow case – 20”x 30”
Euro Sham – 26″x 26”

  •       Machine Washable
  •       Hypoallergenic
  •       Breathable, stain and wrinkle resistant fabric
  •       Designed, printed and finished in the USA
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Search Engine Optimization: Getting Your Website Seen

Search Engine Optimization: Getting Your Website Seen

Search engine optimization is a method used by our San Jose SEO Expert to get your website listed in search engines, such as Google. These SEO experts provide services that are unsurpassed in the search engine optimization world. Our company can provide top of the line service for your search engine optimization needs. Whether you are a large company or a small enterprise, we can provide search engine optimization services that will fit your needs.

SEO has long been considered as the primary source for getting your website ranked by the search engines. We study search engines, such as Google and what it will take to get a website ranked high in the search results. Isn’t it better to let a professional who has years of experience getting websites ranked in the search engines to do the work for you?

A lot of thought goes into providing you with excellent search engine optimization services. Our company has been providing our customers San Jose SEO services that get their websites significant ranking, which equals more traffic for your website and more revenues for your company. The bottom line is that our search engine optimization  Company takes your needs and makes them our own.

In the world of search engine optimization, there are those who may resort to using unscrupulous methods to get ranked in the search engines. We do not use any ‘black hat’ techniques or any other illegal techniques that could compromise your website getting listed. We utilize legitimate methods that have taken us years to develop and perfect. This means that by using our search engine optimization company for your SEO needs, you are getting honest, reputable SEO professionals who will provide you with excellent service.

Whether your company is just starting out or has been established for a while, you need a web presence that can get you more exposure and in turn more customers. Your customers are the lifeblood of your business, and your website content will provide them with not only information about your company but information about your products or services. The use of search engine optimization can not only enhance your business but also brand your company.

Search engines have been with us for a while and Google is the obvious leader in this industry. Google provides the world with search information technology that is second to none. We realize that companies such as Google are at the forefront of search technology and we keep well informed about any changes that may take place in the search engine optimization industry. Google uses proprietary techniques that keep SEO honest and fair for everyone. We take pride in getting websites listed with Google and any other search engine that you may favor.

By using our Local SEO services you are projecting an image of professionalism and loyalty to your customers by providing them with a way to find you easily and quickly in the search engines. The image can go a long way in retaining customers and providing excellent customer service.

It is ultimately your decision whether or not to use a professional SEO consultant, but you must also consider whether you will get the same results if you perform SEO yourself compared to using a professional SEO service?

When you are in the market for SEO services it is important to do your research on the various companies out there and compare what they have to offer you. There is also the matter of cost for these services. Our company will provide a full range of SEO services at an affordable price. Being affordable while providing the services you need is our priority and company mission. If your website has SEO needs we are confident that we can fulfill them without breaking the bank.

As search engine optimization changes and evolves, we keep changing and evolving with it to keep giving you the best opportunities at getting high rankings within the search engines. Everything changes and we realize as a company that we must also change with the times as needed in order to stay competitive and give our customers what they want and need in SEO services.

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Charlie Romper – Shell Pink Breton/Hare – Organic Cotton Clothing

Charlie Romper – Shell Pink Breton/Hare – Organic Cotton Clothing

baby sleepsuits
baby sleepsuits

 

This Charlie Romper from, in a gorgeous Shell Pink Breton, has contrasting Sky Blue rib cuffs, an envelope neck and poppers on the inside leg to help make changing time easier! Made from super soft organic clothes baby, this baby sleepsuits has a sweet Hare applique on the front and a lining on the inside to protect baby’s delicate skin.

Why we love it?

  • This classic Charlie Romper is practical, comfy and super soft on your baby’s delicate skin!
  • Made from Organic Cotton Clothing Interlock
  • Cute Frugi character applique on the front
  • Organic Cotton Jersey lining on the inside front panel
  • Long-sleeved
  • Envelope neckline
  • Coordinating coloured binding
  • Long leg cuffs that can be folded down as your little one grows
  • Poppered up to the leg cuffs with a guide popper for easy fastening
  • SIZE 0-3 MONTHS ONLY: Shorter leg cuff with full popper opening underneath
  • Touch of elastane in the neck binding and cuffs for extra stretch and comfort
  • Printed back label
  • Cut 4 Cloth

Free Delivery on all UK orders

UK DELIVERY OPTIONS

Royal Mail Standard – 2 to 4 Working Days – FREE

Royal Mail 1st Class – 1 to 2 Working Days – £3.40

Next Working Day DHL Express – £9 (If ordered before 1 pm Mon to Fri)

EUROPEAN DELIVERY OPTIONS

European Standard Delivery – Estimated delivery within 7 working days – £7.50 (Free for orders over £100)

European DHL Express – 3 to 4 working days – £20

NORTH AMERICA DELIVERY OPTIONS

North America Standard Delivery- up to 2 weeks – £12 (Free for orders over £100)

North America – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £20

AUSTRALIA DELIVERY OPTIONS

Australia Standard Delivery – up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Australia – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £26

REST OF WORLD DELIVERY OPTIONS

Rest of World Standard Delivery – Up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Rest of World – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days- £28

*If you are ordering from outside the UK or European Union local taxes and import duties may be applicable and payable when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You are responsible for payment of any such taxes and import duties. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order. We cannot predict their amount or have any control over these.

**Please note! In the rare instance that your delivery is very heavy we may contact you for extra delivery costs.

DISPATCH TIMES

If your order has been accepted, we will dispatch your order as quickly as possible Monday to Friday. Orders placed after 1pm on Fridays will be dispatched the following Monday. For any orders placed over the weekend, these will be processed the following Monday.

TRACKING

Once your order has been fulfilled we will send you a confirmation email to the address you entered in your order. If you selected an express courier option, this will include your unique tracking number to track your parcel. You can track the progress of your delivery from despatch to delivery.

Returns Policy

We hope you love everything you order, but in case you don’t, not to worry. We will happily accept returns for unused merchandise in its original condition at time of purchase for up to 30 days from purchase date.

For items purchased on www.tillyandjasper.co.uk, we offer a full refund (with the exception of gift wrapping and shipping expenses associated with the order) if they are returned in their original condition within 30 days of purchase.

If in the unlikely event your product has a manufacturing defect, please contact us at support@tillyandjasper.com or call us on 020 7193 6913. We are here to help and resolve any concerns Monday through Saturday from 9am GMT to 6pm GMT.

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Data Cable Quick Charger and Data for iPhone and Android

Data Cable Quick Charger and Data for iPhone and Android

data cable
data cable
data cable
data cable

High-speed, non-pollution, non-knot and more steady data cables. Suitable for IOS and Android systems.

Size: 200×60×23mm
Color: Red

Features:

  • Effective anti-winding. High-speed transmission, fast charging. Using gold plated aluminum alloy connector, protected by stainless steel shell, more durable. Knit lines design, prevent winding and snap. Soft and flexible, tensile, bending, flat design. Using environmental protection material, not afraid of bending and more strong.
  • For your mobile/tab safety with high transmission speed.
  • Flexible adjustment with different lengths. The maximum can be stretched 100cm.
  • Easy to use, more convenient.

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5 POOL REMODELING IDEAS TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS

5 POOL REMODELING IDEAS TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS

Over a period, probably, you feel your swimming pool is not as attractive as the new ones that your friends have built or you may feel that the aesthetics of the pool have outlived its dream tenure and needs drastic renovation. Alternatively, you might feel that the existing pool lacks amenities and you wish to bring it up-to-date with modern accessories and facilities.

However, short of demolishing and re-building, you have several options to get your swimming pool a very new look and satisfy your dreams.

Vinyl

Vinyl Pools are a blend of steel frame, rods, and wire with a spray of cement and sand. These are generally easier to build and are more popular in the US. However, these days, vinyl pools are topping the popularity charts because they are less expensive and easier to build or refurbish. You can easily make over an old vinyl pool by just adding a new liner, with a few new decks to give the grand impression of an expensive Vinyl pool. Pool remodeling, therefore, offers myriad possibilities for a healthy and attractive beautification process.

Greenery

Thousand Oaks pool remodeling
Thousand Oaks pool remodeling

Lovely green plants add to the aesthetic value of every swimming pool, whether it is a new or remodeled one. However, take care to ensure that you always keep these plants properly trimmed and in control so that they do not drop leaves into the pools or encourage bird’s litter to defile the deck. While selecting your plants, make sure that you have a blend of palm trees, ferns and luscious flora that grow well with little water. A row of coniferous trees along your poolside will surely provide shade and privacy all around the year.

Pool house

Thousand Oaks pool remodeling
Thousand Oaks pool remodeling

A pool house would be a welcome addition to any remodeling plan. You would do well to plan a prefabricated shed with facilities to store your poolside accessories including bath towels, shower caps etc., and a convenient change room for your guests.

Add a Spa

Thousand Oaks pool remodeling
Thousand Oaks pool remodeling

You could consider designing a small spa within the existing facilities, to add glamour to your pool. Consider using the pumping equipment not only to pump hot water into the pool but also to supply hot water to your mini spa. If you follow some of the innovative books on how to recover installation and operating costs, you will stand to gain considerably.

Waterfall

A truly innovative plan for pool remodeling will include a truly majestic cascading waterfall, built from rocks and boulders. You also have the wonderful option to consider ready-made DIY waterfalls or something more dramatic like a bigger waterfall with a beautiful reservoir.

Pool Remodeling Preparations

Thousand Oaks pool remodeling
Thousand Oaks pool remodeling

There are a number of considerations to keep in mind to prepare for pool remodeling.

Do Your Homework

First, and perhaps most importantly, doing your homework is critical. When people fail to follow this fundamental step, they are often disappointed at the end result. However, if you find the right company to work with, you can count on top-notch results.

Incidentally, if you’d ever like to speak with the professionals at Valley Pool Plaster, we’ll be more than happy to discuss your needs. Getting quality results really depends on a few basic things.

Know Exactly What Changes You Want to Make

This will make the whole process a lot more straightforward. Whether that means sitting down with a professional to do some brainstorming, or coming up with a general plan on your own, this is the best way to get started.

Once you’ve got an idea of exactly what you want done, the next step is to figure out what it’s going to take to get there. In most major cities, there are numerous options available for Thousand Oaks pool remodeling services. As you can imagine, though, not all of them are equally dependable.

Find the Right People for the Job

You should ultimately end up working with qualified, dedicated, and focused professionals like the ones at Valley Pool Plaster.

Once you have the right people for the job, and you know what you want them to do, it’s time to let them work their magic. Using quality materials and skilled laborers, a reputable company can do anything from replacing pumps to overhauling the whole system. It is advisable to check in along the way to make sure everything is going according to the plan.

Request Referrals

Before making it this far, you may like to request referrals from previous clients. If you speak to a previous client directly, you can ask them about the areas where the company excelled, and also about the areas that they were less pleased with. Ideally, they will affirm that the company provided top-notch results and that they were astounded by the quality. In that case, you will know that you can trust them to do a great job.

Leave it to the Pros

Thousand Oaks pool remodeling
Thousand Oaks pool remodeling

Pool remodeling and repairs are best left to professional companies like Valley Pool Plaster. While there may be small jobs the average homeowner can tackle on their own (depending on the type), most of these jobs require extensive equipment and experience, not to mention manpower.

Even so, it pays to be informed so you know what you are getting into when it comes to these problems. The more you know, the less likely it will be that you’ll get taken advantage of when it comes to price and time. You also should know the difference between a job that needs to be taken care of now and one that can wait.

In the final analysis, the best thing to do is find a trusted company to work with and schedule a consultation. Then determine exactly what you want to have done. From there, you can pretty much relax and let them do what they do best. However, it is important to check in from time to time and make sure things are going smoothly. If you follow this simple advice, you should be pleased with the final result.

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Sun Safety For Children

Sun Safety For Children

Sun safety for children is high on every parent’s agenda when the sun comes out.  This summer has been amazing so far. Lots of sunshine and dry weather and plenty of opportunities for the little ones to be out in the fresh air. However as parents it’s drummed into us that we should protect our children’s skin from the ‘dangerous’ sun rays.

Of course we also need to think about keeping the children hydrated and cool too. So with this in mind we need to always think three important things!

babygrows
babygrows
  1. Cover all visible skin with high factor suncream, ideally SPF50
  2. Dress the kids in cool organic baby clothing
  3. Pop a cool cotton sun hat on them

Young babies and children are particularly vulnerable in the summer and extra care needs to be taken with protecting them. Babies under 6 months should be kept out of the sun whenever possible, and older babies and children should be allowed in the sun for a limited time and only when they are well protected.

  • Apply a minimum of Factor 30+ sunscream, Anything below SPF30 does not really give adequate protection. To be honest even adults should never go below a factor 15 and children ideally Factor 30+. Apply the suncream 15-30 minutes before they go out and try to use waterproof sun cream, especially when they are playing in swimming pools or the sea.
  • Even during term-time, remember that children are outside at school for break and lunch times. Look at buying the 10 hour protection creams and putting it on the children before school. A lot of schools allow the children to take sun-creams in but the staff are not allowed to apply it on the children.
  • Encourage your children to wear a hat and cover up. Loose organic cotton clothes are the most comfortable. The sun can still penetrate thin clothing, so ensure you cream them all over.
  • Don’t be tempted to buy cheap sunglasses for the children. We all know that children easily lose and break sunglasses but cheap ones can do more harm than good.
  • Use the shade as much as possible, especially for babies. Under trees and sun umbrellas are perfect for children to play under.

Sun Safety for Children

A survey revealed that:

  • 83% of British parents don’t think it’s necessary to apply any sun protection to their children in the summer months before going to school.
  • Over half of parents don’t give their child a bottle of sun protection before they go to school during the summer.
  • A staggering 19% of mums and dads say their children do NOT have a shaded area in their school playground.
  • 37% of parents buy lower than an SPF30 for their children.

Sun Safety Facts

  • babies burn faster than children or adults
  • you can burn in the shade from reflected light
  • a wet cotton t-shirt lets through nearly as much sun as no shirt
  • don’t wait till you feel hot, 10am sun burns as much as 2pm sun
  • always re-apply suncream after swimming even if waterproof
  • apply sun cream at least every two hours
  • cloudy days are dangerous- a lot of UV still gets through cloud
  • watch out for cool winds or water, it can make you think you are not getting burnt

TIPS

  • plan your trips to avoid being in the heat of the day 10-2pm
  • have picnics in the shade and play in the shade
  • enjoy the woods
  • encourage the children to wear hats and long sleeved t-shirts
  • give children regular drinks of water or fruit juice to keep them hydrated.

I hope you don’t feel like I’m lecturing you here. Sun safety is so important though and with skin cancer rates rocketing year on year, we must remember to protect our babies and children.

Enjoy the lovely weather but Think Safe!

 

Official Source:- https://www.tillyandjasper.co.uk/blogs/news/sun-safety-for-children

 

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How To Buy The Best Personalized Pillowcases For Kids?

How To Buy The Best Personalized Pillowcases For Kids?

We all love gifts, right? We like to receive gifts from our loved ones on special occasions. We also like to gift something special to our near and dear ones when we celebrate a special occasion. Shopping for the kids can be confusing as there are endless options available all over in the market. You may not know what size the child wears and what his/her favorite toys are. Do you feel the pressure to buy a special gift for a kid? If you have to attend a kid’s birthday party and you need help with suggestions for the right gift item, personalized pillowcases for kids can be a good idea.

Make The Child Feel Special With Personalized Pillowcases

personalized pillowcases for kids
personalized pillowcases for kids

Personalized pillowcases never get old and make the receivers feel special and cared for. It is a unique gift that fits every budget. Different styles and designs of pillowcases are available in the market, but you will find that Di Lewis designs are unique. Personalized gifts become a treasure for the families. You can choose their name to be written on the pillowcase or just their initials in their favorite colors. Children and their family members would love to receive the personalized pillowcase with the child’s name written on it. Such gifts give a child the sense of being special.

Di Lewis sells a wide range of personalized gifts. One can select the best designs to meet their requirements. Add a personal touch to the child’s room with unique pillowcases that would be cherished forever. personalized pillowcases for kids can be an ideal gift for birthdays, graduations, Christmas, or other special occasions. Decorate their room with unique kids pillows and make them feel special and loved.

How To Buy The Best Personalized Gifts For Kids?

Once you have decided to buy personalized gifts for children, you can start looking for the best designs. Di Lewis is a trusted seller known for providing high quality products at affordable prices. The company has a proven track record of delivering the best products to the customers. With an aim to put a smile on people’s face, the company goes the extra mile to deliver exceptional products with unique designs.

You do not need to worry about the website storing any personal information. Di Lewis is a reputed and trustworthy online store that never misuses any information entered by clients during a purchase. Your information is safe and secure with us. Our company never sells any client information at any cost.

You can select the design, colors, and fonts of the name to be written on the pillowcase. The kids will enjoy a good night’s sleep with their personalized pillow and will remember you when they use it.

Purchasing a gift for kid can be a confusing task. Personalized pillowcases for kids can be an ideal gift for all the age groups. Surprise the child with amazing his and hers pillow cases and make them feel special and loved for like never before.

Di Lewis has a large collection of personalized pillowcases for children with unique hand painted designs. The company sells high quality personalized gifts for children to make them feel special. Pick the best designs online to buy the perfect gift for kids.

 

Article Source:- https://www.dilewis.com/blogs/news/how-to-buy-personalized-pillowcases-for-kids

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WHAT IS SPORTS MASSAGE?

WHAT IS SPORTS MASSAGE?

Sports massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after an event and/or function at high levels during training of golf fitness Scottsdale. This style of massage was ideal because it emphasizes prevention of injuries to muscle and tendons while promoting healing of general muscle injuries. As the fitness and massage industry has grown so has the demand for sports massage, it is no longer just for athletes but now it is beneficial for everyone who is active.

Sports massage is great for those suffering from injuries, chronic pain or those who have restricted range of motion. The differences between sports massage and a regular Swedish massage is that the therapist will generally concentrate on a specific problem area rather than performing a full body relaxation massage, if you want to fall asleep on a table do not get on a sports massage therapists table.

golf fitness Scottsdale
golf fitness Scottsdale

What Happens during the massage?

While sports massage still is considered a type of Swedish massage, it is different in that it is primarily being used to stimulate blood flow and aid in the breakdown of lymphatic fluid in the problem area or areas. Many Sports Therapists will use what is known as trigger point therapy during their sessions, this type of therapy is essential for breaking down adhesions often called knots in the muscle and is the therapist’s best tool for increasing range of motion.

There are 4 main types of Sports Massage

Pre Event: This is a short duration massage that uses quick strokes and is concentrating on parts of the body that will be most used during the event, and is usually best down between 15-50 minutes prior to the event start time, and can also include some light assisted stretching.

Post Event: This is a somewhat slower massage but still fast enough to stimulate blood flow and healing to the muscles again focusing on the major muscles that were used during the event. This massage is best given within 1 hour after the event, and can be performed as soon as 10 minutes after the event, stretching and cool down is encouraged before receiving post event massage work. Post event

massage helps return the tissue back to normal.

Restorative: This is performed during training and is often required due to muscle cramping or fatigue. This type of massage can help prevent injury while training and also allow the athlete to continue their training of golf fitness Scottsdale while staying at a high level.

Rehabilitative: This is the most common type of sports massage for the active population, it is aimed at alieving pain due to an injury or fatigue from over training of golf fitness Scottsdale and can also help with general muscle soreness that is associated with working out and is beneficial to all weekend warriors out there to keep their bodies healthy and performing at a high level, while reducing the risk of injury.

So when is the right time to get a Sports Massage?

A Sports Massage is a good choice if you have a specific problem, such as, a tender knee from running, lack of range through the shoulder, or back pain that mimics sciatica symptoms. Another good time is generally whenever you notice a change in your movement pattern, meaning that something just does not feel like it normally does whether it was from exercise or just sleeping on the wrong side of the bed. Sports massage can relieve you from muscle pulls, cramps and even help with reoccurring headache or sciatica pain.

Timing of a sports massage will always vary to some degree, depending on how much time a person has prior to an event or what they must do after an event, for those of us just getting worked on after a hard few days of personal trainer Scottsdale plan on the massage lasting between 30 and 45 minutes depending on which area is being worked. A therapist will be able to help alieve that common muscle soreness but for any type of chronic pain or injury multiple sessions would be required in order to help facilitate the healing process.

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Chile’s solar/pumped hydro project is still on-hold

Chile’s solar/pumped hydro project is still on-hold

The 600 MW solar farm and a 300 MW pumped hydro plant could be delivering continuous baseload power, enough to fill about 5% of Northern Chile’s baseload demand.

The Valhalla solar/pumped hydro project would be the first to demonstrate that baseload power can be generated from a utility-scale PV plant.

The project will send intermittent generation from the 600 MW Cielos de Tarapacá solar PV farm to the 300 MW Espejo de Tarapacá pumped hydro plant in order to convert it into baseload power.

Often claimed to be new technology, Valhalla’s pumped hydro plant is planning to use the sea as the lower reservoir. It plans to convert most of the intermittent output from a utility-scale off grid solar PV farm into baseload power, which could be a “world first”.

off grid solar
off grid solar

The following data listed are from Valhalla’s 2015 Environmental Assessment, although there are still no detailed plant specifications:

  • Capacity: 300MW (three 100MW reversible turbines)
  • Tunnel diameter: 4.9m
  • Reservoir surface elevation when full: 608.5m
  • Permanent storage: 12 million cu m
  • Base volume: 15 million cu m
  • Normal operation volume: 25 million cu m
  • Average annual energy input: 2.28 GWh/day
  • Average annual generation: 1.75 GWh/day
  • Investment $385 million ($1,270/kW)

There’s still no estimates for the total storage capacity but a calculation based on 10 million cu m of sea water (normal operating minus base volume), 77% round-trip efficiency (1.75 GWh output, 2.28 GWh input) and a head of 608.5m gives 15.2 GWh.

off grid solar
off grid solar

Valhalla’s 600MW Cielo de Tarapacá solar farm is located 65km inland from the pumped hydro plant at an elevation of around 1,000m, this is because of high humidity and reoccurring sea fog in Chile’s coastal area. The estimated cost for Valhalla’s solar farm is at $900m, or $1,500/kW.

Chilean-style solar/pumped hydro projects will not allow the world to transition to renewable energy. The mix of favorable coastal topography and superior off grid solar kits resources that make it potentially feasible seems to be unique to Chile.

The Sahara desert might compete in terms of solar potential, but the solar-pumped hydro approach could not be applied at scale outside Chile. The steep-to coastal topography needed to support large pumped hydro sites exist but there are few if any places outside Northern Chile where the two exist in combination over so large an area.

For now, Valhalla has all of its permits in hand and had proposed to begin construction last 2017, but development is still on hold while the company seeks its $1.2 billion for financing.

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