$1000 Raised for Wounded Warriors by Marcello Pedalino & Friends at Lake Mohawk for Track Friday

Marcello Pedalino, Wounded Warrior Project, Lake Mohawk, Sparta, Track Friday, Terry Contaxis, Michael Contaxis, Ron Contaxis, Michael Walter, Dr. Jill Garripoli, George Panzitta, Eric Rubinson, Lisa Goldman Truesdale, “I love it when a plan comes together.”

1) Raise Awareness

2) Raise Money

3) Have Fun

4) Solidify Friendships

5) Get Some Fresh Air

6) Burn Calories

7) Eat Like A King

8) Stay out of Hospital

9) Hot shower

10) Re-remind Yourself How Good Life Really Is.

 

 

Thank you to all the participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers for making The Lake Mohawk Wounded Warrior Run and Ride a success and such an awesome experience.

The MMP Entertainment and Event Production Team helps the world Celebrate Life! MMP is led by Executive Director, 3-Time National DJ Entertainer of the Year and ADJA Leadership Award recipient, Marcello Pedalino.

The 2013 Celebrate Life Bike Ride with Marcello Pedalino and Friends

IMG_5704 (Large)The 2013 Life is Good Brooklyn Pizza Bike Tour, aka “The Celebrate Life Ride,” was a fabulously-fun outing once again.

It’s a pretty simple formula.  We gather up some really cool people who like to ride their bike and take them on a 35 mile bike tour throughout New York City.

Beyond the fact that it’s a great time, the real reason they all say “yes” is that they know we have a Margarita Pizza picnic at lunchtime courtesy of the world famous Gramaldis.  🙂

IMG_5432 (Large)If you enjoy mixing fun, great conversation, eye candy and incredible pizza with your exercise, send us an e-mail and join us next year!  mmp@mmpentertainment.com

It was a pleasure to welcome Terri Contaxis, Anthony Vennera and Ian Carr to the Celebrate Life family.

As usual, I snapped a few pics throughout the day… plenty of reminders of how beautiful New York is and how fortunate we are to be surrounded by such awesome friends.

Thanks to the tour veterans Tony Shaughnessy, Scott Murphy, Michael Walter and John Derienzo for bringing all of their positive energy back again.

The MMP Entertainment and Event Production Team helps the world Celebrate Life! MMP is led by Executive Director, 3-Time National DJ Entertainer of the Year and ADJA Leadership Award recipient, Marcello Pedalino.

 

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Peak Performance Round 3: Boot Camp with Marcello Pedalino and Friends at The Randolph YMCA

1277206_10202156891146179_793179080_oThe Celebrate Life Series continues with another installment of “Peak Performance.”

When your discerning clientele expects nothing less than stellar service and the best possible performance you can deliver throughout their entertainment experience; staying fit is not only helpful… it’s mandatory.

This time around, I was inspired by Staff Sergeant Gamba from The United States Marine Corps. He conducts an incredibly challenging Boot Camp class on Wednesdays mornings at 9:15 am and then on Saturdays at 9:00 am at the Randolph YMCA.

test 13Now, this ain’t your typical bootcamp-lite or hokey-themed aerobics class where they do a couple of extra push-ups and give it a cool name. Nope. This is a legit, Marine Boot Camp simulation training experience for civilians by the real deal. Staff Sergeant Gamba will challenge your mental and physical limits while simultaneously promoting the coveted core values of the Marines and ensuring your safety.

Try not to freak out or get too intimidated. You are allowed to stop and catch your breath when necessary or opt out of any exercise you are not comfortable with. There is no scrubbing toilets with your toothbrush for bad behavior like in the movies. 🙂 BUT… Don’t. Quit. Staff Sergeant Gamba doesn’t like quitters. Nobody does. (and you’ll be surprised who can’t handle class and who excels.)

test 8Having an ever-evolving, diversified wellness program and surrounding yourself with fabulous people to keep you motivated, accountable and on track- is the key if you want to continue waking up early in the mornings and maintain peak performance levels. It was great to have Mike Walter, Jordan Marshall, Terri Contaxis, Allison Freeman, Amanda Fisher, Christina Jones, and some of my super-cool dedicated friends from the Y join us for this exhilarating and inspirational afternoon session.

Special thanks to Bill Lamia, Kathy Lamia and Kathy Fisher from the YMCA for welcoming my colleagues once again to their impressive facility. We’re looking forward to our next session.

To Staff Sergeant Gamba and all the Marines past and present, thank you for your time, service to our country and EVERYTHING you do. Godspeed.

Health and Happiness,

The MMP Entertainment and Event Production Team helps the world Celebrate Life! MMP is led by Executive Director, 3-Time National DJ Entertainer of the Year and ADJA Leadership Award recipient, Marcello Pedalino.

 

 

Encore Gallery:

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A Nice Run, Sunshine and Friendship

The WKIP crew (from left) Paul Rallo, Terri Contaxis, Michael Walter, & Marcello

Yesterday afternoon, I went for a beautiful 8 mile WKIP run with my good friends, Terri, Paul and Michael.   It was cool to hear Michael, who has 14 marathons under his belt giving advice and encouragement to Terri, who is training for the New York Marathon in November… her first!  Good luck Terri!

Huge bonus… my mom lives right up the road from my house at the mile 6 marker of the scenic country road loop.  She had plenty of hugs, kisses and cold water for everyone.  When Mom sent this photo last night,  I couldn’t help but notice the flag she has hanging from her house.

After a delicious al fresco lunch on the deck back at my house with Terri and Paul, Michael stayed to rehearse for our upcoming presentation at the Wedding MBA in Las Vegas on the 21st. We figured if we’re going to give a seminar about life balance and health and wellness, we better practice what we preach.  🙂

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie.

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