Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last minute gifts at Dreamchasers!

Happy Holidays!!

Shop at Dreamchasers!

Store Wide Sale until 3pm Christmas Eve!!
Classes are in full swing during the holidays.
We are only closed starting Christmas Eve at 3pm for the 3:30 and 5:30 class.
Closed Christmas day and New Years Day. ALL other classes are being taught!

* Stop into Dreamchasers this week, email Lisa at lisa@dreamchaserevents.com, or call: 208-787-2077 to build and buy a package for yourself or for a loved one. Included in the package could be: massage, personal training, camp, on-line coaching, punch card, snowshoe or skate ski clinic, dinner for 2 at Teton Springs, products!

*If you would like to be sent a Dreamchaser product list please email Lisa at lisa@dreamchaserevents.com






*Sat. Jan. 9th Snowshoe Run/Walk clinic as well as Skate Ski clinic. For all information email Lisa at lisa@dreamchaserevents.com



*Crescent Moon Snowshoe Sale – 15% off...STOP INTO DREAMCHASERS, WE HAVE A LIMITED SUPPLY OF SNOWSHOES AND BOOTIES LEFT IN STOCK! *Are you interested in purchasing some new snowshoes for the winter season? If you are, then check out the models available at www.crescentmoon.com and send us your order as soon as possible. We like the “12s” for fitness and racing, but Crescent Moon offers a variety of models to suit your needs: from the backcountry to kids to ultralight ‘blanks’ for those looking to win snowshoe races! And keep in mind that they offer “booties” to keep your toes toasty! Contact us for additional information and keep in mind that we can drop ship anywhere in the US.
Dream Big! May All Your Dreams Come True!!!
Lisa Smith-Batchen www.dreamchaserevents.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lisa Tamaki runs ALL of New Zealand in 44 days!!!

I was sent this letter from my friend Mario...way to go Lisa, way to go!

Dear Friends,

Lisa Tamaki ran all the New Zealand in 44 days. To see the complete journey...... check the link : http://www.nzrun.co.nz/about/blog

Read Below the last day.....
Day 44- 14 December 2009

After an eventful night in Auckland...Jason and I were on the same flight from Auckland to New Plymouth as my main sponsor Murray Dick and his wife Jane from Taranaki Engineering. I thought it was quite fitting to share a flight back home so we could run the final leg together.We arrived at New Plymouth airport, and even though I was feeling rather jaded by not only the accumulative distance of run NZ but also the pre finish party at the Hilton, (thanks guys), however that jadedness disappeared once inside the terminal building to the wonderful reception from my supporters.In particular I acknowledge the attendance of those fantastic oldies from Riverview, complete with their handmade banner it was a fitting welcome back to the naki...but I wasn't finished yet.After a quick change we gathered outside to begin the final run into New Plymouth. There were quite a few runners, Kelvin from Frontrunner, the harriers, Kylie and his navigator on his tandem bike (good on ya mate), and many others of whom I am sorry I cannot name you all. After a quick safety brief from Megan we were off, at rather a slow pace until we all warmed into it.Sadly our trusty Toyota Prius's were not with us as some of the crew were rather late up this morning and we had to manage the final leg without our support vehicle, all was not lost though as Kelvins Front runner vehicle and Peggy managed the task well.It was amazing to be running down airport drive, people tooting and standing waiting for me, it was just such a special feeling. Led by Megan we turned onto the main road and the tooting and waving of the passers by again filled me with the drive to get to the end, so much so that Megan had to tell me to slow down as we were too far ahead of the scheduled finish.We picked up quite a few extra's as we headed into New Plymouth and before I knew it we were at the walkway where even more joined in.I am blown away by the support of the Taranaki people and felt proud to be running home with my mates and my sponsors at my side.
Sadly one person that was not there was my project manager, and sponsor, Jaron Mumby from Fire Design. He was away representing Taranaki at the North Island Surf Lifesaving IRB Championships so he had a worthwhile excuse! He and Chris Scott won 3 Gold Medals, so congrats guys on another great performance.Megan announced the final K to go and as we neared the windwand I could see more people waiting to cheer me on and share with me the moment of completion of this massive task.
As I ran onto Puke Ariki landing I could see Mayor Pete standing there waiting, we all ran, arms in the air, laughing and some were cheering here it is, THE END!.
I had done it, the finish...all those days and nights, all the work, the pain, the organising and arranging, and here I was, I had conquered the beast.... how do I feel... I don't really have the words to describe it... I am numb, excited, exhausted, so very grateful.
After the necessary formalities I needed to head home to change for my appearance at Christmas at the bowl. It was such a special moment to run into the bowl and be cheered on by the crowd. I was then welcomed onto the stage by Mayor Peter Tennent and treated to a special traditional Maori welcome and blessing, which was just such an honor, thank you to you all.
I would just like to thank all my amazing sponsors who helped make this dream a reality. Firstly to the NZ Run naming rights sponsor Murray Dick and Taranaki Engineering, your company sums up Taranaki! Your commitment and determination has meant everything to me. You your influence helped get me to the finish line and with your support this campaign would not have happened. To Kevin Gray and James Crighton from Tasman Toyota and Mark Young from Toyota New Zealand, your generosity and commitment to this campaign has been exceptional. The Toyota Prius vehicles you sponsored were amazing. If anyone is thinking of buying a new vehicle, please see the team at Tasman Toyota in Taranaki or any Toyota dealer nationwide if you live outside Taranaki, as Toyota really look after you and are the best people to deal with.To Bartercard, thank you so much for your amazing support. Barter is such a fantastic way to trade with businesses throughout NZ. If you are looking for a way to promote new customers within your business, then give Bartercard a call!Thank you so much to Pams for all the amazing food you sponsored, your amazing food kept me going through the length of New Zealand. Thanks to Steelformers for all your support over the last year. Always great to have such a proud Taranaki Company in behind you!Thanks to Kelvin and the team at Frontrunner and also the team at More FM for all of your great support.Thank you so much Interislander, Maui Campervans, Nature Spring Water, Mobilize and Waitara Travel. A big thank you to all the Motels and Hotels throughout New Zealand who sponsored accommodation. You were all such amazing people and I look forward to catching up with you all again one day soon. Thanks to Marco and the team at Buff for your support and manufacturing the official NZ Run Buff. If you are keen to buy a buff please click on the link on the home page. Buy a Buff and become one of the NZ Run team!Thanks to BIG Media for all of your promotional work. You guys are amazing. If you want your business to get noticed, call David Casey and the team at BIG Media as they are passionate about Taranaki and want your business to get noticed!Thanks to Jaron Mumby and Fire Design for all your creative input. You guys are just amazing and you seem to be able to find a creative solution for any problem throw your way! Lastly, thank you to my amazing crew. I owe you all everything for what you have all sacrificed to ensure I made it to the finish line. No one person can take on a task as large as what I did without having the best people in behind you to make it happen.
. Please keep spreading the word as we will keep fundraising to ensure we can help make a difference for these two amazing charities.Well! Here is the challenge!If I can run the length of New Zealand, then I know you may also be ready to take up your own challenge!If you think you can run, walk, crawl or roll a km per day for the next 14 days then we would love to have you on board with your own K PER DAY Challenge!Please click on the K PER DAY CHALLENGE link on the website and download your form!I know you can do it! It might just help your health, and by raising money through the process you might just help the life of a child affected with illness!So lets get to it! Start today! All it takes is a k!
Love to allLisa

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Dreamchasers Dec. Class schedule and much more!

Hi Friends! Happy Holidays.

Dreamchasers opened a Fitness Facility about 2 months ago and on Dec. 4th we had our Open House. 120 adults and 40 children walked through the doors. It was an amazing night to say the least. We are thankful for the wonderful community we live in and for the belief and support.
I personally started Dreamchasers 28 years ago with a group of women in NJ. The motto was and still is " Find a Dream and Chase it down"

At our New Facility in Driggs Idaho we teach many classes for ages 2-100 plus:)
We are not a gym with machine, we are a Fitness Facility where we teach fitness to be fun, challenging, motivating, stretching, flexibility, strength and conditioning with "very little" equipment needed besides your own body.
We teach and believe in muscle confusion and stability core work.

We have children's classes 5 days a week.
M-F for 2-5 year olds: morning sessions
M-F 3:30-5 for 2-17: afternoon sessions.
Our teachers are extraordinary not only teaching fitness they are teaching children about good listening skills, discipline, self respect and respect for others.

All of our adults classes are taught by some of the most amazing professionals who live here.
From professional athletes to teachers with master degrees in education.

The energy is contagious at Dreamchasers.

SOMETHING NEW to Dreamchasers: Starting next Sat. Dec. 12th, Dreamchasers will open the doors from 12-5 every Sat. for parents to bring there children and go out for a "DATE DAY"!
As a parent I know first hand how difficult it is to find time to spend with Jay going running, ski or anything together without having to find someone to watch our children.
Reservations will be necessary to bring your children so that we can ensure to have the appropriate staff. 208-787-2077. The charge is $5 an hour for all children who are not in diapers or who need to be fed with bottles. The charge for children who need to be fed or in diapers is $6 an hour.
Your children will be engaged in many fitness activities, games, book reading, doing there homework if needed, arts and crafts.
Please bring a snack for your child, blanket if needing a nap and a bottle of water with there name on it.

Below is the link to the classes. Please wait a few moments for it to download:)

You don't have to sign up for a certain class. You buy a punch card and this allows you to come to any class you want to.
Adult punch cards are $90 and Kids punch cards are $50
For adults this means 1 hour class is $9 and 1.5 hour class is 13.50
For kids this means 1 hour class is $5 and 1.5 hour class is $7.50

Here is the link to the December Calendar

We hope to see you at our Dreamchasers facility or one of our camps, races and events in 2010.
All merchandise at Dreamchasers is now 15% off. For a product list please email me and I will email you one.

Many Blessings and Happy Holidays.