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January 26, 2015

Get America Moving
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Jim Kirwan came to the U.S. from Ireland, 10 years ago to set up TrySports and they have inspired thousands to get fit and live a healthy life. He stepped down as CEO of TrySports at the end of 2012; he is so concerned about the many health problems facing America that he is now on a mission to Get America Moving.

His first book The eXercise Factor is now available and it shows you how to ease into the best shape of your life regardless of your age, weight or current fitness level.
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Corporate Talk: Jim Kirwan
Jim Kirwan is on a mission to get America moving! Jimís passion for health and fitness started 40 years ago when his 47 year old father died suddenly from a massive heart attack. Like most of his contemporaries, then and now, his father didnít exercise and this was a major cause of his premature death. Jim is a passionate and inspirational speaker, author and coach and his new book The eXercise Factor will challenge you to take a long hard look at yourself. Itís packed with tons of great advice and an easy to fol- low road map for a long and healthy life.
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Jim Kirwin
Jim is the founder and former CEO of TrySports and the creator of Get America Moving. He came to the United States from Ireland in 2003 to set up TrySports, a specialty retail business focused on the aerobic activities of walking, running, swimming, cycling, fitness and triathlon. He stepped down as CEO of TrySports at the end of 2012; he is so concerned about the many health problems facing America that he is now on a mission to ďGet America MovingĒ. At the start of 2014, he created [www.getamericamoving.com] and Jim is so passionate about his new mission, that he has been on many television and radio shows including Fox News, Kron 4 and a 5 part series on ABC. Jim graduated from University College Dublin with a Business Degree and he is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development [UK and Ireland]. He worked for eighteen years with Irelandís leading bank - Bank of Ireland, in a wide range of personnel management roles. After three years in London, he left the bank in 1990 to set up his first business, a successful personnel management consultancy, based in Dublin. He did this for twelve years before moving to America to set up TrySports He has completed four marathons, many triathlons and has many years coaching running, cross-country, track and field and triathlon.

Get America Moving