On the Road to Wellness with Jeff Schneider

Wellness, it seems, has become a trend in today’s society especially in progressive cities like Austin, TX. Many people want to improve their wellness, but don’t know where to start. Jeff Schneider, CEO, father, and athlete, seeks to change this by enabling people through education and encouragement. He is dedicated to helping our community in whatever way he can, but, in light of the childhood obesity problem plaguing the United States, he is especially passionate about helping children. If you weren’t already aware, the Annie E. Casey Foundation estimates, “From 2015 to 2016, 31% of children ages 10 to 17 were categorized as overweight or obese. This statistic varies slightly by gender, with boys more frequently affected than girls (33% of boys versus 29% of girls).” As a committed father to three children, Jeff is alarmed by the declining health of our youth – our precious future.

Jeffry’s response and approach to assuaging the problem is spot on according to the Annie E. Case Foundation as they assert, “While physical activity plays a key role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle — and a healthy weight — nearly half (47%) of children in the United States do not exercise regularly. By promoting physical activity and healthy eating and by limiting sedentary behaviors, such as screen time, adults and caregivers can help reduce this statistic and improve the long-term well-being of America’s kids.” An avid proponent of health and wellness plans, Jeffry Schneider makes these a part of his and his children’s lives while helping others instill wellness programs in their lives. He believes and highlights that any individual has the power to make healthy choices and that these small choices in the present can support a healthy future. He leads by example showing kids that no matter how busy life becomes, there is always time for physical activity.

Since personal wellness is one of Jeffry Schneider’s passions, he participated in a program that helped citizens affected by natural disasters regain their mental and physical health. When hurricanes hit cities like Houston, Miami, and Caribbean islands such as Puerto Rico, health and wellness deteriorated at an alarming rate. People couldn’t find food and shelter, therefore exercise and other wellness routines were abandoned as survival became the sole concern. Even once the waters receded and the rebuilding began, many of the old wellness routines faded away as trying to get back to normal is hard enough without having to also get back into an exercise routine.

Texas executives, such as Austin-based Jeffry Schneider, immediately began working to help their fellow Texan neighbors recover from the natural atrocities brought upon Houston. Some of the sights were truly horrifying. Jeff Schneider and his executive team mobilized an aid initiative that was instrumental in providing help to people who were in the middle of one of the worst weather-related crises in Houston’s history.

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Highland Capital Out Performs S & P 500 by 300 Percent in 2016

Highland Capital Management, is one of the largest alternative credit managers in the United States. We handle over $14,8 billion of assets. We are specialists in various credit strategies, like long-only funds, distressed and special situations, Collateralized loan obligations, credit hedge funds and natural resource investing. Our clients include pension plans, endowments, corporations, governments and high net worth investors. Our headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. We also have offices in New York, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Seoul.


The company’s energy-stock picks helped Highland’s Small Cap Equity Fund nearly triple the return of the S & P 500 in 2016. The funds Class A shares, returned 31.6 percent last year. This fund is managed by Michael Gregory and James Dondero at the company.

Gregory said that Highland was able to invest in pipeline partnerships in early 2016 and just ride the wave back up as oil prices began to stabilize. Highland Capital was able to benefit from the dividend yields available in the industry when it was at the bottom.


Gregory feels that the decline in health care stocks, last year, will be a great source of gains in 2017. He cites the heal care problem of opioid addiction as one reason health care stocks should improve. He says that health insurance companies are on the fast-track to using new less-addictive pain relievers. This leaves the door open for drug manufacturers like Collegiate Pharmaceutical to profit from a new trend in pain killers.

Another company, Pacira Pharmaceuticals makes a non-opioid pain relief medication used for surgeries. The medication is injecting during surgery to help with pain relieve afterwards. The drug is doing over $200 million in sales currently.


Gregory also likes the multi-family real estate market. By purchasing properties and updating them, they can charge a higher rent. One example of the positive trend in this area is NexPoint Residential Trust which last year returned 79,5 percent. Gregory is looking at other companies with similar structures, like Independence Realty Trust. Morningstar rating service, puts the Highland Small Cap Equity Fund at four stars out of five for performance.

Yanni Hufnagel Taking Basketball World By Storm

Yanni Hufnagel grew up in a Jewish family in Scarsdale, New York. His best sport growing up was lacrosse. He even played a season of lacrosse in college. But Yanni Hufnagel’s favorite sport was basketball. Unfortunately for the young Jewish athlete, he was not equipped to play the game that he loves. He was cut from his high school varsity basketball team.


This all might sound like a bit of a tragic story. But it was his inability to play the game at a high level that led Yanni Hufnagel to the world of coaching. Instead of playing varsity basketball at his high school, he became the television announcer for the team. He played around with the role a little bit, pretending to be famous basketball announcers, but it was clear that his understanding of the game was deeper than anybody else his age.


It all started back when he was a young boy playing with basketball figurines. He would develop strategies for his basketball toys that he still employs today. Now we are all fortunate enough to see his rise through the ranks of the college basketball coaching scene.


His big break came back in 2009 when he took an assistant coaching position at Harvard University. With his recruiting, Harvard was able to claim an Ivy League championship for the first time in the school’s history. And as the oldest college in the country, Harvard has quite an extensive history. It was his time at Harvard University that got him labeled the assistant coach most likely to make it due to his recruiting skills, according to a CBS poll of college basketball coaches.


Yanni Hufnagel knows his basketball strategy so well that he can tailor his recruiting efforts around what the team needs. He is also not afraid to go after top-tier talent even when the school he is selling makes recruiting difficult. Harvard, for example, was not allowed to give athletic scholarships. Yanni Hufnagel recruited a powerhouse team despite that limitation. And he managed to recruit the best players that were capable of meeting Harvard’s incredibly high academic standards.


USAHEALTH Group for All Your Insurance Needs

USAHEALTH Group is a family of insurance companies that understand that every customer’s needs are different, and there isn’t always a “one size fits all” answer that can solve everyone’s health insurance requirements . USAHEALTH Group and its subsidiaries Freedom Life Insurance Company of America and National Foundation Life Insurance Company offers a variety of coverages for small businesses, people who are self-employed, and families.

The coverages that USAHEALTH Group will cover you for range from Dental and Vision coverage, to Life coverage, and even include more specialized things like Short-Term Accident Disability as well as Specified Disease and Sickness coverages. USAHEALTH Group also has solutions for those looking to get coverage that are on a limited budget or have other financial concerns regarding their healthcare coverage .

USAHEALTH Group is located in Fort Worth, Texas and has been serving the needs of its customers for a combined 50 years between its subsidiaries. They pride themselves on their long-term approach to building relationships with customers, rather than looking at them as a source of income. USAHEALTH strives for greatness and aims to be the trusted choice in America for healthcare, and that shows in their outstanding customer service that has won them awards. The company has received an A+ from the Better Business Bureau and is recognized around the world as a leader in business innovation , customer service, and overall growth.

A trusted leader in the insurance industry, USAHEALTH Group covers it all and does so with world-class customer service .

Goettl Air Conditioning Diversifies Its Services to Venture the Commercial Sector

In a bid to excellently serve the Southwest Nevada, Goettl Air Conditioning firm acquired Las Vegas Air and Paradise Air. Moreover, Goettl has acquired other companies in Las Vegas. The merge means that Goettl has additional 20 employees and a stronger grip on the residential air conditioning industry. Goettl is a trusted company, and this made it easy for the employees of the two companies to accept the merge. The employees believed that the merger would benefit them and improve service delivery to the local markets.

The merger will also see the companies diversify their services and skills. Las Vegas Air and Paradise air will now include plumbing services to their service charter. On the other side, Goettl will benefit by expanding their services to the commercial sector. Goettl was initially servicing the residential market, but will now begin offering their services to strip malls and multi-family properties. Goettl had earlier acquired Sunny Plumber and Desert Valley Mechanical.

About Goettl Air Conditioning Company

Goettl is a leading provider of HVAC services. It offers high-quality Ac and heating equipment, repair, and maintenance and replacement services. The company was founded in 1939. Since it was launched, the firm has kept its mission statement of providing unmatched quality to their clients. The company has over 70 years of experience in the HVAC industry, even in extremely harsh weather conditions.

With Goettl, customers are relaxed and have peace of mind because Goettl’s excellent team of professionals guarantees them comfortable living conditions. Recently, the company added plumbing services to its arsenal after merging with The Sunny Plumbers.

Goettl Air Conditioning Company was honored as the Best HVAC Company in Arizona in 2017. Through its owner, Kenneth Goodrich, the firm is involved in several philanthropic activities. The company has donated free HVAC to Vandalized schools as well as offering scholarships to students interested in attending HVAC classes.