Enabling Kid-Powered Wellness through Innovative Product Development & Product Evolution
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When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM

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5:00 – 6:15   Networking and Tours of Training HAUS (tours will start at 5:15pm)
6:15 – 6:30   PDMA and Training HAUS Welcome
6:30 – 7:30   CycleHealth Panel
7:30 – 8:00   Networking

Session Description:

For the first time in American history, kids have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Without a catalyst, chronic disease will only grow in America. CycleHealth refuses to accept this and is equipping a generation of kids to lead the nation to a new cycle of health through innovative offerings and collaboration with partners and sponsors.

Key Take Aways:

Please join us on January 16, 2019 at the Training HAUS for a panel discussion with CycleHealth co-founders Betsy Grams, Tony Schiller, and Mark Walinske, moderated by Laura Delavie, where you will:

  • Learn how process, people, and culture enabled CycleHealth to move quickly from "art of the start" to traction in a few short years, enabling growth and expanded impact
  • Learn how failing fast, iteration, and adaption while staying true to purpose are part of the CycleHealth DNA and enable innovative product development and evolution
  • Learn how collaboration and partnership between co-founders, pediatricians, school administrators, and sponsors have also been enablers of success
  • Learn how CycleHealth has positioned itself for scale through their acquisition by the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities


Moderator: Laura Delavie, CycleHealth Board Member & Strategic Change/Org. Effectiveness Consultant

Change agent. Strategist. Design thinker. Leader. Facilitator. Integral Associate Coach™. Laura is the Founder and Chief Alchemist of ALCEMIS. For over 15 years, Laura has been a catalyst for and facilitator of the strategic changes needed to generate alignment, collaboration, creative solutions, and action that lead to engagement, advocacy, and sustainable growth. All of these are key enablers for leaders who want to build conscientious and purposeful organizations that deliver positive impact. These leaders have an improvement mindset - they want to be and do better - not only so they live their organization’s brand promise but also take a holistic approach to impactful decision making.

Using a variety of change, design thinking, and creativity tools and methodologies, Laura helps clients think and act differently about their challenges. As an adventurer of the mind, Laura loves to learn. She is attracted to work that advances conscious capitalism, partnership systems, leadership, and whole health. She’s engaged by concepts of play, creativity, quantum physics, fractals, interconnected systems, and epigenetics. Laura holds a deep belief that our mental, emotional, and spiritual states have influence over our physical health and ease or dis-ease.

Panelist: Betsy Grams, CycleHealth Co-Founder & Executive Director

People uniter. With her proven track record of spearheading several record setting kid-based racing and fundraising events for charity, Betsy is the fearless leader of our bold mission to create a new cycle of health in America.

A natural spirit builder, Betsy unites people from all backgrounds to do great things together. She has the unique ability to execute the vision of our corporate sponsors and to motivate school-aged children to embrace our life-changing events. Betsy believes it’s time to challenge kids to accomplish more than our culture asks of them. “Society too easily accepts mediocrity from kids. We don’t. They desire, and are capable of, leading significant lives and that’s what we inspire them to do.”

Living by example, Betsy is a marathon runner, ultra-marathon runner, and triathlete who does warrior yoga, and does her best thinking while sweating. Having conquered 30, 40, and 50 mile trail races, Betsy is constantly amazed at what the body and mind can do. Always wanting a next new challenge, she now has her sights even longer distances.

Panelist: Tony Schiller, CycleHealth Co-Founder & Chief Motivator

Perseverance personified. For decades Tony has performed at a world-class level as an athlete, speaker, and event creator. Who better to lead our kids’ races than the nation’s only man to win double national titles for his age group at both the 2014 and 2015 USA Triathlon National Championships. Tony’s year was topped with gold and silver medal performances in two races at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Championships in September. His career totals are now 79 outright triathlon wins plus 14 national and 7 world titles for his age group.

As CycleHealth’s Chief Motivator, Tony brings his race enthusiasm when he speaks to groups and leads CycleHealth events. His programs have helped over 200,000 people ranging from kids to executives. He’s most proud of having helped kids develop resilience for life, a passion for fitness, and a commitment to serving others. As America’s most successful kid’s triathlon race director, more than 17,000 kids have finished his races and raised over $4.6 million for charity.

Panelist: Mark Walinske, CycleHealth Co-Founder & Entrepreneurial Healthcare Executive

Serial entrepreneur. As Co-Founder of CycleHealth and former Chairman, Board of Directors, Mark Walinske leads with decisiveness. Ultra dedicated to creating solutions that advance real health and wellness, people trust Mark’s visionary leadership. They know he'll not only talk about what should happen, but he'll invest his own time and resources to make sure we're advancing. Mark’s leadership was key to CycleHealth’s ability to break through as a wellness innovator.

Mark has over 34 years of early-stage entrepreneurial experience with an emphasis in the healthcare industry. He has always had a deep passion for advancing organizations and technologies to reverse the rising costs and demonstrate data-driven outcomes. Currently Mark is coaching three early-stage organizations in the value-based care arena. Prior to that, he was an executive at Optum in the Innovation R&D organization. In addition to having been the CEO of three organizations, and co-founder of a successful healthcare non-profit, he has consulted to or been on the board of over two dozen Twin Cities-based health/medical start-up companies. Mark’s interest in tackling complex healthcare problems is matched only by his passion for fly fishing and sailing.

Host: Erik Rasmussen, Manager, Sports Performance/Training HAUS

Erik brings over 20 years of experience in training athletes to leading the team at the Training HAUS. Adjacent to the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, the new home of the MN Vikings, the Training Haus’ elite performance facility brings everything under one roof. With 22,000 square feet of turf, court, studio, and sports science lab space, it is a place for athletes to train, improve performance and recover. Powered by TCO (Twin Cities Orthopedics), every detail that went into the development of this unique facility is built on a foundation of science, research, and world-class sports medicine expertise.


Available in the parking ramp next to Training HAUS. To enter the ramp, turn onto Vikings Circle and take the third exit from the roundabout. Entrance: The main entrance to Training HAUS is located on south side of the building. Look for the 'H' above the glass door. Enter through the door and proceed to the 2nd floor.

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