July 17, 2018
Ribbon cutting planned for Waynesboro 'Shark Tank'
Many are familiar with ABC’s Emmy Award-winning reality show, Shark Tank, but the residents of Franklin County would be interested to know that a local company is also inspiring inventors to dream big.
Active Life Solutions, an e-commerce company focused on supporting fitness products for people pursuing an active lifestyle, is based in Waynesboro.
Waynesboro resident Dr. Stephen Bui, a surgeon podiatrist, leads a partnership of physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors and personal trainers that thoroughly evaluate innovative products aimed at helping people to start or maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
Once a brand or product is selected, it is tested in-house by the team of professionals at Active Life Solutions. Following approval, we then will help the brand to have a successful launch. This concept is very similar to the one witnessed on Shark Tank.
“We have helped companies from several countries successfully launch innovative products," Bui said. "We not only help companies launch, we invest in the people behind these products as well.”
With high demand for their services, Active Life Solutions recently moved its warehouse operations from a 1,000 square-foot facility in Shady Grove to a 5,000 square-foot building at the Wharf Road Industrial Park in Zullinger.
Bui recently toured portions of the Mid-Atlantic region with Pekka Vallo, an Olympic weightlifter and the inventor of the HighRoller. One of those stops included the Waynesboro YMCA where the duo hosted the “Active Recovery & Mobility Workshop” and presented the HighRoller (Sports Product of the Year in Finland.)
Vallo performed exercise demonstrations with several products aimed at increasing body mobility and enabled attendees to have a hands-on opportunity to learn more about effective muscle recovery.
Local residents will soon have another chance to learn more about Active Life Solutions during a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 at the company's warehouse located at 4758 Zane A. Miller Drive, Waynesboro.
The ribbon cutting will include a chance to win free products currently being promoted through Active Life Solutions.
If you are interested in scheduling an interview or would like more information regarding any of the latest inventions being promoted on https://activelifeusa.com/, email Stephen Bui at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Kaleigh Barr - Manager, ActiveLife, Sarah Santangelo - Senior Wellness Director YMCA, Dr. Stephen Bui - Founder and CEO, ActiveLife)