I am thankful to everyone in our team and I owe my deepest gratitude to my friends. What they did and what they gave allowed us to persevere with the development of this Website and our Take The Magic Step organization. Without their loyalty and dedication—their wonderful feedback and critic—the individual, corporate, and charitable Take The Magic Step® programs would simply not be possible.
We are excited and thankful to work with you, dear readers and participants, towards positive change in your life.
We also would like to extend our appreciation to those who previously contributed to this Website:
Duncan joined Take the Magic Step® in September 2008 as an contributing writer and editor of the Running Stories and worked with us until spring of 2017. He is a freelance journalist who has interviewed over 60 world-class runners and coaches for numerous running periodicals and Websites. He has been published in Running Times, Marathon and Beyond, Runner’s World, and Competitor.com. Thank you, Duncan!
For ten years, March 2007 to beginning of 2017, German-born Rosie Bachtler has used her skills as a professional translator to make our English articles in a variety of subjects available on our German-language Website. She also helped with her tremendous editorial feedback—you can follow her “voice” in almost all articles on our German Website. Rosie said: “I love to work for Take The Magic Step because of its focus on wellbeing (“Wohl des Menschen”). It is wonderful to translate information that can help people develop a higher consciousness about their lifestyle and eventually make changes towards a healthier and fitter life.” Thank you, Rosie!
A special thanks to Jay Alger and his colleagues in New York City for designing our current Website in 2008!
Many Thank yous to Piet who wrote family and motivational articles, including our special “Dad’s Corner” section, for our German-language Website.
A heartfelt thank you to Greg who has been an amazing assistant editor of the Take The Magic Step Website from March 2006 until early 2009. Greg said that Take The Magic Step has affected his life in a nice way: “I’ve always been an active person but was never in peak condition. Uta and Dieter helped me reach that next level of fitness with their advice on diet and exercise.”
Michael Draznin and Michael Draznin Consulting
A special thanks also to Michael who helped us in planning, research and execution during the initial stages of the redesign of this Website. He also consulted with us on branding, marketing and communications from mid 2006 until January 2008.
Many thank yous go to Scott as well. Scott has been contributing great ideas to Take The Magic Step from May 2006 until August 2008 in Website articles he has either written or edited. He has co-authored four books on running and was a senior editor for Running Times, and is now working with Runner’s World. About Take The Magic Step, he said: “It’s great to be involved in a project that helps people make well-informed decisions on how to improve their fitness and health—and therefore their lives.”
Articles in our “Health Management” section. Heather is a professional massage therapist based in Boulder, Colorado. She holds an AOS degree in massage therapy and is certified by the National Certification Board in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. About Take The Magic Step, she said: “By supporting my own efforts to get healthier and maintain my health, as well as helping me to think more globally about how to share this information and this passion for living.”
Articles in “Yoga” and “Nutrition”.
Dr. Willi Heepe
Articles in our “Health Management” section. Based in Germany, Dr. Heepe has been the Medical Director of the Berlin Marathon for many years.