March 31, 2020
GCI livestream workout led by NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” athlete to promote community wellness from Unalakleet
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — NBC “American Ninja Warrior” competitor Nick Hanson, known locally as the Eskimo Ninja, will stream a series of live, at-home workouts on GCI’s Facebook page to promote activity and mental health while Alaskans are staying in their homes and practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The live workouts will broadcast from Hanson’s Unalakleet home every Thursday at noon Alaska Standard Time.
“Nick is so inspiring to Alaskans across the state and his platform is especially important today while folks are keeping to themselves and spending more time in their homes. It’s important to take care of yourself,” said Chief Marketing Officer Kate Slyker. “We hope he can continue to motivate us all to stay active while working and learning from home and let off some steam during a stressful time.”
Hanson is a GCI ambassador and has been an “American Ninja Warrior” competitor for many years. Hanson uses his platform to travel across rural Alaska teaching school children the importance of physical activity and promoting conversations about mental health.
“It’s important to remember to take care of not only our physical health but also your mental health during times like this,” said Nick Hanson. “GCI allows me to be able to bring these fun, adaptable workouts to people across the state.”
Hanson’s at-home workouts include moves that can easily be completed without extra equipment. The next workout can be streamed via GCI’s Facebook on Thursday, April 2 at noon and will be followed by two more sessions on April 9 and 16.
In addition to bringing Alaskans together via Facebook Live videos with Hanson, GCI has taken a number of other steps to keep Alaskans connected, including offering free internet upgrades for customers, free entry-level plans for those who wish to sign up for service and waiving credit checks and deposits for qualifying students and teachers.
More information about GCI’s response to COVID-19 can be found at www.gci.com/covid-19.
GCI provides data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to consumer and business customers throughout Alaska and nationwide. Headquartered in Alaska, GCI has delivered services for 40 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com. GCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of GCI Liberty, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLIBA, GLIBP). Learn more about GCI Liberty at www.gciliberty.com.
Heather Handyside, GCI