Men and Women Pursuing Healthier Lifestyles in 2008 Matched with Expert Trainers and Coaches
SAN DIEGO, CA - December 26, 2007 - Active.com, an online community of The Active Network, Inc. (www.activenetwork.com), has paired up everyday people with well-known fitness experts and coaches to get in shape for 2008 through the "Who Wants to Get Active?" program. Created to help individuals reach their fitness goals and also motivate others, "Who Wants to Get Active?" (http://www.active.com/fitness) follows the training programs, challenges and accomplishments of men and women through personal and feature-rich blogs.
Kicking off the program are six men and women from around the country, ranging in age from 25 to 73 years old and of varying fitness levels. Although they share a common purpose, to lead a more active and healthier lifestyle in 2008, each person has a unique goal and reason for participating in the program:
- Brian (38), a traveling, hardworking professional, is teamed up with the Diet Detective to lose 25 pounds, firm up, and run a half-marathon this spring.
- Sara (25) is a Medicare auditor who wants to get back into shape. Coach Jenny Hadfield is helping Sara reach her goal to lose 30 pounds and get fit in time for her wedding.
- Belle (30) is a multi-sport athlete who is following Gale Bernhardt's training regime in order to compete in her first Olympic-distance triathlon.
- Bob (73), an attorney with a strong desire to be a competitive athlete, is training with Dave Camire to place in a number of upcoming running races.
- Michelle (33) is a health care recruiter who wants to get in the best shape of her life for her wedding. She is being coached by the World's Fittest Man, Joe Decker.
- Stay-at-home mom, Megan (33), is training with Dave Dunham to get in shape, lose 20 pounds and run a race that doesn't involve chasing her three kids around the house.
Over the next five months, participants will be uploading videos and photos, and blogging regularly about their experiences. To learn more about the participants, coaches and "Who Wants to Get Active?" program, please visit http://www.active.com/fitness.
Individuals can also sign up for a free blog on Active.com to share their own fitness stories, discuss training plans and encourage one another. All the training programs featured on "Who Wants to Get Active?" are available at Active Trainer (http://www.activetrainer.com), the source for comprehensive online training programs, videos, training logs and other tools for runners and triathletes of all levels. Active.com's featured trainers include an impressive line-up of Olympic coaches and athletes, Ironman champions, and well-known fitness experts.
An award-winning online community of The Active Network, Active.com is one of the top sports destinations on the Web for people who want to discover, learn about, share, register for and ultimately participate in activities about which they are passionate.
About The Active Network, Inc.
The Active Network, Inc., based in San Diego, Calif., provides application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations, and is a leading online community for active lifestyles. The company's solutions help sports and community service organizations improve customer service capabilities, increase revenues, and reduce the cost and complexity of managing and marketing activities and events. Its full service marketing and promotions agency, Active Marketing Group, brings direct knowledge, insight and access to active and on-the-go consumers. Through its Web properties, www.Active.com, www.eteamz.com and www.ActiveGolf.com, The Active Network provides consumer services and resources that support participation in healthy lifestyles. For more information, please visit www.ActiveNetwork.com or call 1-888-543-7223.
Tina Wilmott, The Active Network, Inc.
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