LA JOLLA, Calif. – June 25, 2001 – Active.com, the leading web registration company for individual and team-based participatory sports and recreational activities, was selected as a top fitness site by Forbes.com Best of the Web magazine, the company announced today. On the heels of the “Best of the Web" review, Active.com just launched a special web Health Club focused exclusively on health and fitness.
Reviewed under Forbes.com’s Physical Fitness category in the Summer 2001 issue, Active.com was praised as a “site devoted to fostering community in more than 40 individual and team sports" with event search, registration and training programs. Active.com also received a special mention for its free web page tools, which allow organizations, leagues, teams and individuals in any sport to build free web sites and easily communicate with their members. Last year, eteamz.com – acquired by Active.com in December 2000 – was recognized as “Best of the Web" in Forbes.com’s Sports/Coaching category.
With its new Health Club section, Active.com is offering a web resource for health and fitness enthusiasts with insight and tips on health, exercise, fitness, diet and nutrition.
“We want to provide a solid source of information to those recreational athletes that visit our site looking for health and fitness tips," explained Mike Scarr, editor-in-chief, Active.com. “Health Club will be a new destination for those people who may not sign up for a marathon, but still want advice on shedding a few pounds. This is another way we can add value for everyone."
As the leading provider of registration and data management services for individual and team-based participatory sports, and recreational activities, Active.com (www.active.com) is leveraging the Internet to drive real utility and convenience for the participatory sports industry. The La Jolla-based company delivers a transaction-based web solution that includes powerful data management and communications tools for the professionals managing and directing events, leagues and park activities. For participants, Active.com provides the most comprehensive worldwide database to find, learn about and register for sports and recreational activities online. Generating an estimated 50 million monthly page views and providing registration for more than 20,000 events and leagues worldwide, Active.com is one of the top-ranked, most trafficked sports sites on the Internet. For more information, visit www.active.com or call (888) 543-7223.