24 Hour Fitness Launches bodybugg Mobile Site

--Allows bodybugg users to log in while on the go--

 

SAN RAMON, Calif. - April 5, 2010

24 Hour Fitness, the largest privately owned U.S. fitness chain and a leading health club industry pioneer, has released ‘bodybugg mobile,’ a mobile-enabled Web site that allows bodybugg® calorie management system users who have iPhone® or iPod® touch devices a more convenient way to log their daily food intake and check their progress towards reaching their fitness goals.

Subscribers to the bodybugg, which includes an armband and an optional digital display that keeps users informed of calories consumed and burned, now have the option of logging into their account on my.apexfitness.com or bodybugg.com via their iPhone or iPod touch devices – a great tool since so many people have busy schedules that require eating on the run.  

“Our members told us that they wanted the bodybugg system to go mobile and we listened,” said Bill Quinn, Senior Vice President, Merchandising. “After launching the My24 app a few months ago, we’re happy to extend our mobile tools to bodybugg users to give them another way to help them meet their goals.”

The bodybugg mobile Web site allows users to:  
• Log in, view and edit meals from their iPhone or iPod touch
• View meals in their meal plans
• Access frequent foods, custom foods
• View information on calories burned, calorie burn targets and calorie balance
• View total calories logged for the day

Photos of the mobile-enabled site features are available at:
http://www.24hourfitness.com/images/company/bodybugg/bodybugg-product-image.png
http://www.24hourfitness.com/images/company/bodybugg/daily-balance.jpg
http://www.24hourfitness.com/images/company/bodybugg/burned.jpg

Last December, 24 Hour Fitness introduced My24 - an iPhone application and mobile Web site that allows users to locate clubs while on the move, review club amenities, look up class schedules and access a variety of fitness tools.

The company welcomes additional suggestions for future add-ons from the public via its Facebook page at facebook.com/24hourfitness.

About 24 Hour Fitness

Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., 24 Hour Fitness, an innovative leader in the health and fitness industry, serves more than three million members in more than 400 clubs. Founded in 1983 as a one-club operation, 24 Hour Fitness pioneered the concept of making fitness accessible, affordable and a way of life for everyone. The company demonstrates its leadership through sponsorships like that of the U.S. Olympic Team and a commitment to the community through various charitable and in-kind donations. In addition, 24 Hour Fitness enjoys strategic partnerships with major consumer brands like Coca-Cola, Dial and Everlast and for nine seasons has partnered with NBC’s popular reality TV show, “The Biggest Loser.” Please call 1-800-224-0240 or visit www.24HourFitness.com for more information and to find the location nearest you.

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