24 Hour Fitness® Introduces the bodybuggSP™ Personal Calorie Management System

New bodybuggSP™ Personal Calorie Management System from 24 Hour Fitness® Makes Weight Management More Convenient than Ever.


SAN RAMON, Calif. - October 28, 2010

24 Hour Fitness, the largest U.S. fitness club chain and a leading health club industry pioneer, is continuing to help people reach their fitness goals and manage their weight by introducing the newest version of its bodybugg® calorie management system, the bodybuggSP™ system. The system makes reaching weight-loss goals more convenient - providing users with real-time access to track calories burned, log calories consumed and more, all on their mobile devices.*  

The bodybugg® and bodybuggSP systems monitor “calories in and calories out,” using armbands to track calories burned throughout the day (using a variety of biometrics including galvanic skin response, physical activity and temperature) and the bodybugg.com web interface to input and track calories consumed and assist with daily meal planning.  However, the new bodybuggSP armband takes the system a step further; adding Bluetooth functionality for seamless data transfer from the armband to compatible mobile devices,* including iPhone and iPod touch. Using the free bodybuggSP app, users can log calories in, track calories out and even count how many steps they’ve taken – all from the palm of their hands.

“We are constantly surveying our members to see how we can better help eliminate barriers to fitness,” said Bill Quinn, senior vice president of merchandising at 24 Hour Fitness. “The bodybugg system has helped more than 100,000 Americans lose weight and stay fit, and the new bodybuggSP system is a remarkable breakthrough for people who want up-to-the-minute information on their weight-loss progress.”

Components of the bodybuggSP calorie management system include:

The new bodybuggSP system is now available for purchase online at 24hourfitness.com.

24 Hour Fitness Now Offers More Health and Fitness Management Tools

In addition to the new bodybuggSP armband, 24 Hour Fitness is excited to offer a variety of on-the-go health and fitness tracking tools. This includes a selection of body monitoring devices for sale at select clubs and an online store, including several varieties of heart rate monitors, pedometers and fitness training devices.

Members and non-members can still download the free 24 Hour Fitness My24™ mobile application, which is available for folks on the go. The app allows users to calculate calories, body mass index (BMI) and locate nearby clubs and Group Exercise classes. These same tools are also available through the 24 Hour Fitness mobile website.

About 24 Hour Fitness

Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., 24 Hour Fitness is a leading health club industry pioneer, serving nearly four million members in more than 400 clubs across the U.S. For more than 30 years, the company has been dedicated to helping members change their lives and reach their individual fitness goals. With convenient club locations, personal training services, innovative group exercise classes and a variety of strength, cardio and functional training equipment, 24 Hour Fitness offers fitness solutions for everyone.   

Please call 1-800-224-0240 or visit 24hourfitness.com for more information and to find the club nearest you. 

*Made for iPod touch (2nd and 3rd generation), iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G. Compatible with Android OS 2.0 or newer.

BODYBUGG and BODYBUGGSP are trademarks owned by 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. iPhone, iPod, iPod touch and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.

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