Wednesday, May 10, 2006

health magazine: Health Magazine's Girl's on the Move Running Club

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 11, (, the best place to find friends to exercise with, announced today it has signed a deal with Time Inc.'s Health magazine which will enable members of the magazine's new Girls on the Move Running Club to find friends to run with anywhere in the country. Using technology, Girls on the Move club members can go online to and search for women who are on their fitness level that can run at times that fit their individual schedules. Many studies have shown that people who exercise with a partner tend to stick with it longer and get better results. This new service will benefit everyone from beginners to competitive marathon runners.

Health Special Projects Editor Lisa Delaney wanted the Girls on the Move Running Club to be multi-dimensional -- to allow Health readers to connect not just online, but in person. She was impressed by the dynamic online community that offered its users, and approached the website about working with Health to launch the running club.

" has helped us truly take the Girls on the Move Running Club beyond the pages of the magazine," said Delaney. "Members can actually meet people online, and in person, who share their fitness goals, who can help keep them motivated, who can give them a push when they need it. That's extremely valuable when you are, like Health, in the business of helping people transform their lives."

This new agreement also benefits by giving access to the more than 7 million Health Magazine readers every month. Those readers will generate substantial page views searching for and communicating with new eXercise Friends in over 111 healthy activities.

"We are very excited to be working with such a credible and insightful publication and look forward to a long lasting relationship, which will benefit both parties," said Patrick McCluskey, CEO and co-founder of "Health is the nation's premiere resource for women seeking to live healthier, more rewarding lives, which goes hand-in-hand with the philosophy."

About is a Top 10 Most Popular Fitness Site on the internet as rank by (an Company). It was launched in January of 05 with the mission to help people across the United States and Canada find friends in their local area to exercise with who share the same schedule and fitness level. Obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol are all on the rise and each of these conditions can be reduced or eliminated through exercise and proper nutrition. Obesity related deaths are now the number 2 preventable killer in the United States and is expected to surpass smoking as the number 1 preventable killer of Americans in the not too distant future. Meet Friends. Exercise More!

About Health Magazine

Health is America's most-trusted health and wellness magazine, giving women the most credible, useful, and up-to-date information and inspiration on how to live a healthier, happier life. Its get-real perspective helps readers make sense of conflicting news, trends, and studies. Health covers well-being, fitness, nutrition, and beauty with intelligence and flair, showing that healthy living truly looks good on you. The magazine, which launched in 1987 and has more than 7 million readers, is published by Southern Progress Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Inc.

Christian Scarborough, 512-244-7088