Registration Now Open For Chain Reaction Spinning® Event

Chain Reaction is a charity Spinning® event to raise money for HealthCorps' fight against childhood obesity.
By: Rebecca Boehmer, ParkerWhite
 
Dec. 18, 2008 - PRLog -- Get ready to get in the saddle for a good cause, registration is now open for Chain Reaction, a three-day charity Spinning® event benefiting HealthCorps® and its fight against childhood obesity. The event is hosted by Star Trac®, Spinning®, and the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), and is set for March 17 through 19 during the 2009 IHRSA tradeshow at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, North Hall. Those interested in participating can register at joinchainreaction.org or active.com.

Chain Reaction was created to help HealthCorps extend its proactive health movement nationally, encouraging and educating high school students to live a healthy, active lifestyle. The event brings together celebrities, fitness enthusiasts, professional athletes and companies for a fun, high-energy event to reach the $1 million fundraising goal to establish HealthCorps’ groundbreaking curriculum in more schools within the coming year.

Star Trac, a leader in the commercial fitness industry, building on its Expect Different initiatives to encourage all people to live a healthy, active lifestyle has partnered with HealthCorps to organize the massive initiative and high-energy fitness event. Founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps encourages and educates American youth and families to “Eat Smart and Exercise” by providing them with knowledge, tools and support to make healthy choices.

Dr. Oz, cardiac surgeon and host of the upcoming syndicated “Dr. Oz Show” from Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, was motivated to start HealthCorps after treating younger and younger adult patients requiring extensive surgery on blocked arteries.

Please visit www.joinchainreaction.org for additional information on the Chain Reaction ride. There is a minimum fundraising goal of $75 per person, per hour and all riders will receive a special gift bag for their participation.

About HealthCorps®
HealthCorps® www.HealthCorps.org, a proactive health movement responding to the crisis of obesity in America through school-based peer-mentoring and community events and outreach to underserved populations, was founded in 2003 by Dr. Mehmet Oz.  For the future, HealthCorps plans to bring its 45-school program to additional states, launch a consumer education program and evolve into the most trusted brand for proactive health and wellness in America by prioritizing prevention and personal responsibility.

About Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.
Venice California-based Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc., creators of the Spinning® brand of indoor cycling, is the worldwide leader in indoor group cycling bikes, education and accessories. The company works closely with Star Trac on its patented line of Spinner bikes and develops and markets Spinning instructor certification, continuing education programs and offers a complete line of Spinning-branded apparel and accessories. With its team of over 150 Master Instructors, Mad Dogg Athletics has trained over 165,000 Spinning instructors in 80 countries worldwide. For more information about Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. visit www.spinning.com.

eSpinner is a trademark of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. SPIN, Spinner, Spinning and the Spinning logo are registered trademarks of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.

About IHRSA
The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is the global trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. The association’s membership includes over 9,100 clubs in 78 countries, along with over 730 industry suppliers.  IHRSA provides clubs with public policy, programming, business, and health promotion initiatives through a variety of publications, the website ihrsa.org, global meetings and the annual convention and trade show.

About Star Trac®
Star Trac®, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., is the fastest-growing company in the commercial fitness industry. This success has been driven by user-focused product innovations that were inspired by the company’s mission to provide products to mold lifelong habits for health and fitness. Star Trac’s complete line of cardiovascular and strength equipment includes Impact Strength™, the Instinct™ Circuit Program™, the E Series, and the HumanSport™ line. The company is also partnered with Mad Dogg Athletics as the manufacturer for Spinner® bikes including the groundbreaking Spinner® NXT. While more than 4 million people in over 75 countries use Star Trac exercise equipment daily, the company knows it must do more.  Global obesity is on the rise. It’s time to Expect Different. For more information about Star Trac call 1-800-228-6635 or visit www.startrac.com.

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About Star Trac®
Star Trac®, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., is the fastest-growing company in the commercial fitness industry. This success has been driven by user-focused product innovations that were inspired by the company’s mission to provide products to mold lifelong habits for health and fitness. Star Trac’s complete line of cardiovascular and strength equipment includes Impact Strength™, the Instinct™ Circuit Program™, the E Series, and the HumanSport™ line. The company is also partnered with Mad Dogg Athletics as the manufacturer for Spinner® bikes including the groundbreaking Spinner® NXT. While more than 4 million people in over 75 countries use Star Trac exercise equipment daily, the company knows it must do more. Global obesity is on the rise. It’s time to Expect Different. For more information about Star Trac call 1-800-228-6635 or visit www.startrac.com.
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