SAN DIEGO, CA - April 26, 2006 - A new online training service is capturing the attention of both casual and serious athletes for its ease of use, full functionality and its connection to one of the Web's most popular active lifestyle communities. As a service of The Active Network, Inc., a leading online destination for active consumers, Active Trainer (www.ActiveTrainer.com) helps people take advantage of the convenience of the Web to meet their fitness goals, whether it's training for a 5K or 10K race, qualifying for an Ironman triathlon competition or simply getting in better shape. Active Trainer's fun and effective training tools keep users on track and also offer access to the company's vast Web community to search and register online for races and events to provide motivation and reward training results.
"We felt the online training services available today were too complicated so our goal was to balance high functionality with an easy-to-use tool that was relevant for both elite and recreational athletes," explained Dave Alberga, chief executive officer, The Active Network, Inc. "We can now deliver online training that offers all the bells and whistles for serious endurance athletes, but also provides tools that can be easily used to train for a single event or just improve overall fitness. Users also have fast access to our Web community to search and register for events."
At www.ActiveTrainer.com, users can take advantage of a complete suite of training tools, including training plans from top coaches, a customized training log, nutrition information, training reports, workout calculators and more. They can organize and plan workouts, monitor training progress, research health and nutrition information and access an interactive training community online. Or interact with top coaches and other fitness enthusiasts via message boards, locate a training partner in their hometown, even track mileage accumulated on bikes and running shoes. Using the Web-based service, users can view their personal training log from anywhere with online access, day or night, to track and log training progress and stay committed to their goals.
"This is a great new resource for active people looking to take their training to the next level," added Gale Bernhardt, USA Olympic triathlon coach and a member of the Active Trainer coaching team. "Whether you're looking to finish your first 5K run or achieve a personal best at your next triathlon, Active Trainer provides the tools to help you get there."
As a service of The Active Network, Active Trainer offers users easy and fast access to the benefits of the company's Web community, including a searchable calendar of over 100,000 participatory events and activities in more than 5,000 cities nationwide, online event registration, exercise and nutrition tips, a customized membership benefits program and more.
For more information about Active Trainer, visit www.ActiveTrainer.com.
About The Active Network, Inc.
The Active Network, Inc., based in San Diego, Calif., provides application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations and is a leading online community for active lifestyles. The company's application services help organizations increase efficiency and reduce the cost and complexity of managing community activities and fundraising events, providing technology that automates information collection, activity registration, facility reservation, membership and fundraising management. The company offers marketing access through integrated marketing and consumer promotions that develop authentic relationships between brands and active consumers. Organizations can also access marketing services that promote community use of online services as well as marketing partnership programs that create additional revenues for organizations through new services for the public. Through its Web properties, www.Active.com, www.eteamz.com and www.ActiveGolf.com, The Active Network provides consumer services and resources that support participation in healthy lifestyles. The Active Network serves organizations and participants in multiple markets throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, please visit www.TheActiveNetwork.com or call 1-888-543-7223.
Courtney Gay, The Active Network, Inc.
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