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New fitness website creates affordable alternative to personal training

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; BodySite.com offers diet plans, fitness programs and expert training from a coach, delivered daily to your inbox or smart phone for under $10. Along with free diet and exercise tools people have come to expect on the Internet, BodySite.comand#8217;s new platform provides people with direct, daily support and guidance from a fitness professional without the high price tag.

The websiteand#8217;s unique approach allows members to follow an expert coach who matches their weight loss or fitness goals and for just a few dollars a week, receive a diet and exercise plan every single day.

and#8220;I lost seven pounds in my first three weeks,and#8221; said member Kylie Renfrow, who joined the site during the consumer test phase last month. Kylie follows the and#8220;Waist Awayand#8221; program from Syracuse, NY personal trainer Janet Thomas. and#8220;I used to fear working out at the gym, afraid that Iand#8217;d do something wrong or look like a fool and embarrass myself. But every workout on BodySite.com is described in detail, through pictures, videos and written explanations, which has helped me to finally feel comfortable. My coach has provided encouragement from day one. I just print my plan for the day and Iand#8217;m ready to go.and#8221;

Launched in 2010, BodySite.com is a social network like Facebook, but is focused strictly on health and fitness. and#8220;Weand#8217;ve taken the best of social networking and added meal planning, exercises and help from hundreds of coaches. Our users can reach any goal in health, fitness or sports,and#8221; says founder John Cummings. and#8220;And, expert help is available anywhere you can get online, at a cost that is affordable to just about anyone. We like to think of it as fitness, without boundaries.and#8221;

Personal trainers are finding that BodySite.com fills a huge void in their business by creating a brand new service offering and income stream. Due to the downturn in the economy, many people canand#8217;t afford one-on-one personal training, but according to Kylieand#8217;s trainer, Janet Thomas: and#8220;BodySite.com lets me work with people that I normally would not have a chance to, due to location and cost. I can now create programs for people no matter where they are, online, with the click of a mouse. And best of all, I can now train so many more people with the same effort, which creates a great earning potential.and#8221;

Coaches use a database of more than 60,000 foods to create meal plans that provide a detailed breakdown of calories, fat, carbs and protein and members can easily track what they actually eat. BodySiteand#8217;s unique workout creator makes it possible for the coaches to build custom workouts that include pictures and video or use workouts and exercises featuring photos and video of top fitness pro Ava Cowan.

Membership on BodySite.com is free and provides immediate access to the support of the social network, meal planner and workout creator. Daily guidance from a coach starts as low as $9.99 a month (about 33 cents a day). For the less than the cost of a pizza, a member of BodySite.com can have a personal coach for a full month.

John Cummings and David Wrightson founded BodySite.com in 2010 to create an alternative to personal training that makes personalized fitness affordable to the consumer and profitable for the professional. As a social utility for consumers and a SaaS (software as a service) for fitness professionals, BodySite.com removes the geographic and cost boundaries that normally separate consumers and professionals. For more information, visit BodySite.com.

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