We wanted to find a way to achieve that edge even when people could not train together in person. This led us to develop a game which allows players to push each other even if they could not train together.
Miramar, FL (PRWEB) January 2, 2008
GripIron Fitness, Inc. launches the GripIron Fitness Challenge™. In this online fitness challenge players compete to improve their fitness while competing for a charity of their choice.
Scoring is based on improvements and effort, not on overall fitness level. Players score points by losing body fat, reducing their waistline, adding muscle, and reporting workouts. The only equipment required to participate is a body fat scale and a measuring tape. This is an ongoing fitness challenge, so players can join at any time.
On gripiron.com, players can:
- Log and plan their workouts using our database of over 1,000 exercises,
- Log and plan their meals using our database of over 7,000 foods,
- Track their body measurements,
- Set goals and track their progress,
- Keep online blogs,
- Communicate with other players in online forums,
The Gripiron Fitness Challenge™ allows players who have different body types, interests, or schedules to compete together. "Training with others always provides that extra edge, especially when it gets competitive," said Mark Hennessy, President of GripIron Fitness, Inc. "We wanted to find a way to achieve that edge even when people could not train together in person. This led us to develop a game which allows players to push each other even if they could not train together."
Hennessy continues, "Training for a charity event such as a 5K or marathon can also provide that extra motivation to put in your workouts. But running isn't for everyone. There are so many people exercising in so many different ways. Most exercise in this country is not associated directly with any charity event. So we designed the GripIron Fitness Challenge to allow people to do these activities they do everyday while supporting good causes."
In the GripIron Fitness Challenge, every player must first qualify by reporting at least one measurement set (weight, body fat%, and waistline). After qualifying, players start out ranked near the bottom of the rankings the following week. Ranked players compete weekly in one-on-one games against other ranked players. Winners move up in the rankings. Losers move down. The top two players compete every week to become the reigning league champion.
Each win gives players votes which they can use in GripIron Charity Contests™ to determine which charities will receive donations from GripIron Fitness. These contests occur every four weeks. As players move up the rankings, they can earn more votes with each win. But every vote counts, so regardless of where a player is ranked, having a good healthy week can benefit not only themselves, it can help good causes.
About GripIron Fitness, Inc.
GripIron Fitness, Inc. is a socially-minded, for-profit corporation based in Miramar, Florida. Our mission is to help improve people's fitness and fight the obesity epidemic while supporting good causes.
For more information, please visit http://www.gripiron.com/.
Mark Hennessy, 305-962-5703
President, GripIron Fitness, Inc.