Charleston, SC (PRWEB) February 8, 2009
VirtualFitnessCoach - an interactive wellness fitness program that fights obesity by giving employees daily personal guidance and feedback from their own virtual trainer - has launched at http://www.VirtualFitnessCoach.com/health. The Web site provides companies, health insurance agencies and hospitals with a complete health and wellness program for employees that fights obesity resulting in weight loss, healthier nutrition, reduced stress and increased employee well being.
A study in the journal Health Affairs noted that: "Per person healthcare spending for obese adults is 56 percent higher than for normal-weight adults. Over 15 years, the additional costs incurred by obese adults with private health insurance versus normal-weight adults increased from $272 to $1,244 per person per year."
Through Virtual Fitness Coach, companies give their employees the knowledge and dedication of a professional fitness expert, through a cost-effective wellness program. Employees receive personal log in access, where they have the option of working out at home or in a gym, coached by Mel O'Keefe, an Iron Man competitor and professional fitness trainer with 30 years of experience captured in a virtual form, named "Virtual Mel."
Employees who use http://www.VirtualFitnessCoach.com/health receive a customized fitness plan targeting their needs, daily communication and exercise adjustments from their trainer, all in response to feedback and progress that they submit. An interactive library of fitness and health questions and answers is available as well.
A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine states that: "Obese employees file twice as many workers' compensation claims, have seven times higher medical costs, and 13 times more lost work days than their non-obese counterparts."
The Virtual Fitness Coach program utilizes online video work out demonstrations of all exercises, audio tutorials and feedback, mobile updates along with access to a personal fitness trainer at any time. Moreover, users will receive e-mail reminders, online messages, mobile and personal updates on their progress.
Companies, Human Resource Departments, Hospitals, Health Insurance agencies and anyone else interested in taking a free demo of Virtual Fitness Coach are invited to visit the Web site and log in using the password: firstname.lastname@example.org and password: guest.
After 30 years of fitness coaching experience at people's homes and in the gym, Mel O'Keefe realized that there are hundreds of thousands of people who need fitness help, but can't afford the hourly costs of a fitness trainer. With this in mind, Mel created VirtualFitnessCoach.com/health, a cost-effective way to receive the benefits, motivation and guidance of a professional trainer - with the option of exercising at a gym or in the privacy of one's home.
Founded in 2008, http://www.VirtualFitnessCoach.com/health is an interactive wellness fitness program that gives members daily guidance, near real time responses and adjusted work outs from a personal virtual trainer through interactive tools and services all online.
For further information and/or interview opportunities please contact Mike Morehouse at
1-877-IAMFIT-1 (1-877-426-3481) or via e-mail.