New Online Fitness Journal Tracks 50 Things Related to Exercise, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diabetes With "Look and Feel" of a Desktop Application

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Edward A. Greenwood, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a leading developer of fitness and nutrition software since 2002, announces the release of a new online, Web-based fitness journal called, "Weightmania Pro Online™", to track exercise, nutrition, weight loss and diabetes. With the ability to track nearly 50 different things, over 20 major tools, 400 exercises, and thousands of foods, it's the most detailed, most complete fitness diary available online. It helps users manage their health, improve their diet and workouts, stay motivated and reach goals sooner. Unlike any competing Web-based product, it also has the performance and "look and feel" of a Windows or Mac desktop application.

Edward A. Greenwood, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a leading developer of fitness and nutrition software since 2002, announces the release of a new online, Web-based fitness journal called, "Weightmania Pro Online™", to track exercise, nutrition, weight loss and diabetes. It's based on Weightmania Pro™, the company's best selling Windows, Mac and Palm fitness software for six years. With the ability to track nearly 50 different things, over 20 major tools, 400 exercises, and thousands of foods, it's the most detailed, most complete fitness diary available online. Very simply, it helps users manage their health, improve their diet and workouts, stay motivated and reach goals sooner.

Weightmania Pro Online™, is a Web version of the company's most popular fitness and nutrition software. It combines the best features from five fitness applications the company sells worldwide. That includes their Palm version which was developed in a partnership with the University of Connecticut Human Performance Lab in 2008. Track workouts, meals and nutrients, calories, up to 24 measurements, dieting progress, diabetes, cholesterol, general health and more. It supports cardio and weight training, accommodates any workout or diet plan, and tracks multiple people.

While recent studies prove keeping any food diary or fitness journal can nearly double the chance of reaching a goal (like weight loss), and sometimes even cut the time in half, Weightmania Pro Online™ may greatly improve this. In addition to motivating you, it helps you visualize progress, reach goals, judge the effectiveness of diets and workouts and stick to any diet or exercise plan. It's much faster and more accurate than paper logs too.

Unlike any competing Web-based product, Weightmania Pro Online™ has the performance and "look and feel" of a Windows or Mac desktop application (it automatically adjusts to each platform). Users can copy and paste weight training and cardio workouts, record foods using drag and drop, create interactive charts and print. It tracks exercise, nutrition and general health equally (most fitness logs lean toward one and ignore the rest) and it's designed for home users, personal trainers, fitness clubs, wellness centers, schools and universities.

There are more than 20 tools. When you sign in, there is a multi-tab journal for viewing and recording daily information, a small calendar to navigate and a statistics summary. A tool bar gives you access to the full-sized calendar, chart, statistics and report tools. There are tools to manage recipes, grocery lists, fitness related Web links, training equipment, and routes (for running, cycling and walking). Other tools let you edit custom foods and exercises, and create predefined meal and workout programs (also known as templates). Templates can be used repeatedly, shared with other users, and let you enter meals or workouts for an entire day in one click. Finally, there is a tool to create profiles for each user, containing goals, preferences and personal information. This information is used to automatically setup tools and remember the last state for each user.

Weightmania Pro Online™ also includes 12 widely used fitness, diet and exercise calculators. These are body mass index (BMI), basal metabolic rate (BMR), body fat (percent), calories burned for hundreds of activities, calories required daily, distance-time-pace-speed (for cardio exercise), a 42 key math and Metric to English conversion calculator, one-repetition maximum weight (1 rep. max.) for weight training, a resting heart rate calculator and timer, splits (for running, walking, cycling), target heart rate (ideal heart rate to maximize exercise), and a target weight calculator (for weight loss or gain). The target weight calculator tells you how many calories you need to consume daily to reach a weight goal by a specific date.

Recording food is simple and fast. Instantly lookup the nutrition content of any food with an interactive search (as you type characters it narrows the list of results). You can add an unlimited number of new custom foods, or lookup foods and add their nutrients together. In other words when you can't find a particular food, you can lookup each basic ingredient, sum the nutrients in one click and save it as a custom food. As you record food, Weightmania™ automatically creates a favorites list. Since most people eat the same 20 to 30 foods year-round, you can use the favorites list to record meals and nutrients for an entire day in seconds, using drag and drop. Both meals and workouts can be recorded faster using the input wizards provided.

Weightmania Pro Online™ is the best of both worlds. It has all the benefits of a traditional desktop application (like a dynamic, interactive user interface, drag and drop, copy and paste, and instant screen refreshes) with the full advantages of a Web-based application. There is no difficult or time-consuming software installation, no need to worry about upgrades (you always have the latest version), and no need to worry about backups. User data is encrypted and stored on a secure server, then automatically backed up twice a day.

Record information at home or at the office, at school or while traveling. Clients can record their own data and trainers can login to review it, or they can login at the same time from different locations. At schools and universities, students can use it in the classroom, but also record meals and workouts at home. In any group, one or more people with administrative privileges can access everyone's data. Users can share 11 different databases such as meal programs, workout plans, custom foods and exercises with anyone in the same group.

Access it from any Web browser on any computer with Internet access for as little as 33 cents a day ($9.99 a month). An average trainer (who typically might have five or six clients) can use it for just $19.99 a month. Licenses are available for tracking any number of users. While a subscription is required, there are no setup fees, and you cancel anytime for free. Weightmania Pro Online™ is the most comprehensive fitness journal on the Web for beginners and professionals.

For over seven years, Edward A. Greenwood, Inc. has been a leading developer of fitness and nutrition software. In addition to their new online version, they develop software for Windows, Mac, Palm and iPhone. To request additional information, Edward A. Greenwood, Inc. can be contacted using the information below.

Edward A. Greenwood, Inc.
One Leighton Street
Suite 505
Cambridge, MA 02141 USA
877-WT-MANIA (877.986.2642)
http://www.weightmania.com

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