Celebrity Health & Fitness Expert Forbes Riley Wins Top Honors in Competition

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Forbes Riley, Creator/CEO of SpinGym®, Takes Top Honors: Named One of StartupNation.com’s Leading Moms in Business 2010 Competition

From among thousands of business owners, Forbes Riley, Creator/CEO of SpinGym®, has been ranked one of the Top 200 Female CEOs in StartupNation.com’s Leading Moms in Business 2010 Competition (http://www.startupnation.com/leading-moms-in-business/contestant/8183/index.php).

A 2010 National Fitness Hall of Fame inductee, award-winning TV host, author, spokesperson, motivational keynote speaker and life coach to celebrities and CEOs, Forbes Riley launched her first branded fitness product, SpinGym®, in January 2010. (http://www.ForbesRiley.com)

“The SpinGym® fitness program was developed to help anyone at any fitness level improve the tone and strength of their upper body muscles. I found it to be most helpful to women who are embarrassed to go sleeveless,” Forbes said. “SpinGym® has enabled me to touch so many lives… people confined to wheelchairs, high-level executives, stay-at-home moms and people who just don’t have enough time to get to the gym regularly. As a busy working mom of 7-year-old twins, this journey has been very rewarding for me. It is nice to be acknowledged by such successful companies as Ladies Who Launch and StartupNation.”

More than 709,000 votes were cast in support of the 2010 nationwide competition, reflecting immense interest and encouragement for moms building businesses at the same time they tend to their families. “There’s been a sea change among moms as they’ve come to realize that adding entrepreneurship to their lives brings exhilaration and immense gratification, not to mention supplemental—sometimes primary—income to their families in these dicey economic times,” said Rich Sloan, chief startupologist and co-founder of StartupNation.

Forbes recognizes how empowering success in business can be for women and their families. Her mentor and co-star in the Jack Lalanne Juicer Infomercial clearly illustrated that there's more to life than just health and fitness - "to get your ideas out and to prosper financially from doing something you love is one of the keys to happiness and success in life." To this end, she is dedicated to providing solutions to foster innovative thinking and creativity: next year she will open her Inventor Dream Center, a unique production facility and incubator. Currently under construction in St Petersburg, Florida, the Inventor Dream Center will help to identify products that solve problems, enhance lifestyle, and guides inventors to take their ideas from scribbles on napkins to market in campaigns and retail distribution.

The winning profile for SpinGym® can be found at http://www.startupnation.com/leading-moms-in-business/contestant/8183/index.php.

About SpinGym®
Introduced in January 2010, SpinGym® is a unique hand-held fitness product designed for people of all levels of fitness—from athletes to seniors, rehab to recreation. SpinGym® is fast becoming a staple of fitness programs with certified instructors offering classes incorporating SpinGym® into aerobics, kickboxing, Spinning and Pilates across the country.

Stylish, portable, compact, and weighing less than one pound, SpinGym® is a revolutionary new fitness product. Its award-winning, modern European design combines the physics of inertia and isokinetics to create a completely unique way to train, strengthen and sculpt the muscles of the arms, shoulders, back and core in just five minutes a day. This principle is called Gyrotronic Resistance Training (GRT), and unlike free weights or gym machines, each rotation of the SpinGym® energizes and activates all the muscles of the upper body simultaneously—a breakthrough in the world of fitness. SpinGym® not only provides resistance, but because of the rotational forces created, it becomes a complete fat melting, calorie burning total body gym. SpinGym® is offered with fitness and cardio workout instructional DVDs. For more information, please visit http://www.MySpinGym.com.

About Forbes Riley®

Forbes Riley® is an award-winning TV host, author, National Fitness Hall of Fame inductee and the Founder/CEO of SpinGym LLC. She is a two-time recipient of the Electronic Retailing Association’s (ERA) “Best Female Presenter of the Year” and has been awarded “Best Live Shopping On-Air Guest.” She is recognized worldwide for promoting several of the most successful infomercials of all time, including the Jack Lalanne Juicer and Living Well Healthmaster, grossing in excess of $1 billion dollars. Forbes is a regular presence on televisions worldwide as a product spokesperson and television host—appearing on such networks as ESPN, TLC, Fit-TV, Animal Planet, ABC Family, HSN, QVC, The Shopping Channel (Canada), QVC London and IdealWorld (London)—and recently starred in the feature film about raw food called “Super Charge Me!” Forbes’ continuing mission is to promote health, vitality and fitness as a lifestyle, not a fad. She divides her time between Los Angeles and Tampa Bay with her husband and children. For more information about Forbes Riley, please visit http://www.ForbesRiley.com.


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