Did you hear?...Body Bar's director wraps up his public get-fit challenge - SNEWS

Did you hear?...Body Bar's director wraps up his public get-fit challenge

Three months after starting a public but personal challenge to whip himself into shape again, Body Bar's director has found success but realized it's a longer path than three months.
Author:
Publish date:
TimBefore2.jpg

Three months after starting a public but personal challenge to whip himself into shape again, Body Bar's director has found success but realized it's a longer path than three months.

Still, his body-fat percentage dropped from 25.5 percent to 16 percent between Jan. 11 and April 7, 2008; his weight dropped from 238 to 212; and he and his supporters donated $340 to Augie's Quest.

Background: Tim Riley had been an athlete but found that working full time -- even in the fitness industry -- took a toll and he didn't like what he had become. He lacked energy, he felt hypocritical, and he wanted to do something about it. Thus, the challenge -- one he could have quietly undertaken but, instead, he decided to publicize with press releases and public photos even. Click here to see a March 13, 2007, SNEWS® story, "Body Bar's out-of-shape director makes his get-fit goal verrry public."

He told SNEWS® in that story why he made his challenge public: "Because I wanted to get it out there that it's possible (to get back into shape) and that anybody can do it," adding that he hopes he'll be an example to the industry.

Riley had declared a goal of 14 percent body fat and still plans to work toward that as a part of maintenance lifestyle program. But his before and after pictures show that although he missed that goal slightly, he's made a huge difference in his appearance and, likely, his health.

"Engaging in an active lifestyle makes me feel good," Riley said in March. "I've realized it's more of a journey than a destination."

Related

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> efi Sports Medicine is expanding its Gravity Training System quickly, including clubs in Australia and Europe. This month, it will debut at the Rimini Fitness Festival in Italy. >> The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has announced it has entered a strategic marketing ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Technogym has been chosen as the exclusive supplier of fitness equipment for the Athens Olympics by the Greek Olympic Committee. On the grounds of the Olympic Village will be set up 11 gyms with more than 300 pieces of equipment that more than 10,000 athletes from 200 ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Florida-based Busy Body/Gyms to Go is opening its 15th store this month -- in Tampa. The new store will be more than 5,000 square feet with 1,500 square feet of warehouse space, which will serve as satellite distribution center for Tallahassee and Jacksonville. "We are ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> The Body Bar is sweet 16. It's somehow amazing that the simplest of exercise products hasn't had to add bells and whistles since it was also just right. It just keeps selling and selling. To celebrate Body Bar Systems is offering its customers a complimentary "Master Your ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

For the week of April 12-18>> Everlast Worldwide has entered into two new licensing agreements in Europe and Australia. It is extending its licensing agreement with Globus Trading Group GmbH, based in Nuremberg, Germany, that includes boxing equipment, handheld exercise ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Horizon Fitness has hired John Erlandson as its new product manager for bikes and ellipticals. Erlandson was previously at Fitness Quest where he helped develop and launch that company's new New Balance Fitness Equipment that will preview at the Health & Fitness Business Expo ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

For the week of March 15-21>> Another quick reminder to save the dates of Sept. 20-21 and start looking at booking your flights and hotel to Washington, D.C. The first SGMA Fly-In for Fitness is intended to gather fitness industry leaders in a setting and with an agenda focused ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> A note about the Southern California fires: In Orange County -- the home of the likes of Iron Grip, Star Trac, VersaClimber and other fitness companies -- the fires north and south of them has so far meant not much more than smoke and ash everywhere … and some scary moments ...read more