Star Trac Supports Spin®-A-Thon to Raise Funds for HIV/AIDS Research - SNEWS

Star Trac Supports Spin®-A-Thon to Raise Funds for HIV/AIDS Research

Star Trac is proud to support Revolutions 3: Spinning® for Research
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Irvine, CA, July 25, 2007 – Star Trac, an international leader in the commercial fitness industry, is honored to support the AIDS Research Alliance (ARA) and Crunch Fitness by donating Spinner® Pro bikes to the Revolutions 3–Cycling for Research fundraising events on August 18th in Los Angeles and San Francisco. All funds raised will support HIV/AIDS research.

Star Trac has donated 50 Spinner® Pro bikes for the event, and one Spinner® Pro for each location to award as a giveaway. Crunch's top Spinning® instructors will lead Revolutions participants in two one-hour outdoor cycling classes, held on the Spinner® Pro bikes at Crunch Fitness facilities in Los Angeles and San Francisco from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will also feature surprise celebrity speakers, live DJs and sweeping views of the Sunset Strip and the Embarcadero inspiring the riders to go the distance.

“Star Trac is pleased to support the ARA, Crunch Fitness and the Revolutions event by donating our Spinner® Pro bikes for the ride,” said Randy Bergstedt, Vice President of Marketing for Star Trac. “We hope our participation in the Revolutions event will positively impact the ARA and allow them to further their research efforts. We wish the riders the best and hope they have a safe, comfortable and enjoyable ride!”

In addition to the fundraising Spin-a-Thon, everyone is invited to stop by to cheer on the Revolutions riders, shop at vendor booths, enjoy free food and drinks, and enter prize drawings for massages, trips, CDs, and products throughout the day. Event partners include: Crunch Fitness, Virgin Megastore, Round 2 Integrated Media, ACME Apparel, City of West Hollywood, wehonews.com, Gorilla Nation, Pink is the New Blog, and The Textille at Santee Village.

Register online at www.revolutions3.org.

About ARA
AIDS Research Alliance (www.aidsresearch.org) is a leader in aggressive, community-based AIDS research, successfully combining activist urgency with scientific rigor to conduct innovative clinical trials and pre-clinical research. ARA's work has advanced some of the most effective drug therapies available; in fact studies performed at ARA have involved a majority of the currently approved anti-HIV drugs. AIDS Research Alliance tackles HIV on all fronts: striving to improve the health of people living with HIV, developing vaccines that prevent the spread of the virus and working toward the ultimate goal – a cure for HIV/AIDS.

About Crunch Fitness
Crunch Fitness (www.crunch.com) is a bold and vibrant expression of fitness, fashion, music, entertainment, and style. Based in New York City, Crunch serves nearly 100,000 members with 32 gyms in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, D.C., Atlanta, and San Francisco. Renowned for fusing fitness and entertainment, Crunch has a philosophy of “no judgments” and an environment that welcomes people from all walks of life–regardless of shape, size, sex or ability.

About Star Trac
Star Trac offers a complete line of user-focused cardiovascular and strength equipment including Impact Strength™ with LockNLoad™ technology, the Instinct™ Circuit Program™, the new E Series treadmills, bikes, steppers and total body trainers with SelectFit™, featuring Made for iPod® connectivity and user-controlled cooling fans. In addition, the company offers the HumanSport™ line of dual functional cable-based strength training equipment. The company is also partnered with Mad Dogg Athletics, the creators of Spinning®, as the manufacturer for all three Spinner® bikes including the groundbreaking Spinner® NXT. More than 3 million people in over 70 countries use Star Trac exercise equipment daily. For more information call 1-800-228-6635 or visit www.startrac.com.

About Spinning® and Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.
Venice California-based Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. provides instructor training, bikes and products for the Spinning® and SPIN Pilates™ programs. The company has trained over 165,000 instructors and has reached millions of enthusiasts in 80 countries worldwide through a network of over 35,000 fitness facilities. MDA works closely with Star Trac® on its patented line of Spinner® bikes for the commercial market and manufactures home bikes, DVDs and a complete line of Spinning-branded apparel and accessories. For more information about Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. and the Spinning program, visit www.spinning.com.

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