Yoga Journal Wins Fifth Consecutive Maggie Award for 'Best Health and Fitness Magazine'

Yoga Journal (http://www.yogajournal.com/), the country's most widely read yoga publication, has just won its fifth consecutive Maggie Award for "Best Health and Fitness Magazine." The awards, given by the Western Publications Association, reflect excellence in magazine and electronic publishing in the western United States.
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 1 -- Yoga Journal (http://www.yogajournal.com/), the country's most widely read yoga publication, has just won its fifth consecutive Maggie Award for "Best Health and Fitness Magazine." The awards, given by the Western Publications Association, reflect excellence in magazine and electronic publishing in the western United States.

In addition, the magazine was named "Best Overall Consumer Publication," the most prestigious category in the entire competition.

"What an honor it is to receive these awards acknowledging the quality of Yoga Journal's editorial content and design," says Editor in Chief Kaitlin Quistgaard. "With more than 16 million Americans now practicing yoga, our mission is to be a source of inspiration and education to all our readers. We're thrilled that our colleagues have recognized that we're delivering on that mission."

Other recent awards for Yoga Journal include four Folio Editorial Excellence Awards (in 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005) for "Best Health and Fitness Magazine" in the country, and two consecutive Circulation Excellence Awards for outstanding circulation growth. In recent years, the paid circulation of the magazine has more than tripled to 350,000.

About Yoga Journal and AIM:

Yoga Journal (http://www.yogajournal.com/) is the largest-circulation yoga magazine in the country. Founded in 1975, it has tripled its paid circulation to 350,000. Yoga Journal holds several conferences a year, including its annual Colorado conference. It also produces many best-selling yoga books, videos, and DVDs.

In September 2006, the magazine was acquired by Active Interest Media, Inc. (http://www.aimmedia.com/). Based in El Segundo, California, AIM is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products. The company was formed in October 2003 by Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III and the private equity investment firm Wind Point Partners.

In addition to its Healthy Living Group-which includes Yoga Journal, Vegetarian Times, Better Nutrition, Optimum Wellness and Wild Oats Magazine- the company also publishes Southwest Art, American Cowboy, Log Home Design, Log Home Living, Timber Home Living, Building Systems, Black Belt Magazines and Yachts International. AIM produces and markets videos and books and produces 12 shows on log homes and more than two dozen building seminars. The company also produces the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show(R), the largest boat show in the world.

For more information on Yoga Journal, contact Dayna Macy, 415-591-0555 X304, dmacy@yjmag.com.

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