Results of Kaiser Permanente Study Mirrors FitOrbit Survey: Interactive Weight Loss Websites Work as Directed
A Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research mirrors the findings of a survey showing a significant weight loss success rate for FitOrbit (www. FitOrbit. com), the first and only interactive weight management service providing access to real human fitness and nutrition professionals for effective Internet-based personal training and support. Both studies revealed that those who stuck to their online supported fitness plans showed the best results.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 5, 2010
The just released report from The Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, which confirms that interactive weight management websites are effective for weight loss, mirrors the findings of a survey showing a significant weight loss success rate for FitOrbit (www. FitOrbit. com), the first and only interactive weight management service providing access to real human fitness and nutrition professionals for effective Internet-based personal training and support. In addition, both studies revealed that those who stuck to their online supported fitness plans showed the best results.
"FitOrbit is like a weight loss prescription uniquely tailored for the exact needs of each client by a dedicated expert," states Jake Steinfeld, Founder of FitOrbit and Chairman of Body by Jake Global. "Like a prescription, FitOrbit's solution to meeting fitness goals also works best when used as directed."
The Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research study funded by The National Institutes of Health showed more than half (51%) of the consistent website users lost more than 8.8 pounds (4kg) and were significantly less likely to gain the weight back. The FitOrbit survey had even stronger numbers. It showed that 79% of members who joined FitOrbit with a goal of losing 25 pounds or more lost an average of 17 pounds in just their first four months at a healthy and sustainable rate of 1 to 2 pounds per week when they followed their online personal trainer’s customized workout and meal plans regularly.
"You get the best online weight loss results from the best website," notes Steinfeld of the greater success experienced by FitOrbit users over the mock site used for the Kaiser Permanente study, "FitOrbit goes the extra valuable step of mixing the accountability to your goals with the irreplaceable guidance and motivation of a human expert." Steinfeld is the original in-home personal trainer who became a household name providing innovative home gym products followed by a pair of popular fitness television networks before creating FitOrbit is his quest for a fit America.
The Kaiser Permanente study highlighted successful factors such as communication with nutrition and exercise experts, interactive training, and accountability, which are features found to the highest degree at FitOrbit. com for $10. Earlier this year, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, which services health coverage to over 3 million Southern California residents, provided dedicated, online, certified FitOrbit trainers to members struggling to lose weight to help them fight obesity and other preventable diseases. "Collaborating with FitOrbit provides Kaiser Permanente members with a customized personal fitness and nutrition solution that has measurable results,” said Jeffrey Weisz, MD, executive medical director of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.
For as little as $10 a week, FitOrbit (www. FitOrbit. com) provides any web or mobile internet user one-click access to the best fitness and weight loss trainers across the world who create and monitor personalized workouts and meal plans for their select list of clients backed by ongoing one-on-one feedback and support. Each one of FitOrbit's 250 certified fitness and nutrition professionals across 17 countries creates everything needed in a daily plan to meet their client's fitness and weight loss goals based on a wealth of information they provide.
Effective workouts are demonstrated through multimedia instructions including studio-quality ‘how to’ videos. Daily meal plans include recommended meals, recipes, and full nutritional information for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, along with for restaurant substitutions for eating out. FitOrbit trainers monitor their client's daily progress through a simple to use online activity log maintained by the client along with direct personal communications through the site. As the relationship and knowledge of a client's unique fitness personality progresses, FitOrbit trainers alter the fitness, nutritional and weight loss strategy to better hone in on getting results.
This unique and innovative approach to personal fitness has prompted Iconoculture, a leading global consumer research and advisory company, to name FitOrbit a "mainstreaming trend" in 2010, and retail icon Sears to pick up FitOrbit as a product now offered to its customers.
The Kaiser Permanente study can be viewed in the Journal of Medical Internet Research at http://www. jmir. org/2010/3/e29/ (http://www. jmir. org/2010/3/e29/) and a summary of the FitOrbit survey and its results can be found at http://bit. ly/FitOrbitSurvey (http://bit. ly/FitOrbitSurvey).
Global Fitness Media, the company behind FitOrbit, was founded in 2008 by fitness industry pioneer Jake Steinfeld whose other achievements include Chairman of Body By Jake Global, Founder of ExerciseTV, Major League Lacrosse, and FitTV, plus is the current Chairman of the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Global Fitness Media’s two products are FitOrbit (www. FitOrbit. com), which takes the proven formula of one-on-one personal training online to create a 21st century virtual gym, and the award winning location-based restaurant nutrition information search product GoodFoodNearYou (www. goodfoodnearyou. com), which is also available for the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry devices.