TELLURIDE, CO--(Marketwired - Mar 12, 2014) - The 100 day countdown until summer has begun and consumers now have an affordable and convenient new way to train and get in shape for an active summer season thanks to Vidergize, a new premium, pay-as-you-view fitness and wellness video channel launching today. Vidergize enables consumers to cost-effectively train with and learn from leading health, fitness and self-improvement experts from around the world whenever and wherever they like on an affordable pay-per-view basis, with no subscription or membership fees. Classes start at $.99 a view.
"Most people want to live an active, healthy lifestyle, but the reality is so many of us don't follow through on our wellness goals because of busy schedules and budget restrictions," said Len Metheny, founder and CEO of Vidergize . "That's why we designed Vidergize. We want to break down the barriers to living a healthy, happier life and make it easier, more convenient and affordable to have access to health and wellness education and training."
Using Vidergize, consumers can take a wide range of fitness and wellness video classes from the comfort of their home or gym, or while traveling. The Vidergize library currently includes instruction in Strength and Conditioning, Yoga, Pilates, Cycling, Martial Arts, and more from nationally recognized instructors such as Kristin McGee, Tom Holland, Kimberly Fowler and Danielle Diamond. Vidergize plans to roll-out additional health, wellness and self-improvement videos beyond the fitness category later this year.
One Stop Resource for High Quality Video Classes
Experienced and accredited fitness and wellness professionals from around the world use Vidergize as a publishing platform to distribute videos from their existing DVD libraries, as well as offer new classes made exclusively for Vidergize customers. To become a Vidergize content contributor, professionals must apply and demonstrate experience, training and appropriate certifications in their respective areas of wellness. Vidergize carefully screens all of the instructors who contribute content to the site and approves all contributed videos. This focus on quality videos and accredited experts helps consumers find and connect with experienced instructors that match their specific areas of interest quickly. Because Vidergize is an open platform, its content library will continue to grow each month as new instructors sign up to be Vidergize content contributors.
"What I love about Vidergize is it helps me help my clients and followers make fitness a way of life," said nationally recognized personal trainer, author and Vidergize content contributor Tom Holland. "Most people don't have the time or the budget to work with a trainer every day of the week and truthfully their life outside of the gym is equally as important to helping them achieve results as the time spent in the gym with a trainer. With Vidergize, clients can take challenging classes from me and other top instructors on the days they don't meet with their trainers and keep their instructors apprised of their progress."
Fun and Motivating Social Features
"For a lot of people, having a workout partner or someone to talk with about working out is the difference between success and failure. We took this into account when building Vidergize and have incorporated distinctive planning tools and social features that make working out and taking better care of yourself motivating and fun," continued Metheny.
- Vidergize Groups - After becoming a Vidgerize member, users can start and/or join Vidergize Groups to connect and train with fitness enthusiasts who share similar interests. Groups can be private or public and allow for teams, organizations, clubs and people with the same interest to train together and support one another. For instance, an avid runner might join a Marathon Training Group for support in training for her next race. Once a member of a Group, consumers can chat with other Group members and share videos and other information of interest as well as suggest training routines.
- Vidergize Routines - The Routines feature enables users to organize a collection of videos into an ordered list, similar to a music playlist, to create a longer workout. You can make routines private or public for everyone to use. Fitness instructors can create routines for clients to follow on the days they work out at home.
- Follow and Favor - Vidergize users can also Follow instructors they enjoy and post comments after workouts as well as Favor videos they recommend or may want to take in the future.
- Vidergize Planner - Vidergize also offers a Planner that helps consumers stay motivated and stick to their fitness and wellness goals by selecting and planning the video classes they'd like to take for the upcoming week. Vidergize will remind you via its notification system of the video you're scheduled to take each day so you can find them quickly and stay on track.
Getting Started On Vidergize
Consumers can sign up to be a member of Vidergize for free and begin viewing fitness and wellness video class previews. Fitness professionals can apply to be a content contributor with Vidergize's online contributor application form. During the month of March 2014, consumers can trial a Vidergize class for free using the promo code: TryVidergize
Vidergize is a premium fitness and wellness video channel that enables consumers to cost-effectively train with and learn from leading experts from around the world whenever and wherever they like. Vidergize's open platform makes it easy and affordable for fitness, health and wellness professionals to upload videos and grow their brand online and build a global following. For more information visit www.vidergize.com.