Partnership Greatly Expands eDiets.com meal delivery offering to over 30,000 Members
New Agreement with Diversified Health & Fitness is the Third Partnership within the new Fitness Industry Sales Channel
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb.25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- eDiets.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIET), and Diversified Health & Fitness, Inc. today announced that both companies will work together to promote eDiets' award-winning, fresh-prepared diet meal delivery service within Diversified Health & Fitness' portfolio of cutting-edge health clubs. Under the agreement, eDiets will provide training and marketing materials for Diversified Health & Fitness's physical trainers and sales people to promote eDiet's meal delivery to their over 30,000 members.
eDiets.com is a leading provider of personalized nutrition, fitness and weight-loss programs, with a fresh diet meal delivery service created by dietitians to achieve superior weight-loss and balanced nutrition. Diversified Health & Fitness is a leading fitness chain franchisor, with 81 clubs throughout the U.S. and approximately 20 clubs in the international markets of Canada and Europe operating under the brand names Rejuvenate Health and Fitness Centers, Zoo Health Club, Liberty Fitness and Weight Loss Centers, ShapeXpress, and Sedona Fitness for Women and Fit Zone for Women, The Blitz, Ultimate Woman, Fit for Her and Access Fitness.
"Developing and expanding our meal delivery business is a key part of eDiets' strategy and this is the third such strategic marketing alliance within the fitness industry," said Kevin McGrath, President and Chief Executive Officer of eDiets.com. "We are delighted to forge this partnership with Diversified Health & Fitness. It is an excellent fit between two businesses that have always understood that the strategic combination of healthy and balanced meals and personal training will provide immediate healthy lifestyle results. Training of Diversified Health's franchise owners, sales reps and fitness trainers will begin in the first week of March and we are excited to use the lessons we've learned in our earlier fitness center implementations to greatly expand our offering within Diversified's member base. We are committed to fully supporting their efforts to promote our meal delivery service and believe this relationship will be a win-win for us, their fitness club franchisees, and the members their franchisees will be servicing."
"We at Diversified are excited and proud to welcome such a fine product to our rapidly growing family of fitness center brands. We are committed to offering our franchisees and their members the finest in training and healthy lifestyle alternatives. We are pleased to add the latest in fresh and nutritious meal delivery led by eDiets," said Roger Wittenberns, CEO of Diversified Health and Fitness.
eDiets.com, Inc. is a leading provider of personalized nutrition, fitness and weight-loss programs. eDiets currently features its award-winning, fresh-prepared diet meal delivery service as one of the more than 20 popular diet plans sold directly to members on its flagship site, www.eDiets.com. The company also provides a broad range of customized wellness and weight management solutions for Fortune 500 clients. eDiets.com's unique infrastructure offers businesses, as well as individuals, an end-to-end solution strategically tailored to meet its customers' specific goals of achieving a healthy lifestyle. For more information, please call 310-954-1105 or visit www.eDiets.com.
About Diversified Health & Fitness
Diversified Health and Fitness, Inc. is a franchise holding company for multiple fitness franchise concepts. The company was founded in 2007 and is the brainchild of thirty-five year industry expert Roger Wittenberns. Diversified's team brings over a hundred years of experience in the fitness franchise industry which carry industry insight, strategic marketing solutions and operating experience to these brands. For more information, please call 954-449-4700 or visit www.diversifiedhf.com.
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