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Harbinger Announces Sponsorship of the 2016 Weightlifting Wise Championships at the Naturally Fit Games

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Leading Strength Training Accessories Company Teams up with Ursula Garza Papandrea’s Olympic Weightlifting Meet

Austin, TX, June 21, 2016 – Harbinger Fitness, a trusted leader in strength training and fitness accessories, has partnered with the Naturally Fit Federation as a main sponsor for the 2016 Weightlifting Wise Championships at the Naturally Fit Games. Held on June 25th, the event promises to be one of the largest fitness expos in Austin with thousands of attendees, athletes and vendors participating across various fitness events and competitions.

Harbinger pioneered the premier strength training gloves over 25 years ago through a partnership in 1989 with 8-time Mr. Olympia Champion, Lee Haney. Since then, the brand has established itself as a recognized leader in strength training accessories. Today, Harbinger offers a full range of performance fitness products including gloves, belts, straps and wraps. At the Naturally Fit Games, contestants and spectators can test how Harbinger gloves, belts and accessories enhance strength training protection, grip, stability, and control.

Weightlifting Wise Championships, sponsored by Harbinger, is an Olympic-style weightlifting meet with athletes competing in two overhead lifts: the Snatch, and the Clean and Jerk. Weightlifting Wise is an online resource community started by Ursula Garza Papandrea, Coach of the Texas Barbell Club and two-time Senior National Champion, two-time Olympic Festival Champion, 5-time World Team Member and former record holder in both the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. Ursula’s dedication to coaching athletes and sharing her passion and experience led her to launch Weightlifting Wise, a valuable resource for fitness enthusiasts and weight lifters. Harbinger is pleased to support Ursula and sponsor this local, annual event.

“Harbinger exists to help athletes elevate their strength training with the highest quality lifting accessories,” said Marco Garsed, Vice President of Implus. “We are proud to support Weightlifting Wise athletes as they demonstrate their strength and compete at the Naturally Fit Games.”

Find Harbinger Fitness at Naturally Fit Games booth #W1 Thursday June 23-Saturday, June 25. For more information on the games, visit and to check out the latest Harbinger products, visit

About Harbinger:

Harbinger, a division of Implus Corporation, encourages people to elevate their strength training. Now 28 years strong, Harbinger leads the strength training category in gloves and belts and has expanded into other accessories, including wraps, straps, and speed ropes. In 2013 Harbinger introduced the functional fitness product line, HumanX. Offering gloves, belts and accessories specific to cross-training, HumanX enhances fast-paced workouts that combine speed, coordination, strength and endurance. With proprietary technology and advanced design, all Harbinger products drive their respective categories and continue to deliver quality and innovation. Harbinger is managed in Austin, TX at the Implus Fitness Division offices. Implus LLC proudly distributes to over 75,000 retail outlets across North America and in over 70 countries worldwide.

About Naturally Fit:

Naturally Fit was founded in 2007 by David Lee Nall and has since evolved to host the largest sport and fitness expo in Central Texas. Naturally Fit has become a leader in the fitness modeling market and still continues to hold its foundation to help everyone become “Fit For Life.” Activities at the Naturally Fit Games include the Naturally Fit Agency Model Search Competition, USAW Sanctioned Weightlifting, USPA Sanctioned Powerlifting, NFF Pro Bodybuilding and Figure Competition, Adults & Kids Grappling, CrossFit, Generation Fit Youth Competition, and Kettlebell Sport. Each competition features athletes from youth to masters; amateur to elite, men & women.