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Birmingham, AL â€” Time Inc.’s Health magazine today announced a call for entries for its second annual Best of Fitness Awards, which spotlight the year’s best fitness buys. Nominated products in five main categories undergo rigorous evaluation by a panel of top fitness experts rating them for effectiveness, innovation, and ease of use, among other criteria. The deadline for submissions is June 10, 2006.
Winners will be featured in the January/February 2007 issue of Health magazine, reaching more than 6.5 million readers. Honorees also earn the right to display Health’s Best of Fitness seal on promotional materials and product packaging. In addition, winners will be heavily promoted via Health’s public relations efforts.
Apparel: Bra/Bra Top, Pants, Shorts, Jacket, Top, Socks, Most Innovative
Footwear: Walking Shoe, Running Shoe, In-the-Gym Fitness Shoe, Light Hiking Shoe, Trail Running Shoe, Most Innovative (women’s size 9 or 7)
Equipment: Treadmill, Weight System, Elliptical Trainer, Stationary Bike, Most Innovative (equipment does not need to be sent, just send photos and info)
Gear: Heart Rate Monitor, Pedometer, Mat, Watch, Bag, Hydration System/Water Bottle, Portable Music System, Reflective Device, Fuel (bars, gels, beverage), Most Innovative
Videos/DVDs: Yoga, Pilates, Cardio, Strength, Most Innovative
Recently released products will be given preference, though all submissions are welcome. Entry forms can be downloaded at http://www.health.com/health/site/0,23902,1174827,00.html. Entries can be mailed (with corresponding press materials) to Health Magazine, Best of Fitness Awards 2006, 2100 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35209. Or, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be notified in August.