GOLDEN, Colo., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HealtheTech, Inc. , a Colorado-based company that develops and markets technologically advanced and proprietary handheld medical devices and software for the measurement of resting metabolic rate and nutrition monitoring, announced today that it has entered into a supply and services agreement with Virgin Active to offer metabolism measurements to clients in over 50 fitness facilities in the United Kingdom, Italy and South Africa.
Under the terms of the agreement, Virgin Active will offer metabolism measurement services to its large client base using the BodyGem(R) device. Metabolism measurements will be incorporated into Virgin Active's weight management and fitness programs to offer a more personalized approach to weight management.
"The agreement will expand HealtheTech's penetration in the European fitness market and HealtheTech is excited to partner with a world-class organization like Virgin Active," said Sandy MacPherson, President and Chief Operating Officer for HealtheTech. "HealtheTech's products help consumers better understand their unique calorie needs to achieve their individual weight management goals."
"Overweight and obesity are significant global issues," said Frank Reed, Group Chief Executive of Virgin Active. "We're incorporating the latest technology available to offer a scientifically-based and more personalized approach to weight management. The BodyGem device allows us to establish our members' programs based on their unique physiology to achieve better results."
The BodyGem is a scientifically validated handheld device that accurately measures metabolism with a simple 5 to 10 minute breath test. Sold to professionals in fitness, nutrition and weight loss environments, the device provides a tool for assessing an individual's unique calorie needs. RMR represents up to 75 percent of the total number of calories a person burns each day and provides the basis for customizing a weight management and fitness program tailored to each individual client.
About HealtheTech, Inc.
HealtheTech, Inc., headquartered in Golden, CO., develops and markets technologically advanced and proprietary handheld medical devices and software for the measurement of resting metabolic rate and monitoring of nutrition. HealtheTech's breakthrough products assist healthcare professionals and wellness advisors in the areas of medical nutrition therapy, weight management and fitness, to provide cost-effective and personalized nutrition monitoring and weight management tools. HealtheTech's product line includes hardware and software that allow consumers to monitor their health and nutrition simply and easily. The company's common stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol "HETC." For more information, please visit http://www.healthetech.com/ .
About Virgin Active
Virgin Active Life Centres are state of the art health clubs incorporating the best in fitness equipment and classes, facilities and innovative new ideas. Adhering to the Virgin philosophy of fun, innovation, value for money and excellent customer service the clubs offer every walk of life the opportunity to benefit from the very best in health and fitness at an affordable price. Each club has a gym with over 200 pieces of user friendly equipment operated by a key system, free weights, personal training, 25m pool, spa, sanarium, sauna, steam, library, restaurant, free internet stations, beauty store, treatments, sun beds, children's fun pool, extensive kids offering and much more. For additional information please visit http://www.virginactive.co.uk/ .
This release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 21A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that are subject to the safe harbors created thereby. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding HealtheTech's features, benefits and availability of the products referenced herein and the relationship between HealtheTech and Virgin Active. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statement as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties. Reference is made to the discussion of risk factors contained in HealtheTech's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. HealtheTech undertakes no obligation to subsequently update or revise the forward-looking statements made in this news release to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.