Activbody™ Unveils Activ5™ Isometric-Based Strength Training Device at 2017 CES

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Health tech innovator unveils unique, palm-sized device that enables
personalized workouts anywhere, anytime

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Activbody,
aspiring to make the world healthier by creating fitness and health
technologies designed to make exercise fun and convenient, will
introduce its inaugural product, Activ5,
at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas. A
revolution in daily fitness, Activ5 is a first-of-its-kind,
wireless-enabled, isometric-based strength training device that coaches
users through 5-minute, low-impact, full-body workouts. CES attendees
are invited to experience Activ5 first-hand during CES Unveiled at
the Activbody Table 39 on Jan. 3,
and at Tech West, Sands Expo L2
Booth 44533, Jan. 5-8
, where live demos will take place throughout
the show.


A fitness innovation ideal for everyone from working professionals who
sit all day, to travelers, seniors, busy moms or simply those who find
it challenging to fit in daily activity, Activ5 by Activbody allows
anyone with a smartphone to exercise anywhere while coaching, tracking
and entertaining them. The sleek and portable handheld device guides
users through short burst workouts to keep them active throughout the
day, providing full-body toning from both sitting and standing
positions, all while tracking results on the companion Activ5 App, which
is available on iOS and Android operating systems. Activ5 features more
than 100 unique workouts that are fast and fun, and measures data such
as strength, strength increases, precision and other personal metrics.

“Most of us sit way too much. We all want to be more fit, but for many
of us it’s nearly impossible to carve out time to get to the gym,” said
Activbody CEO, Leo Griffin. “Activ5 exercises are discrete and static,
so you can work out at your desk, while watching TV or on a plane,
making the powerful health-transforming benefits of isometric fitness
available to you anytime, anywhere. Best of all, we’ve turned fitness
into a game. Our suite of mobile casual games allows you to control the
action through muscle force, so it feels more like you’re playing than
doing a strenuous workout. After a successful Kickstarter campaign and
years of hardware and software development, we’re thrilled to finally
share this industry game-changer with the world.”

With a durable design that measures more than 200 lbs. of force, Activ5
helps users increase strength by as much as 5 percent per week, and
effectively tones and strengthens muscles through short, 5-minute
workouts a few times a day. The Activ5 App personalizes workouts to each
user’s fitness level, tracks progress and allows users to exercise while
playing games designed by independent gaming studios. Activ5 has a
6-month battery life and is Bluetooth®-enabled.

Isometric exercise is a type of low-impact strength training where the
angle of the joints and muscle length do not change during contraction –
for example a plank. Scientific research has proven that isometric
exercise is one of the fastest and most efficient ways to build
strength, accelerate fat burning and tone the body1 2
3 4 5 – in fact, five minutes of
isometric exercise can be equivalent to 25 minutes of gym-machine
exercises.6 Studies show the benefits of isometrics include:
increased energy, lowered blood pressure, weight loss, boosted
endurance, reduced pain, as well as bad habit relief (such as smoking),
among others.7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16
Medical studies have further revealed that fractionalized exercise can
deliver all the results of longer workouts while contributing to heart
health, overall well-being and reducing the risk of disease, such as
diabetes.

Activ5 will start shipping at the end of January 2017. For more
information and to preorder, please visit www.activ5.com.
For interview inquiries with Activbody at CES Unveiled or CES Showcase,
please contact megan@rkpr.net.

About ActivBody

Activbody aims to make the world healthier by making exercise fun and
convenient, and creating technologies that allow people to exercise
anywhere while tracking, guiding and entertaining them. Activbody was
born out of a desire by founder, Dr. Kosta Yanev, to create exercise
solutions that could help him fit regular exercise into his life. The
company’s inaugural product, Activ5, is a wireless-enabled, portable,
isometric-based strength training device that coaches users through
5-minute full body workouts and measures data such as strength, strength
increase, exercise precision and other personal metrics. With team
members in Orange County, Bulgaria, London and Paris, Activbody is
united by its dedication to making the world a more “Activ” and healthy
place. Learn more about Activbody and Activ5 at www.activ5.com.

The Activbody™, Activ5™ brands, products, phrases, work product and
contents herein are fully protected by international trademark,
copyright and patent laws.
All rights reserved
2008-2016 Activbody, Inc.

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