Men’s Health Announces Launch of Invitation-Only Community for Successful Leaders in the Fitness Industry

Men’s Health Fitness Council Benefits Include Opportunity to Share Expert Advice on MensHealth.com, Business Services Marketplace and Private Support Forums

NEW YORK, NY (March 30, 2017) — Rodale Inc., the global health and wellness content company, today announced that Men’s Health, the largest men’s magazine in the world, is launching the Men’s Health Fitness Council, an invitation-only community for leaders in the fitness industry. Members, who are hand selected by the Council’s community team, will gain access to a wide range of business benefits and services, including the opportunity to share their expert advice with MensHealth.com’s millions of monthly readers. The Men’s Health Fitness Council is the first of many health and wellness–focused communities expected to launch under the Men’s Health Councils umbrella.

“As the go-to resource for people committed to an active, performance-driven lifestyle, Men’s Health continually seeks to inspire and guide our readers with the most credible information across all facets of life,” says Matt Bean, editor in chief of Men’s Health. “The Men’s Health Councils community expands on that, offering an incredible resource for fitness industry leaders to exchange questions, insights, and advice to support each other as they build and grow their businesses.”

Men’s Health Fitness Council members are supported by an award-winning concierge team working to proactively connect members to the right resources and benefits based on their specific needs. These exclusive benefits and resources include:

  • The opportunity to share fitness and business advice with more than 14 million monthly readers on MensHealth.com
  • A business services marketplace and concierge team to connect members with volume discounts on core business services like credit card processing software, insurance, telecommunications, travel services, and more
  • Branding and marketing collateral showcasing members’ affiliation with the Men’s Health Fitness Council to potential customers, including online and physical badges, stickers, and content for members’ web and brick-and-mortar locations
  • A highly engaged 24/7 peer-to-peer forum, where members share their expertise, learn from each other, and solve business challenges in a private setting

The Men’s Health Fitness Council has an application review process to ensure that only the highest caliber fitness leaders are accepted. In the future, the Men’s Health Councils umbrella will include communities in the areas of health, wellness, nutrition, and health tech. To learn more about the Men’s Health Fitness Council and its criteria for acceptance, visit menshealthfitnesscouncil.com.

About Men’s Health

Men’s Health is the go-to source for men seeking the latest and most credible information on health, fitness, style, nutrition, relationships, travel, gear, tech, and finance. Launched in 1988, and published by Rodale Inc., the global voice of health and wellness, Men’s Health is the largest and most trusted multi-platform men’s brand in the world, with a growing monthly audience of 13.6 million, 14.4 million monthly unique visitors to menshealth.com, 13.6 million social media followers, a stable of best-selling books, plus fitness DVDs, award-winning mobile applications, and sold-out events. The Men’s Health global audience tops 47 million, with 37 editions in 60 countries. Since 2000, Men’s Health has been nominated for 15 National Magazine Awards, and in 2010 it received the coveted General Excellence Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors. In 2010, the Media Industry Newsletter declared Men’s Health to be the “#1 Most Notable Magazine Launch of the Last 25 Years,” and the title was named to the Adweek Hot List in 2016. For the latest from Men’s Health, visit menshealth.com, and get instant updates on Twitter (@MensHealthMag), Facebook (Men’s Health), and Instagram (@MensHealthMag).

About Rodale Inc.

Rodale Inc. is a global health and wellness content company based in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, and New York, New York. Known for launching the organic movement in the U.S. in 1942, the company operates today with a mission to “inspire health, healing, happiness and love in the world. Starting with you.” Home to a broad portfolio of best-in-class brands, Rodale engages more than 100 million people globally through an array of products and services that include magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, social, video, and events. With 100 editions in 67 countries, Rodale publishes the largest, most established health and wellness lifestyle brands, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling, and Rodale’s Organic Life. Rodale Books is the premier destination for wellness content with a purpose, publishing conversation-changing titles that include Jessica Alba’s The Honest Life, Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Diet, former Vice President Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s Onward, Maria Rodale’s Organic Manifesto and Scratch, and Dave Asprey’s The Bulletproof Diet. The Rodale Books website, RodaleWellness.com, is a content and community hub where visitors can find inspiration and information from the world’s top wellness experts. Rodale also produces numerous branded experiences that draw more than 100,000 participants annually. Rodale is a certified member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and has received numerous industry accolades, including spots on Folio’s Top Places to Work in Media and Greatist’s Healthiest Companies in America lists, and has also been recognized as one of the Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces.

Media Inquiries

Publicist, Men's Health Emily Lawi Emily@eglmedia.com (917) 968-0333
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