Rodale Inc. & Rodale Books Launch New Online Destination, Rodale Wellness

Rodale Inc., the world’s leading healthy living company, and Rodale Books today announced the launch of Rodale Wellness, an online content and commerce site for wellness seekers. Building on the success of two previously independent Rodale Books properties, Fitbie (focus on fitness, workouts and weight loss) and Rodale News (focus on health and wellness with an emphasis on sustainability and natural living), Rodale Wellness is a destination for people interested in all-things-wellness, where visitors can find everything from community and inspiration to life-changing products and access to the world’s top healthy living influencers.

In its first two months, the site has nearly 2 million page views a month, over 200K members across various social platforms, over 150k subscribers and includes 6 channels: Health & Healing, Food, Weight Loss, Fitness, Mind & Spirit, Living Well which celebrate all aspects of self-improvement.

“Rodale Wellness is another way for us to help our customers lead better lives and further assert our authority in the landscape we helped create,” said Scott Schulman, President of Rodale Inc. “We are excited to reach existing audiences already interfacing with our brands, as well as entirely new group of users looking for intelligent and inspiring content and products.”

Said Mary Ann Naples, SVP Publisher Rodale Books, “Rodale Wellness serves as a vibrant place to discover the newest and best information in the wellness space, from leading experts–which include our own books and authors. This is a key way for Rodale Books to stay ahead in an industry that is constantly evolving. In addition, our approach and point of view is that we’re on this journey with the reader. We’re giving them a trusted place to learn, discover, experiment and find inspiration in the rapidly changing world of health and wellness.”

The site will roll out with original content by Rodale authors and outside experts, plus:

· Recurring features include Celebrity Soap Box where a celebrity passionate about health “sounds off” about a cause, Playlist, a workout playlist curated by fitness gurus and the Rodale Wellness team, and ongoing video features including We Try It, where Rodale employees try the latest food and workout trends and The Right Way, demos showing how to do fitness activities the right way.

· A suite of products that includes: challenges, e-courses, books and summit. The first summit, Unleash Your Greatness with The School of Greatness author and podcast host Lewis Howes, is launching this November.

· Daily newsletter to subscribers along with a weekly Wellness in Action newsletter directly from editors and authors focusing on a wellness topic.

· Rodale Influencer Network: a vibrant and engaged Facebook community of users who have access to exclusive content, and interface with each other as well as Rodale Wellness and Rodale Books staff. This group has enabled the edit team to learn from their core community about which health topics they most want to hear about, and how Rodale Wellness can best serve them.

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About Rodale Inc. Rodale Inc. is the global voice for health and wellness with a mission to inspire and enable people to improve their lives and the world around them. Through a broad portfolio of best-in-class brands, Rodale reaches more than 100 million people globally through multiple distribution channels, including magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, social, and video. With 100 editions in 67 countries, Rodale publishes the largest, most established health and wellness lifestyle magazine brands, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling, Running Times, Rodale’s Organic Life, and through Rodale Events, LLC, which produces 25 branded events that draw more than 100,000 participants annually. As one of the largest independent book publishers in the world, Rodale has published more than 75 New York Times bestsellers, including The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey, Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway’s Thug Kitchen and The Honest Life by Jessica Alba. A digital leader in the healthy living space with properties such as Eat Clean, a vertical for those looking to improve their health through clean eating; Zelle, a running site for women; and Rodale’s®, a healthy lifestyle e-tail store, the company continues to find new ways to connect with audiences across developing technologies. Rodale editors are fixtures on the national media circuit, appearing on television regularly as authorities on health and wellness. For more information, visit rodale.com and follow us at @RodaleInc.

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Associate Director, Communications, Books Emily Eagan Emily.Eagan@Rodale.com 212-808-1621
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