Concord, NC (AP) With people turning more and more to their computers for entertainment and information, it was only a matter of time before they began to turn to the world wide web for their exercise, too.
Fitness Tomorrow, billed as the world's first online fitness club, will launch this week according to founder and president F. Lawrence Caslin. "We want to capture the efforts of all those who would consider using the web as a place for physical fitness while relaxing in the comfort of their favorite computer workstation," he said.
Citing increasingly longer hours spent online as the impetus for the idea, Caslin surmised that people would rather think about exercising if they can't or won't actually exercise. "I thought, 'Why put off until tomorrow what you can put off today?' and the idea set sail," he said. "At www.FitnessTomorrow.com you can log on, log in, and relax," Caslin added.
The online club will cost just $5 for a lifetime membership, and will include access to the site as well as a laminated membership card. The site will feature the StareMaster 2000, which Time Magazine hailed as "the greateast non-active, no-impact, non-aerobic, sedentary workout available anywhere."
The club will not feature onsite childcare for children of all ages, and also will not feature a juicebar, an apparel shop, well-lighted parking, or full locker room facilities.
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