NEW YORK, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Urban Fitness League (UFL), a new professional league launching in 2018 featuring extreme calisthenics athletes, today announced that television host, actor and avid fitness enthusiast Mario Lopez will headline its UFL World Cup 4th of July event in Coney Island. Lopez will serve as a co-host of the unprecedented convergence of sport, style and music featuring a talented line-up of the world's best calisthenics athletes.
"Staying fit is a top-of-mind priority for me, and I'm pumped to co-host the 'UFL World Cup,'" said Mario Lopez. "Progressive calisthenics give you a lifetime opportunity to train and get stronger because you depend on nothing but your bodyweight and your determination. It's amazing to see what the body is capable of doing, and I'm looking forward to watching the world's best athletes compete."
The UFL World Cup event will feature music by nationally syndicated hip-hop sensation DJ Envy from the renowned "Breakfast Club" morning show on Power 105.1.
Originating in Brooklyn, New York, "urban fitness" is a lifestyle revolution that is taking the world by storm. The concept of urban fitness developed in public parks, playgrounds and outdoor gyms and has developed into a unique "The World is our Gym" mentality. The movement has grown globally with teams in China, Brazil, Spain, Australia, Germany and Russia as well as televised events in Europe on EuroSport.
For a preview of Urban Fitness in action, check out: https://youtu.be/YzScRQvFQ7Q
About Urban Fitness League
Urban Fitness League (UFL) is a new professional sports league providing a dynamic convergence of extreme calisthenics, style and music. Launching in 2018 with franchises based in major North American cities, the UFL is managed by CEO Ben Sturner, President of Leverage Agency, along with seasoned sports executives Frank Supovitz of Fast Traffic Events and formerly of the NFL and NHL, and former National Lacrosse League Commissioner George Daniel. More information can be found at www.UFLpro.com
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