Beachbody(R) Adds Veteran Chief Science Officer To Executive Roster

Jun 07, 2010, 06:00 ET from Beachbody

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Health and Fitness portal Beachbody.com, a division of Product Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that Dr. William E. Wheeler, Ph.D., has joined the company as its new Chief Science Officer.

Dr. Wheeler brings over 30 years of experience in the nutrition industry, during which he developed over 6,200 products.

Dr. Wheeler is recognized for his broad knowledge of nutrition and is a highly sought-after speaker on the topic. Dr. Wheeler served as the Staff nutritionist to The President of the United States from 1976 – 1981. In addition, Dr. Wheeler has advised professional athletes about dietary supplements, with clients in the NBA, NFL and MLB. He was Staff Nutritionist to the 1996 U.S. Olympic Decathlon Team and to the 2002 U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team.

Prior to Beachbody, Dr. Wheeler served as Chief Science Officer at both Isagenix International and Peak Performance Nutrition, Ltd., as well as the Vice President of Research and Development/Technical Services at Global Health Sciences, Inc. He is currently a Professor of Nutrition at Capital University of Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC.

"I am convinced that the combination of exercise, nutrition and excellent supplementation is how the trend of obesity will end in this country. With popular fitness programs like P90X®, Beachbody is in a very unique position to improve the health of this country, and I am excited about the opportunity to help our Customers achieve their health and fitness goals," Dr. Wheeler said of his exciting new role.

"Nothing Beachbody does is ordinary," says Carl Daikeler, CEO of Product Partners. "To continue to be game changers in nutrition as well as fitness, we needed a leader who had enough experience to leap frog to state of the art. We're focused on giving the customer the results they expect, and Bill Wheeler is the absolute best guy to make it happen in a way that's safe and effective."

About Beachbody:  Beachbody® the health and fitness division of Santa Monica, CA based Product Partners, LLC, is the creator of the nation's most popular in-home fitness and weight loss solutions including P90X®, Slim in 6®, INSANITY®, Turbo Jam®, Hip Hop Abs®, Yoga Booty Ballet®, Kathy Smith's Project:YOU! Type 2®, and ChaLEAN Extreme®. Their products combine challenging DVD-based home fitness programs with easy-to-follow diet guidelines, superior nutritional supplements like the breakthrough Shakeology™, and an unparalleled online support community.

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