New AMI Contributing Editor Showcases Functional Fitness

Mar 25, 2013, 09:29 ET from American Media, Inc.

NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Media, Inc. (AMI) today announced the appointment of Nathan Forster as Contributing Editor to Men's Fitness and Muscle & Fitness magazines. Forster, a former model and former professional tennis player, is a certified CrossFit trainer and competitor. He owns and operates Reebok CrossFit Fifth Avenue and Reebok CrossFit Miami Beach, and co-owns Rhinoco Fitness, a company dedicated to the full circle of wellness: fitness, nutrition, and recovery.  Forster will provide his functional fitness philosophy to Men's Fitness and Muscle & Fitness magazines to help readers maintain wellness in their lives.

"Nathan Forster brings a lot of skill and unstoppable energy to Muscle and Fitness, and the AMI brands," says Muscle & Fitness Editor-in-Chief Shawn Perine. "He's already established himself as a leader in the functional fitness movement, and I am extremely happy to have him on board."

"Functional fitness is life and it changes your life," said Nathan Forster, who is thrilled to share his training paradigm with athletes of all levels. "For me, this is about getting the message to the widest segment of society, that it pays to be fit in every aspect of your life."

Forster, who will collaborate with the editorial team at Men's Fitness and Muscle & Fitness, is excited to be a part of the AMI family. "These are two of the best publications out there," he said. "I am eager to work with Men's Fitness and Muscle & Fitness to educate readers regarding functional fitness, the future of where a fit society is headed."

American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and health and fitness media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include Star, OK!, National Enquirer, Globe, Country Weekly, Soap Opera Digest, Shape, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health. AMI also manages 18 different digital sites including,,,,, and AMI's magazines have a combined total circulation of 7.4 million and reach more than 55 million men and women each month. AMI's digital properties reach an average of 41 million unique visitors and 194 million page views monthly.

AMI also provides Publishing Services which includes Distribution Services, Inc. (DSI), the No. 1 in-store magazine sales and merchandising marketing company in the U.S. and Canada. DSI places and monitors AMI's publications and third-party publications to ensure proper displays in major retail chains and national and regional supermarket chains. DSI also provides marketing, merchandising and information gathering services to third parties including non-magazine clients. Publishing Services also provides print and digital advertising sales and strategic management direction in the following areas: manufacturing, subscription circulation, logistics, event marketing and full back office financial functions.

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