Prevention Magazine Announces "28-Day Transformation Challenge"

—Fitness Expert Chris Freytag Presents Mind and Body Transformation Program—

Apr 25, 2013, 11:00 ET from Rodale

NEW YORK, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prevention magazine, the nation's leading healthy lifestyle brand, announced today the launch of its "28-Day Transformation Challenge," featured in the May issue, on stands now. The month-long fitness and nutrition program, led by Prevention's Fitness Expert, Chris Freytag, kicks off May 1, 2013 and gives readers full-access to personal fitness and daily nutrition plans for the duration of the challenge. To sign up, visit

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Participants will follow a fitness plan by Freytag and a day-by-day meal plan created by Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD. The challenge will also be fully integrated online and via mobile devices. Participants can stay constantly connected to the challenge via a free app from ChallengeLoop (,where they can invite friends to join, keep track of goals and progress, and post photos and messages. They'll also receive daily e-mails from Freytag featuring tips, motivation, and bonus material, and online users can visit the Prevention Facebook page ( every Tuesday at 12 noon ET throughout the month of May for live "Q&A sessions" with Freytag.

The plan includes:

  • 150 Minutes of Heart-Pumping Cardio Each Week—Readers are encouraged to log just 2 ½ hours of exercise weekly to help shed pounds, boost energy, and ward off disease. Exercise time can be divided by preference and schedule—whether it's a 30-minute brisk walk 5 times a week, a 90-minute hike on a Sunday, or a 60-minute Zumba class on a Wednesday night.
  • 10-Minute Toning Routines—Each week, readers receive four new total-body toning moves that rev their metabolism and strengthen common trouble spots, including the triceps, buns, and abs—in less than 10 minutes!
  • Fast & Easy 28-Day Meal Plan—Participants will receive a delicious 28-Day Meal Plan based around nutrient-dense, delicious foods. A sample day menu can be found in the May issue of Prevention; for the full 28-day meal plan, head to

Additionally, one "28-Day Transformation Challenge" participant will have the opportunity to win a package of fitness apparel and gear from New Balance (valued at $500!). Visit and enter by May 28.

Contact: Lauren Paul, Assistant Director, Communications, Prevention, 212-297-1518 /

About Prevention
Prevention is the nation's leading healthy lifestyle brand, with a U.S. magazine audience of 8.7 million readers, representation in 16 countries worldwide, and a top digital destination that has more than 6.6 million unique visitors and 38 million page views per month. Each year, nearly 50 million Prevention products are sold, including books, special-interest magazines and bookazines, and DVDs. Prevention's Twitter handle is @PreventionMag and Prevention can be found on Facebook at Prevention magazine and its apps are available on the iPhone and iPad.