Stars Shine at the FitnessTech Summit at CES 2016

Special Appearances by Pro Athletes and Social Media Fitness Stars to Include Michael Phelps, Tony Romo, Nastia Liukin and Brodie Smith

Dec 31, 2015, 13:30 ET from Living in Digital Times

NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Community is just as important as tech when it comes to achieving your personal best. Find out how professional athletes and social media gurus are tapping into their New Year's resolutions for a more quantified, happier and healthier self at CES® 2016.  The star-studded line-up of speakers at the FitnessTech Summit and sessions taking place at the Fitness & Technology Marketplace at the Sands are sure to inspire CES attendees to keep their resolutions.   

"Whether it's at our conference or on the show floor, it's easy to see the impact that technology is having on the world of fitness," said Julie Sylvester, producer, FitnessTech Summit and Marketplace.

FitnessTech Summit

On Wednesday, January 6 at the Venetian (Level 4, Lando 4303), starting at 8:30 AM, Under Armour trainer and social superstar Kathryn Budig joins Bill Besselman, VP of Integration and Digital Strategy, Under Armour, to kick off the FitnessTech Summit.  Budig is the Women's Health Magazine Yoga Expert and a contributing writer for The Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, Gaiam and MindBodyGreen.  She is the author of Rodale's The Women's Health Big Book of Yoga and Aim True (launching in March) and co-founder of "Poses for Paws" animal philanthropy. For more information, check out Kathryn's website and follow her on UA Record, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

At 10:55 AM "Say Goodbye to the Couch Potato" joins together Kevin Curry, creator of the popular blog and mobile app FitMenCook, and Brodie Smith, professional ultimate disc player, along with Brian Selander of Whistle Sports to talk about how sports and fitness content through apps and social platforms has gotten hundreds of millions of people off the couch and engaged.

Curry, whose mantra is simple, "our bodies are built in the kitchen, sculpted in the gym," teaches people how to live the best life through fitness and healthy eating.  In December, Curry was named as one of the top 49 most influential men of 2015 on Ask Men UK's "The Boss List."  He is also a contributor to several publications, including Men's Health, TRAIN magazine and  For more information, follow Kevin and FitMenCook on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Smith, who just appeared on the Amazing Race, began his career as a professional in The American Ultimate Disc League and has grown his social following to over 4.5 million followers.  Follow Smith on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vine.

Click here to register for the FitnessTech Summit.  View the full agenda here.

Under Armour Booth Activities

At Under Armour's Booth (Sands Expo, Level 2, Booth #74316) in the Fitness & Technology Marketplace at Tech West), a plethora of athletes and Olympians will be on hand to demonstrate their love of fitness and technology. The company will host a series of special sessions at their booth throughout the show, featuring Tony Romo, Michael Phelps, Cal Ripken Jr., Buster Posey, Georges St-Pierre, Deion Sanders, Nastia Liukin, Jake Dalton and Brandon Wynn.

VERT Booth Activities

On Wednesday, January 6 and Thursday, January 7 in the Fitness & Technology Marketplace at Tech West, VERT, the choice of the U.S. Volleyball team, will be showcasing their VERTcast technology—the first wearable to be used during an NCAA event with in-stadium Jumbotrons at their booth (Sands Expo, Level 2, Booth #74325).  Stop by to see the Russian Bar Trio that has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and America's Got Talent, toured with Cirque de Soleil and performed at NBA, NHL, MLB and college basketball games all across the country. 

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