Spinning(R) Announces First Heart Rate and Fitness Application for the iPhone(TM) and iPod(R) touch

Thursday, November 13, 2008 General News
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VENICE, Calif. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 12 Spinning(R), the worldwide leader in indoor group cycling, today introducedthe new iSPINNING(TM) fitness application available on the Apple(R) iPhone AppStore. iSPINNING, free for a limited time only, is an innovative new cardioand cycling application that compiles real-time data for fitness tracking.iSPINNING is the first of a suite of health and fitness apps enabled by iTMPTechnology, a pioneering developer of smartphone hardware and softwareapplications.

For iPhone and iPod touch users interested in cutting edge fitnessapplications, and for Spinning enthusiasts eager to integrate their fitnessdata with Apple's mobile computing platforms, the new iSPINNING iPhoneapplication is a breakthrough in fitness tracking.

iSPINNING is an iPhone-based Spinning computer and cardio fitness systemthat is compatible with leading fitness heart rate transmitters and a growinglist of other fitness sensors. In addition to heart-related data, iSPINNINGreceives speed, cadence, and power data from cycling sensors so users cantrack cycling metrics from their road and mountain bikes too.

"For years the fitness industry has struggled with the complexities oftracking and displaying fitness data in ways that are appealing to the enduser. iTMP has raised the bar with their suite of iPhone apps that collectdata from body and equipment sensors to track and present it in a simple andusable format," said John Baudhuin, CEO of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc., creatorsof the Spinning indoor cycling program.

"While there are a handful of fitness apps for the iPhone, until now noneof them have incorporated real-time user data in their calculations. With ourwireless virtual bridge, SMHEART LINK(TM), we connect distributed health andfitness sensors to Apple's iPhone and iPod touch. In other words, we enableApple's incredible mobile computers to double as heart monitors and cyclingcomputers," said Michael Williams, founder and CEO of iTMP.

The iSPINNING application will run with simulated data so users can seehow the application will monitor and manage cardio fitness metrics. Additionalhardware, including iTMP's SMHEART LINK, will be required to allow the app to"listen" to your heart and your Spinner(R) bikes or outdoor bikes. SMHEARTLINK stores an entire workout's worth of data, compiling information evenwhile the iPhone app is interrupted by a call or if the iPhone is not present.The result is an uninterrupted workout profile that can be reviewed real-timeduring or after a workout.

iTMP's SMHEART LINK has a suggested retail price of $149.95 and will beavailable for the holiday and resolution seasons online athttp://www.smHEARTLINK.com, where users can also find additional productinformation, accessories and receive updates. Spinning's website,http://www.Spinning.com, will also carry SMHEART LINK and Spinning's cadencesensor.

About iTMP Technology, Inc. (iTMP)

iTMP Technology, Inc. was founded in Santa Barbara, California, torevolutionize the world of fitness and health metrics monitoring. iTMPpartnered with industry leaders to bring cardiovascular training and cyclingmetrics to the iPhone and iPod computing platforms. With iTMP's SMHEARTLINK(TM) wireless bridge, athletes can track their cardio workouts anywhere,with no syncing or additional uploading software. For more information aboutiTMP Technology, Inc., visit http://www.smHEARTlink.com.

About Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.

The Spinning program offers an energizing, cycling-inspired group exercisetraining program with expert coaching, exhilarating music and a uniquemind/body philosophy -- all at a self-directed pace. The Spinning program hasreached more than 30,000 clubs and millions of enthusiasts in 80 countriesworldwide. Venice, California-based Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. is the worldwideleader in indoor group cycling bikes, education and products. The companyworks closely with Star Trac(R) on its patented line of Spinner bikes anddevelops and markets Spinning instructor orientations, continuing educationprograms and offers a complete line of Spinning branded apparel andaccessories. For more information about Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. and theSpinning program, visit http://www.spinning.com. iSPINNING(TM) is a trademarkand Spin(R), Spinning(R), Spinner(R) and the Spinning logo are registeredtrademarks of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.

Apple and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. andother countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.Media Contacts: Todd Brabender Niccole Burns Spread The News PR for iTMP Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. (785) 842-8909 (310) 823-7008 todd@spreadthenewspr.com niccole@spinning.com

SOURCE iTMP Technology, Inc.

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